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Fireworks, bands to rock at Chandler July 4th celebration

June 25th, 2018 development
Fireworks, bands to rock at Chandler July 4th celebration

By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor


Chandler hopes to set off the Fourth of July with a bang at its annual festivities in Tumbleweed Park.

The City of Chandler will hold its July 4th Fireworks Spectacular starting at 6:30 p.m. at the park at 2250 S. McQueen Road. The event is free but parking at the park costs $5 per vehicle.

While the fireworks show at the end of the gathering is the highlight of the night, lots of entertainment will be available prior to the display of colorful lights in the sky.

Two youth bands Rock Sugar Skulls and Twits, from the School of Rock, will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the park. A DJ will spin tunes from about 8 to 9 p.m.

The United States Marine Corps Color Guard of Recruiting will deliver a presentation of colors at 8:55 p.m. Children and adults can play cornhole and other games, as well as color pictures and pose in a Sesame Street step-and-repeat, “green carpet” area at the Fourth of July event. People are encouraged to bring their own games, as well as soccer balls or baseballs and mitts to play at the park while they await the fireworks, Hermelinda Llamas, special events coordinator for the City of Chandler said.

The fireworks will go off from about 9 to 9:20 p.m. and the celebration ends at 9:30 p.m.

“It’s one of our biggest, one of the more nostalgic events where everyone really wants to come out and feel a community vibe,” Llamas said.

The fireworks are the most popular part of the festivities, she added.

“That’s the whole reason that we do what we do because of the fireworks show and everyone loves to watch the fireworks show,” Llamas said.

Visitors at the Fourth of July gathering are not allowed to bring any type of fireworks or any grills or anything that generates an open flame to the park. Alcohol is prohibited at the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. Vendors will sell food and non-alcoholic drinks at the park. Attendees can bring coolers and non-alcoholic drinks in plastic or cans, but may not bring anything in glass. They may also bring food.

Llamas encouraged people to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit in the grass. For more information on the fireworks event, visit City of Chandler.