Outdoor Adventure

Saturday, June 17  10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Charlie Russell fell in love with the West. This year the C.M. Russell Museum is partnering with local people and businesses to help you get out and explore Montana. We hope you’ll find something that inspires you, just like Charlie did.

Join us for our 1st Weekends in the West on June 17th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. where experts from North 40 will be onsite to teach you all you need to know about fly fishing! Learn to cast and tie your own fly right here on our campus.

Also on our campus will be our friends from Bighorn Outdoor Specialists. These outdoor enthusiasts will be here to help you find all you need for your next camping and hiking adventure.

Saddles and Spurs

July 15, 2023  |  10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Join us at the C.M. Russell Museum for Saddles and Spurs—our signature family favorite FREE event! Parents and kids alike will enjoy crafts, music and hands on demonstrations from artists and artisans. Museum admission is free all day so while you’re here be sure to explore all the great exhibitions. 

August 16–19, 2023

Sponsored by:

Join us at The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum. Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious and fun Western art events in the world, The Russell offers competitive bidding for significant works by highly-acclaimed historic and contemporary Western artists.

Educational Symposium

Saturday, August 19  |  9 a.m.  |  Montana ExpoPark

Sponsored by:

Tom and Jane Petrie

We are thrilled to welcome Astronaut Mike Mullane to Great Falls, Montana. From combat reconnaissance missions over the skies of Vietnam, to Space Shuttle missions, to climbing some of the highest peaks across the globe, Mike Mullane knows a thing or two about a thing or two. You are sure to enjoy this uniquely revealing, captivating and hilarious space journey brought to you by the space cowboy himself. Like Charlie, Astronaut Mike Mullane inspires with his humor and ability to tell one heck of a story.

Horsing Around

Saturday, September 16  |  10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come to the C.M. Russell Museum to meet Scarlett the Quarter Horse and learn all about horses! There will be an expert on-site to demonstrate some western riding techniques including cutting, saddlery, and tack, and how to care for your horse. Formal demonstrations at 11 am and 1 pm but our expert will be available for conversation and questions from 10 am to 2 pm.

Save the date for the return of The Russell to March 2024

March 14-16, 2024