The Fourth of July just isn’t complete without fireworks, BBQ’s, watermelon and picnics. Plan your Fourth of July with our list of local celebrations below.
Fabulous Phoenix Fourth
The City of Phoenix is proud to bring you this fabulous event for the 25th straight year on Monday, July 4 from 6 to 10:00 p.m. at Steele Indian School Park. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. This premier family event will feature great local entertainment, a giant misting area to cool off, inflatable rides, three stages of entertainment, a Classic Car exhibit and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the state! Festival goers also can enjoy food and beverage vendors. The Phoenix Fire Department will be cooling people down in the water spray zone.
Steele Indian School Park, 3rd Street and Indian School, Phoenix.
Details for the Fabulous Phoenix Fourth here.
Fourth of Zoo-ly at the Phoenix Zoo
For a night full of fun and festivities for all ages, come out and celebrate at the Phoenix Zoo this Fourth of July. With a catered BBQ dinner at the Lakeside Lawn, free carousel rides, face painters, bounce houses, special animal guests, music and other activities this will be a night to remember. Gather for a VIP view of the Tempe fireworks show at 9 p.m. Seating will be available in the back of the Zoo, guests do not need to bring their own chairs. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the BBQ dinner and for the fireworks. Cool treats will be provided for everyone during the fireworks show.
Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park, Phoenix.
Details for Fourth of Zoo-ly at the Phoenix Zoo here.
Tempe Town Lake Festival
Kiwanis Club of Tempe 60th Annual Fireworks Spectacular will present the best fireworks show in the Valley shot from the Mill Avenue bridge. The spectacular family night fireworks show will be choreographed to patriotic and classical music. Fantastic Family Fest will offer a free inflatable village for all ages with a variety of rides, rock climbing walls and more. Special kid’s entertainment, featuring face painters, relay races and other specialty entertainment. A great food court to satisfy the entire families’ taste buds featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, Macayo’s Depot Cantina, BBQ, roasted corn, gyros, fry bread, snow cones, ice cream, lemonade and lots of cold bottled water, Pepsi products plus a variety of other food vendors will be available.
Tempe Beach Park, 620 North Mill Avenue, Tempe.
Details for the Tempe Town Lake Fourth of July Festival here.
Peoria’s All American Festival
Come out and enjoy great entertainment on multiple stages. The All American Festival will feature a kid zone, water zone, F-16 flyover, hot dog eating contest, plenty of family friendly activities and a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 9:15 pm. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy some good old fashioned family time celebrating the Fourth of July.
Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria.
Details for Peoria’s All American Festival here.
Chandler’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
Celebrate America and its heritage at this fun and festive Independence Day event for the entire family. Held at Tumbleweed Park, and presented by the Chandler Lions Club and the City of Chandler. Many activities surround the event including, live music, a free kids carnival, a bike parade and food and beverage vendors. Activities include, a 35-foot water slide, a rock-climbing wall, dunk tank, and assorted water games and interactive amusements for kids. The Cactus Bike’s Push, Pull, Peddle Bike Parade will be held at 6 p.m., with each registrant receiving a free gift. The participant with the bike that is decorated best will win a Harro children’s bike.
Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Rd, Chandler.
Details for Chandler’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular here.
Grand Ol’ Fashioned Picnic in Scottsdale
For an old fashioned Fourth of July celebration to remember, the Scottsdale Stadium will be hosting their Grand Ol’ Fashioned Picnic. Celebrate with old-fashioned games, patriotic arts and crafts, watermelon, chili and pie-eating contests. Bring your homemade chili to be judged and take home the blue ribbon.
Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale.
Details for Scottsdale’s Grand Ol’ Fashioned Picnic here.
Fourth of July Freedom Festival at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
This year, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is the place to be for the Fourth of July in Arizona. Celebrating the weekend with a bang, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is introducing its first-ever Fourth of July Freedom Festival. An all-new weekend event with private concerts, fireworks, all-American fare and poolside fun exclusively for resort guests, with a portion of the vacation packages benefiting charities. Activities will include exclusive patriotic holiday event for overnight resort guests only, one to three-night vacation packages, patriotic demonstrations and displays from organizations that protect and serve America. A flyover by the Deer Valley War Birds will take place along with nightly concerts on the resort’s Lagoon Lawn with live remote broadcasts.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale.
Details for the Fourth of July Freedom Festival at the Faimont Scottsdale Princess here.
Fourth of July Fireworks in Apache Junction
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a nice evening outside with live entertainment by the One Minute Millionaires. There will be a bike, trike, and wagon decorating contest at 6:30pm, game booths from 6-9pm and free watermelon until it’s gone. Fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. Come and join in on this family centered event to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, Apache Junction.
Details for Fourth of July Fireworks in Apache Junction here.
Maricopa’s Great American BBQ
Americana games, multiple water zones with blow up slides, and a firework finale at dark – don’t miss out this 4th of July for an All-American good time at this year’s 6th Annual Great American BBQ.
Pacana Park, 19000 S. Porter Road, Maricopa.
Details for Maricopa’s Great American BBQ here.
Celebration of Freedom in Mesa
The popular Motorcycles on Main event and a ceremonial flag-raising will take place at Stage America. Live music all along Main Street can be enjoyed. Saturday night includes an American classic car show, musical performances, as well as a spectacular fireworks display at the end of the event.
Main Street Mesa, 1 East Main Street, Mesa.
Details for the Celebration of Freedom event in Mesa here.
Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration
For musical entertainment, patriotic tattoos, dry rides, pony rides, inflatable water slides, a food court with Rotary Beer Garden, and strolling entertainers, look no further than Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration. Also included in the festivities will be caricature artists, a Luke Air Force Base Color Guard presentation, singing of the National Anthem by the Anthem Idol winner, Anthem Community Park railroad rides, and the much anticipated Fireworks display. Don’t be late and come on out and enjoy all that Anthem has to offer this Fourth of July.
Anthem Community Park Ball Fields, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem.
Details for Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration here.