Sweet Pea sprouts in Lindley for 44th arts & culture festival
The 2021 Sweet Pea Festival is fast approaching. With it comes a few changes.
This year’s festival takes place Friday to Sunday, August 6th–8th, at Bozeman’s Lindley Park. As one has come to expect, this year’s 44th festival has an amazing lineup of arts, entertainment and activities for everyone.
The most notable change for the 2021 Festival is the addition of a main box office. This temporary box office will be located in front of the Bozeman Public Library during the Festival. The box office will allow for the seamless and expedient pick up of advance-purchased wristbands as well as for the purchase of wristbands during the Festival. Wristbands will not be sold at entry points during the festival. They will only be available for purchase at the main box office.
Currently, wristbands are available for purchase via the Sweet Pea Festival website as well as the following local outlets: Albertsons, Bank of the Rockies, Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors, Co-op Downtown, ERA Landmark, First Interstate Bank, First Security Bank, Heebs Grocery, Leslie’s Hallmark, Lewis & Clark Motel, Opportunity Bank, Rosauers, Safeway, Schnee’s, Town & Country, or at the Sweet Pea Festival office located at 424 E. Main Street, Suite 203B.
The cost of a three-day weekend pass purchased in advance is $25. A three-day pass purchased during the festival is $35. A cost of a day pass is $25.
The health and safety of festivalgoers is paramount. Therefore, this year’s festival capacity is slightly reduced. It’s important to purchase wristbands early to ensure admission. Purchasing wristbands in advance will allow for fast, contactless delivery as well as efficient and expedited entry to the Festival. Children 12 and under are free this year. No wristband is needed for children’s admission.
The Festival relies on hundreds of volunteers to organize and set up the event and assist festivalgoers. This year we offer a free three-day adult wristband to all volunteers working three or more hours. Additional information and sign-ups can be found through the website.
The Sweet Pea Festival is a three-day festival of the arts held in Bozeman. Launched in 1978, festival dates are always the first full weekend in August with other events, such as Chalk on the Walk and the Bite of Bozeman starting off the festivities of Sweet Pea Week. The festival includes everything from music, theatre and dance, to children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors from Bozeman and around the country, as well as adult painting workshops. The Sweet Pea Festival is committed to its mission statement of “promoting and cultivating the arts.”
For more information, please contact the Sweet Pea Festival office at (406) 586-4003. Purchase wristbands and find an event schedule at www.sweetpeafestival.org. •