A Missoula tradition returns this summer!

After several seasons of logistical issues, the Southgate Mall has announced that they plan to host Independence Day activities, including a huge fireworks show, this 4th of July. The annual event that so many families look forward to each year has been moved and even cancelled over the past couple of years, partly due to terrible fire seasons.

They are calling this year's event "4th Fest" and right now organizers are planning on fireworks and have it scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. at the Southgate Mall. Keep up with additional information on the Facebook event page.

And, for your own planning purposes, the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year.