Jun
2
Sat
Montana Renaissance Festival
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome,  Lords and Ladies, to the Montana Renaissance Festival !  Step back to a time when romance and chivalry abound. Enter a magical world where Knights, Lords, Ladies, and Fairies play,  a time where people took pride in their craft and trade. Come thee hence and explore the Renaissance Festival!  The largest event of its kind in this area, the Montana Renaissance Festival is a time to revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European Country Festival. Explore the bustling market place. Mingle and interact with costumed characters and enjoy their endless merriment and mayhem. 

The Festival will host the Knights of Epona in full contact armored jousting tournaments! Watch gallant Knights defend their honor until the last man is left standing!  Cheer your favorite Knight to victory as he competes for his Ladies honor in this thrilling full armored Joust. royal-procession-2014

Renew your vows or be joined in matrimony by Priestess Wendy in our beautiful Sensory Gardens with the King and Queen presiding!

The lanes are bustling with story tellers, musicians, singers, dancers, and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. The air is filled with the scents and smells of foods from the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy roasted turkey legs, royal Scottish eggs, steak on a stake, and more! Visit one of our pubs and quench thy thirst with a flagon of ale or a goblet of the King’s own mead!

Sit back and enjoy belly dancers, sword swallowers, aerial acrobats, and other performers on three separate stages! On the main stage and throughout Billingshire there are bards,jesters, sword fighters, wizards, poets and those who will provide merriment for all ages! The royal beastiary will be open so be sure to visit all the beasts of the kingdom!

Visit the Montana Renaissance website for more details. It will be updated as entertainment and vendors are confirmed!

Click here for the website!

 

Royal Weddings
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm

Uniquely You Planning presents Royal Weddings at the 2018 Montana Renaissance Festival, June 2nd & 3rd, at ZooMontana. Ceremonies will be held amidst the tranquil flowing waters and breathtaking flora of the Sensory Garden and include a beautifully decorated arch by Bold Magnolia and music for the entire ceremony by Magic City Productions.  You and your guests can enjoy a day full of merriment in the 16th Century multi-acre kingdom where you can shop, eat and revel with a cast of colorfully costumed characters.royalwedding2

The ceremonies will evoke romance and the era of the Renaissance days.  You will receive:

  • FREE admission to the Montana Renaissance Festival for the wedding couple
  • Priestess Wendy, an Ordained Minister, in costume to perform your wedding ceremony
  • Hand Fasting Ceremony with chord
  • Montana Renaissance vendor gift certificates

By reservation only!  Packages range from $200 to $600. Contact Lady Wendy, your wedding coordinator, at (406) 850-1879 to book your Royal Renaissance Wedding!  For more information on the Montana Renaissance Festival visit www.montanarenfest.com.

 

 

 

Jun
3
Sun
Montana Renaissance Festival
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome,  Lords and Ladies, to the Montana Renaissance Festival !  Step back to a time when romance and chivalry abound. Enter a magical world where Knights, Lords, Ladies, and Fairies play,  a time where people took pride in their craft and trade. Come thee hence and explore the Renaissance Festival!  The largest event of its kind in this area, the Montana Renaissance Festival is a time to revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European Country Festival. Explore the bustling market place. Mingle and interact with costumed characters and enjoy their endless merriment and mayhem. 

The Festival will host the Knights of Epona in full contact armored jousting tournaments! Watch gallant Knights defend their honor until the last man is left standing!  Cheer your favorite Knight to victory as he competes for his Ladies honor in this thrilling full armored Joust.  royal-procession-2014

Renew your vows or be joined in matrimony by Priestess Wendy in our beautiful Sensory Gardens with the King and Queen presiding!

The lanes are bustling with story tellers, musicians, singers, dancers, and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. The air is filled with the scents and smells of foods from the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy roasted turkey legs, royal Scottish eggs, steak on a stake, and more! Visit one of our pubs and quench thy thirst with a flagon of ale or a goblet of the King’s own mead!

Sit back and enjoy belly dancers, sword swallowers, aerial acrobats, and other performers on three separate stages! On the main stage and throughout Billingshire there are bards,jesters, sword fighters, wizards, poets and those who will provide merriment for all ages! The royal beastiary will be open so be sure to visit all the beasts of the kingdom!

Visit the Montana Renaissance website for more details. It will be updated as entertainment and vendors are confirmed!

Click here for website!

 

 

 

 

Jun
14
Thu
HRDC’s 5th Annual Play Date at the Zoo
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Supporting and Strengthening Families – The purpose of this event it to provide a venue where families can spend quality time together and receive information regarding services available through Community Resources.  HRDC staff will share information about the services available to families and there will be several community partners available with information as well. .

Face painting, games, scavenger hunt, obstacle course, snacks and more!

The event is free to the public and includes free admission to ZooMontana.

Come join us for a day of fun!

Jun
20
Wed
Family Fun Night – June
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family Fun Night is just $5 and FREE for members (and kids 2 and under). We will have some activities for the kids and Steve Gryb – “The Pied Piper of Percussion” will be performing.  Steve will be presenting “The Percussion Petting Zoo” hands-on, interactive, musical activity filled with hundreds of unique percussion instruments from around the world such as Boomophones (Boom Whacker Xylophone), baby cajon shakers, Remo hand drums and lollipop drums, seed pods and nut shakers (African and South American), rain sticks, animal-shaped rhythm instruments, and so many more.   Food trucks and adult beverages will be available. Additional parking for the event will be available across Shiloh Road in the Pierce Parking lot.

 

 

 

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Jul
10
Tue
Bingo to Benefit ZooMontana @ Squire Lounge & Patio
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Bingo at The Squire!  Buy in is $25. That gets you six cards with six games on each card. 50% will be donated to ZooMontana and 50% will go to the winner (or they can choose to donate it back!).

The event is being hosted by 41 Realty Group at Heavenly Homes – Nicole King, Lead Realtor – 406.969.4141

Jul
12
Thu
Family Fun Night – July
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Fun Night - July

July Family Fun Night at ZooMontana will feature Curious George and there will be animal encounters. !dmission will be $5 per person (kids 2 and under are FREE as well as Zoo members).  Food trucks and adult beverages will be available. Additional parking for the event will be available across Shiloh Road in the Pierce Parking lot.

 

Kids are encouraged to bring their favorite Curious George books or toys with them to pose with George for photos. Parents – bring your cameras!

Aug
8
Wed
Family Fun Night
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s the final Family Fun Night at ZooMontana!   There will be lots of fun activities including inflatable games, magic shows, animal encounters and the ABC Band will be performing under the EEC ZooPavilion.

Montana Premier Entertainment will be performing the magic/circus shows and doing face painting.  There will be animal presentations on the Amphitheater as well.  Buffalo Wild Wings will be doing a fun Safari hunt and offering some great prizes!   The best part is that admission will be $5 per person (kids 2 and under are FREE as well as Zoo members).  Food trucks and adult beverages will be available. Additional parking for the event will be available across Shiloh Road in the Pierce Parking lot.

Aug
9
Thu
Turnpike Troubadours, Corb Lund, Mike and the Moonpies
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s music on the plaza at ZooMontana!

Doors open at 5pm and the show will begin at 6pm

Tickets available at:
• http://ticketf.ly/2nlf2Tw
• www.1111presents.com
• Pub Station Box Office…2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)…Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM)
• Pub Station…2502 First Avenue North…Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close)
• ZooMontana (2100 South Shiloh Road)
• 1-877-987-6487

Turnpike Troubadors is a virtuosic band of country-rock road dogs. With their highly anticipated fourth album A Long Way from Your Heart, the sextet is poised for even bigger breakthroughs. Singer/guitarist Evan Felker; fiddler Kyle Nix; steel and electric guitarist Ryan Engleman; bassist RC Edwards; drummer Gabe Pearson, and steel and accordion player Hank Early deliver punch after punch of smart rock-and-roll that sells out huge venues throughout the Midwest and South and packs legendary haunts like the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Corb Lund is an alt-country singer-songwriter from Alberta, Canada. He grew up in a ranching and rodeo family in the foothills of Southern Alberta, then spent the early years of his career writing songs and playing bass for the indie rock band called the smalls. Lund’s music reflects his Western heritage and rock and roll roots. His distinct blend of Americana-meets-roots-meets-alt-country has attracted accolades from critics in Canada and the U.S., who have called him “one of the best contemporary country songwriters” (Popmatters) and one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” (Rolling Stone Country).

Mike and the Moonpies are a 6-piece country band from Austin, Texas. They are currently touring bringing their unique brand of honky-tonk from town to town. No matter where you see the band, they make any joint feel like a good old Texas Honky-Tonk..Just make sure you come ready to dance!!

This is an all ages/general admission show and will be held rain or shine!

Sep
8
Sat
RMHBDA Walk for Bleeding Disorders
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association will hold its Annual Montana and Wyoming Walk for Hemophilia, benefiting those suffering from bleeding disorders in the Montana and Wyoming community at ZooMontana on Saturday, September 8.  The mission of Rocky Mountain Hemophilia  is to improve the quality of care and life for persons with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease through education, peer support, resources, and referral. To register for the walk or to learn more  Click here.