Favorite Things–Fourth of July Edition

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Between the barbeques, firework shows and other all-American celebrations it’s hard to keep track of how Albuquerque will be celebrating its Centennial, Fourth of July. Here are a few things that we’ll be checking out this week and weekend.

Wear your red, white, and blue and celebrate our Nation’s Independence at Freedom Fourth. Enjoy live music, family entertainment, food vendors, a balloon glow and much more. The main stage will feature local musicians throughout the day, with a national headliner to highlight the evening, followed by one of the state’s largest fireworks displays. On July 4 from 3–10 p.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park.

Root, root, root for the home team at Isotopes Park for America’s favorite pastime. The Isotopes play the Round Rock Express, with the gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the game starting at 6:05 p.m. on July 4. And after the game is over, stay to enjoy the fireworks display.

Enjoy one of the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden’s Summer Nights Concert on Thursday, July 5 from 6–9 p.m. Wagogo will perform on the Botanic Garden Festival Green. Enjoy the Aquarium and a magic show. Lawn seating.

What’s better than barbeque and beer on a beautiful Albuquerque weekend? This weekend, join more than 30,000 people in sampling award-winning barbeque, enjoying live music, arts and crafts, fun jumps, a magic show and other fun (and tasty) activities at the Ninth Annual Pork & Brew State BBQ Championship. The Championship will take place Friday, July 6–Sunday, July 8 at the Santa Ana Star Center. Come out and pig out!

What are you doing to celebrate our country’s independence?