For a blissful return to genuine family entertainment, check out the Campfire Programs at Montana’s State Parks. Here are some upcoming programs.
For a full summer schedule, check the FWP web site at www.fwp.state.mt.us under Parks, then click on the Calendar of Events.
Spring Meadow Lake State Park Sat., July 10 at 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Cardboard Cup Regatta is a great place to enjoy yourself. No matter how fast, slow, big, small, sensible or outrageous the boat, the first rule is that the boat designers, builders, racers and supporters have fun. All boats must be constructed of corrugated cardboard according to regulations supplied in the race brochure. Proceeds are donated to the Mikal Kellner Foundation For Animals to support the Montana Wildlife Center. For details call: 406-495-3270.
Missouri Headwaters State Park Sat., July 10 at 7 p.m.
Barney Old Coyote, Apsaalokke (Crow) Elder and founder, professor and director of MSU-Bozeman Native American Studies Department presents “Three Forks-Corner of Crow Country,” about the history and stories of his people. For details call: 406-285-3610.
Bannack State Park Sat., July 10 at 7 p.m.
R. Alexander and his Distinguished Victorian Band will reach back in time and set the mood of 1800’s Bannack with authentic gold rush era dance hall music. This Victorian era music incorporates waltz, polka, country, and schottisches. For details call: 406-834-3413.
Giant Springs State Park Wed., July 14 at noon
This lunch hour program will cover the prickly pear cactus and its influence on the American West and today’s recipe books. A park interpretive specialist will present the program. Seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair and dress for the weather. For details call: 406-727-1212.
Giant Springs State Park Thurs., July 15 at 8 p.m.
Well-known Mountain Man historian, Gene Hickman from Helena, will present a program on the history of the Mountain Men in the Upper Missouri River country. For details call: 406-727-1212.
Missouri Headwaters State Park Sat., July 17 at 7 p.m.
Diane Mallickan, Nez Perce tribal member, author, editor and Interpretive Ranger at Nez Perce National Historic Park presents “Soon There Shall Be Lines Upon The Earth,” an interactive treaty game. Great for all ages. For details call: 406-285-3610.
Bannack State Park Sat. and Sun., July 17-18 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bannack Days is the annual two-day celebration of pioneer life on the Montana frontier. Join the fun and wear your 1800’s period clothing. Come help Bannack celebrate 50 years as a state park. For details call: 406-834-3413.