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

It’s the final Family Fun Night at ZooMontana and it is packed full of fun!   Buffalo Wild Wings will be offering a fun Safari hunt with some great prizes, the ABC Band will be performing under the ZooPavilion, magic shows will be going on at the Amphitheater, the animals will be out late and many will be out and about visiting with the guests!   There will be games to play and the new Bungee trampoline from Montana Premier Entertainment to try out. Canvas Creek will be here and helping guests paint the Zoo wall!  All of this and more for just $5 per person (kids 2 and under are FREE as well as Zoo members).  Food trucks and adult beverages will be available.

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:
• 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!

Beef & Brews at the Zoo (formerly ZooFari)
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We have changed the name and the event will be a little different but it will be a night on the wild side!  Join us for good food, brews and music at ZooMontana on Friday, August 17.  Come party with the animals (you can roam the Zoo until 7pm) and dance like one too to the great sounds of TangleWood (5:30pm to 7:30pm) and 7th Avenue Band (8pm to 10pm).  Your ticket will include your beverage (there will be a variety of craft beer, wine and cider as well as non-alcoholic beverages).  You can enjoy your brew and chew on a variety of culinary creations by local restaurants (featuring beef, of course!).  There will be corn hole available and give-aways and more!

The special event is for guests 21 years of age and over!  Doors will open at 5pm!

Presale:  $30/ticket (member price too)

At the Door:  $35/ticket

Tickets include a commemorative cup, beer/wine and live music!  (Food available to purchase separately)


Sponsored by:  Q2, Connoisseur Media, Montana Beef Council, Pepsi & Food Services of America

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.

Pints for PEAKS Fall Brew Fest @ ZooMontana
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2nd Annual Pints for PEAKS Fall Brew Fest will be held at ZooMontana this year!   Join us on Saturday, September 22 from 3pm to 7pm for beer sampling and fun. There will also be wine and non-alcohol drinks and food trucks will be onsite. The event includes live music, a silent auction and a live auction.

P.E.A.K.S. (People Everywhere Are Kind and Sharing) was founded in 1988. The mission of PEAKS is to provide immediate, short term, non-medical assistance to cancer patients (in treatment) experiencing financial hardship. The help comes in many forms, but primarily grocery cards and fuel cards. In some situations money for childcare, utilities and other living expenses have also been granted. The help provided by PEAKS not only impacts the patient but also their families – all of whom are impacted by the cancer diagnosis.  All money raised through the Brew Fest goes to the patients we care for!


Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The End of Alzheimer’s starts here, with all of us. Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will take part in a community walk together, and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more at!