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Fourth of July Festivities

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Of course Mesa is having a big event this year that you won't want to miss, but if you're looking at your options, check out this list from AZcentral.com.  Also, there are plenty of fireworks shows to choose from if you're looking for an event that's on Sunday, July 4th.

Here are some notable events near Mesa:
June 30th
Craft: 1 p.m. Kids make crafts that celebrate the holiday. Free. Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa. 480-835-0505. http://www.bookmans.com/

Chandler 7Up Fireworks Spectacular: 4-10:30 p.m. Fireworks display at dark. Free admission, $5 parking. Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler. 480-236-9123.

Tempe Town Lake Festival: 4 p.m. This celebration includes Fantastic Family Fest, an inflatable village with rock climbing walls, face painting, relay races, rides and entertainment for kids. Cool off with water and games at the Splash Playground. $15 for two, $8 at gate, $5 and $6 in advance, free for age 12 and younger and for military with ID. Tempe Town Lake, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway. tempe4th.com.

Apache Junction Family Fun: 6-9:30 p.m. Celebrate.  Fireworks display at 9 p.m. Free. Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood. 480-983-2181. http://www.ajcity.net/.

Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth: 6-9:30 p.m. Phoenix's 25th Annual Fourth of July event at Steele Indian School Park has entertainment on three stages, a Kids World area with inflatable rides and other activities, a classic car exhibit and fireworks. Free admission. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 602-262-6862. http://www.phoenix.gov/.

Another couple of fireworks displays I found:

Living Word Bible Church
3520 East Brown Road, Mesa AZ (Northwest Corner of Brown Road and Val Vista Drive)

Sunday, July 4, 2010
Celebration starts at 5:00pm.
Event is free to attend and all are welcome.
You will enjoy...
• Delicious BBQ
• Exciting Variety Show
• Spectacular Fireworks!
Show up early to reserve your spot on the green belt. We will have security in place to watch and protect your belongings.

Bring the entire family out for this years 4th of July celebration and experience Independence Day like never before!
Info from here.

Central Christian Church
Fireworks and Food Drive!

965 E. Germann Road, Gilbert AZ (Southeast corner of Lindsay and Germann)

Grab your picnic, chairs, blankets, beverages, and friends and head to Central’s Gilbert campus to celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 4 from 7-9 p.m. Fireworks will be shooting off at 8:30 p.m.

We’ll be lighting up the skies with fireworks to help conquer hunger, so please bring at least one non-perishable food items to contribute. We will be selling cold bottle of water, bomb pops, and glow necklaces for $1 each.

This event is FREE
Info from here.
Know of any other events going on? 

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