Fourth of July Celebration

The City of Las Cruces will celebrate Independence Day with the annual community Fourth of July Firework Display starting at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4.This year’s display, a throwback to when fireworks could be watched from almost every neighborhood in the city, can best be seen by looking toward the night sky generally above the center of Las Cruces beginning at about 9:15 p.m.

Due to restrictions on large gatherings mandated by the Governor’s Office and the New Mexico Health Department, no formal or additional events are associated with the display. The Las Cruces community is encouraged to view the display from their homes. Please refrain from using City-owned properties in the area to view the fireworks.  The community is encouraged to avoid large group gatherings, practice social distancing, wear face coverings in public and wash hands regularly as outlined by the emergency public health order still in place.

The Parks and Recreation Department follows all state and local COVID -19 guidelines for community events with the health and safety of the community taking top priority. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 575 541-2550.

Fourth of July Fireworks Display FAQs

Where is the center of Las Cruces?

Fireworks will be visible if a resident looks in the general direction of the US Highway 70 bridge over Interstate 25.

Where is the best place to watch the display?

The best place to watch the City’s fireworks display is from your own home/neighborhood.

Why can’t we park nearby to watch the fireworks?

Because the country is experiencing a serious pandemic, the City of Las Cruces is following emergency public health order restrictions from the state governor’s office that remain in place. This order mandates no large public gatherings, maintain social distancing, and stay home when possible.

But what if we stay in our vehicle to watch? 

The City is encouraging everyone to stay home and view the fireworks display because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health order restrictions from the state governor’s office.

What if we can’t see the fireworks from where we live?

In coordination with other government entities, the Parks & Recreation Department chose the best possible location for high visibility in Las Cruces to as many people as possible. The display is being produced by fireworks display professionals who have experience conducting shows in other communities such as Washington, D.C., and New York.

Will there be music with the fireworks display?

No. Unfortunately, the City is not able to set up music for this year’s display. But residents can play their own music during the fireworks.

My pet hates fireworks. What if we live close to where the fireworks are?

Fourth of July is a difficult time for pets, and everyone should protect them from loud noises and bangs from all fireworks, even those that are allowed to be set off within city limits.

"Celebrating Our Heroes!" Virtual Electric Light Parade

Virtual Electric Light Parade (Graphic)Entries are in, judging is done and now it is time to present the “Celebrating our Heroes” Virtual Electric Light Parade. This year’s theme is "Celebrating our Heroes", a tribute to all those who have kept the community going through this pandemic. 

The online event can be accessed at any time beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4 by going to the City’s Facebook page @CityofLasCruces or on this page.


The “Celebrating our Heroes” virtual parade features all entries, showcases the winners, and honors essential local heroes.

Enjoy the "Celebrating Our Heroes!" Virtual Electric Light Parade