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City of Las Cruces and NMSU Partner for Free 4th of July Celebration 2018

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) will once again be teaming up to host the City’s free annual 4th of July Celebration. This year, the much-anticipated event is being held at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Dr. on the NMSU campus. Legendary artist Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx will be headlining this year’s concert with special guests Jefferson Starship opening the show. The annual Fireworks Display will begin immediately following the concert.

The Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park on the NMSU campus provides easy access, better traffic flow, expanded parking, and can better accommodate the large audience that attends this free, family-friendly community event.

Schedule of Events

July 3

7:30 p.m. Electric 5K & One-mile Fun Run

Race starts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

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 Ave., south on Solano Ave., east on Hadley Ave., and ends at Maag Softball Complex.)

Theme: “Illuminate the Sky”. For more information call 575/541-2550.

July 4

The 2018 Fourth of July Celebration

Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Dr., NMSU campus

6:00 p.m. JEFFERSON STARSHIP (Classic Rock)


9:45 p.m. Annual Fireworks Display

Gates open at 4 p.m. Food vendors will be on site. No grilling, personal fireworks, alcohol, RV’s or overnight parking will be allowed.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. For information relating to NMSU, contact Marketing and Communications at 575/646-5981.