Fireworks Around Phoenix This Independence Day 2012


The 4th of July is coming up soon! If you’re looking for the best fireworks shows in Phoenix, I’ve tried to list them all below so you can choose for yourself.

Like I did in last year’s article, I will also 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!

4th of July Fireworks Shows 2012

Ahwatukee

Red, White & Boom Fireworks Festival
When: July 3, 2012, 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Ahwatukee Country Club
How: 480-753-7676
Cost: $25 per adult, $15 for ages 12 and younger

Red, White & Boom Block Party
When: July 4, 2012, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa
How: 602-225-0100
Cost: $5 – $10 concessions

Apache Junction

Fourth of July Celebration
When: July 4, 2012, starting at 8:00am, with fireworks starting at 9:00pm
Where: Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center & Apache Junction High School Football Stadium
How: 480-983-2181
Cost: $1 – $2 for volleyball spectators and swimming, Free for evening events

Cave Creek

Third of July Fireworks
When: July 3, 2012, starting at 5:30pm, with fireworks starting at sunset
Where: Harold’s Corral
How: 480-488-1906
Cost: Free

Chandler

Chandler’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
When: July 4, 2012, 4:00pm – 10:30pm, with fireworks starting at 9:30pm
Where: Tumbleweed Park
How: 480-782-2735
Cost: Free (on-site event parking $5 per vehicle)

A Star-Spangled Shoot Out
When: July 4, 2012, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Rawhide
How: 480-502-5600
Cost: $10 for ages 6 and older, Free for ages 5 and younger

Fountain Hills

“An Evening of Theater and Fireworks”
When: July 3, 2012, starting at 7:00pm, with fireworks starting at 9:30pm
Where: Fountain Hills Community Theater
How: 480-837-9661
Cost: $25, $20 for seniors & ages 17 and younger

Gilbert

Fire in the Sky
When: July 4, 2012, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Central Christian Church of the East Valley – Gilbert Campus
How: 480-305-7500
Cost: Free, non-perishable food donations accepted

Mesa

Southwest Ambulance Arizona Celebration of Freedom
When: June 30, 2012, starting at 9:30pm
Where: Downtown Mesa
How: 480-890-2613
Cost: Free

Phoenix

Freedom Wireless Fabulous Fourth
When: July 4, 2012, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, with fireworks starting at 9:30pm
Where: Steele Indian School Park
How: 602-534-3378
Cost: Free

4th of Zoo-Ly at the Phoenix Zoo
When: July 4, 2012, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, with fireworks starting at 9:00pm
Where: Phoenix Zoo
How: 602-914-4333
Cost: $40 for ages 13 and older, $35 for ages 3 – 12, Free for ages 2 and younger (but still require reservation)

Scottsdale

Independence Day Music Festival
When: July 3, 2012, starting at 5:30pm
Where: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
How: 480-270-5000
Cost: $22 – $89, Free for children who sit on someone’s lap

A Star-Spangled Celebration
When: July 4, 2012, starting at 4:00pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
How: 480-444-1234
Cost: $25, $12.50 for ages 6 – 12, Free for ages 5 and younger

Tempe

July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival
When: July 4, 2012, starting at 5:00pm, with fireworks starting at 9:20pm
Where: Tempe Beach Park
How: 480-350-5189
Cost: Starting at $5 (in advance) & $8 (day of event), Free for ages 12 and younger

And for those of you thinking about taking advantage of Arizona’s 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. Whatever you do, I hope you have a happy and memorable Independence Day!

Image Credit: justincb123 on Flickr. CC Licensed.

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About Doug Hill

Doug Hill is an Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and founded The Hill Group with his wife, Kirsten in 2003. Combined, they have helped over 1,000+ clients buy and sell homes in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Doug holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management & Economics, and is a Navy veteran. He is an active member of the Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors on their Professional Standards Board, and he and his wife have had the #1 team for Coldwell Banker in Arizona for multiple years in a row. He loves to read, travel, and spend time with his family and friends.
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