balloon fiesta park


V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012

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Star-Spangled Sustenance

Here in the U.S. of A., we proclaim our independence proudly with beer and bright explosions—safely guarded from causing raging wildfires, of course. The city prepares for another patriotic afternoon with food, music and merriment during Freedom Fourth at Balloon Fiesta Park (9401 Balloon Museum NE). The event runs from 3 to 10 p.m., concluding with country music act Diamond Rio and an eye-popping fireworks display. Parking is $10 if you'd like to drive yourself, or you can hop on ABQ Ride by paying a $1 roundtrip fee from two pick-up locations (St. Pius High School or Coronado Center). For a full schedule or for more information, call 311 or visit cabq.gov/cultural-services/freedom-fourth.

V.19 No.26 | 7/1/2010

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Freedom Fourth

Whistle, whistle, whistle ... crack crack crack! The Fourth of July, in all its hyperbolic splendor, is a pretty kick-ass affair. It's like a Steven Seagal flick with even more explosions and even less Steven Seagal. Today, on the 234th anniversary of our nation's independence, head to Balloon Fiesta Park (9401 Balloon Museum NE) for Freedom Fourth. Beginning at 4 p.m., listen to the music of Vanessa Aragon, The System, the to-be-announced winner of the Folk Festival competition, Marsh and Honor Society, concluding with the fireworks display. Admission is free and parking is $10, with a Park & Ride offered at St. Pius High School and Coronado Center. For more info, call 311 or visit cabq.gov/crs/FreedomFourth.html. (Adam Fox)