Westgate Entertainment District is an entertainment and dining destination in Glendale, just west of Phoenix. It is adjacent to Jobing.com Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium.
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What happens at Firework Fest?
Tens of thousands of people will turn out for this event. Live bands will perform on two stages. Radio Disney Phoenix will host the family stage at Fountain Park, where national pop recording group, Before You Exit, will perform. There will be a special fan meet-and-greet with the band following their performance. The second stage at WaterDance Plaza, in front of Jobing.com Arena, will showcase a variety of Rock, Blues, Country, Soul, R&B, Contemporary Funk performances by local talents Carvin Jones Band, Morgan Leigh Band, The Reality Band and Fat Tree.
An All-American Classic Car Show will line Coyotes Boulevard and Westgate Boulevard. A beer garden will be setup near WaterDance Plaza with a broad selection of beer choices (21+ only).
When is it?
Friday, July 4, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where is it?
Westgate Entertainment District at Fountain Park near the AMC movie theaters.
How do I get tickets?
There are no tickets, admission is free, parking is free.
What else should I know?
Bring your blankets or lawn chairs. The splash pad will be a popular spot for cooling off. The 15-minute fireworks show is scheduled to happen at about 9 p.m.
Many of Westgate's restaurants will offer grab-'n'-go specials that you may purchase and take with you to enjoy at Fountain Park (or any Westgate parking lot, if you just want to watch the fireworks from your car). You'll find these deals at Calico Jack’s Cantina, McFadden’s, The Shout! House, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Shane’s Rib Shack, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Johnny Rockets, Which Wich, Mama Gina’s, and Cold Stone Creamery.
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa for a "Stay & Play" package offer. Enjoy a one-night stay for $89 or a two-night stay for only $139. Plus, everyone who books a two-night stay is automatically entered for a chance to stay for free. One lucky winner will be drawn on Sunday, July 6 and surprised with their free stay upon check-out.
What if I have more questions?Visit Westgate Entertainment District online. Restaurant specials and military discounts are outlined there, too.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.