Out to Lunch


The 38th Season of Out to Lunch kicks off on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024


Wednesdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm | June, July & August in Caras Park.

Live music, food trucks, Caras Park. Out To Lunch has returned to the heart of Missoula with live music and local food trucks on hand to serve up the delicious food that you crave all winter long.

Its time to gather and reconnect in the Heart of Missoula, at Caras Park!


Don’t forget to check out Out To Lunch’s sibling event, Downtown ToNight ~~~~> More info HERE

Each summer, thousands of people come through Caras Park in the Heart of Downtown Missoula, Montana on Wednesdays at lunchtime and Thursday evenings to enjoy two of the longest standing traditions in Downtown Missoula – Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight.  As part of this tradition we hire both local and out-of-area talent to provide music throughout each event.

We are looking for dynamic bands who are family-friendly, fun, energetic, and will truly add to the atmosphere of our events. Please note that we are not looking for individual solo artists or individual instrument players. Bands must be able to play for entire length of event (please refer to each event’s time); breaks can be included throughout set. Questions? Please email [email protected] or call 406.543.4238.


2024 Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight Band Application

Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2024

2023 Entertainment Lineup
June 7 – Josh Farmer Band
June 14 – Kyle Curtis & the Promised Lands
June 21 – Off in the Woods
June 28 – John Floridis Quartet
July 5 – Barn Swallows
July 12 – Zoo Town Music
July 19 – International Choral Festival
July 26 – Champagne Sunday
August 2 – Basses Covered
August 9 – Mary Place & the Blue Moons
August 16 – The Benevolents
August 23 – Ed Norton Big Band
August 30 – Western Union

Each year, the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) hosts public events that aim to bring our vibrant community together in the heart of Downtown Missoula. The MDA is seeking food vendors to enhance our events and create a festive atmosphere. Vendors will be chosen based upon numerous factors including but not limited to: power consumption, size of vending operation, type of food, performance at previous events, MDA membership status, etc. Be aware that the use of sustainable serving materials is mandatory for all food vendors at MDA events.


2024 MDA Vendor Application

Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2024

2023 Food Vendors
Banh Missoula
Big Dipper
El Cazador
Isla’s Lemonade
M-80 Chicken
Madeline’s Mediterranean
Mountain Berry Bowls
Mr. Kashari
Nourishing Cultures
Pattie Wagon
Ragheef Arabic Flatbread
River City Eats
Sa Wa Dee
Stuffed 406
Interested in providing children’s activity in 2024 at Out to Lunch? Email [email protected] for more information.

June 7 – Clay Studio of Missoula
June 14 – Child Start Inc., Head Start & Families First Learning Lab
June 21 – SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning
June 28 – Habitat for Humanity & Families First Leaning Lab
July 5 – Be Bear Aware Campaign
July 12 – Clay Studio of Missoula
July 19 – Corvallis Student Group & Families First Learning Lab
July 26 – CASA of Missoula
August 2 – Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
August 9 – Families First Learning Lab
August 16 – SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning
August 23 – CASA of Missoula
August 30 – Families First Learning Lab


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 Downtown Missoula Partnership office located at 218 E. Main Street, by phone at 406.543.4238 or email us at [email protected]

Here are some transportation and parking tips and tricks for when you head to Out to Lunch this summer!
  • The first hour of parking is FREE in the parking garages
  • Parking right next to Caras Park is in high demand. We recommend parking a little farther away to avoid traffic congestion (see the map below).
  • Ride the Line! Mountain Line is a great way to come Downtown and save some gas. It’s also Zero-Fare and all routes come to Downtown!
  • Ride the trails! Missoula has a terrific trails system, especially along the river and leading right into Caras Park. Get more information on biking, and generally commuting, around Missoula from Missoula in Motion.


Curious about where to park for Out to Lunch? There are many locations within a 5 minute walk.

2023 Out To Lunch Sponsors


Season-Long Sponsors

First Interstate Bank

DCI Engineers

Media Sponsors

Mountain Broadcasting 102.5

The Drive FM Radio Station

Table Sponsors

A+E Design

Arts Missoula

ASUM Transportation

Big Dipper Ice Cream

Blackfoot Communications


Charter College

Child Start

Dick Anderson Construction

First Security Bank

Glacier Wealth Management

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

Liberty Electric

Mountain Line

Opportunity Resources

Roxy Theater

State Farm

Summit Independent Living

Tobacco Free Missoula

U.S. Bank


Worden Thane

Your Home Improvement Co.


American ATM

Boone & Crockett Club

First Call Computer Solutions

Jim & Mary’s RV Park


OZ Architects

Sound Creations