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


Hot dogs, baseball, apple pie, and fireworks. These are a few of my favorite things, and also things that can be enjoyed on 4th of July. We rounded up a list of activities in Albuquerque for you and your family to enjoy!

Firework Displays & Events

Corrales 4th of July Parade

Corrales Road, Corrales, NM

Tuesday, July 4 | 10 am

Freedom 4th at Balloon Fiesta Park

9401 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque

Tuesday, July 4 | 3-10 pm

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

Tuesday, July 4 | 6-9:45 pm

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

Isotopes Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza

Isotopes Field

Monday, July 3 | 6:05 pm

Firework show starts immediately following the game.

Los Lunas Fourth of July Celebration

Los Lunas Sports Complex 100 Morris Rd.

Tuesday, July 4 | 4-10 pm

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

Tuesday, July 4 | 3 pm

Freedom Run

Tuesday, July 4 | 7:30 am

5K Run & Fitness Walk: 7:30 am and Kids 1K Run: 7:00 am

Rio Rancho Red White + Blue Run 

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center 745 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho

Tuesday, July 4 | 8 am

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

Freedom Celebration 2023

Balloon Fiesta Park

Saturday, July 1 | 5-9 pm

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

Pacific Rim Food Park Freedom Fest

6901 B San Antonio Dr NE, Albuquerque

Saturday, July 1 | 5-10 pm

There will be live music, special guests, and fireworks at this recently opened food truck park that features many women and Asian-owned businesses. Bring your lawn chairs and come celebrate!

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 recipe.

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 fly high with these 6 dessert ideas.

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