FREE PLACES TO WATCH THE FIREWORKS!June 30, 2018
The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year; perfect time to light up the middle of your week!
There are dozens of places to watch fireworks around the Valley for free.
And many of these free admission events include live music, food, kid activities and more — but pay close attention to the fees, including parking.
I rounded up several places around the Valley where you can get your fireworks fix and celebrate Independence Day for free!
Celebrate Independence Day at Surprise Stadium watching the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers minor league baseball.
Gates open at 4:30pm, the game starts at 5:30pm and fireworks begin at 8:30pm.
The event is free, but they are accepting canned food donations.
Their celebration is happening at Veterans Park with water slides, food and yummy contests including a hot dog and wing eating contest.
The event is free and starts at 4pm. Fireworks will light up the sky at dusk.
8601 W Van Buren Street
Westgate Entertainment District will have a free fireworks show and festivities for the whole family.
There will be two stages of live music, a splash pad, face painting and even a beer garden for those 21 and over.
Many of the surrounding restaurants will have food and drink deals throughout the day.
The event starts at 5pm, fireworks start at 9pm.
6751 N Sunset Boulevard in Glendale
Celebrate in the city of Buckeye with a free watermelon, kids zone with water bounce houses and of course there will be food!
The event is from 7pm – 9pm, with fireworks starting at 9pm.
It’s free but you will have to pay for the bounce houses and food of course.
Youngker High School, 3000 S Apache Road
Wigwam in Litchfield Park
The Red, White and Book event is happening at the Wigwam from 6pm – 8:30pm and fireworks will follow.
The resort will have a live DJ, water slides and bounce houses.
There is no cost to watch the fireworks but you’ll pay $10 for an unlimited ride and activities wristband.
300 E Wigwam Blvd
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
Fabulous Phoenix Fourth
This event is expected to have more than 100,000 people at Steele Indian School Park.
There will be two stages of live music, a classic car show, kid activities, inflatables, a water zone, plus food trucks and vendors.
It will be alcohol free, meaning you can’t bring alcohol and it won’t be sold. Alcohol is NOT allowed.
It’s all happening from 6pm – 10pm.
Fireworks start at 9:30pm.
3rd Street and Indian School Road
Their party is happening at Tumbleweed Park.
They will have a fireworks show at 9pm, but the free festival starts at 6:30pm.
There will be laser tag, inflatables, a video game truck, food trucks and a beer garden.
The event is free, but you will have to pay for some of the activities, parking is $5 per vehicle and they are only accepting cash for parking.
This is also an alcohol-free event.
2250 S McQueen Road
The Arizona Celebration of Freedom will have patriotic displays including a memorial to Arizona’s fallen soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan wars, two stages of live music, a kid zone with games and inflatables, a splash zone and even a fire truck spraying water.
The event starts at 6pm.
The fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Mesa Amphitheater and Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center Street
Their annual Independence Day event is happening at Higley High School with fireworks at 8:30pm.
There will also be food trucks at the event.
4068 E Pecos Road
The fireworks start at 8:30pm in Apache Junction.
The city’s all-day celebration includes sand volleyball, games and races and lots of things for the kids like bounce houses, water slides and live music.
Admission is free but if you want to swim, it’ll cost $1.50 for kids and $2.50 for adults.
1091 W Southern Avenue
*All of these events are happening on Wednesday, July 4th.