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Phoenix Arizona 2024 Updated 4th Of July Events Calendar

4th of July Phoenix Arizona

From mouthwatering barbeques to dazzling fireworks, the 4th of July is undoubtedly the crown jewel of summer. Beyond the traditional festivities, it’s important to remember the true meaning behind the holiday. Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, a pivotal moment in history marking the birth of the United States as a sovereign nation. Independence Day is a time to reflect on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

Below, we have listed the top Fourth of July activities in greater Phoenix and Maricopa County. So grab your stars and stripes and start planning an unforgettable Fourth of July weekend. Always remember that safety comes first: never drink and drive, practice firework safety, stay hydrated, and apply ample sunscreen to protect against the intense Arizona sun. 

Where To See 4th Of July Fireworks In Phoenix?

If you have never witnessed a 4th of July fireworks celebration in Phoenix, it’s truly a “can’t miss” spectacle. The desert night sky is a canvas of wonder as the sun dips below the horizon. Brilliant hues illuminate the darkness as the cacti, bathed in an ethereal glow, seem to come alive, their spines glimmering like diamonds against the inky blackness. It’s a moment of pure magic where the boundaries between reality and imagination blur. 

If you live in or are visiting Phoenix this Independence Day, there are numerous places to watch fireworks throughout the extended weekend. Here is a full of fireworks celebrations. We recommend bringing earplugs for the little ones in case they fear loud booms. 

June 30th – Red, White, & Choo Choo at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

What kid doesn’t like water slides, foam cannons, face painting, bounce houses, and unlimited train and carousel rides? Bring the little ones out on June 30th from 4-7 pm at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale for their Red, White, and Choo Choo 4th of July event. This railroad playground is 30 acres of sheer fun and excitement with various shops, museums, and play areas. 

July 4th – Scottsdale 4th Of July Rodeo

Nothing says America like the electrifying sport of bull riding. Don your best cowboy hat, and bring the whole family for Scottsdale’s 11th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Westworld. This cashless event will take place at 5 pm on July 4th, and fireworks will start at 9 pm. In addition to the riding and roping, enjoy an eating contest, mutton busting for kids, and delicious barbeque and beers. 

July 4th – Phoenix Bike Parade

Forget the traditional parade this Fourth of July and join Royal Palm Neighborhood for its annual one-of-a-kind bike parade. Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 4th, from 7 to 9 a.m. at 8405 North 15th Avenue. Decorate your bikes in red, white, and blue, and pedal through the streets as local vendors offer festive treats. Stick around for a pie-eating content and fire department water spray experience. The 

entertainment and laughter will be contagious. 

July 6th – Freedom Run Phoenix

Pound the pavement and feel the wind in your face this year by participating in the Phoenix Freedom Run on July 6th. This 4th of July competition is the ultimate way to show your love of our beloved country, with each stride a testament to the liberties we hold dear. This year’s Freedom Run occurs at G.R. Herberger Park on East Indian School Road. The race is at 7.30 am, ideal for beating the strong Arizona midday heat. There is a 5K, 10K, or half-marathon, and register beforehand to reserve your spot. So, lace up those running shoes, throw on a pair of star-spangled banner shorts, and test your physical endurance in this fun-filled Independence Day race!

Other 4th Of July Events You Won’t Want To Miss

July 3rd – Cheers to the Fourth Pain and Sip Event

July 4th – Tempe 4th of July Celebration

July 4th – Star Spangled 4th at Goodyear Ballpark 

July 4th – July 4th Family Celebration at Dave & Buster’s

July 4th – Fourth of July at the Fountain Hills Fountain

July 4th, 5th, & 6th – Freedom Fest at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess