The Caras Park Pavilion, located in the heart of Downtown Missoula along the Clark Fork River, is available for public and private events. The Pavilion can accommodate events ranging from a dinner party for 150 to a community-wide festival.
The Missoula Downtown Association manages, maintains and leases Caras Park for both public and private events. Caras Park has been home to more than 1,000 events over the course of 12 years. These events have drawn nearly one million individuals to the city’s premiere park on the Clark Fork River. Each year it serves as a strong economic driver for Downtown and brings the community together in ways no other Missoula destination can. Caras Park is the site of many exciting events such as Out to Lunch, Downtown ToNight, Missoula Marathon Expo, the International Wildlife Film Festival’s WildFest, Parks & Recreation’s Kids Fest, Celtic Fest, First Night Missoula, Garden City BrewFest, and GermanFest.
The future of Caras Park is bright, but this special place needs continued improvement and investment. The white canopy is nearing the end of its 15 year lifespan and a permanent sound system would be a dream come true for performers, entertainers, and event goers. The Pavilion and the Band Stand also need on-going annual maintenance and a Caras Park Endowment is being established to ensure future generations have the same experience.
To assist with long-term improvements and maintenance, The MDF Caras Park Fund Endowment was established in 2017 and made possible by an anonymous gift made to the Missoula Downtown Foundation (MDF). MDF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote Missoula through enhancement of Downtown, now and for future generations.
- Click here to donate online
- Mail your donation to: Missoula Downtown Foundation, 218 E. Main #C, Missoula, MT 59802
No pets allowed under pavilion during events due to health code regulations. Dogs can enjoy the grassy areas of the park and remember to clean up after and leash your furry friends.