What’s New at Sweet Pea Festival 2014

The Sweet Pea Festival staff and its Board of Directors strive to take all community input into account as we work to continuously improve and enhance the Festival year after year. This year, we are pleased to announce several new features that Festival-goers can enjoy.


Craft Beer and Wine Garden

This year Sweet Pea celebrates the art of craft brewing. Adults are invited to stop in the Beer and Wine Garden located in the southwest corner of the park and enjoy a local brew or glass of wine while listening to the music in the Bowl.  Thank you for honoring our longtime policy of no outside alcohol and drinking within the designated area only. Enjoy responsibly! Hours of operation: Friday, August 1, 4-10 pm; Saturday, August 2, 2-9 pm; Sunday, August 3, 1-4 pm.


The Run is Back

It’s back! The race with many names is now once again the Sweet Pea Run. This great community event, and one of the oldest running races in Bozeman, offers something for everyone. A fun family event, as well as a competitive running race, offering cash prizes and prizes for best costumes! The 10k is the Road Runners Club of America state championship race for Montana. Strollers are welcome, but requested to start near the back of the runners. No dogs, please. Register online at http://winddrinkers.org/sweetpea/registration-packet-pick-up/


Online Ticket Sales

3-day Festival Wristbands are now available for purchase online through July 31st at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-pea-festival-2014-tickets-11128073367. Passes purchased online will be available to pick up at Will Call at The Festival. Three-day passes are still only $15 (service fees apply when purchased online). Passes will still be available at Bozeman area outlets starting July 5th.


Online Volunteer Scheduling

We’ve made it super easy to schedule volunteer shifts for all of our hard working volunteers that make the Sweet Pea Festival possible. In recognition of volunteers contributing 3 or more hours to the Festival, we are offering a free 3-day wristband to attend the Festival to volunteers that sign up before July 29th..

Volunteers can schedule their shifts online at http://sweetpeaafestivalofthearts.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/.


Mobile Water Station

Reuse, Refill, Refresh. The Sweet Pea Festival has teamed up with the City of Bozeman to provide a Mobile Water Station that will allow Festival-goers to refill their water bottles and refresh with some water. Bring your own refillable water bottle to minimize the impact of disposable water bottles. For those that forget to bring their own water bottles, there will be Sweet Pea Festival branded Klean Kanteen® water bottles available for purchase at the Festival. Get a sneak preview of the water station at the Bite of Bozeman on July 30th.


For a full listing of events, performances and information about Sweet Pea Festival, visit www.sweetpeafestival.org.



The Sweet Pea Festival is a three-day festival of the arts held in Bozeman, Montana, since 1978. This year’s Festival dates are August 1, 2, and 3. The event includes everything from dynamic music to children’s activities to dance lessons. Sweet Pea is committed to its mission statement of “promoting and cultivating the arts.”

Hundreds of volunteers run and organize this annual event, a testament to the community’s desire for its ongoing success. All the money raised above what is needed to operate the Festival is given back to the community in the form of grants for the arts, art education, and special projects in the Bozeman area.