Happy Fourth of July, 2022!
Celebrate Independence Day this July 4th with some spectacular firework displays planned for all around the Valley of the Sun for FREE! Along with the fireworks, these celebrations have additional events and attractions planned, like concerts and festivals with food and drink, going on at the same time. Some firework displays and events were canceled or downsized the last two years because of health concerns or dry weather. This year, they’re back in full force!
Fireworks generally start at sundown. Below are some of the major July 4 Fireworks displays going on in the Valley along with their specific events and attractions with times and locations listed. Most of these events are family-friendly with no alcohol being served. Click the link for each event listed below for more details.
Please check back with us! Firework displays will be updated as more information is received prior to the holiday. Some city websites are mentioning a shortage of fireworks due to distribution problems. Check the websites linked below before you go to make sure the event hasn’t been canceled.
First at the Fountain Independence Day Celebration
Start the long weekend off by wearing that red, white, and blue early for Fountain Hills First at the Fountain Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 1. It’s a FREE event with fireworks starting at 9 pm, but get to Fountain Park at 12925 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, 85268, at 7 pm for the beginning festivities.
Dance to the live music of the Rock Lobster Band, and watch the city’s famous fountain light up in patriotic colors. Food trucks will be on hand for hungry family members. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for your comfort. Click here for more details.
City of Surprise Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the birth of our nation early! Listen to some moving music from a DJ while the kids play on inflatables on Saturday, July 2, beginning at 6 pm. Then, fireworks will start at around 8:40 pm, weather permitting. Food trucks will be available for snacks. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for comfort, as there’s no other seating. This is a free event, although canned food donations are appreciated.
Join the fun at the Mark Coronado Park, located at 15850 North Bullard Avenue, Surprise, 85374. Click here for more details. (This link is to the City of Surprise calendar, click on details for July 2.)
Fabulous Phoenix Fourth 2022- Canceled according to Phoenix Parks and Recreation
Arizona Celebration of Freedom, Mesa
Now this is one patriotic event – the Arizona Celebration of Freedom! Head over to the Mesa Convention Center at 263 N. Center Street, Mesa, 85201 on July 4 from 6 to 10 pm.
The fireworks show begins at 9:30 pm. Before then, experience a broad array of attractions and events. Along with historic reenactments, witness brand new citizens of the United States at their naturalization ceremony. Participants can also honor Arizona fallen heroes from the war on terrorism at a memorial. On the much lighter side, a BMX Stunt Show and a Car Show are planned. Click here for more details.
Peoria’s All-American Festival
Peoria’s All-American Festival begins, a bit earlier, at 5 pm on July 4th at the Peoria Sports Complex located at 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, 85382. Family fun abounds at this celebration, which will stretch throughout the entire sports complex.
Along with the fireworks display, which begin at sundown, quench your thirst and appetite at a delicious assortment of food vendors. Entertainment includes live music by local favorites, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers and the group, The Sidewinders. Don’t forget to bring the kids’ swimsuits, enormous water slides are promised. For adults and children who have sensory processing needs, there will be a Senory Room in the Visitor’s Clubhouse, so everyone can experience the fun. Click here for more details.