By Kelsey Dzintars

July 25-26 / Big Sky, Montana

Celebrate one of Montana’s premier outdoor activities near one of the nation’s famous blue-ribbon trout streams. The Big Sky Fly Fishing Festival is a multi-day, family-friendly celebration of fly fishing on the Gallatin River, connecting community to the waters, fish and habitats that are vital to the sport. Event proceeds support conservation and restoration efforts by the Gallatin River Task Force within the Upper Gallatin watershed.



The festival kicks off Saturday, July 25 at the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill with the Hooked on the Gallatin Banquet and Fundraiser, an evening of delicious food, wine, live music, and silent and live auctions.

The weekend continues Sunday at the Big Sky Town Center Park with Orvis 101 and 201 workshops; casting competitions; fly-tying demonstrations; information on river conservation; live music; and much more. Lone Peak Cinema will host two screenings of the 2015 F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour on Sunday evening.