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Freedom 4th

Free | Family | Fun | Concert

2019 Freedom 4th - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Wood with True Health

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 3-10 p.m. | Balloon Fiesta Park  

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 during Freedom 4th, presented by True Health New Mexico.

Calling Food Vendors!

If you're interested in participating in the most anticipated celebration in Albuquerque and celebrating Independence Day with the entire city, apply today! (Application)


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.

Admission & Transportation

Freedom 4th is free to the public and is a rain or shine event.

Park & Ride

Beat the traffic with Park & Ride Service. 

Park & Ride Rates

  • Adults: $1
  • Seniors 62 & Up and Handicapped Citizens: .35 cents
  • Students (age 10-18): .35 cents
  • Children 9 and Younger: Free

All rates are round trip. Cash only. Exact change is needed. 

*Tents and canopies are not allowed on Park & Ride buses. 

Getting There By Car

All parking at Balloon Fiesta Park is $10 per vehicle upon arrival.

Balloon Fiesta Park can be accessed off of the Southbound Frontage Road to Balloon Fiesta Parkway. (View Map)

Get There By Bike

Skip traffic on the road, stick to the trails and take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Education Center. (Map)

RV Registration

Enjoy the view of the fireworks from the comfort of your own RV. Overnight RV camping space is available the night of Thursday, July 4th. To reserve your spot today, complete and submit a registration form and fee. (Registration Form

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. 

Microbrew Garden

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.

Children's Activities

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!

Be in the Know

Permitted Items:                                               
     - Chairs                                                             
     - Service Animals                    
     - Umbrellas   
     - Tents or Conopies*                                                 
     - Coolers* 
     - Strollers 
* All tents and canopies must be staked down. Tents and canopies are not allowed on Park & Ride buses. 
* All coolers and bags will be searched upon entry.

Prohibited Items: 
     - Alcoholic beverages
     - Glass containers of any kind 
     - Drug Paraphernalia / Weapons
     - BBQ Grills 
     - Pets
     - Fireworks

Freedom 4th is free to the public. This is a rain or shine event.

More event details coming soon!


Transportation Sponsor

The official Transportation Sponsor of Freedom 4th:

 Lucky Boyz Limo Logo

Thanks to our sponsors!

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