NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Monday is the Fourth of July. From concerts to food, beer gardens, and bounce houses – there’s something for everyone as cities and towns across the state celebrate our nation’s birthday, all culminating in a spectacular aerial light show.


  • Freedom 4th at Balloon Fiesta Park – The big event in Albuquerque will take place at Balloon Fiesta Park with gates opening at 3 p.m. Music on the main stage will begin at 4:00 p.m. with country music from Shenandoah at 7:45 p.m. Fireworks are set to start at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free and food and local beer in The Cantina will be available. More information is available on the city’s website.
  • The Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sugar Land – The ‘Topes will NOT be in Albuquerque on July 4 but you will be able to catch them play the Sugar Land Space Cowboys in Albuquerque, on July 4th weekend. Saturday and Sunday’s games will feature fireworks after the game.

Rio Rancho

  • Parade, Live Music, and Fireworks Extravaganza – The City of Vision’s annual celebration begins at 5:00 p.m. and will feature food trucks, a beer garden, and a parade through City Center at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks are on the schedule at 9:15 p.m.

Santa Fe

  • City of Santa Fe 4th of July Celebration – Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, this free family event starts at 4:00 p.m. and will go all the way until 10:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe Place Mall. Parking is free and the event will feature food trucks and music from Una Mas y La ChaCha, the Alex Maryol Band, and Dream Noise.

Las Cruces

  • Fourth of July Celebration – This free event will take place at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park at 3205 Arrowhead Drive on the New Mexico State University campus. Gates open at 4 p.m. Chicago-based band Plain White T’s will headline the event with music starting at 6 p.m. The fireworks will follow the concert. Food vendors will be onsite. No grilling, personal fireworks, alcohol, RVs, or overnight parking will be allowed.


  • Annual July 4th Fireworks Display – The fireworks display will launch from the New Mexico Museum of Space History, which will make them viewable from almost anywhere in the city. Fireworks will start around 9:15 p.m. and patriotic music coordinated with the display will be provided by tuning into Your Country 105.3 FM.


  • 4th of July Community Fireworks – The event will take place at the Coyote del Malpais Golf Course with live music by Time Well Wasted at 6:00 p.m. and fireworks starting around 9:15 p.m. Food will be available. No cooking, open flames, personal fireworks, or outside alcohol will be allowed.