Posted: Jul 4, 2012 10:36 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center
Updated: Jul 4, 2012 11:19 AM
ARLEE- It's a big Independence Day in the small town of Arlee with the community marking America's birthday with lots of fun activities including the 53rd annual Fourth of July Parade and a rodeo.
The parade steps off at Arlee High School at noon and will feature lots of groups marching and a F-15 jet flyover.
The Arlee Open Rodeo is running at the Arlee Rodeo grounds just south of town from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and will feature cowboys from all across Western Montana including many former high school and college champions. Tickets cost $10 for adults at $5 for kids between the ages of six and 12.
The long-running Arlee Native America Celebration also gets underway at the Pow Wow grounds on Wednesday and will feature a Snake Dance. The gathering will run through July 8th.
We'll have more on the Arlee celebrations during the 5:30 News on Montana's News Station.