It happens every 2nd Saturday in June to kick off the summer season. This Saturday is the 26th Annual Strawberry Festival in Billings from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., with a pancake breakfast to kick it all off at 7:30 a.m.

Over 150 vendors with arts & crafts booths, performers, a kid's area, contests, food trucks, and a 65-foot strawberry shortcake created by the Chefs & Cooks of Montana. This year, the 65-foot shortcake will be set up on 2nd Avenue North between North 27th and Broadway, just east of Skypoint. Serving will begin around noon, and slices are $2. Proceeds will go to the Chefs and Cooks of Montana's scholarship program and toward Downtown street beautification projects.

For more information, visit www.downtownbillings.com.