Indigenous Americans celebrate at Crow Fair Powwow, Crow Agency, Montana. Photo courtesy Crazy Crow Trading Post.
Indigineous American powwows and fairs are special events held annually at various cities around Montana. Powwows highlight singing, drumming, stories, dancing, and dress of indigenous American peoples. Fun for the entire family. The granddaddy of them all is Crow Fair near Hardin, Montana. Crow Fair attract thousands of visitors.
- Kyiyo Powwow, Missoula
- American Indian Council Powwow, Bozeman
- North American Indian Alliance Powwow, Butte
- Little Shell Chippewa Powwow, Ulm
- Last Chance Community Powwow, Helena
- MSUB (Montana State University-Billings) Powwow, Billings
- Sweetgrass Society Powwow, Havre
- Salish Kootenai College Powwow, Pablo
- North American Indian Days, Browning
- Valley of the Chiefs Powwow and Rodeo, Lodge Grass
- Rocky Boy Powwow, Box Elder
- Wadopana Powwow, Wolf Point
- Hays Powwow, Hays
- Poplar Indian Days, Poplar
- Crow Fair Powwow and Rodeo, Crow Agency
Dates of events may change from year-to-year. Just do a look-up on Google for a powwow/fair and find dates and a description of activities. NOTICE: Many events in Montana are being cancelled in 2020, due to concerns about coronavirus. So check on an event before you go to see if it still scheduled to take place in 2020.
2020 Season is cancelled, due to coronavirus concerns
Join us June 5-13, 2021
The highly acclaimed Red Lodge Music Festival is a premier event in Montana. Participants learn and perform: musical groups include wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, and orchestras. Talent shows, ball games and more make this event so enjoyable.
Performances, by faculty and students, are scheduled for the general public and are held at the Red Lodge Civic Center Auditorium. For 2019, this event runs June 1-9.
Schedule of performances open to public, Red Lodge Music Festival:
Faculty Chamber Concerts are June 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8.
Concerts begin at 7:30 and are held at the Civic Center.
Tickets are $12.00 each per concert.
Student ensemble concerts are Thursday and Friday the 6th and 7th and start at 7:00. No charge. The final band and orchestra concert is Sunday afternoon, June 9th.
Don’t miss this one. A ton of talent here. So nice.
The era of the mountain man, the most active period being roughly 1810-1850, is one of the most interesting periods in northern Rocky Mountain history. People who live in Montana have not forgotten this special period.
Modern day folks gather to celebrate the culture and history of mountain men. These events are called a rendezvous. This summer a dedicated bunch of locals in western Montana puts on a great show.
No Green River excesses (as of early day gatherings, 1830s, of mountain men in Wyoming) at this rendezvous. This event is pure family fun.
In 2020, Wild Horse Rendezvous is May 22-25. Active participation or just hanging out is okay. Public welcome. Vendors come too with period clothing and food.
Due to coronavirus concerns, this event is cancelled for 2020.
2020 RED ANTS PANTS FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED DUE TO CORNOAVIRUS PANDEMIC. THE FESTIVAL WILL BACK IN 2021.
The Red Ants Pants Musical Festival is pure fun for all. The festival is this summer in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, July 23-26, 2020. Entertainment of all kinds makes this festival so enjoyable: music, hayrides, dance, kids’ tent, a beer garden, and more with plenty of good food for everyone. Non-refundable tickets available April 4, 2020.
Treat yourself and go!!