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.
Where concessions are not available, load up the cooler and some lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy a picnic. Check out this past post from Scottsdale Moms for some inspiration to elevate your picnic from the standard sandwich route.
Here is a list of valley celebrations and fireworks. 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!
(Not all events listed will take place on July 4th, check the websites!)
Scottsdale’s 4th of July Celebration @ Westworld
Tickets must be purchased in advance online
Scottsdale’s 10th annual 4th of July celebration! Different ways to celebrate: VIP Backyard Barbecue, $45 adults/$25 children; Premier Polo Field Parking, $40 per carload; and General Admission Parking, $20 per carload. Tons of fun activities, lots of ticket options.
Fourth of July Freedom Fest @ Fairmont Princess Resort – The 13th Annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest celebrates with a patriotic party only the Princess can put on with fireworks and poolside fun! Freedom Fest fireworks and air show complimentary for overnight guests of the hotel or those dining same-evening at any of the resort’s fine dining restaurants. Movies shown at the pools and Lagoon Lawn available to overnight guests only. Fireworks begin at 9 pm nightly from July 1-4. Visit Princess’ website for more details & FAQ, as well as other summer events being offered.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular @ Tumbleweed Park, Chandler – Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Chandler and enjoy live music, yard games, food vendors and more. Celebrate freedom, fireworks, and fun at Chandler’s Independence Day celebration. Enjoy the fourth at Tumbleweed Park while viewing a big boom sky-illuminating fireworks display. Parking is FREE! Please visit the City of Chandler’s website for all details.
Red and White Choo Choo @ – McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – This event is on SUNDAY JULY 2nd! All aboard for a mix of old-school attractions and modern family fun to celebrate Independence Day! You can expect bounce houses, water slides, dunk tank, family field games, pie-eating contest for adults and kids, mechanical bull ride, unlimited train and carousel rides, a live DJ and fireworks!
Tempe Town Lake Festival – This event is on Tuesday July 4th! Tempe’s Independence Day Celebration: Red, White, and Floom! Tickets are $10 each. Please join us at Tempe Beach Park to enjoy an evening of family-friendly fun, including live entertainment, food, and kid’s activities.
Perhaps you are planning on having your own fireworks show with your neighbors. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind to keep not only the people but the environment and the neighborhood safe.
- Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Never try to re-light or pick-up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
- Light fireworks one at a time and then move back quickly.
- Keep your pets inside; fireworks are quite terrifying for animals.
Here at Scottsdale Moms, we wish you and your family a very happy and safe 4th of July celebration. Stay well hydrated out there in our famous heat!