In the Neighborhood: Fourth of July

In the Neighborhood: Fourth of July

Posted 07/01/2015

One of the most anticipated days of the summer is fast approaching. We’re talking about Independence Day. America’s birthday. The Fourth of July. No matter what you call it, it’s a holiday that’s practically synonymous with food, family fun, and of course, fireworks.

Whether you’re new to the neighborhood or a long-time Maracay Homes family member, we’ve got you covered this year with a special go-to guide featuring Fourth of July events happening near wherever your Maracay neighborhood may be.

West Valley:

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Goodyear Star Spangled 4th

What: Hot dog and pie eating contests, live music, corn hole tournament, bounce houses, water slides and fireworks. 

Where: Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way
When: Saturday, July 4 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Buckeye’s Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration  

What: Family activities including water zone, bounce houses, obstacle courses, all-American treats and fireworks.

Where: Youngker High School, 3000 S. Apache Road
When: Saturday, July 4 from 6 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Peoria’s 4th of July All-American Festival

>What: Food eating contests, live music, Water Zone, Kids Zone, cornhole tournaments, concessions and fireworks show.

Where: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N 83rd Ave.
When: Saturday, July 4 from 5 p.m.–10 p.m.

Southeast Valley:

Photo Courtesy Schnepf Farms
Photo Courtesy Schnepf Farms

Chandler’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

What: Fun in the sun with all that Tumbleweed Park has to offer – Playtopia, sand volleyball, horseshoes, as well as live music and the culminating fireworks show.

Where: Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road
When: Saturday, July 4 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Queen Creek Fourth of July Celebration

What: Amusement rides, water slides, hayrides, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, train rides and more.

Where: Schnepf Farms, 24810 E. Rittenhouse Road
When: Saturday, July 4 from 5 p.m-11:30 p.m.

Mesa’s Arizona Celebration of Freedom

What: The “Coolest” Independence Festival in the State. A day of entertainment with classic car show, live music on three stages, patriotic displays, historical reenactments, family fun and fireworks finale.

Where: Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St.
When: Saturday, July 4 from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Gilbert’s Fire in the Sky Fourth of July

What: Contests with prizes (including watermelon eating contest), vendors with food and treats and fireworks.

Where: Central Christian Church’s Gilbert Campus, 965 E. Germann Rd.
When: Saturday, July 4 from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.


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Photo Courtesy Marana Events

Marana Star Spangled Spectacular

What: Family fun, kids activities, food trucks and a music festival, topped off   with a spectacular fireworks show.

Where: Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.
When: Saturday, July 4 from 5 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

July 4th Celebration in Oro Valley

What: Live entertainment, activities for kids, food trucks, relay races, contests, or just lounging by the pool, followed by a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Where: James D. Kriegh Park and the Oro Valley Aquatic Center 23 W. Calle Concordia
When: Saturday, July 4 from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.