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Here’s why some Valley cities won’t have fireworks this Fourth of July

Some Arizona cities and towns are canceling their Fourth of July fireworks
Posted at 9:21 AM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-01 13:08:33-04

PHOENIX, AZ — Fourth of July is just around the corner, but some Valley cities already know they won’t be lighting up the sky with fireworks. The most common reason? Supply chain issues.

The city of Phoenix is canceling several Fourth of July events because of the fireworks shortage, stating the following: “Fabulous Phoenix Fourth, Light Up the Sky at the American Family Fields and After Dark in the Park will all be canceled this year due to supply chain issues affecting access to fireworks.”

The cities of Tempe and Chandler won’t have fireworks shows either, but they will host free Fourth of July celebrations.

According to the city of Tempe, there will be live music, activities for the children, and a “spectacular fire show choreographed to music on Tempe Town Lake."

  • WHEN: Sunday, July 3, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Tempe Beach Park [80 W. Rio Salado Parkway]
  • COST: Entry is free for everyone, but food/beverages will be available for purchase.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns will be performing from 7:05 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. and again from 8:25 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.
  • Yard games, glitter tattoos, and balloon art.
  • Food, beverage and snack vendors will be on-site.

WHEN: July 4 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.COST: Free
LOCATION: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park: Stage Plaza [178 E. Commonwealth Avenue]. According to the city, the following areas will be closed:

  • Commonwealth Ave. at Arizona Place will be closed to "all vehicular traffic" from July 1 to 5.
  • Arizona Place from Boston St. to Buffalo St. will be closed to "all vehicular traffic" on July 4.

You can still see fireworks this year in other cities around the Valley, including Peoria, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Maricopa. SEE THE FULL LIST HERE.