With the Griz football team on bye and picturesque conditions rolling into Missoula, this weekend is a great opportunity to go out and do something.

Not-so-friendly reminder: winter is almost here and you're not going to be interested in leaving your home most weekends in the next 5 months.

Here are 6 things to do in Missoula this weekend.


  • Lil' Smokies Concert: The popular folk band is at the Wilma Theater on Friday night. Tickets appear to be available on LogJam's website. $25, plus fees, for a general admission ticket. Check out the Lil' Smokies prior to the show. 
  • Young Frankenstein Musical: The Mel Brooks-inspired show premiers Friday. Don't worry, if you can't catch the opening night showing there are more chances on Saturday, Sunday and next weekend. Tickets are available here. (I got my tickets for next Thursday & I'm stoked!
  • Taylor Swift "The Eras Tour" showing at the Roxy: T-Swift probably won't ever make it to Missoula, so this might be your best shot of seeing her. The Eras Tour is a "movie" but really it's a complete show from Swift's popular concerts. The movie debuts Thursday and runs all weekend plus next week.


  • Fall Festival: Missoula County Fairgrounds are host to the 2023 Fall Festival taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday. Family fun for all ages that includes pumpkin and mask decorating. The best part? Admission is free!


  • Skeleton Skedaddle 5K: You like running? Well, here you go! A group called Run Wild Missoula put together a fall/Halloween-themed 5K built for all members of the family. The race begins at Silver Park at 10:25 am and runners/spectators are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. It might be more difficult to run in your costume, but it's going to look a lot funnier too.
  • Montana Griz Soccer VS Portland State (Senior Day): The Griz secured their 9th Big Sky Conference Championship Thursday afternoon with a win over Sacramento State. Now, we celebrate the seniors Sunday afternoon at 12 pm.

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