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Strawberry Festival celebrates with rain in downtown Billings

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:48:54-04

BILLINGS – Even with the rain, many folks still came out and enjoyed the 28th annual Strawberry Festival in downtown Billings on Saturday.

Nearly 130 vendors brought their food, crafts and other goods to the streets near Skypoint.

Some of the entertainment was canceled because the weather could damage the musical instruments.

The chefs went with the plan and made the tradition gigantic strawberry shortcake.

The Strawberry Festival is a chance to celebrate and enjoy downtown Billings.

“We kind of want people to feel at home here, just as they do in their neighborhood,” said Lindsay Richardson, director of events for the Downtown Billings Alliance. “So this kind of helps them feel that way, navigate the streets a little better by walking them. This is our largest street fair of the year and I think people just love a chance to come out and play. We want people to come down and enjoy the downtown environment.”

The Downtown Billings Alliance starts the year’s outdoor events with the Alive After Five and the Strawberry Festival.

It also holds the last outdoor event of the year with the Harvest Fest.