The sky will light up over Westgate Entertainment District this Fourth of July for the second annual Westgate Firework Fest presented by Sanderson Ford on Friday, July 4 from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. during the West Valley’s largest fireworks show and festival.
Last year, more than 30,000 people turned out for the first-annual event and this year promises to be even more patriotic. The free, family-friendly event also has ample, convenient and free parking that will be available at all parking lots surrounding Westgate Entertainment District.
Arrive before all the festivities kick off at 5 p.m. to take advantage of all-day dining and shopping deals at participating tenants and have the kids play and cool off at Fountain Park’s Splash Pad, near AMC Theatres. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., live bands will perform on two stages. Radio Disney Phoenix will be hosting the family stage, located at Fountain Park, where national pop recording group, Before You Exit, will be performing. There will be a special fan meet-and-greet with the band following their performance. The second stage will be located at WaterDance Plaza, in front of Jobing.com Arena, with a variety of Rock, Blues, Country, Soul, R&B, Contemporary Funk performances by local talents Carvin Jones Band, Morgan Leigh Band, The Reality Band and Fat Tree.
An All-American Classic Car Show will line Coyotes Boulevard and Westgate Boulevard and display dozens of classic cars, from the 1980s and older. For the 21-and-over crowd, a beer garden will be setup near WaterDance Plaza with a broad selection of beer choices.
Bring blankets or lawn chairs and picnic in the park and the plaza with “Grab & Go” dining deals from participating Westgate restaurants before and during the 15-minute fireworks show at 9pm.
All restaurant tenants will be open with regular menu offerings along with varying holiday specials and discounts. The following tenants will have Fourth of July “Grab & Go” dining deals:
Calico Jack’s Mexican Cantina
Two tacos (carne asada or chicken) with chips and salsa for $5.
Grab & Go Dinner Box for $5 that includes a sandwich, chips, and a soda (juice box and fruit snacks available for children).
The Shout! House
Burger, fries, and a soda for $8. Doors open at 5pm.
http://www.theshouthouse.com/az , 623-772-1500
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
For kids, chicken tenders with French fries and drink for $6.99. For adults, Club Wrap with French fries and a drink for $9.99.
Shane’s Rib Shack
Three-piece, freshly made chicken tenders, or a Big Dad BBQ Pork Sandwich, with the choice of coleslaw, potato salad, or baked beans, and a 20 oz. drink for $6.
www.shanesribshack.com , 623-877-7427
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Traditional and combination dinner entrees including soup, salad and rice starting at $11.95.
http://www.kabukirestaurants.com , 623-772-9832
Hamburger or hotdog, chips, cookie and a drink for $8.50.
www.johnnyrockets.com , 623-877-2977
A small combo that includes a small Wich, chips or a cookie and a small drink for $6.
www.whichwich.com , 623-977-9424
Sandwich, chips and a soda for $7.95.
Cold Stone Creamery
A 7.5 oz. Signature Creation and a bottle of water for $5
www.coldstonecreamery.com , 623-877-1580
Westgate Entertainment District is partnering with Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa for a “Stay & Play” package offer. Enjoy a one-night stay for $89 or a two-night stay for only $139. Plus, everyone who books a two-night stay is automatically entered for a chance to stay for free. One lucky winner will be drawn on Sunday, July 6 and surprised with their free stay upon check-out.
Westgate Firework Fest presented by Sanderson Ford is sponsored by Westgate Entertainment District, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Dignity Health St. Josephs Westgate Medical Center, West Valley Resort, Metro PCS and in partnership with the City of Glendale. Westgate will be making a donation to Fighter Country Partnership and Policy Unity Tour will be the beneficiary of the sales in the beer garden.
For more information on the event, visit www.westgateaz.com/fourth.