Kidsfest 2013 Slated for July 30 at Caras Park

Kids and kids at heart are invited to join Missoula Parks and Recreation for Kidsfest 2013, a free summer celebration for Missoula families at Caras Park on Tuesday, July 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission and most activities are free.

Kidsfest features a wide variety of interactive games, arts and crafts, educational booths, live entertainment and many more fun activities for all ages. Families can enter a raffle drawing with great prizes, and purchase food and beverages from local vendors. 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—kids ride free on the Mountain Line through August 31. Call Mountain Line at 721-3333 for route information. For more information about Kidsfest, visit or phone 721-PARK.

POSTER13 new2013 Kidsfest Exhibitors as of July 15:

  • Missoula Parks and Recreation – Climbing wall, mini-tennis, pickleball, Jr. Playmakers football toss, bubble fun
  • Missoula Federal Credit Union – money game
  • U-104.5 – music, emcee, swag giveaways
  • St. Patrick Hospital – CATCH Program – Active games and nutritional education
  • Let’s Move Missoula and Tobacco-Free Missoula County – Hulu-hoops, jump ropes, obstacle course; plus an active toy giveaway.
  • SpectrUM Discovery Area/University of Montana – hands-on bio-fuel educational game and other science activities
  • Missoula Police Department – Fingerprint learning station
  • Missoula County Sheriff’s Office – Interactive games, meet the Sherrifs, badge give-away.
  • Missoula Smokejumpers – Interactive fire experiments, smokejumper equipment
  • Mountain Line – Explore a City bus!
  • Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies – interactive games and giveaways
  • All-Abilities Playground Project – arts and crafts
  • Clark Fork School – Building gnome and fairy houses
  • Missoula Pediatric Dentistry – educational activity and dental hygiene giveaways
  • Mismo Gymnastics – gymnastics obstacle course
  • The Girls Way – Hula-hooping
  • Missoula Figure Skating Club – active play
  • Missoula Area Youth Hockey – hockey shooting gallery
  • Missoula Bicycling Ambassadors – bicycle safety game
 Visit the Missoula Parks & Recreation Website for updates.