Youth Events

We want to unite and transform our community by connecting you to the power of story. We’re working year-round to provide powerful presentations of history, tradition, and culture for FREE or low cost. Save the dates to any of these events, find what resonates, and extend those valuable stories and traditions to your family, friends, and neighbors.

Pattie Young- Garden Sculpture Exhibit

Stroll through Hikaru Mizu during your free hour to catch a glimpse of Young’s outdoor art installation of sculptures dispersed throughout the 1.3 acre landscape. This FREE experience offers an escape from everyday life with an artistic touch and is available for viewing starting June 1st until July 31st during business hours. Don’t miss this chance to visit our first-ever outdoor sculpture exhibit.

FREE Entry into the Museum

At Four Rivers Cultural Center, we believe in the transforming power of story, and it’s why we want to make our museum more accessible to families in the summer. All summer long we’re offering FREE entry for every first Friday of the month from June to August. Have a group? We offer age-targeted scavenger hunts at no extra cost for an engaging experience.

Saturday Summer Showtimes

These free family-friendly films will brighten up your Saturday with the kids. Playing inside our spacious 535-seated Meyer-McLean Theatre, there’s plenty of room for the entire family & friends. Each film will start at 3 P.M. on its designated day.

Live After 5 in the Garden

All about good food, live music, and great company, we’re excited to announce Live After Five is kicking off in June inside the Hikaru Mizu Japanese garden. Every concert is FREE and delicious drinks and food from locally-loved restaurants are available for purchase. If you’re a member, your first drink is on us! Thank you to our sponsors: Brian Halcom State Farm Insurance, Dutch Bros, Family Eye Center, Ontario 8C School District, Yturri Rose LLP, and Stan’s Heating who MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.

Kids in the Garden

Led by FRCC’s very own Hikaru Mizu Japanese garden curator, Mike Miller, is a garden day for kids. Exploring the art form of Japanese gardening, kids will get to build mini sand and stone gardens during this free June 20th event. While this is an all-ages activity, this craft session is best suited for children 5 and older. Registered children will meet inside the Hikaru Mizu Japanese garden at 10:30 a.m. This is a class for a max of 20 children.

Students will transform a small tray into a traditional Japanese garden with sand, stones, small tiles, cardboard, glue and other building materials for creating tiny azumayas.

Saddles & Sonnets Exhibit

Let the panel boards take you to the cowboys and cowgirls of the area with stories of buckaroo country, bootmaking, music, and poetry, during this FREE exhibit.

Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival

The Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival is a day-long event celebrating the diverse range of traditional arts and culture in the Four Rivers area. Come experience the incredible skills of our community members and learn about their traditional arts including cowboy poetry, silversmithing, rawhide braiding, Paiute basketry and cradleboard making, Paiute pow wow dancing, Japanese taiko drumming, traditional Japanese mochi making, and much more, including a visit form National Heritage Fellow Eva Castellanoz.

Snow White & the Seven Drawfs

There is an incredible group of children who will perform Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs after spending only 1-week to nail it during the Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp. This annual traveling-theatre-camp shares our vision of bringing theatre opportunities to our rural communities. We welcome you to celebrate our camp-youths’ talent during their 1-day show on July 13. This production will be performed twice at 3:00 & 5:30 PM. Tickets to this Disney-classic show are $5.

73rd Annual Obon Festival

Obon, or just Bon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. It’s become a staple of a community event and celebrates it’s 73rd year. Experience Buddhist teachings, Japanese food, and other cultural staples during this free-entry event. Authentic Japanese cuisine is available for purchase.

Mexican Independence Day

A festive and family-friendly community event, enjoy a day filled with Mexican culture, food, dance, music, and crafts to celebrate one of Mexico’s biggest holidays.