2015 Bozeman 4th of July Firework Rules
It’s that time of year again, folks! Time for s’mores, campfires, lots of BBQing, and of course, the Fourth of July fireworks season! Here in Bozeman, many people love putting on their own display, right from their front or backyards. However, if you are planning on lighting up the night with fireworks, there are a few things to be aware of before you start shooting off those rockets and fountains. Here are the fireworks guidelines for the Bozeman and Belgrade areas:
2015 Bozeman Fourth of July Fireworks Rules
Bozeman residents are welcome to set off fireworks from noon to midnight July 3 and 5 and from noon to 1 a.m. on July 4. However, according to the Bozeman Police Department, if you are disturbing the peace of others, you may be required to stop. Fireworks are not allowed on any public street, alley, road or right-of-way, within 300 feet of any public park, under or on a motor vehicle or within 300 feet of any gas station. Additionally, be careful not to set off fireworks close to houses or brush and always keep a bucket of water close by in case of emergency.
If You Live in Belgrade
In Belgrade, the dates and times for shooting off fireworks are a bit more extended. Fireworks will be permitted from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 1-5 within city limits (this only includes the portion of Belgrade north of the interstate). As mentioned above, be sure to avoid shooting fireworks off near brush or structures, and keep a bucket of water nearby.
Festival of the 4th
The Gallatin Empire Lions Club Festival of the 4th will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. July 4 at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. This free event includes music and food, as well as a fireworks display that begins at dusk. We hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July in the Gallatin Valley!