There’s a lot going on this weekend in Billings, so get out and have some fun!
Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24
Parade of Homes 2017
It’s the last weekend to catch a glimpse of some of the amazing new residential construction going up here in Billings. The 26th Annual Home Builders Association of Billings’ Parade of Homes features 10 homes to tour and you can do so on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. Plot your route with a map on the association’s website.
Friday September 22
Family Fun Night: Hobbit Day
Bilbo, Frodo and the rest of the Hobbit gang celebrate their 80th birthdays. Well, actually, it’s the 80th anniversary of the story’s publishing. You’re invited to join in the celebration with Hobbit trivia, mazes, coloring and more. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. at Billings Public Library (510 N. Broadway).
Ales for Trails
I can’t think of a better way to spend a lazy Friday evening in Billings that listening to live music, drinking local brews and munching on food truck fare. You can do the same at Dehler Park (2611 9th Ave N), starting at 5 p.m. today. Maybe you’ll get lucky in the Fat Tire Bike Raffle or play some giant beer pong.
Saturday, September 23
Evening Under the Big Sky
A fundraiser for the Montana Audubon Center, Evening Under the Big Sky features dinner, a no-host bar, silent and live auctions and live music with John Roberts of John Roberts Y Pan Blanco. Get details and buy tickets online, here.
Saturday Live 2017
It must be benefit Saturday because Saturday Live helps our schools. It’s a family event, held outdoors with a carnival, dunking booths, face painting for the kids, haunted houses and more. Help support the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools by showing up and having fun. The event is being held at Pioneer Park from 10 a.m., until 4 p.m.
Billings Symphony presents Montana Splendor
It’s the opening soiree for Billings Symphony’s 67th season and the first half features Zoltan’s Kodaly’s Dances of Marosszek and Eric Funk’s Symphony No. 2 Montana. For the second half you’ll witness the return of Andrew von Oeyen performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Get tickets for this Alberta Bair Theater event by calling (406) 252-3610.
Back Alley Brats Bout
Symphony a bit too highbrow for your tastes? How does roller derby sound? Head to MetraPark arena for the Back Alley Brats Bout. The show starts at 7 p.m. Call (406) 256-2400 for ticket details or go online to metrapark.com.
Dennis Quaid and The Sharks
From Academy Award performances on screen to pickin’ and singin’ at the Pub Station, Dennis Quaid brings it to Billings. Get to 2502 1st Ave N by 8 p.m.
Pump-N-Run for Recovery
Well, this one’s different. Participants are judged not just by endurance, but strength as well. All they have to do is bench press before the race and they can knock time off their final race time.
Open to a dozen different age and gender divisions, it’s happening at ZooMontana. Learn more about it online at rimrock.org.
Flat Track #5 Under the Lights
Motorcycles under the lights! Organizers say that the Flat Track bikes are “are some of the fastest bikes on dirt.” You can see for yourself tonight, starting at 7 p.m. at Billings Motorcuycle Club, 3630 Old Blue Creek Rd. in Billings. Learn more at bmcmontana.com.
Sunday, September 24
Run for Her 5K
Even if you’re not a runner, the Run For Her 5K offers a fun afternoon of entertainment, food and games. Plus, it’s a benefit for victims of human trafficking.