Fourth of July is a special time of year for all the United States, but not anywhere more so than here in Wisdom and the Big Hole Valley.
The morning is started off early with a flag raising ceremony at 6:15 AM, then a free pancake breakfast follows at The Crossing Bar & Grill on the main street through down town Wisdom. This year our Patriotic Speaker will be John Jackson. (Vietnam Veteran, Beaverhead Valley County Commissioner, and local Big Hole Valley Rancher).
After breakfast, the locals get their horses, and tractors, and their buggies, and their kids, and all go out to enjoy the annual Wisdom Fourth of July Parade. During the parade much candy and other goodies are tossed to the crowds of children watching by the parade participants. A lot of people dress in red/white/and blue to honor old glory. The parade will start at 10:00 AM, entry in the parade is free if you want to participate. Meet behind Larry's Automotive around 9:30 AM to be part of the parade.
After the parade we have a fund raiser Bar-b-que to benefit our local Volunteer Fire Departments and EMT/Ambulance crews. Hamburger's and hot dogs hot off the grill, along with many other side dishes served "potluck" style is sure to fill you up. The Bar-b-que will be held at the Masonic Temple, located just behind the Pintler Gas station.
Returning this year is the Big Hole Valley Fire Works Celebration. The festivities will start at 8:00 PM at the Wisdom Airport, about a mile out of town on Hwy 278. Country music, a bon fire and a beer garden will be part of the fun. Bring your own BBQ food items and beverages if you wish. A soft ball game will also be part of the fun. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at dark (around 10:30 PM). For questions you can call the Crossing at 406-689-3260. Welcome to the Big Hole... We would love to have you join us for this community event!