IMPORTANT!! Here’s more information about this years Phoenix July 4th fireworks shows.
Looking for places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Phoenix and the surrounding area? Here’s a list compiled from numerous sources.
Of note, please CHECK with the venue you are considering. I take no responsibility for errors, canceled shows, etc. Links to additional information are provided where possible. Even those events with free admission usually have concessions and activities that will cost money. Rules vary on what may (and may not) be brought into a venue. Also, pay attention the date! Many areas are having their fireworks displays on July 3rd”
Enjoy your July 4th Independence Day fireworks!
Red, White and Bloom
Ahwatukee Country Club, 12432 S. 48th Street, just north of Warner Road.
Saturday, July 3, 2010. Gates open at 6:00pm, fireworks around 9:00. Free admission.
Anthem Independence Day Celebration
Held at the Anthem Community Park ball fields.
Saturday, July 3, 2010. Opens at 6:00pm, fireworks around 9:30. Free admission.
Apache Junction Fireworks:
4th of July Event
Apache Junction High School
Sunday, July 4th starting at 7:00 PM. Free admission.
Avondale Fireworks: No event scheduled in 2010.
Buckeye’s 4th of July Celebration
Youngker High School, 3000 S. Apache Road
Saturday, July 3rd, 2010. Gates open at 6:00pm. Free admission.
Casa Grande Fireworks:
Casa Grande 4th of July Family Fun Day
Island Family Aquatics Park and the Ed Hooper Rodeo Park/Paul Mason Sportsplex, 2525 N Rodeo Rd.
Sunday, July 4, 2010. Events begin at 10:00am. Fireworks around 9:00pm. Free admission.
Cave Creek Fireworks:
Cave Creek’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
Saturday, July 3, 2010. BBQ starts at 5:00pm. Fireworks at dusk. Free Admission.
For more information call the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce at 480-488-3381
Also there is reportedly a second Cave Creek celebration on July 4: Cave Creek’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Silver Spur Saloon (good luck navigating this incredibly annoying web site.)
Chandler’s 4th of July 7-UP Fireworks Spectacular
Tumbleweed Park, on the Southwest corner of Germann & McQueen roads.
Sunday, July 4, 2010. Opens at 4:00pm, Fireworks at 9:00pm. Free admission, parking $5.
A Star Spangled Shoot Out at Rawhide
Rawhide – 5700 W. Tham Yog North Loop Road, Chandler AZ 85226.
Sunday, July 4, 2010. 5:30pm ”“ 11:00pm. Admission $10/person. 5 and under free.
Gilbert’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Fireworks at the Ballpark
Big League Dreams, 4536 East Elliot Road
Sunday, July 4, 2010. Doors open at 6:00pm. Fireworks after dark. Free admission, parking $5 – $10.
Wet-n-Wild Independence Day Weekend Fireworks and BBQ
4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale, Arizona 85310
July 3rd and 4th, 2010. Prices vary.
Goodyear’s Star Spangled Fourth
Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way.
Sunday, July 4, 2010 Gates open at 6 pm. Free admission.
Litchfield Park Fireworks:
Independence Day “BBQ & Fantastic Fireworks Display”
Wigwam Golf Course Driving Range. 300 E Wigwam Blvd. Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Saturday, July 3, 2010. 5:00pm ”“ 10:00pm. Free admission. BBQ extra.
Great American Barbecue
Pacana Park located on Porter Road, approximately ¼ mile south of Honeycutt Road.
Sunday, July 4, 2010. 6:00pm ”“ 9:00pm. Free admission.
(Note ”“ the town of Maricopa is changing their website on July 1. The link above may, or may not work).
Light Up the Sky
Maryvale Baseball Park. 3600 N. 51st Ave
Friday, July 2, 2010. Free admission. Call 602-262-6275 for info.
Arizona Celebration of Freedom
Downtown Mesa – The following streets will be closed for the event: Main Street, from Morris just west of Robson to Centennial just east of Center Street Center, Macdonald, and Robson 1st Street to 1st Avenue.
Saturday, July 3, 2010. 6:00pm ”“ 10:00pm. Free admission.
4th of July All American Festival
Peoria Sports Complex, Mariners Practice Field and peoria Stadium, 16101 N. 83rd Ave
Sunday, July 4, 2010 from 5pm to 10pm. Admission $5 for 13 and older. 12 and under free.
Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth
Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix (3rd Street and Indian School Road).
Sunday, July 4th from 6 pm ”“ 10pm. Free admission.
Fourth of Zoo-ly BBQ
Phoenix Zoo – 455 North Galvin Parkway. Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Sunday, July 4th from 6 pm ”“ 10pm. Adults $40. Children (3-12) $35. Children under 2 are free.
Arizona Diamondbacks All-American Weekend.
Diamondbacks vs. Dogers. Friday July 2, 3, and 4. Prices and events vary.
Queen Creek’s 4th of July Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration
Schnepf Farms, 22601 E. Cloud Rd., Queen Creek.
Sunday July 4, 2010 from 5pm to 10pm. Admission $10/car load.
Fort McDowell Casino Free Concert & Celebration
10424 N Fort McDowell Rd. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Saturday, July 3, 2010. Doors open at 4:00. Show starts at 7:00. Fireworks after show. Free admission.
Surprise’s Annual July 4th Celebration
Surprise Recreation Campus located at 15850 N. Bullard Avenue
Sunday, July 4, 2010 from 4:30pm to about 8:30pm. Free admission with donation of canned food item.
Tempe Town Lake 4th of July Festival Produced by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe
Tempe Town Lake in downtown Tempe, Arizona
Sunday, July 4, 2010. Gates open at 4pm. Admission $5 with advance tickets, $8 at gate. Children under 12 are free. Those with with current military ID get in free. $1 off with donation of canned food item.
July 4th Celebration at Tempe Center for the Arts
Sunday, July 4, 2010. 6:00pm- 10:00pm. Admission $60/person, $100/couple. Must RSVP by June 29.
Wickenburg Fireworks & Family Fun Celebration
Sunset Park on West Wickenburg Way.
Saturday, July 3rd, 7:00pm. Free admission.
Additional Information: Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce — 928-684-5479
Firework shows outside of the Phoenix metro area:
Prescott Fireworks: July 4, Mountain Valley Park.
Payson Fireworks: July 4.
Firecracker Express: Verde Canyon Railroad – Clarkdale, AZ.
Flagstaff Fireworks: Fireworks display canceled due to fire concerns. Still lots of other July 4th festivities being held.
Tucson Fireworks: Anyone have a good list they can share?
However your choose to celebrate it, please have a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend! REMEMBER ”“ don’t drink and drive. If either the Tempe Town Lake Festival or the Phoenix Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth events are in your plan, consider taking the Metro Light Rail. Details on riding the the light rail to these and other events is here.
If you know of a fireworks show that isn’t listed, please leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list!
Freedom Wireless does a great job sponsoring the Phoenix show. It's a close call whether to stay on the beach in San Diego or head to Phoenix for the festivities!
Jay Thompson says
I'd stay on the beach… 😉
Steve Lines says
Although it isn't in the Valley, my personal favorite is the fireworks show in Payson. You get to sit on the green grass, listen to live music and watch the fireworks over the lake. When the sun goes down, the temperature takes a significant drop so you get to beat the heat.
It is only 76 miles north of Mesa but the weather is much nicer and you can still drive home after it is over.
I did this with the wife and kids a few years back, and I've always wanted to go back.
Jay Thompson says
Thanks Steve! I'm going to add a section for "just out of town" events…
Apache Junction also does a spectacular show lasting between 30-45 minutes each year!
AJ High school football field
6-9pm Kid Zone
7-9pm live entertainment
9pm fireworks begin
Jay Thompson says
Thanks Jessie! I've added AJ. We went there a couple of different years. It was indeed a great fireworks show!
Thanks for the info… I added them to a google maps.
Jay Thompson says
Eric Badgley says
This is a great list. Funny story, I flew all the way to Vegas one year from Bellingham Washington to watch the fireworks, well at that time nobody mentioned they didn't even have any fire works because it wasn't aloud on the strip. Still had fun anyway.
Hilton Head Real Est says
Looks like you guys are ready for one heck of a weekend! On our little island we'll have about 4 major fireworks displays that can be seen from the right spot. The Fourth of July tends to kick off the summer buying season in the Hilton Head real estate market. Have a great weekend, enjoy those fireworks and be safe!
Carmen Brodeur says
Thanks for the summary. What is Independence Day without fireworks?