AROUND THE VALLEY
4th of Zooly (Thurs. July 4). Firework viewing at 9 pm; event runs 7-10 pm. $45 adults, $35 ages 3-12, 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 (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 9:15 pm; event runs 5-10 pm. Free general admission; $5 wristbands; $30 VIP. Live entertainment, Water Zone, Kids Zone, food eating contests, cornhole tournament, concessions and fireworks. Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria. 623-773-7133 or peoriasportscomplex.com.
Arizona Celebration of Freedom (Thurs. 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 Complex, 263 N. Center St., Mesa. arizonacelebrationoffreedom.com.
Fabulous Phoenix Fourth (Thurs. 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 (Thurs. 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 (Thurs. 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.
Great American 4th (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event starts at 1 pm. Free; fee for activities and parking. Live entertainment, Kids Zone, food and fireworks. Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Maricopa. maricopa-az.gov.
Hometown Fireworks Celebration (Thurs. 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.
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 6:30-9:30 pm. Free; $5 parking. Live entertainment, games, inflatables, food and fireworks. Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler. 480-782-2735 or chandleraz.gov.
Scottsdale’s 4th of July Celebration (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 4-9:30 pm. General admission: $15 adults, $12 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free; $20/per car for firework viewing only. Bull riding, Kids Zone, BMX show, stunt dog demonstration, pony rides, petting zoo, fireworks and more. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. scottsdale4th.com.
Star Spangled 4th (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; gates open at 6 pm. Free. Celebrate Independence Day at the ballpark! The event includes live music, inflatable water slides, bounce houses, zipline and carnival swing, and 20-minute fireworks spectacular. Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear. goodyearbp.com.
Tempe Town Lake Festival (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 9:15 pm. Gates open at 5 pm. $10, ages 12 & under free; discounted tickets available at Fry’s food stores and online. Live entertainment, Family Fun Fest, food court and fireworks. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe. 480-350-5189 or tempe4th.com.
Your Hometown 4th of July (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 8:45 pm; event runs 4-10 pm. $20/per carload general admission. Live entertainment, contests, Fun Zone, food trucks and fireworks. Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. 480-987-3100 or schnepffarms.com.
TUCSON AND SURROUNDING AREA
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 8:05 pm; event runs 9 am-11 pm. Free. Live entertainment, parade, military displays, vendors, music and fireworks. Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. sierravistaaz.gov.
Diamonds in the Sky Celebration (Thurs. July 4). 11 am-10 pm; fireworks after the game. All-star baseball game, giveaways, prizes, activities and fireworks. Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson. 520-724-5466 or kinosportscomplex.com.
Fireworks on “A” Mountain (Thurs. 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.
Independence Day Celebration (Thurs.-Sun. July 4-7). 10 am-5 pm. $19.95, $10.95 ages 4-11. Pie-eating contest, stunt shows, train rides, historic site tours, special show in the Grand Palace each day and more. Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson. 520-883-0100 or oldtucson.com.
July 4th Festival and Celebration (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 8:30 pm; gates open at 4 pm. $10/per car parking. Food stations, Kid’s Zone, face painting, live entertainment and more. Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Ave De Otero Road, Tubac. 520-398-2211 or tubacgolfresort.com.
July 4th Celebration (Thurs. 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. James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley. orovalleyaz.gov.
July 4th: Old-Fashioned Celebration at Tubac Presidio (Thurs. July 4). 10 am-noon. Free hot dogs, nachos, watermelon and lemonade, and an assortment of activities for kids including hula hoops, bean bag and ball toss, coin guess, adobe brick making and face painting. The “spray-down” courtesy of the Tubac Fire Department will be the cooling grand finale. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, One Burruel St., Tubac. azstateparks.com/tubac.
Star Spangled Spectacular (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at 9 pm; event runs 5-9:30 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 (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks at dusk (Medigovich Field); event runs 10 am-8 pm. Free. Breakfast in the park, live entertainment, kids’ games, photo booth, parade and more. City park at Allen St. & 3rd, Tombstone. tombstonechamber.com.