Guide to 4th of July in the Albuquerque Area


4th of July

As we finally get back in to 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 around town this Fourth of July.

:: Firework Displays + Events ::

4th of July at Balloon Fiesta Park

9401 Balloon Museum Dr NE


This is a pre-ticketed event at $20 per vehicle for a maximum of 3,500 vehicles.


Fourth of July in the City of Rio Rancho

Campus Park at City Center


Free. Parking and park seating space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food vendors will be on-site. Live music starts at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m.


Isotopes Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza

Isotopes Field

Game starts @ 6:35pm

Firework show starts immediately following the game


Los Lunas Fourth of July Celebration

Los Lunas Sports Complex 100 Morris Rd.

Fireworks start @ 9p


Firecracker Flight ABQ 

Alameda Open Space 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. ABQ, NM US 87114

Starts @ 7a

5k or 10k


Fireworks in the Metro

Your own home!

Starts at 9:15p

Watch firework displays hosted by the City of Albuquerque throughout the metro from your porch or backyard. The City will be launching fireworks at the following parks. Please note that the parks themselves will be closed and spectators are not allowed to gather in the parks or along the roads nearby. North Domingo Baca Park, Expo New Mexico, Tom Tenorio Park, Ladera Golf Course


Rio Rancho Red White + Blue Run 

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center 745 Loma Colorado NE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124

Starts @ 8a

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

:: 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 in glow sticks. Then turn off all the lights. Bonus points if you turn it into a family TikTok.


Family sack races

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


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 have fun!