Things To Do To Celebrate Fourth Of July Near Albuquerque, NM

If you’ll be traveling to Albuquerque, New Mexico for Fourth of July, there are lots of exciting things happening in the city. Parades, fireworks, events, you name it! Here are some of the awesome things to do in the city this Fourth of July.

Freedom 4th Celebration

The event is one of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in the state and the largest fireworks show. The free event is held every year from 3-10 p.m. in Balloon Fiesta Park. Check the entertainment schedule for live music from local bands all night as you eat tasty food from over 30 local vendors. The event also features a microbrew garden with a view of the main stage where you can grab a glass of local beer or wine. There’s also children’s activities like face painting and rock climbing walls.

Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball Game

This year, Albuquerque’s minor league baseball team, the Isotopes, will play the Sacramento River Cats on Fourth of July. After the game is over, there’s a fireworks show over the Isotopes stadium.

14th annual Pork & Brew

From July 1-3, the Santa Ana Star Center is full of smoked pork and beer. You can purchase “BBQ Bucks” on the day of the event to spend on BBQ food and beer from the best vendors in the area. There’s also live music to dance off that pork belly, arts and crafts vendors, and activities for kids. You can also try your best at the watermelon and pie eating contests if the BBQ wasn’t enough.

Corrales Fourth of July Parade

The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Target Road and winds through downtown Corrales to La Entrada Road. The parade includes local businesses and clubs. After the parade, head to La Entrada Park for the family fun day which includes food served by local boy scout troops and information booths for local organizations.

Fireworks Shows

The village of Los Lunas offers a fireworks show every year at dusk in Daniel Fernandez Park. Starting at 4 p.m., you can enjoy the celebration at the park with live music and food. The Las Vegas carnival and live music event run through July 4 with fireworks at dusk. Rio Rancho also offers fireworks with viewing areas at Loma Colorado Park.

If you’ll be visiting family or taking a vacation in the area for the fourth, consider staying at an Albuquerque historic bed and breakfast to complete the holiday weekend.

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