2017 Fourth of July Festivals in Phoenix: 25 firework shows to see around the Valley

PHOENIX -

Happy Birthday, America!

While some will fire up the grill with burgers and hot dogs and line the table with potato salad, baked beans and a fresh salad, others may be looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4.

If you're still looking for plans, there are more than 20 firework displays happening around the Valley. A lot of them are free, but some are not.

We've gathered up all the festivals we could find and have them listed below.
Did we miss one? Send an email to Josh.Frigerio@abc15.com and we'll add it!

After Dark in the Park (June 24)

The City of Phoenix's After Dark in the Park will have inflatable activities for the kids, food trucks, live entertainment and resource booths. When it gets dark, there will also be a fireworks show.

IF YOU GO:
Deer Valley Park, 19602 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85027
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

Desert Ridge Fireworks (July 1)

The Reach 11 Sports Complex in North Phoenix will host a fireworks show in North Phoenix. The concession stand will also be open for snacks and cold treats.

IF YOU GO:
Reach 11 Sports Complex, 2425 E. Deer Valley Road
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

Red, White & Rawhide Fireworks Spectacular (July 1)

Celebrate America’s independence at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler. The event will have an evening fireworks show, water slides, bounce houses, live music from Zebop and LaDezz, and food. Rawhide’s stunt shows and shops will be open, too. The Steakhouse is offering a buffet for $10 - $18 per person.

IF YOU GO:
Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler AZ 85226
Time: 4 p.m. – close
Admission: $20 - $25, plus taxes and service fees. Parking is $10 (bring cash).
More information.

 

Anthem Independence Day Celebration (July 3)

This year marks the 18th annual Anthem Independence Day celebration. The free festival will have inflatables and rides, some water activities, music and dancing. The fireworks show is slated for 9:30 p.m., weather-permitting. The festival itself is free. Ride wristbands are available for $12 - $15.

IF YOU GO:
Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: Free. Rides are $12 - $15
More information.

 

Wet n’ Wild Fireworks (July 3)

Cool-off with an Independence Day at Wet n’ Wild water park in Glendale. The park will have a fireworks show on July 3. Fireworks are slated to start between 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. The fireworks are included with regular water park admission.

Between July 1-4, active military, veterans and first responders (police, fire, EMS) can enjoy the water park for FREE. You need to have your ID. Up to six immediate family members will receive half-off admission.

IF YOU GO:
Wet n’ Wild, 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale AZ 85310
Admission: $29.99 - $42.99. Parking is $8.
Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Fireworks start at 9 p.m.)
More information.

 

Cave Creek Fireworks (July 3)

The Horny Toad in Cave Creek will hold its fireworks show on July 3.

IF YOU GO:
Horny Toad, 6738 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek AZ 85331
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

 

Light Up the Sky (June 3)

Phoenix's annual Light Up the Sky event will have inflatables for the kids, games, food and a fireworks show. The event is free.

IF YOU GO:
Maryvale Baseball Park, 3600 N. 51st Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85031
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

Scottsdale’s Fourth of July Celebration (July 4)

WestWorld will once against host Scottsdale’s Fourth of July Celebration. The event features daytime events like All-Star Stunt Dogs Challenge, BMX shows, meet and greets with Moana, Belle, Spider-man and Wonder Woman, a petting zoo and bull riding show, plus other activities. Fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. There are a variety of ticket and ride options, including a fireworks-only ticket. Be sure to view the various packages on the website.

IF YOU GO:
WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale AZ 85260
Time: 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $6 - $100
More information.

 

Fabulous Phoenix Fourth (July 4)

This year marks the 32nd annual Fabulous Phoenix Fourth Festival. More than 10,000 people attended last year, the city said. Fireworks are expected to start at 9:30 p.m. During the hours before, there will be two music stages, food vendors and a classic car show.

IF YOU GO:
Steel Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix AZ 85012
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission:
More information.

 

Westgate Firework Fest (July 4)

Westgate’s fireworks will start at 9 p.m. on Independence Day. There will also be two music stages, a splash pad, games, face painting, balloon animals, a DJ and dancing. Restaurants, we’re told, will have “grab-and-go” meals. You can bring blankets and lawn chairs to be more comfortable.

IF YOU GO:
6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale AZ 85305
Time: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

Fourth of Zooly (July 4)

Spend Independence Day at the Phoenix Zoo and watch the Tempe Town Lake fireworks show from a special”VIP” area in the back of the zoo. The Phoenix Zoo’s annual event starts with a backyard BBQ with burgers, hot dogs, salad and baked beans. There will be special animal guest appearances, free carousel rides, games and inflatable bounce house and slides. Some of the trails may not be open.

IF YOU GO:
Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix AZ 85008
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: $35 - $45
More information.

 

Tempe Town Lake Festival (July 4)

Tempe Town Lake will host the 66th annual Independence Day fireworks show this year. Gates to Tempe Beach Park open at 5 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:15 p.m. The Family Fun Fest will have inflatable rides and games for kids. For the adults, there will be live music and a beer garden.

IF YOU GO:
Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ 85281
Time: Gates open at 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 - $60 (VIP)
More information.

 

Celebrate America! At Schnepf Farms (July 4)

The Queen Creek family farm will host its annual fireworks show and festival again this year. Gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is $20 per carload. A wristband for unlimited games and rides is $15. Food trucks will be available. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 8:45 p.m.

IF YOU GO:
Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek AZ 85142
Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: $20 per vehicle. VIP is $40 per person, $25 per child 3-8.
More information.

 

Chandler’s July 4 Fireworks Spectacular (July 4)

Chandler’s Fourth of July fireworks show will have live music, laser tag, a mobile gaming truck, inflatable games and a basketball shootout. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9 p.m. at Tumbleweed Park. Admission is free and parking is $5 cash-only.

IF YOU GO:
Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler AZ 85286
Time: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Admission: Free. Parking: $5 cash only
More information.

 

Arizona Celebration of Freedom (July 4)

Mesa’s Celebration of Freedom festival has fireworks, splash zones, two music stages, a fire truck that will shoot water, a naturalization ceremony, and a historic flags of U.S. presentation. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. Water bottles are allowed in. There will be refill stations throughout the festival.

IF YOU GO:
Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street, Mesa AZ 85201
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

Peoria’s All-American Festival (July 4)

Head to the Peoria Sports Complex for the 2017 All-American Festival. There will be water activities and a kids area, a corn hole tournament and food-eating contests. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are allowed in.

IF YOU GO:
Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria AZ 85382
Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: $7 - $10
More information.

 

Fourth at the Fountain (July 4)

Fountain Hills’ “Fourth at the Fountain” will take place at Fountain Park. There will be music, a DJ and games. An evening fireworks show will conclude the event. Guests can bring in lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Vendors will also be selling food at the event.

IF YOU GO:
Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills AZ 85268
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

City of Surprise Fourth of July Celebration (July 4)

Hit the ballpark for a baseball game and fireworks. Rookies from the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers will play a game of baseball at Surprise Stadium. After the game, fireworks will light up the sky. Admission is free with a canned food donation.

IF YOU GO:
Surprise Recreation Campus & Surprise Stadium, 15850 N. Bullard Avenue, Surprise AZ 85374
Gates open at 4 p.m.
Rookie game between Kansas City Royals & Texas Rangers starts at 5:30 p.m.
Fireworks to start at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free with canned food donation
More information.

 

Goodyear Star Spangled Fourth (July 4)

Goodyear ballpark with host its annual Independence Day festival with inflatable water slides, games and fireworks. Admission and parking is free. Rides are $5 - $10.

IF YOU GO:
Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear AZ 85338
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: Free to enter and park. Rides: $5 for three tickets, $10 for unlimited wristband
More information.

 

Great American Fourth (July 4)

Maricopa’s Great American Fourth festival will take place at Copper Sky Regional Park. There will be live music, carnival games and a beer garden. There will be a Kids Zone with inflatable games for $5. The Aquatic Center will also be open for swimming for $10-$15 per person. Fireworks scheduled to start around 9 p.m.

IF YOU GO:
Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Maricopa AZ 85138
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fireworks around 9 p.m.
Admission: Free. Kids Zone is $5 per child, cash only. Unlimited rides.
More information.

 

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration (July 4)

Buckeye’s Fourth of July Festival will take place at Youngker High School.  There will be family games and food vendors.

IF YOU GO:
Youngker High School, 3000 S. Apache Road, Buckeye, AZ 85326
Time: 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

Apache Junction’s 2017 Hometown Fireworks (July 4)

Apache Junction’s Fourth of July fireworks show will take place at Apache Junction High School’s football field. Starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be free watermelon until it runs out, games, live entertainment and inflatables. Fireworks should start at 8:30 p.m.

IF YOU GO:
Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood, Apache Junction, AZ 85120
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

Casa Grande’s Fourth of July Celebration (July 4)

Casa Grande’s Fourth of July fireworks show will take place at the Paul Mason Sportsplex at 6:30 p.m. There will be games and food. The free fireworks show is slated to start at 9 p.m. Before that, the Palm Island Aquatics Center will open the pools form 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and host themed games and activities. Admission to the pool will be 50-percent off, $1 for adults and $0.50 for children.

IF YOU GO:
Paul Mason Sportsplex (fireworks) 2525 N. Pinal Avenue, Casa Grande AZ 85122
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

Tolleson Fourth of July Celebration (July 4)

Tolleson’s Fourth of  July celebration and fireworks will take place at Veterans Park. Per their Facebook page, the free event will run from 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, watermelon and a water slide.

IF YOU GO:
Veterans Park, 8601 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson AZ 85353
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
More information.

 

Red, White & Boom at The Wigwam (July 4)

The Wigwam’s annual “Red, White & Boom” festival will have a live DJ, inflatable rides and water slides and fireworks. The fireworks show is free. Games and inflatables are $10 for an unlimited wristband.

IF YOU GO:
The Wigwam Golf Course, 451 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park AZ 85340
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: Free. Kids Zone $10 for unlimited rides
More information.

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