Guide to 4th of July in the Albuquerque Area :: Fireworks, Parades, & More

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As we finally get back into the swing of things, we have a bunch of Fourth of July fun for you–whether you plan on spending it inside or around town. Check out all the things happening this Fourth of July.


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Firework Displays & Events

Corrales 4th of July Parade

Corrales Road, Corrales, NM

Monday, July 4 | 10am


Freedom 4th at Balloon Fiesta Park

9401 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque

Monday, July 4 | 3-10pm

Concerts, kids activities, food and drinks, and of course, fireworks will make this a night to remember. And it’s free! Parking is $10.


Fourth of July in the City of Rio Rancho

Campus Park at City Center, Rio Rancho

Monday, July 4 | 4-9:45pm

This free event includes a parade, live music, food trucks, beer garden, and fireworks extravaganza.


Isotopes Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza

Isotopes Field

Sunday, July 3 | 6:05pm

Firework show starts immediately following the game.


Los Lunas Fourth of July Celebration

Los Lunas Sports Complex 100 Morris Rd.

Monday, July 4 | 4-10pm

There will be food, live music, beer garden, entertainment for the kids, an artisan market, and one of the largest fireworks displays in the state!


Los Lunas Fourth of July Parade

Main Street & Apaloosa Drive

Monday, July 4 | 9am


Freedom Run

Monday, July 4 | 7:30am

5K Run & Fitness Walk: 7:30AM and Kids 1K Run: 8:45 AM. $250 for winners!


Rio Rancho Red White + Blue Run 

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center 745 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho

Monday, July 4 | 8am

10k, 4 mile run or walk, + Kids K


Freedom Celebration 2022

Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque

Friday, July 1 | 5-9pm

Kids zone, live music, food trucks, and fireworks.

At-Home Activities

Free coloring pages

Check out these printables for an afternoon of coloring fun.


Tie-Dye patriotic family shirts

Tips on how to make the perfect tie dye here.


Toddler-Approved Chalk Fireworks

Draw them inside or outside. Read more here.


Painted Lawn Stars

These are great as long as whoever is in charge of the grass-growing approves.


Nighttime Glow Stick Dance Party

Cover yourselves head to toe in glow sticks. Then turn off all the lights. Bonus points if you turn it into a family TikTok. Watch some funny videos here.


Family Sack Races

Nothing like a good old sack race to celebrate the day. Bonus points for red, white, and blue decorated sacks.


Outdoor Games

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.


The Perfect Blueberry Pie

Made-from-scratch blueberry pie receipe.


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.


6 Easy Fourth of July Desserts for Your Celebration

Your red, white, and blue will be flying high with these 6 dessert ideas.

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

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