Meagher County's Fourth of July
Fireworks, parades, and community fun in White Sulphur Springs.
The United States of America is 248 years old as of today, July 4, 2024. With numerous celebrations in store all week long, Meagher County residents and organizations have held a multitude of events already in recognition of America’s Independence Day. Just this morning, an annual charity race and a parade were held to commemorate the day. The 2024 White Sulphur Springs Race for this Place event was well attended this morning, with motivated 10k runners beginning at 7:00 a.m. and all other 1-mile and 5k participants starting soon thereafter at 7:30 a.m. Numerous prizes were given for different age categories, and the event attracted additional funding and donations for the organization’s chosen charity cause, the Springs Park Playground Equipment Fund. This evening, the Race for this Place committee will host a community barbecue at Springs Park to continue the fundraising and patriotic camaraderie.
The Race for this Place event was not the only attraction for numerous visitors this morning. The annual Bank of the Rockies Fourth of July Parade provided a popular spectacle for both residents and visitors of the county. The sides of Main Street were lined with onlookers admiring floats, horse-drawn buggies, cars, and semi-trucks, as well as a large number of eager children in attendance, searching for candy. This year’s ‘Yee-Haw Aloha’ theme was a hit, with a multitude of participants following the theme with unique twists. While this morning was eventful for many, more celebrations are set to come. Individuals have taken to local campgrounds, such as the Newlan Creek Reservoir, to enjoy the outdoors, while others are frequenting White Sulphur Springs’ establishments to enjoy food and other refreshments. While private firework enjoyment is allowed, the Meagher County Volunteer Fire Department is also hosting its annual Fourth of July Firework Show at the baseball diamond after the sun goes down. The show is free to all, but donations are encouraged, as the funds for the incredible patriotic presentation are mainly derived from the annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast hosted by the organization. The Fourth of July festivities in Meagher County provide a diverse array of activities that cater to various interests, from the tranquility of the Newlan Creek Reservoir to the vibrant offerings of White Sulphur Springs' local establishments. The day culminates with the Meagher County Volunteer Fire Department's annual Firework Show at the baseball diamond, a community event that is both free and supported by donations. As residents and visitors partake in the festivities, it is imperative to give precedence to safety, especially in the handling of fireworks and engagement in outdoor activities, in order to safeguard the merriment and essence of Independence Day.