School is out- What to do now?

Chloe Geary and McKenzie Connell, Staff Writers

Now that CMR has let out for the year, we’ll have to figure out some things to occupy our time with this summer. Whether you want to walk around the Art Museum or go out for a hike, the things to do in Great Falls are endless. Here’s a few options, or come up with something on your own!


24, 25, 26 –  Fort Benton’s Summer Celebration. This is a city wide festival including a city band concert, pie auction, and a street dance every evening. The Summer Celebration was named Montana’s event of the year, it’s definitely worth checking out!

29 – The Great Falls Municipal band will be presenting a Patriotic Summer Celebration at 5:30 pm in the downtown Civic Center.


4, 5 – Our home baseball team, the Voyagers, will be playing the Missoula Osprey. The will be having multiple home games, and more information on what dates and tickets is on their website.

28 through August 5 – Montana State Fair. This event is one of the biggest in Montana’s summer months. Wristbands are $22, and the concerts this year will feature Fluffy, the comedian and Brett Eldredge, a country singer.


26 & 27– Shakespeare in the Park. Come enjoy some classical performances, Macbeth and You Never Can Tell, on the UGF campus at 6 pm both nights.

All summer long:

The Farmers Market is operating every Saturday from 6 to 12 in the morning. Enjoy fresh baked goodies and creative artwork as you walk around the market, all owned and operated by businesses in town.

The Great Falls Municipal Band performs every Wednesday at 7:30 pm in Gibson Park. The performances will start late June and end in early July. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the music since seating is limited.

Giant Springs is a state park right here in Great Falls, and if you’ve lived in Great Falls your whole life you’ve probably been there countless times. However, it’s still worth mentioning because it’s the perfect place for a walk, bike ride, picnic, or fishing!

Thanks to our great placement in the mountains, we are surrounded by free entertainment during good weather. Hiking! Some well-known trails are the Sluice Boxes, Our Lake, Devil’s Glen, and so many more. Just quickly grab a water bottle, good shoes, and a friend, and you are set for a great few hours.

First People’s Buffalo Jump –  Here you can hike or explore the visitor’s center, but if you take the time to explore the First Peoples Buffalo Jump’s website, the park has events throughout the entire summer. These events include movie nights, guided nature walks, and Shakespeare in the Park.

Paris Gibson Art Museum is not only completely free, it also houses new exhibits every month. This fantastic museum is open every night, and is for classy students who just wanna stroll around the museum looking at local artist’s work.

Drive in Theater in Butte on German Gulch Road, the Silver Bow Twin Drive In is open every night of the week during the summer. The gates open at 8:45 and start at 9:30. To figure out what movies are showing call (406)-782-8095. The cost is $6 for adults and cash only