2018 Fireworks Shows

Assuming the risk of fire doesn’t force any bans or cancellations, fireworks and festivities are planned for several locations and dates around the Valley and into the high country. So far, shows have been cancelled in these locales: Prescott, Cave Creek, Flagstaff and Williams. Before you go to a show, check to make sure it’s still happening. [See also: Personal Fireworks: What’s Legal & What’s Not]

Anthem Fireworks

The town welcomes all comers to its 19th annual celebration. Local teen Sophia Humbert will sing the National Anthem at 9:25 p.m., with fireworks to follow. OK to bring: food, water, chairs, blankets, sunscreen. Not OK: alcohol. Ill-advised: pets (because of the noise).

  • Water slides and inflatables*
  • Food vendors & beer garden
  • DJ and dancing

6–10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3
Anthem Community Park
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
*Wristbands for rides are $15, or $12 in June at the Civic Building or Community Center.


FRIDAY 6.29

Freedom Fest

Through Thursday, July 5
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale
480-585-2706
Free/Resort residents and restaurant guests

Watermelon-eating contests, foam and glow parties, mermaid story time, treasure hunts, concerts, dive-in movies, patriotic programs, vintage air show and fireworks. See schedule online.


SATURDAY 6.30

After Dark in the Park

6:30–9 p.m.
Deer Valley Park
19602 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix
602-495-3735
Free

Inflatable fun zone, food truck row, community resource booths and a fireworks show.


TUESDAY 7.3

Independence Celebration

3–4:30 p.m.
The Enclave at Anthem
42015 N. Venture Drive
623-201-3161
youth4troops@gmail.com

Games, prizes and Kona Ice. A portion of the proceeds benefit Youth for Troops care packages.

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Anthem Country Club: Independence Day Celebration

7–10 p.m.
Anthem Country Club: Persimmon Clubhouse
2708 W. Anthem Club Drive
623-742-6222

Bounce houses, face painting, food, music, entertainment and of course, fireworks. Anthem Country Club members only. Reservations required.

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Lake Pleasant July Fireworks!

9–9:30 p.m.
Lake Pleasant Regional Park: Discovery Center
39345 N. Overlook Road, Peoria
928-501-1700
$7/Vehicle

Watch from your air-conditioned vehicle or enjoy the evening heat on the new patio. First-come, first-served seating and parking.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Fireworks

8:45 p.m.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park
4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale
623-201-2000
info@wetnwildphoenix.org
$40.99/Daily Fee; Free/Season Pass Holders

Celebrate with fireworks after a long day of fun in the sun.


WEDNESDAY 7.4

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration
4–9:30 p.m.
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
480-312-6815
$15/Adults; $12/Children ages 3–12; $45/Family 4–pack; $20/One car fireworks only

Celebrate in the cool indoors with a stunt dog show, a Jurassic dinosaur exhibit, pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival rides, obstacle courses, a bull riding rodeo, electric animal rides and fireworks.

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Firework Fest

5–9 p.m.
Westgate Entertainment District
6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale
623-930-4500

Free

Live music and activities for the whole family. Bring blankets and chairs.

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Fabulous Phoenix 4th

6–10 p.m.
Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
602-534-3378

Free

Two stages featuring international recording artists, festival-style food, arts and crafts, rides, inflatables, a water zone, fireworks and a classic car display. No outside fireworks or alcohol allowed.

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Fireworks Spectacular

6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tumbleweed Park
2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler
480-782-2735
$5/Vehicle

Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Marine Corp, live music from School of Rock Sugar Skulls, a live DJ, corn hole, a coloring area, giveaways and fireworks.

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4th of Zooly

7–10 p.m.
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
602-273-1341
$45/Ages 13 and up; $35/Children ages 3–12; Free/Children under 3

All-American BBQ dinner, carousal rides, stingray bay, animal encounters, inflatable slides, bounce house, music and fireworks viewing all at the lakeside lawn.

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Prescott Downtown Fireworks 

Noon–9 p.m.
Prescott Mile High Middle School Field
300 S. Granite St., Prescott
928-499-9646
$5/General Admission

Live army bands, food vendors, inflatables, fireworks and a beer garden. [UPDATE: Prescott Fireworks have been cancelled, but the other events will go on as planned.]

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4th of July Home Town Celebration

8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Green Valley Park
1000 W. Country Club Drive, Payson
928-472-5110
kbachtell@paysonaz.gov

Free

Head North on the Fourth for a patriotic ceremony including a reading of the Declaration of Independence, live music from The Take Cover Band, a  fireworks show, family games and activities.

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All-American Festival

5 p.m.
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
623-773-8700

$7/Advance; $10/Adults; Free/Children 12 and under

Food challenges, corn hole tournament, water zone for kids, live music from The Ryan Sims Band and fireworks.

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Tempe Town Lake Festival

5 p.m.
Tempe Beach Park
80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
480-350-5189
$7–$8/Advance Tickets; $10/Gate Admission

Fireworks, food court, beer garden, Dave and Buster’s kid tent, rock wall climbing and an inflatable village for all ages. Live performances from City of Tempe Honor Guard, Kianna Martinez and Lane Change.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Fireworks

8:45 p.m.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park
[See Tuesday’s listing]

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