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15 Places to See Fireworks Fourth of July Weekend in Metro Phoenix

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Fabulous Phoenix Fourth
Steele Indian School Park is once again the host of the largest fireworks show in the Southwest. The 31st annual Fabulous Phoenix Fourth features music, festival-style food, arts and crafts, a classic car display, interactive exhibits, and of course, fireworks. Kids activities include inflatables and a spray zone. The event is free and open to the public. The fun starts at 6 p.m., and the fireworks are launched at 9:30. For more details, visit Phoenix Parks online.

July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular
Celebrate Independence Day at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler. Don’t forget to bring your blankets, chairs, and sunscreen for an afternoon with music and live entertainment. The party starts at 4 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring kites, frisbees, bikes, and sports balls. The night ends with fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle (cash only). VIP tickets are available for $20 for adults and $10 for kids. For more information, visit the event website.

Celebrate America, Your Hometown Fourth

Bring the whole family for a celebration at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. The fun includes activities such as miniature golf, a water play area, hayrides, a roller coaster, a rock-climbing wall, and train rides. Arrive with an appetite, because there will be festival-style food and food trucks onsite. Fireworks will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. Stick around after for an outdoor Disney movie screening with free popcorn. Gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is $20 per car. Unlimited ride wristbands are $15. VIP tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for children. For more details, visit www.schnepffarms.com/event/4th-of-july

Star Spangled Fourth 
Music, food, and fireworks make a great Independence Day celebration, and this year will be no different at Goodyear Ballpark, which will host the Star Spangled Fourth. Enjoy a cookout, live music, inflatable water slides, bounce castles, and a Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest. Close the night with a 20-minute fireworks display. Parking and admission are free. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Star Spangled Fourth website.

Fourth at the Fountain
Spend your Fourth of July evening at one of the tallest fountains in the world. The celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. at Fountain Park. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to sit around the park’s charming lake and enjoy the festivities, which include music from DJ Steve Grosse. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. Need more details? Check out the Fourth at the Fountain website.

Surprise Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Take your family out to a ball game and stick around for the magnificent fireworks display. The City of Surprise is hosting its 33rd annual Fourth of July celebration at the Surprise Stadium with a rookie league game. Admission is free with a canned food donation. Be there early; the event is limited to the first 10,000 fans. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and the game starts at 5:30. The fireworks will start at 8:30. For more information, visit Surprise's special events website.


Chase Field
A baseball game and Fourth of July fireworks? Sounds like the perfect evening for Arizona Diamondbacks fans. The D-backs will host the Padres at 6:40 p.m. on Monday, July 4. Tailgating games start at 5 p.m., and the first 20,000 fans through the gate will receive a commemorative T-shirt. After the game, Chase Field’s roof will open for a spectacular fireworks display. For more information or to buy tickets ($19 and up), visit the Arizona Diamondbacks' website.
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