Red Ants Pants Music Festival is held over three days in late July in a cow pasture in White Sulphur Springs. It has grown to become one of Montana’s larger music festivals.

Little Bighorn Days takes place over four days in late June in Hardin and includes the Custer’s Last Stand Reenactment. It celebrates sights and sounds of the past and includes living history, an art exhibit, ethnic foods and even a rodeo.

The Lewis & Clark Festival in Great Falls highlights events of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, including reenactors in historic dress, teepees in a Native encampment, Native American dancers and drummers, and live music. Held in early July.

Livingston Roundup Rodeo is one of the largest rodeos in Montana and is held in a charming small town near the Yellowstone River. Held July 2-4 every year, this family-friendly event offers all the traditional competitive events like bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling.

Dillon’s historic Bannack Days, held the third weekend of July, celebrates pioneer days and this ghost town’s 18th-century gold mining history.

Music and nature lovers are drawn to scenic Seeley Lake’s Bob Marshall Music Festival each year in early August.

Dillon’s historic Bannack Days, held the third weekend of July, celebrates pioneer days and this ghost town’s 18th-century gold mining history. Photo courtesy Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

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