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Despite shortages, fireworks shows are planned nearby

July 3rd, 2022 SanTan Sun News
Despite shortages, fireworks shows are planned nearby
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By SanTan Sun News Staff

Chandler residents in search of a professionally run fireworks show have multiple options Monday in the East Valley and, of course, the option of heading down to Chase Field and take in a ballgame before the traditional climax of Independence Day festivities.

The City of Mesa is sponsoring fireworks, a car show, stunt show and other festivities for free at its Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., from 6-10 p.m. July 4 with fireworks starting at 9:05 p.m. More details are at mesaz.gov.

Gilbert also is hosting a free family-friendly event starting at 5:30 p.m. at Gilbert Regional Park, 3005 E Queen Creek Road, with aerial entertainment, music by the Tom Petty Ultimate Experience and the Ultimate Bon Jovi and fireworks. While it’s free, a parking pass on park grounds costs $11; otherwise, prepare for a bid of hike since nearby street parking fills up fast. More details are at gilbertaz.gov.

Even farther east, Schnepf Farms 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, is charging $30 a carload (wrists bands for unlimited amusement rides are extra) for an evening that begins at 4 p.m. and includes games, craft vendors, music and fireworks. More details are at schnepffarms.com.

Fireworks shows also are available for those who want to head north to WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. Tickets start at $15 for an event that begins at 5 p.m. and includes the America’s Got Talent Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show, performances by characters from the Disney film “Encanto,” family games, climaxing with one of the state’s largest fireworks shows.

Also in Scottsdale, both the W Hotel and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess plan to light up the night.
Chase Field will host fireworks right after the Diamondbacks play the San Francisco Giants.

Two Independence Day celebrations – one with fireworks and one with an unusual substitute – will actually occur July 3.

Starting at 6 p.m. July 3, Tempe Beach Park will be the scene of a free event with kids activities, food and beverage for purchase and at 8:30 p.m. “Red White and Flume,” which the city describes as 12 floating flower-shaped flumes that will shooting into the sky over the lake, choreographed to patriotic music.

And a more traditional pyrotechnics show will be part of the $15-per-person “Red, White and Choo Choo at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale.

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