Did you look at the calendar, see that the fourth is on a Thursday and go, "4 Day Weekend!!??" Me too! You won't have to go too far to find fireworks. But if you're up for a road trip, head to Prescott for the World's Oldest Rodeo! It runs July 1st through the 7th.
July 4th: 4th of Zooly At The Phoenix Zoo, July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival, Arizona Celebration Of Freedom in Mesa, Chandler's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular, Fabulous Phoenix Fourth, Peoria All-American Festival, Scottsdale's 4th Of July Celebration, Westgate Fireworks Festival.
July 5th: DBacks Fireworks Spectacular
One other very important event to mention is the 6th anniversary of the passing of the Granite Mountain Hotshots on Sunday, June 30th. The bell of the Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott will ring 19 times at exactly 4:42pm to mark their passing. Read about each of the Hotshot crew members HERE