There's an impressive lineup of festivals and events around the region this summer. So many that you couldn't possibly catch them all. But with many close by, why not try?

Here are 5 festivals you can experience by taking a one-day road trip from Billings:

  1. Montana Folk Festival (July 12-14, Butte, MT)
    One of the largest free music festivals in the northwest will take place in Butte from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. The event features six performance stages, two marketplaces, plus a Montana Folklife Area, Family Area and food courts. CLICK HERE to get more details.
  2. Summer SLAM Festival (August 3-4, Bozeman, MT)
    The 9th Annual Support Local Artists and Musicians Festival will be in Bogert Park in Bozeman on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. The event will feature artists, live musicians and performers, culinary artisans and an adult beverage libations garden. For more info, CLICK HERE.
  3. Big Sky Classical Music Festival (August 9-11, Big Sky, MT)
    One of the region's only classical music festivals will feature two free outdoor concerts at Town Center Park in Big Sky and indoor concert at Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. A youth music camp and master classes for student musicians will also be offered during the three day fest. To find out more, CLICK HERE.
  4. Crown Guitar Festival (July 31-August 3, Bozeman, MT)
    Making it's Bozeman premiere this summer, the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival plans to bring "some of the world’s best guitarists to the gateway to Yellowstone National Park to perform concerts and teach students — young and old alike — the magic of playing the guitar." Tickets go on sale June 1. For more info on the festival and workshops, CLICK HERE.
  5. Cody Stampede (July 1-4, Cody, WY)
    The 100th Annual Stampede will take place in Cody this year and they're celebrating in a big way.  Rodeos, parades, craft fair, food, live music, 5K and 10K run/walk and a fantastic fireworks displays on July 4. The Wild West Arts Fest will be taking place in Cody from July 2-4 as well. CLICK HERE for all the info.