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June 29, 2017

Know Before You Go: Tips for Attending Chandler’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

Chandler’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular is almost here and Chandler’s Recreation Division has pulled together this guide on what to expect, where to go and how to optimize your Independence Day experience.
 
Schedule
 
From family friendly activities to lively scores of music to delicious food and drinks and spectacular fireworks, there’s something for every age.
 
  • The party in the park takes over Tumbleweed Park from 5-10:30 p.m. with free admission into the park.
  •  Keep an ear out for five hours of non-stop musical entertainment starting at 5 p.m. celebrating the sounds of America with performances by People Who Can Fly, Blaine Long and local DJs.
  • Families should head to the Kidtopia for a full afternoon of interactive activities like face painting, balloon creations, inflatable car wash and more. Kids and adults also can catch a ride on the Lego Trackless Train touring Tumbleweed Park.
  • The party flies high with a stunning fireworks display taking flight at 9 p.m.
 
What to Bring
 
  • Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages: In addition to your normal personal belongings - wallet, purse, cell phone, keys - attendees are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages.No personal grilling or alcoholic beverages are permitted.
  • Cash: Delicious eats and thirst quenching adult beverages also will be available for purchase throughout the park. Guests should bring cash as not all food trucks and vendors accept credit cards.
  • BYOB (bring-your-own-blanket): The fireworks finale is sure to draw a crowd, and early birds land some of the best seats and views in the park. Be sure to bring blankets and chairs to make your viewing more comfortable.
  • Outdoor Activities: Tumbleweed Park, a favorite park for all sorts of outdoor fun, hosts a number of award-winning amenities for guest to enjoy. Partygoers are encouraged to bring their own fun from home - kites, Frisbees, sports balls, bikes and more.
Getting There
 
Tumbleweed Park is located at 2250 S. McQueen Road, on the southwest corner of McQueen and Germann roads.
 
  • Valley Metro: Bus transportation is an inexpensive, convenient way to visit Tumbleweed Park. Plus, it’s good for the environment. The Valley Metro service will operate a Sunday schedule on July 4. Riders are encouraged to plan ahead, purchase fare in advance and allow extra time to reach their destination. An All-Day pass is $4. For more information, visit www.valleymetro.org.
  • Public Parking: Parking is available for $5 per vehicle (CASH ONLY) and conveniently located on or near the park. Vehicles can enter the park from Germann Road at Hamilton Street or from McQueen Road at Celebration Way. Please note that there will be no left turn at Celebration Way for northbound traffic and no left turn at Pioneer Parkway for westbound traffic. Disabled parking will be provided to vehicles that display disabled placards and license plates. Visit www.chandleraz.gov/4thofjuly for full event details and a parking map.
Connect With Us
 
Follow along the fireworks fun all weekend and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for up-to-the-minute information. Remember to use the park in the park hashtag when sharing your photos; #Chandler4th
 
The July 4th Fireworks Spectacular is presented by the City of Chandler in partnership with R Entertainment, Rivera Broadcasting, The CW6, Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, Budweiser, Aqua Hydrate and Waymo.  

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