Fireworks and Fun


We have compiled a list of places around the Valley and in Tucson where you can enjoy the 4th of July festivities with your family and friends.

Click here to see editor Mala Blomquist talking about some of these events on Arizona Midday!

AROUND THE VALLEY

Independence Day Celebration (Sat. July 1). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 7:30-10 pm. Free. Concessions for sale and fireworks. Reach 11 Sports Complex, 2425 E. Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix. desertridgelifestyles.com.

Fourth of July Freedom Fest (Fri.-Tues. June 30-July 4). Fireworks every night at 9 pm. Prices vary for resort packages. Celebrate America’s birthday and the resort’s 30th birthday with a patriotic party with concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes, a vintage air show and poolside fun. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale. 480-585-4848 or scottsdaleprincess.com.

Red, White & Rawhide (Sat. July 1). 4-11 pm. $25 ($20 in advance), ages 5 & under free; $10 parking. Live entertainment, stunt shows, unlimited Rawhide attractions & rides and fireworks. Rawhide, 5700 W. N Loop Road, Chandler. 480-502-5600 or rawhide.com.

3rd of July Fireworks (Mon. July 3). Fireworks start at dark; event runs 5:30-9 pm. Free open seating; reserved seating $15/2 seats, $20/4 seats, $35/10 seats. Live music, mobile game truck, face painting, shaved ice, barbecue and fireworks. Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Road. 480-488-1906 or harroldscorral.com.

Lake Pleasant Fireworks Show (Mon. July 3). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 3-11 pm. $15/per vehicle. Live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, water slides, inflatables and fireworks. Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina, 40202 N. 87th Ave., Peoria. 928-501-5270 or pleasantharbor.com.

Light Up the Sky (Mon. July 3). Fireworks at 9:10 pm; event runs 6:30-9 pm. Free. Inflatable fun zone for the kids, local sports mascots, community resource booths, fun games & activities on the baseball diamond, local food & drink vendors and more. Maryvale Baseball Park, 3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix. 602-262-6575 or phoenix.gov/parks.

Independence Day Celebration (Mon. July 3). Fireworks at 9:30 pm. Event runs 6-10 pm. Free; $15 ride wristbands ($12 in advance). Live entertainment, water slides, inflatables, rides, food and fireworks. ACC Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. 623-742-6050 or onlineatanthem.com.

4th of  Zooly (Tues. July 4). Firework viewing at 9 pm; event runs 7-9 pm. $45 adults, $35 ages 3-13, ages 2 & under free; reservations required. BBQ dinner, animal encounters, live entertainment, inflatables and fireworks. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. 602-273-1341 or phoenixzoo.org.

All-American Festival (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9:15 pm; event runs 5-10 pm. $10, ages 12 & under free. Live entertainment, Water Zone, Kids Zone, food eating contests, cornhole tournament, concessions and fireworks. Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria. 623-773-8700 or peoriasportscomplex.com.

Arizona Celebration of Freedom (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9:30 pm; event runs 6-10 pm. Free. Live entertainment, classic vehicles, patriotic displays and fireworks. Mesa Amphitheatre/Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa. azcelebrationoffreedom.org.

Fabulous Phoenix Fourth (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9:30 pm; event runs 6-10 pm. Free. Live entertainment, Kids Zone, classic car display, interactive exhibits, arts & crafts, water spray zone, food and beverages. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 602-534-3378 (FEST) or phoenix.gov/parks.

Fourth at the Fountain (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 6-10 pm. Free. Music, inflatables, rock climbing wall, food vendors and fireworks. Bring chairs and blankets. Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. experiencefountainhills.org.

Gilbert’s July 4th Celebration (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 8:30 pm; event runs 6-9 pm. Free. Music, food trucks and fireworks. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Higley High School, 4068 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert. gilbertaz.gov/july4th.

Great American 4th (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 6-10 pm. Free; fee for activities and $5-$15 parking. Live entertainment, Kids Zone, food and fireworks. Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Maricopa. maricopa-az.gov.

Hometown Fireworks Celebration (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 8:30 pm; event runs 6-8:30 pm. Free; fee for some activities. Live entertainment, games, bicycle, wagon and tricycle decorating contest, swimming (Superstition Shadows Aquatics Center), volleyball tournament, kids zone and fireworks. AJHS Football Stadium, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction. 480-983-2181 or ajcity.net.

Independence Day Celebration (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 6-9 pm. Free; fee for activities. Live music, food vendors, inflatables and fireworks. Youngker High School, 3000 S. Apache Blvd., Buckeye. buckeyaz.gov.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 5-10:30 pm. Free; $5 parking. Live entertainment, games, inflatables, food and fireworks. Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler. 480-782-2735 or chandleraz.gov.

Red, White & Boom (Tues. July 4). 5:30-9 pm. Free; $10 for unlimited rides in the Kids’ Zone. Live entertainment, Kids’ Zone and fireworks. The Wigwam Golf Course, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park. wigwamarizona.com.

Scottsdale’s 4th of July Celebration (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 3-9:30 pm. $12 ages 5 & under free, $6 Scottsdale resident (online only); $20/per car for firework viewing only. Rodeo, Kids Zone, BMX show, Stunt Dog demonstration, princess and superhero meet and greet, fireworks and more. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. scottsdale4th.com.

Star Spangled 4th (Tues July 4). 6-10 pm. Free; fee for rides. Live music, water and inflatables, food contests, contests, prizes, giveaways and fireworks. Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear. 623-882-3120 or goodyearbp.com.

Tempe Town Lake Festival (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9:20 pm. Gates open at 5 pm. $5 & up, ages 12 & under free. Live entertainment, Family Fun Fest, food court and fireworks. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe. tempe4th.com.

Westgate Firework Fest (Tues. July 4). 5-9:30 pm. Free. Live music, family entertainment, diner deals and fireworks. Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. 623-385-7502 or westgateaz.com/america.

Your Hometown 4th of July (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 8:45 pm; event runs 4-10 pm. $20/per carload. Live entertainment, contests, Fun Zone, food trucks and fireworks. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. 480-987-3100 or schnepffarms.com.

TUCSON AND SURROUNDING AREA

Fireworks Extravaganza (Mon. July 3). Fireworks at 8 pm; doors open at 7 pm. Free. Music, food specials and fireworks. AVA Amphitheater, Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Road, Tucson. casinodelsol.com/events.

4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Event (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 8:05 pm; event runs 7 am-9 pm. Free. Pets and people parade, military displays, music and fireworks. Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. sierravistaaz.gov.

4th of July Diamonds in the Sky Celebration (Tues. July 4). Game starts at 6 pm. $4 general admission. Tucson Saguaros baseball game, giveaways, prizes, activities and post-game fireworks. Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson. 520-724-5466 or kinosportscomplex.com.

4th of July Downtown (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9:15 pm. Free. Flag display and businesses will be offering specials. Downtown Tucson. downtowntucson.org.

“A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9:15 pm; refreshments available between 7-9 pm. Enjoy fireworks from the Tucson Convention Center’s parking lot B with food and beverages available for purchase. 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson. 520-791-4101 or visittucson.org.

July 4th Celebration (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 5-9:30 pm. Free. Live entertainment, games, giveaways, food trucks and fireworks. The Oro Valley Aquatic Complex will also be hosting a 4th of July celebration from noon-4 pm. Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley. orovalleyaz.gov.

Let Freedom Ring (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 8:30 pm; event runs 9 am-10 pm. Parade, water fight by the local Fire Fighters and all-day fun in Lions Park with vendors, food, music and fireworks. Lions Park, 435 N. Adams St., Benson. cityofbenson.com.

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration (Tues. July 4). 10 am-noon. Free. Games, face painting, “squirt-down” courtesy of Tubac Fire Department and free hot dogs, nachos and lemonade. Tubac Presidio State Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac. 520-398-2252 or tubacpp.com.

Star Spangled Spectacular (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 5-9 pm. Free. Live music, food trucks, inflatables and fireworks. Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. maranaaz.gov.

Tombstone 4th of July (Tues. July 4). Fireworks at dusk (Medigovich Field); event runs 8 am-5 pm. Free. Breakfast in the park, live entertainment, kids games, photo booth, parade and more. City park at Allen St. & 3rd, Tombstone. tombstonechamber.com.

 



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