Photo, Kyra Ames

In Yellowstone Country, we’re fortunate to have plenty of open spaces—there’s well more than six feet of elbow room! As such, some areas are still holding Independence Day activities. It may look a little different than years past, but the spirit is the same.

Montana is a beautiful place, with miles of public lands. Our residents are a resilient, reliable, and happy lot who look out for one another. We have a lot to celebrate.

We invite you to join us. But please, know the public health guidelines before arriving at your destination. Stay home if you are sick, and understand that some services and destinations may be limited.


West Yellowstone

The celebration lasts all day, Saturday, July 4, 2020! Start with Pie on the Porch, followed by the Farmers Market, Parade, Wild West Rodeo and Fireworks!

July 4, 2020

Pie on the Porch

1:00 p.m., Museum of the Yellowstone


Farmers Market

5:00-8:00 p.m.: Museum lawn, corner of Canyon Street and Yellowstone Avenue



6:00 p.m.: (printable route map click here)


Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo

8:00 p.m.: Rodeo grounds west of town



10:15 p.m. Suggested parking on Iris Ave or the Old Airport/80 acres located on the west edge of town off of Highway 20.


Big Sky

July 4, 2020

4th Annual Artisan Festival

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Meadow Village

Featuring over 40 artists, this festival is a lovely way to get out, safely enjoy the community and celebrate the talent inspired by Montana’s big skies.



July 2, 2020

Virtual Parade

9:00 p.m. Park County Fairgrounds and Facebook Live @livingstonareachamber.

Watch a video collection of the past 30 years of parades in Livingston! Decorate your car and join the procession down Main Street to the film.


July 3, 2020

Drive in Theater, featuring “Sandlot”

9:00 p.m.

The Shane Center


July 4, 2020


10:00 p.m.

Park County Fairgrounds


Cooke City

Tucked up between Yellowstone National Park and the Beartooth Highway, Cooke City is a mountain town like no other. If you can time your trip right, it would be a joy to spend your day with this community.

July 4, 2020


10:00 a.m.

Fireman’s Picnic

11:00 a.m.

Kid’s Games

2:00 p.m.

Fireworks at Dark


Red Lodge

July 4, 2020

Red Lodge has social distancing figured out! From 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., on Saturday, stores, restaurants, and bars can utilize the sidewalk and street to extend their businesses' service area. Broadway Avenue will become a walking mall, closed to traffic from 9th-14th Streets. In other words, there's room for everyone to enjoy all of Red Lodge! #travelresponsibly


10:00 p.m.