First off, whatever you decide to do and wherever you decide to go for the 4th of July, make sure you have at least one sober driver and/or the Uber app downloaded onto your phone! Drinking and driving is sooo stupid and so easy to avoid!

So with that being said, let's get to party planning!

No other state in the entire country celebrates the 4th of July on the same level as Montana. I tip my hat to all y'all because you guys showed me how to party the right way! The combination of 'U.S.A' chants and lots and lots of PBR has been the foundation of my 4th of July for as long as I can remember...

In my opinion there's no better way to show America, our first responders and our soldiers how much we love and honor them than by partying harder than any other country in the world! This is the United States, we don't do anything half-ass!!!

So without further ado, here are the Top 5 Places to Party in Montana for the 4th of July:


  • 1

    Flathead Lake

    Pick a spot any spot! You can pretty much pull over at any point on Flathead Lake and be able to find a 4th of July party popping off! But if you're looking for a main party hub, hit up The Raven! It's pretty much your one stop shop for party central!!!

    Sam Barker
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    Seeley Lake

    Seeley Lake is one of the BEST places to party when you're planning to camp out or shack up with your entire family and/or friends! A little less crowded but just as beautiful and fun as Flathead! Plus I always feel like you can get away with more naughty things at Seeley...

    Amanda Easton
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    There's something to be said about throwing an epic 4th of July party right in your backyard! You can party as hard as you want and as long as you want and you don't have to go anywhere! Plus the Southgate Mall firework show is back this year and goin' down at the Missoula County Fairgrounds! So spark up your BBQ, get yourself a couple of dranks, maybe go for a quick float down the Clark Fork and celebrate the 4th Missoula style!!!

    Ashlee Wehage
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    Even though I've never been to Laurel for the 4th of July, I've heard AMAZING things! From what it sounds like, they start partying at sunrise and don't stop til long after the sun goes down! So if parades, fireworks, BBQs, booze and a lot of American pride is your thing, then Laurel, Montana is your prime party hub for the 4th!!!

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    The Festival of the 4th In Bozeman

    Bozeman is our rival in pretty much everything but the 4th of July. On this day we both come together on equal grounds to show the rest of the country how to celebrate the 4th! And boy do they know how to celebrate it in Bozeman!!! So pack a couple road beers and go party your face off with our friends from Bozeman!!!

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