4th of July Celebrations In and Around the East Valley


Fourth of July events for families across Phoenix and Arizona offer something for every family’s preference.

We’ve rounded up free July 4th celebrations, ticketed ones with special activities and of course, the ones in northern Arizona that give small town American vibes (and cooler temperatures).

If you haven’t been to a July 4th celebration in Arizona, remember that even the nights are hot! Here’s some summer hydration tips to help kids safe in the heat. A few things to pack 4th of July Celebrations In and Around the East Valleyto make the celebrations extra memorable with kids:

  • Glow sticks
  • Small American flags (dollar stores typically sell them!)
  • Small fans and mister spray bottles

And don’t forget about our free events calendar if you want to narrow options down to just free events. We’re always updating the calendar so bookmark it and check it often for new events.  View the calendar here.




Gilbert 4th of July Celebration

Gilbert’s 4th of July Celebration is from 4-9:30pm at Gilbert Regional Park.

Experience live performances, aerial entertainment, drone show plus a fireworks show. On-site parking will be required for $15 per car by credit card only.

General Admission is Free, The VIP Experience is an additional upgrade.

More information: Gilbert 4th of July Celebration | Gilbert, Arizona (gilbertaz.gov)

Mesa 4th of July Celebration

4th of July Celebrations In and Around the East ValleyCity of Mesa’s Arizona Celebration of Freedom is from 6-10pm in Downtown Mesa. One of Mesa’s most popular summer events honors Independence Day with fireworks, live music, a car show, bmx stunt show and plenty of patriotic, family friendly activities.

Admission is Free.

More Information: Arizona Celebration of Freedom Festival & Mesa Fireworks 2024 – Visit Mesa

Queen Creek 4th of July Celebration at Schnepf Farms

Queen Creek’s Schnepf Farms Hometown 4th is 4-9pm. Celebrate with food trucks, craft vendors, beer and wine garden, concert stage, water inflatables and fireworks.

Tickets are $40 per car load.

More Information: Events on the Farm | Schnepf Farms

Chandler 4th of July Celebration

Chandler’s All American Bash is from 7-9:30pm at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. Enjoy live music, yard games, food vendors and more. This year there will be a 5 minute pyrotechnic show as part of the concert at 8:20pm.

Admission is Free.

More Information: Chandler’s All-American Bash | City of Chandler (chandleraz.gov)

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration

Scottsdale’s 4th of July Celebration is from 5-9pm at WestWorld. The event includes fireworks, parade of heroes games, eating competitions, bull-riding and mutton busting.

Tickets start at $25.

More Information: Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration | Scottsdale, AZ

Tempe 4th of July Celebration

Tempe’s 4th of July Celebration is from 4-10pm at Tempe Beach Park. It will include live entertainment, a variety of food vendors, games, inflatables, rock climbing wall in the family fun zone, and a fireworks display over the lake.

General Admission is $12, Children under 10 are free.

More Information: Celebrate 4th of July in Tempe | Tempe Tourism

Phoenix 4th of July Celebration

Fabulous Phoenix 4th is from 6-10pm at Steele Indian School Park. This event is a non-alcoholic family event. Included are arts and crafts, rides, inflatables and activities for youth to enjoy, as well as one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest.

Admission is Free.

More Information: City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department – Celebrate Independence Day

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration

The Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Hotel will be hosting their Fourth of July Freedom Fest that entire weekend at their resort. Fireworks, Concerts, Air Shows, Swimming and Dive-In Movies are all apart of your stay.

More Information: Fourth of July Freedom Fest | Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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Independence Day Parade

Date &Time: July 6th | 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Location: HWY 260 & Forest Park

Independence Day Celebration

Date & Time: July 6th/7th | 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (Sat.) 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (Sun.)

Independence Day Fireworks

Date & Time: July 6th | 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Mogollon High School

🎆 Begin at 9 p.m.

More Information: https://heberovergaard.org/chamber-events-1


Payson’s 4th of July Celebration is from Noon-10pm at Green Valley Park. Fireworks, live music, delicious food vendors, games, water activities and a pie eating contest make up this unforgettable event.

Admission is Free.

More Information: Fourth Of July – Payson Arizona Parks, Recreation, & Tourism (adventurepayson.com)

Show Low:

Show Low’s 4th of July Parade and Freedom Fest is from 9am-10pm in Downtown Show Low. Wild West Parade starts at 9am, Freedom Fest at 3pm with Fireworks at 9pm.

Admission is Free.

More Information: (1) – Let me know if you have any questions! (showlowchamber.com)


Flagstaff’s 4th of July Celebrations are during the day but not to be missed. It starts with their 4th of July Parade from 9-11am in Historic Downtown Flagstaff. Then from there head to A Flag Fourth Patriotic Pops Concert from 3-5pm at the Pepsi Amphitheater.

Admission is Free.

More Information: Flagstaff 4th of July 2024 Events – Discover Flagstaff (flagstaffarizona.org)


Fireworks Celebration

Date & Time: July 4th | Open 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

🎆 Begin at 9:00 p.m.



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