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Summer Activities

Bozeman, Montana, has become a vacation hotspot in recent years. With its gorgeous mountains, outdoor activities, and endless entertainment options, it’s no wonder this friendly city has become such a popular travel destination.

When you think of summer, you probably think of long, hot days by the pool or ocean. In Bozeman, the weather is nice enough to spend much of your day outside—temperatures rarely rise above 90 degrees. This means you can explore the mountains and valleys of Montana by day and discover the city’s nightlife by night!

If you’re looking for fun and unique activities for your trip to Bozeman, read on for some of our favorite things to do during the summer in Montana!

Experience Paradise in Paradise Valley

The first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think of Montana is its stunning natural beauty. One of the best places to take in this beauty is Paradise Valley, a major river valley of the Yellowstone River that offers some of the most scenic views in Montana.

Paradise Valley is a great spot for fly fishing, horseback riding, white water rafting, and more. As with any natural area, make sure you’re being respectful of the environment and wildlife around you. Keep your footprint low and leave no trace—the wildlife (and the locals!) will thank you. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, we would strongly encourage you to book time with a guide to show you around the valley before you decide to take it on yourself!

Have A Laugh At A Comedy Show

After a day of exploration, what could be better than sitting back and sharing some laughs at a comedy show? Last Best Comedy in Bozeman has the best touring comedy shows around. You can even join in on the fun at their open mic happy hour on Friday nights if you're feeling brave. With $4 wine, beer, and wells, you’ll be set for the evening!  

Traveling with kids and looking for some fun and immersive weeklong activities? Last Best also has great summer camp programs for kids. They can learn from some of the best in comedy and have a blast while doing it! If your youngster has a knack for telling jokes, this is the camp for them. It's a perfect activity to keep them busy if you're staying here for a few weeks in one of our long-term rentals. You can choose from weeklong camps up to entire month-long sessions!

Get Active With BOAR

August 17, 2024

Want to stay active during yout trip? The Blueprint Obstacle Adventure Race, or BOAR, gives you a chance to get moving for a good cause. This 5K/1K race spreads awareness for teens experiencing moments of homelessness in Montana.

The BOAR is not your normal 5k; it has obstacles! Race your way through a variety of team-oriented obstacles on your way to the finish line. Designed for racers of all abilities, you can work together to overcome obstacles as a team, whatever way you can! The course is meant to be disability-friendly, so even if you have some mobility issues, we recommend checking it out—you may be surprised by what you can accomplish with teamwork!

Attend the Sweet Pea Festival

August 2nd-4th, 2024, Lindley Park

Experience the magic of the art community in Bozeman at the Sweet Pea Festival! This beloved festival has been promoting and cultivating the art scene in Bozeman for 47 years.

You can see music of all genres, immerse yourself in local theater, and visit over 100 arts and crafts vendors over the course of this 3-day festival. There's even a beer and wine garden featuring local Montana microbrews! Take a minute to see the best works the Montana art community has to offer—you won’t be disappointed.

Catch A Show At The Rodeo

This definitely isn’t Montana’s first rodeo. In fact, they’ve been hosting the rodeo here since 1979. This iconic event showcases the grit, skill, and tradition of professional cowboys and cowgirls as they compete in exhilarating events like bull riding, barrel racing, and roping.

If you’ve been looking for a chance to see a real rodeo in action, this is it. Bona fide professionals put their skills to the test at Montana’s pro rodeo nearly every weekend throughout the summer. Add a day at the rodeo to your itinerary for a true Wild West vacation.

Book Your Montana Summer Vacation Today!

Montana offers a wide range of summer activities for your next trip. Whether you’re looking for a long-term rental, a rental with a hot tub, or want to bring your pet along, Mountain Home Montana Vacation Residences has the amenities you need to make your vacation seamless. Browse our available vacation rentals today and book your next Montana summer vacation with Mountain Home Montana Vacation Residences!