Have you noticed that glimpses of fall are in the air? Leaves are starting to change colors. Temperatures are dropping. The days are getting shorter. Locals are buzzing with excitement about winter as snow start to fall on the high peaks. It's official - the end of summer in Big Sky is near.

The Madison Range | Photo: A Mountain Journey
The Madison Range | Photo: A Mountain Journey

Before anyone gets emotional about summer coming to an end, there are still plenty of cool things to do in Big Sky, Montana. For many people, this time of year is the best time of year. Let's take a look at what's going on:

  • Big Sky Farmers Market- The Farmer's Market continues every Wednesday through September. Head down to Fire Pit Park to mingle with friends, enjoy live music, pick up locally grown veggies, enjoy Big Sky ice cream, pet llamas, buy an antler slingshot, or purchase a handmade present for yourself (or someone else).

Weekly Farmers Market at Big Sky Resort

  • MountainFilm In Big Sky - Telluride MountainFilm On Tour is coming to Big Sky. Find the exact date for MountainFilm on our events page. Buy your tickets today before it's sold out.

MountainFilm On Tour in big Sky

  • Summer Adventures at Big Sky Resort - Big Sky Resort is the place to be for kids - ziplines, ropes course, climbing walls, giant swings, mining sluices, lift rides, and more.

Ziplining at Big Sky Montana

  • Big Sky Resort - If you're a downhill biker, zip liner, or hiker, take advantage of the lifts spinning at Big Sky Resort. Be sure to check the dates that the resort closes so that you don't miss your opportunities for skiing and riding.
  • Yellowstone National Park- The park is still open for business, but many of the campgrounds and facilities begin to close in October. Take advantage of Public Lands Day and receive free entrance into the park. Check out the closing dates on NPS.gov to help plan your Yellowstone road trip accordingly.

After a few early season snowstorms, the weather is bound to warm back up, so go and enjoy the great outdoors. Take advantage of tail end of summer in Big Sky to bike, hike, fish, climb, trail run, BBQ, and do all of the things you enjoy before winter sets in.

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