Maricopa is a city southwest of the Phoenix area. Maricopa isn't in the same county as Phoenix. Phoenix is in Maricopa County, and Maricopa is in Pinal County. Yes, that can be confusing! Maricopa was incorporated in 2003. The city celebrates the 4th of July with a community barbecue.
If this isn't the 4th of July event you are looking for, try the Greater Phoenix 4th of July Celebration Guide.
What is it called?Great American Barbecue
Do you have any pictures?Yes! Enjoy these photos of past Maricopa Great American Barbecue celebrations.
When is it?Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where is it?Pacana Park located on Porter Road, approximately ¼ mile south of Honeycutt Road. That's about 2.5 miles east of City Hall (located just off of John Wayne Parkway).
A shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m. from the following Park 'n' Ride lots. The last shuttle leaves Pacana Park at 11 p.m.
- Santa Rosa Elementary School, 21400 N Santa Rosa Ave
- Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N Costa del Sol
- Maricopa Wells Middle School, 43735 W Honeycutt Ave
- Butterfield Elementary School, 43800 W Honeycutt Ave
- Ace Hardware (ADA Access), 21542 N John Wayne Parkway
- Legacy Traditional School, 17760 N. Regent Dr.
What will happen?Live entertainment, dry inflatables, water zone with six water slides, and a fireworks display.
What does it cost?Admission is free. An old fashioned BBQ is available for purchase. Admission to the Kids Water Zone is $3 per child for an unlimited ride wristband.
What else do I need to know?Bring lawn chairs/blankets to relax and enjoy the fireworks. No coolers, pop-up tents or pets are allowed. Bring cash to purchase refreshments.
What if I have more questions?You can visit Great American Barbecue online.
All times, prices and events subject to change without notice.