Local 4th of July Celebrations

Where to Go for the 4th of July

This week’s local activities feature is all about FUN on the 4th! Whether you’re from Tucson or Phoenix or the surrounding suburbs, we’ve got a roundup of all kinds of options!


Phoenix & surrounding suburbs:

Tempe Town Lake – 4th of July Fireworks

Location/Time: July 4 @ 5PM. 80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ

Price: $5 General admission, Children 12 & under FREE!

Features: Inflatable bounce houses/obstacle courses, rides, rock climbing, vendors, and performances by Lane Change, Kianna Martinez, Levi Rebel. And of course, fireworks!

More info: http://tempe4th.com/


City of Tolleson 4th of July Celebration

Location/Time: July 4th @ 4PM. 9555 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: Food vendors, marshmallow and hot dog eating contest, water balloons, waterslides, live entertainment, free watermelon, fireworks.

More info: http://az-tolleson3.civicplus.com/203/Events


Goodyear Ballpark – Star Spangled 4th

Location/Time: July 4 @ 6-10PM. 1933 S Ballpark Way, Goodyear AZ

Price: FREE parking/admission, $10 unlimited ride wristbands

Features: Inflatable water slides, bounce houses, live music by Groove Merchants, Uptown Alley Battle Ball Challenge, Nathan’s hot dog eating contest, cornhole, 20 minute fireworks spectacular.

More info: http://www.goodyearbp.com/events/star-spangled-4th


Lichfield Recreation Center – July 4th “Splash Bash”

Location/Time: July 4 @10AM-5PM. 100 S Old Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ

Price: $2 admission or free with recreation center pass

Features: Pool Day, water games, kids’ activities, DJ, music, food, family fun.

More info:  http://www.litchfield-park.org/722/Special-Events-2017


Peoria Sports Complex – 4th of July All-American Festival

Location/Time: July 4 @ 5:00PM. 16101 N 83rd Ave

Price: $10 admission, Children 12 & Under FREE!

Features: Water zone, kid zone, cornhole tournament, bounce houses, food eating contest, fireworks, performances by Christopher Shayne, Radiofix, and Priminition.

More Info: https://www.peoriaaz.gov/NewSecondary.aspx?id=54393


Mesa Convention Center – Arizona Celebration of Freedom

Location/Time: July 4 @ 6-10PM. 263 N. Center St Mesa, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: Kid zones, prices, concerts, food, army bands, live music, classic cars, splash zones.

More Info: http://arizonacelebrationoffreedom.com/

Fabulous Phoenix 4th

Location/Time: July 4 @ 6-10PM. 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: One of the largest firework displays in the SW, nonalcoholic, 2 stages with international recording artists, festival-style food, arts & crafts, interactive exhibits, classic car display, rides, inflatables, water spray zone.

More Info: https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/special-events/fabphx4


Surprise Recreation Campus – 34th Annual 4th of July Celebration

Location/Time: July 4 @ 5:30PM. 15850 N Bullard Ave, Surprise, AZ

Price: FREE w/canned food donation

Features: Kansas City Royals v. Texas Rangers, concessions, fireworks, family contests, giveaways.

More info: https://www.surpriseaz.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=7061


Desert Ridge Fireworks – Independence Day Celebration

Location/Time: July 1 @7:30-10PM. 2425 E. Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix

Price: FREE!

Features: Fireworks, shaved ice, snow cones, hot dogs.

More Info: http://desertridgelifestyles.com/independence-day-fireworks/


WestWorld Scottsdale – 4th of July Celebration

Location/Time: July 4 @ 3-9:30PM. 16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Price: $12 admission, Children 5 & under FREE. Fireworks $20/car

Features: Indoor, kids’ zone, BMX show, “All-Star Stunt Dogs Challenge”, bull riding, pony rides, petting zoo, princess and super hero meet & greet, lego adventure land, food, drinks, fireworks, obstacle course, cornhole, rides, ferris wheel, face painting, balloon artists.

More Info: http://www.scottsdale4th.com/


Dream City Church – Fireworks Family Night

Location/Time: July 2@ 6:30PM. 13613 N Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: “Secret Life of Pets” screening, games, bounce houses, classic american food, fireworks.

More Info: http://dreamcitychurch.us/familyfireworksnight


Maryvale Baseball Stadium – Light Up the Sky

Location/Time: July 3 @ 6:30-9:30PM. 3600 N 51st Ave

Price: FREE!

Features: Inflatable fun, local sports mascots, games/activities on the field, fireworks.

More Info: http://www.mega1043.com/event/light-up-the-sky-2017/


Westgate Entertainment District – Fireworks Fest

Location/Time: July 4 @ 5-9:30PM. 6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: Live music, family entertainment, dinner deals, 20+ restaurants.

More Info: http://www.westgateaz.com/america/


Tucson & surrounding suburbs:

TCC Parking Lot B, C – “A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration

Location/Time: July 4 @ 7-10PM. 260 S. Church Ave Tucson, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: Fireworks, food vendors, burgers, hot dogs, downtown Tucson specials.

More Info: http://tucsonconventioncenter.com/events/21st-annual-mountain-fireworks-celebration/


Downtown Specials: https://tinyurl.com/4thofJulyTucsonDowntown


Kino Sports Stadium – Diamonds in the Sky Celebration

Location/Time: July 4 @ 5PM. 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ

Price: $4 General Admission

Features: Tucson Saguaros v. Amtery Amberjacks, games, giveaways, prizes, raffles, face painting, jumping castles, obstacle courses, $1 hot dog specials, fireworks.

More Info: http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=350196


Old Tucson – All-American Holiday Weekend

Location/Time: July 1-4 @10AM-5PM. 201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ

Price: $18.95 Adults, Free kids 11 & Under

Features: Daily patriotic flag ceremony, dinner show with Hot August Night, pie eating contest, chuck wagon food, shows, attractions, kids’ contests and prizes, hot dogs, brats, burgers, turkey legs, smoked BBQ, live stunts and comedy shows, train rides, antique cars, vintage carousel, history presentation, tours.

More Info: http://oldtucson.com/events/celebrate-july-4th-old-west-style/


July 4th Parade – Mt. Lemmon

Location/Time:  July 4 @ 11AM-2:30PM. 12949 N Sabino Canyon Park, Mt Lemmon, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: Tucson Concert Band, Arizona Air National Guard, parade.

More Info: http://www.mtlemmonazimages.com/


Crossroads at Silverbell District Park – Star Spangled Spectacular

Location/Time: July 4 @ 5-9PM. 7548 N Silverbell Road, Marana

Price: FREE!

Features: Music, inflatables, food trucks, fireworks.



Tombstone – A Fun Family 4th of July

Location/Time: July 4 @ 8AM-5PM. Tombstone City Park 3rd & Allen Streets

Price: FREE!

Features: Pancake breakfast, hot dog meal special, photo booth, bounce house, host entertainment, parade, face painting, hoola hoops, giant jenga, lap quilt judging, horse shoes, music, fireworks at 9PM.

More Info: http://www.tombstonechamber.com/event/tombstone-4th-july/


Oro Valley – July 4th Celebration

Location/Time: July 4 @ 5-9:30PM. 810 W Naranja Drive Oro Valley, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: Food trucks, jumping castles, obstacle courses, face painting, tie-dying, Bryan Dean Trio, giveaways, Little House of Funk, fireworks, arts & crafts.

More Info: https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec/calendar/oro-valley-july-4th-celebration-naranja-park


Tubac – Old Fashioned 4th of July

Location/Time: July 4 @ 10AM-NOON. 1 Burrel Street Tubac, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: Games, hot dogs, nachos, watermelon, fire engine squirt down.

More Info: http://tubacaz.com/event/old-fashioned-fourth-of-july-2/


Sahuarita Lake Park – Red, White & Boom

Location/Time: July 4 @ 6-10PM. 15466 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd, Sahuarita, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: Live music, food trucks, face painters, fireworks.

More Info: http://sahuaritaaz.gov/index.aspx?NID=198


Old Bisbee – 4th of July Celebration

Location/Time: July 4 @ 12PM. Old Bisbee, Bisbee, AZ

Price: FREE!

Features: Parade, water slides, “Enjoy the Birds”, Hard Rock Drilling and Mucking, Fireworks.

More Info: http://bisbeearizona.com/viewers/event-frame.aspx?EID=1793609

Enjoy your 4th of July! Stay tuned for a special blog post and video on July 4th honoring a US veteran from the AMS network.