We invite you to visit downtown Billings, the heart of our city. From banking to retail to entertainment and nightlife, downtown bustles from sun up to sun down. Cradled by the Rimrocks, Downtown Billings is a regional draw attracting visitors and enamoring its residents with state-of-the-art dining, retail, arts and culture, education and unparalleled health care. Public amenities such as way finding signage, pedestrian kiosks with updated business directories and maps and landscaping enhance the streetscapes and translate into pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and streets.
Billings ranks sixth nationally for best business climate. And it shows in new business, expanding business and construction in progress. In downtown you’ll find a wonderful mix of locally-owned and -operated businesses. Our merchants prepare their store fronts with you in mind and invite you into their shops to peruse their diverse retail offerings. You’ll love the personalized customer service you receive from our downtown businesses.
Stroll the vibrant, clean and safe streetscapes that lead to our award-winning museums, cafes, pubs and restaurants, and you’ll know that you are exploring Billings at its best. Whether chatting over fine wine, sampling locally brewed beer or dancing to live music, Downtown Billings provides a delightful place to gather for visitors and locals alike.
There is a lot of hustle and bustle downtown. Event season is upon us and boasts events like:
Alive After 5, summer concert series, Thursdays, May 30-Aug. 29.
Strawberry Festival, Saturday, June 8.
Heart and Sole Run, June 15.
35th Annual Summer Fair, July 13.
Big Sky State Games, July 19-21.
Yellowstone Valley Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, July 20-Oct. 5.
Artwalk, Aug. 2.
Magic City Blues, Aug. 8-11.
MontanaFair at MetraPark, Aug. 9-17.
Harvest Fest, Oct. 12.
Don’t forget to stroll our Historic Montana Avenue, which is not only busy with retail and cultural venues during the day, but turns into the hot spot to be at night with taverns, restaurants, tap rooms and tasting rooms. On Friday nights, leave the driving to us once you arrive and jump on the trolley to get you from one great experience to another.
Need directions to that great little book store? Can’t find your hotel? Ask one of the Business Improvement District’s Ambassadors, the Purple People, for directions or ask one of our dedicated-to-downtown bike cops to assist you. Let us help you discover downtown.
Whether you are here for a day, a week or a lifetime, enjoy your stay with us!
Lisa K. Harmon
Downtown Billings Alliance