Jemez Springs Independence Day Celebration returns after 2-year hiatus


JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (KRQE) After going away for two years, the Jemez Springs Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show is back.

After a dry two years, the Jemez Mountains and the surrounding area has finally received enough precipitation and moisture for the fireworks to return.

The Fourth of July celebration includes a parade down NM 4 with a winner chosen for best float, the presentation of colors by the American Legion, a duck race down the Jemez River, live music, and a raffle for a chance to win a guided overnight fishing trip to benefit the Friends of the Library. Jemez Helping Hands will be awarded as “volunteer of the year.”

The Independence Day celebration is one people would expect to see in a small town parade, with locally made arts and crafts, food, live music by the Jemez Peacemakers and the Hillstompers, bouncers for the kids, ice cream and fireworks, thanks to all the snowpack it received in winter. The Hummingbird Music Camp will present a concert just before the fireworks show.

The free event takes place in the Village of Jemez Springs at Jemez Springs Plaza on July 4, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on the Jemez Springs Independence Day Celebration, click here.

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