By Mira Brody EBS STAFF
BIG SKY – For many, spending the Fourth of July in Big Sky is an unbreakable tradition. Whether it’s the live music, warm weather, mountain biking, ziplining or fireworks in past years, there’s just something about celebrating our country’s independence under the shadow of Lone Mountain. EBS has put together a comprehensive guide for your Fourth of July weekend so you don’t miss out.
Music in the Mountains
The Arts Council of Big Sky is once again hosting their Fourth of July Music in the Mountains free concert series. The weekend will kick off on Saturday, July 3 with Steep Canyon Rangers, the band comedian Steve Martin infamously plays banjo in, and conclude on July 4 with the Tiny Band. Due to high fire danger, the Arts Council has decided to forgo their annual fireworks show this year.
Big Sky Artisan Festival
Peruse Big Sky’s talented artists at the Big Sky Artisan Festival on Saturday, June 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Town Center’s Fire Pit Park. Hosted by the Arts Council of Big Sky, the festival will feature 30 different artists from different mediums including pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry and much more.
On July 4, Big Sky Resort is hosting the Firecracker Open at the Big Sky Resort Golf Course benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation. Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members. Entry fee includes 18 holes, a cart, practice balls, lunch during golfing, flag prizes and awards, and a player gift. Call the golf shop at (406) 995-5780 to register.
The resort will also be open for the usual family-friendly activities—scenic chairlift rides, biking, hiking, Lone Peak Expeditions and zipline.
Fourth of July 5K
The Big Sky Community Organization is hosting the Fourth of July 5K race at the Big Sky Community Park starting at 8:30 a.m. BSCO encourages participants to bring their friends and family wear costumes, and enjoy the local trails Big Sky has to offer.