4th of July Weekend: Big Sky Visitor’s Guide


BIG SKY – Summer finally seems to be here and what better way to celebrate it than with the biggest holiday of the season: the 4th of July. Big Sky is packed with events to honor America’s independence all weekend long. To save you the trouble of researching and planning an itinerary, EBS has compiled a list of activities to help you get out and celebrate.

Saturday July 2

Kick off the weekend with a swing at the Big Sky Artisan Festival inside the BASE Community Center and outside Len Hill Park all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 70 local and regional artists will show their work in addition to live music performances and food trucks.

Afternoon family fun might include heading to Big Sky Resort for Ilive music by The Cross Pollinators and celebratory activities including bike crafting and decorating, face painting and root beer floats starting at 1 p.m.

End the night with live music from Big Sky: The Damn Duo at the Independent starting at 8 p.m. or check out Tips Up for some “Big Sky Metal” by Scavenger at 9 p.m.

Sunday July 3

Nothing says “America” ​​like a slow-smoked barbecue. Spend some time watching the Gallatin River and listening to Jim Salestrom live at the Riverhouse BBQ & Events at 5:30 p.m. The Independent is hosting a special screening of “Saving Private Ryan” at 8 p.m., a patriotic film that’s not for the faint of heart.

If you find yourself in Bozeman on Sunday, the Ellen Theater is hosting an All-Star Jam! at 8 p.m. with a trio that performed collectively with The Alan Parsons Project, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jerrod Neimann.

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Finally, the long-awaited day: July 4th. Get started early and early by participating in the community organization Big Sky 4th of July 5k road race. The course departs from Big Sky Community Park at 9 a.m. and is followed by a free run for the kids around the softball field.

If running isn’t your thing, try your hand at the Firecracker Open Golf Tournament at Big Sky Resort Golf Course. The tournament benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation which provides scholarships to children and spouses of deceased and disabled service members. Call the Golf Shop at (406) 995-5780 to register.

Take your pick of evening live music with Kent Johnson performing at the Independent at 5 p.m. and Wyatt Hurts at the Riverhouse BBQ & Events at 5:30 p.m. A special edition of Big Sky’s free outdoor concert series, Music in the Mountains, will be performing The Tiny Band at Len Hill Park. The park opens at 6 p.m., but the music and festivities will continue late into the evening.

The Late Night Crew can end their July 4th celebrations with more music from Austin Gackins at Tips Up starting at 9 p.m.

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