Independence Day Schedule for the City of Las Cruces.

Jun 30th, 2014 By: News KGRT 570
Topics: News

July 3rd

7:45 p.m.        The Electric 5K Fun Run – Staging and start/finish line Main Street and Picacho Avenue (in front of Albert Johnson Park). The Electric 5K, now adds the excitement of a 3.1 mile running race on the parade route. The route is Main Street, to Church Street around to Water Street. Co-Presented by the Las Cruces Running Club and the City Las Cruces.

9 p.m.             Electric Light Parade/Presented by Wells Fargo Theme: Hats Off To America. Staging will be at 700 N. Main St., (in front of Las Cruces City Hall). The route is Church Street around to Water Street ends on north Main Street.


July 4            

Annual Fourth for July Celebration/Presented By the Las Cruces

Public Schools, New Mexico State University, the New Mexico

Lottery and the City of Las Cruces – New Location Field of

Dreams, 2501 Tashiro Rd.


12 p.m.           Youth and Family Activities – The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will provide fun, supervised activities.

Activities include large-scale obstacle course, and group and team games.

                        Food and Beverage Vendors – Vendors will sell food prepared on-site and a local fundraising group will sell cold beverages.

4 p.m.             Local Bands

5:30 p.m.       New Mexico Lottery Drawing - Three Harley-Davidson Motorcycles will be given away

6 p.m.             Yesterday – Beatles tribute band: Live from Las Vegas, NV

8 p.m.             Don McLean – America’s Legendary singer-songwriter, performer of “American Pie”, “Crying”, “And I Love You So, Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) 

9:15 p.m.        Mayor’s Welcome

                        Presentation of Colors

                        National Anthem

                        New Mexico Lottery Drawing- Three Harley-Davidson Motorcycles will be given away

9:30 p.m.        4th of July Annual Fireworks Display


10 p.m.           Indigenous – Blues/Rock/Jazz


City Hall and most other City of Las Cruces offices will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Police and fire services will not be affected.The following is a list of closures: 

• Meerscheidt Recreation Center 
• East Mesa Recreation Center 
• Frank O’ Brien Papen Community Center 
• East Side Community Center 
• Henry Benavidez Community Center 
• Mesilla Park Community Center 
• Sage Cafe 
• Munson Center 
• Frenger Indoor Pool 
• RoadRUNNER Transit 
• Thomas Branigan Memorial Library 
• All museums 
• All Senior Programs 

Foothills Landfill to close.

Regional Aquatic Center will operate on a modified schedule. 

The East Mesa and Laabs Pools are open for swim sessions from 12 – 3 p.m. and 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.