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Independence Day Celebrations in and around the East Valley

Independence Day Celebrations in and around the East Valley | East Valley Moms Blog

Do you know what your doing for Independence Day? If you’re still making plans we have a complete list of 2018 Arizona 4th of July Celebrations! Check out this list of what’s happening around the East Valley, Scottsdale & beyond and get your Independence Day set!

Independence Day Celebrations in and around the East Valley | East Valley Moms Blog

2018 Hometown Fireworks: AJHS Stadium | 2525 S Ironwood Dr, 85120

  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • Public Swim 10am-2pm 
  • Bicycle, wagon & tricycle decorating contest 
  • Live entertainment 6:30-8:30PM
  • Free Watermelon 6PM
  • Kid Zone 6-8:30PM
  • Game Booths 6-8:30PM
  • Fireworks 8:30PM

Independence Day Celebrations in and around the East Valley | East Valley Moms Blog

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular: Tumbleweed Park| 2250 S. McQueen Road, 85286

  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Enjoy the award winning park and all it has to offer – Playtopia, sand volleyball, horseshoes, and corn hole or bring the fun from home.
  • Live entertainment: School of Rock Sugar Skulls Band 
  • Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
  • Parking is $5 per vehicle (CASH ONLY)
  • Parking is available throughout Tumbleweed Park
  • Please enter at either Hamilton St. & Germann Rd. or McQueen Rd. & Celebration Way
  • Disabled parking is available at both entrances


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Fourth at the Fountain: Fountain Park | 12925 N Saguaro Boulevard, 85268

  • Wednesday, July 4
  • 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Free admission
  • Prizes & giveaways
  • DJ
  • Food Trucks & beverages
  • Fireworks display at 9:00pm

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4th of July Fireworks Celebration:  Higley High School | 4068 E Pecos Rd, Gilbert 85295

  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • 6:00-9:00 p.m. FREE event & FREE parking
  • Food Trucks will be available at the Higley High School Campus to purchase food and beverages.
  • Fireworks at 8:30 pm

Additional viewing sites :

Centennial Elementary School-Power Ranch | Legacy Traditional Academy-Recker Road |Higley Unified School District Administration Parking Lot-Recker Road | Look for signs along Recker/Pecos Roads for additional parking/viewing sites. No Smoking permitted.  No Alcohol permitted.  No Fireworks permitted.


Independence Day Celebrations in and around the East Valley | East Valley Moms Blog

Arizona Celebration of Freedom:  Mesa Convention Center | 263 N Center St, 85201

  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • 6- 10:00 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Patriotic Military Showcase- Get up close and personal with a variety of military vehicles and learn more about how you can support our Troops.
  • Fallen Soldier Memorial- A breathtaking memorial honoring the Arizona fallen heroes from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Located in Building B, Palo Verde Rooms
  • America’s Heritage Lane – Walk through national monuments and figures of America freedom and history. This is a place where individuals and families can be reminded of our great heritage and enjoy some fun photo ops.
  • Independence Hall – Learn more about your family’s Military Genealogy, hear a presentation about the Historical Flags, learn more about the Revolutionary War with George Washington and sign the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Located in Building B, Lobby and Conference Theater
  • Uncle Sam’s Safety Zone – Stop by and say thanks to the men and women who save lives every day. Check out their cool equipment and displays as well as learn important safety tips for your family.
  • America’s Arts & Culture Showcase – Crafts and displays from the i.d.e.a. Museum, Arizona Museum of Natural History and Mesa Arts Center. Watch local chalk artists create a patriotic mural and help create a mural on your own!
  • The Patriot Car Show – Classic cars and trucks, and a rockabilly good time! Make sure to
    stop by to vote for your favorite!
  • Yankee Doodle Kids’ Zone – FREE carnival style and inflatable games for all ages.
  • Celebration Splash Zone – FREE water features including inflatables and soak zones to provide an opportunity to have some fun and cool down.
  • Fireworks approx. at 9:30 p.m.

Independence Day Celebrations in and around the East Valley | East Valley Moms Blog

4th of July Celebration: WestWorld of Scottsdale | 16601 N. Pima Rd.,  85260

  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • 4:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Kids 5 and under are FREE
  • General admission | Child: $12, Adult: $15 
  • Purchase tickets online for best deals, ticket price increases at the door.
  • Kids Zone
  • Community Stage
  • Live Musical Entertainment
  • Food & Drinks for Kids and Adults and more!
  • FIREWORKS at 9pm

Independence Day Celebrations in and around the East Valley | East Valley Moms Blog

July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival: Tempe Town Lake Park | 620 North Mill Avenue 85281

  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • General admission starting June 1st- $7 per person in advance, children 12 and under and active military are free. $10 per person at the gate.
  • General admission tickets will be on sale NOW through July 4th at all Fry’s stores.
  • VIP garden tickets online sale only starting June- CLICK HERE BUY
  • On-site ticket sales will stop when the park reaches capacity.
  • Free inflatable village for all ages with a variety of rides, rock climbing walls and more! Special kid’s entertainment, featuring face painters, relay races and other specialty entertainment.
  • Food court
  • Live Entertainment
  • Fireworks at 9:20
  • Parking information HERE

4th of Zoo-lyPhoenix Zoo | 455 North Galvin Parkway 85008

  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • Gates open at 7pm
  • General admission: Adults (13+): $45; Children (3 – 12): $35; Children 2 and under are FREE, but reservations are still required; Highchairs and booster seats will not be provided.
  • Limited zoo access and animal viewing.
  • 7 – 8:30 p.m. | Catered BBQ dinner at the Lakeside lawn. Enjoy an all-American dinner by Andrew’s BBQ. Feast on BBQ chopped chicken sandwiches, pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, potato chips, fruit salad, cookies, soda and bottled water. Veggie burgers will also be available.
    • Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the BBQ dinner and the fireworks show.
    • Cool treats for everyone during the fireworks show
  • 7 – 8:30 p.m. | Free carousel rides and access to Stingray Bay!
    • Inflatable bounce house & slide available for the kids during dinner

    9 p.m. | Fireworks!
    Gather at the back of the Zoo for a special view of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular show. Seating will be available in the back of the Zoo. Guests do not need to bring chairs.

    Please note this event takes place at our main lake event area and not all Zoo trails will be accessible. Animal viewing will be limited.  As this is a catered event, member discounts are not available.

    Music and entertainment provided by VOXDJs


** Schnepf Farms will NOT be hosting 4th of July 2018 due to heavy road construction surrounding Schnepf Farms. The Hometown 4th of July will continue in 2019. Thank you.

If you have been thinking of getting out of the heat for Independence Day, here is a list of events happening in just a few of the surrounding small towns. A couple hours drive to enjoy cooler temps and small town charm.

Independence Day Celebrations in and around the East Valley | East Valley Moms Blog

Heber-Overgaard: July 7th-8th Tall Timbers Park | Heber-Overgaard 

  • Saturday, July 7th 
  • 5 am Anvil Firing Begins
  • 7am Flag Raising Program at Capps Middle School After Flag Raising Program, Pancake Breakfast after
  • 11 am- Parade Along Highway 260 (hwy closes at 10:30)
  • 11 am – 5 pm Food, Arts & Crafts, Beer Garden, Bounce House, Face Painting, Pony Rides for the kids At Tall Timbers Park.
  • 1-5 pm Siringo performs at the Beer Garden
  • 2 pm Parking at the High School Opens with Music and Food Vendors
  • Firework Show ***CANCELLED***
  • Sunday, July 8th
  • 11am – 5pm Food, Arts & Crafts, Beer Garden, Bounce House, Pony Rides for the kids At Tall Timbers Park with the Band Siringo!
Showlow:  4th of July Parade & Freedomfest 

  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • 9 a.m. annual parade along the Deuce of Clubs. *Parade & Freedomfest are free to attend.*
  • 3 p.m. FreedomFest activities start at Show Low Football Stadium complex | 500 W. Old Linden Rd.
  • Enjoy great music from one of our featured live bands.
  • 9 p.m. Fireworks

Snowflake/Taylor:  Taylor Fourth of July Celebration & 64th Annual Night Rodeo 

  • Saturday, June 30th
  • 5 a.m firing of the anvil
  • 6 a.m. fun run 10k & 2 mile
  • 10 a.m. Patriotic Program- Stake Center
  • 11:30 a.m Country music at Rodeo Park
  • 12:00 p.m.  Bar-B-Que
  • 5:00 p.m. Bar-B-Que
  • 7:00 p.m. Rodeo: General Admission $10; 7 & under FREE
  • 9:00 p.m. Fireworks
  • 9:30 p.m. until Midnight dance on the pavilion 
Payson: 4th of July Hometown Celebration | Green Way Valley Park 
  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • 8 a.m. Patriotic Ceremony
  • 1:00- 3:00 p.m. Family Games & activites
  • 4:00 p.m. Live Music 
  • 9:00 p.m. Fireworks 

Prescott: 4th of July Celebration | Mile High Middle School

  • Tuesday, July 4th
  • 12:00 pm Gates open | Unlimited Inflatables Pass for Kids: $10 General Admission: $5
  • 9:00 p.m. Fireworks
  • No coolers, no canopies, no outside liquids, no outside food, no animals. Blankets encouraged. Water bottle sealed and not opened are permitted.


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