Ahwatukee residents can enjoy plenty of Independence Day fireworks next Wednesday – but just not in their community.
For the second consecutive year, Ahwatukee will be without its own Fourth of July fireworks celebration – and it’s unclear whether residents will ever see one in their backyard again.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce pulled the plug on its Red White and Boom! Fireworks show and celebration, saying it no longer could afford it. It had a never-named benefactor who originally had pledged to put up the money for the show, with the Chamber providing volunteers to staff whatever other activities were built around it.
Tempe Center for The Arts
Celebrate July 4th in cool comfort at the Tempe Center for the Arts. VIP tickets allow entry into TCA and terrace rooftop for fireworks viewing. General admission allows entry into TCA lobby and ground floor rooms. Food trucks on site will have plenty of delicious food and a cash bar all the beverages to quench your thirst. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Where: 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe.
When: 6-10 p.m.
Admission: $15 general admission, $30 for VIP.
Arizona Celebration of Freedom
Mesa’s celebration downtown has a variety of activities for kids and adults, including a tribute to fallen heroes in battle and patriotic displays.
Where: Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa.
When: 6-10 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Admission: Free, but attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods or bottles of water for the needy.
The town of Gilbert, Central Christian Church and the Higley School District are partnering for this year’s celebration, which will feature fun activities and food trucks.
Where: Higley High School, 4068 E. Pecos Road; Signs will be posted pointing to other viewing areas along Pecos and Recker roads.
When: 6-9 p.m., fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
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