Fridays Around Phoenix – Independence Day Fireworks 2011


**UPDATE: Click here if you are looking for fireworks shows and 4th of July celebrations in 2012.**

July 4th is just a few days away and you’re probably wondering where the closest or the best Independence Day fireworks show is going to be. I can’t really say which show is going to be the best for you, but there are a bunch of shows to choose from this year, and I’ve tried to list them all below so you can choose for yourself.

To help you in your decision-making process, I’ll separate the shows by city, link out to each event’s website, if available, and indicate the cost (free vs. paid admission). If you’re debating between two or more different shows, make sure you visit the events’ websites, because some of them are just fireworks shows, but many of them include much more like live music and games!

Independence Day Fireworks Celebrations 2011

Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee Red, White & Boom Community Fireworks Celebration
Where: Ahwatukee Country Club
When: July 3, 2011, starting at 6pm
Cost: Free

Apache Junction

Hometown 4th of July Celebration
Where: Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center & Apache Junction High School Football Stadium
When: July 4, 2011, starting at 10am
Cost: Free

Cave Creek

Cave Creek’s 3rd of July Fireworks Celebration
Where: Harold’s Corral
When: July 3, 2011, starting at 5pm
Cost: Free

Chandler

Chandler’s 4th of July 7-UP Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Tumbleweed Park
When: July 4, 2011, starting at 4pm
Cost: Free

A Star Spangled Shoot Out
Where: Rawhide
When: July 4, 2011, starting at 5pm
Cost: $10 per person (ages 6 & up)

Gilbert

Fire in the Sky
Where: Central Christian Church’s Gilbert Campus, Campo Verde High School, or Gilbert Soccer Complex
When: July 4, 2011, starting at 7pm
Cost: Free

Mesa

Arizona Celebration of Freedom
Where: Downtown Mesa
When: July 1, 2011, starting at 6pm, and July 2, 2011, starting at 6pm
Cost: Free

Independence Day Cowboy Dinner Show
Where: Rockin’ R Ranch
When: July 2, 2011, starting at 5:30pm
Cost: $32 ($22 for ages 12 & under)

Phoenix

Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth
Where: Steele Indian School Park
When: July 4, 2011, starting at 6pm
Cost: Free

4th of Zoo-ly Celebration
Where: Phoenix Zoo
When: July 4, 2011, starting at 7pm
Cost: $40 (free for ages 1 – 2, $35 for ages 3 – 12)

Scottsdale

Independence Day Music Festival
Where: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
When: July 3, 2011, starting at 5pm
Cost: $18.50

Tempe

CBS 5 Tempe Town Lake Festival Produced by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe
Where: Tempe Town Lake
When: July 4, 2011, starting at 4pm
Cost: $8 (ages 13 & up)

And for those of you thinking about taking advantage of Arizona’s recently loosened fireworks laws, please, please make sure you use them safely. For more information about Arizona’s fireworks regulations, and what they say about each type of fireworks item, read here.

Image Credit: justincb123 on Flickr. CC Licensed.

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About Joshua Hill

Joshua is a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, member of The Hill Group, co-author of The Phoenix Real Estate Blog, and a Yelp-enthusiast. His wife calls him a geek, but that's a compliment in his book!
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