Grab your coolers, lawn chairs, and all things red, white, and blue; it’s time to celebrate American Independence here in the great state of Arizona. If you’re looking for things to do in Phoenix for the Fourth of July we have a big list of celebrations and fireworks shows throughout the Valley.
This performance features music throughout the decades, dance numbers, laser light shows, skits, and more to celebrate America. Show times are 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29 and 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 30. Admission is free. If you enjoy the show, return on July 4th for Family Night and Fireworks. Phoenix First kicks off the night with a family movie and continues with food, games, music, and fun for the whole family. The night will wrap up with one of Arizona’s largest fireworks displays right on campus. Event begins at 6:00 p.m. on July 4th and admission is free.
The Southwest Ambulance Arizona Celebration of Freedom, held June 29, the Saturday before the Fourth of July each year, is not just a fireworks show but a celebration of America’s freedom and independence culminating with a spectacular pyrotechnic show and a salute to America. It is the precursor to every fireworks show in the State of Arizona, filled with classic cars, beer gardens, arts and culture, music, street performers, games, family fun, and more. Free.
For the entire Fourth of July Holiday week, Pueblo Grande Museum is offering a discounted museum admission rate of $4 to all adults and seniors. As a Local First Arizona member, this promotion also coincides with celebrating National Independents Week, in its 11th year of encouraging people to “go local” by supporting as many locally owned businesses as possible. Bring the whole family out for a fun and affordable uniquely Arizona experience.
Salt River Fields is hosting their annual celebration of independence with the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of The Year, Brantley Gilbert. Other special guests include Tyler Farr and LoCash Cowboys. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and a fireworks show will follow these performances. This is a must-attend for all you country-loving folk. Ticket prices range $20-$45.
Save the date for Ahwatukee’s 38th Annual Red, White, and Boom Fireworks Festival featuring Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Roadshow, food, drinks, eating competitions, and patriotic games. Best of all, this summer fun event is open to the public and includes a booming fireworks display. Free.
The Anthem Independence Day Celebration will honor our country’s “birthday” with fun, food and fireworks. Enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, kettle corn, fry bread, sno-cones, and funnel cake while listening to music or watching the stilt walkers. Wet and dry bounce houses and slides will be available for entertainment. Firework display will be at 9:30 p.m.
Admission is free; water slides and inflatables are $12 all you can ride; other attraction prices vary.
The Litchfield Park Recreation Center swimming pool will be the site of the 4th of July “Splash Bash” from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Entry into this family event requires a $2 entry fee or a Recreation Center pass. There will be games, music, food for purchase, and a lot of family fun!
You may have experienced 4th of July before, but never like this. Grab your friends and family, sit lakeside and enjoy some BBQ, fireworks, and of course, lots of animals at the Phoenix Zoo! From 7 to 8:30 p.m., Andrew’s BBQ will be serving delicious food. Before or after your dinner, you can head over to Stingray Bay where you can pet and feed the stingrays, or hop aboard the Endangered Species Carousel. After you’re done with those magical experiences, head over to the face painters, bounce houses, and other fun-tivities. There will also be special animal guests throughout the night, so don’t miss out on a rare animal sighting! At 9 p.m., guests will gather in a VIP area at the back of the Zoo to experience the firework show near Tempe Town Lake. Adults $40, Children (3-12) $35, Children under 3 free.
Fabulous Phoenix 4th is one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the region. It features three stages of live local entertainment, inflatable rides, and activities. Visitors also can purchase food from more than 50 food and beverage vendors, and enjoy free community information booths and displays. The fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m.
Family 4th on the Farm includes family entertainment, water slides and bouncers, dunk tank, mechanical bull, bungee trampoline, speed pitch challenge, pony and train rides, and food and craft vendors. The Kiwanis Club is providing a live band. Fireworks will start at about 9 p.m. $15 per car, $5 unlimited use of waterslides, $1 per ticket for rides.
Celebrate Independence Day at Cave Creek Smokehouse and Pour House Patio. Arrive early and have dinner in the main dining room or enjoy pulled-pork barbecue outdoors while listening to DJ Dex spin tunes. Fireworks begin at dusk.
$5 for outdoor barbecue, dining room menu prices vary.
Kiwanis Club of Tempe’s 60th Annual Fireworks Spectacular will present the best fireworks show in the Valley, shot from Mill Avenue bridge. The spectacular family night Fireworks Show will be choreographed to patriotic and classical music. Before the show, the Main Stage will be featuring great live local entertainment. Fantastic Family Fest will offer a free inflatable village for all ages with a variety of rides, rock climbing walls and more, as well as several different food options. The event will also feature the Budweiser Beer Gardens. Tickets will be on sale through July 4th at Fry’s and Fry’s Marketplace for $6.00 each. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be $8.00 at the gate or $15.00 for two. On site ticket sales will stop when the park reaches capacity.
Celebrate this Independence Day with a free game and firework display with a canned food donation. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. while the Minor League Angels vs. Rangers game begins at 5:30 p.m. The fireworks display will take place after the game at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tickets will be available beginning June 4th at the Community and Recreation Services Office. Free admission with a canned food donation.
Celebrate your independence this July 4th western style with Rawhide from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. If it’s a party you’re looking for, they’ve got you covered with cowboys, gunfights, food, fun, family and fireworks. Attractions and entertainment include, live music throughout the town, a strolling balloon artist, action packed performances, and an aerial fireworks display. $10 per person, Children 5 and under free. $5 for parking.
All-American eats and treats, family games, and an after dark spectacular firework show at Youngker High School on July 4th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Spend the day with family and friends at this old-fashioned independence celebration event. Don’t forget your lawn chair or blanket for the fireworks. Free.
Starting at 5:00 p.m., enjoy multiple stages of music, a Kids Zone, a Water Zone, hot dog eating contest, plenty of family friendly activities, and a spectacular fireworks display! Scheduled to end around 10 pm. Adults $5, Children under 12 free.
The sky will light up over Westgate this Fourth of July during Firework Fest, the West Valley’s largest fireworks show and festival. The event includes a spectacular 25-minute fireworks show at 9:00 p.m., a Splash Pad for kids, face painting, live music featuring classic American Rock and Roll, a historic military vehicle display featuring a vintage helicopter, dining deals from nearly all Westgate restaurants, a 21+ All-American Pub Crawl with drink specials, and discounts for all military members. Event begins at 5 pm and admission is free.