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Great Falls Lewis & Clark Festival July 9-11, 2021 The Annual Lewis and Clark Festival highlights events of the Lewis & Clark expedition during their stay in Great Falls in 1805. You will observe re-enactors in historic dress, taste the foods the expedition ate, smell the burning campfires and learn how the men worked and what they found. Enjoy the sight of tipis in a native lodge encampment, and experience Native American dancers and drummers. Peruse fine arts and crafts vendors, food concessions, a children’s area and live music in the band shell throughout the day. An A.l. guided tour of the Portage Route throughout Great Falls will be held on Sunday, July 11.

Montana State Fair July 30–August 7, 2021 The Montana State Fair returns to the Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls, July 30 to August 7. The fair attracts tens of thousands of people every year with exciting carnival rides, educational exhibitions and food vendors. Free entertainment includes horse racing, rodeo, comedy and live music performances. Dozens of exhibits showcase local horticulture, farming, art and food. The musical lineup features Country duo Big & Rich, known for their hit “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” as well as musical and comedic acts from two winners of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, ventriloquist Terry Fator and singer Kodi Lee. Other acts include Travis Tritt, For King & Country and Chevelle. Admission varies according to age: adult tickets cost $8, seniors pay $5 and children 5 and under are free. Visit to purchase. Carnival rides require a ride wristband.


60th Last Chance Stampede and Fair

helena Revive at Five July 7 - August 25, 2021

Alive at Five is coming back this summer, with just a slight name change. Revive at Five will kick off July 7th and run every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., with music starting at 5:30 p.m. Keep checking for more information. Local food offerings will include: Adventure Dogs (hotdogs), The Big Dill (American fare), Cheddar’s (grilled cheeses), Eat Greekish (Greek fare), Helena Mountain Berry Bowls (Acai berry bowls), The Missionary Food Truck (Mexican fare), Old Fashioned Kettle Corn (kettle corn), Rockstar BBQ (barbeque) and Tropical Sno (Hawaiian shaved ice).

July 28-31, 2021

Following is the full listing of dates and locations for the 24th season of Revive at Five: Wednesday, July 7: Sunsah406 at Pioneer Parks Wednesday, July 14: Jackson Holte and The Highway Patrol at Pioneer Park Wednesday, July 21: 10 Years Gone at Pioneer Park Wednesday, July 28: Los Marvelitos at Pioneer Park Wednesday, August 4: Shakewell at Women’s Park Wednesday, August 11: Sweetgrass Blues Band at Women’s Park Wednesday, August 18: Goldy Vox at Hill Park Wednesday, August 25: Big Ska Country at Women’s Park

Helena’s Last Chance Stampede Rodeo and Fair features award-winning broncs and bulls performing over three nights, Jake Owen live in concert, exhibits, vendors and, of course, a carnival. Montana circuit cowboys and cowgirls and top PRCA contestants from all over the United States will compete in seven PRCAsanctioned events. In addition to the rodeo, the 36,000-square foot, air-conditioned exhibit hall hosts 4-H and open competitive exhibits where you can view all the winning entries from photography to quilts, 50 commercial vendors, an entertainment stage and other great events. Northstar Amusements Carnival will set up more than 20 rides with a separate area for younger children in the popular “Kiddie Carnival.” More than 20 food vendors will be on site with additional commercial vendors and displays outside, an outdoor entertainment tent and petting zoo. Visit for a complete schedule.


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2021 Summer Family Fun in Southwest Montana and Yellowstone  

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