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These Fireworks Displays In New Mexico Will Drop Your Jaw

If you want to catch some spectacular fireworks displays on Independence Day, look no further. Many of New Mexico’s towns and cities throw great celebrations that include fireworks shows. Here is a list of events celebrating the 4th of July that will take place in New Mexico:

This video gives you an idea of what to expect if you go to the fireworks show at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

You can also watch fireworks displays in these other New Mexico cities and towns this July Fourth.

7. Albuquerque

Freedom 4th is held in Balloon Fiesta Park. Park and ride shuttles are available from both the Cottonwood and Coronado Malls. The actual fireworks display takes place between 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

8. Clayton

The town of Clayton throws a multi-day 4th of July celebration, beginning on the 1st of the month. The Fireworks Extravaganza happens on Independence Day itself, following the rodeo, which starts at 6:00 p.m.

9. Clovis

On July 4th, the Smoke on the Water fireworks display takes place at Greene Acres Park.

10. Las Cruces

In Las Cruces, the fun starts on Sunday July 3rd with an electric light parade. On the 4th, festivities are held at Field of Dreams Football Stadium (enter from Motel Boulevard). The fireworks display is at 10:30 p.m.

11. Las Vegas

The Fourth of July Fiestas have been taking place since 1888! Four days of entertainment in Plaza Park culminate in a fireworks show from the Gene Torres Golf Course. The display starts at dusk.

12. Portales

On Independence Day, there will be a professional fireworks display when it gets dark, at approximately 9:00 p.m., at the Portales Softball Complex.

13. Santa Fe

Santa Fe’s fireworks display begins at 9:00 p.m., but doors open at 6:00 p.m. The event takes place at Santa Fe High School.

14. Socorro

Held at Macey Center, this Independence Day celebration includes a firework show that starts at dark.

Are you intending to celebrate July Fourth by watching fireworks or do you have other plans?

Here are some more fun festivals and events happening in New Mexico over the summer.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.