ABQ Mom’s Guide to 4th of July


4th of July

This year won’t look the same as previous years but that doesn’t mean this 4th of July can’t have the same amount of sparkle. With food, family, and some fireworks still happening, 4th fun is still on.

:: Socially Distanced Firework Displays ::

• ABQ Golf Course Firework Displays 

Ladera Golf Course, North Domingo Baca Park, Manzano Mesa Park, and Tom Tenorio Park.

Fireworks start @ 9:20p – Spectators encouraged to watch from home.

• 4th of July Drive-In Fireworks Extravaganza

3200 Civic Center Circle NE Rio Rancho 87144 – 7-10p

Fireworks start @ 9p – Restrooms Available

No concessions – Spectators encouraged to support local take-out businesses

• Spirit of Los Lunas Fireworks from the Hill

Fireworks start @ dusk – Spectators encouraged to watch from their homes

:: Living Room + Backyard Activities ::

• Free coloring pages here

Two printables for a fun color-off with the fam.

• Tie-Dye patriotic family shirts

Tips on how to make the perfect tie dye here.

• Create a chalk firework show

Impress your neighbors with your own neighborhood display.

Painted Lawn Stars

That’s if whoever is in charge of the grass-growing approves.

• Nighttime glow stick dance party (cover yourselves head to toe and turn off all the lights)

Bonus points if you turn it into a family TikTok

• Family sack races (bonus points for red, white, and blue decorated sacks)

Nothing like a good old sack race to celebrate the day.

• Outdoor game-off

Think corn hole, ladder ball, basketball, football, anything goes.

:: Food for the Fourth ::

Fourth of July Strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries with a twist.

• Hot Dog Bar

Chili cheese, ketchup +mustard, all the fixings for a perfect DIY hot dog.

• Fruit Kabobs

Star-shaped watermelon, blueberries, kabob sticks, viola!

• Fruit and Pretzel Flag

Blueberries for the star portion, strawberries and white chocolate pretzels for the stripes.

••• Check out 6 Easy Fourth of July Desserts for Your Celebration for more ideas •••

We hope you all have a happy 4th of July. Stay safe and stay healthy!


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