17 Places to See Fourth of July Fireworks in Metro Phoenix

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Partying in Scottsdale for the Fourth.
Benjamin Leatherman
Fourth of Zoo-ly
July 4
Phoenix Zoo

The zoo’s yearly celebration gives attendees a rare opportunity to enjoy the facility, at 455 North Galvin Parkway, at night. In addition to special animal encounters, there will be a summer barbecue dinner, live music, a bounce house, and free admission to Stingray Bay. The night wraps with a back-of-the-zoo gathering to get a special view of the Tempe Town Lake fireworks show. Admission is $45 for ages 13 and older, $35 for kids 3 to 12, and free for those 2 and younger. All ages must register. Visit the Phoenix Zoo for more information.

Fabulous Phoenix Fourth
July 4
Steele Indian School Park

Now in its 32nd year, this party at 300 North Indian School Road sees nearly 100,000 attendees annually. The massive bash is a free, family-friendly, non-alcoholic event that includes two stages featuring international recording artists. Plenty of vendors will be on-site, selling items from food to arts and crafts. Kids World features inflatables for bouncing and a water spray zone. There also will be a classic car display. The night caps with one of the Southwest’s largest fireworks displays. Visit Fabulous Phoenix Fourth for more information.

Chandler’s July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular
Tumbleweed Park

Flock to Tumbleweed Park, 745 East Germann Road, for a night of live music and fireworks. Prior to the big fireworks show, catch music from People Who Can Fly and Blaine Long. Additional activities and attractions include the 18-passenger Lego Trackless Train roll through, or get involved in some laser tag or a Western shooting game. Admission is free and more details can be found at the City of Chandler’s online home.

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Ash Ponders
Mesa’s Annual Celebration of Freedom
July 4
Mesa Convention Center

The Mesa Convention Center is the spot for this annual Independence Day party. Join a giant crowd of patriotic people at 263 North Center Street for the event, which offers fireworks and more. The Yankee Doodle Kids Zone has plenty of fun for the little ones. There’s also the Celebration Splash Zone, a memorial for fallen soldiers, a safety zone, and the Patriot Car Show. Admission is free. For more information, visit Downtown Mesa.

Fourth at the Fountain
July 4
Fountain Park in Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills’ patriotic party at 12925 North Saguaro Boulevard includes a chance to watch a large display of fireworks over the city's scenic lake. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets. Food vendors also will be on hand. A DJ will spin tunes to keep the mood festive while guests enjoy a relaxed evening of food and pyrotechnics. Admission is free. Experience Fountain Hills has the complete details.

Star Spangled Fourth
July 4
Goodyear Ballpark

Hot dogs and the July Fourth just go together. And at 1933 South Ballpark Way, you can enter a contest to see how many dogs you can down. There will be live music by Groove Merchants and a ticketed inflatables and water slides area that costs $5 for three individual tickets or $10 for a wristband that gets you unlimited rides. Harvest Preparatory Academy provides the 20-minute fireworks show. Admission is free. Visit Goodyear Ballpark for more information.

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And then the fireworks began.
Ash Ponders
Scottsdale’s Fourth of July Celebration
July 4

Keep it way cool at this indoor event that spans a 300,000 square-foot, air-conditioned venue in the WestWorld complex, located at 16601 North Pima Road. This celebration has plenty to see and do before the fireworks show begins. Watch a bull-riding show by Mercer Rodeo or a performance by the All-Star Stunt Dogs. There will be a Princess and Superhero meet-and-greet, Stunt Master’s BMX Show, a petting zoo, and a concession area with food and drink. Admission is $6 for Scottsdale residents purchasing online, $12 for general admission, free for kids 5 and younger, and $20 per car to see fireworks only. WestWorld has the complete details.

Your Hometown Fourth of July
July 4
Schnepf Farms

Schnepf Farms is celebrating our nation’s independence with food, fireworks, and fun activities at 24610 South Rittenhouse Road. Food trucks selling such items as burgers, wings, and funnel cakes will be available. Attendee can enjoy slip-and-slides, a rock wall for climbing, as well as a vortex tunnel. DJ Mountain Man Jay will perform on the main stage. Balloon-tossing and Hula-Hoop contests can earn you prizes. Admission is $20 per car. The Schnepf Farms website has the complete details.

Wet n’ Wild Fireworks
July 4
Wet n' Wild

Cool off at this waterpark and then take in a fireworks show, starting at about 8:45 p.m., 15 minutes before the park closes. The aerial display is included in regular park admission. This popular place to beat the heat is at 4243 West Pinnacle Peak Road. Wet n' Wild has complete details.

Correction: This post has been updated from its original version to reflect that the Desert Ridge fireworks happen July 1, not July 3.
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Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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