Fourth of July celebrations happening around the Phoenix area

A list of places to enjoy food, family, fun and fireworks around the Valley.

Tuesday, July 4, will mark 241 years since the Declaration of Independence was signed.

That means, it's time to celebrate the United States with music, fun and lots of fireworks.

But where in the Valley can you go?

Here's a list of some of the shows and events you can find around Phoenix.

Happening Tuesday, July 4

"Star-Spangled Bucks" at Salt River Tubing

When: Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4

Where: Salt River Tubing HQ at 9200 North Bush Highway

What: Floaters will have the opportunity to trade in full litter bags at the end of their adventure for a $7 tube rental discount coupon for their next visit. There will be prizes and live entertainment. It's $17 per person or tube.

The coupon is valid seven days a week starting July 5 to August 25.

"Hero Appreciation" at Wet ‘n’ Wild

When: Fourth of July weekend (Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4)

Where: Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix at 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road

What: Free admission for all active and retired military and first responders for July 4th weekend. A valid ID is needed and up to six family members or friends can get in for half off the entry price.

32nd Annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th

When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.

Where: Steele Indian School Park

What: This free event kicks off at 6 p.m. and fireworks are expected to take place around 9:30 p.m. Around 100,000 people are expected at the free family event. 

Fourth of July in Scottsdale

When: Tuesday, July 4 from 3 p.m. -9:30 p.m.

Where: WestWorld

What: A patriotic event indoors at Scottsdale's WestWorld full of entertainment, bull riding and fun for the whole family. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. General admission is $12.

*Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at 3 p.m. on July 4 to reduce wildfire threats.

"Fourth at the Fountain" in Fountain Hills

When: Doors open at 6 p.m. on July 4 and the show ends at 10 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. over the park's iconic lake.

Where: Fountain Park at 12925 N Saguaro Blvd.

What: Attendees can catch music featuring DJ Steve Grosz, play games and participate in contests. Several food vendors will also be on hand.

"Star Spangled 4th" in Goodyear

When: Tuesday, July 4

Where: Goodyear Ballpark at 1933 S. Ballpark Way

What: The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Activities include inflatable water slides, a hot dog eating contest and music from local bands. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

"Splash Bash" in Litchfield Park

When: Tuesday, July 4

Where: Litchfield Park Recreation at 100 S. Old Litchfield Rd.

What: Valley residents looking for some fun that lasts all day can head to the Independence Day Pool Party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be plenty of music, swimming and games. The event requires a $2 entry free or recreations center pass.

"All-American Festival" Peoria

When: Tuesday July 4

Where: Peoria Sports Complex

What: The festival runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. If you're looking for some fun in the water or some fun in the sun, there's a water zone, kids zone and a cornhole tournament. People may also participate in the food eating contests and listen to live music. 

Tickets are $10 for those 13 and older; children 12 and under are free.

"Your Hometown 4th of JULY " in Queen Creek

When: Tuesday, July 4

Where: Schnepf Farms

What: Head over to Schnepf Farms from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for some fun amusement, including  a rock climbing wall and water slides. The fireworks begin at about 8:45 p.m. and tickets are $20 per carload.

"Tempe Town Lake Festival"

When: Tuesday, July 4

Where: Tempe Beach Park

What: Gates open at 5 p.m. There will be music, food and other fun entertainment. Fireworks start at 9:20 p.m. over Tempe Town Lake. Children 12 and under and active military get in for free.

"Arizona Celebration of Freedom" in Mesa

When: Tuesday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m.

Where: Mesa Amphitheatre/Mesa Convention Center complex at 263 N. Center Street

What: Free event gives attendees the chance to check out live music, classic cars, family-fun activities, fireworks and much more.

Happened Monday, July 3

Lakeside celebration at Lake Pleasant

When: Monday, July 3 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fireworks will launch from Vista Point, near Pleasant Harbor, shortly after 9 p.m.

Where: Lake Pleasant Regional Park

What: Attendees will have the chance to add a colorful display to their lake or camping trip. The fireworks can be viewed from almost anywhere in the park and the Lake Pleasant Discovery Center will be open as a viewing spot through the fireworks.

Anthem's 18th Annual Independence Day Celebration

When: From 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: Community Park at 41703 N Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem

What: The event will feature rides, activities and festival food. The fireworks display is planned for 9:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Anthem's 18th Annual Independence Day Celebration Fireworks 9:30PM July 3

Harold's 3rd of July Fireworks

When: 5:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Where: Harold's Cave Creek Corral at 6895 E Cave Creek Road

What: Free admission and open seating. The event will feature face painting, shaved ice, a mobile game truck and a BBQ. While admission is free, activities are not and cash is required. The fireworks are scheduled to start at dark.

Phoenix Parks & Recreation's Light Up The Sky

When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Maryvale Baseball park at 3600 N 51st Avenue

What: This free event features live entertainment, an inflatable fun zone for kids, local sports mascots and more. Fireworks are scheduled to start around 9:10 p.m.

If you go to one of these events, be sure to take photos and share them with us on our Facebook page or our Twitter feed using #BeOn12.

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