Montana Folk Festival is one of the largest free music festivals in the northwest USA. Held in Butte, it features spectacular views of the Northern Rocky Mountains and multiple stages with continual shows by top traditional performers, along with ethnic and festival foods, art markets and folklife demonstrations. July 14-16
Crow Fair, held on the Crow Reservation, features traditional regalia, a rodeo, artwork, craft and food vendors, and dancers competing from tribes from across the U.S. and Canada. Over 1,500 tipis are pitched on the riverbanks, creating the largest tipi encampment in the world. August 18-20
North American Indian Days, held on the Blackfeet Reservation, is one of the largest gatherings of U.S. and Canadian tribes with traditional dancing, stick games and horse relay races. July 7-9
Enjoy top musical acts in a cow pasture just outside White Sulphur Springs at Red Ants Pants Music Festival. The landscape, family-friendly atmosphere and variety of performances make it a must-attend. July 27-30
Miles City Bucking Horse Sale & Rodeo is a large rodeo, a major auction of rodeo stock, and a main social event for the community. It has evolved to include horse racing, rodeo and concerts. May 18-21
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