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July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bigfork knows how to throw a party. And when it’s our country’s birthday, Bigfork really knows how to celebrate. Centerpiece of the celebration is the annual parade through Bigfork which begins at noon. Bring your whole family to view our great parade to celebrate the birth of our country. The 4th of July Parade in Bigfork has been voted “Best Parade in the Flathead” year after year. The 2018 4th of July Parade will celebrate the PRCA Bigfork Summer Rodeo, July 6th and 7th, with a “Western Stars and Stripes” theme.
Music will once again be provided by the Flathead Valley Community Band which is scheduled to begin playing in front of the Bigfork Inn at 11 a.m. The 2018 Parade Grand Marshall will be announced prior to the parade.
Following the parade, the popular rubber duck race will take place. The Ducks for Bucks race gets underway on the Wild Mile of the Swan River. Proceeds from Ducks for Bucks will pay for prizes and a scholarship for a deserving senior from Bigfork High School.
For everyone to have a clear view of the parade, there will be no cars allowed in downtown Bigfork after 8 am on the 4th. Parking is available at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 82, with shuttles to downtown.
Horses, clowns, fire trucks and floats of all designs stream down Grand and Electric Avenues cheered on by huge crowds of spectators all along the way. If you would like to be in the parade, we’d love to have you.