31st Jobs Jamboree 2023 is Montana’s largest job fair and is taking place at the Metra Park Pavillion March 15th! With 100+ Employers/Industries across the board and 1000+ job seekers present. Early entrance (11a) for veterans and their families. Event proceeds go towards supporting local apprenticeship and college scholarship opportunities provided by JSEC (Job Service Employer Committee). Businesses that want to register for a booth can visit https://www.jsecbillings.org/
SustainaBillings EARTH DAY Vendor + NonProfit Faire
3rd Annual Downtown Billings Mini Golf Tournament
Mini Golf Tournament
Test your putting skills and join us downtown for the 3rd annual downtown golf tournament of miniature proportions. Enjoy putting around 9 or 18 holes on two different courses of downtown fun. This is a fun event for families with kiddos and adult friend groups alike. There will be various giveaway & prize opportunities offered throughout the event. This community event is made possible by our sponsors, participating downtown businesses, and our Downtown Billings Alliance team.
- $42.00 a Team (team pre-registration is encouraged). 2-6 golfers per team (as low as $7 per golfer).
- 2 Tee Times to choose from: 10:30am (10:00 am check-in) or 12:30pm (Noon check-in)
- Golf 20+ put-put holes at locations all around downtown.
Select Your Tee Time Below to Register Your Team:
At check-in: 45-30 min before tee time, grab a course map, golf ball, event scorecard, and mini pencil. Signed waivers are required for participation (waivers provided at check-in)
What to Bring:
- 👟 Comfortable Walking Shoes ( be prepared the course spans multiple blocks of downtown).
- 🏌🏾♂️ A Golf Putter (Loaner putters will be available to use at each location).
- Other Suggestions: Layers in case of inclement weather, hand sanitizer, scooter/bicycle to help get around, water bottle, sunblock, golf attire!
The Fun Details
Check-in time: 10:00 am or 12:00 pm, depending on your tee time (available 30 minutes before your tee time).
Check-in location: 29th St. Alley (alley between 212 N. 29th St and Park 3 parking garage)
At check-in you and your teammates will be receive the details to your tee-off hole location. Check-in at the 29th St. Alley (alley between 212 N. 29th St and Park 3 parking garage)
There will be various giveaway & prize opportunities offered throughout the event. Each golfer will be given a score card at check-in to keep track of their score. When you are all done, drop your score card and golf ball off at the putting green at Montana Brewing Co & Hooligan’s Sports Bar before 3:00pm on June 10, 2023 to be entered to win prizes listed below:
Play 18 holes to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE ($value TBD) including a $50 Downtown Billings Gift Card and more.
Play at least 9 holes to be entered to win one of over 18 prizes & gift cards from a variety of downtown locations (each $25 value).
FREE on-street parking is available around downtown all day. Additional parking info can be found HERE.
32nd Annual Strawberry Festival
Presented by the Downtown Billings Alliance and TDS Fiber, the annual Strawberry Festival takes place in the the streets of downtown Billings. This long-time cherished community event is Billings largest street festival and kicks off the summer event season. In the heart of our urban center, experience rich diversity in arts and crafts, the scents of food-truck fare from French Crepes, noodle bowls, to BBQ, over 90 merchants, live street entertainment. The Strawberry festival offers up fun activities for all ages. This large event draws a crowd from all over the northwest region to Downtown Billings under Skypoint at 2nd Ave N. and Broadway. This event is supported by additional event sponsors: Valley Credit Union, Visit Billings, B-Town Vapes & Glass, Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum, and Desert Mountain Broadcasting stations Planet 106.7, The Zone 96.3, Classic Hits My 105.9, 94.1 KSKY, 98.1 KBEAR.
Festival Map & Vendor List
- Coming July 2023
Despite its name, the Strawberry Festival is and has always been a vendor street fair with arts and craft and food vendors alike. The Strawberry Festival happened in early June for the festival’s first 28 years. Eventually, our hard working Downtown Billings team grew tired of the inconsistent June weather literally raining or even snowing on the day’s fun and moved the festival to early July. The new early July date offered more consistent weather, larger crowds, and allowed the Strawberry Festival and HarvestFest to bookend the farmer’s market season in downtown Billings.
Strawberries are not a common Montana crop and while some growers do produce them, our organization struggles to find consistent product year to year. In turn, the DBA has tried various ways over the last 32 years to incorporate the festival’s namesake into the event. The late Ziggy Ziegler, a founder of the Downtown Billings Association, wandered the festival in a large rubber strawberry costume for decades. For over ten years there was a group of chefs and cooks who grouped up to craft a sixty-foot strawberry shortcake on-site to be sold by the slice in the afternoon as a fundraiser. However, in a post COVID era the giant shortcake is a thing of the past. Each year over fifty percent of the festival’s vendors have incorporated some sort of strawberry theme into their menu or products offered that day while many of the downtown brick and mortar restaurants, sweet shops, bakeries, bars, and breweries have strawberry themed menus for the downtown visitors to enjoy.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Strawberry Festival or any other downtown Billings event, please email our Community Engagement & Events Director, Lindsay at LRichardson@downtownbillings.com and she can share current sponsorship opportunities.
2023 Event Sponsorship Opportunities Packet
Our sponsors are amazing. Their sponsorships allow us to cover the costs of our large free community events and allow us to make these events a success and memorable for the whole community.
Click to sign up to volunteer at the 7/8/2023 Strawberry Festival!
or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping.
May 17, 2022 – Get ready for the Billings Strawberry Festival! (KSVI – Local ABC/FOX station)
March 30, 2021 – the return of downtown events starts with the 30th strawberry festival
Aug 5, 2020 – Downtown Billings Strawberry Festival Cancelled (KTVQ)
May 7, 2020 – The 29th Annual Strawberry Festival Postponed (KGHL)
June 8, 2019 – Strawberry Festival celebrates with rain in downtown Billings (KTVQ)
Jun 5, 2019 – Strawberry Festival returns to downtown with live entertainment and a 60-foot long dessert (Billings Gazette)
Our 2022 Strawberry Festival Sponsors