Fireworks are something you need to be prepared for in the dry country. That’s why it’s important for people to know where they can watch displays, like those we have on the Fourth of July. There’s no reason you can’t find and enjoy a good Independence Day show somewhere here in the Valley! In fact, we can point you to a few places where you can watch the best Fourth of July fireworks that might suit your fancy!
Skysill Rooftop Lounge, The Westin Tempe, 11 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
If you’re looking for an all-day celebration on the day of the big fireworks display, it would make sense to enjoy it from a rooftop. If you want to really outdo yourself, you should try to watch those sparks fly from the highest rooftop in town. You can do exactly that at Skysill Rooftop Lounge, where Tempe’s tallest rooftop sports a pool sitting atop The Westin Tempe hotel. Half-off specialty cocktails, $4 draft beers, and a 360-degree view of the night sky are all big perks of spending your Fourth here at Skysill. Though the whole event lasts from 11 a.m. to 10 at night, certain parts of the day will include live DJing and even a barbecue!
Fletchers Heights Park, 8135 W Lone Cactus Dr, Peoria, AZ 85383
This free-to-enjoy celebration in Fletcher Heights Park will sport massage chairs, a water play zone, a kids’ dance party, and even a showing of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as a “movie in the park” experience. You can also expect to find specialty food trucks — but fret not! The team that put this together kept in mind all those picky eaters you might have at home. If you know which kids we’re talking about, don’t worry — there are plenty of food options for them as well. This is the most kid-friendly way to enjoy the holiday, for certain — especially since you’ll be able to see fireworks on the big screen. Safety comes first, after all! Come enjoy the celebration in Peoria this Saturday night from 7 to 10!
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
If you’re looking for a weekend-long celebration that ends in a real bang, you should head out to the Princess. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hosts a celebration the first four days of July that rivals their usual Saturday night displays. Each night of the four-day weekend at 9 p.m., you’ll see the sky light up — but on the Fourth, you’ll also see a spectacular air show. Live music will be present Saturday through Monday, as well, with the final day’s concert being a show by LA ALLSTARS. You can also catch dive-in movies at the pool on all four nights — so you really have a lot to enjoy no matter what kind of celebration you’re here for.