Crowds gather at Balloon Fiesta Park for Freedom 4th Celebration

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Crowds of people flocked to Balloon Fiesta Park Thursday to celebrate the Fourth of July. Freedom Fourth is one of the state’s biggest events.

Crowds were not disappointed Thursday as red, white and blue fireworks lit up the night sky at Balloon Fiesta Park.

Along with food people were able to relax in the grass and enjoy music from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. There was a microbrew garden for adults and jumpers, rock climbing and face painting for the kids.

“It has a lot to do with family. Everybody lives out here, so I love the fact that we can come here and get together and bring the kids together. They’ve got freebies stuff for the kids to do and like I said, just quality time with the family,” says Tarsicia Chee.

For others, Freedom Fourth has become a tradition. “We’ve been coming here for the past three years,” said Conrad Coffee.

The exact count of how many people were at Balloon Fiesta Park is unknown, but officials expect thousands showed up. The firework show lasted for about an hour an a half.

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