Summer in the Red Lodge, Montana Area
Our summers are loaded with fun. Hiking, horseback riding, biking, camping, fishing, 18-hole golf course, petting zoo, tennis courts, museum, art galleries, public pool and even a public library. From sled rides in the winter to horse drawn wagon rides in the summer … don't just say you're coming … be here!
The Red Lodge Music Festival brings young musicians and an accomplished faculty here every summer for instruction and evening concerts. This event runs in the month of June.
Champions Rodeo for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys of America sanctioned event draws famous cowboys and cowgirls from all over.
The Red Lodge Festival of Nations in August of every year presents eight days of enjoyable history, culture, traditions, crafts, music, costumes and treasures of the countries whose people came to Red Lodge around the turn of the century to seek their livelihoods in the coal mines.
Other events are the Peaks to Prairie triathlon race in September, in which teams run from Parkside Campground to Red Lodge, bike to Laurel and canoe to Billings, and the annual Beartooth Run, uphill from Parkside to Vista Point, held in June.
Golfing enthusiasts will find the Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course to be a tough challenge, where a look at the scenic beauty surrounding you may make you forget that bad shot. There are also tennis courts in Red Lodge.
The Carbon County Arts Guild has continuing exhibits and works of local artists on display. The fine new Peaks to Plains Museum offers a look into past years of our area. Our Beartooth Scenic Byway has been acclaimed by Charles Kuralt of CBS fame as being "the most beautiful drive in America."
To sum it up, rodeo, running, biking, skiing, concerts, mountain men, cultural festivals, ski-joring, winter games, carnivals, parades, art festivals, trails, streams, lakes, unique shops, restaurants, lodging, golf … we have it if you want it.
And of course at the Island at Rock Creek you can fish for brookies or browns off your back deck, practice your fly fishing, take a walk on our trail above the water fall, read a book, enjoy a quiet moment, watch the deer, turkeys, and other wildlife meandering about or sun yourself from our common area viewing deck in the middle of rock creek, or just look up and enjoy the Big Sky of Montana!!
Current schedule of local events
Come join us and share the fun!