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If you’re in the metro Phoenix area, you have a plethora of festivities to choose from this 4th of July Weekend. At Eminent SEO, we’ve put together a list of some events you might not have heard of, but are suitable for everyone.
Carve out your own 4th of July experience this year by partaking in one of the events on the following list.
Your Event Guide for Phoenix This 4th of July
Casa Grande 4th of July Celebration
Want to get out of the Valley and beat the heat with a small-town feel? Head on down to Casa Grande and spend the day at the water park for Family Swim Day, and free watermelon while supplies last. The fireworks show begins about 9 p.m. and rivals any in the Phoenix area.
Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for kids.
Paul Mason Sportsplex – 2525 N. Rodeo Road, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Cave Creek 3rd of July at Harold’s in Cave Creek
Leave the beer-soaked college crowds back in town and come up to Cave Creek for some amazing BBQ, live music and fireworks.
Admission is free for open seating. Reservations are available for a fee.
Harold’s Corral – 6895 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Gilbert’s Fire in the Sky
Taking place outside Central Christian Church, this event is great for everyone. “Fire in the Sky” features live music, free beach balls to throw at your neighbor’s head in the crowd, county fair food, contests, prizes and a canned food drive. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Admission is free.
Central Christian Church – 965 E. Germann Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297
Diamondbacks 4th of July Game
Start this Independence Day game off with tailgating hosted by 104.7 KISS-FM, starting at 5 p.m. with games and food as far as the eye can see. They’re even having a contest with Diamondbacks-themed prizes for anyone that thinks they are the best tailgater. The first 20,000 fans in the stadium get a commemorative stars and stripes T-shirt, and the Diamondbacks will honor men and women of the armed forces prior to first pitch. The team then takes on the division-rival Padres, and after the game has been decided, the Diamondbacks will launch a fireworks show that rivals any in the country.
Chase Field – 401 E. Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
After Dark in the Park at Deer Valley
Despite its name, this event is kid-friendly and features bounce houses and food the whole family will love. Local vendors will have a variety of food and beverages available, then the fireworks start at 8:45 p.m.. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs!
Admission is free.
Deer Valley Park – 19602 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85027
There are endless fun activities at this event: water zones, bounce houses, “The Skyscraper” waterslide, live entertainment, food eating contests, a cornhole tournament and much more. Then wrap up the night with fireworks beginning at 9:15 p.m.
Admission is $10/person, although 12 and under is free.
Peoria Sports Complex – 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382
Light Up the Sky (July 1)
Come to Maryvale Baseball Park on Friday, July 1, for activities inside and flanking the stadium. This is one of the most family friendly events of the weekend, with inflatable rides for the kiddos and no alcohol sold on the premises, although you are allowed to bring a cooler outside the stadium. The events begin at 6:30 p.m. with the fireworks show kicking off around 8:30.
Admission is free, but bring cash for the vendors.
Maryvale Baseball Park – 3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031
‘Independence Day 2’ Movie
Before all the fireworks events around the Valley, take the family to the movies. Stay cool during the day, relax and watch one of this summer’s blockbusters. With almost every theater around the Valley showing the movie throughout the day, you’re sure to find a time to fits this sequel into your schedule.
Queen Creek 4th of July Celebration at Schnepf Farms
Another venue that’s great for the whole family and has a small-town feel, Queen Creek’s Schnepf Farms puts on a great Independence Day show. This event has everything from mini golf and a roller coaster to rock climbing and even “flying farmers” (we’re as confused as you, but it’s gotta be good). Rides and vendors operate until 9:30 p.m., which is when the fireworks will commence.
Admission is $20 per carload, but please drive safely, folks. Don’t load more people than seatbelts to save a few bucks. Be mindful that the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is monitoring traffic surrounding the venue
Schnepf Farms – 24810 E. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Friendly Reminder for Events Around the Valley
Eminent SEO hopes you have a wonderful 4th of July this year and wants to remind you to be safe, don’t drink and drive, and consume plenty of water. Get the family together and have fun this weekend.
Happy 240th birthday, America!