The 4th of July is finally here, and though temps are high, that doesn't mean that the Phoenix Metropolitan area, also known as the "Valley of the Sun," isn't ready to celebrate its American pride like the rest of the country.

While one community has already canceled their fireworks event due to the risk of fires and others are considering following suit, both the city of Phoenix and other surrounding areas are set to have a number of events to celebrate U.S. independence, including fireworks displays, concerts and festivals all day on July 4th. Check out the full schedule of events (all times are in PT) below.

Fireworks, Events and Festivals

  • Apache Junction's Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration: This all-day event will feature a volleyball tournament, swimming, a bike decorating contest, music, games, bounce houses, water slides, and, of course, fireworks, which will start at 8:30 p.m.
  • Arizona Celebration of Freedom:  This event goes from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Convention Center. There will be BMX shows, live music and kids activities.
  • Buckeye's Old-Fashioned Independence Day: This festival and fireworks show will be held at Youngker High School from 7-9 p.m.
  • Chandler's July 4 Fireworks Spectacular: Head over to Tumbleweed Park for fireworks which begin at 9 p.m., and an event which begins at 6:30 p.m. Entrance to the event is free (parking is $5) and will also feature the Arizona State Fair and a performance by the School of Rock's band, Sugar Skulls.
  • Fabulous Phoenix Fourth: Those interested in a free fireworks display can check out this 33rd annual show at Steele Indian School Park. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature two stages of live entertainment, food trucks and vendors with festival-style food, a classic car show, rides for kids and inflatables. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
  • Fourth At The Fountain: This free event at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills begins at 6 p.m. and will feature music, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall and food vendors. The fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m.
  • Gilbert's Fourth of July Celebration: For fireworks and food trucks, check out this annual show at Higley High School, with fireworks lighting up the sky beginning at 8:30 p.m.
  • Goodyear's Star Spangled Fourth: This free event at the Goodyear Ballpark, going from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., will feature fireworks, a zip line, inflatable water slides, bounce houses, a hot dog-eating competition and a pitching contest.
  • Great American 4th: Taking place at Copper Sky Regional Park from 6-10, this event will feature games and inflatables, contests, good and a "Kids Zone." Fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m.
  • July Fourth Tempe Town Lake Festival: Starting at 5 p.m., this event is open to the public with tickets ranging from $7-$10 depending on when and where they are purchased, though children 12 and younger and military personnel receive free admission. The festival will also include music jump inflatables, a rock climb and a food court.
  • Peoria's All-American Festival: For $10 per person, check out this event being held at the Peoria Sports Complex, featuring music, a corn hole tournament, a water zone and food-eating competitions. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
  • Red White and Boom! At The Wigwam: A free fireworks show will be held at the Blue Golf Course Fairway at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park. For $10, a wristband for activities like bounce houses and water slides are also available.
  • Scottsdale Fourth of July Celebration at WestWorld: No, not that West World. This event at the WestWorld venue runs from 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and will feature a stunt dog show, BMX show, dinosaur-themed activities, a petting zoo, bull riding and carnival games before the fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
  • Surprise Fourth of July Baseball Game and Fireworks: Check out this game at Surprise Stadium featuring minor league players from the Cincinnati Reds and the Texas Rangers, with fireworks scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
  • Tolleson Fourth of July Celebration: This event starts at 4 p.m. at Veterans Park, and will feature a cheese ball toss, hot dog and wing eating contests, and water slides, with fireworks beginning at dusk.
  • Westgate Firework Fest: This event runs from 5-9 p.m. and will be capped off by fireworks. Before the show, enjoy entertainment, a water zone and a splash pad, as well as food and drinks.

Special Promotions

  • Wet'n'Wild Phoenix: All military and first responders, both active and retired, who have a 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 $21.99 + tax. Those who stay late will also be able to watch a free firework show beginning at 8:45 p.m.