All of us at Bruce’s Heating & Air Conditioning are going to be proudly celebrating our country’s birthday soon and want to wish you a happy 4th of July, as well! We’ve compiled a list of a few events around town to help you plan your 4th of July weekend coming up.
We’ve chosen a few events from each part of the valley, family-friendly events as well as some events with 21+ refreshments or gambling available, so that all of you can find an event to celebrate in style.
From all of us at Bruce’s Heating & Air Conditioning, happy 4th of July, Phoenix!
4th Of July Weekend, 1st-3rd, Events
Since the 4th falls on a Monday this year, a lot of cities in the Valley are having fireworks displays and events beginning on Friday the 1st, through the weekend.
Red, White & Rawhide, July 2nd, Chandler
Rawhide Western Town is known for its family-friendly good times all throughout the year. This 4th of July weekend is sure to kick that up even further when they celebrate America’s birthday! Featuring live music courtesy of Frankie J (formerly of the Kumbia Kings), Latin & Tejano, Stefani Montiel, and Zavala. Festivities and attractions include fantastic food and food trucks, merchandise vendors, activities for the kids, a beer fest for the grownup kids, a self-billed party “So big it could only be done at Rawhide!”, and of course – fireworks!
Doors open at 4 pm. Tickets are $15 (plus tax & service fees) in advance, or $20 at the door, and kids 5 and under get free admission.
Light Up The Sky, July 1st, Phoenix
Featuring an inflatable fun-zone for the kids, mascots from local sports teams, games and activities for all ages on the baseball diamonds, food and drink vendors, and an impressive fireworks display, this event is one the whole family can enjoy. Fireworks begin at 9:10 and the event starts at 6:30 and continues until 9:30, at the Maryvale Baseball Park. 602-262-6575
Red, White, And BOOM!, July 1st, Ahwatukee Foothills
This event features a little something for everyone in the family. Everything from live entertainment, to food, drinks, patriotic games, and a fireworks display that the event takes its name from, it’s sure to be a hit. Admission is $5 per person, but kids under 5 are free. Admission gets you access to the festivities, an expanded kids-zone, premium entertainment and of course, the fireworks show. The celebrations are being held at Pecos Park, beginning at 5 pm, and running through 10 pm. The fireworks begin at 9pm, 480-753-7676
Lunar Bingo, July 2nd, Fort McDowell Casino
If you’re looking for more adult-oriented celebrations, Fort McDowell casino is hosting Lunar Bingo on Saturday the 2nd. Complete with great music, dance-offs, cash prizes, and of course, your favorite games of chance. The fun starts at midnight. 1-800-THE-Fort.
4th Of July Proper Events
Fabulous Phoenix Fourth, Phoenix
Come out and enjoy local entertainers along with festival-style beverages and food, arts and crafts, classic cars, and interactive exhibits. Plenty of youth activities as well – rides and inflatables, and a water spray zone to keep cool and have a blast in! Event is being held at Steele Indian School Park. Festivities begin at 6 PM and run through 10 PM, with the fireworks show beginning at 9:30. For more information call 602-534-3378.
Tempe Town Lake Festival, Tempe
Featuring a little something for everyone, this celebration being held alongside Tempe Town Lake is sure to be one of the Valley’s best this year. Live music will be provided by local bands. Plenty of vendor and merchandise booths offering a variety of food, drink, and merchandise. And for the little ones there’s an inflatable village that is totally free. The fireworks show is one of the best in the Valley and is put on by the Kiwanis Club so bring your blankets and chairs! Celebrations are going to be held at Tempe Beach Park with gates opening at 5 PM. Admission at the gate is $8, but kids 12 and under are free, For more information call 480-350-5189.
Star Spangled 4th, Goodyear
Those of you over on the west side of town don’t fret, we haven’t forgotten you. The Star Spangled 4th is fun for all ages. The All-American-Cookout has some of the best food around town and a variety of food and drink vendors to add to the fare. A number of activities for the kids and live music by the Groove Merchants round out this west-side celebration until the fireworks start. Gates at the Goodyear Ballpark open at 6 PM and the fun goes on until 10 PM. Admission and parking are free. For more info call 623-882-3120.
By no means is this a complete list of what’s going on this 4th, and 4th of July weekend, but we’ve selected a few to try and cover all major parts of the valley and offer up some family-friendly events and those with adult beverages..
All of us at Bruce’s Heating & Air Conditioning want to wish you a happy 4th of July and remind you to celebrate responsibly, and not drink and drive, and stay hydrated!
Happy 4th of July, Phoenix!