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Arizona Fourth of July and Fireworks weekend events

These are the major Fourth of July and fireworks celebrations throughout Arizona during the weekend of Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4th. Most events are free and are sponsored by local governmens or organizations. Call ahead and visit the linked websites for more information.

Independence Weekend Happenings in AZ


Thursday, July 1 through Sunday, July 4, 2010

Williams: Railhead Shooting Competition With the Arizona Cowboy Shooters Assoc., includes shooting range, vendors and event banquet at the Wild West Junction, asainc.com/acsainca/Railhead

Friday, July 2, 2010


All Saturday, July 2, 2010 events in Arizona.

Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pinetop: 6th Annual Art Barn 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival in Pinetop. 6th Annual Art Barn 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival - Buck Springs Road, http://runningbearproductions.net

Sierra Vista: 43rd Annual 4th of July Celebration.On July 3rd at 5 pm a youth talent show followed by a street dance, on the 4th pets & people parade, entertainment, food, displays, bands play at 6 pm, largest fireworks display in Cochise County at dusk, free, 800-288-3861 or 520-266-2304 or www.visitsierravista.com.

Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mesa: Celebration of Freedom Entertainment, classic cars, motorcycles, beer gardens, art, music, patriotic displays and education games, family fun, “cool zones,” a venue for political candidates to share their views, fireworks on Saturday, free, 6-10 pm, www.azcelebrationoffreedom.org.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Phoenix: Artlink First Fridays Self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10 pm, 602-256-7539 or www.artlinkphoenix.com

Maryvale: 2010 Light Up the Sky Festival Features various games, bouncers and activities designed for youth of all ages, then fireworks, free, 7-9 pm, 602-262-6275 or www.phoenix.gov/parks

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Saturday, July 3 through September 4, 2010

Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding held at 4th & Toughnut Street  The Helldorado Town, located at 4th & Toughnut Streets, will be presenting the Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding, beginning July 3, 2010. 520-508-2446. More Tombstone events.

Saturday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Frontier Days Parade in Prescott. Celebrate the history and heritage and the pageantry of this annual tradition, 9 am, 866-407-6336 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4, 2010

Flagstaff: 77th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture held in Flagstaff .Meet Hopi master & emerging artists, Hopi social dances, taste traditional foods, walk the nature trail with a guide of native plants & their uses, learn about the Hopi values of humility, cooperation, respect, land and earth stewardship, $4-7, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-774-5213 or www.musnaz.org

Pine: 30th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival 75 arts & crafts booths, food, free, Sat 8 am – 5 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm, 928-476-4480 or www.paysonrimcountry.com or http://www.pinestrawhs.org/.

Sierra Vista's fireworks party runs on July 3rd and 4th. The event features a youth talent show and street dance, followed by the Pets and People parade, entertainment, food, and fireworks. More at VisitSierraVista.com. Tombstone's July 4th family-style celebration event includes a softball tournament, food booths, street entertainment, and fireworks at Medigovich Field. Call (520) 457-3994 for details.

Williams: Northern Arizona BBQ Festival Williams Main Street Assn, Special Olympics of Arizona and the Arizona BBQ Society presents this KCBS sanctioned BBQ cook-off Saturday. [email protected]

Saturday, July 3, 2010

All Saturday, July 3, 2010 events in Arizona.

Flagstaff: 4th of July Weekend at Mormon Lake at Mormon Lake Lodge. Roping in the arena, fireworks, games, horseback riding, hiking, mountain bike and OHV riding, scavenger hunt, at Mormon Lake, 928-354-2227 or www.MormonLakeLodge.com

Maricopa: 5th Annual Great American BBQ in Maricopa. Hotdog eating contest, a water zone with blow up slides and water features, fireworks at dark, free, 6-9 pm, 520-568-9573 or maricopachamber.org or www.maricopa-az.gov/news/bbq.php

Mesa: Celebration of Freedom Entertainment, classic cars, motorcycles, beer gardens, art, music, patriotic displays and education games, family fun, “cool zones,” a venue for political candidates to share their views, fireworks on Saturday, free, 6-10 pm, www.azcelebrationoffreedom.org.

Page: Fourth of July at City Park. Crafts, food, kids games and prizes, fire trucks spraying water, Native Navajo dancers, free, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-645-2741 or www.pagechamber.com

Parker -C.R.I.T. Fireworks is the Independence Day Blow Out on the River - 928-669-2174 or http://parkertourism.com/

Parker: Fireworks at the BlueWater Resort & Casino and the BlueWater Resort & Casino. Concert and fireworks show, this year features TNT The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute, $10-15, 9 pm, 928-669-7000 or www.bluewaterfun.com

Prescott: Frontier Days Parade in Prescott. Celebrate the history and heritage and the pageantry of this annual tradition, 9 am, 866-407-6336 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

Show Low: Freedom Fest 2010 in Show Low. Features 4K family fun run, 9 am parade along Deuce of Clubs, Duel on the Deuce Arm Wrestling Tournament, activities and fireworks, 928-537-2326 or www.showlowchamberofcommerce.com

St. Johns: St. John's Fourth of July Celebration 2010 at City Park. 6-9 am pancake breakfast, $2; 10-11am patriotic program; 11-12:30 pm BBQ in the park, free; 8:30 pm fireworks at Lyman Lake, $7 per car, 928-337-2000 

Tubac: Fourth of July Celebration. Old-fashioned family fun, free games and crafts for the kids, fireworks in the evening, 520-398-2704 or www.tubacaz.com

Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo Taylor, Arizona. A flag raising ceremony, firing of the anvil, a BBQ, rodeos, dances, patriotic program and fireworks, a 10K & 2-mile run, softball, free swimming, fireworks, 928-536-7366 or 928-536-4331 or www.july4throdeo.com or www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

Vail: Ha:san Bak: Saguaro Harvest Festival Colossal Cave Mountain Park participants harvest saguaro fruit, prepare & taste saguaro products & learn about the saguaro, its natural history, importance & uses to the Tohono O'odham, $65 for the workshop, plus admission, pre-register, 520-647-7121 or http://www.colossalcave.com. Phone: 520-647-7121.

Wickenburg 39th Annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Sunset Park, 39th Annual Fourth of July Celebration – Sunset Park, fireworks, 7-9 pm, 520-684-5479 or www.outwickenburgway.com

Arizona July 2010 Events

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Independence Day Events in Arizona

Sunday, July 4, 2010

These are almost all of the fireworks displays and Independence Day events held in cities and towns throughout Arizona. Links lead to hosts or sponsors web sites for more information and directions. See all other Saturday, July 4, 2010 events in Arizona.

Benson: 4th of July Celebration starts with a 9 Arizona Fireworks Fourth of Julyam parade, entertainment, food, water fights, live music, fireworks, free, 9 am - 10 pm. Benson celebrates Independence Day at Lions Park on July 3rd with a parade, a water fight between volunteer fire departments, music, a family dance, and fireworks; call (520) 586-4293 for details or www.bensonvisitorcenter.com

Bisbee's July 4th celebration includes the famous Bisbee Coaster Races, the Bisbee Iron Man Mile, a parade, and a Bisbee Copper Kings baseball game and fireworks; details are at DiscoverBisbee.com.

Casa Grande: Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks Red, White and Blue parade followed by the fireworks, 7:30 pm, 520-421-8677 or www.casagrandechamber.org

Chandler: Chandler’s 4th of July 7UP Fireworks Spectacular at Tumbleweed Park. 4 pm free rides for the children, live music, food, fireworks at 9:30 pm, free, $5 per vehicle for on-site parking, 480-236-9123 or www.chandleraz.gov

Chandler: July 4th- A Star Spangled Shoot Out! Rawhide Wild West Town. Cowboys, gunfights, food, family fun & fireworks display, $10, kids under 5 are free, 5:30-11 pm, 480-502-5600 or www.rawhide.com

Clarkdale: An Old Fashioned 4th of July, 7 am pancake breakfast, Kids' parade at 9 am, at 10 am band begins to play patriotic music & games, ice cream social, 928-634-9591.

Clakdale: Firecracker Express in Clarkdale. Celebrate with a barbeque and patriotic music, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or www.verdecanyonrr.com

Cottonwood: 11th Annual Fantastic Family Fourth of July in Cottonwood.Kids inflatable play and water rides, food, pie & watermelon eating contests, live entertainment, fireworks, free, 4-9 pm, www.ci.cottonwood.az.us or www.cottonwoodchamberaz.org

Douglas: 4th of July Fireworks & Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park. Celebrations, soccer play offs, fireworks, parade, live music, games, www.douglasaz.gov

Flagstaff : Annual 4th of July Parade in Historic Downtown with Old-fashioned community parade, 100 entries include vintage vehicles, dancing, music, animals, floats, free, 9 am, 800-842-7293 or www.flagstaffchamber.com

Florence: Freedom Fest Family day events, horseshoe tournament, Florence "Fiery Salsa" challenge, red, white and blue family parade, pool activities, entertainment, vendors and fireworks show, 520-868-7589 or www.visitflorenceaz.com/ or www.florencemainstreet.comJuly 4th Celebration
Prescott - Pioneer Park
Craft tents for kids, contests, carnival games and rides, water slide, bungee jumping, pony rides, vendors, live music, food, free, carnival wrist band $15, noon – 10 pm, http://www.visit-prescott.com

Gilbert: Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration start at 6 pm, fireworks, http://www.gilbertpromotionalcorporation.com/

Kingman: Independence Day Celebration at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. Events start at 2 pm games and family fun, 9 pm fireworks 928-753-2636 or www.mcfafairgrounds.org

Lake Havasu Freedom Festival & Fireworks Show at Lake Havasu City Rotary Park. The Festival begins at 4 pm at Rotary Park, fireworks begin at 9 pm overlooking Thompson Bay, food, games, contests, activities for children and families, live entertainment, watermelon and pie eating contests. No admission free, 4-10 pm, 928-486-3714 or 928-208-3463 or  www.lhcfireworks.com

Litchfield Park: 4th of July Celebration at Litchfield Park. Enjoy an F-16 flyover, good food, a DJ, music and a great fireworks extravaganza, free, 7-10 pm, 623-935-9040 or www.litchfield-park.org

Marana: Star Spangled Spectacular at the Crossroads at Silverbell Park. Fireworks and fun for the whole family, free, 6-10 pm, 520-682-3324 or www.marana.com

Maricopa: 5th Annual Great American BBQ Hotdog eating contest, a water zone with blow up slides and water features, fireworks at dark, free, 6-9 pm, 520-568-9573 or maricopachamber.org or www.maricopa-az.gov/news/bbq.php

Patagonia: Fourth of July Celebration 11 am Parade with hanging of Grand Marshall at noon at Town Gazebo, music, food and vendors in the park all day. 8 pm fireworks at Patagonia High School, 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0060 or www.patagoniaaz.com

Pinetop: 6th Annual Art Barn 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival in Pinetop. Held on Buck Springs Road, http://runningbearproductions.net

Payson: Independence Day Celebration at Green Valley Park. Friday includes First Friday with a stroll down Historic Main St. and Moto X Madness at the Event Center, Sat. Patriotic Parade at 5 pm, then summer concert, Sun. Patriotic Tribute, flag raising, kids games, 2nd Annual Arizona Foot Races, then fireworks,  www.paysonrimcountry.com

Pine: 30th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival 75 arts & crafts booths, food, free, Sat 8 am – 5 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm, 928-476-4480 or www.paysonrimcountry.com or http://www.pinestrawhs.org/.

Pinetop: Fireworks over Sunrise Lake in Pinetop. this year, the Fireworks over Sunrise Lake- Sunrise Park Resort, dusk, 800-772-7669 ext. 2303 or www.sunriseskipark.com

Pinetop: 6th Annual Art Barn 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival in Pinetop. 6th Annual Art Barn 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival - Buck Springs Road, http://runningbearproductions.net

Phoenix Fireworks events

25th Annual Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth in Phoenix, Arizona. Two stages of entertainment, Kids World area, classic car exhibit, vendors. Enitrely free, 6-9:30 pm. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show and fireworks from the grass. Coolers are permitted. No alcohol or glass containers allowed. No pets. No skates or skateboards. Fishing in the lake is not be permitted. The dog park will be closed. Expect large crowds. Bring lots of water. During the fireworks, 7th Street will be temporarily closed between Highland and Indian School Road and will be restricted until event traffic clears after the festival. 602-262-6862 or www.phoenix.gov

Prescott: July 4th Celebration at Pioneer Park. Craft tents for kids, contests, carnival games and rides, water slide, bungee jumping, pony rides, vendors, live music, food, free, carnival wrist band $15. This 4th of July event runs from noon – 10 pm, http://www.visit-prescott.com

Prescott Valley: Prescott Valley 4th of July Celebration Water activities, concert, food and fireworks bring a lawn chair, 928-759-3090 or www.pvchamber.org

Prescott: Frontier Days Parade in Prescott. Celebrate the history and heritage and the pageantry of this annual tradition, 9 am, 866-407-6336 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

Safford: Fireworks, Independence Day Celebration on Safford's Main Street. A morning parade down Main Street, at 10 am, fireworks presentation set to patriotic music from 7-9 pm at the Graham County Fairgrounds, 928-428-8515 or www.visitgrahamcounty.com

Sierra Vista: 43rd Annual 4th of July Celebration. Sierra Vista Veterans Memorial Park. On the 3rd at 5 pm a youth talent show followed by a street dance, on the 4th pets & people parade, entertainment, food, displays, bands play at 6 pm, largest fireworks display in Cochise County at dusk, free, 800-288-3861 or 520-266-2304 or www.visitsierravista.com

Sierra Vista: 43rd Annual 4th of July Celebration. A pets & people parade, entertainment, food, displays, bands play at 6 pm, largest fireworks display in Cochise County at dusk, free, 800-288-3861 or 520-266-2304 or www.visitsierravista.com.

Surprise: 4th of July Celebration at Surprise Stadium. Fireworks will follow the Rookie League Baseball Game at approx. 8:30 pm, gates open at 4:30 pm, free with a canned food donation and limited to the first 10,000 fans, must have a ticket, 623-222-2000 or www.surpriseaz.com/specialevents

Tempe: Town Lake Festival - Fireworks Spectacular. Concert event stage, live music, inflatable kid's Ride village, vendors, water fun and games for the family, $8 or $15 for two, under 12 free, 4-11 pm, 480-350-5189 or www.tempe4th.com

Tempe: 11th Annual Family Fun Day in Tempe. Includes free hands-on art making projects, refreshments, performances and a visit from a PBS character, free, 10 am – 2 pm, in conjunction with the 11th Annual Summer Family Exhibition “What Moves Us: Art of Transportation from the Permanent Collection”, 480-965-2787 or http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu.

Tombstone: Family Style 4th of July Softball tournament, games, food, city fireworks at dusk. Craft Faire, Quilting "B", Renegade Gem & Mineral Show, Live Music in City Park Gazebo, 12:30 p.m. Parade-6th & Allen Street to 3rd Street. Round Robin Softball Tournament at Medigovich Field. City Fireworks display at dusk by the Tombstone Fire Dept. Sponsor: Tombstone Knights of Columbus and Tombstone Vigilantes. Medigovich Field & Allen Street 520-457-3106. www.tombstonechamber.com

Tubac: Fourth of July Celebration Old-fashioned family fun, free games and crafts for the kids, fireworks in the evening, 520-398-2704 or www.tubacaz.com

Tucson, AZ Fireworks Events

Fourth of July Fireworks in Tucson. Fourth of July concert featuring patriotic choral music by Arts Express Choir and Orchestra, 4 pm, 520-319-0400 or 520-791-4101 or www.visittucson.org or www.arts-express.org

Tucson: 15th Annual Holualoa Firecracker Triathlon 750 meter pool swim, 12 mile bike ride around the UA area, 3 mile run through UA campus, includes a Youth Triathlon with a 250 meter swim, a 4 mile bike and a 1 mile run, 5:45 am, www.tritucson.com.

Tucson: Baseball, Music and Fireworks on July 4th. The Tucson Toros minor league baseball team celebrates the Fourth of July with a game against the Yuma Scorpions followed by evening fireworks at Hi Corbett Field on July 4. Single tickets are priced from $6 to $8. Get this season's highlights, July through September baseball game schedule and features about the 2010 Tucson Toros season.

More Tucson fireworks events and entertainment.

Wellton: 4th of July Fireworks at Butterfield Park. Food booths and fireworks at dark, 928-785-3348 or www.town.wellton.az.us

Wickenberg: 39th Annual Fourth of July Celebration. Wickenburg. 39th Annual Fourth of July Celebration – Sunset Park, fireworks, 7-9 pm, 520-684-5479 or www.outwickenburgway.com

Williams: Northern Arizona BBQ Festival Williams Main Street Assn, Special Olympics of Arizona and the Arizona BBQ Society presents this KCBS sanctioned BBQ cook-off Saturday and amateur backyard BBQ cook-off on Sunday; 27 professional teams will compete for $10,000 in prize money along with a beer garden featuring regional micro breweries, street dance and kids’ zone, [email protected]

Williams: Hometown 4th of July An “All American Holiday” with one of the biggest parades in Northern Arizona at 6 pm parade, the Arizona Vintage baseball League Exhibition game following the parade, local Rotary BBQ, Kiwanis Korn Roast ice cream social at the Methodist Church, and other family activities, 928-635-1418 or 800-863-0546 or www.williamschamber.com

Winslow: Fourth of July Fireworks at the Emil Nasser Stadium. Fireworks at dusk, free, 928-289-2434 or www.winslowarizona.org

Winslow: Fourth of July Fireworks in Winslow. These fireworks start at dusk, free, 928-289-2434 or www.winslowarizona.org

Yuma: 24th Annual Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony in Yuma. This 4th of July event Includes a military color guard & firing party, patriotic music & speaker, 928-343-1715 or www.caballeros.org.

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