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MISSOULA, MT – Southgate Mall is partnering with the Missoula County Fairgrounds for the 4th of July fireworks show this year.

“When we saw the scheduling for the construction of the Mary Street crossing, along with the movie theater, we came to the realization that we could not host our beloved 4th of July event here on mall property,” said Southgate Marketing Director, Trisha Shepard. “Luckily, our Midtown neighbor, the Missoula County Fairgrounds, stepped up in allowing us to display fireworks there.”

Spectators are invited to enjoy the display from the carnival grounds. Gates will open at 7pm.  Food and beverages from local vendors will be available as well as roller skating in the outdoor pavilion hosted by Skate Club Missoula.  Missoula City Band will play beginning at 9:00 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 10:30 p.m.

During the fireworks, spectators watching from their vehicles or at home can tune in to Mountain 1025 FM for choreographed music.

Parking will be available in the Fairgrounds Main Parking Lot A. All walk-in gates will be open.  The Rodeo Arena and backside of the Fairgrounds will be closed to visitors.  Alcohol or personal fireworks are strictly prohibited.

“The fourth of July wouldn’t be the same without a Fireworks display,” said Fairground Director Emily Bentley. “Hosting this tradition is a fantastic way for the Fairgrounds to meet our mission to honor American history and enhance culture, recreation, and community connections.”

Southgate Mall, Missoula County Fairgrounds, and Mountain 1025 wish you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July!