fireworks on July 4

The city of Avondale, Avondale Toyota and Phoenix Raceway will host the largest tailgate fireworks experience in the Southwest Valley on Independence Day.

Gates open at 5 p.m., and the 25-minute fireworks show begins at 8:30 p.m. 

The fireworks show is free, or guests can upgrade to watch the fireworks from the VIP zone at The Barn. 

The VIP pass is $50 per adult (16 years and older) or $30 per child (15 years and younger); children 4 and younger are free. 

The VIP Pass will include special parking privileges, entry and seating at The Barn, a private Rudy’s pre-selected barbecue party meal, and beverage tickets. Limited number of VIP passes are available and must be pre-purchased by June 28 by calling 623-333-2400 or visiting All ages are welcome to this VIP experience.

Also available is The Pitstop for Parents, a supervised drop-off area for children ages 5 and older. Cost is $30 per child and includes snacks and organized activities, led by Avondale Recreation staff.  

Space is limited, and parents with youth at The Pitstop for Parents must remain on premises of the VIP area for the duration of the event. 

Festivities, a kids zone, food and fireworks to light up the sky are all part of the celebration. Families are invited to bring folding chairs, ice coolers and snacks for the show. Grills and open fire cooking are not allowed.

Phoenix Raceway is located at 7602 Jimmie Johnson Drive, Avondale.