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
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.
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.
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.
Mesa Convention Center – Arizona Celebration of Freedom
Location/Time: July 4 @ 6-10PM. 263 N. Center St Mesa, AZ
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
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.
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.
Desert Ridge Fireworks – Independence Day Celebration
Location/Time: July 1 @7:30-10PM. 2425 E. Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix
Features: Fireworks, shaved ice, snow cones, hot dogs.
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
Features: “Secret Life of Pets” screening, games, bounce houses, classic american food, fireworks.
Maryvale Baseball Stadium – Light Up the Sky
Location/Time: July 3 @ 6:30-9:30PM. 3600 N 51st Ave
Features: Inflatable fun, local sports mascots, games/activities on the field, fireworks.
Westgate Entertainment District – Fireworks Fest
Location/Time: July 4 @ 5-9:30PM. 6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ
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
Features: Fireworks, food vendors, burgers, hot dogs, downtown Tucson specials.
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.
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.
July 4th Parade – Mt. Lemmon
Location/Time: July 4 @ 11AM-2:30PM. 12949 N Sabino Canyon Park, Mt Lemmon, AZ
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
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
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.
Oro Valley – July 4th Celebration
Location/Time: July 4 @ 5-9:30PM. 810 W Naranja Drive Oro Valley, AZ
Features: Food trucks, jumping castles, obstacle courses, face painting, tie-dying, Bryan Dean Trio, giveaways, Little House of Funk, fireworks, arts & crafts.
Tubac – Old Fashioned 4th of July
Location/Time: July 4 @ 10AM-NOON. 1 Burrel Street Tubac, AZ
Features: Games, hot dogs, nachos, watermelon, fire engine squirt down.
Sahuarita Lake Park – Red, White & Boom
Location/Time: July 4 @ 6-10PM. 15466 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd, Sahuarita, AZ
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
Features: Parade, water slides, “Enjoy the Birds”, Hard Rock Drilling and Mucking, Fireworks.