Bozeman Summer Event Guide, 2022

Bozeman's event schedule is back in full swing. In addition to the summer favorites like Sweet Pea Festival and Music on Main, you'll find some new surprises – such as a thriving music scene! We've compiled a list of the more significant events, but you can find live music at local taverns and restaurants almost any night of the week. Also, watch the schedules for Ellen Theatre and the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture for film, theater, music, and dance performances.


Music on Main

Each Thursday, July 7 through August 11, 2022

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Main Street, Downtown Bozeman

A family-friendly, free concert series that combines great music, food, a kid's zone, and a chance to catch up with friends!


Cirque Ma’Ceo in Bozeman

June 24-26, 2022

7 p.m.

Gallatin County Fairgrounds

You'll be mesmerized by combining acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses. Marvel at the Boulonnais Draft Horse Stallion, one of the rarest equine breeds, with only 500 left in the world.


Summer Art Walks

July 8, August 12, September 9, 2022

6-8 p.m.

Downtown Bozeman

Over 30 businesses and galleries feature artists' openings and receptions. Discover the creative side of Bozeman.


Kenny Chesney, Here and Now Tour

July 9, 2022

Doors Open at 5 p.m.

Bobcat Stadium

Two years after his initially scheduled tour was put on hold, Kenny Chesney brings his No Shoes Nation to Bozeman.


Carnival, Big Sky Country State Fair


Big Sky Country State Fair

July 20-24, 2022

Doors open at 11 a.m.

Gallatin County Fairgrounds

This fine tradition keeps getting bigger and better. Of course, you'll still find great food, the carnival, Roundup Ranch Rodeo, and the livestock barn, but there's also live music and nightly performances with big headlines. In addition, there are plenty of family activities, including a motorsports area.


Summer Crazy Days

July 22-23, 2022

Downtown Bozeman

The best deals of the summer happen during Crazy Days. Bozeman has quality shopping; this is the time to find those hidden gems you can't live without!


Sweet Pea Festival

Aug 5-7, 2022

Opens at 10 a.m.

Lindley Park

A celebration of the arts, this well-loved event features artist booths, live music, dance and theater performances, food, children's activities, and adult painting workshops. Check the schedule for events taking place the week leading up to the festival; it's a whole week of fun!


Summer SLAM Festival

July 6-7, 2022

Opens at 10 a.m.

Bogert Park

Another family-friendly festival celebrating local artists. Enjoy an artist's market, demonstrations, live music, a culinary delights food court, Montana-made libations, and family activities.


Barrel racer at Big Sky Country State Fair


Bozeman Stampede Rodeo

Aug 11-13, 2022

Gates open at 6 p.m., rodeo begins at 7 p.m.

Gallatin County Fairgrounds

This professional rodeo is back for its 12th year! Enjoy the traditional competitions with some of the best cowgirls and cowboys on the circuit!


Cruisin' on Main Car Show

August 21, 2022

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Main Street

A showcase displaying a variety of car classes (including a chance to vote for your favorite.) Plus, live music, food, awards, and prize drawings.



Check the schedule for weekly concerts

Midtown, Bozeman

Bozeman's newest music venue, the ELM, welcomes regional favorites plus national headliners. The shows are vast, varied, and always a lot of fun.


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