Submit An Event

Check out Lively Times’ online event submission form. Use our submission tool to reach Montanans and tourists alike via our website, as well as, the State of Montana’s tourism portal, Montana Public Radio, and the Montana Arts Council’s arts-related events calendar.

Tips on the tool

We’re delighted to unveil the most state-of-the-art submission tool around. A few tips on using it:

  • Event descriptions: You’ll notice that descriptions are limited to 1,000 characters (or roughly 150 words). Please be succinct, and avoid superlatives such as Best ever! World’s greatest! Just the facts please: This is not an advertisement (although we can help with that too) – we’re just letting folks know what’s going on. Keep in mind: we edit all submissions.

We won’t accept submissions written in ALL CAPS.

If 150 words aren’t enough, please feel free to also email a press release to

  • Venue information: Lively Times already has all of the major venues in Montana in its database, and many of the smaller ones as well, including art galleries, and bars and breweries that host live music. Before adding a new venue, please check to see if it’s already on our list by typing the venue name in the field.
  • Images: You can now upload images for use on Lively Times’ and Visit Montana’s websites, and for possible reproduction in our print publication. A few tips: Images need to be big (at least 1,500 by 1,000 pixels), and preferably horizontal; and must be approved by the photographer or events promoter for reproduction by Lively Times and its media partners. Please remember to credit the photographer or artist (Photo by ….) and to include an image caption, if appropriate.
    Note: All modern browsers are supported. Images submissions will not work on browsers older than Internet Explorer 10.

Use the tool and reach more readers: By entering your event information and hitting the submit button, you have the potential to reach readers of our website, tourists via the State of Montana’s tourism website, listeners to Montana Public Radio, and readers of the Montana Arts Council’s publication, State of the Arts. Give it try and spread the word!

Submit An Event Now!