Your Weekend in Billings: September 18-20, 2015

Your Weekend in Billings: September 18-20, 2015

This weekend preview for September 18-20, 2015 is brought to you by RiverStone Health

  • Saturday, Sept 19, 2pm @ Yellowjacket Soccer Field – Women’s Soccer: MSU-Billings VS NW Nazarene U
  • Saturday, Sept 19, 7pm @ Rocky Mountain College Fortin Center – Women’s Volleyball: RMC VS MSU-Northern
  • Saturday, Sept 19, 7pm @ Alterowitz Gymnasium – Women’s Volleyball: MSU-Billings VS NW Nazarene U

Ronald McDonald House of Billings at ZooMontana
Corks & Canvas Dinner/Auction
Friday, September 18 @ 5:30pm
$1,500/tables of 8, $125/seat-reserve tickets, 256-8006

It’s date night for a good cause with Ronald McDonald House of Billings’ 9th Corks & Canvas Dinner/Auction. Held under the big tent at ZooMontana, the evening will begin with a wine reception and tasting. Featured artist Harry Koyama creates an original painting to be auctioned off that evening, along with a “quick draw” done at the event. Additional auction items include original works contributed by other artists, and various trip packages. Guests can expect a full 5-course meal and an after-party in the garden area, simply follow the luminaries lighting the way!

100% of the proceeds raised goes to the Billings Ronald McDonald House; offering a home-away-from-home for families with children in the hospital or receiving treatments locally.

Downtown Billings
Chalk on the Walk
Saturday, September 19-sun up to sun down

Grab your chalk, pull on your creativity hat, and head downtown because the Billings Public Art Committee invites the community to create chalk murals on the sidewalks of 3rd Avenue North. From professional artists to families, students, and children – all are welcome to share their artistry. The theme is “Harvest” in celebration of the fall equinox, and squares of sidewalk (approximately 3 feet by 3 feet) will be laid out for chalk art. Supplemental materials will be available while they last, but artists are encouraged to bring supplies including solid/pastel chalk, water, knee pads, brushes, etc.

If creating art is not your forte, then make your way down to admire the art display in action and throughout the weekend. For more information,

Home Builders Association of Billings
2015 Parade of Homes
September 19-20 | September 26-27
Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm
Tickets: $10/person (13+, 12 years and younger free)

If you’re looking for a new home, dreaming the dream of a new home or looking for ideas for updating your current home, or maybe you just want to be wowed, then you’ll want to add the Parade of Homes to your list of things to do this weekend and next. This fall’s Parade of Homes features 12 homes by 11 different builders – with a little something for everybody. This is an event that can help you find a builder, as well as getting ideas for decorating, painting, landscaping…

Tickets can be purchased at or any of the 12 homes. A list of the addresses are available on the website.

Veterans Park
Yellowstone Valley Out of the Darkness Walk
Sunday, September 20 @ 12:45pm

The Yellowstone Valley Out of the Darkness Walk aims to raise awareness about suicide and how it can be prevented, it strives to fight the stigma surrounding mental health conditions that makes people resist/fear mental health treatment. This is a meaningful and colorful event for all ages, says Joan Nye.

Day of registration is available, but participants are encouraged to register early in order to more easily maximize fundraising efforts. Registration is free, but you’ll have an easily shareable fundraising page set up to use upon online pre-registration.


  • 12:45-2pm Check-in, Silent Auction, and Raffles! Silent Auction results will be posted following the walk. Items include framed wildlife art, gift cards, game tickets…
  • Jorion Lokken will being singing as well as sharing her story about surviving suicide attempts and learning to live with her mental health conditions.
  • Activities throughout the event: #SelfiesAgainstStigma, Cranes & Messages (attendees write messages on them, creating an arch of cranes), face painting, music, and more!

Amend Park-East
3rd Annual YRPA Kite Fest
Sunday, September 20 @ 1-5pm
Admission is free!

Get ready to go dancing with the wind, says Terry Zee Lee, founder of SkyWindWorld, who along with the Yellowstone River Parks Association, invites you to come fly a kite at Amend Park. No kite? No worries, you can build your own! Two different patterns will be available: a $5 option perfect for the littlest of kite flyers, and a $10 option for the 3rd/4th grade and older crowd. You’ll also be able to check out the Flying Buffalo Project Kites, which are made with original Native American art.

Kite flying, Terry shares, is an ancient sport that teaches patience and persistence; it teaches kids to be scientists and engineers, and those are just some of the reasons they teach kite flying. Let’s go fly a kite!

For a full look at the weekend’s happenings check out SFM’s online calendar!

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