If you can't find something to do on July 4th in the Phoenix area, you must never leave the house! There are so many places to enjoy 4th of July fireworks, 4th of July picnics, Independence Day barbecues, 4th of July concerts, games, water play and other family activities. Several hundred thousand people every year are out somewhere in the Valley of the Sun enjoying a grand ol' July 4th. Tell us -- what is your favorite thing to do in Arizona on the 4th of July?
Most of our cities and towns in metro Phoenix have some kind of community event. Some are small, and some do it up big, with fireworks, bands and parades. Although these 4th of July celebrations have free admission, there may be a charge for parking, food and certain activities at these events.
These July 4th events have an admission charge. That's not always a bad thing! Some are really cheap, and some are higher priced. These Independence Day activities include festivals, fireworks, BBQs, music and performances.
Here is what you need to know about the METRO Light Rail stations and schedule for this year's big events in Phoenix and Tempe.
Here are some weather tidbits about past 4th of July holidays in Phoenix. Without even looking, I'll bet you know one thing -- it'll be hot.
Pack up the kids and celebrate our nation's independence with a vacation in your own backyard! These local resorts offer special packages with activities and entertainment for the 4th of July.
Within a few hours from the Phoenix area you can celebrate the holiday with a day trip to somewhere north of here that will probably be 20° cooler. These 4th of July traditions are popular for Phoenix area residents.
These are photographs of the many community celebrations that take place in the Phoenix area. The particular program may change from year to year, but you'll be able to get the general feel of the event by checking out these photos.
These pictures of local fireworks celebrations were all submitted by local residents. Do you have some beautiful fireworks photos? Here's how you submit them to be included in this gallery.
Get the latest information on what you can and can't do with fireworks without a permit in Arizona.
A local chef has graciously provided this recipe that will surely wow the guests at your Independence Day BBQ.