Chandler AZ and surrounding East Valley 4th of July Fireworks

chandler-az-fireworksI used to LOVE fireworks when I lived in the Midwest.  Temps were moderate though usually muggy (with fireworks sometimes being cancelled due to fog!) and except for having to be slathered in mosquito repellant (nothing like snacking on popcorn with a slight aftertaste of “Off” Repellant), it was a good time.

I’ve gone to 3 fireworks shows in the Valley since moving here in 2001.  Depending on which show you’re attending, you may still need that mosquite repellant if you’re sitting in a grassy area and you’ll also need a lot of water because it’s HOT.  Even after dark..you’re sweating.  I don’t like to sweat which is why I’ve only been to 3 fireworks shows.  But…I digress~

Here’s a line up of the biggest shows in the area:

Ahwatukee Fireworks ~ Rawhide

Admission Fee for this one but if you want to experience the old west, probably worth the price of admission.

Apache Junction Fireworks ~ Apache Junction HS Davis Field

Free ~ Entertainment and Events beginning at 5:00 pm.  Fireworks at 9:00 pm.

Chandler Fireworks ~ Tumbleweed Park

FREE ~ Events and Entertainment starting at 4:00 pm.  Fireworks at 9:00 pm.

Gilbert Fireworks ~ Rodeo Park

FREE ~ Events and Entertainment starting at 5:00 pm.  Fireworks at 9:00 pm.

Mesa Fireworks ~ Mesa Community College Riggs Stadium

$5 to park on campus. If not parking on campus $1 Admission Fee (6+ under free). Gates open at 6:00 pm.  Fireworks at 9:00 pm.

Tempe Fireworks ~ Tempe Town Lake

$8 Admission at the gate. Gates open at 4:00 pm. Fireworks at 9:00 pm. One of the biggest crowd drawing 4th of July events.  40,000 people are expected to pass through the gates with another 100,000 watching from areas outside the gates.  Entertainment, food, splash park.

Queen Creek Fireworks ~ Schnepf Farms

Admission is $10 per car.  Ride wristbands $5. Billed as one of the largest fireworks displays in the Valley. Entertainment, games, waterslide, rock climbing wall.  Opens at 5:00 pm with Fireworks at 9:00 pm.

Rustler’s Roost at the Pointe South Mountain ~ WATCH THEM ALL!

Can’t decide?  If you plan far enough ahead you can make reservations at the Rustler’s Roost at the Point South Mountain.  Order a steak and some rattlesnake…sit back, relax and see it all!

NOTE: Fountain Hills Fireworks have been cancelled due to fire danger.

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