LIST: Phoenix metro area July 4th events and fireworks

Check out Independence Day celebrations in the Phoenix-metro area that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your own car or home.

Apache Junction's Fireworks Extravaganza

"The fireworks show will be contingent on weather and fire safety in the nearby area. We encourage everyone to view from home with family and friends," stated officials. "We plan to have a show that is vertical, with no ground displays and can be viewed throughout most of the community."

The event will also be live streamed on social media.

Online: http://www.ajcity.net/700/4th-of-July

Casa Grande's 4th of July Celebration - From Home

After Governor Ducey announced that public events were no longer allowed to have more than 50 people, the city of Casa Grande changed their drive-in 4th of July celebration.

"In adherence to public events of less than 50 people, the city will still host the Fourth of July Celebration but will not allow for public gathering on the grounds or drive-up participation as originally planned. Residents are encouraged to take in the spectacular show from the comfort of their homes and yards."

Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.

Online: https://casagrandeaz.gov/calendar/4th-of-july-celebration

Maricopa's 4th of July Fireworks Show

“Even though we aren’t able to celebrate the 4th the way we normally would, we want to provide a little piece of normal for our residents,” said Nathan Ullyot, Director of Community Services. “We’re hoping our residents will be able to see the shows from anywhere in the City. We will also connect through social media and photo contests, with some pretty sweet prizes.”  

The event begins at 9 p.m. on July 4 and officials say it has been custom designed so you can view the show from the comfort of your own home and backyard.

Mesa’s Arizona Celebration of Freedom Drive-In Fireworks

“Due to an abundance of caution while we maintain social distancing guidelines, the 11th Titan Solar Power Arizona Celebration of Freedom becomes a Drive-In Fireworks Show this year,” stated officials.The free event will take place in the Fiesta Mall parking lot, located at 1425 W. Southern Ave. from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 4.

Online: http://www.azcelebrationoffreedom.org

Peoria hosts the All-American Festival at Home

“Peoria’s annual All-American Fourth of July Festival has long been a wonderful opportunity for us to honor the greatness of our country, the independent spirit of our founding fathers, and the freedom that we enjoy every single day,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. 

Tune in and participate Saturday, July 4 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. The 22-minute fireworks show at 9 p.m. was cancelled. 

For more information, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/events.

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Cruise the Phoenix Zoo

From July 2 to July 6 from 7 a.m. to Noon, "Cruise the Zoo allows guests to view a variety of Zoo animals such as flamingos, giraffes, elephants and more while maintaining safe social distancing measures."

Tickets ($65) must be pre-purchased online.

For a map, FAQs, event details: https://www.phoenixzoo.org/cruisethezoo

 

Prescott Valley's Fourth of July Celebration

"All activities such as concessions, bounce houses, beer garden and live band have been cancelled. However, Mountain Valley Park, and all other parks in the community, will remain open, and the fireworks show will go on as planned from Mountain Valley. The public is invited to bring picnic items and coolers and enjoy the fireworks at any of these parks with appropriate social distancing. Music will be broadcast throughout Mountain Valley Park from a local radio station during the leadup to the fireworks," stated Heidi Dahms Foster, Communications Relations Coordinator.

The fireworks will still take place at 9 p.m. on July 4, wind and weather permitting.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/690436091756288

Scottsdale's 4th of July Celebration

Gates open at 7 p.m., followed by the fireworks show at 9 p.m. All patrons must remain in a 20x20 parking space with the exception of using restrooms or purchasing concessions. All patrons must wear masks when outside of their vehicle.

Tickets: $25 per car

Online: http://www.scottsdale4th.com

Surprise's Fireworks Display

On Saturday, July 4, the city will feature a 20-minute fireworks display starting at 8:40 p.m. in the area around Bullard Ave. and Paradise Lane.

"The city encourages people to observe the fireworks show remotely from their homes or vehicles, as the display will be visible from vantage points across the community. Limited surface parking is available at Surprise Stadium, Surprise Aquatic Center and Dreamcatcher Park. While not recommended, should observers chose to drive to the Civic Center and Recreation Campus area, parking will be first come and must be done in accordance with state and local traffic laws," stated Marketing & Communications Manager Virginia Mungovan.

Online: https://www.surpriseaz.gov

Cancelled celebrations