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The Best List of 4th of July Fun and Fireworks in all of Arizona

I grew up in Minnesota where the 4th of July is right in the middle of the best season – SUMMER, so it was always one of my favorite holidays. Fast forward to now, where I feel like I live in an oven from the end of May until Halloween and I’m not gonna lie, I usually do anything to get out of town! But this year, we’ve decided to stay in Phoenix and brave the heat.

Trying to make the best of it, I started doing some online digging to see what we could do here in town and I was blown away by all the options! Not only are there dozens of events within the Phoenix metro area, there are also a ton of great options just a quick drive up north or south. I also discovered the most ingenious thing that I really can’t believe hadn’t occurred to me sooner – watching. fireworks. online. BOOM (literally lol). So, without further ado here is the best fireworks list you’ll ever read. 4th of July

Phoenix

Desert Ridge Fireworks – Independence Day Celebration 

  • Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 7:30pm-9pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Reach 11 Sports Complex: 2425 E. Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85050
  • FREE
  • In partnership with Desert Ridge Community Association, this event will be the first of it’s kind to be held at Reach 11 Sports Complex. Families and friends are encouraged to come together to celebrate and enjoy this free Independence Day event. Concessions – including shaved ice, snow cones, hot dogs, beverages, and more – will be available for purchase. The festivities will be highlighted by a spectacular fireworks display. 

Fabulous Phoenix 4th 

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 6pm-10pm (fireworks at approximately 9:30pm)
  • Steele Indian School Park: 300 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix AZ 85012
  • FREE
  • The 32nd annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th will feature one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest. The free and non-alcoholic family event annually attracts 100,000-plus participants. Included in this year’s event will be two stages featuring international recording artists, a variety of vendors offering festival-style food and beverage, arts and crafts, interactive exhibits and a classic car display. Youth activities, rides and inflatables, and a water spray zone will be part of Kids World. *Fabulous Phoenix 4th is a rain or shine event. In the event of severe weather, stage and other activities will be delayed until the weather clears.

4th of July in Phoenix

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Arizona Biltmore: 2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016
  • In the mood for a staycation? Let’s face it, 4th of July is all about fun, fireworks, and fantastic activities! At the Arizona Biltmore, Independence Day weekend is the highlight of our summer event calendar, and we look forward to lighting up the sky and treating our guests to an unforgettable celebration. Join the festivities and share your experience with us using #ArizonaBiltmore. For additional information, please call 602-955-6600.

Dream City Church’s Annual Fireworks Family Night

  • Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 6:30pm 
  • Phoenix Campus: 13613 N Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85022
  • FREE
  • This free event will be fun for the entire family, featuring a family movie “The Secret Life of Pets” on the big LED screen in the Main Auditorium, games, bounce houses, and classic American food. The night caps off with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Valley. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to this unforgettable Independence Day celebration! 

Light up the Sky 

  • Monday, July 3, 2017 – 6:30pm-9pm (fireworks at approximately 9:10pm)
  • Maryvale Baseball Park: 3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031
  • FREE
  • For over 30 years, Light up the Sky has been the best free, family-oriented, non-alcoholic fireworks event in the West Valley. Annually, thousands of attendees gather at the baseball park, meet their neighbors and celebrate as a community. The event features live entertainment, an inflatable fun zone for the kids, local sports mascots, community resource booths, fun games and activities on the baseball diamond, food and drink available for purchase, and more. The highlight of the event is the outstanding display of fireworks that Light Up the Sky. For more information, call 602-262-6575.

 

Scottsdale • Fountain Hills • Cave Creek

Fourth of July Freedom Fest

  • Friday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  • Freedom Fest concerts and fireworks show complimentary for overnight guests of the hotel or those dining same evening in La Hacienda, Bourbon Steak, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar or Ironwood American Kitchen.
  • Join us this Independence Day as we cheer to America’s birthday and the resort’s birthday during our Seventh Annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest. Celebrate with a patriotic party only the Princess can put on with concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes, vintage air show and poolside fun! Stay and play this Fourth of July week with special summer packages. 

Scottsdale’s 4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 3pm-9:30pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • WestWorld of Scottsdale: 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • Advanced purchase strongly encouraged (prices increase at the door): Purchase online. Advanced price: Kids 5 and under are free. $12 general admission, $6 Scottsdale resident price, Fireworks only: $20 per car. VIP and family pack options available online as well.
  • Be red, white and COOL at Scottsdale’s 4th of July Celebration. It’s really a cool family-friendly patriotic wonderland indoors at WestWorld.   This year’s event features the entire 300,000 square-foot fully air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center. Activities include All-Star Stunt Dogs Challenge by Stunt Dog Productions, Stunt Masters BMX Shows, super kid’s play zone, petting zoo, pony rides, Dirty Money Cattle Company Bull Riding Competition, princess & superhero Meet & Greet with the Moana, Belle, Spiderman, & Wonder Woman, delicious food, traditional fireworks show and much more! 

Fourth at the Fountain

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 6pm-10pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Fountain Park: 12925 N Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
  • FREE
  • Put on your red, white and blue and join friends and neighbors at Fountain Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, to celebrate Independence Day in Fountain Hills at our Fourth at the Fountain celebration! The festivities will kick off at 6:00pm with music, kids bounce houses, and rock climbing wall. DJ Steve Grosz will keep the whole family moving and grooving with great tunes and prizes throughout the night.
  • The Fourth at the Fountain program has been designed to be a community-wide event open to guests of all ages and completely free of charge. This year, attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to relax and enjoy an evening full of fun throughout the park. Food vendors will also be on hand with Italian ice, frozen lemonade, and other goodies to help you beat the heat.

Harold’s Corral 3rd of July Fireworks

  • Monday, July 3rd 4:30pm
  • Harold’s Corral 6895 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
  • Free open seating, first come, first serve. Reserved seating available online for a fee.

 

Peoria • Glendale • Surprise 

All American Festival 

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 5pm-10pm (fireworks at approximately 9:15pm)
  • Peoria Sports Complex: 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, Arizona 85382
  • General Admission: Kids 12 under are FREE, $7 per person until June 29, $10 after June 30 and at the gate. Tickets online here.
  • Enjoy an evening full of entertainment, “exploding” fun and the most colorful fireworks in the skies, including family-friendly activities such as a Water Zone, a Kids Zone, food eating contests, a cornhole tournament, concessions and live entertainment.

Lake Pleasant 2017 Fireworks Show

  • Monday, July 3, 2017, 3pm-11pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Lake Pleasant Harbor: 40202 N 87th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85383
  • Parking: $6 per vehicle
  • Harbor and Maricopa Water District will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks show on Monday, July 3, 2017. Located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, conveniently adjacent to the Phoenix Metro area. 

Westgate Firework Fest

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 5pm-9:30pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Westgate Entertainment District: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85305
  • FREE
  • Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and relax in Fountain Park and Water Dance Plaza at Westgate Entertainment District to celebrate Independence Day with two music stages, fun activities and great eats from more than 20 restaurants starting at 5pm! Westgate Firework Fest is free and family-friendly. Convenient and free parking is available at all parking lots surrounding Westgate Entertainment District.

4th of July Pool Party

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 6pm-8:30pm (fireworks at approximately 8:30pm)
  • Surprise Aquatic Center: 15831 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise, Arizona, AZ 85374
  • $6 per person (Proof of Peoria Residency Required)

City of Surprise 34th Annual 4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Gates open at 4:30pm, game starts at 5:30pm (fireworks after the game, estimated 8:30pm)
  • Surprise Recreation Campus – Surprise Stadium and 8 Acre Park: 15850 N. Bullard Ave, Surprise, Arizona, AZ 85374
  • FREE admission with a canned food donation
  • Rookie league baseball game featuring Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers

Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix – Independence Day Weekend

Annual Independence Day Celebration

  • Monday, July 3, 2017 – 6pm-10pm (fireworks at approximately 9:30pm)
  • Anthem Community Park: 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem, AZ 85086
  • FREE admission and parking 
  • Food vendors, music, dancing. Water slides, rides and inflatables. Purchase an “All-you-can-ride/bounce Bracelet” for an early bird price during the month of June at the Community Center. Thousands of people valley-wide come together to celebrate the annual Anthem Independence Day Celebration. Along with the traditional fireworks display, fun rides, activities and festival food, families bring blankets and lawn chairs and sit back to enjoy the spectacular event.

 

Tempe • Mesa • Chandler • Gilbert • Queen Creek 

July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017,  5pm-10:45pm (fireworks at approximately 9:15pm)
  • Tempe Town Lake: 80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Tickets are on sale through July 4th at all Fry’s stores or online. General: $5, VIP: $30-$60. Entry is free for anyone showing an active military ID. 
  • Kiwanis Club of Tempe 66th Annual Fireworks Spectacular will present the best fireworks show in the Valley shot from Mill Avenue Bridge. The fireworks spectacular will be launched from the Mill Avenue Bridge and choreographed to music for all tastes and interests including patriotic, pop, country, and more. A great food court to satisfy the entire families’ taste buds featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, Macayo’s Depot Cantina, BBQ, roasted corn, fry bread, snow cones, ice cream, lemonade and lots of cold bottled water, Pepsi products, plus a variety of other food vendors. Family Fun Fest will offer a free inflatable village for all ages with a variety of rides, rock climbing walls and more!

4th of Zooly

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 7pm-10pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Phoenix Zoo: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Advanced purchase strongly encouraged: Purchase online. Adults (13+) $45, Children (3–12) $35, Children 2 and under FREE (reservation still required). 
  • Join Us for an All-America Fourth of July Celebration! There will be plenty of family fun for everyone. We will be serving up a classic summer BBQ and be topping off the evening with a very special viewing of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular show at a “VIP” seating area in the back of the Zoo!

Arizona Celebration of Freedom

  • Mesa Amphitheatre/Mesa Convention Center complex: 263 N. Center Street. Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 6pm-10pm (Fireworks at approximately 9:30pm)
  • FREE
  • The “coolest” Independence Day celebration in Arizona! And it’s free!

5th Annual Red, White & Rawhide Fireworks Spectacular

  • Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 4pm-10pm
  • Rawhide Western Town and Event Center: 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, Arizona 85226
  • Advance Tickets $20 (plus tax & service fee) or $25 at the door.  Kids 5 and under are free. Parking fee $10.00. Ticket price includes admission into Rawhide, live performances on stage, live action stunt shows, huge fireworks spectacular and unlimited Rawhide attractions & rides!

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 5pm-10:30pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Tumbleweed Park: 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Celebrate America and our heritage at this traditional fireworks show on Independence Night at Tumbleweed Park presented by the City of Chandler and produced by R-Entertainment.

July 4th Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 6pm-9pm (fireworks at approximately 8:30pm)
  • Higley High School: 4068 E Pecos Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295
  • Free event!  Free Parking!
  • Join your friends, family, and neighbors at Higley High School for Gilbert’s annual July 4th Celebration.

 

Goodyear • Tolleson • Litchfield Park • Buckeye

Star Spangled 4th

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 6pm-10pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Goodyear Ballpark: 1933 S. Ballpark Way Goodyear AZ 85338
  • Parking and admission are FREE! Additional parking available at Desert Edge High School with shuttle service throughout the evening.
  • Inflatable water slides and bounce houses ($10 for for unlimited ride wristband; $5 for 3 individual ride tickets). Live music, Nathan’s hot dog eating contest (must be 18 or older), corn hole and other games.

4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 4pm-10pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • FREE
  • Veterans Park: 9555 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson, AZ 85353
  • Waterslides and Live Entertainment, games and eating contests.

Red, White and BOOM Great American Carnival 

  • Monday, July 3 – 6:30pm-9pm (fireworks at approximately 8:30pm)
  • Patriot Course of The Wigwam Golf Course: 300 East Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
  • General admission is FREE
  • Games and Activities: $10 for 10 tickets, rock wall, water slide, carnival games.

4th of July “Splash Bash” at Recreation Center Pool

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 10am-5pm
  • Litchfield Park Recreation Center Swimming Pool: 100 S. Old Litchfield Rd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
  • “Splash Bash” is open to the public and has become an annual community gathering for a day of family fun and renewed appreciation for our nation’s freedoms.  The cost for the event is only $2 per person or entry with a valid Litchfield Park pool pass. Children 3 years of age and under are admitted free.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 4pm-9:30pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Youngker High School, 3000 S Apache Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85326
  • Fun family activities, all-American eats and treats, some activities may require a fee to participate.

 

Cottonwood • Flagstaff • Payson • Prescott • Sedona • Wickenburg

Fantastic Family Fourth of July

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 3:30pm-9:30pm (fireworks at approximately 8:45pm)
  • Cottonwood Kids Park: 321 S 12th St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326 
  • Admission is FREE. Fairground parking only $1 & benefits a local non-profit youth organization. 
  • Pre-show children’s activities start at 4pm with games, water slides, inflatable rides and a watermelon eating contest. Free food provided courtesy of Fry’s Food & Drug, prepared by Knights of Columbus & served by Verde District Kiwanis from 4pm until 6pm. Wristbands for rides available for purchase on site for the kids’ games. At 7:45pm music, presentations & a patriotic salute by the VFW Color Guard begin the countdown to the fireworks. 

4th of July Weekend Activities

Hometown 4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 8am-9pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Green Valley Park: 1000 W Country Club Dr, Payson, AZ 85541
  • Voted the Best Small Town in Arizona and nestled among the cool pines of the majestic Mogollon Rim, Payson comes alive in patriotic colors during its 4th of July Celebration. Whether you are a local Payson resident or a visitor, you will be treated to a show well worth the trip. Payson is known for its beautiful weather in July and breathtaking sunsets. So bring your chairs, a picnic basket, and blanket, or grab some food from one of the vendors that will be on hand and enjoy a day of fun. The fireworks show & games are all FREE to the public. The event will feature, great food vendors, bouncy houses, games, prizes, music, and beautiful scenery.  Don’t forget that Payson is generally 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix.

4th of July Fireworks

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 12pm-10pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Prescott Mile High Middle School Field, 300 S. Granite St, Prescott, AZ 86303
  • Unlimited Inflatables Pass for Kids: $10, General Admission: $5

4th of July Wet Fest

  • Tuesday, July 4 2017 – 12pm-4pm
  • Sedona Community Pool: 570 Posse Ground Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336
  • FREE
  • Spend your 4th of July “day” with us and still have time to drive to your favorite fireworks show at night.  Enjoy lunch and music, a swimming pool and water slide fun all surrounded by the spectacular red rocks.  This event is free of charge (food not included).  The pool opens at 12pm for free recreation swim and just outside the pool gate will be food for sale and fun water games and toys meant to help you beat the heat.

July 4th Spectacular

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 3:30 pm-9:30pm
  • Sunset Park: 3020 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
  • The Town of Wickenburg will be hosting the July 4th Spectacular at Sunset Park. Join Wickenburg Parks and Recreation, Cops Who Care, and friends to celebrate Independence Day with your friends and family. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and get ready to have a great time. You’ll be seeing red, white and blue all over the park. Activities include fireworks, inflatable water tag, water slides, water carnival games, 4th of July crafts, Cops Who Care activities, food trucks, eating contests, glow sticks, photo booth, music and more!

 

Bisbee • Florence • Marana • Maricopa • Sierra Vista • Tombstone • Tucson

4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 12pm-9pm
  • Old Bisbee, Bisbee, AZ
  • The over century old celebration of freedom on the 4th of July is bursting with festivities! Keeping with tradition, coaster races will blast off down Tombstone Canyon Road. Vista Park will be setting up water slides for family fun and to keep you cool!

4th of July Freedom Fest

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 3pm-9pm
  • Heritage Park: 600 N Main St, Florence, AZ
  • FREE

Marana Star Spangled Spectacular

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 5pm-9pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • Crossroads at Silverbell District Park: 7548 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743
  • Come out to Marana’s spectacular Independence Day celebration. Enjoy live music, dozens of food trucks, inflatables for the kids, two beer gardens for the parents, and of course a magnificent fireworks show.

Great American 4th  

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 6pm-10pm (fireworks at approximately 9:10pm)
  • Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Maricopa AZ
  • Kids Zone features inflatables and bouncers for kids to enjoy. Entry into the Kids Zone for children 3 and older is $5 (cash only) for an unlimited ride wristband. 2 and under is free, no wristband required. 
  • Families will enjoy entertainment, activities for the entire family, great food vendors and of course a grand display of colorful fireworks.

50th Annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Event

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 7am-9pm (fireworks at approximately 8:05pm)
  • 3105 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
  • Free event
  • Enjoy daytime special events at the Park with your family and friends follow by the spectacular fireworks show in the evening at the Domingo Paiz Sports Complex.

Freedom Days, A Celebration of the American Experience

  • Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 11am-3pm
  • Downtown Tombstone
  • FREE
  • Parade, Music, and Gunfights.

4th of July Independence Day fireworks show

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 7pm-9pm (fireworks at approximately 9pm)
  • “A” Mountain, just west of Downtown
  • Food vendors will be at the lots to sell traditional Fourth of July fare – burgers, hot dogs.

 

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Happy 4th of July to you and your family!  Stay cool, be safe and ENJOY!

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