Juried Art Show
July 9 – August 8 • ERA Landmark – 8 East Main Street
This year’s Sweet Pea Art Show will once again be held in the ERA Landmark Downtown Visitor’s Center. This two and three dimensional juried show will feature a diverse collection of artwork, ranging from watercolor and oil paintings to photography to low-relief sculpture. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Chalk on the Walk
Tuesday, August 3 • All Day • Main Street
Decorate the sidewalks of downtown Bozeman with your own artwork! Chalk on the Walk is a favorite way for children and adults to express themselves during the Festival of the Arts. Create your own artistic statement on Main Street between Grand and Broadway. Chalk will be handed out from 9:30-10:30 am in the Jacobs Crossing lobby at 424 E Main St. Many Downtown Bozeman businesses want you to decorate their Walk and will also be handing out chalk – look for signs in their windows showing their participation.
Saturday, August 7 • 9:40 am • Main St.
The FUN starts here! Following the success of recent years, the Sweet Pea Children’s 1K Run will lead the Sweet Pea Parade. What a great way for your family to spend its Saturday morning! The race begins at 9:40am sharp at Main Street and 8th Avenue and ends at Main Street and Church Ave.
The Children’s Run is offered to children ages 4-12 years and will be limited to 120 participants this year. Run start will be in waves of 30 racers each at 9:40am, 9:50am, 10:00am, and 10:10am. Social distancing and masks will be required of all participants while in the race staging area. Masks will not be required while running. Pre-registration is required on a first come first served basis on the Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department’s website under “Recreation Programs.”
$12 City of Bozeman Residents, and $17 nonresidents. T-shirts will be included with registration this year! Register by July 15 to choose shirt sizes. The Sweet Pea Children’s Fun Run is not a timed event. More details will be provided after registration. For more information, please contact the Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department at 582-2290.
Sweet Pea Run
Saturday, August 7 • 7:15 am (10k) & 7:25 am (5k) • Main St.
It’s back and as fun as ever! The Sweet Pea 5K and 10K will be held Saturday, August 7 with the 10k starting at 7:15am and the 5k at 7:25am. This great community event is brought to you by the Big Sky Wind Drinkers and helps support their free community fun runs and THRIVE’s Girls on the Run program. The Sweet Pea Run is one of the oldest running races in Bozeman and offers something for everyone– from competitive runners to families looking for a little outdoor exercise. You can run the race and still make it to the kid’s run and the parade. Sign up for the race here!
Both races start and finish on Main Street and offer a great way to see a slice of what Bozeman has to offer. Start your tour in historic downtown and then over to one of Bozeman’s many great trails (5k), or check out what happens on Sweet Pea Festival grounds early in the morning as you race past Lindley Park, up to the expansive views of the Bridger range and down the hill to MSU (10k) and back to downtown.
Remember, please leave dogs at home and if you are bringing a stroller, please line up toward the back.
Beer & Wine Garden
Festival Weekend • Southwest Corner of Lindley Park
This year Sweet Pea once again celebrates the art of craft brewing. Adults are invited to stop in the Beer and Wine Garden located in the southwest corner of the park and enjoy a local brew or glass of wine while listening to the music in the Bowl. Thank you for honoring our longtime policy of no outside alcohol and drinking within the designated area only. Enjoy responsibly! Hours of operation: Friday from 4-9pm, Saturday from 12-9pm and Sunday from 9-4pm.
Festival Weekend • Flower Show Tent
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