Western Wildlands

Local Happenings

Annual Events

River City Roots Festival

Produced by the Missoula Downtown Association as the community’s signature celebration, the River City Roots Festival has quickly risen to the top of Western Montana’s must-see-list. Recognized as the 2009 Montana Tourism Event of the Year, River City Roots Fest draws more than 15,000 individuals to the heart of downtown Missoula for a variety of fun activities and exceptional music.

Out to Lunch

July – August
A weekly performing arts festival at Caras Park on the Clark Fork River features musicians and over 20 varied food vendors. Enjoy Montana's longest running festival every Wednesday from 11am – 2pm.

Festival of Cycles

Fun games, bike building, music, repair lessons and more. The event aims to give away 50 children's bicycles. With a little elbow grease, the bikes can be ridden away.

Missoula Tweed Ride

This fundraiser features cyclists in vintage clothing leisurely traversing the trails and streets of Missoula. The events ends with a festive party and silent auction held at Free Cycles.

Downtown ToNight

June – August
Every Thursday night from 5:30 – 8:30 pm in Caras Park, this concert series offers an outdoor venue for live music, food vendors, and a beverage garden for residents and visitors alike. The event also highlights a weekly family activity and, as always, is freet o attend.

First Friday Gallery Night

On the first Friday of every month from 5-8 pm, galleries and museums in downtown Missoula host First Friday Gallery Night — an opportunity for all to enjoy new art exhibits, to socialize with artists and gallery owners, and to experience the energy of a lively downtown Missoula evening.

Clark Fork River Market

May - October
Every Saturday morning, from 9am - 1 pm, the Clark Fork River Market provides a lively and scenic setting for buying locally-produced fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, organic dairy products, plants, flowers, and other products from area farmers, ranchers and chefs. Live music adds to the festivities from 11am - 1pm.

Daily or weekly events can be found here.