A quick guide to upcoming arts and entertainment happening around the Missoula area.
Whether you want to stay close or go a little farther, western Montana has plenty of options for fun things to do this Fourth of July.
One of the most unique festivals in Missoula hits its 33rd year in 2019 and promises a packed four days of everything science fiction, fantasy, comic book and video game.
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Get your week started right with these top events.
From small spaces that host underground bands like Tomb Toad to Washington-Grizzly Stadium's epic Pearl Jam concerts, Missoula has a number of spots to enjoy all genres of live music.
Text and photos by Holly Kuehlwein
The Museum of Mountain Flying includes vintage aircraft, artifacts, photos, smokejumping displays and a gift shop. Find it at the east end of the Missoula International Airport.
Surfing Brennan's Wave during the spring runoff.
According to Lucy Tompkin's article in the Missoulian, the Montana Natural History Center's newest addition, a "Magic Planet," is a large digital globe loaded with "100 different data sets, showing not only Earth’s systems, but also NASA images of planets in our solar system, as well as the …
With more than a million acres burned in the 2017 fire season, the forecast for morel mushroom hunting in Montana couldn’t be any brighter.
The Missoula City Band announces its summer series for 2018. For way over a hundred years, we have been playing fine band music for the public in our open-air concerts. We continue this grand tradition with renewed spirit.
Check out the Missoulian newspaper's "Missoula's Choice" 2018 readers' poll results. You'll discover the best Missoula has to offer in dining, entertainment, shopping and services.
nomnomnom...Missoula's got some tasty food. Here's a roundup of crave-inducing Instagram photos from some of our favorite local restaurants.
There's something about Missoula that makes peoples' hearts sing, so it's only logical that it would inspire touring musicians (or in one case, a local) to include our town in their lyrics.
Missoula's got talent. Take the opportunity to see and support these local performers, some of whom have received international recognition.
Live in Missoula long enough, and you'll start to notice the work of a regular cadre of illustrators. Their work appears not only on sketch paper, but on t-shirts, note cards, posters, jewelry, comics, bookmarks, local product labels...the list goes on.
A century ago, two major events greatly impacted the lives of everyday Missoulians: World War I and the Spanish Flu epidemic. “Supporting the War Effort: Missoula’s Homefront During WWI”, an exhibit at the Historical Museum, gives visitors insight into what life was like in the Garden City …
As part of its mission to serve the community year-round, the Missoula County Fairgrounds and Glacier Ice Rink will host the first annual Western Montana Winter Fair, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoons: December 16 and 17, 2017. This new event will be free admission for all and off…
The Marshall Mountain Gravity Trail just opened in October 2017.
The Cello Mafia is a multi-age and multi-level cello ensemble in Missoula, MT. This performance was at the 2017 MCPS String-o-rama.
Short clip of some longboarding in the Missoula Valley.
Have you taken photos of a Griz game in Missoula and posted them on Instagram? If so, your images might have made it onto our list of 21 Griz Game Day Photos.
An inside look at the Missoula Haunted House. Open 7-11 pm October 27-31. Kids hours 4-6pm, October 28, 28 & 31.
Do you sport a Montana-themed tattoo? If you or your artist posted it on Instagram, then you might have made it into our "Missoula Ink" Instagram roundup below.
In our Listen Up series, we showcase a Missoula musician or band.
The Reaping...a spine-tingling teaser for the 2017 Missoula Haunted House.
Home ReSource is a nonprofit business in Missoula, Montana with a mission to reduce waste and build a more vibrant and sustainable local economy. We collect and sell reusable building materials. We channel materials to those in need. We provide job training to those seeking barriers to emplo…
Halloween's not just for kids. Here's list of ways adults can live it up, in order by date:
There's all sorts of reasons to celebrate fall: the colorful leaves, hot apple cider, pumpkins carved into jack-o-lanterns, brisk air, Halloween, and the Festival of the Dead. All of those things and more have inspired Missoulians to throw parties, organize festivals, construct mazes and bui…
Former Griz football player Colt Anderson's clothing line UPTOP has its roots in the leap and hip bump he and his teammates did to celebrate a successful play.
Out in Target Range, there's a one-acre maze crafted out of corn stalks and hay bales. That's over a mile of confusing passageways and about a half-hour's worth of wondering if you'll ever find the exit. Sound too easy? Try it in the dark.
Walk the peaceful grounds of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula and step into Western Montana History, featuring 32 park-like acres and 19 historic structures. The Museum’s grounds offer something for everyone, take a selfie in front of Engine #7 or at the top of the Sliderock Fire Looko…
What other city is famous because of a novella? For many people, Missoula's reputation still rotates around a piece of literature written in 1976 about events that happened half a century earlier. That's the power of good writing.
Filmed while Daniel Mazza and his brother were making their yearly pilgrimage to Stuart Peak in Missoula's Rattlesnake Wilderness. Mazza shot this footage on a Garmin Verb at 1080p 60fps.
When the 9-year-old cousins from Saudi Arabia come to town, the sheer expanse of Montana’s Big Sky Country can really challenge the attention span.
There is no better place to wake up than on the banks of the Blackfoot River with the never-ending sound of water flowing and the shrill call of a bald eagle perched overhead.
Every summer, the Missoula Symphony plays a free concert in Caras Park.
Trolling for lake trout on Flathead Lake and Fort Peck Reservoir is a very effective way to catch fish. Many anglers troll Kwikfish or large spoons to attract strikes. Another bait that has also worked well is the Brads Super Bait Cut Plug or Mini Cut Plug. This bait is designed to have a sw…
Just past the right-field line, an osprey nest sits atop a pole between Ogren Park and Riverfront Trail. The Clark Fork River lies just beyond and the home of the Pioneer League's Missoula Osprey has provided a summer destination for both feathered and their human counterparts since 2004.