It's a shopper's delight! Missoula's largest children's consignment sale will bring a HUGE selection of gently used clothes, shoes, toys, and more to the East Gym at the Adams Center for three whole days. Mark your calendars! Visit DkDkGoose.com for more information and if interested in becoming a consignor.
This festival celebrates the Scottish and Irish heritage of the Bitterroot Valley and brings world-class competitors to the valley with events such as the Highland Games, pipe and drum, Highland dance, and clan gathering. The Daly Mansion in Hamilton is the site of the festival. Visit BCGG.org for more information and a full schedule of events.
Pet Fest gets a new venue this year: the Missoula County Fairgrounds. This one-day adoption event and pet festival is filled with family- and pet-oriented entertainment, contests, special attractions, and more, including the Mutt Run and Wiener Dog Dash. Admission is free but attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a bag of new pet food to help feed homeless animals; drop food at the front entrance. For more details, visit PetFestMontana.com.
This two-day free festival features first-class live performances on a big stage on West Main Street, a fine art show, entertainment for children and families, and a four-mile run through the heart of the Garden City. For a full schedule of events, visit RiverCityRootsFestival.com.
The art of sushi making can take years to master, but at the end of this class, you'll easily be creating Maki and Temaki rolls at home that look great and taste even better. There will also be an introduction to the art of dumpling folding and instruction on a variety of ways to prepare them. Workshop highlights veggies and does not use raw fish. Coast is $35 per person. Sign up at TasteBudsKitchen.com/Missoula.
From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth marks the third time MAM has presented a significant exhibition of Hmong textiles. This exhibition celebrates Missoula’s diversity and stands as an example of the significant Hmong American contributions to the Missoula community. It is funded in part by First Interstate Bank and First Interstate BancSystem Foundation. Learn more at MissoulaArtMuseum.org.
Put your dancing shoes on and join Missoula's Latin dance community on the first Saturday of each month for the latest in Latin music and dance. Evening kicks off with a free lesson at 8:30 p.m. The dance runs from 9:30 p.m. until close. General admission is $7. For more, visit DDCMontana.com.
Get your "OM" on with Yoga in the Parks from 6 to 7 p.m. on September 5 at Bonner Park, September 12 at Greenough Park, September 19 at Kiwanis Park, and September 26 at McCormick Park. This series is for all ages and abilities. Suggested donation is $3 for adults/$1 for youth ages 18 and younger. Please bring your own equipment, if possible. Limited number of mats available.
Learn glow photography and pose for professional glow photos. There will be light displays, a maze of lights, and opportunities to make glow art and eat glow-themed food. $5 suggested donation. Visit MissoulaParks.org.
A weekend chock-full of outdoor activities awaits at this FREE family-friendly festival put on by the Montana Wilderness Association. Friday's events feature conservation stories, activist training, an evening reception with Pete Fromm, and a live auction. Spend Saturday on one of several free guided hikes to surrounding wildlands or check out the kids activities. The weekend concludes with music, food, and beer at Caras Park. Visit WildMontana.org for a full schedule of events.
The North Missoula Community Development Corporation presents outdoor cinema with screenings on Friday and Saturday of A River Runs Through It and Pirates of the Caribbean, respectively. Movies begin at sunset. There will be fresh popcorn, soda, water, and candy for sale but outside food and non-alcohlic drinks are welcome, too. No dogs or alcohol. Free but a $5 donation is encouraged. Visit NMCDC.org for more information.
Join the Iron Griz for wine tastings from around the country and the world: September 12 - Australia ($12), September 19 - Wines to Enjoy with Oysters ($20), and September 26 - Washington ($12). Check out "The Iron Griz" on Facebook for details or visit IronGriz.com.
Horse and film enthusiasts! This festival is for you. The premier global venue for award-winning equine film, television, and other media, EIFF brings focus to the horse and other equines and seeks to enhance the equine/human bond and improve the welfare of the horse. Visit EquusInternationalFilmFestival.com for the full schedule of events.
Practice of T'ai Chi Chih offers a simple, non-intimidating way to experience T'ai Chi. It can help with pain, including chronic, traumatic, migraine, and joint pain and has been shown to lower blood pressure, decrease stress, and increase happiness. Progress is according to your own pace and body and no special clothing is required. This six-week course costs $60. Register at RedWillowLearning.org.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Montana presents its premier fundraising event, the Red Shoe Ball—a black tie, red shoe affair. All proceeds stay in Missoula and allow RMHC of Western Montana to continue its mission of keeping families with sick children close to each other and the care and resources they need, when it matters the most. Get your tickets at RedShoeBall17.Auction-Bid.org.
Join the String Orchestra of the Rockies for "Mozart in Paris" featuring piano soloist Gilles Vonsattel. Get tickets at GrizTix.com and visit SORMT.org for more information.
Join youth organizations from around Missoula as they partner with volunteers to play retro games! Dress to impress for the costume contest, play a round of mini golf, and try out life-sized Pac-Man (or another mega game). Event is free! More information at MissoulaParks.org.
Bike, walk, and bus your way as you compete with teams in this annual fundraiser for the eNDVR Experiential Learning Space, which offers programs for homeschool, high school, and after school. Hunters will receive a list of items to find and activities to do when they check in. This event is for all ages and abilities. There will be prizes for costumes, funny photos, team spirit, and more! Check out LearningWithMeaning.com.
Explore parks and public lands by bicycle with thousands of others throughout the country on the same day. This is your ride—YOU choose the park or public lands, route, mileage, adventure buddies, and snack stops. The only requirement is you ride to or within parks or public lands on September 30. Register for free AND you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Seldom Seen bike from Advocate Cycles and a trip for two, with bikes, to Glacier National Park on the Amtrak Empire Builder. Register at AdventureCycling.org.