Join us at Balloon Fiesta Park to celebrate our country's Independence Day. Enjoy the largest firework show in the state, food, local beer in the Microbrew Garden and free children activities.
National Headliner - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
With 53 Years and counting, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country-rock and American-roots music, continues to add to their legendary status. Their 1972 groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014 "Fishin' In the Dark" was certified platinum for digital downloads by the Recording Industry Association of America and in 2016 their concert film airing on PBS, “Circlin’ Back - Celebrating 50 Years” won an Emmy Award for Special Event Coverage. The bands accolades include multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, International Bluegrass Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards and nominations.
Food & Drink
Freedom 4th will feature Albuquerque's favorite sweet and savory treats from local food vendors. Enjoy a variety of delicious food such as grilled burgers, fried chicken, roasted corn and good ol' American hot dogs from local food vendors. Stay cool and grab a cold beverage, some ice cream or a snow cone.
Visitors can also head to our Microbrew Garden for a great view of the main stage and grab a beer, wine, or spirit from one of many local establishments.
Freedom 4th will be a great time for all ages. Bring the children for free fun including jumpers, two rock walls, free face painting and more!