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Sweet Pea Festival winds down, gives boost to Bozeman economy

Posted at 7:43 PM, Aug 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 12:46:01-04

BOZEMAN – The 41st Annual Sweet Pea Festival wrapped up Sunday with lots of music, food and crafts.

Each year the music and arts festival is held in downtown Bozeman and brings in around 15,000 people over the weekend, and their wallets along with them.

"We had an economic impact study done about 4 years ago, but people go to school here, they move and go back home or they move away and come back. This is a giant weekend for people to come here. Four years ago they estimated that our economic impact over the Sweet Pea Week is $1.7 million. Just our little festival, so it is great for the Bozeman community businesses,” said Festival Director Kris Olenicki.

The festival ended with Shakespeare in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m Sunday evening.