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4th of July celebrations in north-central Montana

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 18:42:29-04

This Thursday, the United States celebrates its birthday and north-central Montana is not lacking for festivities.

From Choteau to Havre, here is a list of 4th of July celebrations everyone can enjoy.

We will update this list as we learn of more festivities. Please send any events to our Facebook page or email our newsroom at


The city of Choteau has several Independence Day events for people to enjoy including a Tim Montana concert on July 3 and a parade and rodeo on July 4.

For a complete list of events, please visit the Choteau Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.

Great Falls:

Smelter Avenue will close at 10:30 a.m. from Mountain View Co-Op to Anaconda Hills Golf Course for Black Eagle’s 4th of July parade, which starts at 11 a.m.

The annual 4th of July parade in downtown Great Falls kicks off at 11 a.m. with the 4th of July Hootenanny beginning immediately after the parade. Granger Smith is expected to take the stage at 3:30 p.m.

The Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza presented by the Great Falls Voyagers starts with a baseball game at 7 p.m. and ends with a fireworks show around 10 p.m.

The city’s fireworks display begins after 10 p.m. with the best viewing at Elk’s-Riverside Park (River Drive North between 6th Street & 9th Street).


Havre’s 4th of July Festival is set to begin with a flag ceremony at 12 p.m. in Pepin Park. A free lunch and live music will follow.


Lewistown’s 4th of July celebration includes a rodeo and races. Click here for more information.


The Shelby Fire Department is hosting a 4th of July BBQ and Car Show. Click here to read more.

2018 City of Great Falls’ 4th of July Fireworks Display: