4th of July Celebration


Join the City of AJ Parks & Recreation for our annual Fourth of July Celebration. All festivities take place on Sunday July 4th, 2021. We will be kicking off the day filled events at Superstition Shadows Aquatics Center. Evening events begin at 6 pm and are located at the Apache Junction High School Track and Field. The fireworks show is presented by Republic Services. Parking is limited so please come early. There will be traffic restrictions. Please plan for 20-30 minutes delays. The Fourth of July festivities are all located on School Property and no consumer fireworks, alcohol, tobacco, e-cigs, glass containers, pets or weapons will be allowed at the event or adjacent parking/viewing areas (bags and coolers brought into the facility will be checked). Food and drinks will be available to purchase on site. For more information on this program or other programs and services, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 480-983-2181 or visit our website at www.ajcity.net/parks. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page for more details on the event.


**Important Traffic Information: All traffic exiting the event will be required to make right hand turns.  Please see the map for more information about traffic control plan and parking.

Due to the loud noises and lights, horses will not be permitted at the event or the adjacent areas.

 The Skate Park will have holiday hours (8am-2pm) on July 4th due to events

4th of July Booth Space Booth Space

Promote your local  non-profit agency during our activities geared for the whole family!  There is no charge for your local non-profit booth. your organization must be a non-profit to participate in this event. Pre-Registration is required. Please contact Jeff Kopp at jkopp@ajcity.net for more information on how to register.

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Superstition Shadows Aquatics

4-on4 Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament

Registration for the free tournament begins at 7:15am. Space is limited to the first 8 teams (up to 10 players per team) to register. Tournament begins at 8am. Admission is waived for tournament participants. Spectators will be required to pay the pool admission fee.

Open Swim

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center will be open for swimming from 9am-3pm on Sunday, July 4 (daily admission rates apply). 

Main Event at Davis Field

The main event is located at Apache Junction High School at 2525 S. Ironwood Road at the Football stadium. The gates will open at 6 pm. This is a free event, open to the public (a small fee for food and game booths will apply).Game booths, hosted by local organizations and activities for kids will take place at the field starting at 6pm. Bicycle, Tricycle, & Wagon Mini Float Contest - judging at 6:30 p.m., floats should be placed on track, in front of the grand stand- Winners will be announced around 7pm during the bands intermission.


The Republic Services Fireworks Extravaganza - 8:30pm*

The fireworks show is presented by Republic Services. They have been a key sponsor for many years, insuring that this important hometown event takes place for our residents.

*Weather permitting.

Thank you to our supporting agencies that make this event possible!

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