4th of July Festivities in Gilbert and Mesa AZ

The town of Gilbert and city of Mesa are hosting a range of fun events during 4th of July weekend! Visiting a local firework show provides a safe alternative to hosting your own spectacle – since Arizona’s firework law prohibits use of exploding rockets.

The Phoenix Police Department lists aerial rockets, roman candles, mortar shells, and firecrackers as banned fireworks to prevent injuries and damage to property. Legal fireworks include: ground spinners, wheels, torches, sparklers, smoke bombs, and fountains as permissible.

Visiting a local firework show in Gilbert and Mesa during the 4th is certainly a popular tradition to experience the extravaganza of rockets igniting the night sky. Below is listed the prominent fireworks events throughout Gilbert and Mesa that are worth checking out.

Event: Gilbert’s 4th of July Celebration

The town of Gilbert’s department of parks and recreation lists the event site to open at 6 pm at Higley High School (4068 E Pecos Rd).

The firework show is set to begin at 8:30 pm, depending on the weather.
This is a free event with free parking, but food trucks will be available to purchase food and drink.
Other viewing sites are situated at Centennial Elementary School on Power Ranch and Legacy Traditional Academy on Recker Road.

Event: Fire in the Sky
Central Christian Church is hosting their annual firework show at three separate locations: Central Christian Church’s Gilbert Campus (965 E Germann Rd), Campo Verde High School (3870 S Quartz St), and the Gilbert Soccer Complex (4260 S. Greenfield Rd).

The event begins at 6:00 pm at Central’s Gilbert campus, and the firework show starts around 9:00 pm.
Music, games, and raffles will accompany the fireworks– however, cash is needed to make transactions. Concession stands will provide beverages, hamburgers, hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, cotton candy, snow cones, and watermelon for purchase. Outside of cost for food and beverage, parking is free and there is no admission charge.

Event: Arizona Celebration of Freedom

Entitled the “Coolest Independence Celebration in America,” this event occurs from 6–10 pm at the Mesa Amphitheatre/Mesa Convention Center complex (263 N. Center Street).

Parking and admittance is free. Entertainment includes live music, activities for children, a tailgate zone, and a firework show that starts at 9:30 pm. There will be food, commercial, and alcohol vendors at the event.


Food trucks, fun, and Fireworks is the outline of Schnepf farms annual 4th of July Festival. Located at the Schnepf farms festival site (24610 S Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek), the event starts at 4:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.

There is an entrance fee of $20 per vehicle– the proceeds are gifted to the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. Activities run from 4 to 10:30 pm, with fireworks beginning around 8:45. Purchasing parking pass and entrance pass before the event starts is recommended.
There is a fun zone open for kids to be dropped off while parents enjoy entertainment such as a DJ and games and prizes. The fun zone closes after the firework show begins.

Enjoy your 4th! – From Your friends at Flancer’s

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