Music, Native American Culture & Rodeo Celebrated in Montana

The Montana Folk Festival, held each year in early July, is one of the largest free outdoor music events in the northwestern United States. Over 200 musicians, dancers and craftspeople are showcased, all beneath Butte, Montana’s iconic headframes.

North American Indian Days is held on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning during the second week in July. This four-day event comprises one of the largest gatherings of U.S. and Canadian tribes, celebrating their heritage with dancing, music and ceremony.

The Crow Fair Celebration is held on the Crow Reservation during five days around the third weekend of August. It has one of the largest teepee encampments in the world.

The Red Ants Pants Music Festival is held in late July and benefits local rural communities, supports working family farms and ranches, and helps develop leadership roles for women. It is held in a cow pasture in rural Montana, and past years included headliners such as Taj Mahal, Keb Mo’, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris.

The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is held during the third weekend each May with lots of rodeo action including bucking horses, horse racing, bull riding and concerts.

The Crow Fair Celebration on the Crow Reservation is home to one of the largest teepee encampments in the world. Photo courtesy of Montana Tourism

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