Runs & Special Events

Kidsfest 2015 slated for July 28 at Caras Park
Kids and kids at heart are invited to join Missoula Parks and Recreation for Kidsfest 2015, a free summer celebration for Missoula families at Caras Park on Tuesday, July 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission and most activities are free. 

Kidsfest features a wide variety of interactive games, arts and crafts, educational booths, live entertainment and fun activities for all ages.  Families can enter a raffle drawing with great prizes and purchase food and beverages from local vendors. The Salamanders, a local all-ages rock band, is headlining the event, courtesy of Missoula Pediatric Dentistry.  Kidsfest is co-sponsored by Parks and Recreation, Missoula Federal Credit Union and U-104.5 FM.  U-104.5 will be broadcasting live from Kidsfest.  

Parking is limited at Caras Park. Hourly pay parking is available at Central Park, 124 E. Main and Park Place, 201 E. Front. Kidsfest visitors may park at McCormick Park and walk the short distance across the Orange Street Bridge to Caras Park. Families can also ride the Mountain Line downtown for free. Call Mountain Line at 721-3333 for route information.   For more information about Kidsfest, phone 721-PARK.

PARTIAL LIST OF 2015 Kidsfest Exhibitors - as of July 13 
Missoula Parks and Recreation – Climbing wall, mini-tennis, pickleball, Jr. Playmakers football toss, bubble fun, slack line
Missoula Federal Credit Union – Water activity!
U-104.5FM – music, emcee, swag giveaways
CATCH St. Patrick’s Hospital – CATCH program education
City of Missoula Bicycle Ambassadors - Bicycle safety info
Childbloom Guitar Program – mini guitar lessons & youth guitar performances
Children's Dentistry of the Rockies - Tooth-brushing game, prize
Flagship Program - Bubbles booth
Full Circle Counseling Solutions - Bean bag toss and sidewalk chalk
Glacier Ice Rink – TBD
Jessica Cattron & Youth Cello Quartet – musical performance
Let's Move Missoula – backyard obstacle course
Mismo Gymnastics - Gymnastics obstacle course
Missoula Breastfeeding Coalition - Baby comfort station – breastfeeding and diaper area
Missoula Irish Dancers – Irish dancing performance
Missoula Pediatric Dentistry – free toothbrushes, floss & toothpaste plus games and prizes!
Missoula Police Department – Police info and brochures
Missoula Youth Rugby – rugby practice and tossing at targets
Salamanders – music headliner
Smokejumper Visitor Center – matchstick forest interactive fire science lesson
Sportsman’s Warehouse – Fly casting
The Clay Studio of Missoula – a fun clay activity 
The Flagship Program – bubble making station
Tobacco Free Missoula County - Tobacco education and spin the wheel
A Carousel for Missoula – Donates a portion of proceeds to Share The Fun Youth Recreation Grants
Missoula Downtown Association - Donates Caras Park Pavilion for Kidsfest