Independence Day is just around the corner, and what better way is there to celebrate the red, white and blue than with a dazzling firework show? Here is a list of Metro Phoenix fireworks events that will have a great view of the Fourth of July weekend celebrations.
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Apache Junction’s fireworks take place at Apache Junction High School’s football field starting at 8:30 p.m.
Information: 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, Apache Junction. Free. 480-983-2181.
Avondale’s fireworks show takes place at the Phoenix Raceway. Bring your own chairs and enjoy food trucks at the event. There are $30-$50 passes on sale for those who want a view from the VIP zone.
Information: 5-8:55 p.m. Sunday, July 4. 7602 Jimmie Johnson Drive, Avondale. Free, but VIP passes are available for $30-$50. 623-333-2400.
Buckeye’s Independence Day celebration takes place at Buckeye Airport. Food trucks will sell food ahead of the drive-in fireworks show, which begins around 8:45 p.m.
Information: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4. 3000 S. Palo Verde Road, Buckeye. Free.
This year’s event will be drive-in style at Tumbleweed Park beginning at 9 p.m. The parking lot opens at 7 p.m. Admission is limited and requires a $5 parking pass that can be purchased at https://www.chandleraz.gov.
Information: 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4. 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler. $5 for a parking pass.
The Diamondbacks game against the San Francisco Giants on July 4 will have its traditional postgame Phoenix fireworks show. As a bonus, the first 10,000 fans will receive a tote bag for the day’s giveaway.
Information: 6:10 p.m. Sunday, July 4. 401 E Jefferson St., Phoenix. Game tickets starting at $29.
Ready for a good time? Then join the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for an activity-filled weekend celebrating the holiday. Their annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest is back and better than ever– nightly fireworks (try and grab a spot on the Lagoon Lawn or Sunset Beach for the best view), live concerts, American food options, military tributes and a vintage air show. And don’t miss poolside fun.
Information: 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale
This year marks the first Gilbert Fourth of July celebration at Gilbert Regional Park. Gates open at 5:45 p.m., and the 20-minute fireworks show begins at 8:45 p.m.
Information: 5:30-9:15 p.m. Sunday, July 4. 3005 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert. Free.
Goodyear’s fireworks show” takes place at the Goodyear Ballpark with live music, slides and bounce houses available before the 9 p.m. fireworks. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Information: 6-10 p.m. Sunday, July 4. 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear. Free.
The fireworks show will again be drive-in style at the former Fiesta Mall parking lot. Space is limited and first-come, first served beginning at 7 p.m.
Information: 9-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3. 1425 W. Southern Ave., Mesa.
Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek will serve shaved ice, barbecue, fry bread and cheesesteaks for this year’s Fourth of July celebration. The festivities begin at 4 p.m., and the night ends with 20 minutes of fireworks.
Information: 4-9 p.m. Sunday, July 4. 24810 E. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. Starting at $25 plus fees. 480-987-3100.
Subaru Presents Scottsdale 4th of July returns this year at WestWorld of Scottsdale with festivities beginning at 5 p.m. with live entertainment and barbecue on the menu at the venue’s air-conditioned North Hall. With 6,000 fireworks shells in this show, it is the largest show in Scottsdale history. Prices for tickets purchased in advance start at $26 for general admission. Ticket prices increase when purchased at the gate.
Information: 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4. 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. Starting at $26 for advance general admission parking. 480-656-9940.