4th Of July Fun,
Festivities And Fireworks!
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
June 30, 2018 — It’s more than than just a day off, fireworks and barbecues: Independence Day celebrates the Declaration of Independence, adopted July 4, 1776. On that piece of paper, the Continental Congress made clear that the 13 colonies were no longer beholden to the British Empire. (The Congress formerly voted on the declaration two days before).
Some 242 years later, celebrations with all the trappings are held pretty much everywhere in the United States.
Break out your red, white and blue regalia, and take advantage of all the fun events planned (featuring -- naturally -- fireworks) in Phoenix and surrounding towns.
June 29 to July 8
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is sponsoring a Fourth of July Freedom Fest though July 8 at the resort, 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale. There will be movies, Mermaid Story Time, beach parties, a glow party, watermelon-eating contests and much more. For the full line-up and other pertinent info, visit https://www.scottsdaleprincess.com
Sunday, July 1
The 4th Of July Virtual 5K will be held through July 31. Participants will complete a race on their own and submit their time; they will then receive a medal. Some of the proceeds will benefit Homes for Our Troops. Registration fees range from $18 to $28. To learn more, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-of-july-5k-phoenix-tickets-46455648094?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Wednesday, July 3
Red, White & Boom! will begin at 3 p.m. at Ahwatukee Country Club, 12432 S. 48th St. This free event will feature food, live entertainment, beer, wine and local vendors showcasing their products. For more details, visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/458893754121266
Victory Lane Car Show & Fireworks will take place at Victory Lane Sports Park, 22603 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale. Along with the car show, there food and beverages available. It’s $20 to show, and $4 for spectators. To learn more, check out http://artofnoize.com/IndependenceDayCarShow16/index.html
Wednesday, July 4
501c Realty Team's 4th of July Fireworks FUNraiser will be held starting at 4 p.m. at Dave & Buster's, 9460 W Hanna Drive, Glendale. Admission starts at $20, and will include food, beverages, door prizes and cash prizes. Games will be 50 percent off. To learn more, check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/501c-realty-teams-4th-of-july-fireworks-funraiser-tickets-47022122434?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
The Phoenix Zoo is hosting 4th of Zooly starting at 7 p.m. and featuring a barbecue dinner, live entertainment, free carousel rides, animal encounters, a bounce house and more. Ticket prices start at $35 for children ages 3 to 12 and $45 for adults. For more information, visit http://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/4th-zooly/
It wouldn’t be summer without baseball, and as part of their game against St. Louis, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting on a fireworks show. To learn more, go to https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/tickets/single-game-tickets?affiliateId=5T16751G-2A2T5D#game=530706
The city of Phoenix is sponsoring its 33rd annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th starting at 6 p.m. at Steele Indian School Park, 300 Indian School Road. The free and non-alcoholic family event will feature two stages of musical acts and entertainers, along with a variety of vendors, festival-style food and beverage, arts and crafts, interactive exhibits and a classic car display. For more details, call (602) 534-3378 or go to https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/special-events/fabphx4
The Tempe Town Lake Festival is happening at Tempe Beach Park. There will be food and beverages available, along with entertainment. For ticket or other important info, check out http://tempe4th.com/
The Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration is being held starting at 4 p.m. at Westworld, 16601 N. Pima Road. There will be a KidsZone, Jurassic 4th Dinosaur Encounter, pony rides, a petting zoo, food, beverages and more. Admission is $12 for children and $15 for adults; family packs are also available. To learn more, go to http://www.scottsdaleindependenceday.com/
The Westgate Firework Fest will be held starting at 5 p.m. at the Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. in Glendale. There will be live entertainment, food and cool-water zone. To learn more about the free event, check out http://westgateaz.com/america/
Fourth At the Fountain will take place at Fountain Park, 16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains. Admission is free, and there will be food and a DJ. For more details, check out https://www.experiencefountainhills.org/events/2018/fourth-at-the-fountain
The city of Peoria is sponsoring its All-American Festival at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave. The Ryan Sims Band will perform; there will also be live entertainment, kids and water zones, eating contests, food and beer concessions and more. Admission is $10, or $7 until June 29. To learn more, go to https://www.peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/community-services/festivals-and-events/4th-of-july-festival
The Arizona Celebration of Freedom will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 263 N. Center St., Mesa. There will be live entertainment, activity zones and vendors. A donation of non-perishable food, water or cash is encouraged. For more information, check out http://arizonacelebrationoffreedom.com/
The city of Chandler is sponsoring a July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road. A presentation of the colors is scheduled, along with entertainment from the School of Rock Sugar Skulls. Visit http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=162 for more information.
The city of Goodyear is sponsoring the Star Spangled 4th, starting at 6 p.m at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way. There will be a zipline, waterslides, live entertainment, a hot dog eating contest and more. For other details, check out http://www.goodyearbp.com/events/star-spangled-4th
The city of Gilbert is sponsoring a 4th of July Celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Higley High School, 4068 E. Pecos Road. For more details, visit https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/fourth-of-july
The city of Surprise will feature its annual 4th of July celebration starting at 5:30 p.m. at Surprise Stadium, 15850 N. Bullard. Admission is free, and a canned food donation is encouraged. To learn more, call (623) 222-2000 or visit https://www.surpriseaz.gov/491/Special-Events
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