With the various fire districts in Northeast Wyoming banning personal fireworks this year, it may seem like the fun is gone from the holiday.
But, commercial fireworks are still being offered at the Big Horn Equestrian Center Thursday night.
Gates open at 4pm and organizers are asking a $10 donation per car load. Dave Munsick and friends will entertain from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and the fireworks begin at 10pm, accompanied by music on Sheridan Media's Z94 FM.
Many in the area will be fishing, camping, or both, but if you've decided to stay close to home and don't necessarily want to venture too far out of town, here are some ideas to celebrate the Fourth:
The Lake Stop at Lake DeSmet will have three nights of live music. July 3rd and 4th will feature Earl Wear and Haywire and the Emmett Bower Band will play July 5th. Music starts all three nights at 9pm.
Outdoor grilling, horseshoe games, bounce house, water games and face painting for the kids will be offfered.
And the lighted boat parade will kick off at dusk on the 4th.
Up in Smoke in downtown Buffalo will have an all-day celebration on the 4th as well, with their “Patriot Party on the Patio” featuring a crawfish boil and live music.
Music will begin at noon with Shot In The Foot and local favorites Gunshy will start at 4pm.
And, according to information from the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, the Occidental Jam will be happening as usual Thursday night.
Also the mountain lodges west of Buffalo, Deer haven and South Fork, will have 4th of July BBQ picnics all day.