By Madeline Lewis
After a year of canceled and postponed events, here is a chance to fill your calendar for the holiday. Fourth of July events return to the Valley with food, live entertainment, activities and fireworks. Visit one of these spectacular events and reconnect with the community.
Subaru Presents Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration
5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 4
With the slogan “Be Red, White & Cool,” this celebration inside WestWorld’s North Hall in Scottsdale offers barbecue and music by Brock Pro Patriots and Some Like it Yacht. Kids will love the giant snow slide, as well as face painters and balloon artists. The fireworks show starts at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance online or at the gate.
WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, scottsdale4th.com
Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration
6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3
Stop by Anthem to celebrate the Fourth of July with plenty of food vendors, a beer garden and water slides. Then, listen to live music before the fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m.
Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem, onlineatanthem.com/event
Chandler’s Red, White and Boom!
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4
This drive-in event takes place at sprawling Tumbleweed Park. The parking lot opens at 7:30 but has limited space, so arrive early! Fireworks will fill the night sky starting at 9 p.m. Parking/admission is $5 per car. Open to Chandler residents only. Residency must be verified at time of purchase on the city’s utility services portal.
Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler, chandleraz.gov
Diamondbacks Firework Spectacular
After the games, Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4
Feeling all-American? Don’t miss this chance to watch the Diamondbacks play and then see an awesome fireworks display after the 7:10 p.m. July 3 and 6:10 p.m. July 4 games. Also, the first 10,000 fans at each game will receive a clear tote bag. Purchase game tickets online.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, dbacks.com/tickets
Gilbert July 4th Celebration
5:30 to 9:15 p.m. Sunday, July 4
Visit the Great Lawn at Gilbert Regional Park for great food and fun activities. Food trucks will be parked on site, and a DJ and live band will provide the soundtrack. Don’t miss the fireworks at 8:45. Parking is free but limited.
Gilbert Regional Park, 3005 E. Queen Creek Road, gilbertaz.gov/july4th
Goodyear’s Star-Spangled Fourth
6 p.m. Sunday, July 4
There are two ways to enjoy this event at the Goodyear Ballpark. Park outside and tailgate or go inside the ballpark for live entertainment and food. The ballpark opens at 6 p.m., and fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, goodyearaz.gov
Peoria’s All-American Festival
5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 4
Don’t miss the biggest fireworks show in the Valley. It’s free, too. Before the display, enjoy performances from live bands, including Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Food and beer concessions will be on-site. Make sure to arrive early for the best seats on the lawn.
Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, peoriaaz.gov/events
Surprise’s 38th annual 4th of July celebration
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday July 4
Attend this event at Mark Coronado Park for a great time and to give back to the community. Enjoy music and food trucks before the fireworks at 8:40. Free parking is available. Event admission is free, but canned food donations will be accepted to benefit Valley View Community Food Bank.
Mark Coronado Park, 15850 N. Bullard Avenue, Surprise, surpriseaz.gov
Titan Solar Power Arizona Celebration of Freedom Drive-In Fireworks Show
9 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday July 3
This year’s fireworks display is a drive-in event at Fiesta Mall in Mesa. Guests can park their car and tune in to 94.5 KOOL-FM, while watching the show.
Fiesta Mall, 1425 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, azcelebrationoffreedom.org