2016 4th of July Celebrations

4th of July Celebrations
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Do you know what you’re doing for the 4th of July? There is no shortage of spectacular events taking place in Arizona. For those yearning to experience some wonderful fun, here are some of Valley’s best 4th of July Celebrations, for this year; 2016.

Chandler: July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

Monday, July 4th

Tumbleweed Park | 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, 85286

This annual event from 4:00 – 10:30 p.m. kicks off at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler. Park goers can enjoy all the amenities of this award winning park in addition to lively music, game trucks, and food trucks. A 20-minute fireworks presentation begins at 9:00 p.m. Parking is $5 per vehicle (cash only). Please enter at either Hamilton St. & Germann Rd. or McQueen Rd. & Celebration Way. Disabled parking is available.

Fountain Hills: Fourth at the Fountain

Monday, July 4th

Fountain Park | 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, 85268

Come to Fountain Hills for your good old fashioned red, white, and blue. The celebration will kick off at 6:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. There will be music, games, and prizes. A majestic fireworks display over the park’s picturesque lake begins at 9:00 p.m. Gather your chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets and enjoy an evening full of fun throughout the park. Admission is free. Parking is available throughout the park.

Gilbert: Fire in the Sky 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Monday, July 4th

Central Christian | 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert, 85297

Celebrate the 4th of July at this year’s Fire in the Sky 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. There will be music, watermelon eating contests, free beach balls, and other fun giveaways. Food and beverages vendors will be on hand. There will also be activities including: three water slides, snow cone/hot dog concession stands, and DJ entertainment at the Gilbert Youth Soccer Complex located at 4260 S. Greenfield Rd. Fireworks launch at 9:00 p.m.

Mesa: Arizona Celebration of Freedom

Monday, July 4th

Mesa Convention Center | 263 N. Center St., Mesa, 85201

You’ll find fun for the whole family at the annual Arizona Celebration of Freedom. The event features family friendly activities, musical performances, and a reenacting of the Revolutionary War. There will also be classic car show, Yankee Doodle Kids’ Zone, Celebration Splash Zone, and plenty of opportunities to revisit history. The Convention Center is open from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. and the fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Phoenix/Ahwatukee: Red, White & Boom!

Friday, July 1st

Pecos Park | 17010 S. 48th St., Phoenix, 85048

Celebrating America’s birthday is blast with Ahwatukee’s exclusive “Red, White & Boom!”. This year, attendees can look forward to event overflowing with family friendly activities including a kid’s zone (included with admission), entertainment, boutique vendors, and local food/beverage concessionaires offering a wide variety of summer treats. The event takes place between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person; however, kids three and under are free. A limited number of tickets are being sold for the Oasis Lounge Pack at $25 per person. This includes access to the swimming pool and water play areas, food and beverages. Also for $25, you can enjoy the Boom Room, which features a misted zone with food, beverages, and exclusive access to live entertainment.

Queen Creek: Celebrate America with Country Pride

Monday, July 4th

Schnepf Farms | 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, 85242

Get ready to celebrate our nation’s independence, country style, at Schnepf Farms annual Celebrate America with Country Pride. The event features free hayrides, unlimited ride wristbands (for $15 each), a petting zoo, and a choreographed fireworks show. The event concludes with a showing of a family friendly outdoor movie. There will be free popcorn on hand.

Gates open from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. Admission is $20 per carload (a portion of proceeds benefit the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center). A small number of VIP tickets are also available for $40 per adult and $25 per child. VIP includes a BBQ dinner in an air conditioned barn, unlimited ride wristband, bottled water, and primo seating for the fireworks. The Celebrate America Firework Extravaganza begins at 8:30 p.m.

Scottsdale: Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 2nd

WestWorld of Scottsdale | 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, 85260

WestWorld of Scottsdale is at it again with their spectacular Independence Day Celebration. This year’s celebration includes an afternoon and evening full of fun. There will be wristband activities, including a Toddler Town (for children under 5), and free zone activities such as: Star Wars “The Fourth Awakens” interactive stations. WestWorld is open from 3:00 – 9:30 p.m. The event concludes with a 30-minute fireworks show beginning at 9:00 p.m. Admission is $12 ($6 for Scottsdale residents). Children under 5 are free.

Tempe: 65th Annual Fireworks Spectacular

Monday, July 4th

Tempe Town Lake | 620 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 85281

Located at Tempe Town Park is one of the best fireworks displays in the Valley. Now in its 65th year, the Fireworks Spectacular boasts an inflatable village, rock climbing walls, live entertainment and, of course, a choreographed fireworks show. Kids can participate in relay races and facing painting. The possibilities for food and drinks are endless. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the 30-minute fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m. Admission is $5 per person in advance and $8 per person at the gate. Children 12 and under and active military personnel are free.


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