ARTS & CULTURE

When you need a break from the trails, Park County has a wide array of cultural amenities created by the number of resident artists, musicians, writers, and actors.

A walk along Livingston’s Main Street delights the eyes with the downtown’s public sculptures and art galleries that range from classic Western to modern. The Livingston Art Gallery Association hosts summer art walks where you can visit dozens of galleries as you walk the historic downtown. You’ll find other galleries, shops, and art displays throughout Park County’s valleys and prairies, sometimes where you least expect them in the coffee shops, homes, or studios that are just off the beaten paths.

Take in the Livingston Roundup Rodeo over the 4th of July weekend. This a popular event the top rodeo cowboys and cowgirls in the country and draws crowds into the 10,000s. If something a bit smaller is your style, catch one of the many ranch rodeos around the county for a real Montana cowboy culture experience.

Music abounds at local nightspots, outdoor venues, and seasonal festivals. Plus, the area boasts live theater at the historic Shane Center for the Arts and Blue Slipper Theatre, as well seasonal and outdoor venues across the county. The area’s numerous authors and independent bookstores mean frequent readings, signings, and other literary events.

History, museums, and shopping round out Park County’s entertainment offerings.