Missoula Downtown News

Annual MDA Awards Banquet

This year the MDA Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Missoula College on Wednesday, January 31 at 5 PM. Awards are given each year at the MDA Annual Awards Banquet to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who contribute to the quality of Downtown Missoula. Please join the MDA and members of our community to celebrate and recognize individuals and businesses and all of their accomplishments. Reserved tables include sponsorship recognition signage and complimentary bottles of wine.

Click here to make a reservation.

Want to Host a Member Social? Here's How!

The MDA Member Luncheons and Downtown on Taps are a great way to spotlight your business or organization.  We encourage you to take this opportunity to host one of these networking events.  The Luncheons take place the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1pm and the Downtown on Taps take place the last Tuesday of each month from 5pm to 7pm.  Call or email April Sommers at 543-4238 or april@missouladowntown.com for more information or to sign up to host.  The MDA provides assistance with catering and event details.  Please note that due to the MDA Annual Awards Banquet taking place January 31 at the Missoula College there will not be a Luncheon or an Downtown on Taps in January. Click here to find out "How To Host" a Member Luncheon or a Downtown on Tap.

Friends of Downtown Campaign

The Missoula Downtown Foundation's (MDF) "Friends of Downtown" annual campaign continues through December 31st.  MDF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports Missoula through enhancement of Downtown, now and for future generations:  Commerce, Heritage, Culture & Living.  Online donations can be made at www.downtownMissoulafriends.org or via mail to 218 E. Main #C, Missoula MT 59801.

What does the MDF do?

The MDF fosters and nurtures pride in Downtown as a place where the community gathers to connect.  We secure and reinvest financial and other resources to enhance the Downtown experience.  We connect individual and corporate donors to create partnerships that support investment in Downtown.  And, we partner to create a beautiful and vibrant Downtown that supports the local economy and is the social center of Missoula, showcasing the arts and celebrating our cultural heritage.

If you'd like to learn more or visit about the projects and activities of the foundation, contact Director of Giving, Karen Snow, at 543-4238 or karen@missouladowntown.com.

Festival of Trees

Thank you for attending and supporting The Festival of Trees. The Festival was a wonderful opportunity to further our mission of connecting the community and celebrating everything that Downtown Missoula has to offer. If you are interested in designing and decorating an item for the 2018 Festival of Trees, contact April Sommers at 406-543-4238 or by email at april@missouladowntown.com.

Downtown On Tap at Bitterroot Flower Shop


November 28, 5-7pm (811 S Higgins Ave)

Join the Missoula Downtown Association at the Bitterroot Flower Shop Tuesday, November 28 at 5pm for the November MDA Member Downtown On Tap.  Bitterroot Flower Shop has been a Missoula Landmark since 1946 offering the freshest plants, flowers, gifts and ideas in the industry.  Come check out their shop's holiday transformation and become inspired.  They will be offering light appetizers, drinks and festive mingling.  Hear about what's new at the Bitterroot Flower Shop and the MDA.

12th Annual Montana Wine & Beer Festival Set for November 3, 2017

The “social event of the year” is coming soon. Summit Beverage and the Grizzly Scholarship Association (GSA) are excited to announce the date of the 12th Annual Montana Wine & Beer Festival scheduled for Friday, November 3rd, at the Adams Center on the campus of the University of Montana. The event will run from 7-10 p.m.

The festival consists of fine wine and beer tasting with food samples from some of Missoula’s top restaurants and caterers. In addition, Montana artists will be on site displaying and selling art. A silent auction consisting of limited edition originals and a variety of wine & beer items as well as Griz memorabilia will be a part of the evening’s festivities. All proceeds from this event benefit the GSA and their mission of providing scholarships for student-athletes.

Tickets are $50 per person and attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

Tickets are on sale now and are available at the GSA office in the Adams Center, online at www.gogriz.com or by calling the GSA Office at 243-6481.

October Downtown on Tap at Missoula Food Bank

Tuesday, October 314-6pm
1720 Wyoming St

Eat, drink, and be scary with the Missoula Food Bank at their magical new home for a tour of the boo-tiful new facility, to hear about upcoming, spook-tacular events, and get chilled and thrilled about the Can the Cats Food Drive! Bring a non-perishable donation for “Trick-or-Treat so Missoula Eats” and feel free to come in costume!

Missoula Food Bank is a private, non-profit organization that addresses hunger in Missoula County by offering emergency food assistance and child nutrition programs to all individuals and families who come to us in need.