Think Missoula when planning your 2019 vacations. Missoula has a stunning, diverse landscape that includes every outdoor adventure imaginable. In addition to exploring the mountains, rivers and forests, this university town also offers great entertainment, dining and nightlife choices. When planning your vacation include a combination of the amazing outdoor and city activities for an unforgettable trip. The Blue Mountain B&B also has the best of both worlds. The tranquil location with great mountain and valley views is also a short drive to all the fun. Book your Missoula getaway at our idyllic inn today.
Missoula has a thriving music scene and packs a lot of choices into its downtown. Every type of music lover can find something here. We have rock concerts with famous headliners, full orchestras in majestic halls, pubs hosting local bands and jazz lounges. Plan a night of music after a day cross-country skiing mountain trails or snowboarding the slopes. The Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast will be your quiet retreat when you’re ready to relax. Wake up to sweeping views of the valley below the snowy mountains. Then enjoy our hearty, gourmet breakfast before beginning another day of adventure. Book your stay with us for a fantastic getaway.
APRIL in MISSOULA is the time when the hills really do start to come a live with “The Sound of Music!” The colorful sights and sounds of birds and blooms, hikers, bikers and community fun are everywhere to be found. There is literally something for everyone at this time of year, so come out of winter hibernation to enjoy the many festive events!
-MMAC (Museum of Art & Culture) is celebrating 120 years of exhibiting Montana’s art collection pieces. Currently, a beautiful tapestry depicting every day life in Belgium, is among the art being exhibited. This viewing opportunity runs through May 23 at U of M’s Paxon and Meloy Galleries PAR/TV center.
-Missoula’s 47th annual Kyi-Yo PowWow takes place on Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18. The theme this year is “We Are Montana.” You shouldn’t miss all of the colorful and extremely talented dancers and drum groups that come from far and wide to attend and help unify Native American traditions. The first Grand Entry Event begins on Friday at 7:00 P.M.
-A World Rhythms Concert with guest artist Edi Gbordzi, who grew up in Ghana, begins Friday, April 17th at 7:30. The events, including workshops, will be held in the Dennison Theater at the University of Montana. U of M’s West African Ensemble, along with other multi-cultural groups will perform!
-The Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is full of life, particularly in the early spring. Take the short drive to Stevensville on Saturday, April 18th for a beginning birders walk at 10:00.
-Join the Montana Native Plant Society (Clark Fork Chapter) for an evening flower stroll in Pattee Canyon. Fairy Slippers, Glacier Lilies and Violets are among some of the flowers you may see on this April 18th evening. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day: click on the link for car pool information.
-Join Missoulians on Bicycles for several different weekend rides. On Saturday, April 18th the group will meet in Lolo and on Sunday, April 19th in Missoula. Be sure to click on the link for more information or call Chris Jauquet at 593-0032.
-The 38th International Wildlife Film Festival starts Saturday, April 18th with the Wildwalk Parade. The week-long festival offers many viewings to choose from and culminates on April 25th. For a listing of films and festival events, visit the link above.
–Jazzoula 2015 helps extend our Missoula Jazz Festivals into April! It is preceded by the Buddy DeFranco Jazz festival which already occurred in March. Missoula’s own local jazz artists will be featured from April 21-23rd- yep, we love to JAZZ things up in this town!
-Down the Hatch Fest, organized by The Orvis Company, takes place at Caras Park and the Wilma Theater for the third year! This April 25th event promises to bring tons of food and fun to Missoula. What better place than our own home town to put on a fishing and mini film festival? Missoula and the surrounding areas have some of the best blue ribbon trout streams in the world and this event helps celebrate that fact.
–Native American Flutist, Carlos Nakai, (“Earth, Wind, Fire”) joins Darko Butorac and the Missoula Symphony as a guest performer. This final concert of the season celebrates Earth Day and promises to be both unique and hauntingly beautiful. Performances are April 25th at 7:30 P.M. and April 26th at 3:00 P.M.
April has many Missoula highlights to offer visitors and locals a like. Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is here to give you a relaxing stay during April or any other month of the year! Photo Credit: Trout- learni.st & Basspro.com, Edi Gbordzi & Carlos Nakai- Missoulian Newspaper, Others- Blue Mountain B&B
Take a look at Missoula’s Wilma Theatre the next time you’re staying at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. The Wilma was built in 1921 by William Simons (and named after his wife Edna Wilma) to house his Wild West Show, and it’s a spectacular example of 1920’s architecture. Today it is stands magnificently in the heart of downtown Missoula, a beacon after dark with its hundreds of flashing lights.
Not many Wild West shows are performed at the Wilma Theatre these days, but it is still one of the places to go in Missoula for entertainment and special events. It is home to the largest indoor screen in Montana – a great spot to see films. And many performers love to play the Wilma because of the theatre’s history and beauty.
Upcoming special events include performances by Sara Bareilles on July 15, Gillian Welch on July 17. and Steel Pulse on July 19, 2011. When there are no special events on the calendar, many guests of our Montana Bed and Breakfast enjoy films at the Wilma. Two films are showing this week: Woody Allen’s latest, Midnight in Paris, and Buck, a stirring portrait of a real horse-whisperer.
If nothing else, we hope you’ll stroll past the Wilma on a warm summer evening.
To see what’s happening at the Wilma Theatre, please visit its website.