The Red, White & Balloons fireworks party at the Balloon Museum on July 4 gives ticket holders a chance to be a V.I.P. at the Freedom Fourth fireworks display. Purchase a ticket for the event and watch the 4th of July fireworks from the comfort of the nearby Balloon Museum. You'll beat the crowds and won't have to worry about what to eat; it's all taken care of for you.
Freedom Fourth brings thousands out to the Balloon Fiesta field for a spectacular fireworks display every July 4.
To beat the crowds, the Balloon Museum opens its doors to Red, White & Balloons, providing an alternative place to watch the fireworks. Proceeds go to benefit the museum foundation, making the event a real win-win. There will be both indoor and outdoor activities.
Red, White & Balloons provides access to the Balloon Museum balcony, or the grounds beside the museum, both of which overlook the Balloon Fiesta field. Parking passes are required by anyone who comes by car. Park at the museum, so there won't be the long waits in line for regular parking at the Freedom Fourth event.
Red, White & Balloons begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m., after the fireworks display. Tickets include access to the Balloon Museum, where there will be entertainment and live music throughout the day. A special area for the kids will keep them busy.
Dinner and Fireworks
Bring a picnic or purchase food which will be for sale.
Take a blanket, cooler and lawn chairs and enjoy your dinner on the museum grounds. Or get a meal at the Stars-N-Stripes dinner. The Fourth of July food will be prepared by the Cooperage (SOLD OUT). Then, enjoy games on the lawn with the kids, and get ready for the fireworks to start at dark. See the display from the museum's balcony area, far above and away from the crowds, or on the museum grounds.
The views of the fireworks are spectacular.
This is an alcohol free event; alcohol is not allowed and will not be available.
The Albuquerque Concert Band will perform patriotic tunes. Get ready for some patriotic tunes.
Balloon Museum lot parking opens at 4 p.m.
Gates open for purchase of food and beverages at 5 p.m.
The Albuquerque Concert Band performs from 6 to 7 p.m.
Lawn activities take place from 7 to 9 p.m.
Stars-N-Stripes reserved ticket dinner in the upstairs viewing gallery is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Getting to the fireworks at the balloon fiesta field can take some time. With purchase of tickets to the special Balloon Museum event, you'll need to get a parking pass that provides access to the Balloon Museum's parking lot. The cost of a Balloon Museum parking lot pass is $10. The parking pass is required if you arrive by car. The city's event parking does not guarantee a spot near the museum. Travel east on Alameda and get in the left hand lanes to make entry to the museum possible. Getting to the museum driving west on Alameda will NOT be possible. Arrive early.
Tickets can be purchased online or by visiting the Balloon Museum shop, which is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost for tickets is $10 for anyone 12 or older.
Children 11 and under are free. Tickets with the Stars-N-Stripes dinner are $25 and include a lawn ticket. (SOLD OUT). Or reserve a lawn table with four chairs for $10 (SOLD OUT). From June 1 to 27, purchased tickets will be mailed. After June 27, any tickets sold must be picked up at the Balloon Museum Shop.
Red, White & Balloons is a rain or shine event, so there will be no refunds.
Service animals are the only animals allowed at the fireworks event.