Whether you’re vacationing in south west Montana or you’re a year round resident, the summer is where it’s at. It’s the best time of year to take advantage of the beautiful outdoors and drink a locally brewed beer. Here’s everything that’s going on this summer in and around Bozeman Montana.

Downtown Art Walks – Every second Friday, June – Septemeber

Take a stroll downtown and peek into local business and art galleries as they display special pieces of artwork and offer hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Music on Main – Thursdays June 25 – August 13

Starting at 6:30 PM enjoy live bands both in the streets and in the bars. Bring the kids along too for free activities at the Children’s Museum.

Lunch on the Lawn – Wednesdays July 8 – August 19

Sit your butt down on the lawn at the Emerson Center on Wednesdays to enjoy various live music acts and a small farmers market featuring local produce for you to munch on.

Red Ants Pants Music Festival – July 23-26

Take a day trip to White Sulfur Springs to catch this epic line up that included Memphis natives Lucero and up and coming songwriter Ryan Bingham.

Sweet Pea Festival – August 7-9

For over 30 years people have been enjoying the Sweet Pea Festival in Lindley Park, and this year will be no exception. The fest has got everything from music to dance to theatrical performances.

SLAM Fest – August 8-9

GO down to Bogert Park on this weekend for who knows what. The antics and artistic expressions vary each year, with people from the community all coming together to put on some rare breed of talent show. slamfestivals.org

— Stephanie Evans, Bliss TeamBy: Cheri Cola