Big Sky Pride
Celebrating Pride in Montana

Events


High Spilling-the-Tea Time
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

High Spilling-the-Tea Time

As Pride week winds down, one last chance to sit with your friends and chat about all the plans we have going forward and remind several of us some of the things we've did while slightly less than with it. 🤪

A casual gathering with some great drinks on a fun patio. A great way to end the week.

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Recovery Brunch
Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

Recovery Brunch

After a long weekend of celebrating with several thousand of your nearest and dearest, it’s time to take a moment, have some breakfast, maybe one last mimosa (or five) and settle down to face the world. Yes, tomorrow we’re back at the grind, but we’ll be refreshed and ready to take it all on!

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We're Here, We're Queer Dance Party!
Jun
22
to Jun 23

We're Here, We're Queer Dance Party!

Big Sky Pride 2019 and The Jesters Bar Present: We're Here, We're Queer Dance Party! This is our second year partnering with such an amazing organization! On June 21st get your party boots and your dance pants on for this event! Music by DJ Echo Graham and Chaddabox.

10pm/Free/21 plus with valid ID!

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Montana Gender Alliance Youth Gathering
Jun
22
5:30 PM17:30

Montana Gender Alliance Youth Gathering

Join us at the Montana Book Co. and find out where our other chapters are around the state, because trust, there's far more of us than you realize.

This event for everyone with a focus on youth, coming out, being you, being awesome, and being true to yourself. Please stop in and sign up and find out where our chapters are, how you can be involved, and all the other amazing things that our community has for you!

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The 7th Annual Montana Bears & Brews
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

The 7th Annual Montana Bears & Brews

The 7th Annual Brews & Bears party is open to everyone and a chance to chill and relax with all your snuggliest friends! The Montana Bears t-shirt for 2019 is up and ready, and anyone wearing a bear shirt gets a free raffle ticket.

Yes, that's right, we have prizes! You can buy your tickets at the party, and you must be present to win! The Brews & Bears is open to everyone.

Want the shirt now? You can get it at Ajaxx63:

http://www.ajaxx63.com/rf32-montana-bears-mil.html

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QTPOC Pride Social
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

QTPOC Pride Social

Join us for a QTPOC Pride Social on the 3rd floor of the Montana Club!

QTPOC Pride Social is a place for all LGBTQ+ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to intentionally hold space and create community. Join us for drinks, snacks, and socializing in a QTPOC dominant space.

A note for white folx:
Thank you for your allyship and support. We love celebrating Pride alongside you. And we ask that you NOT attend the QTPOC Pride Social. Please value and protect this space for BIPOC. It is not just a kind thing to do, it is crucial to supporting the resistance of oppression. For more on this, please read: https://arrow-journal.org/why-people-of-color-need-spaces-without-white-people/

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6 on 6 Noodleball Tournament
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

6 on 6 Noodleball Tournament

Have you ever played Noodleball? Yes? Great!

No? Also great! Because we have the greatest doodlers around and they are willing to teach, and you should be willing to play! It all goes down in Pioneer Park after the rally, surrounded by other events, it'll be tons of fun. Equipment provided, but wear comfortable shoes and athletic outfits, and be prepared to maybe get a grass stain or three!

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The Mister Sisters Present: Drag Queen Story Hour Big Sky Pride
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

The Mister Sisters Present: Drag Queen Story Hour Big Sky Pride

Drag Queen Story Hour (Big Sky Pride Edition) will take place on Saturday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm at Montana Book Company!

The hour will include three inclusive children’s stories read by your favorite queens, a dance/movement activity, and the chance to decorate your own crown/wand.

Admission is FREE, but space is limited!

https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org
https://www.radarproductions.org/
http://www.michelletea.com/

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Pride Meet & Greet for Bryce Bennett
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Pride Meet & Greet for Bryce Bennett

Join Candidate for Secretary of State, Sen. Bryce Bennett for a meet and greet at Ten Mile Creek Brewing on June 22nd as part of the Big Sky Pride 2019 celebrations!

Bryce was the first openly gay man to be elected to the Montana Legislature in 2010 and is now running to be the first openly LGBTQ person elected statewide! With you help we can do it!

Have some light snacks, grab a beer, and hear about Bryce's plan to make our democracy accountable to the people of Montana - not the dark money and out of state special interests.

Cant attend? Support the campaign here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bennettmt

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Pokémon Go at Big Sky Pride!
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Pokémon Go at Big Sky Pride!

Attention Pokémon Go Trainers!

Join the Pokémon Go Helena (MT) community following the parade for a meetup at the Lewis and Clark Library on June 22, 2019 at 1:00PM!

Come meet your fellow Trainers, share your coolest catches, and maybe participate in a trade or two (or three!).

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, as well as a unique Special Event Badge for meetup participants!

You can also come prove that you have what it takes to be the very best at the Rainbow Cup Tournament! Entry is free and open to everyone. The tournament winner will be awarded a Grand Prize of $25 in Pokécoins (and bragging rights for a full year) as well as $10 rewards for both 2nd and 3rd place winners!

Please see the links below for questions and additional information:
* Pokémon Go Helena (MT) Discord:
https://discord.gg/5U4CEU8
* Rainbow Cup Tournament Registration (Free!):
https://silph.gg/t/yxgz/pokemon-go-helena-mt-rainbow-cup

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Climb Every Rainbow
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Climb Every Rainbow

The lovely folks at Stonetree are once again opening their doors to everyone coming to Helena for Big Sky Pride so you can get your climb on in one of the greatest places in town! Simply show up and show your pride! Buy one day pass at full price and get one for free!

This is a family-friendly event and everyone is welcome to climb!

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Big Sky Pride Rally & Festival
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Big Sky Pride Rally & Festival

At the end of the parade is Anchor Park, where we'll take a quick moment to hear from the leaders of our community as we showcase all we've accomplished leading to now, and speak to what's next! Kicking off with our Grand Marshall Kelli Twoteeth, and including Lt. Governor Mike Cooney, Mayor Wilmot Collins, Representative Kim Abbott, Senator Bryce Bennet, and many others.

The Pride Festival includes vendors and information from businesses and groups that are working to improve life for our community. We encourage you to check them out, from finding out about Health Care issues with Aging to getting tested for STIs, to good food, colorful swag, and other surprises.

And the rally will only last 1 hour (we promise) and the festival is up until 5pm.

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Big Sky Pride Parade 2019
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Big Sky Pride Parade 2019

  • Last Chance Gulch from 11th to Broadway (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join nearly four-thousand of your best friends as we color the Queen City with every color in the rainbow! This will be the biggest, glitteriest, most fabulous strut down a town that’s been seen west of the Mississippi, and you definitely want to join in! Be sure to get to the staging area early, and if you’re in a group or representing an organization, please be sure to register in advance, online!

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Interfaith Pride Worship: Rise Up Like the Sun
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Interfaith Pride Worship: Rise Up Like the Sun

Join St. Paul's United Methodist Church and the Montana Interfaith Network for LGBTQ+ centered and celebrated worship! Honor our diverse, unique, and God-given identities and orientations in song, word, and ritual interweaving many faith traditions.

There will be a coffee and treats prior to the worship service. All are welcome!

Worship begins at 9:00 AM in the St. Paul's sanctuary. Rev. Laura Folkwein, Small Group Ministries Coordinator from University Congregational Church of Missoula, will be preaching.

An interfaith teach-in will follow beginning around 9:45 AM offering perspectives on religious texts and allyship from Rabbi Ed Stafman of Bozeman and other religious leaders.

Treble-voiced singers are welcome to join a pick-up choir led by Helena's own Judy Fjell, gathering in the St. Paul's choir room at 8:30 before the start of the service!

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Mount Helena Hike & Breakfast at Devil's Kitchen
Jun
22
7:30 AM07:30

Mount Helena Hike & Breakfast at Devil's Kitchen

For those who need a work out before the events, the Montana Club will be joining us up Mount Helena with breakfasts and beverages, and a chance to start the biggest day of Pride off on top of the world!

The trail is located south of downtown Helena. Drive south on Park Avenue until you see the sign for Mount Helena City Park and Reeders Village. Drive up through the subdivision on Readers Village Drive to the dirt parking lot.

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Foam Party
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Foam Party

Once again, you’ll got the squeakiest clean of any party, right at the Rialto! Join all your friends as you slip, slide and enjoy, with drink specials and the hottest DJ in town!

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The Mister Sisters Present: Game Of Crowns
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Mister Sisters Present: Game Of Crowns

Join us for The Mister Sisters Present: Game of Crowns!
Kick off your PRIDE weekend celebration with this parody show loosely based on a popular tv show you may or may not be familiar with, the Queens of Bitcheros are plotting to make their final move to be the ONE TRUE ruler of all the realms. Who will emerge victorious and who will meet a bitter end?

When: Friday, June 21st 7:30-9pm
Where: The Mryna Loy Theatre in Helena
TIckets: TheMisterSisters.com

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Potty Mouth Pottery Night for Pride
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Potty Mouth Pottery Night for Pride

Join us for a night of of naughty fun during Big Sky Pride right here in Helena! Let your dirty mind run wild for this filthy event. We will have a variety of potty mouth silk screens and designs available or we can help you make your own design a reality. We will provide snacks for all. This event is for adults and mature teens with a parent.

All Attendees Must Be Registered

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Welcome Party Meet & Greet
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Welcome Party Meet & Greet

Join all your friends from across the state as we gather in Helena at the Lewis & Clark, pick up our swag and our Gay Agendas™ and smile, hug, and laugh together before we hit the grooves and party the weekend away! We’ll be on the patio with all the rainbows, and it’s a nice place to start out.

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Dirty Jokes & Dirty Girls
Jun
20
10:00 PM22:00

Dirty Jokes & Dirty Girls

Presented by Headframe Spirits, and featuring the comics from the Perfectly Queer Again Comedy Show, it's time for a bit of booze and a bit of fun, and you should definitely not bring your kids. Because sometimes the humor is just for adults.

Grab your friends, your sense of adventure, and your funny bones because it's time to get a little rowdy and a bit weird.

Headframe Spirits will be there, with some swag, some tastes, and the recipes for the dirty girls, so you can get your swerve on while listening to comedians tell you how their living their best lives.

Tickets are just $5 at the door, and the show may start a bit earlier or a bit later depending on how things shake out at the earlier show, and how long it takes to walk to the Rath from the Holter. Especially with that Stop for Shots!

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