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Missoula Events and Activities

Missoula events, activities and things to do
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Southgate Mall isn’t just your favorite shopping destination. When you’re looking for Missoula activities, check out our events calendar. We have something scheduled almost every week.

Need ideas for kids’ indoor activities? Kids Klub is a popular and free monthly activity. Bring your kids for an afternoon of fun craft time and togetherness. Southgate Mall also hosts a number of other kids’ activities. Look for children’s art exhibitions, the annual Kids Fair, and seasonal favorites like photos with the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus.

The mall also loves to help the community by hosting a variety of Missoula events and activities. You’ll find lots of ideas for what to do in Missoula to support your favorite causes just by stopping by Southgate Mall. See amazing feats of engineering when teams build structures out of canned food. After the exhibit, the food is donated to the Montana Food Bank Network. A playhouse display and auction benefits Boys & Girls Club, and lots of other fun events help support some of your favorite Missoula non-profit organizations.

The entertainment at the mall isn’t limited to displays and exhibits.

Southgate Mall also hosts the following Missoula events:


  • Winter Sidewalk Sale – Find deals by the shovel-full this weekend with clearance and bargains throughout the mall!


  • Everything Bridal Show – A fabulous selection featuring everything you need for your special day, presented by Missoula’s premier bridal industry experts. Displays and exhibits will inform and entertain you while you prepare for your wedding day.


  • Kids Fair & Fashion Show – Kids just want to have fun! And their parents just want them to enjoy themselves – SAFELY. The Annual Kids Fair will be a barrel of fun for kids, plus interactive, educational and informative for the whole family.
  • Easter Bunny Breakfast – Children are invited to enjoy a FREE breakfast, gift and activities with the Easter Bunny at Clock Court!
  • Easter Bunny Photos – Easter Bunny photos are just a hop, skip and jump away at Dillard’s Court.
  • Canstruction – Canstruction is a unique food charity event to benefit the Montana Food Bank Network. Teams of architects, engineers, and students compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from cans of food.


  • Community Non-Profit Day – Community Non-Profit Day is an awareness and fundraising day, celebrating Missoula and Missoula-area non-profit organizations, community groups and hobbyists. This event gives many local non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds, increase community awareness, and gain support for their organization.
  • Western Montana Car Club Expo – Rev your engines, because it’s the Western Montana Car Club Expo! Visit Southgate Mall to see over 70 vintage & restored cars shined to perfection and on display. Kids, adults, teens, and seniors can all appreciate these remarkable restored pieces of history.
  • Pet Parade – Show off your pet and win prizes!
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back – Take part in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back event and drop off unneeded or expired prescription drugs to be disposed of properly.
  • Elementary Art Show – Enjoy an outstanding display of art from local and nearby elementary schools throughout Southgate Mall, organized by the Missoula County Public Schools Fine Arts Department. This unique event only takes place every other year and is one you won’t want to miss!


  • Ladies Night – Ladies, grab your friends and step out for a gals-only evening just for you!
  • Mother’s Day – She helped raise you, now say thank you! Celebrate your mom with a Southgate Mall gift card, because it always fits and is never the wrong size or color. And it can be used at over 100 locations throughout the mall!
  • Median Iris Show – Stop by to see the beautiful flowers on display or enter some blooms of your own.



  • Independence Day Fireworks – The Independence Day Celebration is an evening full of fun and fireworks in honor of 4th of July. The show starts early with a presentation of colors, singing of the National Anthem and other festivities, followed by Western Montana’s largest fireworks display.
  • Rose Show – Stop by Clock Court and smell the roses!
  • International Choral Festival – Southgate Mall is proud to host a concert during the International Choral Festival brings together choirs from around the world for 4 days of free concerts.
  • Summer Sidewalk Sale – Make the most of your summer when you shop the Summer Sidewalk Sale. This time of year, be ready for high temperatures and low prices.


  • Back to School – Rock a new style and roll into school! Start your back to school shopping at Southgate Mall, where there’s always something to satisfy everyone.
  • BBBS Golf Tournament – This golf tournament is a fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula, whose mission is to help children in need reach their potential through professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships.
  • Glad & Dahlia Show – Showcasing blooms cultivated by Missoula and Missoula-area gardeners for 5 days.


  • UM Homecoming Kick-Off Join us for the event that kicks off the University of Montana Homecoming week! Meet Griz mascot Monte, the UM Cheer Squad and Dance Team and win great prizes at Clock Court!


  • Ladies Night & Pink Duck Rodeo – Ladies, grab your friend, mom, sister, daughter, or any fabulous woman in your life for an evening just for you!
  • Halloween – It’s Halloween 4 Hospice, featuring carnival style games and scary fun! A family fun event at Southgate Mall to raise awareness and funds for hospice care in Western Montana.


  • Santa’s Arrival – Santa’s Arrival marks the official start to the holiday season and is an evening of festive holiday fun for children and parents alike. On Center Performing Arts will kick off the event with some holiday dance numbers. Following that, we’ll get our first chance of the season to see Old Saint Nick as he comes bearing free gifts for children and joins us in a milk and cookies social. Santa will be available for photos following his arrival.
  • Door Buster Breakfast – Join us at Sears Court before Black Friday shopping for a hot breakfast, coffee and free gift bag filled with crazy savings and goodies from our stores. Many stores are opening at midnight with door busters sure to help you cross off tons of gifts from your list and save money too!
  • Wish Tree – Help bring Christmas to life for a child, teen or senior in need with the Wish Tree.


Click here to visit our events calendar to find out when this year’s annual event is taking place.

Whether you’re looking for fun Missoula activities, something to get the kids engaged, a great way to support your community, or a little entertainment, there’s something to see at the mall.

View the events calendar