Fourth of July festivities planned for the Albuquerque metro

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fourth of July is here and, in the Albuquerque metro, there are events planned but some places are also closed for the holiday.

The Freedom 4th celebration will be taking place at Balloon Fiesta Park. Gates open at 3 p.m., live music begins at 4 and fireworks start at 9:15. There were also be food trucks, a rock climbing wall and more.

In Rio Rancho, festivities kick off with a parade at 6 p.m., followed by a free concert from the New Mexico Philharmonic at 8 and fireworks at 9:15.

If you go out to celebrate and need a ride, Bernalillo County is offering promo code ‘LIBERTY22’ to get $10 off two rides. It is valid July 1-5 and is available for the first 1,000 riders who redeem it.

Albuquerque BioPark’s facilities will be open July 4, as will municipal golf courses and tennis facilities. Trash and recycling will be collected as well.

The following places and services will be closed July 4:

ABQ RIDE & Sun Van

Albuquerque Museum

Animal Shelters

Balloon Museum

Childhood Development Centers

City Offices

Community Centers

Golf & Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park

Health & Social Service Centers

KiMo Theatre


Open Space Visitors Center only

Senior Centers

Senior Meal Sites

Shooting Range Park

Summer Meals for Children

Swimming Pools