Summers in Bozeman are short—but man, they're sweet. With so much to do, it's important to plan out the best activities pretty far in advance. Here are our top picks on how to spend your long hot days of summer.


Headwaters Country Jam


Headwaters Country Jam was was created to bring live country music in a festival atmosphere to Montana and the northwest. It's brought in high caliber stars like Eric Church, The Charlie Daniels Band, Eli Young Band, Tracy Lawrence, The Bellamy Brothers, Luke Bryan, Lonestar, Little Texas and many more.

Besides the live music, festival-goers can enjoy horse shoe tournaments, dance contests, mechanical bull riding as well as food and merchandise vendors.

Check out the big names we've booked for this year:

  • LoCash Cowboys
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Chase Rice
  • Sammy Kershaw
  • with plenty more coming soon!

You can buy tickets and find out more right here.

Where: The Bridge outside Three Forks

When:  June 26 - 28


Music On Main

Get ready to rock every Thursday. We close down Main Street for two blocks and enjoy free live music. There will be food vendors for you to grab a quick dinner and a cold beer. Check out the children’s activities starting at 6:30pm with live music starting at 7pm. Music continues until 8:30pm and is free and open to the public.

Here's the 2014 line-up:

  • June 26 – Clinton’s
  • July 3 – Andy Frasco
  • July 10 – Pinky and the Floyd
  • July 17 – Maw Band
  • July 24 – Young Dubliners
  • August 1 – John Wayne & The Pain
  • August 7 – One Ton Pig
  • August 14 – Whitewater Ramble

You can find more details here.

Where: Downtown Bozeman

When: Every Thursday from June 26 - August 14


Brewfest 2014


Who doesn't like beer, music, and food? Taking place in the shadow of beautiful Lone Peak, this event lets you sample more than 70 beers from 35 different breweries, enjoy fine cuisine, and listen to live music under the summer sun.

Confirmed Montana Breweries:

  • Big Sky Brewing - Missoula
  • Flathead Lake Brewing Co.- Big Fork
  • Lewis and Clark Brewing Co. - Helena
  • Madison River Brewing - Belgrade
  • Outlaw Brewing - Belgrade
  • Red Lodge Brewing Co. - Red Lodge
  • Lone Peak Brewery - Big Sky
  • Kettle House Brewing Co. - Missoula
  • Bozeman Brewing Co. - Bozeman
  • Big Hole Brewing Co. - Bozeman
  • Dog Tag Brewing - Belgrade
  • Harvest Moon Brewing Co. - Belt

Tickets are $25. You can find out more right here.

Where: Big Sky Resort's Mountain Village

When: July 11-12


Sweet Pea Festival


Sweet Pea has been a Bozeman tradition for over thirty years. When the first weekend in August rolls around, you can spend the entire weekend enjoying a wonderful variety of music, dance, and theatrical performances in Lindley Park. There are children's art workshops, arts and crafts vendors, and great festival food.

For ticket prices, click here. For general information about the festival, visit

Where: Lindley Park in Downtown Bozeman

When: August 1 - 3


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