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Chandler ready to celebrate Independence Day

June 13th, 2019 development
Chandler ready to celebrate Independence Day

By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor

In just a few weeks a crowd will hit Tumbleweed Park to celebrate Independence Day with games and, of course, fireworks.

The City of Chandler’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular will run 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the park at 2250 S. McQueen Road.

About 15,000 to 20,000 people are expected for the annual, family-friendly tradition.

Riviera Broadcasting will bring a DJ to play three hours of music while Arizona State Fair will provide games for children and adults, as well as a coloring station.

A variety of food trucks and snack booths selling hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, ice cream and other popular foods will be on hand.

Fireworks Productions of Arizona will shoot the fireworks starting at 9 p.m. with the light show lasting about 20 minutes.

“They’ve been doing it for years,” Hermelinda Llamas, city special events coordinator. “They’ve been awesome every year. They really know we like great, big grand finales.”

It is free to attend the fireworks show but it costs $5 to park at Tumbleweed Park.

People are encouraged to bring gloves and balls to play on the open fields and to take advantage of the playground equipment.

No alcohol is allowed, but people may bring water or other non-alcoholic drinks in plastic bottles or cans and coolers. Glass containers are not allowed.

Also forbidden are personal stashes of fireworks, including sparklers.

Folks are urged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on since the gathering is in the grass. They are advised not to bring pets because the noise from the fireworks can disrupt them.

“It’s very popular,” Llamas said. “It gives the community a place to go here in the East Valley. We always tend to have a good crowd out there.”

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