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In Billings, the free Fourth of July fireworks show will be at Stewart Park.

Todd Reichenbach’s company, Pyro F/X by Reichenbach, is handling the show, whose display is timed to last 27 minutes. Y93 FM will broadcast synchronized music to accompany the show.

The Yellowstone Licensed Beverage Association and The Billings Gazette sponsor this year’s show, which will be the fourth in a row at Stewart Park at Central Avenue and 26th Street West.

The display will start about 10 p.m. Spectators may bring a lawn chair or blanket. Only foot traffic is allowed in Stewart Park. Parking is available at Rimrock Mall, Target, County Market, Kmart and Lamplighter Square.

Here are some of today’s other events for the holiday:The 82nd annual Cody Stampede, in Cody, Wyo., will have the Sons of the San Joaquin as grand marshal for the Stampede Parade. The group will also play in City Park as part of the free entertainment in the park just before the rodeo. Fireworks and other family entertainment are on tap. (307) 587-5155.

The annual Home of Champions Rodeo in Red Lodge features Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned action at 3 p.m. at the Rodeo Grounds. General admission is $12; reserved grandstand seats, $12; and box seats, $16.

A parade is set for noon. 446-3942.

Golf, beach volleyball, 3 on 3 basketball, a kids’ fishing derby and more are planned in Baker. The Standards will perform in concert in the evening at Lake Park Recreation Area. A fireworks display follows. 778-2436.

Bring your picnic supper and lawn chairs and enjoy music, ice-cream social and fireworks during Big Sky’s annual July 4th Community Celebration Day. Also Shakespeare in the Park will present a free performance of “The Tempest” at 7 p.m. in Big Sky Park at the Meadow Village Pavilion. 995-2742.

Broadus is home to the Fourth of July Freedom Run. The 5-mile race starts at 7 a.m. at Cottonwood Park, and a 1-mile fun run begins at 8 a.m. All ages are welcome. At noon, the East Fork Roping Club’s annual Ranch Rodeo is at the Broadus Arena. 436-2324.

At Dean, Montana Hanna’s has an all-day barbecue, with fireworks at night. The Montana Gunfighters perform at 3 p.m., Alta Kammeraden provides music in the afternoon, and Nye Express entertains at night. 328-6780.

Ennis also has an Northern Rodeo Association-sanctioned rodeo at 2 p.m. and a parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street. 682-4700.

The annual Chris Aspenlieder Memorial Demolition Derby is part of the fun in Glendive. Fund-raising fireworks are set in the evening.

Makoshika Promotions, Glendive Jaycees and Glendive Chamber of Commerce sponsor the derby. 365-5601.

Harlowton has National Rodeo Association-sanctioned action, as well as a parade. Fireworks are planned in the evening. 632-4694.

In Hinsdale, Milk River Days continues. A parade is set for 11 a.m., with kids’ games, a barbecue and free fireworks at dusk. 364-2223.

A pancake breakfast kicks off events in Lewistown, where other events include a parade and cake auction. The Shrine Circus has performances at 2 and 8 p.m. for $5 for adults and free to ages 11 and under. Fireworks are planned in the evening.

Livingston’s Rodeo Days activities include a barbecue, dance and arts and crafts show today. The Roundup Rodeo starts at 8 p.m. 222-0850.

Roundup will have a 1 p.m. parade. The rodeo pre-show is 3:30 p.m., with rodeo action at 4 p.m.

White Sulphur Springs’ Ranch Rodeo is at 1:30 p.m. at the rodeo grounds. Fireworks will be lighted in the evening. 547-2209.

Columbus’ fireworks display will be held Saturday, July 7. The day starts with a market and carnival at Apple Village Plaza, at 9 a.m. A car show is 1:30-4:30 p.m., with fireworks at dusk.