Fireworks, Food and Fun! 4th of July in Scottsdale and surrounding areas


Let’s Celebrate Independence Day!

The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays! I love that it is a time to gather with family and friends, but in a more laid back style rather than the hustle of the winter holiday season. If you are looking for some fun in the sun (literally!) this Fourth of July, here is a list of valley celebrations and fireworks, food and fun for the whole family to enjoy. Note: all of these events are having fireworks after dark, many you may be able to see from homes or parks in the area for free, but in order to get into the actual park/event where the fireworks take place, some require a ticket purchase.

Hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday!
(All events listed will take place on Thursday, July 4th except for Chase Field)

Scottsdale’s 4th of July Celebration @ Westworld – 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
$15 general admission, 5 & under FREE; $20 per car for fireworks only
AIR CONDITIONED! Check out the website for all of the activities taking place for kids, there are so many. Many are free including a Dinosaur encounter, toddler town, and musical entertainment but there are some games and rides that cost extra. There is also the option to purchase VIP tickets, and of course fireworks for everyone in the evening.  Fireworks begin at 9pm. 

Fourth at the Fountain @ Fountain Park – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lots of live music and dancing, bouncy houses and rock wall for the kids. There will be lots of options to purchase food and beverages, or bring your own picnic. Bring blankets and chairs to relax for the evening and enjoy the show. 

Tempe Town Lake Festival – 5:00 pm – 10:45 pm
$8 general admission, 12 & under or active military I.D. are FREE
*Please note the clear bag policy if going to the Tempe Town Lake Festival* There will be music all evening long, a free inflatable village and splash playground for kids. They also give children ID bracelets with their parent’s cell phone number on it in case anyone wanders off and gets lost. Lots of food options for purchase and fireworks over the lake. Visit the website in the link provided for advance purchase of tickets.

4th of Zooly @ Phoenix Zoo – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$45 for Adults (13+), $35 for 3-12, 2 & under FREE
This includes a BBQ dinner, live entertainment, face painting, free carousel rides, access to Stingray Bay and visits from animals around the zoo. There is a great view of the Tempe Town Lake fireworks show from the VIP section that is included with all ticket purchases. Note that all zoo trails will not be open during this event. Purchase tickets ASAP as event will sell out. 

Fabulous Phoenix 4th @ Steele Indian School Park – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FREE for everyone!
This is a family friendly event with a water zone, inflatables, and arts & crafts. There will be two stages with local entertainment, a classic car display and lots of food vendors. Fireworks will take place after dark. 

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular @ Tumbleweed Park, Chandler. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Interactive activities like a patriotic coloring station, photo booth and red, white and blue giveaways.  Playtopia, sand volleyball, horseshoes and corn horn are all available for festival-goers to enjoy. Food, beverage & snack vendors will be onsite. Fireworks Spectacular Show at 9 p.m. Parking: $5 per vehicle. 

Diamondbacks vs. Cardinals July 5th @ Chase Field – Fireworks to follow the game
Various Ticket Prices 
Enjoy an evening cheering on the Diamondbacks, and stay to enjoy the fireworks show afterwards!



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