EVENT DATE : June 23, 11:00AM
Milltown State Park

Montana State Parks invites the public to participate in the Grand Opening of Montana's newest state park. Be among the first to experience the park's newly developed Confluence area, and celebrate the restoration of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers. This will be a day filled with fun, music, food, and educational programs for the whole family to enjoy. Visit StateParks.mt.gov.

EVENT DATE : June 30, 10:00AM
Clay Studio of Missoula

Infuse your studio practice with new ideas and techniques! Learn how to effectively combine wheel thrown and hand build pieces in this full-day demonstration workshop with Deborah Schwartzkopf who will demonstrate and share her techniques on how to alter simple wheel-thrown cylinders and transform them into unique forms. Visit TheClayStudioOfMissoula.org for more.

EVENT DATE : July 2, 3:00PM
Missoula Public Library

Sing and laugh with Jim Gill, a nationally known musician-educator, as he entertains with his unique style of combining wordplay and movement into songs. Enjoy the show in the Large Meeting Room at the Missoula Public Library at 3 p.m. Visit MissoulaPublicLibrary.org for more.

EVENT DATE : July 4, 9:00PM
Southgate Mall Parking Lot

The show starts early with a presentation of colors, the singing of the National Anthem, and other festivities, followed by Western Montana's largest fireworks display.

EVENT DATE : July 9, 9:30AM
Clay Studio of Missoula

Learn to sculpt your favorite animals with live animal models. Students will practice basic ceramics techniques such as pinching, rolling, and slip and scoring to build a solid foundation for working in clay while getting inspiration from real-life animals. Cost is $100. Visit TheClayStudioOfMissoula.org to register.

EVENT DATE : July 14, 11:00AM
Missoula Art Museum

The whole family is invited to participate in a collective outdoor art project building a phoenix from scrap wood in MAM’s Art Park, led by sculptor and exhibiting artist Phoebe Knapp. Following the workshop, the phoenix will be displayed temporarily in the lobby at MAM. All materials are provided. Visit MissoulaArtMuseum.org for more.

EVENT DATE : July 17, 10:00AM
Frenchtown Pond State Park

Junior Rangers, our next program is “Native or Noxious?” on Tuesday, July 17th from 10am to 12pm. Protect Montana’s beautiful land by learning the difference between native plants and noxious weeds. Hint: some noxious weeds look like pretty wildflowers! This FREE event is geared toward kids ages 5-12 who love to play and learn outdoors. Attend TWO Junior Ranger programs this summer to earn your Junior Ranger badge. Attend more for additional rewards. Each Junior Ranger event is unique and offers an opportunity to learn something new. All programs will be held Tuesdays at 10am at the East Shelter of…

EVENT DATE : July 22, 10:00AM
Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park

A truly Missoula fundraiser! This standup paddle board & (JUST ANNOUNCED) kayak event takes place each year to help support the Watershed Education Network (WEN) & a second chosen non-profit. All proceeds of the event are donated to the causes. The event features two races, the Recreational & Elite divisions. Recreational participants will be competing for various prizes & Elite will battle for the $3,000 cash purse. Following the race we host a MONTANA LUAU with music, drinks, food & prizes!

EVENT DATE : July 24, 10:30AM
Caras Park

Bring the family to a fun-filled day of entertainment, food, carousel rides, games, interactive booths, arts and crafts, science displays, stage acts, mascots, musicians, face painting, raffles, and other activities. It's fun for the young and young at heart! Event is free, except for carousel rides and raffle tickets.

EVENT DATE : July 28, 11:00AM
Missoula Art Museum

The whole family is invited to this free workshop with Jessie Novak who will demonstrate how to use watercolors and simple processes to make beautiful prints of our local flora. Come a few minutes early to ensure a spot. Children under age 7 should be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided. Visit MissoulaArtMuseum.org for more.

EVENT DATE : July 28, 12:00PM
Caras Park

Celtic Festival Missoula is an annual celebration of Celtic culture, focusing on music, dance and food. Admission is free, so grab your friends and family and head over to Caras Park for all things Celtic. Learn more at CelticFestivalMissoula.com.