The annual 4th of July public fireworks display will be around 10 p.m. this evening, July 4, at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. The display is sponsored by the City of Hamilton, Ravalli County and by donations from the public. The "bombs bursting in air" will be set off by a team directed by local fireworks expert Steve Boshea.

The south lawn of the fairgrounds will open to families who'd like to spread a blanket and watch, while at the same keeping social distancing from others during the COVID-19 threat. Melissa Saville of the fairgrounds said there will be food trucks for those who'd like to have some food along with their fireworks entertainment. The public is asked to not bring their own fireworks to the fairgrounds. Don't bring your pets, either. Parking will be available at the north parking lot and throughout the general area. However, the display can easily been seen from areas such as the Hamilton High School parking lot.

Much of the funding it takes to put on the annual display is provided by donations from the general public. The City of Hamilton has a bank account set up specifically for the fireworks. You can donate by dropping a check by City Hall on the 200 block of South 2nd Street.