Annual Festivals & Events

Year round, the Big Sky community offers a variety of special events, family friendly activities and more!

Festivals & Events

Big Sky Big Grass

February

The Biggest Skiing in America and the northern Rockies' largest winter Bluegrass music festival!

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Big Sky Big Grass

Farmer's Market

Wednesday's, June - September

The Big Sky Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from from 5-8pm at Fire Pit Park at the Town Center. Every year 90 vendors, including local/regional farmers, professional artisans, young artists/entrepreneurs, and community organizations come to Big Sky with a goal of helping to foster and maintain a market that is true to our Big Sky mountain culture.

Big Sky Farmers Market

Music In The Mountains

Thursday's, July - September

For more than a decade, The Arts Council of Big Sky has hosted Music in the Mountains, Montana’s finest free outdoor concert series, featuring the best up-and-coming touring musicians in the country as well as established, well-known artists. Our our state-of-the-art venue (Center Stage at Town Center Park) provides the perfect backdrop for locals and visitors to come together and enjoy incredible live music under the Big Sky. These family-friendly concerts are held every Thursday starting at 6 p.m.

Music In The Mountains

4th Of July Festival

Early July

The Big Sky Fourth of July Celebration is a community event that brings together locals and visitors for a day full of activities and live music, capped off with a lively showcase of fireworks.

4th of July
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Big Sky PBR

End of July

Big Sky’s biggest week. Enjoy two days of professional bull riding and other exciting ancillary events including a charity golf tournament, community barn dance, art auction, live music, vendor booths and more. Visit www.bigskypbr.com for more information.

Big Sky PBR
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Vine & Dine

August

Experience an incredible array of food artisans, wineries, purveyors of epicurean delights at this incredible food and wine experience.

Vine & Dine

Big Sky Biggie

End of August

For riders of all skill levels, the Big Sky Biggie wants locals and visitors alike to get out on the trail and experience the Big Sky trails from a new perspective. Proceeds from the race will be donated to the Big Sky Community Organization, to assist with trail maintenance within the community.

Big Sky Biggie

Big Sky Biggie

Moonlight Music Festival

August

Soak up the picturesque views of Lone Peak, while experiencing two days of nonstop music from a variety of artists. Camp for the weekend or come for a day, the Moonlight Music Festival is Big Sky's latest and greatest festival that you won't want to miss Summer of 2019.

Moonlight Music Festival

The Rut Run

End of August / Early September

A 3 day Montana Mountain Running Celebration taking place at Big Sky Resort. The festivities include a VK, 11K, 28K and 50K with 360 degree views of Lone Peak, free beer post race and one heck of a time for everyone involved! Spectators are always welcome and more cowbell is highly encouraged!

Find all Rut details here

The Rut Run

Mountain Film On Tour

3rd weekend of September

Mountainfilm on Tour comes Big Sky every September, bringing a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado.

Mountain Film details

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Halloween Block Party

End of October

A three day Halloween celebration hosted by Lone Peak Cinema, The Big Sky Real Estate Co. and Big Sky Town Center. This all ages event is filled with traditional holiday activities, live music and great Fall fun.

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Christmas Stroll

Early December

There’s lots to celebrate in Big Sky at the annual Christmas Stroll. Highlights of this festive evening include the tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, illuminated cross country ski/fat bike trails and walkways, sleigh/wagon rides, classic holiday films on the big screen at Lone Peak Cinema, carolers, music, good cheer, fireworks, and more!

Hot air balloon and Christmas lights

Ice Rink

December - March

The Big Sky Ice Rink is located outdoors in the Town Center and is maintained by the Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association (BSSHA), a non-profit organization in Big Sky, Montana dedicated to bringing hockey, ice skating, and programs to the Big Sky community.

Check the rink schedule

Big Sky Ice Rink at night