30th Annual Strawberry Festival

Located in the streets of downtown Billings, the Strawberry Festival is Billings largest street festival. This long-time cherished community event 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, and pallets and pallets of fresh Montana sourced berries. The Strawberry festival returns with an interactive children’s area including and fun activities for all ages hosted by the Wise Wonder’s Science & Discovery Museum. This large event draws people throughout the northwest region to Downtown Billings under Skypoint at 2nd Ave N. and Broadway.

New This Year: 

  • There will be a 50/50 raffle to fundraise for downtown public art projects.
  • Entertainment at various locations within the festival street closure and not just under Skypoint.
  • FREE SteepWorld Climbing Wall from 11:30am to 1:30pm sponsored by Entre Technology Services
  • More berries… Merchants offering strawberry & berry products will have balloons so you can easily spot them.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Multiple handwashing stations
  • More spacing between merchant booths for more festival space and less crowding.
  • The most up to date CDC public health recommendations will be encouraged for all in attendance.
  • No strawberry shortcake (we know this is sad, we hope it is able to return in the future!)

Online Festival Vendor Application

 

Volunteer for this event

 

Event Sponsors

Coming Soon

  • Strawberry Festival Map
Do you have additional questions regarding the Strawberry Festival? Please email Lindsay at LRichardson@downtownbillings.com and she’ll be happy to assist.

  • Posted on: July 10, 2021

Pre-Father’s Day Mini Golf Tournament

Pre- Father’s Day Mini Golf Tournament

Time to test your putting skills and join us downtown for a fun NEW downtown golf tournament of miniature proportions. This first ever Downtown Billings Mini Golf Tournament, enjoy putting around 9 or 18 holes of downtown fun.  There will be various giveaway & prize opportunities offered throughout the event. This Community event is made possible by Montana Brewing Company, Hooligans Sports Bar, Peter Yegen Jr. Inc, and Downtown Billings Alliance.

  • $48.00 a Team. Maximum 6 golfers per team (as low as $8 per golfer).
  • 2 Tee Times to choose from: 10:30am or 1:30pm
  • Golf up to 18 put-put holes at locations all around downtown.
  • Event Pre-registration is required.

Select Your Tee Time Below to Register Your Team:

Registration deadline (06/10/2021) @09:00 PM:

Each golfer gets a golf ball, event score card, and mini pencil at check-in (Maximum 6 golfers per team). Team quantities are limited to 36 teams per tee time.

What to Bring: 

  • 👟 Comfortable Walking Shoes ( be prepared the course spreads multiple blocks of downtown).
  • 🏌🏾‍♂️ A Golf Putter (Loaner putters will be available to use at each location).
  • 😷 Face Mask (Many of the downtown businesses still request you wear one inside so make sure you have one on hand).
  • Other Suggestions: Layers in case of inclement weather, hand sanitizer, scooter/bicycle to help get around, water bottle, sunblock.

Read more about this event

The Fun Details

Check-in time: 10:00 am or 1:00 pm, depending on your registered tee time.

Check-in location: Peter Yegen Jr. Inc , 211 N. 30th Street, (available 30 minutes before your tee time).


At check-in you and your teammates will be receive the details to your tee-off hole location. This event is a “shot gun start” so all groups will start at different assigned hole locations to minimize group sizes.


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 off at Hooligans Sports Bar (109 N. Broadway) before 4:45pm on June 21, 2021 to be entered to win prizes listed below:

Play 18 holes to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE (over $525 value) that includes: One $50 downtown Billings Gift Card, $100 worth of gift prizes from various downtown locations, and 1 Full day space rental at the Depot’s Post ($375 value).

Play at least 9 holes to be entered to win one of over 20 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.

  • Posted on: June 12, 2021

29th Annual Strawberry Festival

Located in the streets of downtown Billings, the Strawberry Festival is a long-time cherished community event that opens the summer season. In the heart of our urban center, experience rich diversity in arts and crafts, the scents of food-truck fare from Asian to BBQ, live street entertainment, over 90 merchants, live street entertainment, and a 60-foot long strawberry shortcake create by the Chefs and Cooks Association of Montana. With an interactive children’s area including free crafts and activities for all ages, this event draws people throughout the northwest region to Downtown Billings under Skypoint at 2nd Ave N. and Broadway.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 8/5/2020

The 29th Annual Strawberry Festival, currently scheduled for Sunday, September 13, has officially been cancelled. Unfortunately, the Global COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a public health and safety issue.

The annual festival is coordinated by the Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA), an organization made up of multiple nonprofits that promote and advocate for a vital city center through programmatic and place-making elements like event management, public art, green space development, business development, and downtown beautification projects.

Our mission as a non-profit is to act in the best interest of our downtown business community. We do not want to do anything to make a hard situation harder on the currently open downtown businesses or jeopardize their ability to remain open and operational. Additionally, Montana remains in stage 2 of the Governor’s economic re-opening stages, and stage 2 limits the size of gatherings where physical distancing cannot be maintained throughout. We believe monitoring attendance numbers and physical distancing would be extremely challenging for an event like this. This choice did not come easily however we feel this is the best decision for our downtown community and for the continued efforts to do our part to slow the spread of the virus.

We thank you for your support and understanding.


2020 vendor Application – CLOSED

Volunteer for this event

Event Resources

Coming Soon

  • Strawberry Festival Map
  • Skypoint Entertainment Line-up
Do you have additional questions regarding the Strawberry Festival? Please contact our Event Director, Lindsay Richardson and she’ll be happy to assist.

  • Posted on: September 13, 2020

Alumni Powwow Breakfast & Fashion Show

Join the MSU Billings Alumni Association for breakfast and a fashion show during the annual powwow weekend in Billings, MT! Thanks to our sponsor, Kills Thunder, Inc., this event is free and open to the public. Check out student art on display and connect with our Native alumni as part of the powwow activities.

  • Posted on: April 4, 2020

2nd Annual Spring Art Challenge

COVID 19 UPDATE: Safety and the health of our artists and customers are our number one priority. So starting [March 17] we will remain closed for two weeks [March 31] and we will reassess then. We are rescheduling the Spring Art Challenge until the June Art Walk so we have extended the deadline until May 23. Stay safe everyone and we will see everyone again soon.

The Members of Sandstone Gallery Artist Co-op invite you to join in celebrating the arrival of Spring by giving everyone an opportunity to show their creativity in their gallery at the April ArtWalk on Friday, April 3, 2020 5pm – 9pm.

How to Participate as an Artist:

  • Stop into the Sandstone Gallery @ 2913 2nd Ave N, Downtown Billings, to pick up your entry packet & canvas!
  • Entry fee is $10 and includes your 5×7 canvas. You may purchase as many entries as you would like.
  • Everyone is welcome to enter! There are no age restrictions.
  • Bring your imagination and creativity to life using any medium/materials you choose on the canvas supplied. Make sure the canvas can be hung on the wall.
  • Make sure you return your canvas to the gallery by Saturday, March 21st, 2020. No late entries will be accepted.
  • Your artwork will be included in the April Artwalk.
  • Awards will be given in different categories (including a children’s category) by Sandstone Gallery Members at the April Artwalk.
  • A People’s Choice Award will be recognized during the June Artwalk. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will start at the April Artwalk and end on May 29th.
  • Your artwork will be on display in our gallery for two months, April through May.
  • Encourage your friends and family to pick up a canvas and make art with you! You can tell everyone your art is on display at Sandstone Gallery in downtown Billings!
  • ArtWalk brings many people to downtown Billings. Your work will be seen by 100’s who appreciate the arts!
  • You may have your art for sale or for display only. Any sales are subject to a 30% commission to the gallery so price it accordingly (you get 70% of the sales price).
  • Artwork must be picked up the last week of May, the 26th thru the 30th.
  • If you have questions don’t hesitate to call Donna @ 406-534-1695.\

Go to our Facebook page and “Like” & follow @sandstonegallery to keep up to date on deadlines and information.

  • Posted on: February 19, 2020

Strawberry Festival

Located in the streets of downtown Billings, the Strawberry Festival is a long-time cherished community event that opens the summer season on the second Saturday in June. In the heart of our urban center, experience rich diversity in arts and crafts, fresh produce and strawberries, the scents of food-truck fare from Asian to BBQ , live street entertainment, and a 60′ strawberry shortcake created by the Chefs and Cooks of Montana. With an interactive children’s area including free crafts and activities for all ages, this draws people throughout the northwest region to Downtown Billings under Skypoint at 2nd Ave N. and Broadway.


2019 Vendor Applications are now closed. Please check back next year to apply for 2020!


Resources


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We’re always looking for good volunteers!

We need help with Vendor Check-In in the morning from 5-7am and DBA Info Booth attendants throughout the day, in two hour shifts from 8am-4pm.

We are also looking for dynamic children’s organizations who would like to sponsor the Kids Area of the Strawberry Festival by bringing out a team of representatives to help host kids’ crafts and fun activities.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.

The Vendor Applications for 2019 are now closed. Please check back next year to apply for the 2020 Strawberry Festival!

Vendor Packet


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Coming Soon!

  • Posted on: June 8, 2019