In a move to make the festival even better, The Yellowstone Art Museum will be hosting the 45th annual SummerFair Festival at South Park. That means there will be a pavilion for 2023’s entertainment lineup, an area for food trucks to park, and access to the pool and splash pad. 

SummerFair is one of the biggest arts and crafts festivals on this side of the state. Over 100 artists, community groups, and food vendors will be present this year. All vendors must sell home-made items. Arts and crafts are only one part of the event. Local beers, live entertainment, and art demonstrations are also part of the festivities.

This is what Mayor Bill Cole had to say about SummerFair moving to South Park: “I am thrilled that the Yellowstone Art Museum is hosting SummerFair at South Park. South Park is a gem in our downtown core and offers many family amenities. This new venue brings energy—and the arts—to the heart of our magic city.”

Yellowstone Art Museum listed the following as what guests SummerFair booths:

  • painting and printmaking
  • photography
  • pottery and ceramics
  • upcycled art from nature
  • glass
  • woodwork
  • metal
  • fiber art
  • body products
  • artisan foods
  • local organizations

The 45th annual SummerFair will be taking place the following days:

  • Friday, June 23, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM,
  • Saturday, June 24, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 25, from 10 AM to 4 PM

The Live Music schedule is below:

  • Friday, June 23, 5-8 PM: Montana’s favorite funk band Reverend Slanky
  • Saturday, June 24, 5-7 PM: local Country Rock favorites Calvin and the Coal Cars

Families are encouraged to bring little ones. Children 6 and younger get free admission. In addition, there will be craft activities and supplies to complete them, for youth of all ages.