A day of family, friends and fun.

There is nothing like a small town 4th of July Celebration.   Most people come for the parade, gather in Thomson Park, and stay the day, waiting for the fireworks at dusk. It’ll be a day you will remember for a long time.


July 4th

The Chief Joseph Run begins at the Thompson Park picnic shelter on East 6th St.  8 Milers will start at 6:30 and 2 & 4 milers will start at 7:00.  Last year we had 250 runners.

The Pancake Breakfast is from 7:00-11:00 am.

The Grand Parade is at 11:00 am. Thousands line the streets and view the parade.

The Food and Craft Fair begins at 9:00am and ends at 9:00 pm so people can shop and purchase food all day long.

Activities and Entertainment are planned for throughout the day.

The Fireworks begin as soon as it is dark.  Laurel has the largest fireworks display in Montana.

2023 Parade Theme: Let Freedom Ring

Parade Route Map        Black line is line up area.  Blue line is Parade Route. Red line is Parade Route area with no parking.

Register Online:

2023 Craft Vendor Registration click HERE– FULL

2023 Food Vendor Registration click HERE-   FULL

2023 Parade Registration click HERE

Download PDF Registration Forms:

2023 Craft Vendor Registration

2023 Food Vendor Registration Form- FULL

2023 Non-profit Registration Form

2023 Parade Registration

2023 Run Entry

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