Tempe Town Lake Festival
The Kiwanis Club of Tempe will present its 65th Annual Fireworks Spectacular show from the Mill Avenue Bridge in Tempe. The show will start at 9:15, and is choreographed to a variety of music. The event also features live music, the Cox Communications Family Fun Fest, and more.
Details: Gates open 5 p.m., Monday, July 4
Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
$5 general admission
Gilbert’s Fire in the Sky
Fire in the Sky is a Fourth of July celebration with events at two different locations in Gilbert. At Central Christian Church, vendors will sell hot dogs, nachos, snow cones and more, and there will also be music, a watermelon-eating contest, and a canned food drive. There will also be three inflatable water slides, food vendors and a DJ at the Gilbert Youth Soccer Complex. The fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m.
6 p.m. Monday, July 4
Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Road, Gilbert;
Gilbert Youth Soccer Complex, 4260 S. Greenfield Road, Gilbert
Schnepf Farms Fourth of July
Schnepf Farms is hosting a Fourth of July festival where they are pulling out all of the stops. The event will feature amusement rides, waterslides, and hayrides during the day. A DJ and light show will keep the celebration going into the night. The fireworks display is sent to begin around 9 p.m and guests can end their evening with an outdoor movie afterward. Schnepf Farms is also offering a VIP experience for an additional fee. The VIP treatment includes a barbecue dinner in the barn, an unlimited-ride wristband, bottled water, and exclusive seats for the firework show.
4-10 p.m. Monday, July 4
Schnepf Farms, 24610 South Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek
$20 per carload; $12 unlimited ride wristbands; $45 VIP
July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular in Chandler
Chandler is celebrating our independence with a firework show at Tumbleweed Park. The event will feature food and vendors as well as a VIP area. This is the debut of the VIP option at this annual event, and only 300 VIP passes are available. These ticketholders will enjoy unlimited food and non-alcoholic drinks from San Tan Brewery, a private cash bar, and tables and chairs to dine at during the fireworks display.
Details: 4-10:30 p.m. Monday, July 4
Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler
$5 parking per vehicle; free general admission; $20 adult VIP, $10 kids VIP
Fourth of Zooly
The Phoenix Zoo is hosting an evening of family fun to celebrate the 4th. The event will feature a catered barbecue dinner, free carousel rides, bounce house and slide, animal appearances and other entertainment by Studio 8. The best part is that the back part of the Zoo has a view of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular! Beer and wine can be purchased at dinner and during the fireworks, and treats will be provided during the show.
Details: 7-10 p.m. Monday, July 4
Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
$45; $35 children 3-12; free for children 2 and under
Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom
This celebration in Mesa features a memorial to Arizona’s fallen soldiers, a military vehicles showcase, as well as an arts and culture showcase. There will also be a re-enactment of the Revolutionary War at 6:45 p.m., and a naturalization ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. At America’s Heritage Lane and Independence Hall, take a civics quiz, walk through national monuments and see historical figures, and watch a historical flag presentation. Aside from the historical attractions, there will be a Kids’ Zone with carnival games. There will also be inflatable water features, soak zones and a fire truck spraying water, a tailgate zone with music and games, live entertainment, and food and drink booths. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Monday, July 4
Mesa Amphitheater and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St.