Out to Lunch Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, bands and everyone that helps make it possible!

Out to Lunch

2020 UPDATE: Out to Lunch Cancelled

With a focus on community health and safety and compliance with State of Montana and Missoula City County Health Department Reopening Guidelines, the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) has chosen to forego Out to Lunch for 2020. 

The openness of Caras Park and the popularity of Out to Lunch make it nearly impossible to implement all the guidelines needed to produce the events in a manner that allows the Missoula City County Health Department (MCCHD) to accurately trace contacts of an attendee diagnosed with COVID-19. The admission-free and open-seating amenities do not lend themselves to ticketing and assigned seating.

We know this may come as an incredible disappointment to our community. Please know that this decision was not made lightly; hours of discussion on ways to implement this beloved Downtown event occurred. We cannot express our gratitude enough for the community’s support of our event and all of Downtown. This year may not look like a typical year, but we are all in this together to make lemonade out of lemons.

As an alternative, we have re-structured our summer experiences to encourage smaller gatherings by implementing pop-ups in Caras Park starting on Tuesday, June 16. We will be facilitating local food trucks in small pods to serve the Missoula community in a way that is more right-sized for current guidelines. Please visit our Downtown Pop-Ups page for more information.

Caras Cash makes the perfect gift for friends, family and employees. This money is good for food and beverages during Out To Lunch and Downtown ToNight. Purchase Caras Cash at the DMP office located at 218 E. Main Street, at the MDA table at Out to Lunch or Downtown ToNight or by filling out the form linked above and sending it to the DMP office.


2020 Out to Lunch Sponsors

We’d like to thank all of our supporters who contribute to Out to Lunch!

The 2020 Out to Lunch Sponsors:

There are no sponsors this year due to cancellation.

Interested in joining us and becoming a sponsor during Out to Lunch? We’d love to have you. More information can be found here.

The 2020 Out to Lunch performers!

The 2020 Out to Lunch Performers are listed below: 

There are no performers this year due to cancellation.

Interested in Out to Lunch? Click here to submit your information.

2020 Out to Lunch Children’s Activities!

Along with live music and great food, Out to Lunch will have free children’s activities each week provided by local organizations! The organizations sponsoring each week are listed below.

The 2020 Out to Lunch Children’s Activities:

There are no children’s activities this year due to cancellation.

The 2020 Out to Lunch Vendors!

The 2020 Out to Lunch Vendors are listed below:

There are no vendors this year due to cancellation.

In coordination with Missoula’s Zero to Fifty Initiative, we are happy to say all items served at Out to Lunch will be compostable! We can’t get to zero waste without recycling, composting and more! Click for more info on Missoula Compost Collection or Zero by Fifty Missoula.

Please be mindful of the items you use while in Caras Park.

Unable to commit to the full summer, but would like to be added to Guest Vendor list? Submit application(s) & payment(s) to:

Missoula Downtown Association

218 East Main, Suite C

Missoula, MT 59802








Mountain Line, along with our Zero-Fare partners Missoula Parking Commission and Missoula Downtown Association, invite you Out To Lunch every Wednesday during the summer at Caras Park.

Park and ride our trolley for a Zero-Fare and zero-parking-hassle lunch break. The first trolley leaves Splash Montana at 10:45 am. The last trolley leaves Caras Park at 1:45 pm. View full map and schedule here.