Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Balloon Fiesta Park to Host July 4 Party.(Final)

Byline: Jim Ludwick Journal Staff Writer

Red, white and blue.

That's what the mayor says are his favorite colors for fireworks, and it's the theme of a July 4 celebration planned for Balloon Fiesta Park.

Mayor Martin Chavez announced this week that the July 4 community party will be held at Balloon Fiesta Park instead of Kirtland Air Force Base. Chavez said Kirtland has been a good location in past years, but security considerations have made it "highly problematic" and the park will be a great site.

"It's going to be an incredible celebration," he said.

"We're just post-war. It will be a nice opportunity for everyone to come out and celebrate our independence, which is what the Fourth of July is all about," he said. …

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