Spring is here, and that means new ways to experience Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. Great Falls is blooming with family-friendly events, craft brew festivals, art tours, live theater, and more this spring.

CRAFT BEER

Grab your Montana Brewery Passport and explore the refreshing craft breweries of Great Falls Montana. The barley used in the brewing process is grown within 50 miles of Great Falls and malted within minutes of the brewery’s front door. This spring, Great Falls will host the Electric City Brew Fest and the Beer & Gear Festival. These events will kick off a great spring season in Great Falls and show off the heritage of Great Falls as a craft beer destination.

 

ADVENTURE

This spring, brush off winter by experiencing college rodeo finals, Montana’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, an epic bike ride that takes you over 2 dams, run one of Montana’s largest road races, or enjoy a hike while celebrating trails and open spaces. In Great Falls, outdoor adventure is close at hand. Within minutes, you can be on the river relaxing in a kayak, enjoying a jog or bike ride on a 60-mile trail, or hiking in pristine wilderness in solitude. When you’re ready for an amazing spring time adventure, Great Falls has what you need!

 

LIVE THEATER & ART

This spring, immerse yourself in Art & Culture in Great Falls. David Casteal brings his award-winning performance of York to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Surround yourself with amazing art, food, and culture on the April Showers Art Tour. The University of Providence Performing Arts department presents an Opera Gala that includes performances of The Magic FluteHansel and GretelCarmen, and The Pirates of Penzance. Enjoy hand-painted Luminaria bags on the Luminaria walk along the River’s Edge Trail. Complimenting these premiere events are a variety of live music, from rock & roll, blues, jazz, folk, and more!

 

HERITAGE & HISTORY

Lewis & Clark Festival

Great Falls celebrates its rich heritage and history that includes mining, railroading, the Lewis & Clark exploration, and more. This spring, festivals and events will help you learn about Great Falls, and what makes this city great. As one point on Montana’s golden triangle, Great Falls is proud to host Montana’s favorite Farmer’s Market. For over 20 years, downtown Great Falls comes alive during Crusin’ the Drag. The history and legacy of Lewis & Clark comes alive with re-enactments, story-telling, and a bluegrass concert at the Lewis & Clark Festival. If you’ve ever wanted to see a burly man throw a caber (large pole), a Scottish hammer throw, or hear a drum corps perform traditional Celtic music, the Kilt o’ the Falls festival is for you!

This spring, Great Falls offers rich cultural experiences, outdoor adventure, and events that will renew your soul and energize your mind. Come to the Basecamp to get the Spring back in your step!