Thursday, July 2, 2015

Celebrate 4th of July Events

     There is so much going on around town for the 4th of July.  My boys are excited for the fireworks shows.  I thought I'd share a few with you that are around town.  I hope you and your family have a fun and safe 4th of July!

All American Festival, Saturday July 4 from 5 to 10 pm at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave.

1.  Peoria All American Festival

Where:    Peoria Sports Complex 16101 N. 83rd Ave.

When:     Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
                Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

What:     There will be two stages of entertainment, food eating contests, a cornhole tournament and family-friendly activities such as a kids zone, water slides and inflatables.   Food eating contests, sponsored by Sonic, include drinking a Route 44 size Slush or eating three pounds of tator tots as fast as possible. In the hot dog eating contest contestants try to eat a as many footlong hot dogs as possible in ten minutes. Teams of two can compete against  each other during the Cornhole Tournament.

Cost:      Admission is $10 for those 13 and older, 12 and under are free. Some activities may have  a fee. Free parking, but after 7 p.m. the lot may be full
4th of Zooly at the Phoenix Zoo
Where:     Phoenix Zoo,  455 N. Galvin Parkway 
When:       Saturday, July 4, 2015 7-10pm
                  VIP view of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular at 9 PM

What:       BBQ dinner at the lakeside lawn, free carousel rides and access to Stingray Bay,            showings of IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 4-D Experience, face painting, special animals guests, live entertainment, music and games, cool treats for the kids during the fireworks show.  

Cost:         Adults (13+) $45
                  Children (3-12) $35
                  Children 2 and under are FREE, but reservations are still required. 
                  There are no member discounts. 

4th of July BBQ
3.  Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix July 4th Celebration

Where:  Wet 'n' Wild Water Park 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85310
When:     Saturday, July 4, 2015. The water park will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
                 Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m

What:      Water park patrons can enjoy the all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner by purchasing meal                tickets online and at Guest Services. A limited number of meal tickets will also be available for purchase at the park on July 4. The meal costs $14.99 or $12.99 for Season pass holders. Tax not included. The BBQ Dinner will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Cost:       On July 4 and 5, veterans, members of the active U.S. military and first responders             (active duty police, fire and EMT) will be admitted free. Up to six immediate family members will receive half off admission during this special weekend. One free admission per ID per day, all tickets must be used on day of distribution only, and must have a valid government issued ID or badge.
Regular park admission prices apply, except as stated above.

4.  Diamond Backs Vs. Rockies, 4th of July at Chase Field

Where:   Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street.
When:     7:10pm

What:      Baseball Game and Fireworks Display

Cost:        $32.75- $201.25

5.  Tempe Town Lake Festival

Where:  Tempe Town Lake, 620 N. Mill Avenue
When:    Saturday, July 4, 2015. Gates open at 5 p.m
               5:15-6:05 p.m. Don't Tell Mom Band
              6:15-7 p.m. TRIDON
              7:15-8:10 p.m. Casey Lee Smith Band
              8:15-9:15 p.m. Fireworks
              9:45-10:45 p.m. Elvis Before Noon

What:     The Family Fun Fest is an inflatable village with rides, activities, rock climbing wall             and more. Special kid's entertainment includes face painters, relay races and other specialty entertainment. The Main Stage features local live entertainment.  Classically-trained singer and ASU alum, Katherine Martin, will perform this year’s national anthem, accompanied by the City of Tempe Fire and Police Honor Guards along with the Tempe Police Pipe Band. Six RV aircraft from the West Coast  Ravens aviation group will perform a flyover during the Star Spangled Banner. The 35-minute Fireworks Show will be shot from the Mill Avenue Bridge and choreographed to patriotic and classical music.

Cost:      Children 12 and under and active military with current military ID card are admitted free. Tickets will be on sale through July 4, 2015 at all Fry’s stores for $6 each. Tickets will be $8 at the gate or two for $15 (until sold out). Presale tickets will be honored all night. Tickets are available for the VIP Garden for $60 each, children ages 5-12 are $30 each, plus service charge. Children younger than 5 years old are free, but do not receive a meal. Ticket includes a seat with a great view of the fireworks show in a misted area, dinner and 2 beverage tickets. Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. includes: hot dog, burger or grilled chicken sandwich, pasta salad, BBQ beans, watermelon, dessert.

Westgate Firework Fest

6.   Westgate Fireworks Fest

Where:     Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85305
When:        Saturday, July 4, 2015 5:00-9:30pm
                    Fireworks at 9pm

What:         Live music, family entertainment, dinner deals, beer garden and more – all       before a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm!  Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and relax in Fountain Park and WaterDance Plaza at Westgate Entertainment District to celebrate the 4th with two music stages, fun activities and great eats from more than 20 restaurants starting at 5pm! Westgate Firework Fest is free and family-friendly. Ample, convenient and free parking is available at all parking lots surrounding Westgate Entertainment District.

Cost:         Free

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