This weekend preview for July 24-26, 2015 is brought to you by RiverStone Health
- July 20-25 – Crazy Days: sidewalk sales and great savings at participating retailers in Downtown Billings!
- Saturday, July 25, 8am @ Downtown Billings: Yellowstone Valley Farmers’ Market (8am-12pm) & Minnesota Avenue Open Air Market (8am-3pm).
- Sunday, July 26, 5:05pm @ Dehler Park: MiLB Billings Mustangs VS Great Falls. (July 27-29 @ 7:05pm).
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Thursday & Friday, July 23 & 24, 2015 @ 6pm
Bringing professional theatrical performances to the masses via Montana Shakespeare in the Parks for the 43rd year, families can experience Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand and directed by Chicago-based guest director Si Osborne (July 23) and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew – directed by Kevin Asselin (July 24) under Montana’s Big Sky.
The performances are once again free, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring blankets, chairs, and picnics as they settle in to experience these spectacular theatrical masterpieces. Performances will be moved to Petro Hall at MSU-Billings in the event of inclement weather.
For more information about the performances, go to: www.shakespeareintheparks.org/.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Join the Friends of Pompeys Pillar and the Bureau of Land Management, for Clark’s return! Reenactors bring the Corps of Discovery back to Pompeys Pillar. With events ongoing all day, you can expect speakers, presenters, musicians and dancers telling the story of Pompeys Pillar from the time of Clark’s visit to today.
Schedule of Events:
- 7:00am Guided Nature & Bird Walk
- 7:00am – 10:00am Pancake Breakfast
- 9:00 am Clark’s Return
- 9:30am-4:00pm Family Activities, Reenactments, & Demonstrations
- 10:00am – 11:00am Cowboy Poets (Main Stage)
- 11:00am – 12:00pm Native American Cultural Presentation (Main Stage)
- 12:00pm – 12:30pm Violin Playing (Main Stage)
- 12:30pm – 1:30pm Cowboy Poets (Main Stage)
- 1:30pm – 3:00pm Native American Cultural Presentation (Main Stage)
- 3:00pm – 4:00pm Meet Seaman the Dog (Log Cabin)
- 4:10pm – 5:10pm Interactive History of Clark on the Yellowstone (Log Cabin)
- 5:15pm – 6:15pm What Ever Happened to Baby Pomp? (Log Cabin)
- 6:30pm Lighting of the Camp Fire and Ghost Stories
Food will be available throughout the day, and camping is permitted Friday and Saturday nights. Admission for the event is $7/car and those that attend Saturday will receive free admission on Sunday.
Pompeys Pillar contains the signature of Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Clark’s inscription is the expedition’s only remaining physical evidence visible of its actual route. An interpretive center at the site recounts Clark’s journey through the Yellowstone Valley in 1806. The Pillar overlooks the Yellowstone River about 25 miles east of Billings, Montana. The area is easily accessible from Interstate 94, using exit 23, or from Montana Highway 312. More information on the national monument can be found at www.pompeyspillar.org.
South Park/Guadalupe Hall
62nd Annual Mexican Fiesta/19th Annual Fiesta Car Show
Saturday, July 25 @ 10am-5pm | Evening Dance @ 8pm-1am
It’s a day filled with food, family fun, and festivities culminating with an evening dance at Holiday Inn Trade Center – all raising funds for Mary Queen of Peace. Expect kiddo activities- ring toss, piñatas, bottle toss, and a bowling game; Silent Auction (bidding 10am-2pm); a variety of raffles including a Family Value Package to Montana Fair; the 19th Annual Car Show this year in memory of Eddie Bargar who originally started the event; food booths; entertainment- Los Guadalupanos Mexican Dancers, singers, Claddagh Academy Irish Dancers, Heights Elite Dancers, Mexican Antiguo Mariachi Band from Las Vegas; and a Mexican Dinner in the Guadalupe Church hall across the street (11am until the food runs out!)- $10/plate for adults, $4/plate kids 10 and younger.
Red Lodge Mountain Resort
American Cancer Society Climb to Conquer Cancer 2015
Saturday, August 1 @ 8:30am-12pm
$35/Participant or $350/Teams, www.climbrl.org
The first Saturday in August you have the opportunity to experience the mountain in Red Lodge in a whole new way while raising money for an important cause and supporting those who have been or are affected by cancer. Climb to Conquer Cancer is an emotional and beautiful experience, shares Leita Zimmerman. The day starts off with an 8:30am breakfast with the survivors outside the lodge at Red Lodge Mountain Resort. The survivors will then “lead the pack” as participants and teams begin to ascend the mountain at 9am. Lunch and awards are planned for 11:30am.
While this 3 mile (total) hike is at a bit of an incline, for those who aren’t able to do the full climb, an alternative shorter plant identification hike will be available.
Commemorative Flags with names in memory/honor of upon them will line the trail (you can either take your flag with you or those remaining will line First Interstate Bank’s lawn following the climb). Purchase flags at www.climbrl.org.