It’s nearly July at Angel Fire Resort, which means Fourth of July celebrations, mountain activities, lots of sunshine, and fantastic events! Come celebrate your freedom where the average summer temperatures are in the 70s and where there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to check out these family-friendly events happening at the resort.
Along with a live outdoor concert, lakeside party, pancake breakfast, and several other events, the resort’s latest addition this year is northern New Mexico’s first-ever drone light show instead of traditional fireworks. Drone light shows are performed by illuminated, synchronized, and choreographed groups of drones that arrange themselves into various aerial formations.
A year ago, Moreno Valley was battling the Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak blaze, which burned over 340,000 acres, making it one of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s history. Although the area has received one of the wettest springs on record, the resort and the Village of Angel Fire scheduled the drone show months ago to provide a safer celebration display. The drone show is the perfect way to celebrate the Fourth in our dry climate.
2023 FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS
FRIDAY, JUNE 30
COOL SUMMER NIGHTS – Live concert with Pollo Frito in Frontier Park | 5 PM – 7 PM
Grab your lawn chairs and friends for a free outdoor show.
LIVE MUSIC WITH TOM PERRY | 5 PM – 7 PM
Elements at Angel Fire Country Club
SATURDAY, JULY 1
ANGEL FIRE BIKE PARK CAPTURE THE FLAG | 9 AM – 4 PM
Flags will be hidden around the Bike Park. Find a flag, and win prizes.
LIVE MUSIC WITH AMORE | 5 PM
Elements at Angel Fire Country Club
SUNDAY, JULY 2
ROTARY CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST | 8 AM – 11 AM | Olympic Park
Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Moreno Valley High School and Cimarron High School and to help lay the foundation for Angel Fire’s first Community Garden.
MONTE VERDE LAKESIDE PARTY | 11 AM – 3 PM
Party includes boat races and field games. Bring your picnic and fishing poles!
FARMERS’ MARKET | 10 AM – 2 PM
Enjoy shopping for fresh produce and art al fresco at the Angel Fire Resort Sunday morning Farmers’ Market at Frontier Park. Craig Fasken will provide live music.
MONDAY, JULY 3
OLIVER BRADLEY SKATE PARK FESTIVAL | 1 PM – 3 PM
The Village of Angel Fire, in coordination with the Overland Project, will host a Skate Festival on July 3 & 4 at Plaza Del Sol (behind the Fire Station). There will be professional skaters to give demonstrations and stage competitions. Much of the day will be free classes for kids who want to learn to skate; bring your own helmet.
TUESDAY, JULY 4
ANGEL FIRE PARADE – Bill Burgess Blvd | 11 AM
Enjoy decorated floats and parade-goers celebrating the start of the Angel Fire Independence Day Celebration.
OLIVER BRADLEY SKATE PARK FESTIVAL | 1 PM – DUSK
The skate fun continues with demonstrations and lessons.
ANGEL FIRE COUNTRY CLUB PARTY – Open to the Public | 1 PM – 3 PM
Fresh smoked BBQ, putting competition, lawn games and live music.
FOURTH OF JULY DRONE SHOW VIEWING PARTY | 7 PM
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy friends/community with live music and beverages at Frontier Park. This will be one of the best places to watch the Drone Show as the drones will stage and lift off near the Village Hall.
DRONE “FIREWORKS” SHOW | 8:15 PM | Frontier Park
Enjoy a fireless show as hundreds of drones take to the sky to form fun shapes and patterns to create quite the spectacle, all without the actual fire!
2023 FOURTH OF JULY DEAL
This year you can stay and play free at Angel Fire Resort. Book two nights at the Lodge and get a third free. Just steps from the base of the mountain, our Lodge offers rooms for families of any size. Cool off in our pool, grab coffee or lunch at The Lift Cafe in the lobby, or walk right up to the Ticket Office and get your Scenic Chairlift Ride tickets.
Along with the discounted lodging, Angel Fire Resort is bringing back the popular Outside Adventure Pass. Each guest who books a reservation with the resort will receive a free activity to try out during their stay. Activity options include. . .
- Free Scenic Chairlift Ticket.
- Free 1-hour boat/paddleboard rental at Monte Verde Lake.
- Free Children’s fishing permit.
- Free Disc Golf.
- Free Bucket of Balls at the Driving Range.
- Free Tennis at the Angel Fire Resort Tennis Center.
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Our campground at Angel Fire Resort is open, Come celebrate the Fourth of July under a sky full of stars. The Resort campground, conveniently located just a short walk from the base of the mountain, offers port-a-potties and a washing station. While we don’t allow campfires, you’re welcome to bring your cook stoves, pop up your tent, and gather around our community fire pit.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESORT ACTIVITIES
Gather the family and get in touch with nature at Angel Fire Resort’s Monte Verde Lake for some fishing, standup paddleboarding, or pedalboating on the water. There are plenty of picnic tables & an easy walking path surrounding the entire lake that every age can enjoy.
While in Angel Fire, you can enjoy the largest Bike Park in the Rocky Mountains! If you have never ridden a Bike Park or are a beginner to downhill riding, this is the perfect time to take a lesson or a guided ride. Riders will be introduced to elements of bike control through body positioning, braking, and cornering on a gentle slope under the guidance of an instructor.
The Moreno Valley awaits your adventurous spirit. Meet it on foot or on a bike to experience the great outdoors on terrain suited for all levels. The Greenbelt trail system in the Village of Angel Fire is a free-access system of trails that can be used for cross-country mountain biking, running or even hiking.
Take in the beautiful views as our chairlift rides take you to the summit of our mountain at 10,677 feet. Explore one of the hiking trails, play disc golf or pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the valley views. When you are ready to head back, you have the option of either hiking down or riding the chairlift back to the base area.
The Angel Fire Resort Zipline Adventure Tours are sure to get your adrenaline pumping and create family memories that will last a lifetime! Between ziplines, you’ll walk along a well-maintained path that allows you to fully enjoy the beauty of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Your kiddos do need to weigh at least 90 lbs. to enjoy the full Adventure Tour.
Angel Fire Resort Golf Course is known for several standout features, making it a popular destination for golfers. Whether you’re a novice or a golf guru, there’s something for everyone at Angel Fire Resort Golf Course. Check out these 10 Reasons To Tee Up at Angel Fire Resort.
Visit our Summer Activities page to find even more adventures for the family!