Jun
14
Jun 17

Big Sky Pride 2018

  • The Queen City

The 25th Anniversary of Pride in Montana will be held in the same city as the first pride parade in the state, Helena. So mark your calendars now! We'll have details up starting after we get to 2018!


Recovery Brunch
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Recovery Brunch

  • Last Chance Pub

After a weekend of glitz, glitter, humor, marching, singing, dancing, drinking, and all that jazz, it's time to wind it down. But that just means it's one last chance to get together with friends from across the state and have one last huzzah before heading home. And don't forget, next year it's in Helena!

Interfaith Service
Jun
18
9:30 am09:30

Interfaith Service

  • Billings First Congregational Church

Join the faith leaders of Billings as they come together for an Interfaith Service at First Congregational Church.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Party
Jun
17
Jun 18

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Party

  • The Loft

Join all your friends as we dance the night away with the most amazing spinning in town! You definitely want to cap your night by hitting Montana's oldest and only LGBTQI-owned and operated club for Big Sky Pride!

Dance Dance Rainbowlution!
Jun
17
Jun 18

Dance Dance Rainbowlution!

  • NOVA Center for the Performing Arts

Show your PRIDE and party the night away with Rainbow Coffee House presents DANCE, DANCE, RAINBOWLUTION!


RCH is teaming up with DJ Zach Quiroz and NOVA Center for the Performing Arts to provide a night of fun, alcohol-free entertainment. Admission is **FREE** and open to all young folks ages 13-18 years old. Doors open at 9pm and the party will rage until midnight! 
Come dressed for a night of dancing, music, and karaoke and ready to show your PRIDE!!
Who: ALL young folks ages 13-18 years old
Where: NOVA Center for the Performing Arts - 2317 Montana Avenue
When: June 17th from 9pm-midnight
Again, admission is **FREE** and refreshments will be available!

Pride Night Dance Party at the Legion
Jun
17
Jun 18

Pride Night Dance Party at the Legion

  • American Legion Post 4

The Legion's major Pride weekend dance party, drink specials, special guest DJ, and more. Come on out to the party in your Pride swag!

$2 cover (proceeds to benefit Big Sky Pride)

The DMT & M!STER.3
Helena's masters of the groove & thang!
Over 25 years of experience making the floors shake and the crowds quake, The DMT & M!STER.3 promise to bounce your pride mixing old favorites with new hits and keeping floor popping all night long!

The Fish Stix - PROUD
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

The Fish Stix - PROUD

  • The Loft

The girls are back and they're helping Billings celebrate PRIDE! Join Domonique, Erica, Anna, Lana and Faleasha with MC Jeffrey as they bring PRIDE to the Loft Dance Club stage!
Tickets go on sale May 1st in Wild Willy's Casino! Coming in from out of town....no worries, the bar can take your ticket orders and have them ready at will call. Sorry, no credit card sales. Ask for details!
To keep the party going all weekend, also note that doors will open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm SHARP! It's a little earlier than usual, but the energy is going to go ALL NIGHT LONG!

Lipstick and Lipsynch Drag Show
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Lipstick and Lipsynch Drag Show

  • North Park

Calling all queens! The park will be busting out with sequins and sass as every drag queen in the state gets a chance to strut her stuff for the grand finale of the festival in the park. You're gonna see the gurls lipsynch for their lives as they bring the big finish and the highest drag to the stage!

And if you're one of the queens and you want to perform, be sure to get in touch by sending us a message and we'll get you in the mix!

It is an all ages show, but please keep in mind that it's still a drag show. We will keep it as clean as possible but please use your discretion.

Saturday Night Martini Happy Hour
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Saturday Night Martini Happy Hour

  • Doc Harper's Tavern

Join your friends for a pre event cocktail or appetizer at our favorite martini bar! And check out their special Pride weekend drink and Pride Montucky cans!

Social Justice Kiki
Jun
17
2:30 pm14:30

Social Justice Kiki

  • Trailhead Spirits

Join our progressive partner organizations that are fighting daily to improve our lives for a toast to all we’ve got, and a quick note on what we’re going for next! Enjoy a drink or two and chat with MCADSV and MHRN about the work they are doing across the state.

A special thanks to Trailhead Distillery for hosting us as we cheer on the front-line in our fight toward full equality.

Bears & Brews
Jun
17
2:00 pm14:00

Bears & Brews

  • Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill

Join the 5th Annual Bears & Brews as the Montana Bears celebrate all the wonders of Pride. All are welcome as to join us as we celebrate the diversity of Montana with the glitteriest bunch of butches you've ever seen! This is the party of the year, you won't want to miss it!

Pride Olympics
Jun
17
1:00 pm13:00

Pride Olympics

  • American Legion Post 4

Pride olympics, includes corn hole, flip cup, and beer pong. $10 per 2 person team, sign ups begin at 1pm, games at 2pm sharp. Win PRIZES! Must be 21 years or older. Don't forget to order your Pride can Montucky too.

Pride Fest
Jun
17
1:00 pm13:00

Pride Fest

  • North Park

This year, Big Sky Pride is excited to host several events all afternoon and into the evening in Billings’ North Park. We’ll have tables from sponsors where you can find out about what they do for our community, and how they can help you, along with games, food trucks, a stage with entertainment from 1-6, with acts still coming in, a kickball tournament hosted by Q360 Health, Speed Dating with a Twist, as well as horse shoes and lawn games. For the kids we have a bouncy house as well as face paint and other arts & crafts. 

 

Wise Wonders Children's Museum

Not In Our Town

Mel’s Lunch Box

Rude Boyz

River Stone Health – doing testing

Yellowstone Dems – voter reg. 

Barjon Books

Wells Fargo

ACLU

MHRN

Keller – Williams Cheri

Jess Johnson- yardzee

Pride Foundation

BCBSMT

AFSP (Suicide Prevention)

MCADSV

MSU Diversity

Fit Body Boot Camp 

Rainbow Coffee House

Forward Montana

Magic City Rollers

Chicks with Sticks

The Book Cellar

Vintage Apothecary

Yardzee Games

Intermountain Distributing

Cajun Phatty's

 

And, there will be a beer garden hosted by Pub Station. 

 

All this is followed by the Lipstick and Lipsynch MT Drag Show for Pride and Movie in the park, Rio, from 8 to 10 pm. 

Big Sky Pride Rally
Jun
17
12:00 pm12:00

Big Sky Pride Rally

  • U.S. Federal Courthouse steps, Billings, MT

Join all our friends and allies as the LGBTQIA community of Montana comes together to celebrate the amazing wins, and hear from the people fighting the good fight as we continue our march towards full equality. There will be guest speakers, community members, copies of The Gay Agenda™ available and we promise to keep it to an hour!

Big Sky Pride Parade
Jun
17
11:00 am11:00

Big Sky Pride Parade

  • Downtown Billings

Marching to make a difference is important. Visibility is important. Rainbows are just awesome! So, bring your friends and family and meet us downtown for the Big Sky Pride parade! Afterwards, meet us on the court house steps for the Pride rally with several special guest speakers!

Line up for the Big Sky Pride Parade
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Line up for the Big Sky Pride Parade

  • Third Avenue North, between 22nd & 27th Streets

It's time to strut our stuff down the streets of the Magic City! Join everyone you can imagine as we gather to line up and begin the parade! Staging shall be conducted on Third Avenue North between North 22nd Street and North 27th Street. 

If you have a group, please be sure to register for the parade in advance!

Uptown Brunch
Jun
17
9:30 am09:30

Uptown Brunch

  • Doc Harper's Tavern

Join your friends at Doc Harper's Tavern for a brunch with a limited amount of wristbands that will get you bottomless mimosas. What divine madness!

Pride Tennis Mixer
Jun
17
8:30 am08:30

Pride Tennis Mixer

  • Pioneer Park

The Billings Tennis Association would like to welcome Pride to Billings! We will be hosting a tennis mixer with pastries, juice, coffee and fun social tennis! RSVP is required, please text 406.694.3051 with NAME, and USTA rating or level (beginner 2.0, intermediate 3.5, advanced 4.0+) so we can prearrange matches and have plenty of food and drink for everyone. We look forward to hosting our tennis friends from across the state at Pioneer Park upper courts.

Pancake Breakfast
Jun
17
8:30 am08:30

Pancake Breakfast

  • Billings First Congregational Church

Start your day off right with some warm pancakes brought to you by First Congregational Church. Everyone is welcome at this allied congregation.

Rainbows & Allies Dance Party
Jun
16
Jun 17

Rainbows & Allies Dance Party

  • The Loft

Everyone is welcome to unwind at The Loft with the hottest grooves and the latest remixes of your favorite songs. 

Pub Station Dance Party
Jun
16
Jun 17

Pub Station Dance Party

  • The Pub Station

That's right, we've got yet another great dance party for you! Enjoy the comedy and stay or come over after attending a movie or the Fish Stix show!

Ages 18+ for this epic dance party featuring the DMT & M!STER.3, Helena's masters of the groove & thang! These DJ's are the best at making the floors shake and the crowds quake. The DMT & M!STER.3 promise to bounce your pride mixing old favorites with new hits and keeping floor popping all night long!

Art House Cinema
Jun
16
8:30 pm20:30

Art House Cinema

  • Art House Cinema

Kick off  the LGBT+ film weekend at the Art House with Pride! the movie. Tickets available at the box office.

Fish Stix - We are Family
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Fish Stix - We are Family

  • The Loft

The girls are back and they're helping Billings celebrate PRIDE! Join Domonique, Erica, Anna, Lana and Faleasha with MC Jeffrey as they bring PRIDE to the Loft Dance Club stage!
Tickets go on sale May 1st in Wild Willy's Casino! Coming in from out of town....no worries, the bar can take your ticket orders and have them ready at will call. Sorry, no credit card sales. Ask for details!
To keep the party going all weekend, also note that doors will open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm SHARP! It's a little earlier than usual, but the energy is going to go ALL NIGHT LONG!

Danielle Egnew at the Pub Station
Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Danielle Egnew at the Pub Station

  • The Pub Station

The talented Danielle Egnew will be playing her new album for all to hear at the meet and greet. 

This show is included as part of the Queer on Their Feet & Frank Liotti comedy night, which will follow immediately at the Pub Station.

Stonewall Democrats Annual Meeting
Jun
16
5:55 pm17:55

Stonewall Democrats Annual Meeting

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings

Join us for our annual meeting where we'll elect a new President, Vice President, Secretary and board members so we can truly begin to help organize LGBTQIA & Allies running for office across the state of Montana.

We'll be meeting in Skybridge 1 in the Doubletree. Many thanks to the Doubletree by Hilton for donating the meeting room.

Welcome to Magic
Jun
16
3:00 pm15:00

Welcome to Magic

  • The Pub Station

The weekend is going to be amazing, and to start it all off we'll be meeting and greeting at the Pub Station, where you can meet up with all the LGBTQIA & Allies from around Montana. We'll have swag, copies of The Gay Agenda™ available, and a ton of stuff happening right at the Pub Station for the night! You definitely want to get to town for this!

Happiest of Hours!
Jun
16
2:00 pm14:00

Happiest of Hours!

  • American Legion Post 4

Come to town early and enjoy a leisure beverage before the big night of events! Buy one get one on wells and domestics.

PRIDE Kick-Off Glow Party
Jun
15
Jun 16

PRIDE Kick-Off Glow Party

  • The Loft

Kick off your PRIDE weekend at the Loft with a Glow Party hosted by The Fish Stix! White attire encourage to stand out in the crowd and if you ask nicely, one of the Fish Stix can add a little body paint to make you glow even more!
The party starts at 10pm and the dance floor is open until 2am! 21+ and IDs are required! Let's get Big Sky PRIDE weekend off to a GREAT start!

Projectile Queer Comedy
Jun
15
8:00 pm20:00

Projectile Queer Comedy

  • The Loft

Come on down and see your favorite Projectile players, joined by a queer cadre of stand-ups for a special night of the most colorful comedy at the Loft! $5 per person, message them on Facebook to reserve your table!