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Posted: Tuesday, July 4, 2006 5:19 am | Updated: 2:53 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS

Red, White & Boom! The Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 North Loop Road, Gila River Indian Community, (480) 502-5600. New location this year. Fireworks display, family fun, cookout and live entertainment 4 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

APACHE JUNCTION

Fireworks, Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, (480) 982-3141. Fireworks display 9 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

CAVE CREEK

Third of July Spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Road, (480) 488-1906. Live entertainment, barbecue and fireworks 6 p.m. Monday. Free. Cave Creek Fireworks, Frontier Town, 6245 E. Cave Creek Road, (480) 488-3317. Fireworks displays 9 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

CHANDLER

Fourth of July Celebration,

Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, (480) 782-2735. Classic car show, music, food and children’s rides at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Red, White & Boom! Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 North Loop Road, Gila River Indian Community, (480) 502-5600. Fireworks display, family fun, cookout and live entertainment 4 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

FORT McDOWELL

Fort McDowell Yavapai Community. Free concert to celebrate Independence Day. Doors open at 4 p.m.; and free hotdogs from 4 to 6 p.m.

GILBERT

Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Mesquite High School, 500 S. McQueen Road, (480) 926-1433. Fireworks, entertainment, contests, games, carnival rides, community exhibits and a kids’ parade 5 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

MESA

46th annual Independence Day Celebration, Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave., (480) 644-3836. Live music, children’s activities and, of course, fireworks 6 to 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. $1 admission and $5 for parking.

Fourth of July “Night of Stars” ’50s Celebration, Living Word Bible Church, 3520 E. Brown Road, (480) 964-4463. Carnival 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Free.

Old-Fashioned Family 4th of July, Rockin’ R Ranch, 6136 E. Baseline Road, (480) 832-1539. Barbecue, watermelon, gold panning, wagon rides and fireworks Tuesday. $14 to $25.

PHOENIX

Feline Fireworks, El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., (602) 684-5876 7 p.m. today. $7.

21st annual Fabulous Phoenix Fourth, Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, (602) 534-3378. Watch the largest aerial fireworks show in the Southwest, four stages of bands, a carnival with games and rides 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

Twilight Camp and Fireworks,

Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, (602) 273-1341. Enjoy a barbecue dinner, animal encounters, a trail hike and watch the Tempe fireworks from the great zoo view 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. $4-$10.

QUEEN CREEK

4th of July Celebration, Schnepf Farms, 22601 E. Cloud Road, (480) 987-3100. Planned activities include water slides, rock climb, bouncies, miniature golf, train rides, carousel, games, live entertainment, food and the third largest fireworks display in the Valley 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. $10 per carload. $10 for wristbands for rides.

SCOTTSDALE

Good Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Picnic, Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road, (480) 312-2771. Free family activities like tug of war, three-legged races, gunny sack races, arts and craft projects and more. Participants can bring their own food to grill, fixings will be provided. Live music. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

Fireworks, The Scottsdale Railroad and Mechanical Society sponsors a fireworks show at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road at 9 p.m. Music with Chuckie Baby and the All Stars at 7:30 p.m. Today. Free.

Independence Day Celebration,

Grace Chapel, 8524 E. Thomas Road, (480) 945-8071. An evening dedicated to the “Gift of Freedom — 230 years” 7:30 p.m. Today. Free.

TEMPE

Bell-ringing ceremony, American Legion Post 2, 2125 S. Industrial Park Ave. The American Legion’s bell-ringing ceremony where everyone can ring “Tempe’s Liberty Bell” 10 a.m. Tuesday. Free.

July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival, Tempe Town Lake, Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue, (480) 350-5189. Event features the SRP 55th Annual Fireworks Spectacular, live music, inflatable Kids’ Ride Village, vendors, and water fun and games for the family 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday. $8 or $15 for two, kids under 12 are free.

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