This year July 4 fireworks shows will be a bit different in eastern Montana. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, firework shows will still be held for some Montana locations, but people will not be able to gather in large groups and parades and community activities will be canceled.
- Laurel’s fireworks show will still be held, but according to the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, the show will be held in an undisclosed location to prevent people from gathering in large groups to watch. The show will in a location for people in Laurel to see the show.
- Harvest Church in Billings will host its fireworks show at the upper park lot of MetraPark. Spectators will be able to park in the lower parking lot and in surrounding area lots such as Target. They will be playing music for the event, which can be heard on the radio at KURL 93.3, for those that are not parked near the speakers provided by Harvest Church.
- Red Lodge will have a fireworks show for the community. They will be shooting them off East Bench which will allow them to be seen from anywhere in Red Lodge. According to the Red Lodge Chamber of Commerce, they will be shutting down Broadway in order to open a walking mall for the day. There will be stationary floats for people to see, restaurants will have outdoor seating available, and some businesses will bring some of their inventory outside for people to shop outdoors. They are encouraging people to wear mask and distance themselves from others while indoors.
- Miles City will be taking part in the July 4 fireworks shows. According to the Miles City Chamber of Commerce website, the show will start at 9:30 p.m. They will be shooting the fireworks off from the Natural Oasis beach as they have in past years.