Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Las Vegas Hosts Weeklong Event.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

FOURTH OF JULY BRIEFS

In Las Vegas, N.M., the Fourth of July combines patriotic celebration, cultural heritage and family reunions, natives have said.

This year's events span seven days -- with a few days thrown in to visit with friends and family -- and began Saturday with the Fiesta Queen Pageant at Ilfield Auditorium.

The Pre-Fiesta Show at the city's Plaza Park, which includes entertainment and an arts and crafts fair, continues today.

Musical performances sponsored by the city's Music in the Park summer series will be featured today at 2 p.m.

On Thursday, Las Vegas will crown its fiesta queen, then dance the night away at the Baile de La Riena with Estilo at El Rialto. …

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