Bigfork Chamber of Commerce Cancel Fourth of July Parade for Public Safety
Annually, Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce host the Fourth of July parade, drawing thousands of spectators each year. This year however, the chamber will be forgoing a large-scale public celebrations, citing public safety as their top priority.
Under Governor Bullock’s Reopening the Big Sky phased plan, phase two, which started June 1, allows for social gatherings of up to fifty people, still taking into consideration social distancing measures.
Additionally, the parade requires a public-facing planning phase of approximately 30 days, and while organized groups of more than fifty people will be permitted in later phases of reopening, there is no guarantee of the state being in a position for those larger events by the beginning of July.
“The decision to cancel is unfortunate. The Fourth of July Parade is a longstanding tradition for families, friends and visitors in Bigfork and we share in your disappointment. Ultimately, it is the health and safety of our community that is most important this year,” said Rebekah King, Executive Director of the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce.
Our organization is looking forward to the return of this iconic event in the future and encourage Flathead Valley families and neighbors to celebrate with each other this year in safe, responsible ways.
Contact Person: Rebekah King – email@example.com