31st Annual Downtown Strawberry Festival
The 31st Annual Downtown Strawberry Festival, held on Saturday, July 8, 2022, was truly a festival to remember. As Billings' largest street festival, it brought together approximately 125 vendors, including local retailers, non-profit organizations, and Arts & Crafts merchants from around the region.
Visitors to the festival had the opportunity to explore a wide array of crafted creations. From stunning photography and exquisite oil paintings to beautiful jewelry, textiles, woodwork, sculptures, glass art, ceramics, and garden art, there was something to captivate every artistic taste.
One of the highlights of the festival was the presence of numerous 'Made in Montana' goods. This was the perfect chance to support local artisans and discover unique products that showcase the talent and creativity of Montana's artists.
For those attending with children, the festival had a plethora of activities and entertainment options. Kids could enjoy balloon twisters, laser tag, and various crafts and activities designed to spark their imagination and creativity. There was never a dull moment for the little ones!
Of course, no festival is complete without live entertainment, and the Strawberry Festival certainly delivered in this aspect. The Skypoint stage came alive with a diverse range of performances, ensuring that there was something for everyone to enjoy. From local bands and musicians to dance troupes and theatrical acts, the festival created a vibrant and energetic atmosphere that kept attendees enthralled throughout the day.
And let's not forget about the food! The Strawberry Festival had a delectable variety of cuisine and beverages on offer. Food trucks specializing in BBQ, Mexican, Pan Asian, German cuisine, Thai food, shaved ice, and much more satisfied the cravings of festival-goers. Whether you were in the mood for something savory, sweet, or refreshing, there was a culinary delight to please every palate.
The 31st Annual Downtown Strawberry Festival was a true celebration of community, creativity, and culture. Mark your calendars for next year because you won't want to miss the excitement and joy that the Strawberry Festival brings to downtown Billings.