This year?s 4th of July Parade theme is "There is no place like home."
There are three tiers of Sponsor opportunities to help defray the cost of the parade. Please contact Rebekah at 406-837-5888 for more information.
Parking for the parade will be in the field at the intersection of Highway 35 and 82. From this parking area only, free shuttle service is available to downtown from 8am-5pm. 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.
Floats must pre-register. The Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce will be charging a fee to help cover the costs associated with the parade. Floats will be judged on Entertainment Value, Originality, Craftsmanship, and Interpretation of the Theme, along with a classic car category. More information can be found at Bigfork.org or by calling the Chamber at 406-837-5888.
This year, parade organizers are paying extra care to the energy and messages from participants both in and watching the parade. We are asking that all individuals attending the parade in any capacity remember this is a community event - welcoming to all and strictly non-partisan. Please keep this in mind if you are planning to attend or participate in the parade. Any person or float that is deemed by parade organizers as offensive or political will be removed from the event. We are proud of where we live in and excited to invite the Flathead Valley to this non-partisan celebration of America?s birthday.
The parade begins at noon with members of the military. They will pause at the Bigfork Inn to present colors while the National Anthem is sung.