HELENA — In this week's edition of Out and About, Montana Pride celebrates 30 years, the East Helena Smoke Show marks a first for barbecue in Helena, and the Montana Brewers Summer Rendezvous pours up.
Montana Pride - 7/30 to 8/6 - Downtown Helena
This year Montana Pride celebrates its 30th anniversary. Events range from Queer Bingo, the Montana Pride Parade, and various shows across the weekend. The full list of events can be found on the Montana Pride website.
East Helena Smoke Show - 8/5 and 8/6 - Missouri River Brewing Company
This weekend in East Helena, you can get a taste of some of the best barbecue the Treasure State has to offer at the East Helena Smoke Show. The event is the first Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned BBQ event in the greater Helena area. It is a "Master Series" event where Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt, and Brisket will be judged, with cash prizes up to $1,000. Proceeds will go to Impact Montana to support service members, veterans, first responders, and their families. Setup and live music will be held on 8/5 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The competition will be held on 8/6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Montana Brewers Summer Rendezvous - 8/5 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Memorial Park
What's better than a few beers on a summer Saturday? Making sure they're all Montana-made! On Saturday at Memorial Park in Helena, Montana brewers from all over the state will convene to give people a taste of their hard work.
There will area food vendors, live music, and of course Montana-made craft beer. A collectible glass and all your samples of Montana craft beer are included with the purchase of a ticket. Information on VIP and General Admission tickets can be found on the event's Facebook page.
That will do it for this week's edition of Out and About, if there's something you think we missed or something you would like to see next week, please send us all of the details in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.