Independence Day falls on Thursday this year, making it a long holiday weekend for most. Celebrate Fourth of July with these family-friendly events happening in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
4th of July Freedom Fest at the Princess
The Ninth Annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest July 3rd through 6th, is a patriotic party at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess complete with concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes, real-life military superheroes, a vintage air show and poolside fun. There will be a fireworks show every night Wednesday – Saturday and nightly concerts Thursdays – Saturday. The festivities are free for guests of the hotel and anyone dining at the on-site restaurants (minimum spend of $75). For the complete lineup of events and more information, visit scottsdaleprincess.com.
Fabulous Phoenix 4th
The 34th annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th at Steele Indian School Park will feature one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest. The free and non-alcoholic family event will take place 6pm – 10pm, with the fireworks show at 9:30pm. This year’s event will feature two stages with musical acts and entertainers, a variety of vendors offering festival-style food and beverage for purchase, interactive exhibits and a classic car show. Youth activities, rides and inflatables, and a water spray zone will be part of Kids’ World. For more information, visit phoenix.gov.
July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival
The annual July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival will be held at Tempe Beach Park starting at 5pm. The event features food vendors, family activities like face painters, relay races, live entertainment, and a Family Fun Fest featuring a FREE inflatable village for all ages. The Kiwanis Club’s annual Fireworks Spectacular, one of the best in the metro Phoenix, will be launched from the Mill Avenue Bridge and choreographed to music for all tastes and interest including patriotic, pop, country and more. Children 12 and under are FREE. General admission tickets are $7 in advance at City of Tempe Outlets, $8 at Fry’s Food Stores, $8 online and $10 at the gate. Entry is free for anyone showing an active military ID. Clear bag policy will be enforced. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tempetourism.com.
Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration
Be red, white and COOL at Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld presented by Plexus Worldwide. It’s a COOL family friendly patriotic wonderland INDOORS at WestWorld, expanded to entire 300,000 square-foot fully air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center that encompasses the North Hall, South Hall, and Equidome. This year’s 4th of July Celebration includes an afternoon and evening featuring a wonderland of fun and entertainment. There will be an inflatable kids zone and games, pony rides, food and drinks and a fireworks show at 9pm. Tickets are $15 for ages 6 and above. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit, scottsdale4th.com.
Fourth at the Fountain
Put on your red, white and blue and join friends and neighbors at Fountain Park on Thursday, July 4, 2019 to celebrate Independence Day in Fountain Hills at the Fourth at the Fountain celebration. The festivities will kick off at 6:00pm with music, kids bounce houses, and rock climbing wall. DJ Steve Grosz will keep the whole family moving and grooving with great tunes and prizes throughout the night. The Fourth at the Fountain program will conclude with a majestic fireworks display at 9:00pm over the park’s picturesque Fountain Lake. Admission is free. For more information, visit experiencefountainhills.org.
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular in Chandler
Celebrate America and our heritage at a traditional fireworks show on Independence Night at Tumbleweed Park presented by the City of Chandler and produced by R-Entertainment. This family-friendly event will take place 6:30-9:30pm, with the Fireworks Spectacular Show happening at 9pm. There will be DJs providing music, activities for the kids and food and drinks to purchase. Admission is free, parking is $5. For more information, visit chandleraz.gov.
Star Spangled Fourth at Goodyear Ballpark
Celebrate Independence Day at the Goodyear Ballpark. The event includes live music, inflatable water slides, bounce houses, zipline and carnival swing, and 20-minute fireworks spectacular. Parking/admission/activities and rides are free. Bring a blanket and watch the show from the lawn. Gates open at 6pm, the fireworks show is at 9pm. Air-conditioned suites with all-you-can-eat food package available for $550. Limited availability. Call 623.882.3120 to reserve yours. For more information, visit goodyearaz.gov.
CIVANA Lights: Drone Show Spectacular
CIVANA resort in Carefree will host “CIVANA Lights: Drone Show Spectacular” on Saturday, July 6, 2019, 7-9:30pm. The event will feature a dazzling aerial light show featuring 100 custom LED-lit drones, that will include a variety of designs and formations, as well as patriotic elements and synchronized music. The desert-friendly alternative to the traditional fireworks display will light up the night sky 300 feet above the ground. For more information, visit civanacarefree.com.