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2019 Arizona Fireworks | July 4th Events Phoenix AZ

It's no secret that the Phoenix area has some of the most spectacular fireworks displays and Fourth of July celebrations in the country. 

There are seven July Fourth festivals in the Phoenix area that never fail to capture the spirit of the occasion, and they are the largest and most well-attended events of them all.

Whether you're a local or you're visiting Phoenix from out of town, these are the celebrations to attend. Don't miss out on top-notch entertainment with nationally renowned performers taking the stage, family friendly activities and games, and of course the fireworks! 

Be sure to utilize the Valley Metro Rail if possible this year. It's your best option because parking at these well-attended events, and driving around restricted streets, will be challenging.


Fabulous Phoenix Fourth (Phoenix)

2019 Arizona Fireworks | July 4th Events Phoenix AZ

The City of Phoenix is, of course, the largest city in the state of Arizona and is in the geographic center of what is referred to as the Valley of the Sun, or the Greater Phoenix area. The Phoenix Fourth of July event is one of the biggest in the state and has one of the largest free fireworks show. It is usually televised. Typically, approximately 100,000 people attend this Phoenix Independence Day celebration.

When Is the Fabulous Phoenix Fourth?

July 4, 2019, from 6 to 10 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Where Is It?

It is at the Steele Indian School Park at 300 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix (map). No vehicles will be allowed in the park during this event. This event is accessible by Valley Metro Light Rail. Check the July 4 light rail schedule information. Free parking is available at the light rail park-n-ride lots.

The Arizona Department of Transportation usually provides detailed motorist information, including any travel or road restrictions, for this event. Call 5-1-1, then *7. The call is free.

What Will Happen?

A patriotic program and local entertainers are scheduled. There will be free inflatable rides and activities in the Kids' World, arts and crafts, classic car display, and a Splash Zone area where participants can cool off. The fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

What Does It Cost?

Admission is free. Food and beverages are available to purchase. Bring cash.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Make note of what is allowed, restricted, and closed:

  • Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show and fireworks from the grass.
  • Coolers are permitted but no alcohol or glass containers. Bring a lot of water.
  • No pets. No skates or skateboards. No consumer fireworks or sparklers. No fold-out tables.
  • Fishing in the lake will not be permitted and the dog park will be closed.
  • Central Avenue between Osborn and Campbell and Indian School Road between 7th Street and 7th Avenue will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. During the fireworks, 7th Street will be temporarily closed between Highland and Indian School Road and will be restricted until event traffic clears after the festival.

Arizona Celebration of Freedom (Mesa)

Mesa, Arizona, is one of the largest cities in the metro Phoenix area and is located in the East Valley. The Arizona Celebration of Freedom is one of the most popular Independence Day events in the Greater Phoenix area.

When Is Arizona's Celebration of Freedom?

July 4, 2019, from 6 to 10 p.m. Fireworks start at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Where Is It?

The celebration takes place at Mesa Convention Center and Mesa Amphitheatre and along Center Street between Second Street and University Drive. Parking around downtown Mesa is free, as is street parking. You can use Valley Metro Rail to get to the event. Use the Main Street/Center Street Station. Walk north two blocks.

What Will Happen?

The Arizona Celebration of Freedom includes live music, patriotic displays, family fun, fireworks, and more. Check the schedule of bands, entertainment, exhibits, and activities online.

  • The festival will include Revolutionary War reenactments from We Make History, the only reenactment group of its type in the southwestern United States.
  • A Fallen Soldier Memorial honors Arizona's fallen heroes from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • There are two stages of live musical entertainment. The Salute to America program at 9:20 p.m. precedes the fireworks.
  • Independence Hall will host presentations of the historical flags of the United States.
  • Kids will enjoy free carnival-style and inflatable games and a splash and soak zone. The Freedom Express, a trackless train, will offer free rides to children and adults from 6 to 10 p.m.

What Does It Cost?

Admission is free and all activities are included. Bring cash for food, beverage, and merchandise vendors.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • The streets and sidewalks will be filled with entertainment, food and beverage vendors, art displays, and people. Walk through America’s Heritage Lane with national monuments and figures of America history and freedom.
  • Bring a water bottle and take advantage of free water bottle refill stations.
  • Chairs and blankets permitted. Small coolers and food permitted.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be brought in. No smoking. No personal fireworks or sparklers. No clothing with gang signs. No bicycles. No pop-up tents. No pets.

July Fourth Tempe Town Lake Festival (Tempe)

2019 Arizona Fireworks | July 4th Events Phoenix AZ

Tempe, Arizona, is probably best known for being the home of Arizona State University. Many popular events take place during the year in and around downtown Tempe, which includes Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park, where the Independence Day celebration occurs. The July Fourth celebration is well-attended and has one of the largest fireworks displays in Arizona. It is produced by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe.

When Is the July Fourth Tempe Town Lake Festival?

July 4, 2019, at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m.

Where Is It?

The event takes place at Tempe Town Lake in downtown Tempe.

What Will Happen?

The Family Fun Fest is an inflatable village with free rides, activities, rock climbing wall, and more. Special kids' entertainment includes face painters and relay races. The Main Stage features local live entertainment.

Food and beverages are available for purchase. There will be a beer garden. Bring cash for purchases.

What Does It Cost?

There are many ways to obtain tickets.

Tickets will be $10 at the gate. Children 12 and younger and active duty military with a military identification card get in free. Sales will stop when the park reaches capacity. Presale tickets will be honored all night.

Tickets can be purchased online through July 4 at 10 a.m. for $8. VIP tickets are also available online for the VIP garden. These tickets include a seat with a view of the fireworks show in a misted area, barbecue dinner, and two beverage tickets. $60 for adults; children 12 and younger are $30. Service charges apply.

  • Tickets will be on sale through July 4 at all Fry’s stores for $8.
  • Tickets, $8 each, will be on sale through July 3 at 5 p.m. at the following locations:
  • Parks & Recreation Administration Office, 3500 S. Rural Road (second floor Tempe Public Library)
  • Kiwanis Recreation Center, 6111 S. All America Way
  • Tempe Transit Store, 200 E. Fifth Street
  • Escalante Community Center, 2150 E. Orange St.
  • North Tempe Multi-Generational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath St.

How Do I Get There and Where Should I Park?

There are several pay lots near Tempe Beach Park, but parking is always challenging during big downtown Tempe events such as this one. This event is accessible by Valley Metro Rail, which will be following a Sunday schedule. You can find parking maps and information about free bus transportation online.

The Arizona Department of Transportation usually provides detailed motorist information, including any travel or road restrictions, for this event. Call 5-1-1, then *7. The call is free.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Tens of thousands of people attend this celebration. It's first-come, first-served on lawn seating, so get there early. Here's what to bring or leave at home:

  • You may bring in one large clear bag and a small clutch purse. No non-approved bags or backpacks are allowed.
  • Blankets, portable chairs, small cameras, and small umbrellas are welcome.
  • Only the manufacturer's sealed containers of water (1 gallon per person) are allowed, but no other food or beverage. No coolers.
  • No skates, skateboards, or bicycles. No knives or weapons. No personal fireworks or sparklers. No pets. No gang attire.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular (Chandler)

2019 Arizona Fireworks | July 4th Events Phoenix AZ

Celebrate America and our heritage at this traditional fireworks show on Independence Night at Tumbleweed Park presented by the City of Chandler and produced by R-Entertainment.

Tumbleweed Park
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Parking: $5 per vehicle

Come watch the sky light up with fireworks as we salute and honor our nations birthday. The fireworks show begins at 9pm.

Tumbleweed Park is located on the southwest corner of McQueen and Germann Roads in Chandler.

2250 S. McQueen Road
Chandler, AZ 85286

Please be reminded that fireworks of any kind - including sparklers are not allowed at Tumbleweed Park and all surrounding parking lots.


Westgate Firework Fest (Glendale)

2019 Arizona Fireworks | July 4th Events Phoenix AZ

Bursting with live music, family fun, dinner deals, festive & domestic drinks & more! All happening before a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm.

Celebrate our country’s birthday with Westgate this 4th of July! Bring your blankets or lawn chairs & block up at their party to celebrate Independence Day with two music stages, a cool water zone, great eats from more than 20 restaurants & a pyrotechnic spectacular! Firework Fest is free & family-friendly with free & convenient parking available at all parking lots surrounding Westgate Entertainment District.

Fountain Park

Kids can get a pop of cool in the splash pad & families can enjoy non-stop entertainment with DJ beats, dancing, games & prizes before the big fireworks show.

Waterdance Plaza

Have a red, white & blue blast while enjoying great rock, alternative, country & pop favorites by local talents Hilbilly Deluxe from 5-6:30pm, Low Key Piano Bar from 7-8pm & The Crown Kings from 8:30-10pm.

Picnic in the park or plaza with Grab & Go Dinner Deals from participating restaurants before & during the fireworks show. Then continue the party at one of many festive nightlife hot spots.

Location:

6751 N. Sunset Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305


Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld

2019 Arizona Fireworks | July 4th Events Phoenix AZ

Be red, white and COOL at Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld presented by Plexus Worldwide. It's a COOL family friendly patriotic wonderland INDOORS at WestWorld, expanded to entire 300,000 square-foot fully air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center that encompasses the North Hall, South Hall, and Equidome. So when they say COOL, they really mean it!

This year's 4th of July Celebration includes an afternoon and evening featuring a wonderland of fun and entertainment:

  • Fortnite 4th Experience: Watch Pro Gamers Live on Giant Screen, Battle Royale Laser Tag, Live DJ Dance Party- Show off your best Fornite moves, Build a Fort and Axe it Down, Fortnite Nerf Target Practice, Fortnite Temporary Tattoos, Contests and Prizes, Fortnite Themed Food and Beverages
  • Appearance by Adam Rayl from American Ninja Warrior
  • Good Karma K9Z
  • Stunt Dog Show
  • Kids Zone ride including:
  • Uproar Carnival Ride, Tubs of Fun, Ballistic Swing, 20-foot-tall Ferris Wheel, Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course & more!
  • Appearances by Captain Marvel and Captain America
  • Meet & Greet with Curious George
  • Bull Riding Rodeo brought to you by Mercer Rodeo
  • Mutton Busing brought to you by Mercer Rodeo
  • Pony Rides and Petting Zoo from Carter's Farm
  • Food & Drinks for Kids and Adults
  • HUGE FIREWORKS SHOW at 9pm
  • And More!

Location:

WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd.
​Scottsdale, AZ 85260


All-American Festival (Peoria)

2019 Arizona Fireworks | July 4th Events Phoenix AZ

The City of Peoria invites you to join them for the annual All-American Festival

Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Peoria Sports Complex

Make your 4th of July a "blast!" Enjoy an evening full of family-friendly entertainment, food, music, and a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.!

FREE ADMISSION THIS YEAR!

  • Live Music by Cadillac Angels with headliners Surfin' USA (The Beach Boys Tribute)
  • Entertainment
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Water Zone (2)
  • Food Eating Contests
  • Food and Beer Concessions
  • Fireworks Display at approximately 9:15 p.m.
  • Gates open at 5 p.m. Parking is FREE, based on availability.
  • Seating is on the plush lawn and is first come, first served.
  • This year, all the activities will be in the main stadium with just the water zone located on other fields.

Items ALLOWED to be brought into the complex: blankets, lawn chairs, food.

Items PROHIBITED to be brought into the complex: all glass containers, pets, canopies, umbrellas, tents, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, alcohol, fireworks (including sparklers), grills.

Location:

16101 N. 83rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85382


2019 Arizona Fireworks | July 4th Events Phoenix AZ

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