“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” – Henry David Thoreau

Lone Peak view from Soldier’s Chapel – Big Sky [photo credit to visitbigsky]

As we recently celebrated the close of an epic winter snow sports season, so we also celebrate the energy of spring and the anticipation of summer to come.  The bears are emerging from their dens with cubs in tow, and young bison ‘red dogs’ are now grazing alongside their mothers.  Birds are singing in the trees, and the snow pack has begun its seasonal melt into our blue ribbon streams with each day of warming spring sun.

There is so much to celebrate in May & June – and Stay Montana is offering a special incentive for bookings at some of our properties through June 21, so don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy more of southwest Montana with family and friends! [get details here]

Congratulations to Montana State University graduates – Commencement May 5
Congratulations to all southwest Montana high school grads as well!
Happy Mother’s Day – May 13
Yellowstone National Park now open for summer vehicle road travel – May 4 East Entrance/May 11 South Entrance opens
Memorial Day Parade – May 28
Big Sky Resort Opens – June 8
Book Dad a week in Montana for Father’s Day – June 17 – he will love you for it!

Book your Stay Montana lodging now so not to miss the fun events happening this summer!

1- Adventure: Big Sky Resort Kids Adventure Games – June 29-Jul 1; Lone Peak Expedition – daily tours; Kids Adventure Mountain Big Sky – open daily

2 – Festivals: Bozeman Craft Beer Week – May 5-12; Montana Brewers Spring Rendezvous – May 11; Bozeman International Film Festival – June 7-10; Gallatin River Fly Fishing Festival – Jun 29-30; Big Sky Country State Fair – Jul 18-22; Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts – Aug 3-5; S.L.A.M. Festival  – Aug 4-5; Wildlands Festival – Aug 10; Vine & Dine Festival – Aug 15-19

3 – Hiking: “M”, Beehive Basin, Ousel Falls, Lava Lake, Sacagawea Peak, Hyalite Canyon – Grotto & Palisade Falls

4 – Music: Music on Main – Thursdays starting July 5; Headwaters Country Jam – Jun 14-16; Music in the Mountains – Thursdays Jun 21 – Aug 30; Imagine Dragons concert Jul 26;  Big Sky Classical Music Festival – Aug 10-12; Rockin’ the Rivers Music Festival – Aug 10-12

5 – Rodeo – Livingston Roundup – Jul 2-4; Three Forks Rodeo – Jul 13-14; PBR Big Sky – Jul 25-28; Bozeman Stampede – Aug 9-11

6 – Sporting Competition Events: 24th Annual Jim Bridger Trail Run – June 23; Bangtail Divide 38K – July 7; The Rut – Aug 31; Bozeman Marathon – Sept 8

7 – Outdoor Activities: golf, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, white water rafting, float trips, lake canoeing, paddleboarding, mountain biking

8 – Food: Bogert Farmers Market Tuesdays 5-8 starting June 5; Big Sky Town Center Farmers Market Wednesdays June – Sept; Gallatin County Farmers Market Saturdays beginning June 16 – Sept; Bite of Bozeman – Aug 1

9 – Arts & Culture: Art Walks 2nd Friday of the month Jun-Jul-Aug; Montana Shakespeare in the Parks – June through Sept; Museum of the Rockies – daily schedule

10 – Escape, Solitude, Relaxation: Climb a mountain, sit by a stream, relax in a day spa, stand outside anywhere in our amazing region and marvel at just how big the sky really is!!

Plan a Stay Montana escape today and discover that dreams can truly be enjoyed while you are awake!