The history of Lewis and Clark runs deep, and Great Falls's Lewis and Clark festival is an opportunity to highlight the expedition's time here in Central Montana.

Lewis and Clark Festival Great Falls

Past Lewis and Clark Festivals In Great Falls Montana

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Lewis & Clark Festival In Great Falls

At the Lewis and Clark festival, you can learn about the significance of the expedition and their stay in Great Falls in 1805.

Reenactors will be on hand to answer questions and provide demonstrations.

Friday Events

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The festival will kick off with master storyteller Moki Hipol. He'll share the stories of some of America's most notable mountain men, George Drouillard and Jean Baptist, to life. The evening also includes:

Saturday Events

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Encampment Presentations: Bullboat exhibit, living history of George Catlin, and a portrayal of the mountain men following the expedition.
  • Demonstrations:
    • Swivel gun demo at 9:30 AM.
    • Atlatl demo at 10:00 AM.
    • Beaver skinning at 11:00 AM.
    • Kootenai Salish Dancers at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
  • Lewis & Clark Adventure Challenge: From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, this family-friendly activity features six different stations focusing on various expedition aspects. Upon completion, participants will receive an adventure map, swag bag, instructions, and a memento.

Theater Presentations

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Blackfeet Elder Leon Rattler.
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Caitlyn Clark.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Ron Ukrainetz.

Lobby Presentations

  • Medicines of the Corps of Discovery
  • Honor Guard Period Weapons
  • American Prairie
  • Bob Marshall Wilderness
  • Montana Reptile Rescue

Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center, CERT, and Tim Lee Caricatures will also be on hand.

Food Vendors

  • Bumble Bee Kettle Corn
  • Firehouse Steamers
  • Taqueria Ibarra Montana
  • Little Annie’s Ice Cream

The event is free and perfect for the whole family!

Dive deep into history at the 2024 Lewis and Clark Festival in Great Falls.

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