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4th of July Celebration Schedule of Events 2017

July 3

7:30 p.m. Electric 5K & Run

Race starts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Avenue. For race details contact the Las Cruces Running Club at

9:00 p.m. The Electric Light Parade

Solano Avenue (Begins at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Avenue, south on Solano Avenue, east on Hadley Avenue, ends at Maag Softball Complex.) Theme: “Celebrate Our Freedom, Our Patriots, and America”

July 4 The 2017 Fourth of July Celebration The Field of Dreams, 2501 Tashiro Dr. Entrance into the event’s area will be from Motel Boulevard only. Tashiro Drive will be closed, will be used as an exit only.

4:00 p.m. Youth Activities (held in the soccer fields). The Parks & Recreation Department Recreation Section will bring the “Teen Mobile Unit” filled with games for youth to enjoy!

4:00 p.m. Play Me (Tribute to the music of Neil Diamond)

5:20 p.m. Air National Guard Band of the Southwest (Patriotic & Contemporary)

6:40 p.m. GAP X The Band (R & B/Soul)

8:30 p.m. Blue Oyster Cult (Classic Rock)

9:45 p.m. The Mayor’s Welcome, Presentation of Colors Annual Fireworks Display

Fireworks, grills, staked shade canopies, and RV/Campers are not allowed in the events area.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550.