Chandler 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Music, a 35-foot water slide and dunk tank, carnival games, a rock-climbing wall and a bike parade keep everyone busy until the fireworks shoot off at 9:30 p.m. DETAILS >> 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler. Free admission, $5 to park. (480) 782-2735 or www.chandleraz.gov.
Fire in the Sky
Vendors offer snow cones, water, freshly squeezed lemonade and snacks leading up to this Gilbert fireworks display. Alternate viewing locations are Campo Verde High School at 3870 Quartz Street and the Gilbert Soccer Complex, 4260 S. Greenfield Road. All three sites will be collecting nonperishable food items for Gilbert’s summer food drive. DETAILS >> 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Road, Gilbert. Free admission. (480) 503-6200 or www.centralaz.com/fireworks, or text “Fireworks” to 83990.
July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival
Live music, a family fun fest and plenty of food precede a fireworks display from Mill Avenue Bridge, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe. DETAILS >> 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway. $6 if purchased in advance at Fry’s Food Stores; $8 per ticket, or two for $15, at the gate. Free for children 12 and younger. (480) 350-5189 or www.tempe4th.com.
Family Fourth on the Farm
With a dunk tank, a mechanical bull, a trampoline, speed pitch, a live band and plenty of hot dogs and hamburgers, Schnepf Farms creates an old fashioned Independence Day to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to watch the fireworks. Parking is limited so arrive early. DETAILS >> 4 p.m. Wednesday; fireworks at 9 p.m. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. $15 per car. (480) 888-1709 or http://www.queencreek4th.com.
A Star Spangled Shoot Out
Celebrate July Fourth at Rawhide with cowboys, gunfights, music, food, an H2O kids corral, fireworks and more. The steakhouse is offering an a la carte menu on a first come, first served basis. DETAILS >> 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler. $10 for ages 6 and up, $9 for military and free for children 5 and younger; includes Rawhide attractions and aerial fireworks display. (480) 502-5600 or www.rawhide.com