June 6, 2012
The Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth will again highlight the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Independence Day celebrations in 2012. Thanks to the generous support of the Freedom Wireless Foundation, this year’s event will feature the biggest fireworks display in the event’s 26 year history. Festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. July 4 at Steele Indian School Park, 3rd Street and Indian School Road in central Phoenix. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Information on department Independence Day celebrations is available online at phoenix.gov/parks. Fabulous Phoenix Fourth information also is available by phone at 602-534-FEST.
To avoid traffic congestion and limited parking around the park, attendees can use METRO light rail when traveling to the Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth. In addition to the nine park-and-ride lots on the light rail line, visitors can catch the rail from stations in downtown Phoenix, where on-street parking will be free. In addition to purchasing passes, attendees can find detailed METRO light rail information online at www.metrolightrail.org.
Families also can enjoy free kids inflatable rides, plenty of food and beverage vendors and of course the biggest ever fireworks display.
The department also is offering two other free family celebrations of the Independence Day holiday:
Saturday, June 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.
After Dark in the Park
Deer Valley Park, 19602 N. 19th Ave.
This free event features local food vendors, live music and inflatable rides for kids. The event will end with a fireworks display at 8:45 p.m. More information is available by calling 602-495-3735.
Tuesday, July 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Light Up the Sky
Maryvale Baseball Park, 3600 N. 51st Ave.
This free event features games, information booths, inflatable rides, and a colorful fireworks display that begins at 8:40 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. More information is available by calling 602-262-6575.
The city’s fireworks displays and free admission to all events were made possible with the generous financial support of sponsors that include the Freedom Wireless Foundation, APS, and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for Fabulous Phoenix Forth along with The Milwaukee Brewers, 88.3 FM Radio Campesina, T-39 Telemundo, Power 98.3, Watermill Express, CiCi's Pizza, and the John F. Long Foundation for Light Up The Sky. Tournament participant fees make the Firecracker Softball Festival fireworks display possible.
Fabulous Phoenix Fourth information: 602-534-FEST