News from Downtown

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

April Sommers New Membership & Events Director For Downtown Missoula Partnership

With a significant amount of non-profit and event planning experience, April Sommers is the new Membership & Events Director for the Downtown Missoula Partnership.

She will be responsible for the Out to Lunch Summer Series, portions of River City Roots Festival, the Festival of Trees and all membership events. She is also responsible for membership recruitment, retention, outreach and benefits for members of the Missoula Downtown Association.

For more information about April Sommers and to read the entire press release click here.

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017


Downtown employees have another option for lunch during the summer. The 32nd annual Out to Lunch Summer Series in Caras Park kicks off its 13-week schedule on Wednesday, June 7.  Out to Lunch was started in 1986 and is the longest-standing outdoor food and music event in Montana. Each Wednesday during lunchtime from 11 am to 2 pm, Missoula families, friends, and visitors enjoy Missoula’s best food trucks from local vendors, live music, and activities for kids. You Knew Me When takes the stage on June 7 and Childbloom Guitar will provide the kids’ activity.

Out to Lunch’s sister event, Downtown ToNight, which kicked off last week on Thursday, June 1, was launched in 2001 and is held every Thursday evening in Caras Park from 5:30 – 8:30pm.

For more information and to read the entire press release click here.

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Downtown on Tap



Tuesday, June 27 Families First Children’s Museum (225 W. Front St.) 5-7pm

June’s Downtown on Tap is at Families First Children’s Museum! Meet new Executive Director Nick Roberts  and tour the facility while enjoying drinks and appetizers. Learn about plans for the museum and parenting programs and get a glimpse of the organization’s future in the new Missoula Public Library. One lucky visitor will receive a free museum membership! It’s perfect for families with little ones or can be used as a gift.

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