New Mexico Celebrates Fourth of July

Below is a list of just a few of the events planned around the state to celebrate the Fourth of July in New Mexico. State Parks may also schedule firework displays. Check the one in your area; and make sure you double-check all events before heading out.

June 29–July 4:

25th annual Freedom Days Celebration, Farmington - www.farmingtonnm.org

July 1:

Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero - Inn of the Mountain Gods

July 2-5:

Las Vegas Fiestas and Fireworks - www.lasvegasnmfiestas.com

July 3-4:

Fourth of July Street Dance, Parade, Rabbit Ear Roundup and Barbecue, Clayton - www.claytonnm.org

July 4:

Fourth of July in Grants - www.grants.org

Fourth of July Electric Light Parade and Fireworks, Las Cruces - www.las-cruces.org

Maverick Club Dance and Rodeo at the fairgrounds, Cimarron - www.cimarronnm.com

Fire on the Fourth Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, Angel Fire - www.angelfirefun.com

Fourth of July Extravaganza, Eagle Nest - www.eaglenestchamber.org

Freedom Fourth at Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque – www.cabq.gov

Fourth of July Celebration, Artesia - www.artesiachamber.chambermaster.com

Smoke on the Water Fourth of July Celebration at Greene Acres Park, Clovis - www.clovisnm.org

Fourth of July Parade and Family Fun Day, Corrales - www.corrales-mainstreet.org

Fireworks at the Southwestern New Mexico Fairgrounds, Deming – 575-546-8848

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Jemez Springs - www.jemezsprings.org

Kiwanis Fourth of July Celebration at Overlook Park, White Rock - www.chamberorganizer.com

Fourth of July at Daniel Fernandez Park, Los Lunas – http://www.loslunasnm.gov
The World’s Greatest Lizard Race and Party at Chaparral Park, Lovington - www.lovingtoncoc.org

Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash at the Greyhound Arena, Portales -     www.portales.chambermaster.com

Fourth of July Fun in Ripley Park, Raton – http://www.raton.info/calendar/

Fourth of July Parade on Main Street, and music and BBQ at Brandenburg Park, Red River -   http://www.redrivernewmex.com/?p=374

Pancakes on the Plaza, Santa Fe - www.pancakesontheplaza.com

Fourth of July Park Festival and Parade at Gough Park, Silver City – 575-538-3785

Silver City Museum Ice-Cream Social, Silver City – www.silvercitymuseum.org

Concert and Fireworks Display, New Mexico Tech Campus, Socorro - www.socorronm.gov

Fourth of July Celebration, Taos Ski Valley - www.taosskivalley.com

Town of Taos Fireworks Show and Arroyo Seco Parade - http://taos.org/art/festivals-events

Here are other events taking place this summer

July 2012

June 29–July 4:

Annual Freedom Days Celebration, Farmington - www.farmingtonnm.org

July 4:

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial, Mescalero – 575-464-4494

July 6-8:

Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championships, Rio Rancho (Santa Ana Star Center)- http://www.rioranchonm.org

Lincoln County Self-Guided Art Loop Studio Tour - www.artloop.org

Annual Fiesta de Las Vegas, Las Vegas - lasvegasnewmexico.com

July 7-8:

Santa Fe Wine Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas - www.golondrinas.org or 
                www.santafewinefestival.com

July 9-11:

Magdalena Old-Timers’ Reunion, Socorro - www.socorronm.gov

July 11-15:

Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque Concert at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque -         www.mariachispectacular.com

July 13:

Crownpoint Rug Auction, Crownpoint Elementary School - www.crownpointrugauction.com

July 13-15:

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow, Taos Pueblo - www.taospueblopowwow.com
Fort Stanton Live, Fort Stanton - 575-354-0341 or fortstanton.org

July 14:

Animas River Blues Festival at Riverside Park, Aztec - www.animasriverblues.com                    
St. Bonaventure Feast Day and Corn Dance, Cochiti Pueblo – 505-465-2244
Redneck Epic, a grassroots’ endurance cycling event, Chama – Redneck Epic

July 14-15:

Angel Fire Art Fest, Angel Fire Resort Lodge Hotel - www.morenovalleyarts.org
July Jamboree Arts and Crafts Fair in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft - www.cloudcroft.net

July 15–August 20:

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – 888-221-9836, 505-982-1890 or                     www.santafechambermusic.com

July 16-21:

High Plains Jr. Rodeo Finals at the Curry County Events Center, Clovis - clovisnm.org

July 20-22:

Little Beaver Celebration: Pro-Indian Rodeo, powwow, and Pony Express race, Jicarilla                      Pueblo, Dulce – 575-759-4375 or www.jicarillaonline.com

July 21:

The Best Little Rodeo in the West: parade, BBQ, and dance, Luna - www.lunarodeo.com
Viva New Mexico! Music Fest, Clayton – Clayton, New Mexico

July 21-22:

¡Viva México! Celebration at El Rancho de las Golondrinas - www.golondrinas.org
Frazer Mountain Madness mountain-bike challenge, Taos Ski Valley –                                  http://www.frazermountainmadness.com/

July 23-25:

Fiestas De Taos, Taos - Taos Fiestas

July 27–29:

Mora Fiestas, Mora - http://morachamber.com/MoraChamber/Events.html
Quay County 4H Rodeo and Horse Show at the Fairgrounds, Tucumcari – 575-461-0562,             www.tucumcarinm.com
Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso Conference Center - 1-877-784-3676 or                         http://www.ruidosonow.com/art-festival/
Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, Las Vegas - www.roughridermotorcyclerally.com

July 28-29:

Herb and Lavender Fair at El Rancho de las Golondrinas - www.golondrinas.org
High Country Arts & Crafts Festival, Eagle Nest - www.eaglenestchamber.org

August 2012

August 1-5:

Sandoval County Fair at the fairgrounds, Cuba – http://sandovalfair.org/

August 2-5:

Harding County Fair, Roy - http://www.hcnm.net/
Guadalupe County Fair at the fairgrounds, Santa Rosa -                                http://www.guadalupecountyfair.com

August 3-5:

Great Southwestern Antiques, Indian & Old West Show at Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque              www.cowboysandindiansnm.com
Alto Artists Studio Tour, Alto - http://www.altoartists.com

August 3-10:

Connie Mack World Series, Farmington - www.cmws.org

August 3-11:

Lea County Fair and Rodeo, Lovington - www.leacounty.net/fair

August 4:

Heritage Week Historic Home Tour, Las Vegas - www.asvegasnewmexico.com
Music on the Rocks, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort – Visit Sipapu

August 4-5:

Girls Inc. arts and crafts fair on the Plaza, Santa Fe –http://www.girlsincofsantafe.org
Summer Festival, Frontier Days and Horses of the West at El Rancho de las Golondrinas -             http://www.golondrinas.org

August 5-9:

Pony Express Trail Ride at Fort Stanton, Capitan – 575-937-2678

August 5-14:

Las Vegas Heritage Week, Las Vegas - www.asvegasheritageweek.com

August 6-8:

Summerfest and Balloon Rally, Angel Fire - www.angelfiresummerfest.com

August 6-11:

San Juan County Fair, Farmington - http://www.sanjuancountyfair.net/

August 8:

Pueblo Independence Day: 13-mile walk from Walatowa Plaza in Jemez Pueblo to Giusewa            Pueblo at Jemez State Monument - www.nmmonuments.org

August 8 -11:

Union County Fair, Clayton – 575-374-9361

August 8-12:

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at Red Rock Park, Gallup – 505-863-3896 or                 www.theceremonial.com

August 9-11:

Fiesta de San Lorenzo at various venues, Bernalillo – 505-867-3311
Ethnographic Art Show at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center -                         http://www.whitehawkshows.com

August 9–12:

Chama Days, Chama - 575-756-2184

Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo, Los Alamos – www.losalamosnm.us

August 10:

San Lorenzo Feast Day (no dances), Santo Domingo Pueblo – 505-465-2214

Crownpoint Rug Auction, Crownpoint Elementary School - www.crownpointrugauction.com

San Lorenzo Feast Day: Sunset Dance, pole climbing, arts and crafts, Picuris Pueblo –
575-587-2519

August 10-12:

Ballet Pro Musica Festival at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque -  www.balletpromusica.org

August 11:

The People’s Faire, Las Vegas - www.lasvegasartscouncil.org

August 11-12:

Zuni Cultural Arts Expo, Zuni Pueblo – http://www.zunitourism.com/

August 12:

Crownpoint Rug Auction at Crownpoint Elementary School - www.crownpointrugauction.com

Santa Clara Feast Day and Annual Feast Day, Santa Clara Pueblo -505-753-7326

August 14:

Lefty Converse Memorial Horse Show at the Top Form Arena, Corrales – 505-345-2220

August 15:

Assumption of Our Blessed Mother’s Feast Day at Mesita Village, Laguna

Pueblo – 505-552-6654

August 15-18:

Quay County Fair at the fairgrounds, Tucumcari – www.tucumcarinm.com

Otero County Fair at the fairgrounds, Alamogordo – http://www.oterofair.com/

August 16-18:

Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights at Brandenburg Park, Red River - www.larryjoetaylor.com

August 17- 18:

San Juan Bi-Fly Tournament, Farmington – 505-324-5260

Insect Rally, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge - debbie_pike@fws.gov

Run to Copper Country Car Show, Silver City - www.coppercountrycruizers.com

August 17-19:

Our Lady of Belen Fiesta, Belen – 505-864-8043

August 17–Sept. 2:

Music from Angel Fire chamber music festival at various venues - www.musicfromangelfire.org

August 18:

Butterfly Flutterby at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park,
Las Cruces 575-524-3334 or www.asombro.org

August 18-19:

Indian Market and Festival, Santa Fe – http://www.swaia.org

August 19:

Annual Sunday is Funday at Loma Colorado Park, Rio Rancho High School -
www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us

Santa Rosa de Lima Fiestas, Santa Rosa - 575-472 3724

August 20:

Evening Candlelight Tours, Fort Union National Monument - www.nps.gov/foun

August 20-21:

Pecos Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo at the fairgrounds, Pecos – 505-603-4192

August 20-25:

Roosevelt County Fair at the fairgrounds, Portales – Roosevelt County Fair

August 22-26:

White Sands International Film Festival, Las Cruces - http://www.wsiff.com

August 23-26:

Zuni McKinley County Tribal Fair and Rodeo, Zuni Pueblo – 505-782-7238

August 24-26:

The Great American Duck Race, Deming - http://www.demingduckrace.com

Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival at the fairgrounds,

Santa Fe - http://www.southwestpickers.org

August 25:

Up & Over Trail Run (high-altitude race for the serious mountain trail runner),

Taos Ski Valley - http://www.taosskivalley.com/trailrun/

Harder than Hell Mountain Bike Race, Red River Ski Area                                 http://www.redrivermountainbikerace.com/

Annual Bloomfield BBQ Cookoff at Salmon Park, Bloomfield – 505-632-5600

Sunflower Festival, Mountainair - www.mountainairarts.org

Toy Train Show and Swap Meet, Best Western Conference Center, Socorro –
575-418-7534

Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club Gun Show – treasurer@la-sc.org

August 25-26:  Wild Food and Medicinal Plant Festival, Arroyo Seco (Taos County) -       www.osonegroschool.com

August 25-28:  Taos County Fair at the fairgrounds, Taos - www.taoscountyfair.com

August 28:  St. Augustine and Annual Feast Day, Isleta Pueblo – 505-869-3111

August 31-Sept. 2:  Angel Fire Freeride Mountain Bike Festival, Angel Fire - http://www.angelfirebikepark.com