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.
A RUN DOWN OF OUR EVENTS.
A Pancake Breakfast at 6:00am to 11:00 am at Fireman’s Park (Main St and 1st Ave) sponsored by the Laurel Jaycees.
$6 adult / $4 children 12 & under / 6 and under FREE
The Chief Joseph Run begins near the picnic shelter in Thomson Park. 8 Milers will start at 6:30 and 2 & 4 milers will start at 7:00. Last year we had 250 runners.
The Kiddies Parade begins at 10:00 at Western Security Bank and ends at Firefighter’s Memorial. No Registration required.
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.
2017 Theme: IGNITE THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA
Parade Route Map Black line is line up area. Blue line is Parade Route. Red line is Parade Route area with no parking.
2017 Parade Winners are:
Best Theme- Family Church,
Best Patriotic – Tendernest,
Best Club – Wildwood Cloggers
Best Vehicle – Terry Kober, 1939 Ford Coupe Deluxe,
Best Music – The Rock Church,
Best Commercial – Red Neck Pizza .