Where to Watch Fireworks on July 4 in Metro Phoenix in 2022

Yes, there will be fireworks in the skies of the valley on July 4 this year. The city of Phoenix may have canceled its showings due to supply chain issues, but other local cities like Mesa, Scottsdale and Glendale still have fireworks-filled festivities planned in honor of the patriotic holiday. And the events won’t be limited to just Independence Day.

From Friday July 1 to Monday July dazzling fireworks will be set off every night at more than a dozen different locations in the valley. Some cities will set off fireworks a few days earlier to avoid the aforementioned supply chain problems. Others just want to jump into the Fourth of July fun.

We have all the information about the biggest and best exhibitions in the city. Many will also offer a variety of other activities in addition to gazing at the sky in wonder, including games, rides, and live music.

Here’s a full rundown of where you can see flying up in flight around metro Phoenix over the weekend of July 4.

First at the Fountain

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Fountain Park, 12925 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills

The organizers of this annual event have moved it for a few days due to supply and staff shortages, but promise it will feature a “majestic fireworks display” over the park’s eponymous fountain at 9 p.m. Local 80s cover band Rock Lobster performs at 7:30pm and food vendors are available all evening. Participation is free and chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged.

Buckeye’s Independence Day Celebration

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Buckeye Airport, 3000 South Palo Verde Road

This event features live music, food trucks, all-American food, and vendors. Gates open at 6:30 PM and the fireworks begin at approximately 8:45 PM. Admission is free and blankets and garden chairs can be brought along to sit on.

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Fireworks bloom over Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale.

Jennifer Conway with Mark Skalny Photography

Westgate Fireworks Festival

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Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 North Sunset Boulevard, Glendale

Participants in this energetic patriotic celebration can relax in a beer garden or on the patios of Westgate’s various bars and restaurants while watching the fireworks display, which begins at 9pm. Live music, balloon performers, a splash zone, games and free face painting is offered throughout the evening. The event starts at 4 p.m. and admission is free. Carpooling is encouraged as parking will be limited. Details are available on the Westgate website.

Red, white and flower

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Tempe Beach Park, 80 West Rio Salado Parkway

Tempe’s annual Independence Day celebration returns after a three-year absence, albeit with a few changes. In lieu of fireworks, this year’s event will feature a choreographed sequence of “lighthouses” arranged over Tempe Town Lake that will create a “dazzling spectacle” set to music. The event is free to the public and also includes children’s activities, food and drink vendors, and a performance by Rock Lobster. Hours are from 6pm to 10pm

National Anthem Independence Day Celebration

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Anthem Community Park, 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway

A mix of water slides, rides, activities and food vendors will be part of this event, which starts at 5:30 PM. The fireworks start at 9:30 PM. Admission is free and blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged for those who’d like to recline in comfort.

Arizona Celebration of Freedom

Monday 4 July
Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street

A colorful fireworks display lights up the sky over downtown Mesa from about 9:30 p.m. on this annual celebration. Attendees can also enjoy live music from local bands, a “Patriotic Superhero Stunt Show,” a naturalization ceremony where 75 people are sworn in as U.S. citizens, laser shows in the convention center that take place hourly, and more in the hours leading up to the show. The event starts at 6:00 PM and admission is free. More details and a full schedule are available here.

click to enlarge Fireworks over Schnepf Farms in 2017. - MAX MARLOW & CO.

Fireworks over Schnepf Farms in 2017.

Max Marlow & Co.

Residence 4th

Monday 4 July
Schnepf Farms, 24810 South Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek

The vast acreage of Schnepf Farms offers an evening of fireworks, food trucks, live music and entertainment, craft vendors, rides, and a variety of family-friendly activities on Independence Day itself. At 9 p.m. the clouds begin to shoot. Gates open at 4:00 PM and admission is $30 per car load. Call 480-987-3100 or visit the Schnepf Farms website for more information or to purchase tickets.

4th of July Celebration in Scottsdale

Monday 4 July
WestWorld, 16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale

During this annual event, a variety of quirky and homemade activities will take place in WestWorld’s west hall and indoor rodeo arena, including pie walks, bull riding and a stunt dog show. Live performances of the Encanto hit “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and a parade of heroes are also planned. Gates open at 5:00 PM and the fireworks begin at 9:00 PM. General admission is $20 per person and $25 per car load for the fireworks show only. An “Indoor Backyard Barbecue” package costs $25 for children ages 5 to 10 and $45 for adults and includes an all-you-can-eat meal of hot dogs, burgers, and other grilled selections. Full details are available on the event website.

Star Spangled 4th

Monday 4 July
Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 South Ballpark Way, Goodyear

An “enchanting” fireworks show takes place at 9 p.m. and concludes an evening of food and drink, live music from the Bayou Bandits and the Chauncey Jones Band, giveaways and children’s activities. Gates open at 6:00 PM. Entrance is free.

All American Festival

Monday 4 July
Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 North 83rd Avenue

A performance by Arizona rock heroes The Sidewinders and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers will headline Peoria’s annual Independence Day extravaganza. The event will also include food and drink vendors, inflatable water slides and a cornhole tournament. (A sensory room will also be available for children, teens, or adults with sensory processing needs.) A fireworks display is the main event of the evening, starting at 9:15 PM. Gates open at 5:00 PM and general admission is free. A meet-and-greet with the members of RCPM is also available to those over 21 and includes two alcoholic drinks and a private performance by Clyne and a member of the band.

Red, White & Bubbly

Monday 4 July
W Hotel Scottsdale, 7277 East Camelback Road

The W hosts an all day pool party on the WET Deck on the second floor with DJs, drinks and dancing, including a huge fireworks display over the swanky hotel at 9pm that night. VIP cabana or sunbeds can be reserved by calling 602-405-0099.

click to enlarge You will have to leave the city of Phoenix to see fireworks this year.  - PIXABAY

You will have to leave the city of Phoenix to see fireworks this year.


D-Backs Fourth of July fireworks spectacular

Monday 4 July
Chase Field, 401 East Jefferson Street

On the Fourth, the Arizona Diamondbacks will offer all the necessary American staples, such as hot dogs, baseball, star-studded uniforms, and copious amounts of patriotism. Except for a bald eagle flying into the stadium with Old Glory clutching at its clutches, the team has all the bases covered. That includes a fireworks display, which goes off immediately after the D-backs’ fight with the San Francisco Giants. The first pitch is at 3:10 PM. Tickets start at $25. (You don’t necessarily have to attend the game to enjoy the show, you just have to be within viewing distance of the stadium.)

Gilbert’s Fourth of July Celebration

Monday 4 July
Higley High School, 4068 East Pecos Road, Gilbert

The town of Gilbert’s annual Independence Day will feature an abundance of fireworks, as well as a variety of food trucks selling food and drinks. Patrons can also bring their own cooler and water to the event, which will run from 6-9pm. At 8:30 p.m., explosions of color begin to fill the sky. Entry and parking are free. If it gets too busy at Higley High, nearby Centennial Elementary School (3507 South Ranch House Parkway), Legacy Traditional Academy (2747 South Recker Road), and the Higley Unified School District Administration office (2935 South Recker Weg).

Red, white and boom!

Monday 4 July
The Wigwam, 300 East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park

The fairway of the Wigwam resort’s Blue Golf Course will be the site of this 4th of July party with DJs, water slides, food and drink, inflatables and other fun. The event lasts from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and the fireworks begin sometime after dark. Admission to the event is free and wristbands that provide unlimited access to all attractions and activities are $10 per person. Beach towels, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. The Wigwam’s website has additional details or you can call 623-935-3811.

Surprise’s Fourth of July Celebration

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Surprise Stadium, 15930 North Bullard Avenue, Surprise

Enjoy both baseball action and bombastic fireworks at this Independence Day event. The minor league rosters of the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers compete in an evening game followed by a fireworks display. Gates open at 4:30 PM and the first pitch is at 5:30 PM. Admission is free, but donations of canned goods are appreciated.

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