The Billings night sky is always ablaze with some of the best stargazing in the country, but the Fourth of July really brightens things up! The annual Harvest Church fireworks display takes place at dusk at the Castle Rock Park in Billings Heights. Live entertainment, food vendors, and plenty of space to spread out with a blanket or lawn chairs to watch the show is a local tradition. A family-friendly event, it’s the kind of quaint festival that pairs perfectly with patriotism.

As always, the Laurel’s annual Fourth of July event takes place on the third, a day early, so you can squeeze in as much partying and as many parades as you can! The street dance on First Street is hosted by Jaycees and is open to all ages. Make 2016 a full weekend of experiencing Independence Day the Billings way.

Light Up the Night

The Chief Joseph Run begins at 6am on July Fourth to make sure the weather is cool enough for everyone to enjoy. It’s followed by a pancake breakfast which ends at 9am, and all are welcome to swing by the downtown event for an old fashioned breakfast.

Check out the food and craft fair downtown also on July Fourth, followed by the parade at noon. The Thomson Park fireworks display starts at dusk and is the ideal conclusion to a day of dressing up, indulging and spending time with family.