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Sunrise Festival of the Arts 2016


Take part in the 2016 Sunrise Festival of the Arts; this celebration of the arts has expanded to include three days of creative expression and free entertainment all conveniently located at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Sidney!

Thursday, July 7 Montana’s Shakespeare in the Parks will be wowing audiences with their talents, performing Richard the III at 6 p.m.

For the first time ever, the Billings Symphony Orchestra will be performing their highly anticipated Symphony in the Park concert right here in Sidney! The 44th Annual Billings Concert is coming east to the Anderson Pavilion and you won’t want to miss it! They’ll be holding an Instrument Petting Zoo at 5 p.m. and it will be the perfect opportunity for kids to try playing music on real instruments. At 6 p.m. band students will open for the Billings Symphony, followed by the Kids Conducting Contest and the child that wins will have the privilege of conducting the symphony through an entire song. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with the ‘Star Spangled Banner.’

Saturday, July 9 is the traditional Sunrise Festival of the Arts from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., complete with more than 50 arts and crafts vendors, delicious food from participating non-profit organizations, the Kids Korner, Writer’s Row, all-day entertainment and door prizes, with this year’s grand prize created by Featured Artist Carol Christensen. Four art classes are available that day with various times, prices, and age requirements and registration is required. Contact the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce for more information or to register at 406-433-1916. Online registration is also available at

There is no admission cost for these amazing events! However, if anyone is interested in those fabulous door prizes, pick-up a $4 button in advance at the Chamber, 909 S Central Ave. in Sidney; Stockman Bank at 301 W Holly St and 120 2nd St SW both in Sidney; Richland Federal Credit Union, 201 W Holly St in Sidney; and Party Central, 105 E Main St in Sidney. Buttons are also available for $5 the day-of in the park for a chance to win!

The Billings Symphony Orchestra is brought to you in part by the Tourism Business Improvement District; TBID supports events that help to grow and benefit the community by partially sponsoring projects that will bring over-night guests.


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