This year on Thanksgiving Day in Missoula there are events and activities for the whole family to enjoy while you wait on that turkey to finish cooking, or skip the cooking all together with some local restaurants that are serving up their regular menu and a traditional turkey dinner.

A Carousel for Missoula

Free rides on the carousel from 11am-3pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Turkey Day 8k & 3K Family run

This event is coordinated by Run Wild Missoula and begins at McCormick Park.  Join the fun, or cheer on everyone else.

Turkey Trot

The Women’s Club of Missoula is opening its doors to the public at 9am, gym and 3 morning classes will get you moving on Thanksgiving Day.

Movies at Carmike Cinemas

Missoula’s independent theaters will be closed on Thursday but Carmike Cinemas will be open with movies for every age group.

Restaurants open for Thanksgiving

Montana Club

Open 8am-7pm for their full menu, Turkey Dinner being served from 11am-7pm.

Burns Street Bistro 

At the Burns Street Bistro – Celebrating Thanksgiving, Queergiving was created to meet a need within Missoula’s LGBTQIA community, but is open to any person who has nowhere to spend the holiday Join us for dinner in a friendly and supporting atmosphere. 3pm-7pm.

Cracker Barrel 

Open 6am-10pm with a Turkey Dinner being served after 11am.

Paradise Falls

Opening at 11am and serving a traditional Turkey Dinner all afternoon.

Double Arrow

Thanksgiving Fest – call ahead to get on the wait list as their reservations filled up quickly this year. 406-677-2777


Do you know of other events going on this Thanksgiving?  Leave us a comment below or for a full list of events and details for Thanksgiving Day or the weekend, visit our Missoula Events Page.