COVID-19 can’t stop the festive July 4th spirit in the “Valley of the Sun,” also known as Phoenix, Arizona. While several shows may have been canceled this year in the area due to the pandemic, those who wish to till see dazzling pyrotechnics in some capacity will still have a chance.

While things will be a bit different this year, there will be some shows to witness, as well as other socially distant events. Check out the full schedule (all times PT) below:

Apache Junction

The Apache Junction fireworks show will begin at 8:30 p.m., but residents are encouraged to enjoy the show from private locations or by live streaming on social media. In order to encourage this, the show will feature vertical displays only this year, which will make it easier for everyone to enjoy the show from the safety of their homes.

Litchfield Park

Those who are staying at the Wigwam Resort will be able to safely enjoy a private show there.


Beginning at 9 p.m., fireworks will be set off from two separate locations with an all vertical show that can be viewed by town residents from the safety of their own homes.

Mesa’s Arizona Celebration of Freedom

This year’s event will be a “drive-up” one, with fireworks beginning at 9 p.m. Attendees can park in designated slots and enjoy festivities from one side of their vehicle. Those who attend are reminded to practice safe social distancing.

Scottsdale 4th

This event, taking place at WestWorld, will be a drive-up one, featuring food and drinks and fireworks at 9 p.m. Those who attend are reminded that anytime they venture outside of their vehicles (even in truck beds), they must wear a face mask. Those who attend must also arrive in a vehicle, with those planning to use bicycles or ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft warned that they will not be able to attend.

Scottsdale Fairmont Princess:

Fireworks will take place at 9 p.m., but the show is only open to guests at the resort.

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