Fourth of July Events
Corrales: The world famous Corrales Fourth of July Parade will be held on Saturday, July 1 this year.
The parade down Corrales Road begins at 10 a.m. Afterward, food and beverages will be available at La Entrada Park as part of a fundraiser for the library.
Bernalillo: the town will host its Fourth of July celebration and Mayor’s Bash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 1 at Rotary Park.
There will be a “splashfest” for kids of all ages with water slides and water balloons. The Bernalillo Fire Department will have a water cascade from their 33-foot ladder engine.
They’ll cook up hot dogs and hamburgers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Then, live music by The Tripple-X Band and dancing will commence from 1 to 4 p.m.
Local schools and children stand to benefit, as donations to the town’s annual School Supply Drive and Winter Coat Drive are encouraged.
Jemez Springs: The Village of Jemez Springs is celebrating Independence Day with a parade in the morning, music during the day and a fireworks show at night. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and fireworks go off at 9 p.m.
Rio Rancho: is holding an event on July 4 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Campus Park at City Center. There will be food trucks, music and conclude with a fireworks show.
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church is holding a Fourth of July event on July 4. The church, located at 7 Paseo de San Antonio, in Las Placitas, will set up bouncy houses, hold a parade and serve popcorn, cookies and brownies. There is no charge but donations are appreciated.
Placitas Summer Reading Program
The Placitas Community Library announced events for its In-Person Summer Reading Program, which carries the theme “All Together Now,” emphasizing working, playing and living together with friendship and kindness.
July 6: At noon, the Wonders n Wheels Mobile Museum will show two exhibits – the landscapes of New Mexico artist Gustav Baumann and marionettes. Afterwards, kids can make their own marionettes.
July 15: Aspen Black – cowgirl, teaching artist and performer – will be on hand to dance, sing and read about friendship, kindness and unity at 1 p.m.
July 22: Polka with Mike Schneider and Pint Size Polkas at 1 p.m. Learn and get into the fun of polka and the accordion.
July 29: At 1 p.m., the program concludes with a fun day of games, puzzles, coloring, Legos, and la loteria (Mexican bingo). There will be refreshments, prize bags and special prizes for top readers.
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