Missoula Downtown Association's biggest event of the year takes over downtown this August with live music, food, beer and fun!

The annual River City Roots Festival starts this Friday, August 25th and continues through Saturday the 26th. The festival is impossible to miss, as you'll find the main stage and art show on West Main, family fun at Caras Park, the food court on Ryman and the 4K run from Greenough Park to downtown.

And here's the kicker, just like this year's Western Montana Fair, admission is FREE! The festival runs from 12:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. both days, get full info here.

And yes, there will be a full bar beer garden thanks to The Badlander and The Montana Distillery.