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Photo by E. Wilde Red River's 4th of July Parade 2022

4th of July: What you Need to Know Before You Go

Northern New Mexico is filled with various events to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. Below is a list of events and what you need to know before you go.

Red River Parade
Starts at 10 a.m.

Parade goers should arrive well-before 10 a.m. to get a good spot along Red River’s mainstreet before the parade starts. Thru traffic will stop at 9:45 a.m. Be sure to take grocery shopping bags to collect candy thrown at the parade. Traffic is usually bumper-to-bumper for about one hour after the parade ends. Be patient as you navigate through town.

After the parade, head to Brandenburg Park for fun and games in the park, enjoy live music, and enjoy yummy food. The Red River Community House will also have events lasting through the day.

Eagle Nest Parade
Starts at 1:30 p.m.

Parade goers should arrive early to grab a good spot along Eagle Nest’s mainstreet before the parade begins. Thru traffic will stop around 1:15 p.m. Be sure to take grocery shopping bags to collect candy thrown at the parade. Community fun throughout Eagle Nest will run through 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Nest Fireworks
Eagle Nest Lake

Fireworks will start promptly when it gets dark. Park on the side of the road and bundle up as the fireworks can be seen from miles away.

Taos 4th of July Celebration
4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Kit Carson Park

Taos’ Kit Carson Park will host a free 4th of July Celebration concert with the bands Mariachi Calor and Carlos Medina, Michael Hearne, Lobos, Ozomatli and Fantasma. A fireworks show will end the day. Bags are subject to search. Lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets are permitted. A water filling station will be available.

Reservations for this event are required: https://bit.ly/43Pff3E