Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes.

We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family and, if we’re lucky, take a scenic road trip!

This month is also a great opportunity to discover our local music scene at various venues like Tippet Rise Art Center, Alive After 5 in Downtown Billings and the Pub Station Taproom and Concert Hall. We can’t wait to catch some live music this month! And don’t miss the seasonal huckleberry flavors flowing through town at places like Trailhead Spirits and Harper & Madison; they offer refreshing summertime favorites.

With so much to see and do this month, we only scratched the surface of what Billings has to offer—but we hope this issue gets you off to a good start.

Happy exploring, Billings. We hope to see you around!

Jeff Lethert, Publisher