4th of July Events In and Around Scottsdale


The 4th of July is going to be here before we know it! Start planning your fun now with our annual guide. When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, Scottsdale has so many options! You’re sure to find the perfect event for your family.

Where concessions are not available, load up the cooler and a blanket for a picnic. Check out this past post from Scottsdale Moms for some inspiration to elevate your picnic to a finer dining experience.


We hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday!
(Not all events listed will take place on July 4th. Be sure to check the website of the event for details.)

Red and White Choo Choo @ McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park {7301 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250}
June 30 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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!

Scottsdale’s 4th of July Celebration @ Westworld {16601 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260}
Tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Enjoy Scottsdale’s largest fireworks display, live entertainment, bull-riding, and a water balloon toss championship. The event features a BBQ by M Culinary and the 5th Annual Parade of Heroes. This is a cashless event, so bring cards for all purchases. Tickets start at $20 per car to view fireworks. Indoor and BBQ access options are also available.

Fourth of July Freedom Fest @ Fairmont Princess Resort {7575 E. Princess Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255}
July 3 – 6
The 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 9:00 p.m. nightly from July 3 – 6. Visit Princess’ website for more details & FAQ, as well as other summer events being offered.

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular @ Dr. A.J. Chandler Park: Stage Plaza {178 E. Commonwealth Ave. Chandler, AZ 85225}
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.

Tempe Town Lake Festival @ Tempe Beach Park {80 W Rio Salado Pkwy. Tempe, AZ 85281}
Tempe’s 4th of July Celebration includes live performances, a kids zone, delicious food, and cold drinks! General admission is $12 per adult and $5 per child. Children under five receive FREE admission! Enjoy an evening of family-friendly fun at Tempe Beach Park.

Blues, Brews, and BBQ – @ Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa {7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 85258}
July 4 – 7
Enjoy live blues music, a selection of brews, and a BBQ cookout. Activities include poolside games and family-friendly fun. Entry is FREE, while food and activities are individually priced.

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.


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.

These tips and more can be found here on the City of Phoenix website. For information that pertains to City of Scottsdale fireworks rules and regulations, please click here.

Here at Scottsdale Moms, we wish you and your family a very happy and safe 4th of July celebration. Stay hydrated out there in our famous heat!

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