After a long absence of nearly three years, the Pipes and Drums Band of the Edmonton Police Service could not wait to return, and they are coming to Butte July 2-5 to help the city celebrate the 4th of July.

The Fourth of July parade will include the Pipes and Drums Band of the Edmonton Police Service, a group that has been coming to Butte to perform and help celebrate Butte’s Celtic heritage since 1984, 38 years ago.

They will perform at only a few locations throughout Butte for their 4th of July visit.

July 3rd

2:00 pm @ Mac’s Tavern, 125 N. Main Street

4:00 pm @ Butte Brewing Co., 465 E. Galena Street

6:00 pm @ Headframe Spirits, 21 S. Montana Street

8:00 pm @ Chester Steele Park (Butte America’s Big Bang Celebration) S. Clark and Alabama Streets

July 4th

10:00 am @ Parade

4:30 pm @ Shenanigans Bar and Casino, 1000 S. Excelsior Ave.

Contributions large and small are gratefully accepted and acknowledged to help defray the expenses of the Pipers while they are in Butte. They are planning to bring a much larger contingent for next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations and contributions received will be applied toward that visit in 2023 as well.

Donations can be sent directly to Mainstreet Uptown Butte, P.O Box 696, Butte, MT  59703 with a notation that the donation is for the Friends of the Pipers Fund.

For more details, call Mainstreet Uptown Butte at 497-6464 or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..