Where To See Fourth of July Fireworks In Phoenix Area

By on June 19, 2020 0 133Views

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the physically distancing requirements, Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks events will be different than past years.

Some annual events in various communities have canceled their events. Those cities include Phoenix, Tempe, Anthem, and Fountain Hills. Fort McDowell Casino and Westgate Entertainment District have also canceled their Independence Day fireworks.

The Fireworks celebration shows that are still currently planned are:

Apache Junction
Buckeye
Chandler
Gilbert
Goodyear
Litchfield Park
Maricopa
Mesa
Peoria
Queen Creek
Scottsdale
Surprise

However, the normal schedule of the events will not be the usual festival activity with food trucks, music and activities, but will now consist of a drive-in, with families and friends watching the show from inside their vehicles.

Here are the details where and when you can watch the firework shows:

BUCKEYE – INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Buckeye annual fireworks show
Saturday, July 4th
Youngker High School
3000 S. Apache Road
Parking lot will open at 7:30 p.m.
Fireworks start at 8:30 p.m.

According to Buckeye’s website, there is no cost to watch the fireworks, but there is a limited amount of parking at the school

People will be able to watch the fireworks from inside their vehicle or within their assigned parking spot. Bottled water and snacks are allowed to be brought in. There will be no open restrooms, water or food for sale. Alcohol, glass containers, outside sparklers or fireworks, bikes, and skateboards are not permitted.
More information.

CHANDLER’S JULY 4TH FIREWORKS DRIVE-IN

Saturday, July 4th
Tumbleweed Park
2250 S. McQueen Road.
There will be no entertainment, food, or activities, just fireworks. Parking lots at Tumbleweed Park will open at 7:30 p.m.
Fireworks to start at 9 p.m.

Parking spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event. Once all spots have been filled, the parking lot will close. Vehicles will be separated by 30 feet.  People can watch the show from their vehicles. Grilling, tailgating, personal fireworks, and alcohol are not allowed. Public restrooms will be open.
More information.

GILBERT CENTENNIAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Saturday, July 4th
Crossroads Park
2155 E Knox Road.
Parking will open at 6:30 p.m. and be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fireworks to start at 8:30 p.m.

Vehicles will be parking in every other parking spot. There is no cost to park. People can watch the fireworks from inside their vehicle or within five feet of their vehicle. Food trucks will be available at the park and attendees are allowed to bring their own food to the park, but cannot actively cook anything at the park. Groups are limited to eight per vehicle. Alcohol, fireworks, tents, drones, and glass are not allowed.
More information.

GOODYEAR’S STAR-SPANGLED FOURTH DRIVE-IN

Saturday, July 4th
Goodyear Ballpark
Parking lot will open at 7 p.m.
The 20-minute fireworks show is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m.

Overflow parking will be available in a nearby lot, if needed. There is no cost to park. People can bring their own snacks and water and are allowed to tailgate outside their vehicles. Local radio station, 102.5 KNIX, will provide some entertainment before the show.
More information.

THE WIGWAM’S FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

The Wigwam resort in Litchfield Park is planning on their Fourth of July fireworks shows, but is encouraging people to watch the show from their homes, guest rooms, or cars. No official designated area will be organized for attendees to come and watch.  No additional information was available on the website.

MESA’S ARIZONA CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM

Saturday, July 4th
“Arizona Celebration of Freedom” event will be a drive-in-style fireworks show. The fireworks can be viewed from the parking lot of the now-closed Fiesta Mall, 1425 W. Southern Avenue. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m.

Cars will be parked in every other parking space and people will be able to view the show from their vehicle and on one side of the car. People are allowed to bring food, non-alcoholic drinks, chairs, and blankets. There will be no vendors at the designated parking area.
More information.

PEORIA’S ALL-AMERICAN FESTIVAL AT HOME

Saturday, July 4th
Peoria is still planning to light their annual fireworks show, but residents will have to watch from home. The city will light fireworks from three locations. There will be no on-site parking for people to view them so the exact locations have not been disclosed.
Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9 p.m.
More information.

SCHNEPF FARMS’ HOMETOWN FOURTH

Saturday, July 4th
Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek will host their annual Fourth of July festival. According to the farm’s website, the event will have DJs, food trucks, craft vendors, beer and wine, and a 30-minute evening fireworks show.

Parking spots, which serves as general admission, are $25 per vehicle and are only being sold via the farm’s website, www.schnepffarms.com. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. VIP tickets are available for $65 per person, and include private parking, a catered dinner, and a front-row seat to the fireworks. People are allowed to bring their own food, drinks (no alcohol), dogs, flags, blankets, chairs, and tents.
More information.

SCOTTSDALE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Saturday, July 4th
Gates open at 6 p.m.
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Road
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers will headline a drive-in concert. There will be a parade to honor first responders and essential workers, and an evening fireworks show.

Tickets are priced per car and are vary between $120, $140, and $180, depending on how close to the stage you would like to be. For those who just want to see the fireworks, there is a $25-per-car fireworks-only ticket. VIP tickets, which include parking for three vehicles, catered dinner, and premium viewing, are available for $570.

The “parade of heroes” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers will perform at 7:45 p.m.
Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9 p.m.
More information.

FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale will host nightly fireworks, July 2-4, 2020.
There will also be a vintage air show on July 4 at 4:45 p.m. Those activities are open to guests staying at the resort and to those who eat at one of the resort’s restaurants the day of.
More information.

SURPRISE

Saturday, July 4th
Their annual firework will be lit near Bullard Avenue and Paradise Lane. There will be limited parking available at Surprise Stadium, Surprise Aquatic Center and Dreamcatcher Park. In addition, people are encouraged to watch them from home.
The fireworks display is scheduled to start at 8:40 p.m.
More information.