There’s still some parts in development, but here’s what we have so far in terms of our Fourth of July celebration this year.
The Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at the School Administration Building on Main Street. Assembly begins at 8 a.m. The parade will head north along Main Street to Church Street, west on Church Street to Canyon Street, south on Canyon Street to Fox Street, east on Fox St. to Main Street and then north on Main back to the School Administration Building. The City of Carlsbad is planning a special float for this parade, and we’ve reached out to other groups to encourage participation.
You don’t have to register in advance to participate in the parade. For more information, please call Michael Smart at (575) 200-6946. For safety reasons, please do not plan to throw any items from parade floats.
CARC Inc., Good Life Senior Living and Encompass have invited any parade participants who would like to do so to meet at Cherry Lane Park, beginning at 10 a.m. This “drive by” parade will begin when first responders reach the lineup to lead the way. This parade will go past the two Good Life facilities and through CARC.
As announced last week, the City of Carlsbad’s annual fireworks show will begin shortly after 8:30 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from the top of the municipal golf course, with a focus this year on “high aerial” fireworks that can be viewed from across town. Thank you to Eddy County for additional assistance with making this show special.
We have many residents who may be looking for a spot where they can view the show with some space between them and other people watching, and we also have many residents who are fairly new to town who may not be aware of those alternatives, so we will be posting additional information about those alternatives.
A video of this year’s show will be displayed on the City of Carlsbad Facebook page. We will continue to update you with additional information.