4th of July Events Around The Valley of the Sun

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Fourth of July Around PhoenixWith Independence Day just days away, we have put together a list of some fun Valley events you might want to check out. Be safe and enjoy!

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4th of July Events Around the Valley of the Sun

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 2, 2015

Happy Fourth of July! We hope you are enjoying friends, family and celebrating our nation’s independence today! If you haven’t figured out where to go tonight for fireworks and festivities, we have put together a list of some fun Valley events you might want to check out!

Be safe and enjoy!

SCOTTSDALE 4th of July at WestWorld: “Be Red, White and Cool,” as you enjoy West World’s festivities under 300,000 square feet of air conditioned comfort! This is an event the entire family can enjoy with live music, food and drinks, and a kids zone. Gates will open at 2pm and the fireworks take off at 9pm. Visit to purchase your tickets.


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TEMPE Tempe Town Lake Festival: Join thousands for lakeside festivities on the lawn! Enjoy food, live music, a splash playground for the kids, Miller Lite Beer Gardens for adults, and so much more.  Gates open at 5pm and the fireworks show will begin at 9:15pm. Tickets will be $8 at the gate, but note that children 12 and under have free admission. Visit for details.


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PHOENIX Fabulous Phoenix Fourth: Come to Steele Indian School Park and enjoy local entertainers, a variety of vendors offering festival-style food and beverages, arts and crafts, interactive exhibits and a classic car display. Your little ones will love Kids World which will consist of youth activities, rides and inflatables, and a water spray zone. You can plan to be there from 6pm to 10pm with the fireworks spectacular at 9:30 pm. Contact 602-262-6862 for details.


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PEORIA 4th of July All American Festival: Multiple stages will be set-up at the Peoria Sports Complex with entertainment for you and the whole family to enjoy. Kids will have a blast at the Kids Zone, Water Zones, and a variety of other activities that will be offered. Concessions and beer will be available as well. Fireworks start at 9:15pm but you can plan to arrive as early as 5pm. Admission is $10 and kids 12 and under will be admitted for free. You can also count on free parking! Contact 623-773-8700 for details.


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GLENDALE Westgate Firework Festival: Head out to Westgate Entertainment District for an eventful evening that is sure not to disappoint! Activities will include live music, great “grab and go” dinner deals, a beer garden, and kid friendly events such as face painting, games and prizes. The show of the night, the firework spectacular, will begin at 9pm. Visit or call 623-385-7502 for details.


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SURPRISE 4th of July Celebration: What better way to celebrate America than with baseball and fireworks! Head out to Surprise Stadium for the Rookie League baseball game at 5:30pm and enjoy the fireworks show following the game at 8:30pm. Bring a canned food donation and your admission is free! Contact 623-222-2000 for details.


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4th of July Fireworks Spectacular: Tumbleweed Park will be hosting a traditional fireworks show at 9pm this Fourth of July. You can plan to arrive at 7pm and pay a $5 dollar parking fee (per vehicle). Contact 480-782-3037 for details.


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FOUNTAIN HILLS Fourth at the Fountain: Fountain Park will be treating its guests to live entertainment, a live parachuting demonstration, bounce houses, a beer garden, and food and beverages. Bring the whole family and wrap up this festive night with a fireworks show at 9:30pm. Guests ages 20 and under will be admitted for free. Anyone age 21 and over will pay $5.00. Contact 480-816-5100 for details.


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Why did you move into a Shea Home and what appealed to you about this home?

We had been searching for a new builder in Gilbert for a while. Our biggest criteria within our budget were at least 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, around 3000 square feet, an open floor plan, decent lot size for a good sized yard, having a room close to the master bedroom as a nursery, energy efficiency and solid warranty and builder reputation. The day we found our Shea home, we had already looked through several models and met with a lot of sales teams over at the Bridges master planned community. We actually thought Marbella Vineyards was a little too far south, but decided to still end our exhausting day there since it was nearby. We were not expecting much since we had already seen so many great homes, but we instantly fell in love with the Excite floor plan and kitchen-centric layout. The modern exterior was also a huge bonus and didn’t look as cookie cutter as a lot of the other houses that we had seen so far. Everything in the house just had so much “WOW” factor and the Shea 3D concept was impressive and allowed for a more customized home.


Describe your homebuying experience with Shea Homes from a business standpoint and from a personal standpoint.

Lynda Moore was who we met with initially, and we really bonded with her and the entire sales staff at Marbella Vineyards (Berry, Paula, Jess, and Suzanne) and really consider all of them our friends. We would stop by every weekend, catch up on college sports and our lives along with the progression of the house. They really made us feel comfortable and took care of us. They would even email us pictures of how the build was going as the house was undergoing construction. Out of every sales team we met, they were by far the best. They knew what we were looking for and always had our best interest at heart.

Mike, our superintendent, was also top-notch. He was laid back, but got things done and went out of his way to help us when needed. He was great at providing updates and fixing issues, and he had a keen eye for quality construction. He was also an integral part in helping us feel more at ease and less stressed with such a large purchase.

Which space(s) do you spend the most time in and why?

The kitchen and great room, the master bedroom and the backyard. The kitchen and great room are incredibly open and perfect spaces for entertaining and relaxing. The master bedroom is a nice retreat for us to also relax, and we love the walk in shower that we added with a rainfall showerhead. The backyard is a good size and the nicest we have ever owned. So, we spend many evenings barbequing and eating on the patio or lounging by our new pool.


How will your new Shea Home accommodate the new changes in your life, such as your new baby?

One of the big reasons we were moving was to anticipate our family growing in size, and this house could definitely fit any new additions. Plus, it has extra space for friends and family visiting and an office space.

What features of your Shea Home stood out to you during the homebuying process?

The modern exterior; limited but good range of choices in options; amazing kitchen and open floor plan; energy efficiency; and quality features and options.

What do you love about the community and area you live in?

We have really awesome neighbors (at least the ones that have moved in and we have met so far)! We love having a corner lot and it’s also a short walk from a HUGE field that is great for walking and outdoor activities. It’s also wonderful to still be in Gilbert but in the Chandler school district at the same time.