Independence Day Events Near Phoenix 2022 

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While it looks like the city of Phoenix has cancelled their fireworks shows this year according to AZ Central, here are some other opportunities to celebrate this year!

Anthem 

Independence Day Celebration | July 3 | 5:30–9:30 p.m.  

Celebrate Anthem’s 22nd Independence Day Celebration with a fireworks display, fun rides and water slides, activities, and festival food! Families bring blankets and lawn chairs and sit back to enjoy the fun-filled event. 

https://www.onlineatanthem.com/events/independence_day_celebration.php

Apache Junction 

4th of July Celebration | July 4th | 6pm

The main event is located at Apache Junction High School at 2525 S. Ironwood Road in the area South of the football field, by baseball and practice fields. The gates will open at 6 pm. This is a free event, open to the public (a small fee for food and game booths will apply).Game booths, hosted by local organizations and activities for kids will take place at the field starting at 6pm. Bicycle, Tricycle, & Wagon Mini Float Contest – judging at 6:30 p.m., floats should be placed in front of the main Parks & Recreation booth- Winners will be announced around 7pm during the bands intermission.

https://www.apachejunctionaz.gov/700/4th-of-July

Avondale 

Light Up the Sky Celebration | Mon, Jul 4, 5 – 10 PM

The inaugural Avondale Light Up The Sky 4th of July Celebration presented by Avondale Toyota welcomed more than 3,000 guests (1,200+ cars) to Phoenix Raceway on July 4th. The 140 guests in the VIP section danced along to the musical stylings of Epic DJ, played cornhole, and devoured gourmet food from Rudy’s Trackside. The general admission area tailgated with their friends and family, enjoyed the variety of food truck vendors, played games and created crafts in the Kid Zone, and enjoyed the live music from The Raun Alosi Band, before being dazzled by the 25-minute spectacular fireworks show.

https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/12675/

Buckeye

Independence Day Celebration | July 2, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Pack your blanket and chairs and enjoy the tailgate style event at Buckeye’s Independence Day Celebration. Bring out your favorite yard games and friends and do not forget the water! This festive event will also include All-American eats & treats with a variety of food trucks and vendors and music by the Rhythm Edition. The patriotic celebration will finish with a drive-in style fireworks show at approximately 9:00 p.m.

https://www.buckeyeaz.gov/community/residents/events-in-buckeye/independence-day-celebration

Chandler

CHANDLER’S ALL-AMERICAN BASH | July 4th 7pm

Taking place on July 4, 2022 – the FREE fourth of July festival has been relocated to Downtown Chandler with a slew of family-friendly activities and a selection of food and beverage vendors.  This year, in lieu of fireworks, the 2022 July 4th celebration will feature a 5-minute pyrotechnic show as part of the evening concert at approximately 8:20 p.m. The park will open at 7 p.m. for general admittance.

https://www.visitchandler.com/events/annual-events/4th-of-july/

Fountain Hills

FIRST AT THE FOUNTAIN | July 01, 2022

Join us on Friday, July 1st as we celebrate Independence Day early. Due to fireworks and pyro tech shortage, the Town was able to secure fireworks and staff for July 1st instead of July 4th. This is the SAME amazing event, just a new date for 2022. We plan to be back on the July 4th in 2023.

https://www.experiencefountainhills.org/events/2022/firstatthefountain

Gilbert 

Gilbert 4th of July Celebration | July 4, 2022 | 5:00 PM -9:30 PM

This free, family-friendly event will take place on Monday, July 4th at Gilbert Regional Park, located at 3005 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85298. Experience live performances, aerial entertainment, and fireworks!

https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events-and-permits/gilbert-s-july-4th-celebration

Glendale

Westgate Entertainment District’s Firework Fest | July 3rd 5pm – 9pm

Salute to our country’s founding at our free patriotic celebration! Grab comfort meals from our food & entertainment escapes. Meanwhile, enjoy free face painting, balloon twisting, classically restored fire trucks with a kiddo-approved splash zone, an open-air beer garden with live music, games & more.

Goodyear

Goodyear Star Spangled Fourth Event | July 4th 6pm – 9:30

July 4, 2022 | Goodyear Ballpark
Join us as we celebrate Independence Day with a boom! Two live bands, food/drink, giveaways, and bounce houses all lead up to the main attraction – the mesmerizing patriotic fireworks show! Attendance, activities, and parking are free.

https://www.goodyearaz.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/8381/

Maricopa

Great American 4th | July 4th 7PM – 10PM 

Join us for our most popular event of the year to celebrate America’s independence! Our annual Great American 4th will take place at Copper Sky Regional Park, with the GA Tailgate kicking off at noon and the main event starting at 7 p.m. Visit www.ga4th.com for the complete lineup and online registration links. 

https://www.maricopa-az.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/4748/1297

Mesa

2022 Arizona Celebration of Freedom | July 4th 6pm – 10pm

Free to attend, the Arizona Celebration of Freedom is Arizona’s largest free 4th of July celebration — historically with crowds upwards of 50,000 — one of Mesa’s signature annual events, and a perfect way to celebrate American independence on the 4th of July with the entire family. Attendees of all ages are invited to spend the evening in Downtown Mesa to enjoy a patriotic car show, naturalization ceremony and thrilling live entertainment, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

https://www.visitmesa.com/events/annual-events/arizona-celebration-of-freedom/

The Great American Car Show | July 4, from 6 pm to 10 pm

One of the “must-see” attractions of this year’s Titan Solar Power Arizona Celebration of Freedom will be the Great All-American Car Show presented by Bashas’ and Food City. The car show will feature 50 pre-registered American-made vehicles on display outdoors between the Mesa Convention Center and the Mesa Amphitheatre. Registration is available through June 26. The registration fee is $20. The car show includes a “Best of Show” with trophies for first place, second place and third place. All entries will receive a commemorative dashboard plaque. 

https://www.mesaaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/8175/

Peoria

City of Peoria’s All-American Festival | July 4th 5pm to 10pm

Peoria’s All-American Festival takes place on Monday, July 4, bringing supergroup Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers to this annual Independence Day celebration. Enjoy an evening full of family-friendly entertainment, food, music, and fun! The event will span across the Peoria Sports Complex Main Stadium and into the Mariners side where a number of HUGE water slides, food and beverage vendors, and a simulcast livestream of the concert stage in Main Stadium will be happening.

https://www.peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-and-human-services/festivals-and-special-events/4th-of-july-festival

Queen Creek

Hometown 4th at Schnepf Farms | 4pm 

Food Trucks | Craft Vendors | Concert Stage | Rides | Fireworks | Family | Water Inflatables

Scottsdale 

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration — WestWorld of Scottsdale | Mon, Jul 4, 5:00 – 9:30 PM

Be Red, White, and COOL at Scottsdale 4th of July!  This annual family-favorite event returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale for a 9th year! The patriotic celebration, produced by R Entertainment and M Culinary, is full of cool, indoor family fun featuring a bull-riding competition; mutton busting for children; Mayor Dave Ortega presents renowned America’s Got Talent “Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show;” performances by characters from hit movie Encanto (featuring Mirabel, Isabela, Luisa, Dolores, Pepa, Félix, and Camilo, including performing and singing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”);  lively games such as the Cha Cha Slide, chicken dance and others; old-fashioned cake walks, and fabulous food.  In addition, the Scottsdale 4th Parade of Heroes honors outstanding community leaders in the fields of Safety, Fire Safety, Veterans, Neighborhood, Healthcare, and Community. At sundown, large doors open and guests proceed outdoors to enjoy one of Arizona’s LARGEST fireworks shows! 

https://www.westworldaz.com/eventcalendar/2022/7/4/scottsdale-4th-of-july-celebration

Fourth of July Freedom Fest At Scottsdale Princess | July 02, 2022 – July 04, 2022

https://www.scottsdaleprincess.com/fourth-of-july

Surprise 

City of Surprise Independence Day Celebration | 6pm – 9pm

The City of Surprise is excited to offer Independence Day fireworks on Saturday, July 2. Join us at Mark Coronado Park, located at 15850 N Bullard Ave. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and we will end the night with a fireworks display at approximately 8:40 p.m. (weather permitting).

https://www.surpriseaz.gov/1165/Special-Events

Tempe

Tempe’s Independence Day Celebration:  Red, White, and Floom! | July 3rd 6pm – 10pm

Tempe’s Independence Day Celebration:  Red, White, and Floom!  Please join us at Tempe Beach Park to enjoy an evening of free, family-friendly fun, including live entertainment, food, kid’s activities, and an amazing fire floom show choreographed to music on Tempe Town Lake. 

https://tempe4th.com/

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