Fourth of July 2014


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) -There are a number of events happening around New Mexico to celebrate Independence Day. Here is a list of Fourth of July events, closures and information from around the state.

Fourth of July Weekend Events

Freedom Fourth at Balloon Fiesta Park
Fourth of July at Isotopes Park
Concert at the Veterans’ Memorial

Independence Day fireworks
Photos: Stunning photos from Fourth of July celebrations in recent years.

Santa Fe
Pancakes on the Plaza
Santa Fe Wine Festival (July 5 – July 6, 2014)

Rio Rancho
Pork and Brew (July 4 – July 6, 2014)

Las Cruces
Fourth of July Events
Fourth of July Electric Light Parade and Fireworks

25th annual Freedom Days Celebration (July 3 – July 6, 2014)

2014 Roswell UFO Festival (July 3 – July 6, 2014)

Los Lunas
Fourth of July at Daniel Fernandez Park

Fireworks Over the Lake at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Mescalero Apache Ceremonial (575-464-4494)

Las Vegas
Las Vegas Fiestas and Fireworks (July 2 – July 5, 2014)

Fourth of July Street Dance, Parade, Rabbit Ear Roundup and Barbecue (July 3 – July 4, 2014)

Fourth of July in Grants

Maverick Club Dance and Rodeo at the fairgrounds

Angel Fire
Fire on the Fourth Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

Eagle Nest
Fourth of July Extravaganza

Fourth of July Celebration (575-746-2744)

Smoke on the Water Fourth of July Celebration at Greene Acres Park

Fourth of July Parade and Family Fun Day

Dry-rubbed Ribs
Photos: Celebrate the 4th with great grilled goodies, refreshing drinks and delicious desserts.

Fireworks at the Southwestern New Mexico Fairgrounds (575-546-8848)

Jemez Springs
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

White Rock
Kiwanis Fourth of July Celebration at Overlook Park

The World’s Greatest Lizard Race and Party at Chaparral Park

Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash at the Greyhound Arena

Fourth of July Fun in Ripley Park (575-445-2321, Ext. 112)

Red River
Fourth of July Parade on Main Street, and music and BBQ at Brandenburg Park

Silver City
Fourth of July Park Festival and Parade at Gough Park (575-538-3785)
Silver City Museum Ice-Cream Social

Concert and Fireworks Display, New Mexico Tech Campus

Fourth of July Celebration
Town of Taos Fireworks Show and Arroyo Seco Parade

Fireworks Ban

NM State Restrictions and Closures

Officials in New Mexico are doing what they can to rein in the use of fireworks given the dry conditions and high fire danger plaguing the state. Read more»


Tipsy Tow Program

For those who plan on drinking while celebrating the 4th of July, AAA New Mexico is offering free rides home for tipsy drivers and their cars. For more information»

Tavern Taxi

Bernalillo County is offering free rides to and from your favorite restaurant or bar on July 4th. For more information» provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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