Over the years, Independence Day traditions typically include a backyard barbecue, friends and family wearing red, white and blue, and fireworks.
If you were looking for a way to add some thrill to the festivities, how does sliding down a 51-foot tall inflatable water slide sound? It's called The Skyscraper and it's coming to Peoria''s All American Fourth of July Festival.
At the top, there are two lanes. One goes straight down giving riders a "freefall sensation before being launched into the air" and the other is slightly steeper giving you a better launch at the finish.
The festival takes place July 4 at the Peoria Sports Complex. Besides the slide, there will be 10 other water rides and slides, other inflatables, a rock wall, mechanical bull, food eating contests, a cornhole tournament and live music.
Admission is $10 per person on the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale for $7 until June 30. VIP tickets are $25 and includes an air-conditioned area, food and drink.
IF YOU GO:
Peoria All American Festival
Where: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria AZ 85382
Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person ($7 pre-sale tickets available until June 30)
Lawn chairs, blankets, food are allowed. Alcohol, fireworks and grills are not allowed.