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 Thomson 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 6:30-10:30 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.

2024 Parade Theme: Stars and Strips Forever

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

Download PDF Registration Forms:

2024 Parade Registration Form

2024 Online Parade Registration click HERE

2024 Craft Vendor Registration Form      (CURRENTLY FULL)

2024 Food Vendor Registration Form    (CURRENTLY FULL)

2024 Non-profit Vendor Registration Form     (CURRENTLY FULL)

2024 Run Entry Form

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