Fourth of July 2012 in Albuquerque


Freedom Fourth crowds at Balloon Fiesta Park. Photo by Albuquerque Journal.

Anyone else think this summer is going way too fast? Fourth of July is already next week, so here’s the low-down on what to do, what not to do and how to have a great time without sparking a wildfire.

What To Do

Whether you choose to find a cool viewing vantage point from somewhere in town or head out to one of the major fireworks displays, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Fourth of July this year despite the fireworks ban in place within city and county limits.

The city-sponsored Freedom Fourth, which kicks off at Balloon Fiesta Park at 4 PM, is always a big hit as well as the more exclusive viewing at the Balloon Museum’s Red, White and Balloons VIP Party. The Isotopes will once again be hosting a post-game fireworks show. Rio Rancho’s fireworks display will be hosted this year at the Rio Rancho High School football stadium but is visible for miles around. You can find a great curated list of events at About.com Albuquerque.

What Not To Do

You only have to look at the devastating photos of the recent fires here in New Mexico and in neighboring states to realize that this year, things are tinder-dry in the Southwest. Because of that, using extreme caution is imperative. The City of Albuquerque has provided online information on Fourth of July Safety as well as implemented restrictions on personal fireworks. Be sure to check the entire list of banned items before purchasing, but basically, if it shoots up into the air, it’s illegal within the City of Albuquerque and the county boundaries.

Whatever you choose to day, have a great Fourth of July, Albuquerque!

About APPCityLife

APPCityLife connects people with cities through a complete end-to-end mobile and cloud platform where cities, developers, civic hackers, nonprofits, schools and enterprise can publish robust mobile apps with seamless Open Data integration. Our platform is powerful enough to support rapid prototyping for experienced coders and developers, but it is also easily accessible to those without any previous coding experience; we empower individuals to create solutions and build mobile apps which address challenges they see within their own community.
This entry was posted in Event Recommendations, Local Attraction and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Fourth of July 2012 in Albuquerque

  1. courtney says:

    How do I get in touch with you about doing a giveaway for The Dirty Dash coming in September? email me at courtney@thedirtydash.com if you are interested!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s