April is a show stopping month in Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. Enjoy the leftovers of winter, notice the blossoms of spring, and get prepared for a month full of adventure.  The museums, state parks, and mountains are open anytime, but here are our top 25 things to do only in April in Great Falls.

  1. We got one word for you: Jazz. Dance the night away to Pink Martini, a world-renowned Portland based big band.
  2. The summer camp story? We want to hear it. Take the mic or warm a seat during Stories to Tell.
  3. She’s tired of wings, bro. Give date night a twist and grab tickets to dinner theater, Act Normal Theater Company: Music Man Jr.
  4. Put down the auto-trader and see the rigs up-close-and-personal at the Custom Car Show.
  5. Dance the night away to Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs. Extra points if you get down as hard as their fiddler.
  6. Bust out a hometown chant during a University of Providence Softball game. Go Argos!
  7. The Mannequin Jump at Showdown Montana is must see.
  8. Cross off  all the museums on your bucket list during Sunday Sampler.
  9. Drag Trivia Night at Enbar raises the standard on entertainment and eyebrows.
  10. Looking to cut the crap? Try a cooking lesson.
  11. Prepare your gut for non-stop giggles at Tuesday Night Comedy. (Pro tip: use the bathroom beforehand.)
  12. The Back Alley Pub has too many shows this month to list! GO! Grab a pint and move your hips. Warm-up neck stretches are recommended.
  13. Get comfy in your Hammer Pants at the 80’s Rewind Party.
  14. Veggies aren’t just a summer fad. Pick up fresh Montana produce, artisan goods, and crafts at the indoor Farmers Market.
  15. The Great Falls Montana Symphony presents: Benediction. Prepare to be impressed.
  16. If you’ve never been to a Pond Skim, now’s your chance. If you have… here’s another chance.
  17. FRESH! Food Forum offers gardening lessons and healthy vendors in a fun, family friendly environment. Bring the kiddos.
  18. Dust off your journal and take the mic during Poetry Open Mic Night. This is a safe space to share.
  19. The Shrine Circus hits Montana ExpoPark!
  20. Beer? Yes, please. Get the good stuff at Spring Brew Fest.
  21. Strut. Your. Stuff. It’s the Downtown Great Falls Bridal Walk.
  22. Every Tuesday during April Toast (a specialty craft cocktail or beer) for a Cause at Enbar.
  23. Rev your engines, don your checker flagged jacket, and get LOUD at the Montana Spring Round-up.
  24. Show off your pre-summer bod during the Ice Breaker Road Race.
  25. Calling all cards sharks, zoot suits owners, and self-proclaimed poker gods for Vegas in the Falls.
  26. Yippee! Big Sky Regional Rodeo Finals fills Montana ExpoPark.
  27. Snacks. Sunglasses. Lawn chair. Now your set for a University of Providence Lacrosse Game. Go Argos!


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