Bozeman and surrounding towns will host an assortment of events for the Fourth of July, from ice cream at the Museum of the Rockies to fireworks at the fairgrounds.
On Tuesday at 3 p.m., Livingston will hold its annual parade downtown. The event is part of the Livingston Roundup Rodeo, which includes three nights of rodeo, July 2 to July 4, at the Park County Fairgrounds beginning nightly at 8. More information can be found at livingstonroundup.com.
Thursday morning at 10 a.m., Main Street in Ennis will be closed to traffic for the 84th annual Fourth of July parade. It’s free to register a float. A barbecue at Peter T’s Park will follow the parade. Find the details at ennischamber.com.
At 2 p.m. on Thursday, the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman will provide a free ice cream social at the Living History Farm. People can enjoy Wilcoxson’s ice cream, live music, historic games and crafts. The Tinsley House will be open and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit montana.edu/calendar.
Gallatin Empire Lions Club will host its annual Festival of the Fourth at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds on Thursday. The Lazy Owl String Band will play live music and local vendors will sell food and drinks. A traditional fireworks display will start at 10:30.
The event is free, open to the public, and kid-friendly. More information is at bozemanchamber.com.
Virginia City will also have a fireworks display on Thursday starting at dusk. The show be located in the Boot Hill area and spectators can bring blankets and sit on the library’s grass lawn. Visit virginiacity.com for more information.
In Big Sky, the Arts Council of Big Sky will present a free concert featuring the Tiny Band at the town center park. The park opens at 6 p.m., with vendors and crafts for kids. The music starts at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk.
For those who decide to stay home on the Fourth of July, the city asks that fireworks be used only between noon and 1 a.m.