4th Of July Weekend Rundown

Updated: Jul 3

It’s the 4th of July weekend, it is hot and dry out. Please use extreme caution this weekend with fireworks and your outdoor activities. Let us all celebrate and have a good time if you find yourself consuming one to many freedom beverages make sure you have a designated driver.



Friday, July 2nd


MONTANA EXIT LIVE!! Montana Exit is back with live music at the Star Restaurant, July 2, 2021 5-8pm


Red Elvises w/ Letter B - FREE Block Party! Red Elvises w/ Letter B FREE BLOCK PARTY Friday, July 2nd, 2021 In front of Collective Elevation at 34 E. Galena Street Music at 6pm Kids Foam Zone 7-9pm

International rock n roll legends the Red Elvises will perform a FREE show along with Montana's own, Letter B on Friday, July 2nd.


Max Hay Live in Dillon starts at 6:30 pm Kick off Independence Day Weekend the correct way! Live music, grilled vittles, drinks, and laughs in the sun!


IF4 Live Event | Ennis, MT Madison Theatre | July 2, 2021

Doors open at 6:30pm. Film begins at 7:00pm.

Hosted by: Madison River Foundation

If available, tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

For information about this screening, please contact host at riversummitgroup@gmail.com. For questions about IF4™ or the presention email info@flyfilmfest.com


Mountaineering in Montana In this talk we will explore a few of the historical mountaineering events in Montana, dating back to the mid-19th century. He will share a few artifacts of interest, including other books that have recorded mountaineering events in southwest Montana.

This is the sixth presentation in Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park’s annual Friday Summer Speakers Series, which introduces a new speaker each Friday at 8 p.m. throughout the summer.

About the speaker: Terry Kennedy was born in Fort Benton, Montana, in 1954, and was raised in Columbia Falls. He earned a bachelors degree in elementary education from Montana State University in 1977, and a masters degree of physical therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1991. He recently retired as a physical therapist. Terry has climbed the mountains of Montana for over 50 years. In 2017 he published the book, ‘In Search of the Mount Cleveland Five’.


Playing July 2nd, 5th, and 6th Silver Bow Drive In Playing July 2nd, 5th, and 6th Side one: The Boss Baby: The Family Business Rated PG Runtime 1 hr 37 min

Side Two: F9: The Fast Saga Rated PG-13 Runtime 2 hr 25 min

Gates open at 8:45 pm. Shows start at dusk (about 9:45 pm)

Tickets are $6 ages four and up. Ages three and under are free. Cash only.


Fathom at Big Sky From Apple TV+ press: "Directed and photographed by Drew Xanthopoulos (“The Sensitives”), “Fathom” follows Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, two scientists focused on the study of humpback whale songs and social communication. As they embark on parallel research journeys on opposite sides of the world, they seek to better understand whale culture and communication. The documentary film uniquely reveals a deep commitment and reverence to the scientific process and the universal human need to seek answers about the world around us. From hypothesis to groundbreaking experiences in the field, “Fathom” showcases the passion, curiosity, collaboration, perseverance and work it takes for leading scientists to make scientific discoveries."


Frontier Events Center Presents Wylie and the Wild West Band starts at 7:30 pm Country swing concert July 2nd and 3rd 2 nights $25 call 406-660-6113 for more info



Saturday, July 3rd


LIVE W/Will Williams Willy James starts at 5 pm Star Bakery An evening of live music from Willy James


Red White & Blue Party Starts at 5 pm Wear your best Red, White, & Blue outfit to show your love of this great country we live in!

Prizes for best Male, Female, and Couples outfits!


King Ropes at Jackson Hot Springs starts at 7 pm Live music at Historic Jackson Hot Springs, in Jackson, MT


Frontier Events Center Presents Wylie and the Wild West Band starts at 7:30 pm Country swing concert July 2nd and 3rd 2 nights $25 call 406-660-6113 for more info


Montana's Best Fireworks Show & Photo Contest Join us for the July 3rd Butte America Fireworks Show presented by Town Pump and then submit your best photo of the fireworks for a chance to win great prizes.

We will also be streaming the fireworks show live here on Facebook. Fireworks start at 10:30 pm!

To learn more, visit www.townpump.com/fireworks





Sunday, July 4th


Big Hole Valley, 4th of July Celebration Fourth of July is a special time of year for all the United States, but not anywhere more so than here in the Big Hole Valley.

The morning is started off early with a flag raising ceremony at 6:15 AM, then a free pancake breakfast follows at The Crossing Bar & Grill on the main street through down town Wisdom. This year our Patriotic Speaker will be Danielle Coon. (Army National Guard Veteran, Fire Fighter, Mother, Big Hole Valley ranching family).

After breakfast, the locals get their horses, and tractors, and their buggies, and their kids, and all go out to enjoy the annual Wisdom Fourth of July Parade. During the parade much candy and other goodies are tossed to the crowds of children watching by the parade participants. A lot of people dress in red/white/and blue to honor old glory. The parade will start at 10:00 AM. Entry in the parade is free, so if you want to be in the parade meet behind Larry’s Automotive by 9:30 am.

After the parade we have a fund raiser Bar-b-que to benefit our local Volunteer Fire Departments and EMT/Ambulance crews. Hamburger's and hot dogs hot off the grill, along with many other side dishes served "potluck" style is sure to fill you up. The Bar-b-que will be held at the Masonic Temple, located just behind the Pintler Gas station. Cost is a donation to the host organizations.

Returning this year is the Big Hole Valley Fireworks Celebration. The festivities will start at 8:00 PM at the Wisdom Airport, about a mile out of town on Hwy 278. Country music, a bon fire and a softball game will be part of the fun. Bring your own BBQ food items and beverages if you wish. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at dark (around 10:30 PM). For questions you can call the Crossing at 406-689-3260. Please no personal fireworks at the event due to liability issues.

Welcome to the Big Hole... We would love to have you join us for this community event!


Annual July 4th Pancake Breakfast Grasshopper Valley Volunteer Fire Department is happy to be able to hold its Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser again this year. We are extremely proud of our Fire and EMS volunteers who put in countless hours training and preparing for emergencies in the area. In conjunction with the breakfast, the Grasshopper Valley Ladies Club will again hold their bake sale and Dave Borjas will sell his one of a kind fishing flies. Proceeds will benefit GVVFD and donations are appreciated. Please join us from 8-11am at the Fire Hall in Polaris to support the Grasshopper Valley Volunteer Fire Department, get to know our volunteers and celebrate Independence Day with us.


Butte 4th of July Parade and Big Bang! The Butte America Foundation proudly presents:

July 3rd Big Bang Firework Show at Chester Steele Park. Bring friends and family to enjoy live music and local vendors on the lawn before Butte's BIG firework show. Starts at 5 pm and runs up until the fireworks begin around 10:30 pm! Vendors can contact mjboyle14@gmail.com to sign up. Number of vendors is limited.

4th of July Parade - Starting at 10 AM - Begins at the Civic Center on Harrison Ave and goes all the way to Elizabeth Warren.

To sign up and participate in the parade, click here: http://www.butteamericafoundation.org/july4parade2021

Nominate the Grand Marshal here: http://www.butteamericafoundation.org/grandmarshal2021


Community Concert Featuring: Cold Dark Whiskey 10 am Fourth of July Community Concert featuring Cold Dark Whiskey and more! Free All Day Event


4th of July Car Show The Ennis 4th of July Car Show will be held at Sportsman's Lodge Restaurant and Casino. This is a fun, family friendly car show for all ages! FREE!


Dillon’s First Annual Fourth of July Bash!!! Community water balloon fight, free cookout, vendor fair, live music and big big raffles!!!

Jayce Park 7•4•21 12-5pm

Come out and make new traditions with old friends!!!

*Hosted by the Local Mental Health Advisory Council*

Thank you to our Sponsors!!!!


Live Music with Amanda Stewart Live Music with Amanda Stewart at the Star Restaurant.

Amanda Stewart is an indie/country songwriter residing in Bozeman, MT. Although Amanda grew up in the Pacific Northwest, it was the home that she’s found in Southwestern Montana that woke her up fully. She began to find inspiration in the countryside landscapes, too, and in the embrace of the fellow musicians who glitter its music scene.

The Star Restaurant and Emporium is located on Highway 287 in Nevada City, one and half miles west of historic Virginia City, approximately 70 miles southeast of Butte and 70 miles southwest of Bozeman and approximately 87 miles from Yellowstone.


Let Freedom Rock starts at 2 pm Anaconda A's Legion Baseball Field



Ennis Montana 4th of July Parade Route Parade Line Up Starts on Charles St.

Exit and turn Left onto Main St. Turn Right onto Peal St. by Town Hall Turn Right onto Clark Av. Turn Right onto Hwy 287 and head to the side of the road towards the Manor Stay on Main St. until Parade Exit by The Mortuary and the parking lot for the Buckboard Mercantile

End of the Official Route:

Back to HS - The Parade will continue Thru the Parking Lot Right onto Steffans Left onto 3 RD St. Right onto Hugel head up Hugel to the HS

Happy 4th of July and Enjoy the 85th Ennis 4th of July Parade


Amanda Stewart Live Starts at 12 pm Amanda Stewart and Joe Knapp are singers/songwriters from Bozeman, MT. Both perform solo, front multiple bands, and more recently have joined forces to create a duo with unforgettable harmonies and original songs. Their musical influences include The Rolling Stones, Miranda Lambert, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and many more. Performing a large selection of original songs, as well as a few well-known covers, Joe and Amanda are sure to have you singing and dancing along to their music.


Beaverhead Brewing Company Red, White, and Brew event


Dillon Jaycees Fireworks display Ray Lynch Park at dusk


Little Red White and Blue Fireworks Stand Display Dillon Video Parking lot fireworks display synced to music. (Cancelled)


As always if you have an event you want on both our events colander, and or Weekend Rundown email us at southwesternmtnews@gmail.com. Have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend.













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