Every year, the City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) team up to host the City’s free annual 4th of July Celebration at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park,on the NMSU campus. It always kicks off with a concert, featuring a nationally recognized act, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. The Annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Display takes place Monday, July 4, 2022, starting at 6 p.m.
Las Crucens get a head start on the festivities the night before, celebrating our nation’s birth with a 5k and 1 mile Fun Run, followed by the extremely popular Electric Light Parade. This spirited event sets the stage for a truly patriotic weekend that sees huge turnouts and reaps rewards for the City economically, despite the fact that all events are free.
The multi-platinum Chicago-based band Plain White T’s headline this year’s free concert, with a solo performance by Raul Malo, front man of the Grammy Award-winning band the Mavericks, opening the show. Plain White T’s formed in Chicago in 1997 and were nominated for Grammy Awards in 2008 for their uber-popular single “Hey There Delilah”, which went quadruple-platinum.
The Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park on the NMSU campus provides easy access, traffic flow, expanded parking, and can accommodate the large audience that attends this free, family-friendly, community event.
Schedule of Events
7:30 p.m. – Electric 5K & One-mile Fun Run
Race starts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.
9 p.m. – Electric Light Parade
The parade begins at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., travels south on Solano Avenue, east on Hadley Avenue, and ends at the Maag Softball Complex The theme of this year’s parade is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!” For more information on July 3 events, go here.
2022 Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks
Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive, on the NMSU campus.
6 p.m. Raul Malo of the Mavericks
8 p.m. Plain White T’s
9:45 p.m. Annual Fireworks Display
Gates open at 4 p.m. Food vendors will be on site. No grilling, personal fireworks, recreational vehicles, or overnight parking will be allowed. Alcohol will be available for purchase and consumption will be in specific designated areas. No outside alcohol will be allowed.
For information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2454.
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