Belle Fourche celebrates Fourth of July festivities
4th of July parade in Belle Fourche
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — Across the country, Americans have been celebrating the Fourth of July, and the community of Belle Fourche joined in the festivities with an Independence Day parade.
The parade, which is held in conjunction with the 101st Black Hills Roundup, takes place each year on the Fourth of July.
It also happens to be the largest Fourth of July parade in the Black Hills region.
To start the day, a B-1 bomber flew over Belle Fourche before the parade made its way from National Street through downtown Belle Fourche.
There were bands, horse drawn carriages and parade participants with water guns and balloons to cool the hot crowd.
“I think it’s really amazing that we’re able to celebrate in such a big way,” says Landon Thompson. “Because it’s not only celebrating ourselves and our freedoms today, but also honoring everyone in the past and our fore fathers who gave us such a great country to live in.”
Along with the parade, there were several other events in town during the Roundup including a carnival and four days of PRCA rodeo performances.