You Won’t Want To Miss These Incredible Fireworks Shows In Montana This Year

It’s almost Independence Day, and there’s no better way to let freedom ring than a good old-fashioned fireworks show. In 2016, we were happy to highlight Montana’s fireworks shows, and this year we’re happy to do so again. If you’ve recently asked the question, “Where can I find fireworks near me?” then read on.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Ready for more? Here’s a comprehensive list of every fireworks show we could find in Montana, divided up by county. Enjoy!

Lake County

  • Polson, July 4. The 4th of July Parade kicks off at noon at Cherry Valley School, followed by a fireworks display at dusk.

Flathead County

  • Whitefish, July 4. Head to City Beach on the 4th to catch the 10:30 PM fireworks show. Eagle Transit will offer free shuttles from the O’Shaughnessy Center starting at 7:00, with the last one leaving City Beach at 11 PM.
  • Eureka, July 4. Indian Springs Ranch Golf Course’s annual Red, White & BOOM event begins with a golf tournament at 9 AM, followed by a family-friendly event later that afternoon and fireworks at dark. The address is 77 Indian Springs Road.

Beaverhead County

  • Lima, July 4. Head to Lima on the 4th for an all-day celebration including a parade, potluck, lawn mower and bed races, and a fireworks display at dark.

Carbon County

  • Red Lodge, July 4. Red Lodge’s annual 4th of July fireworks show starts at 10 PM (or dark). Fireworks are shot from East Bench and can be seen all over town.

Choteau County

  • Fort Benton, June 24. Fort Benton starts celebrating early with their annual Summer Celebration June 23-25 at Old Fort Benton Park. Fireworks will be on Saturday night at dark along the Missouri River.

Custer County

  • Miles City, July 4. Miles City’s annual 4th of July festivities begin with a parade and end with a fireworks display at dark at Riverside Park. You can help fund the fireworks by buying some watermelon at Riverside Park earlier that day.

Daniels County

  • Scobey, July 4. Scobey’s annual 4th of July celebration culminates with fireworks at dusk and a street dance from 9 PM until midnight. Contact their Chamber of Commerce for more details.

Deer Lodge County

  • Anaconda, July 4. Every year, fireworks are launched from Washoe Park at dark after a day of citywide celebrations.

Fergus County

  • Lewistown, July 4. Fireworks after dark at Symmes Park.

Gallatin County

  • Bozeman (see above), July 4.
  • Big Sky, July 4. Big Sky’s all-day celebration ends with fireworks at 10 PM at the Big Sky Town Center.
  • West Yellowstone, July 4. West Yellowstone’s fireworks display starts at dark. For the best views, grab a blanket and head to a field along Yellowstone Avenue.

Hill County

  • Havre, July 4. Every year, the Jaycees host a spectacular fireworks display at the Great Northern Fairgrounds at dusk.

Lewis and Clark County

  • East Helena, July 4. The annual Prickly Pear Community Firework Celebration starts at 10 PM in East Helena.

Lincoln County

  • Troy, July 4. Troy’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July has been a Lincoln County tradition for over 100 years. The free event ends with a fireworks display at 11 PM at Roosevelt City Park. Bus service will be available starting in the afternoon, with pick up and drop offs at Morrison Elementary, Troy High School, Troy Activity Center and Roosevelt City Park.

Madison County

  • Virginia City, July 4. Virginia City’s fireworks display starts at dusk and is best seen from the Boot Hill area of town. Bring a blanket to the library lawn and enjoy.

Meagher County

  • White Sulphur Springs, July 4. After a day of events including a Fun Run and a BBQ, the free fireworks display will begin at Springs Park at dusk.

Mineral County

  • Alberton, July 4. River Edge Resort’s 4th of July Celebration is always a good time. The family-friendly party lasts all day and includes a fireworks show over the river at dark.

Musselshell County

  • Roundup, July 3. The three-day Roundup Independence Days Extravaganza is July 2-4 and includes a spectacular fireworks display on July 3 at dusk.

Park County

  • Livingston, July 2-4. The Livingston Roundup Rodeo offers a fireworks show all three nights, which begin at dark after the rodeo events have wrapped up.

Powell County

  • Deer Lodge, July 4. The free annual 4th of July Fireworks Display and Pig Roast will be held at the Old Prison Yard. Gates open at 6 PM.

Ravalli County

  • Hamilton, July 4. Head to the Ravalli County Fairgrounds on the 4th for the annual fireworks display, which begins at dusk.

Roosevelt County

  • Wolf Point, July 4. Wolf Point’s fireworks begin at 10 PM and will be from a parking lot two blocks east of the Sherman Inn.

Silver Bow County

  • Butte, July 3. Butte’s spectacular Freedom Festival is July 3 and 4, and the fireworks take place on July 3 at dark. They can be seen from all over the city.

Teton County

  • Choteau, July 4. Choteau’s July 4th Celebration culminates with a community fireworks show at dusk. Contact the local Chamber of Commerce for more details.

Treasure County

  • Hysham, July 4. The Hysham Chamber of Commerce coordinates the 4th of July festivities each year. The fireworks show begins at dusk.

Valley County

  • Glasgow, July 4. Glasgow has an annual fireworks display that begins at dark. Details are still being worked out, so contact the Chamber of Commerce for details.

Yellowstone County

  • Laurel, July 4 (see above).
  • Billings, July 4. Billings’ annual family-friendly Celebrate Freedom event is held at Castlerock Park and ends with a community fireworks display at dark.

Fellow Montanans, if you hear about more fireworks events for 2017, please feel free to let us know. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!