Fireworks in Anthem, NoPho & Beyond

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Fireworks are just the finale to an evening-long Independence holiday celebration in Anthem Community Park on Wednesday, July 3. The family-friendly, free-admission event draws thousands of visitors from all over the Valley, organizers say. 

6 p.m. Festivities Begin 

  • Waterslides and bouncies (for a fee)
  • DJ dance music
  • Food vendors 
  • Beer garden

9:30 p.m. Fireworks Begin

Know Before You Go

  • Purchase an “all-you-can-ride/bounce bracelet” in June for an early bird price of $15 at the Community Center or Civic Building, or $20 at the event. 
  • Personal chairs, blankets, pop-up tents, coolers allowed in all areas of the park except the food court.
  • No personal fireworks are permitted in the park.
  • It’s best to park off-site and walk to the event due to heavy traffic.
  • Overflow parking will be available in the Boulder Creek High School parking lot, a short walk from the park.

Traffic Restrictions

  • Community Park middle and lower parking lots closed all day and reopening at 5 p.m. to the general public. 
  • Freedom Way from Anthem Way to Whitman Drive will be closed as early as 2 p.m. 
  • Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway will have road restrictions, lane reductions and turn lanes blocked. Bike lanes will be closed with some designated street parking.
  • Memorial Drive, Independence Way, Venture Court and several other nearby streets will have restrictions.
  • The Skate Park and Roller Hockey Rink at Community Park close at 2 p.m. The Hockey Rink will reopen at 6 p.m. as a special needs viewing area only.
  • The Community Center closes at 3 p.m. and all cars must be removed from parking lot by 4 p.m. 
  • Pickleball courts will close at 3 p.m. (fallout zone for fireworks)

Freedom Celebrations In and Out of the Valley 

Wednesday, July 3

Salute from the Shores
5–11 p.m.
Pleasant Harbor Marina
8708 W. Harbor Blvd., Peoria
Fireworks and festivities lakeside. 

Light Up the Sky
6:30–9:30 p.m.
American Family Fields
3805 N. 53rd Ave., Phoenix
Live entertainment, family activities and fireworks.

Anthem Country Club: Independence Celebration
7–10 p.m.
Anthem Country Club: Persimmon Clubhouse
2708 W. Anthem Club Drive
$25/Adults; $15/Children ages 4–12; Free/Children 3 and under
Bounce houses, face painting, food, music, entertainment and fireworks. Anthem Country Club members only. Reservations required. 

Thursday, July 4

A Flag Fourth Concert
3 p.m.
The Flagstaff Symphony
Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park
2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff
Concert featuring the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Fabulous Phoenix 4th
6–10 p.m.
Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
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.

Fourth of July Celebration
3–8:30 p.m.
Mountain Valley Park
8600 E. Nace Lane, Prescott Valley
[email protected]

Live music from Rick Cucuzza and the Front Page Band, beer garden, food vendors, game zone and fireworks. 

Fourth of July Wet Fest
Noon–4 p.m.
Sedona Community Pool
570 Posse Ground Road, Sedona
[email protected]
Music, water slides, fireworks. 

Payson County Family Fourth of July
8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Green Valley Park
1000 W. Country Club Drive, Payson
[email protected]
Patriotic salutes, games, bounce houses, pie-eating competition, family games, live music by the band Splash and fireworks over the lake. 

Watson Lake Fireworks
1–9:30 p.m.
Watson Lake
3101 Watson Lake Road, Prescott
$5/Admission; $10/Parking
Performances from the 108th US Army Band, beer garden, water slides, inflatables, food vendors and fireworks. Free parking and shuttle available at Pioneer Park. 

Personal Fireworks

Legal Arizona law allows fireworks on private property only from June 24 through July 6. What’s permissible (unless any special bans are issued). 

  • Sparkling wheel devices
  • Cylindrical fountains
  • Cone fountains
  • Illuminating torches
  • Ground spinners

(Novelty items, including snappers, snap caps, party poppers, glow worms, snakes, toy smoke devices and sparklers are permitted year-round.)

Illegal Anything that rises into the air and explodes or detonates in the air, including:

  • Firecrackers
  • Bottle rockets
  • Sky rockets
  • Missile-type rockets
  • Helicopters
  • Aerial spinners  
  • Torpedoes
  • Roman candles

SOURCE Arizona Revised Statutes

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Business Network of Anthem • 623-455-9630
Carroll Law Firm • 623-551-9366
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Creative Home Enhancements • 623-551-5409
Daisy Dream Homes Real Estate • 623-879-3277
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Kendallwood Design • 602-252-3844
Kodiak Roofing • 602-501-7717
Luv My PC • 480-703-6609
Merrill Gardens • 623-201-4881
North Valley Water Solutions • 623-551-0515
Preferred Business of Anthem • 623-551-0523 
Prickett Realty • 623-551-8111
ProSkill Services • 623-551-7473
RE/MAX Professionals - Mike Higgins • 623-640-7502
Rise Above Remodeling • 623-551-2013
Soft Water Plus • 623-551-7383
SonoranScapes Landscaping • 602-842-9948
State Farm Insurance - Justin Simons • 623-551-3700
Storage at Anthem • 623-226-8634
Sunset Cabinets • 623-687-6579
Thompson & McGinnis Attorneys at Law • 602-952-2666
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