celebrate the 4th of july in taos

When: 4th of July
Where: Celebrations in Arroyo Seco, Taos Ski Valley and the Town of Taos
More information: Taos Ski Valley , Arroyo Seco Parade, Town of Taos Concert

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Many communities throughout the Enchanted Circle have terrific family-friendly Fourth of July parades spectacular fireworks display. The eager can participate in many of them, so why limit yourself to just one!

Arroyo Seco – Beginning at 12pm sharp, this annual parade is considered the quirkiest of the area’s offerings with unexpected floats and unusual costumes. Its participants proudly display their personal philosophies and political persuasions in an often humorous manner to the adoring crowds. The best people-watching is right here. Parking is limited, so come early! Festivities run from 10am until 4pm along the main thoroughfare, Hwy 150.

Taos Ski Valley – After the famous Arroyo Seco parade, climb to cooler temperatures along Hwy 150 north to Taos Ski Valley. Join us 1pm to 4:30pm at the Bavarian Lodge. Chairlift Parade for participants, KidZone play area, live music from “Out of Nowhere”-a danceable mix of Swing, Blues, Rock and Soul. There will be the annual Rubber Duck Race sponsored by the Field Institute of Taos. Live Music, food and drinks.

Taos – The celebration kicks off at the Taos Plaza with Taos Mayor Dan Barrone and his family hosting a FREE Pancake Breakfast from 8:00AM – 10:00AM.  Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:00AM with a Presentation of Colors by the VFW Post # 3259; an Invocation by Curtis Sandoval, Taos Pueblo War Chief, and Ruben A. Romero, Taos Pueblo Governor; National Anthem by AnaKaela Trujillo (13 years old); Acknowledgement of Independence Day by Jackie Chase, Daughters of the American Revolution; and a special performance by Star Road Dance Company.

Town of Taos presents a Free Concert in the Park

Ozomatli, Nosotros and Mariachi Teotihuacán


When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Where: Kit Carson Park, Taos
Tickets: Reserve your free online ticket here.

4:00pm Gates open
4:30pm – 5:30pm Mariachi Teotihuacán
5:50pm – 7:00pm Nosotros
7:15pm National Anthem by AnaKaela Trujillo
7:30pm – 9:00pm Ozomatli
9:00pm Fireworks

Wisefools and Taos Aerial Gym will provide: Aerialists/Stilters/Hoop Dancers.
The Carson National Forest booth will provide giveaways.

There will also be various food and drink vendors available for purchase: pulled pork sandwich, potato salad and bottled water provided by Whole Hog Café; Italian ice cream provided by Blue Mountain Café; fresh juice, smoothies, lemonade, watermelon and ice tea provided by Freshies Juices; sodas, bottled water, candy bars and chips provided by Hogs and Heifers; cotton candy, popcorn, candy, pickles, bottled water and sodas provided by Town of Taos Concession; lemonade and snow cones provided by Taos Youth Travel Club; hot dogs, chips and drinks provided by The Hot Dog Lady.

A beer and wine garden will be sponsored by Taos Mesa Brewing.

A spectacular fireworks display hosted by the Taos Volunteer Fire Department will cap off the evening. This celebration will offer locals and visitors a safe, patriotic fun-filled experience. The BEST viewing of the fireworks show will be from Kit Carson Park.


Taos Opera Institute

June – July, 2017
Cantos de Taos group perform solos and ensembles all over the Taos region in many diverse venues.

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival

September 7 – 9, 2017
The best artists in Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter and everything in between.

Taos Wool Festival

October 7 – 8, 2017
Immerse yourself in the more than 400 years of wool tradition with two days of exhibits, booths, food and fun.

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