Your Monthly Guide to Missoula: October 2023

Your Monthly Guide to Missoula: October 2023

October in Zootown is as colorful as it is buzzing –the long-awaited appearance of fall foliage slowly starts to peak through and welcomes autumnal happenings all month long! The arrival of fall in the valley ushers in a plethora of events, from the arts scene to sports stadiums, that carries a tangible excitement in the air. Griz football and hockey games are back - bringing Griz nation flocking back to the Washington-Grizzly Stadium and Glacier Ice Rink! Enjoy the last days of our outdoor markets, admire one of the many art exhibitions, treat yourself to a concert (or two) - the options are truly endless. October invites Missoulians to celebrate the abundance that embodies fall – from the harvest festivals to our pumpkin patches – neighbors and visitors alike gather & revel in the return of sweater weather. Join us! And be sure to browse our events calendar to plan your future adventures in the coming months.


What's Up In October:

4th: Missoula Jazz Orchestra

6th: 9th Annual Missoula Monster Project

7th: Germanfest

7th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st-22nd: Pumpkin Festival @ Turner Farms

11th: Macklemore

13th-16th: 9th Annual Montana Film Festival

21st: 18th Annual Rainbow Ball

27th-28th: Rocky Horror Show Live

31st: 2nd Annual Fall Family Festival


Recurring Events:

First Friday: Missoula on Main! Downtown Missoula

Saturdays: Missoula Farmers' Market, Higgins Lot Alternative Market

Griz Football Schedule

Griz Hockey Schedule



If you're giving dry a try this month, Missoula has plenty of spots for mocktails. Check out some of our favorites

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