Bozeman's own festival of the arts began in 1978 with a group of artists who wanted to create a weekend of creativity. The Sweet Pea Festival was born out of their efforts and a little help from the Montana Arts Council. The name was pulled from the Sweet Pea Carnivals in Bozeman from the early 1900's. Today, it's a thriving art festival full of activities for all ages. A Sweet Pea painting is commemorated and picked every year from a pool of artists. This years' paintings will be shown at the Bozeman Public Library from July 31st – August 30th! For a list of all events, visit the Sweet Pea Festival website. The Festival runs from August 5-7!