Fear not for those who have nothing planned for the Fourth of July holiday! During Independence Day, many holiday festivities happen in Billings and other towns in the surrounding area.

Billings is holding the Celebrate Freedom Fireworks show at MetraPark with food trucks, live music, and other live performances. Guests are allowed to bring their own cooler to the event and will receive fun goodies at the celebration like pinwheels, flags, and more! End the night by watching the amazing fireworks show by Harvest Church under a starry night sky. 

Red Lodge will host their Fourth of July Parades from July 2-4, starting at noon. Katie Callahan, the Parade Director, says the theme for the three-day celebration is “Home of Champions,” which is fitting in light of the recent floods during the week of June 13 that impacted much of the town. Tons of community help came after the floods, making this tiny town even more connected. Callahan also says there will be a booth at the event for donations to the Carbon County Flood Relief. 

The 92nd Home of Champions rodeo is also happening as part of the special festivities for the celebration. Admission to the Parades is free, thanks to the rodeo. The House of Champions rodeo also has a royalty pageant with a royalty coronation on July 4. The fireworks show starts after dark and can be seen all throughout the quaint town. 

Laurel’s Fourth of July celebration starts at 6:30 am with the Chief Joseph Run, followed by a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 am. The Grand Parade begins after breakfast on East Main Street. Many activities, including an all-day food and craft show, happen throughout the day. The theme is “Party in the USA” so dress in your favorite attire! And, of course, stay for the fireworks show starting after the sun goes down. 

Whatever you do over the Fourth of July, make sure to have fun and celebrate with the ones you care about the most!