The Downtown Association is the host of Craft Beer Week in Great Falls, happening June 2 – 8, 2019. The week will be filled with fun activities, education sessions, tours and more that are all centered around the Craft Beer Culture in our community. The week kicks off with the Craft Beer Obstacle Challenge at Gibson Park on Sunday, June 2nd and wraps up with the MT Brew Fest at the Mansfield Convention Center on June 8th. During the week there will be Dinner and Beer Pairings at local restaurants, Firkin Tappings (special small batch brews) by our local breweries, trivia nights, an Olympic Beer Challenge, tap takeovers and more! Visit www.gfcraftbeerweek.com or the Great Falls Craft Beer Week Facebook Page for up to date info and registration information.
Jaker’s is cooking up a fantastic pairing – only $35 a ticket for 6 craft beers paired with 6 unique appetizers. Stop in to Jaker’s to purchase tickets, this is a night you do not want to miss and tickets are sure to sell out quick! The event will begin at 6PM, plan to arrive around 5:30.
Introducing Craft Beer Olympics – do you have what it takes to win the medal?? Get a teammate and sign up for a fun evening of Olympic style games like tray carries, keg rolls, Stein holds and more. Teams will get a Craft Beer Week shirt (pre-registration only) and the chance to take home the gold. Day of registration will only be allowed if there is space. Registration and team check-in begins at 5pm – the games begin at 6PM. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. Check out the Tap Takeovers at the Block and L’Heureux Page Werner. Rain or shine, the games must go on!
The Hop On Craft Beer Tour will feature 18 different locations around the Electric City. Each location will be hosting a Montana brewery for a Tap Takeover. All of the featured breweries will also be at the Montana Brew Fest on Saturday! Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the downtown locations and then catch the bus at the The Club Cigar and let us drive you around to the other locations. Don’t forget to collect stamps in your passport along your way.
The Montana Brew Fest will host 40+ Montana Breweries and Cideries in the Mansfield Convention Center on Saturday, June 8th. The fun kicks off with a VIP hour from 3 – 4 PM. The Beer Now Conference will be hosting a live Beer Blogging Event during this time, your VIP ticket will allow you into the Brew Fest to watch this event and have early access to all of the breweries. General admission begins at 4 PM. Live music, food trucks, and a whole afternoon of fun! Tickets are available here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mt-brew-fest-tickets-61344925323
The Downtown Summer Jam concert series returns to Great Falls for Summer 2019. For three nights Great Falls becomes the live music capital of Montana as a stage is set up at the corner of Central Avenue and 5th Street in the heart of downtown. This year’s jam kicks off June 19 with Logan Mize.
Mize is an accomplished country singer/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas, who has deep musical roots in his family tree. His great uncle was Billy Mize, largely known for crafting and evolving the legendary Bakersfield sound, which included musical pioneers Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. He has played with such country stars as Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Blake Shelton and many more.
His album “Come Back Road” debuted in the top 20 Billboard Country Albums and reached no. 2 on the iTunes Country Charts in 2017. Propelled by the album’s popularity, “Ain’t Always Pretty,” eclipsed 30 million streams on Spotify in 2018.
Downtown Summer Jam tickets are just $10 per show, or $25 for all three, and are available at Enbär, The Mighty Mo Brewing Company or online at www.downtownsummerjam.com.
Join us for the first Music on the Mo event June 27th at Gibson Park. Live music by 50 Watt Sun, food vendors, cold brews, craft vendors and a brand new playground for the kids! The annual cornhole tournament will be back as well. This year it will be single day tournaments, with 3 throughout the summer (registration required for each event)