July 4th is one of the best family holidays, and there's no place quite like Arizona to enjoy the celebration. Where else can you see a light show over one of the 7 Wonders of the World...the Grand Canyon?

Fireworks are amazing all over Arizona. Canva
Fireworks are amazing all over Arizona. Canva

No matter where you are in the state, there's something for everyone to enjoy this Independence Day!


Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 6:30-9:30pm

Buckeye Airport: 3000 S. Palo Verde Road
Pack your blanket and chairs and enjoy a tailgate-style event at Buckeye’s Independence Day Celebration. The fireworks show starts about 9pm. Enjoy food trucks, music and vendors.


Chandler's All-American Bash 
July 4, 7-9:30pm

Dr. A.J. Chandler Park: Stage Plaza: 178 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Pyrotechnic show during the concert beginning around 8:20pm. This event features live music, games and vendors.


4th of July Laser Light Show 
July 4, 5 - 10pm

Fort Tuthill County Park: 2446 Ft Tuthill County Park
Instead of fireworks, see the 5-minute pyrotechnic show as part of the concert. Be sure to pack a blanket and lawn chairs. Yard games, food trucks, live music and more.

Fireworks from Stone Sports Complex in Sierra Vista. Val Davidson // TSM
Fireworks from Stone Sports Complex in Sierra Vista. Val Davidson // TSM


4th of July Celebration
July 4, 4-9:30pm

Gilbert Regional Park: 3005 E. Queen Creek Road
Fireworks start around 9pm Live performances, vendors and drones.


Star-Spangled 4th
July 4, 6-10pm

Goodyear Ballpark: 1933 S. Ballpark Way
Fireworks begin at 9pm. Live music with Lucky Devils Band, food trucks, bounce houses and free parking.

Grand Canyon

Grand Cayon Area 4th of July Events

South Rim of the Grand Canyon: Tusayan

Events, live music, cornhole, kids' games, plus two drone Light Shows taht begin about 8:30 & 9:30pm.

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The Grand Canyon. Canva


Arizona Celebration of Freedom 
July 4, 6-10pm
Mesa Convention Center: 263 N. Center St.

Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Called, "...the most unique - and the COOLEST - independence festival in Arizona." Live performances, a classic car show, a Revolutionary War reenactment, and a patriotic military showcase.


All-American Festival
July 4, 6-10pm

Peoria Sports Complex: 16101 N. 83rd Ave.

Fireworks start at 9:10pm. The festival will have live music, cornhole tourney, inflatable water slides, plus a unique, calming sensory room for anyone with sensory processing needs.


4th of July Celebration

July 4, 3-9pm

Green Valley Park: 1128 W Country Club Park

Don't miss the pie eating contest, family games, live music, and more. Fireworks begin at 9pm.


Fabulous Phoenix 4th
July 4, 5-10pm
Steele Indian School Park: 3rd St. and Indian School Rd

The annual fireworks show returns to Phoenix with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest. Visit the food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts booths, rides and more.

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Phoenix. Canva


City of Prescott July 1st Fireworks
July 1, 3pm - 9:30pm

Watson Lake:  3101 Watson Lake Rd

Fireworks are held on the Saturday before Independence Day on July 1st. The fireworks start around 9pm. The event features waterslides for kids, live music, a VIP section and food vendors.

Prescott Valley

Red, White and Boom!
July 4, 3-9pm
Prescott Valley Civic Center: 7501 Skoog Blvd.

The event features fireworks, live music, food and activities like face painting, carnival rides and bounce houses. Early arrival is recommended.


10th Annual 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale
July 4, 5-9pm
Westworld: 16601 N. Pima Road

Fireworks start at 9pm. Scottsdale says this will be the largest display of fireworks in city of Scottsdale's history. The event will also offer bull riding, mutton busting, circus performances, Disney shows games, and more.

Sierra Vista

56th Annual 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 8:05-9:00pm

Stone Sports Complex: Off Tacoma Street, Sierra Vista

There are many events scheduled throughout the day. The 56th Annual Super Spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Show begins at dusk. Sponsored by the Sierra Vista Rotary Club and touted as the Best Fireworks display in the State of Arizona, with the 1812 Overture, live cannons and patriotic music. Don't miss the "waterfall" ground show, visible from the Stone Sports Complex.

The Waterfall - Part of the Ground Show in Sierra Vista. Val Davidson // TSM
The Waterfall - Part of the Ground Show in Sierra Vista. Val Davidson // TSM


Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 6-9pm
Surprise Community Park: 15850 N. Bullard Ave.
Fireworks begin at about 8:45 pm. This event offers entertainment and food trucks.


Red, White and Floom! 
July 4, 5-10pm
Tempe Diablo Stadium: 2200 W. Alameda Dr.

Enjoy free games, activities, live music, and more for the whole family. Craft food and sweet treats from local vendors will be available for purchase. VIP Section available.


City of Tucson 26th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 9:15 - 11pm
Tucson Convention Center: 260 S. Church Ave. (access from Cushing Street and Granada Avenue)

Fireworks start at 9pm. The show will be launched from "A" Mountain/Sentinel Peak Park with viewing from Tucson Convention Center Parking Lot B.

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Tucson. Canva


4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
July 4, 6-10pm
Ray Kroc Sports Complex: 1280 W. Desert Sun Drive

Fireworks start at 9pm. A free family-friendly event featuring "one of the most epic fireworks displays in the Southwest!" Non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and festival food, plus family-friendly activities, corn hole, a DJ foam party, and face painting.

Please note, some of the details are subject to change. Please check the local websites for complete details and the latest information.

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