Year round, Big Sky Town Center offers a variety of unique special events, family friendly activities and more.
15th Annual Farmer’s Market
June 6 -September 27
The Big Sky Summer Farmers Market is held every Wednesday June-August from from 5-8pm at Fire Pit Park, down Town Center Ave. and into the Town Center Plaza at the Town Center. Every year 90 vendors, including local/regional farmers, professional artisans, young artists/entrepreneurs, and community organizations come to Big Sky with a goal of helping to foster and maintain a market that is true to our Big Sky mountain culture. The Fall Market Fall runs every Wednesday in September at the Town Center Plaza with a focus on the Fall harvest and seasonal supplies by local Big Sky and South West Montanan farmers and artisans. Visit the Farmers Markets page for more details.
16th Annual Music in the Mountains
Thursdays, June 22 – September 7
For more than a decade, The Arts Council of Big Sky has hosted Music in the Mountains, Montana’s finest free outdoor concert series, featuring the best up-and-coming touring musicians in the country as well as established, well-known artists. Our state-of-the-art venue (Center Stage at Len Hill Park) provides the perfect backdrop for locals and visitors to come together and enjoy incredible live music under the Big Sky. These family-friendly concerts are held every Thursday starting at 6 p.m., and the series also includes our annual July 4 concert, the Bravo! Big Sky Music Festival, and a free performance from Montana Shakespeare in the Parks!
Wildlands Festival 2023
Produced by Outlaw Partners, the second annual Wildlands Festival will take place at the Big Sky Events Arena in Big Sky, Montana with the iconic Lone Peak as the backdrop. This exciting music event will bring people together who have a mutual love for wild and scenic lands, outdoor recreation, parks, trails, and the enjoyment of what makes this part of the world special.
The two-evening line-up will celebrate the wildlands and incredible spaces that surround us, through music and personal connection. Saturday, August 5: Lord Huron, James McMurtry, Regina Ferfuson. Sunday, August 6: Foo Fighters, The Breeders, Taipei Houston.
5th Annual Big Sky Biggie
The Big Sky Biggie is one heck of a mountain bike race in the heart of Big sky, Montana. Choose from three distances – 60 miles, 30 miles and 15 miles. Starting in Big Sky’s Town Center (Meadow Village) and climbing into the beautifully distracting views from Lone Peak and Buck Ridge, riders will connect on some of the area’s most exhilarating (and challenging) pieces of single-track, double-track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment. Kids/Juniors short track race is also a crowd favorite held the day before the big race. Proceeds benefit the mountain bike trails committee in Big Sky, Montana. Scheduled for August 26, 2023. Visit bigskybiggie.com/ for more info.
7th Annual Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival
End of October
A three-day Halloween celebration in Big Sky Town Center. This all ages event is filled with traditional holiday activities like the Dia De Los Muertos celebration, a costume block party with acts like BoomBox, Magic Beans, and Shakewell, Mini Monster Mash costume contest and trick or treat, a horror film festival, Yappy Hour costume party for people and pets, a haunted run to the pub, Pumpkin King & Queen carving competition, and other great Fall fun. Tentatively scheduled for the weekend of October 27-29, 2023.
26th Annual Christmas Stroll
There’s lots to celebrate in Big Sky at the annual Christmas Stroll. Highlights of this festive evening include the tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, illuminated cross country ski/fat bike trails and walkways, sleigh/wagon rides, classic holiday films on the big screen at Lone Peak Cinema, carolers, music, good cheer, fireworks, and more! Tentatvely scheduled for the weekend of December 8-10, 2023.
Annual Best In The West Showdown
Big Sky Skijoring is proud to host the annual Best in the West Showdown. This event features several competing legendary locals as well as many of the best skijoring teams in North America. It is sure to be a rush for spectators as well as competitors for the entire weekend.
Western states have transformed horseback riding and skiing into a combined action-packed competition where teams of horse, rider and skier negotiate a 900+ foot course. The horse and rider pull a skier or snowboarder through jumps and gates on a technically designed course while the crowd goes wild.
Southwest Montana has recently been the epicenter for the growth of competitive skijoring and will turn out some of the best in the west. Don’t miss out on seeing this rapidly growing sport showcasing the best competitors in the country in beautiful Big Sky, MT!
This fast-paced, heart pounding competition comes to Town Center in February 2023. Check here for tickets and info.
The Len Hill Ice Rink is located outdoors in the Town Center at Len Hill Park and is maintained by the Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association (BSSHA), a non-profit organization in Big Sky, Montana dedicated to bringing hockey, ice skating, and programs to the Big Sky community.