Fireworks over Tempe Town Lake

Things are looking brighter as we begin the summer, but the 4th of July won’t look the same as it did two years ago. The fireworks spectacular at Tempe Town Lake (above) is not happening this year. That said, don’t expect a quiet weekend. Cities across the Valley are still holding fireworks shows this year and Valley Metro is the best way to get there! 

Chandler’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular kicks off Sunday at 7 p.m. It’s a drive-in style event, but bicyclists and walk-ins are welcome. The fireworks show begins at Tumbleweed Park at 9 p.m. You can get there by taking bus route 112 to the Chandler Park-and-Ride located across the street from the park. A $5 parking pass is required of all guests even if you didn’t drive there. More information on the event can be found here.

Over in Glendale, the Westgate Entertainment District is going all out for Independence Day. The free “Fireworks for the Fourth” event kicks off at 5 p.m. on July 4 with live music throughout the evening. The event also includes free face painting and balloon animals. The fireworks will light up the sky at 9 p.m. Bus route 70 will drop you off in front of the entertainment district. For more details including a map of this event, visit here.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are celebrating the Fourth of July with two fireworks shows. After their games against the San Francisco Giants on July 3rd and July 4th, Chase Field will hold a post-game fireworks spectacular. Valley Metro Rail takes you right to the stadium with our eastbound trains dropping off fans at 3rd St/Jefferson and westbound fans arriving a block away at 3rd St/Washington. The best view of the fireworks requires a ticket to the game. For more information visit here.

A great night starts with a great plan! Use the Valley Metro trip planner to figure out your route. It will factor in any special detours that might be happening that night. And, remember to check the safety precautions before heading out to your fireworks show. Face coverings are still required when riding the light rail or bus. For more on our COVID-19 precautions.

Peter Corkery
Rail Operations Communications Specialist
When not helping customers at Valley Metro, Peter enjoys reading, running and hiking around the valley.