Where are the 4th of July Fireworks Displays in the Phoenix Area?
Considering the COVID pandemic and the need to physically distance, the Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks in the Phoenix area will be very different for 2020.
Events are subject to change. Be sure to check directly with each event to ensure plans are still on track for the July 4th events.
Also, see below for 4th of July Fireworks Displays in the Phoenix Area
4th of July city information compliments of Josh Frigerio of Arizona ABC 15 News.
? Cities with Cancelled Events
So far, the communities that have canceled their typical events are:
- Fountain Hills,
- Fort McDowell Casino near Fountain Hills
- Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale
However, not all communities have canceled their fireworks. However, even these cities will have a look and different feel to the celebrations.
- Apache Junction
- Queen Creek
? BUCKEYE – INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION -July Fireworks Displays
Buckeye will host its annual fireworks show on Saturday, July 4, at Youngker High School, 3000 S. Apache Road. The school’s parking lot will open at 7:30 p.m. Also, Fireworks are scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m.
There is no cost to watch the fireworks, but there is a limited amount of parking at the school, according to Buckeye’s website. People will be able to watch the fireworks from inside their vehicle or within their assigned parking spot. Bottled water and snacks are allowed to be brought in. There will be no open restrooms, nor water or food for sale. Alcohol, glass containers, outside sparklers or fireworks, bikes, and skateboards are also not allowed. More information.
? CHANDLER’S JULY 4TH FIREWORKS DRIVE-IN
The City of Chandler will host a Fourth of July fireworks show on Saturday, July 4, from Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road. However, due to COVID, there will be no entertainment, food, or activities — just fireworks. Also, the parking lots at Tumbleweed Park will open at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks are scheduled to start at 9 p.m.
Parking spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event, the city said. Also, once all spots have been filled, the parking lot will close. Additionally, Parking attendants will escort vehicles to their spots and vehicles will be separated by 30 feet. People can watch the show from their vehicles. Grilling, tailgating, personal fireworks, and alcohol are not allowed. Also, Public restrooms will be open. More information.
? GILBERT CENTENNIAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION -July Fireworks Displays
Gilbert will light its fireworks on Saturday, July 4, from Crossroads Park, 2155 E Knox Road. Parking will open at 6:30 p.m. and be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, Fireworks are scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m.
Vehicles will be parking in every other parking spot, the Town said. Also, there is no cost to park. People can watch the fireworks from inside their vehicle or within five feet of their vehicle. Additionally, Food trucks will also be at the park and have food for sale. People are allowed to bring their own food to the park, but cannot actively cook anything at the park. Groups are limited to eight per vehicle. Like other cities, alcohol, fireworks, tents, drones, and glass are not allowed. More information.
✨ GOODYEAR’S STAR-SPANGLED FOURTH DRIVE-IN
Goodyear will host its Independent Day fireworks show from the parking lot at Goodyear Ballpark on Saturday, July 4. The 20-minute fireworks show is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m.
The parking lot opens at 7 p.m. Also, Overflow parking will be available in a nearby lot, if needed. There is no cost to park. Additionally, people can bring their own snacks and water and are allowed to tailgate outside their vehicles, an official with the Parks and Recreation Department said. Also, the 20-minute show will feature shells that shoot higher in the sky to mitigate obstructive views, the city said. The local radio station, 102.5 KNIX, will provide some entertainment before the show. The fireworks display will be streamed on the city’s social media pages for those to watch from home. More information.
? MESA’S ARIZONA CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM – July Fireworks Displays
Like other cities, the City of Mesa has turned its yearly “Arizona Celebration of Freedom” event into a drive-in-style fireworks show. Also, the fireworks can be viewed Saturday, July 4, from the parking lot of the now-closed Fiesta Mall, 1425 W. Southern Avenue. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m.
Cars will be parked in every other parking space and people will be able to view the show from their vehicle and on one side of the car, according to the website. Also, people are allowed to bring food, non-alcoholic drinks, chairs, and blankets. There will be no vendors on site. More information.
? PEORIA’S ALL-AMERICAN FESTIVAL AT HOME
The City of Peoria said it will still light fireworks on Saturday, July 4. However, to see them, residents will have to watch from home. Additionally, The city said it would light fireworks from three locations, but there is no on-site parking right now for people to view them so the exact locations have not been disclosed. Instead, people will have to look to the skies at night. Also, Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9 p.m. The fireworks, as well as other activities throughout the day, will be streamed live via the city’s social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the city’s local channel (Cox Ch. 11 and CenturyLink Ch. 8509). More information.
? SCHNEPF FARMS’ HOMETOWN FOURTH – Queen Creek
Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek will host its annual Fourth of July festival on Saturday, July 4. Also, the event will have DJs, food trucks, craft vendors, beer and wine, and a 30-minute evening fireworks show, according to the farm’s website.
Parking spots, which count as general admission, are $25 per vehicle and are only being sold via the farm’s website, www.schnepffarms.com. Also, Tickets will not be sold at the gate. Additionally, VIP tickets are $65, sold per person, and include private parking, a catered dinner, and a front-row seat to the fireworks, according to the website. Additionally, people are allowed to bring their own food, drinks (no alcohol), dogs, flags, blankets, chairs, and tents. More information.
✨ SCOTTSDALE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers will headline a drive-in concert at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, as part of Scottsdale’s Fourth of July celebration. Also, there will also be a parade to honor first responders and essential workers, as well as an evening fireworks show.
Also, it comes with the highest price tag. Tickets are priced per car and are staggered between $120, $140, and $180, depending on how close to the stage you would like to be. Also, for those who just want to see the fireworks, there is a $25-per-car fireworks-only ticket. Additionally, VIP tickets, which include parking for three vehicles, catered dinner, and premium viewing, are available for $570.
Gates open at 6 p.m. Additionally, the “parade of heroes” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., followed by Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers at 7:45 p.m., and fireworks at 9 p.m.
? FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale will host nightly fireworks, July 2-4, 2020, as part of its Fourth of July celebration. Additionally, It will also host a vintage air show on July 4 at 4:45 p.m. However, those activities are open to guests staying at the resort and to those who eat at one of the resort’s restaurants the day of. More information.
? SURPRISE – July Fireworks Displays
The City of Surprise will light its fireworks on Saturday, July 4, near Bullard Avenue and Paradise Lane. Also, there will be limited parking available at Surprise Stadium, Surprise Aquatic Center, and Dreamcatcher Park, though people are encouraged to watch them from home, according to a news release.
The 20-minute fireworks display is scheduled to start at 8:40 p.m. More information.[su_divider divider_color=”#ee5b5b”]
❓ Tips for Staying Safe on July 4th
4th of July Fireworks Displays in the Phoenix Area also bring concerns about safety.
If you decide to purchase fireworks for your July 4th celebration be sure to think safety first!
? Be sure to have adult supervision
? Do not allow children to light their own fireworks
? Do not throw or point fireworks at others
? Keep appropriate fire prevention tools on hand: a hose, bucket of water, or fire extinguisher
? Avoid lighting fireworks in a residential area
? Soak fireworks in water before throwing them away
? Light one at a time and move away once they are lit
? Don’t purchase illegal fireworks, including M-80’s, large re-loadable mortar shells, cherry bombs, aerial bombs, or quarter sticks
❓ Pet Safety for July 4th Celebrations
When it comes to pets, the 4th of July Fireworks Displays in the Phoenix area can be of concern.
See below for the wonderful guide from RSPCA (The RSPCA helps animals in England and Wales)
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