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 -

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 -

July 3-4:

Fourth of July Street Dance, Parade, Rabbit Ear Roundup and Barbecue, Clayton -

July 4:

Fourth of July in Grants -

Fourth of July Electric Light Parade and Fireworks, Las Cruces -

Maverick Club Dance and Rodeo at the fairgrounds, Cimarron -

Fire on the Fourth Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, Angel Fire -

Fourth of July Extravaganza, Eagle Nest -

Freedom Fourth at Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque –

Fourth of July Celebration, Artesia -

Smoke on the Water Fourth of July Celebration at Greene Acres Park, Clovis -

Fourth of July Parade and Family Fun Day, Corrales -

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

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Jemez Springs -

Kiwanis Fourth of July Celebration at Overlook Park, White Rock -

Fourth of July at Daniel Fernandez Park, Los Lunas –
The World’s Greatest Lizard Race and Party at Chaparral Park, Lovington -

Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash at the Greyhound Arena, Portales -

Fourth of July Fun in Ripley Park, Raton –

Fourth of July Parade on Main Street, and music and BBQ at Brandenburg Park, Red River -

Pancakes on the Plaza, Santa Fe -

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

Silver City Museum Ice-Cream Social, Silver City –

Concert and Fireworks Display, New Mexico Tech Campus, Socorro -

Fourth of July Celebration, Taos Ski Valley -

Town of Taos Fireworks Show and Arroyo Seco Parade -

Here are other events taking place this summer

July 2012

June 29–July 4:

Annual Freedom Days Celebration, Farmington -

July 4:

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial, Mescalero – 575-464-4494

July 6-8:

Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championships, Rio Rancho (Santa Ana Star Center)-

Lincoln County Self-Guided Art Loop Studio Tour -

Annual Fiesta de Las Vegas, Las Vegas -

July 7-8:

Santa Fe Wine Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas - or 

July 9-11:

Magdalena Old-Timers’ Reunion, Socorro -

July 11-15:

Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque Concert at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque -

July 13:

Crownpoint Rug Auction, Crownpoint Elementary School -

July 13-15:

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow, Taos Pueblo -
Fort Stanton Live, Fort Stanton - 575-354-0341 or

July 14:

Animas River Blues Festival at Riverside Park, Aztec -                    
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 -
July Jamboree Arts and Crafts Fair in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft -

July 15–August 20:

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

July 16-21:

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

July 20-22:

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

July 21:

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

July 21-22:

¡Viva México! Celebration at El Rancho de las Golondrinas -
Frazer Mountain Madness mountain-bike challenge, Taos Ski Valley –                        

July 23-25:

Fiestas De Taos, Taos - Taos Fiestas

July 27–29:

Mora Fiestas, Mora -
Quay County 4H Rodeo and Horse Show at the Fairgrounds, Tucumcari – 575-461-0562,   
Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso Conference Center - 1-877-784-3676 or               
Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, Las Vegas -

July 28-29:

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

August 2012

August 1-5:

Sandoval County Fair at the fairgrounds, Cuba –

August 2-5:

Harding County Fair, Roy -
Guadalupe County Fair at the fairgrounds, Santa Rosa -                      

August 3-5:

Great Southwestern Antiques, Indian & Old West Show at Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque    
Alto Artists Studio Tour, Alto -

August 3-10:

Connie Mack World Series, Farmington -

August 3-11:

Lea County Fair and Rodeo, Lovington -

August 4:

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

August 4-5:

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

August 5-9:

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

August 5-14:

Las Vegas Heritage Week, Las Vegas -

August 6-8:

Summerfest and Balloon Rally, Angel Fire -

August 6-11:

San Juan County Fair, Farmington -

August 8:

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

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       

August 9-11:

Fiesta de San Lorenzo at various venues, Bernalillo – 505-867-3311
Ethnographic Art Show at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center -               

August 9–12:

Chama Days, Chama - 575-756-2184

Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo, Los Alamos –

August 10:

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

Crownpoint Rug Auction, Crownpoint Elementary School -

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

August 10-12:

Ballet Pro Musica Festival at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque -

August 11:

The People’s Faire, Las Vegas -

August 11-12:

Zuni Cultural Arts Expo, Zuni Pueblo –

August 12:

Crownpoint Rug Auction at Crownpoint Elementary School -

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 –

Otero County Fair at the fairgrounds, Alamogordo –

August 16-18:

Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights at Brandenburg Park, Red River -

August 17- 18:

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

Insect Rally, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge -

Run to Copper Country Car Show, Silver City -

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 -

August 18:

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

August 18-19:

Indian Market and Festival, Santa Fe –

August 19:

Annual Sunday is Funday at Loma Colorado Park, Rio Rancho High School -

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

August 20:

Evening Candlelight Tours, Fort Union National Monument -

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 -

August 23-26:

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

August 24-26:

The Great American Duck Race, Deming -

Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival at the fairgrounds,

Santa Fe -

August 25:

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

Taos Ski Valley -

Harder than Hell Mountain Bike Race, Red River Ski Area                       

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

Sunflower Festival, Mountainair -

Toy Train Show and Swap Meet, Best Western Conference Center, Socorro –

Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club Gun Show –

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

August 25-28:  Taos County Fair at the fairgrounds, Taos -

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 -