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30th annual Lewis and Clark Festival is in Great Falls this weekend

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 20:16:13-04

The 30th annual Lewis and Clark Festival will take place at Gibson Park in Great Falls this weekend.

The festival kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with the 4th annual Bluegrass in the Park. The Two Tracks from Sheridan, Wyoming and The Lazy Owl String Band from Bozeman will perform.

Elizabeth Moore with the Lewis and Clark Foundation said the Lewis and Clark Festival on Saturday is packed with day-long events.

“Starting at 10 in the morning, we will have live music in the bandshell. We will have Native American games, so you can come down and learn how to play those. Buddy the dog will also be there,” Moore said.

There will also be Native American dancers, the Lewis and Clark Honor Guard, and a gun demonstration in the evening.

On Sunday, the Portage Tour will follow the route Lewis and Clark took around the five great falls of the Missouri River.

“It is going to be really nice, we have never done this before. We decided that’s what we are famous for here in Great Falls so we think we better do that,” Moore said.

Bluegrass in the Park costs $20 while the Portage Tour is $75. The festivities on Saturday are free.

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