Independence Day Celebration

independence day celebration details

July 3 | 6-10 p.m. (fireworks at 9:30 p.m.)
Community Park
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway

Thousands of people Valley-wide come together to celebrate the annual Anthem Independence Day Celebration. Along with a fireworks display, fun rides, activities and festival food, families bring blankets and lawn chairs and sit back to enjoy the fun-filled event.

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event features

  • Food vendors
  • Water slides, rides and inflatables (fee-based)
  • Music/dancing
  • Fireworks finale (9:30 p.m.)
  • Free admission and parking

Purchase an “all-you-can-ride/bounce bracelet” in June for an early bird price ($12) at the Community Center or Civic Building; prices go up (to $15) the night of the event. 


  • The Skate Park and Roller Hockey Rink at Community Park close at 2 p.m. The Hockey Rink will reopen at 6 p.m. as a special needs viewing area only.
  • The Community Center Lap Pool, Diving Well and Big Splash Water Park close at 3 p.m.
  • The Community Center closes at 4 p.m. and all cars must be removed from parking lot by 4:30 p.m. (fallout zone for fireworks)
  • Foot bridge between Community Center and Community Park closes at 2 p.m. For your personal safety, please access Community Park by other means.
  • Areas surrounding the Community Center, including Soccer Fields #3 and #4, and foot bridge, are secured for the fireworks fallout zone. No access.

know before you go

  • No personal chairs, blankets, pop-up tents, coolers or other seating on the grass in the food court (Softball Field #4); covered seating is provided in this area. These items ARE allowed in other areas of the park, however.
  • No personal fireworks are permitted in the park at any time.
  • It's best to park off-site and walk to the event due to heavy traffic.
  • It's best not to bring pets, as they are easily frightened by the crowds and fireworks.
  • Wear sunscreen until the sun goes down! That Arizona sun is blazing!
  • Overflow parking will be available in the Boulder Creek High School parking lot, a short walk from the park.

traffic control plan

  • Community Park middle and lower parking lots will be closed all day, only allowing access to vendors and authorized personnel. It will reopen at 5 p.m. to the general public.
  • The Traffic Control Plan affects many of the community’s major roadways and side streets resulting in road restrictions, lane reductions and closures. The plan begins as early as 2 p.m.
  • Anthem Way & Gavilan Peak Parkway have road restrictions, lane reductions and left or right turn lanes blocked off. Bike lanes are closed with street parking permitted where designated.
  • Memorial Drive, Whitman Drive, Freedom Way, Independence Way, Venture Court and several other nearby streets have restrictions.
  • The first gated entry to the Country Club community will be closed for a brief time when the fireworks conclude.

event contacts

Michele DeMichele, Special Events & Civic Building Operations Director
623-742-6050 phone
623-742-6170 fax

Debbie Pulido, Special Events & Civic Building Services Coordinator
623-742-6009 phone
623-742-6170 fax