July 4th is a time to celebrate our independence in a Big way – with lots of fireworks and fun activities. We’ve gathered a selection of events from around the state. Many are free – just click on the name of the town or event for more details. Then get out there and celebrate the 4th – Safely!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3rd, 2019:

ANTHEM – Anthem Community Park; 41702 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy; 6 pm – 10 pm

Rides, slides, inflatables, food, music, dancing, and fireworks. Free admission and parking.

Purchase an “All you can Ride/Bounce” bracelet in June for $15 at the Community Center or Civic Building. Price goes up to $20 the day of the event and will only be available at the park on July 3rd, beginning at 5:30 pm

APACHE JUNCTION Apache Junction High School; 2525 S. Ironwood Drive; 6 – 8:30 pm

FREE watermelon starting at 6 pm, until it’s gone. Water games, inflatables; Bicycle, Tricycle & Wagon mini Float contest; food booths. Fireworks start at 8:30 pm.

PEORIA –  Pleasant Harbor Marina; 40202 N. 87th Ave; Peoria 3:00 – 11:00 pm

Food trucks, live band, free activities for the kids. Fireworks begin at 9 pm. Entrance fee $20/vehicle.

THURSDAY, JULY 4th, 2019:

AVONDALE Water Palooza 2019; 12325 W. McDowell Road; 10 am – 1 pm

FREE food while supplies last and family-friendly activities for kids of all ages.

BUCKEYE – Youngker High School; 3000 S. Apache Rd; 6-9:30 pm

Fun activities for the whole family, all-American eats, and treats, and live entertainment. Spectacular fireworks begin at 9 pm.

CHANDLER – Tumbleweed Park; 2250 S. McQueen Road; 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Activities and attractions: Coloring station; photo booth; red white and blue giveaways; horseshoes; sand volleyball; food vendors; live entertainment.

Fireworks at 9 pm. NO fireworks allowed in the park or parking lot.

Free admission; parking $5/vehicle, Cash only.


Parade, starting corner Elm & Beaver; Flagstaff; Time TBA (previous years have been 9 – 11 am)

JULY 4th – A Flag Fourth Concert; Pepsi Amphitheater; Tuthill County Park; 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop. 2 – 4 pm

Bring the kids and a blanket and relax under the Ponderosa pines. Gates open at 2 pm, music begins at 2:15 with guest performers. Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra concert begins at 3 pm. Admission is FREE; may be a charge for some parking areas.

JULY 4th – 6th Flagstaff Festival in the Pines; Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds; 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop

100+ Artists and vendors; 2 stages with live music; beer and wine garden; a variety of international food; and a large kids’ zone with activities, crafts and more.

$10 admission, children 12 and under Free. Tickets can be purchased online. Pet friendly!

FLORENCE – Aquatic Center; 174 West 1st Street;  noon – 5 pm; Heritage Park; 600 N. Main Street; 5 -9 pm

Live entertainment, corn hole tournament, inflatables, food vendors. Firework display begins at 8:30 pm.

FOUNTAIN HILLS Fourth at the Fountain; 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd; 6 – 10 pm

Music, Kids’ bounce houses and climbing wall; food vendors. Fireworks display over Fountain Lake at 9 pm.

GILBERT – Higley High School; 4068 E. Pecos Rd.; Gilbert; 6 – 9 pm

Bring coolers and lots of water; Music, Beverages and Food trucks will be available; Fireworks begin at 8:30 pm. Check the website for additional viewing locations.

GLENDALE Westgate Firework Fest; Westgate Entertainment District; 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. 5 – 9:30 pm

Water zone, two music stages and over 20 restaurants to choose from. Fireworks begin at 9 pm.

GOODYEAR – Goodyear Ballpark; 1933 S. Ballpark Way; Goodyear; 6 – 10 pm

Inflatable water slides and bounce houses; Live music; Zipline and Carnival Swing. Fireworks at 9 pm. Admission and parking are free.

LAKE HAVASU CITY –  Fireworks over the Lake; Thompson Bay; Lake Havasu City; 9 pm

Best viewing locations:

Rotary Park – 1400 S. Smoketree Blvd; Lake Havasu City; Plenty of free parking, straight view of the fireworks; coolers allowed, no alcohol or pets.

The Nautical Beachfront Resort – 1000 McCulloch Blvd; Lake Havasu City

On the island; plenty of free parking; coolers and outside alcohol not permitted.

London Bridge Beach – 1340 McCulloch Blvd; Lake Havasu City

On the island; free parking; coolers allowed.

Thompson Bay – 1100 N. McCulloch Blvd; Lake Havasu City

Via boat; come early as this popular spot fills up quickly

LITCHFIELD PARK – Litchfield Park Recreation Center; 100 Old Litchfield Rd; Litchfield; 10 am – 5 pm

Independence Day Pool Party. Entry into the event requires a $2 entry fee or a Recreation Center pass. Activities include water games, kids’ activities, DJ, pool safety information, music, food and lots of family fun!

LITCHFIELD PARK – Blue Course of The Wigwam Golf Course; 300 E. Wigwam Blvd; 6 – 8:30 pm

DJ entertainment; a Kid Zone with bounce houses and waterslides; food and drink options. Unlimited rides and activities wristbands available for purchase for $12. Fireworks at 8:30 pm

MARICOPA Copper Sky Multigenerational Area; 44345 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd; 1 – 9 pm

1 pm – Great American Tailgate area opens – ticket required. Activities beginning at 5 pm include live music, VIP pool party, games & activities, and Freestyle Motorcross Show. Fireworks 9 pm.

MESA  – Mesa Amphitheater; 263 N. Center St.; Mesa; 6 – 10 pm

Entry into the event and all activities are FREE

Live music; BMX stunt riders; Revolutionary War reenactment; kids’ area with games and a splash zone; Let Freedom Ring laser light show (indoors); Freedom Express Trackless Train with FREE rides; Food Court, Beer Gardens and more!

Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.

PAYSON – JULY 4th – JULY 7th

Green Valley Park; 1000 W. Country Club Rd.; Payson; 8 am – 10 pm

Food vendors, bouncy houses, games, prizes and live music, all FREE to the public. Fireworks start at approximately 9 pm.

Activities continue throughout the weekend, including a Farmers’ Market, baseball game, hikes, open swim times and more! Check the website for full details.

PEORIA – Peoria Sports Complex; 16101 N. 83rd Avenue; 5 – 10 pm

FREE parking and admission

Live music by Cadillac Angels with headliners Surfin’ USA (The Beach Boys Tribute); Cornhole tournament; 2 Water Zones; Food Eating Contest; Food and Beer concessions. Fireworks begi at approximately 9:15 pm

Activity wristbands and VIP packages available for purchase – see website for details.

PHOENIX  – Steele Indian School Park; 300 E. Indian School Road; Phoenix; 6 – 10 pm

A family-friendly (non-alcoholic) event featuring food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts, and a classic car show. Two stages will showcase international recording artists. A special kid’s area will feature activities, rides, inflatables, and a water spray zone. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 pm.

PHOENIX ZOO  – 4th of Zooly; 455 N. Galvin Pkwy; Phoenix; 7 – 10 pm

Catered BBQ dinner, free carousel rides, special animal encounters and live music. At 9 pm, guests will gather at the back of the Zoo to watch the Tempe Town Lake fireworks display.  Price $45 adults, $35 children 3-12, free for children 2 and under. Member discounts Not available.

NOTE: You must reserve a spot in advance. This event Will sell out.

PRESCOTT – Watson Lake; 3127 Watson Lake Park Road; 1 – 9:30 pm

Family-friendly activities including live music, water slides, inflatables, games and activities. There’s also a beer garden for the over-21 crowd, as well as food vendors. The 108th US Army Band will be performing during the fireworks, which begin at 9 pm.

$5 General Admission fee, children under 5 are free; $20 Unlimited Inflatables Pass (General Admission included)

QUEEN CREEKHometown 4th at Schnepf Farms; 24610 Rittenhouse Road; 4 – 9 pm

Live music, watermelon eating contest, artisan vendors, beer and wine garden, lawn games, and Fireworks. VIP A/C area in the Big red Barn.

General Admission – $20/carload; VIP Admission – $45/person

SEDONA – Sedona Wet Fest; Sedona Community Pool; 570 Posse Ground Road; 12 – 4 pm

FREE recreational swim. Outside the gate there will be food and music, as well as water games and toys to help you beat the heat.

SCOTTSDALE – WestWorld of Scottsdalle; 16601 N. Pima Road; 4 – 9:30 pm

INDOORS! Fortnight theme. Games, contests, Fortnight-themed food and beverages; Stunt dog show; Kids Zone with carnival rides, obstacle course and more; appearances by Captain Marvel and Captain America, and Curious George; Bull-riding rodeo, pony rides, petting zoo and much more! HUGE fireworks show at 9 pm. $15 admission, activity wristband add-on, $15; parking $5. Prices increase day of the show.

SURPRISE36th Annual 4th of July Celebration; Mark Coronado Park; 15850 N Bullard Avenue; 6 – 9 pm

FREE admission; Live music, yard games, contests, Food trucks and more! Gates open at 5:30, Fireworks begin at 8:40 pm

SURPRISE – Residents Only: 4th of July Pool Party; Surprise Aquatic Center; 15831 N Bullard Avenue; 6 – 8:30 pm

Games, activities and a poolside view of the city’s annual fireworks show. Concessions will be open.

$6 Admission; residents only.

TEMPETempe Town Lake; 80 E. Rio Salado Pkwy; Tempe; 5 – 10:45 pm

Live entertainment; Family Fun Fest featuring an inflatable village for all ages, a variety of rides, rock climbing walls and more; Food court and beer gardens. Fireworks Spectacular from 9:15-9:50 pm. Fireworks will be launched from Mill Avenue Bridge and will be choreographed to music. Admission charge at the gate is $10; sales will continue until park reaches capacity; FREE admission with military ID. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 – see website for details

TOLLESON Tolleson Veterans Park; 8601 West Van Buren; 4 – 9:30 pm Admission is free, food and beverages available for purchase; water slides; craft vendors; Watermelon eating contest; Pizza eating contest; Hotdog eating contest and much more. No time listed for fireworks.

TUCSON, MARANA – Crossroads at Silverbell District Park; 7548 N. Silverbell Rd; 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Live music, inflatables for the kids, food trucks and two beer gardens. Fireworks start at 9 pm. 

WICKENBURG Sunset Park; 3020 Wickenburg Way; 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Water slides, inflatables, games, live music, a photo booth, food vendors and a beer garden. Fireworks begin at 9 pm.


PHOENIX Arizona Diamondbacks Fireworks Spectacular, Chase Field; 401 E. Jefferson St; 6:10 – 9 pm

Enjoy the D-backs home game against the Colorado Rockies, starting at 6:10 pm, then stick around and watch the fireworks after the game.

FRIDAY, JULY 5th – SUNDAY, JULY 7th, 2019

HEBER-OVERGAARD – 3 days of festivities!

Friday – Hamburger Dinner 5 – 7 pm

Youth for America Patriotic Program 7pm

Saturday – Capps Middle School, just off Buckskin Road in Heber; Anvil shoot followed by Carissa’s Run at 6 am; Pancake breakfast and Flag Raising Ceremony

Parade, 9 am – beginning at the junction of Highway 260 and Forest Park Road in Overgaard

11 am – 5 pm – Tall Timber Park; Arizona 260. Food, Arts & Crafts vendors; beer garden and live music. There will also be games and bouncy houses for the kids.  

9 pm – Fireworks at Mogollon H.S.; 3450 Mustang

Sunday –  

11 am – 3 pm – Tall Timber Park; Arizona 260. Food, Arts & Crafts vendors; beer garden and live music. There will also be games and bouncy houses for the kids.  

SATURDAY, JULY 6th, 2019:

ALPINE – A day-long celebration with a variety of festivities!

Parade – Main St; Alpine; 10 am – 11 am

Worm Races – Ye Olde Tavern; 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Alpine Area Artisans – Main Street; 9 am – 4 pm

Craft Fair and BBQ – Alpine Community Center; 10 am – 5 pm

Fireworks – Alpine Rodeo Grounds; 8:30 – 10:30 pm

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Have a happy and safe 4th!