Phoenix 4th of July Fireworks
Celebrate Fourth Of July In Phoenix with fireworks displays, like these at the Nextel Cup Series Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on April 21, 2007.  Getty Images

The 4th of July is finally here, and though temperatures are hot enough to melt mailboxes, that doesn’t mean that the Phoenix Metropolitan area, also known as the “Valley of the Sun” isn’t ready to celebrate it’s American pride like the rest of the country.

Both the city of Phoenix and the surrounding areas are set to have a number of events to celebrate U.S. independence, including fireworks displays, concerts and festivals occurring all day on July 4th. Check out the full schedule of events ( all times are in PT) below:

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Fireworks, Events and Festivals:

  • Apache Junction Parks and Recreation will host a special festival on the Apache Junction High School field, featuring free watermelon and live music, decorating contests for kids, bounce houses, water slides, games, booths and vendors starting at 6 p.m. A Fireworks show will begin at 8:30 p.m.
  • Buckeye: Celebrate with free watermelon, a kid zone, food vendors and live music, as well as a 9 p.m. fireworks show at Youngker High School.
  • Chandler Arizona will play host to their annual fireworks show at Tumbleweed Park, and the event will also include live music, featuring Blaine Long, who appeared on NBC’s “The Voice.”
  • Fabulous Phoenix 4th: Head to the biggest event in the Southwest at Steele Indian School Park. It will feature entertainment, vendors, arts and crafts, exhibits, a car show, kid's activities.
  • Fourth At The Fountain: Admission is free at this event in Fountain Hills, featuring a DJ, food and beverages, and of course, a 9 p.m. fireworks show.
  • Star-Spangled Fourth In Goodyear: Celebrate with live music by the Groove Merchants, activities, a hot-dog eating contest, “battle balls,” and fireworks.
  • Party in style at the Lustre Rooftop Bar and Pool at the Hotel Palomar, featuring music from a DJ, and outdoor barbeque, bottle service and handmade vodka specials.
  • Great American Fourth At Maricopa: Celebrate for free in Maricopa at an event full of activities for the family, as well as a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
  • Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria will host an “All-American Festival,” with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
  • Phoenix Zoo’s “Fourth of Zooly”: Celebrate at the Phoenix Zoo with a catered barbeque dinner, free carousel rides and other entertainment, and views of the Tempe Fireworks show. General admission is $45, while kids aged 3-12 are $35.
  • At Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, AZ, there will be a “Hometown 4th” celebration beginning at 4 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m., and admission is $20 per carload.
  • The city of Scottsdale will offer a celebration beginning at 3 p.m. at WestWorld (not the show), with fireworks set to begin at 9 p.m. Get details on fees and more here.
  • Surprise Baseball Game: at 4:30 p.m., head to the Rookie League matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers as part of the 34th annual Fourth of July celebration.
  • Tempe Town Lake Festival: A festival including inflatables, food, a beer garden, live music and performances, capped by a 9:15 p.m. fireworks show, will be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe.
  • Tolleson Arizona is hosting a free event at Veteran’s Park, which includes fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Westgate Entertainment Complex in Glendale will have a “fireworks fest” event beginning at 4 p.m., with fireworks scheduled for 9 p.m.

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Special Promotions:

  • Pueblo Grande Museum: Get a discounted admission to the museum for just $4.00 and learn about life in the Salt River Valley hundreds of years ago.
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix: All military and first responders, both active and retired, who have valid ID will receive free admission to the water park in honor of the holiday. In addition, up to six family members or friends can get in for half-price admission of $21.50 + tax.