Symphony in the Park has been a favorite Billings summertime activity for over 50 years. Held at Pioneer Park, the event is on June 23, 2024, and promises to be a fun experience for the entire family.

Pioneer Park is one of my favorite parks in Billings.

It has tons of large trees for shade, a great playground for kiddos, and it's the perfect spot for Symphony in the Park. While most fans are there for the music, the food offerings this year are going to be epic as well. More on that in a moment, but first here's the schedule of events.

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

4 PM - Montana Fiddle Club Kicks Things Off

Start your afternoon with the lively tunes of the Montana Fiddle Club at 4 PM. While you enjoy the music, explore the food trucks, face painting by Facepainting by Kimberly, and ice cream stations that will all be open for business. Little ones and the young at heart can visit the Instrument Petting Zoo from 4 to 5 PM, where Eckroth Music lets you get hands-on The The with a variety of instruments.


2024 Symphony in the Park Food and Drink Vendor List 

  • It's Roasted
  • Khanthaly's Eggrolls
  • Wilcoxin's Ice Cream
  • Opa Grill
  • I'm Cravin BBQ
  • The Rolling Donut
  • Crepe Diem
  • The Snow Drift
  • Georgette's Galettes
  • Pop's Tots
  • Rollin Ritos
  • Antionette’s Cajun
  • Texas Twister
  • Walker's Grill (bar)
  • Uberbrew (beer)
Tourist couple buying pasta from food truck at outdoor market
Credit: Kritchanut

5 PM - Billings Community Band

At 5 PM, the Billings Community Band takes the stage. Note that the Instrument Petting Zoo will be closed during this performance but will reopen at 6 PM for more musical exploration until 6:45 PM.

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Google Maps/Canva

6:45 PM - Kids Conducting Contest

Don’t miss the beloved Kids Conducting Contest at 6:45 PM. Children are invited to the front of the stage to conduct a John Philip Sousa march. Guest judges will pick four finalists who will get the chance to conduct the orchestra in Sousa’s "The Liberty Bell March."

Wands for your little maestros are available at the Symphony Information Tent for just $2. Sponsored by Mayor Bill & Anne Cole, this is a must-see tradition for all attendees.

7 PM - Billings Symphony Orchestra Performance

The evening culminates at 7 PM with a stellar performance by the Billings Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony in the Park Vocalist Contest Winners. Check the Symphony program for the full lineup. The Instrument Petting Zoo will be closed during the performance but will be available again during intermission.


Convenience and Comfort

For just $10, reserve a parking spot in the Senior High parking lot next to Pioneer Park, with a complimentary golf cart shuttle to take you right to the action. Handicapped parking is free with a permit.

Credit Billings Symphony via YouTube
Credit Billings Symphony via YouTube

Prefer to relax in style? Bring your lawn chair and enjoy creekside seating under a shaded tent with a cash bar for $15. Wristbands can be purchased online or on-site (cash only), but spots are limited, so don't delay!

A free golf cart shuttle service is available from Third Street West and the far edge of the Senior High parking lot. Tips are appreciated and support the Symphony education programs.

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