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David Erickson

Here’s some business news in the Missoula area:

The Missoula Downtown Association’s two ongoing free summer events are back on full-swing.

Out to Lunch is back for its 36th season on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Downtown ToNight is back for its 21st season on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and both events run through August in Caras Park in downtown Missoula.

“It’s going to be an epic summer in Downtown thanks to Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight,” said Missoula Downtown Association board president Josh Eder. “These two events are part of what makes summer in Missoula so special. I can’t imagine a June, July, or August without heading down to Caras Park to enjoy the live music, food, and fun that both programs provide our community.”

There’s food trucks and live music at both events every week. For those driving a personal vehicle, the first hour of parking is free in the Central Park Garage (128 W. Main), the Park Place Garage (201 E. Front), and the ROAM Garage (305 E. Front), all of which are a 5-minute or less walk from Caras Park. Parking is free evenings and weekends in

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