Summer Slam Festival, Bozeman

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 15th, 2023

The Summer Slam Festival in Bozeman has steadily grown in popularity over more than a decade and continues to showcase the impressive skills of local Montana talent in a variety of areas.

The family-friendly has strong leanings towards the arts and features an artists’ market where attendees can witness artist demonstrations.

Showcasing Montana-produced art is one of the most important pillars of the festival, although there’s also live music and various other delights featuring some interesting and delicious angles on food and drink. If this lively event sounds up your alley then read on!

Guide to the Summer Slam Festival in Bozeman

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When Was the Festival Established?

The festival first began in 2010 and SLAM (which stands for Support Local Artists and Musicians) is thus now proudly into its 13th year of fun and cultural arts.

The local theme is extended to its fullest and to this day every artist and participant at Summer SLAM is Montana-based, right down to the food vendors.

What Kind of Activities and Entertainment are Featured?

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Definitely, the main driving force behind the event is the showcasing of local and regional artists’ skills.

Artists from across the state get involved in the Artist Demonstration Tent which features work and exhibits along the lines of indigenous art, embroidery, mosaics, pottery and ceramics, textiles, and much more.

On top of that, there are usually a few other interesting touches like the libations garden.

The garden is a particularly attractive feature of the festival for many attendees and is the place where refreshing alcoholic beverages can be found. Step into the garden and you’ll surely be inspired to find something that hits the spot, regardless of usual preferences.

SLAM is also proud to host the exclusive serving of delicious beers from a local craft brewery like Bozeman Brewing. Wine also flows on tap from BLEND winery in Bozeman.

There are also other events like a silent auction, kids’ and family activities, yoga, dance, and healing, not to mention live music. This broad spectrum of events, exhibits, and activities keeps things interesting for everyone for the whole weekend.

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Do I Need Tickets?

Nope! This is an all-out free-entry local community event.

Where is the Venue for the Event?

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Bogert City Park in Bozeman is a popular choice for events and gatherings in the region throughout the year. The 6.8-acre park on Church Avenue features various amenities such as an ice rink, an outdoor pool, and picnic tables with grills.


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Mark Barnett

Mark Philip is a writer and lifestyle enthusiast from the Midlands in the U.K. With a background in martial arts and fitness, Mark headed out to Bangkok, Thailand where he now lives and works. Mark has authored e-books, articles, and blogs across a wide range of topics for commercial, educational, factual, lifestyle and leisure-based purposes.

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