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Go Forth on the Fourth

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Now that Independence Day is looming, it's time to start planning with the family. What are we gonna do? Your parents' house or mine? BBQ? It can be exhausting, especially if you have kids who want to relive the whimsical wonder of witnessing fireworks à la that scene in The Sandlot. So here are a couple of events for those who can't decide what to do. Head to the BioPark Zoo (903 10th Street SW) on Thursday, July 3, between 6 and 10am. Yes, it's early, but you get in for free during this time because 100.3 The Peak's Tony, Jackie and Donnie are broadcasting live, interviewing zookeepers and providing a morning of informative fun and leisure. It's regular admission for those who can't get up on time. On Friday, July 4, head to Balloon Fiesta Park (5500 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy.) for the Freedom 4th celebration. The festivities happen at 3pm and go through the night. Well, roughly 11pm. Hear music and see the state's largest display of fireworks. But if you want something more low-key, head over to Isotopes Park (1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE) and take in a baseball game on the 4th. The Albuquerque Isotopes will take on the Las Vegas 51s at 6:05pm. What better way to celebrate being an American than a good old-fashioned home runner … assuming they knock it out of the park. Tickets for the game run $7-$28. So enough planning, more doing. After all—as Martina McBride says—“It's Independence Day!” (Mark Lopez)

Thursday Jul 3, 2014

903 10th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 764-6214
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100.3 The Peak broadcasts live from the Zoo.


on Thursday, July 3. Listeners can enjoy free admission from 6 - 10 a.m. You can stay in the park all day long, if you'd like! If you exit after 10 a.m., get your hand-stamped for free reentry until noon. After noon, you'll need a ticket to reenter. Throughout the morning, zookeepers will visit the broadcast tent to talk with Jackie, Tony and Donnie about the zoo's animals and upcoming activities.  Sometimes, they'll even bring along an animal ambassador! Get Here Early Regular admission rates apply starting at 10:01 a.m. Get here early!  As they say on the JTD website, "No one will be admitted for free after 10am, no matter what your excuse is." Allow plenty of time to park since the lots will be busy and filling up by mid-morning. Help Fight Childhood Hunger 100.3 The Peak will be collecting non-perishable donations to the Roadrunner Food Bank’s Childhood Hunger Initiative at the entrance. Join us in the effort to make sure all children have enough to eat!