This time of year visitors as well as locals look forward to the annual Downtown Billings Strawberry Festival.  It is here Saturday, June 13th.  The buzz begins in the middle of the night in downtown Billings as the Downtown Billings Alliance crew begin setting up the booths and getting ready for the 7:30 a.m. start to the event.

Downtown Billings, Natasha models the discount button!

Photo Courtesy of Natasha Potratz

This year, you can purchase the Strawberry Festival button for just $5 and take advantage of merchant specials of up to 20 percent off. Purchase your button at Billings Albertsons stores and then wear it proudly on Saturday for the Strawberry Festival.  The money you spend on the buttons goes towards downtown Billings beautification projects including the Public Art program.

The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Starting at 8 a.m., you may shop more than 100 arts, crafts, and food booths. There is a children’s activity area too. And don’t forget to stay for the making and cutting of the gigantic Strawberry Shortcake.