After a winter that felt like it would never end, we've almost flipped the switch to summer and skipped over spring altogether. Missoula events in the month of May will feel very summery too, with the University of Montana Commencement ceremonies, major concerts from Kane Brown and REO Speedwagon, plus Missoula's original brewfest, and a Missoula favorite, Maggotfest.

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Here are the Missoula area events for May 2023:

May 2, 2023

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm The Western Montana Mycological Association Present Mushroom Identification at the Missoula Public Library. Get details here.

May 4, 2023

  • 5:00 pm Missoula Gives and Bitterroot Valley Gives, the annual donation event for area nonprofits starts. Find more details here.
  • 6:30 pm - "Murder in Big Horn", a free screening hosted by Missoula YWCA, All Nations Health Center and SARC. Find more details here.

May 5, 2023

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm First Friday, free art walk. Get details here.
  • Five Valleys Area Games, Special Olympics, Big Sky High School. Find more details here.

May 5 - 6, 2023

  • Queer Prom - Circus, Missoula Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building. Separate nights for adults and teens. Check out their Facebook or IG accounts for updates and reserve a spot here.

May 6, 2023

  • 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Garden City Brewfest, Caras Park. Free to attend, $20 for a taster glass, wristband and 4 tokens. Find full details here.
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Life in Space with Astronaut Kayla Barron, Missoula Public Library. Find details here.
  • 11:00 am Terran Last Gun: Artist Talk, Missoula Art Musem. Find details here. 
  • 10:00 am Montana State Road Race Championship, Clinton, Montana. Find details here.

May 7, 2023

  • 7:30 pm REO Speedwagon with Edwin McCain, Adams Center. Get tickets here.

May 11, 2023

  • 5:00 pm Missoula Historic Preservation Commission presents the Historic Preservation Awards at the Missoula Art Museum. Find details here. 
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May 12, 2023

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cancer Support Community Missoula's Food Truck Festival, Ogren Park at Allegiance Field.

May 13, 2023

  • 9:00 am & 2:00 pm Spring 2023 Commencement, University of Montana. Find full details here.
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 23rd Annual Bitterroot Classic Marty Bourassa Memorial Car Show, Southgate Mall, hosted by the Five Valley Ford Club. Find details here. 
  • 8:00 pm Brett Young at the KettleHouse Amphitheater. Get tickets here.

May 15, 2023

  • 8:00 pm Joseph with Flyte at The Wilma. Get tickets here. 

May 17 - 19, 2023

  • 2023 State Summer Games, Bozeman, Montana. Find more details here.

May 19, 2023

  • 7:00 pm Kane Brown, Drunk or Dreaming Tour, at the Adams Center. Get tickets here.
  • Debra Magpie Earling Book Release Party, "The Lost Journals of Sacajewea", Missoula Art Museum. Find details here. 

May 19 - 21, 2023

May 20, 2023

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Watson Bike (Show Up) For Shelter, no official bike ride this year but come for the free food and fun activities and more. Full details here.

May 26 - 29, 2023

  • MisCon 37 - Missoula's Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, Holiday Inn Downtown. Find full details here.

May 30, 2023

  • 7:05 pm PaddleHeads first home game of the season against the Rocky Mountain Vibes. Get tickets here.

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