The 27th annual Lewis and Clark Festival is just around the corner, and we encourage you to discover the legacy of Lewis and Clark. On Friday, June 17th, the Festival kicks off with a bang at 5:30 pm Friday, complete with the sounds and smells of a Black Powder salute reverberating throughout the park. Everyone is invited to join the Lewis and Clark Honor Guard and Great Falls City Mayor Bob Kelly in a short ceremony as the Festival opens!

Bluegrass in the Park begins at 5:30 on Friday June 17th with three authentic Bluegrass Bands. Grant & Lee perform at 5:30, followed by Two Bit Franks, and the Lewis and Clark Bluegrass Expedition. The grand finale is a jam session with all three bands. Tickets are $20 in advance (406.455.8514), or $25 at the gate. The event features several microbrews, wine, and food concessions.

Saturday’s Festival events are free to the public, with a jam-packed day filled with fun family activities. Several huge, shaggy Newfoundland dogs will be on hand to delight both children and adults. Seaman was the Newfoundland dog who belonged to Capt. Meriwether Lewis, and played a unique role in the Corps of Discovery. Enjoy learning his story!