Superb Spring Festivals in Billings 3

Strawberry Festival

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 10

Billings Strawberry Festival is an annual celebration that has received national attention. Based in downtown Billings, this event features food trucks, arts and crafts, live entertainment and, of course, strawberries. In a day of diverse attractions, a drawing spectacle is the 60-foot strawberry shortcake crafted by culinary experts from across the region. The event is designed for people of all ages and includes free crafts and a specially designated interactive area for children.

The fun begins under Skypoint at Second Avenue North and Broadway from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10. For more information on the Billings Strawberry Festival, visit DowntownBillings.com or call 406.294.5060.

Alive After Five

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday nights, June 1 – August 24

Think the party doesn’t start till the sun goes down? Billings’ Alive After 5 is for you. This festival series will begin on June 1 and run over the course of 13 consecutive Thursdays until the end of August. With locations varying week-to-week, this event is all about music and fun. The weekly activity will tap into the talents of local entertainers, as well as the areas top vendors, to create a melodic mix of live music, beverages and quality cuisine.

Venues for the event will range from local restaurants, cultural venues, breweries and various other downtown locations. Alive After 5 will kick off on June 1 and run on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit DowntownBillings.com or call 406.294.5060.

Billings Spring Vintage Market

Saturday, April 1 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s a vintage shopper’s dream. Stretching across 63,000 square feet and featuring more than 100 vendors, the Billings Spring Vintage Market is Montana’s largest vintage market. Sellers pour in from throughout the region and surrounding areas, including Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. This event is excellent for people looking for repurposed items, antiques, junk, jewelry, clothing or just a unique shopping experience.

Located at Billings’ MetraPark Expo Center, the Billings Spring Vintage Market will also feature food vendors and seating. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1. Admission will be $5 on Saturday with free admission for children 14 and under.

Moss Mansion SpringFest

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 3

A staple in the community featuring art, food, and entertainment, this year will mark the 29th annual Moss Mansion SpringFest. This spring celebration will begin with a pancake breakfast. In a versatile day for all ages, the day will feature shops, original artwork, antique booths, crafts, gardens, musical acts and a variety of food tents. Artist demonstrations and live musical acts will run throughout the day.

The Moss Mansion SpringFest will take place on June 3 at the Moss Mansion, 914 Division Street. For more information, visit MossMansion.com or call the museum at 406.256.5100.

Rocky Mountain College Festival of Cultures

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 11

Ever wanted to travel the world? The Institute for Peace Studies at Rocky Mountain College’s Festival of Cultures may be the next best thing. This event brings the international world to Billings in a day that celebrates diverse cultures from across the globe. The event will feature crafts, food, drink and entertainment from places around the world. Events at this celebration have included everything from poetry readings and dancing to live international music.

The 2017 Festival of Cultures is free to the public. It is hosted by Institute for Peace Studies at RMC and grant funded. For more information, call 406.657.1042 or email PeaceStudies@Rocky.Edu.

MSU Billings Wine & Food Festival

Please visit the website for various times.

May 15-20

It’s an extravaganza for the senses in its 25th year. The MSU Billings Foundation’s Wine & Food Festival taps into the region’s top wine and cuisine offerings to create a premium experience for foodies and wine enthusiasts. The celebration includes a week of wine seminars and fine dining prepared by nationally known chefs. The festivities are capped with two evenings under party tents on the MSU Billings campus.

This MSU Billings Foundation benefit will take place May 15-20. For more information about the 25th Annual MSU Billings Foundation’s Wine & Food Festival, visit WineFoodFestival.com or Facebook.com/MSUBWineFood.