There are HEAPS of cool things going on around the Bozeman area before the 4th of July even shows up. Parties, BBQs, family-friendly stuff, many FREE events - it's shaping up to be a packed week of social options and we've put together a list of some of your best choices to keep busy.

Thursday, June 29th, 2023 - Western BBQ at the Bozeman Lodge: (1547 Hunters Way, Bozeman) Happening 3pm to 5pm. Who said an assisted living center wasn't totally cool? Check this out! "We're throwing a rip-roarin' Western-style shindig, and we reckon you don't wanna miss it! Saddle up and mosey on over for a finger-lickin' BBQ extravaganza like no other. Our grillmasters will be servin' up mouthwaterin' elk sliders that'll make your taste buds dance a jig. And don't y'all fret, 'cause we'll have a saloon full of cocktails made with the finest local spirits that'll have you hollerin' "Yeehaw!" Let know you're coming! RSVP to asteighner@bozeman-lodge.com or call 406-522-5452.

Thursday, June 29th, 2023 - Big Sky's Music in the Mountains: Joslyn and the Sweet Compression: Starts at 6pm. This event happens in Len Hill Park in the Big Sky Town Center and is family friendly and FREE to attend. No dogs allowed, please. There will be two opening bands on Thursday. Inflatables for the kids to play. Park opens at 6pm and music starts with an acoustic set from Robby Hutto, followed by local sensations Dammit Lauren! at 7pm. Joslyn and the Sweet Compression will take the stage at 8:15 p.m.

Thursday, June 29th, 2023 - Hidden History: Rediscovering Bozeman Creek with The Extreme History Project: Happening in downtown Bozeman, 6pm to 7pm. This is a walking tour suitable for almost any age. "Join The Extreme History Project, Mountain Time Arts, and the Bozeman Historic Preservation Advisory Group on a collaborative walking tour of this historic waterway. Each organization will tell you about Bozeman Creek through their lens. We will uncover the history and hydrology of this important waterway, along with the rich natural and cultural history of the creek."

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Friday, June 30th, 2023 - MOSS Family Nature Walk - ROCK HOUNDS at Peets Hill/Burke Park: (600 South Church Avenue, Bozeman) Happening 9:30am to 10:30am. No registration is necessary and this rock walk is FREE. (Donations are always appreciated.) This is one of a series of fun kids' events put on by MOSS. Meet at the bottom of Peet's Hill. "Family-Friendly Nature Walk with MOSS digging deeper into the awesomeness of rocks! Bring a full water bottle, and snacks, and be prepared for the weather. A change of clothing is always a good idea."

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Saturday, July1st, 2023 - Park County Rural Fire Firefighters Association Pancake Feed in Livingston: (304 East Park Street, Livingston) Happening 7am to 11am. Park County Rural Fire Firefighters Association is hosting its annual pancake feed breakfast with an "at will donation if you're able. Come hang out an re-connect with your Livingston community over breakfast!

Saturday, July 1st, 2023 - The Gallatin Valley Farmers' Market at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds: Happening 9am to Noon. Get all your local goods for the 4th of July holiday at the farmers' market. Serving up locally grown meats, veggies, and dairy products is SO much better. This market has been around for 50 years and you'll find nearly 150 vendors. "Featuring local vendors of homemade food, handmade crafts, and locally grown produce, the GVFM strives to support home-based businesses as a program of Career Transitions."

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