Albuquerque

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.

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Each year in early October, nearly 600 hot air balloons fill the Albuquerque sky for a 9 day festival that is now the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta brings balloons, pilots, and spectators from all over the world to participate in and view the event. Many people travel from far and wide to come to this event, with some organizations even setting up special tours just for the festival. For example, America by Rail offers a train tour created specifically with this fiesta in mind. Different events take place over the course of the 9 days with the most popular being Dawn Patrol, Mass Ascensions, Special Shape Rodeo and Balloon Glows. Continue reading “Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta” »