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July 4th Celebrations With Admission Charge - 2013

The 4th of July is a Busy Day in Greater Phoenix

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Fireworks over Tempe Town Lake

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If you can't find something to do on Independence Day in Greater Phoenix, you must never leave the house! There are so many places to enjoy 4th of July fireworks, 4th of July picnics, 4th of July barbecues, 4th of July concerts, games, water play and other family activities. I have no doubt that several hundred thousand people every year are out somewhere in the Valley of the Sun having a grand ol' holiday at one event or another.

Some people prefer attending a smaller, easy-going community Independence Day celebration, while others want to go see big-name entertainment and huge fireworks displays. We have those choices, and everything in between. Share your opinion -- what's your favorite way to spend the 4th of July holiday in Arizona?

Phoenix Area 4th of July Celebrations With Admission Charge

These Independence Day events charge an admission fee, but that might not be all bad. Most of them are rather reasonably priced at just a few bucks, and with some you get extra entertainment or food. Check back often, as I update this page as new events come to my attention. They appear in alphabetical order by city. There may be a parking charge or fees for some activities or food at the event.

If you are interested in July 4th activities that have free admission check the free admission listing. See the Phoenix 4th of July Guide for photos, fireworks laws, events and more.

4th of July / Independence Day 2013 - Admission Charged

Cave Creek
4th of July in Cave Creek
July 3
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? No
Live Bands? Yes
Note: No charge to sit outside, space available basis. Charge for food or tables inside.
Chandler
Red, White and Rawhide
July 4
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? No
Live Bands? Yes
Fountain Hills
Fourth at the Fountain
July 4
Fireworks? No
Water Activities? Yes
Live Bands? Yes

Fort McDowell Casino Celebration
July 3
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? No
Live Bands? No
Litchfield Park
Splash Bash
July 4
Fireworks? No
Water Activities? Yes
Live Bands? No
Mesa
Patriotapalooza: Comedy for America at National Comedy Theatre Improv
July 5, 6
Fireworks? No
Water Activities? No
Live Bands? No
Peoria
Peoria All American Festival
July 4
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? Yes
Live Bands? Yes
Phoenix
4th of Zoo-ly Celebration at the Phoenix Zoo
July 4
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? Unknown
Live Bands? No

Wet 'n' Wild 4th of July Fireworks & BBQ
July 4
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? Yes
Live Bands? No

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies & Fireworks
July 5 at 6:40 p.m.
(Buy Tickets Direct)
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? No
Live Bands? No
Queen Creek
Fourth Of July Celebration
July 4
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? Yes
Live Bands? Yes
Scottsdale
Independence Day Weekend Comedy Show at Jester'Z Improv
July 5 and 6
Fireworks? No
Water Activities? No
Live Bands? No

Salt River Fields Music Festival
July 3
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? No
Live Bands? Yes
Tempe
Tempe Town Lake Festival Produced by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe
July 4
Fireworks? Yes
Water Activities? Yes
Live Bands? Yes

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