City of Apache Junction Fourth of July Celebration

Fireworks Presented by Republic Services Company

Join Apache Junction Parks & Recreation for our annual Fourth of July Celebration. All festivities take place on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. We will be kicking off events at the 4th of July Volleyball Tournament held at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center. Registration for the free tournament begins at 7:15 a.m. Space is limited to the first 8 teams (up to 10 players per team) to register. Tournament begins at 8 a.m.  Spectators must pay pool admission to swim (no fee to watch tournament). Admission is waived for tournament participants.

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center will be open for swimming from 10 a.m.-2p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 (daily admission rates apply). We will also be doing wacky swim activities, including water games, races and an obstacle course, free with paid admission to the pool! Races will be split into appropriate age categories for ages 5 and older, with prizes to those who participate. Signup sheets and times of the races will be posted poolside by the manager’s office.

Evening events are located at the Apache Junction High School Football Field. Gates for the event will open at 6 p.m. Free watermelon, provided by Apache Junction Little League, will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. until it is gone. Game booths, hosted by local non-profit organizations, and activities for kids will take place at the field starting at 6 p.m. Some of the activities include: bounce houses, water games, bean bag toss and a Bicycle, Wagon & Tricycle Float Contest (judging at 6:30 p.m.) and live entertainment by Outside the Line.

Outside the Line will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will kick off the Fireworks Extravaganza at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks show is presented by Republic Services. We will be shooting off the fireworks at 8:30 p.m. again this year, so please plan accordingly!

This is a free event, open to the public (a small fee for food and game booths will apply).

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, smoking, 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).

If you choose to bring a pop-up tent into the event grounds, you will be required to bring sandbags to anchor the tent to the ground. Food and drinks will be available to purchase on site. Due to the loud noises and lights, horses will not be permitted at the event or the adjacent areas. If you have a request for accommodation, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department prior to the event.

We would like to thank our Fireworks Presenting Sponsor, Republic Services, as well as our Event Supporters: Apache Junction Unified School District, Apache Junction Little League and Superstition Mountains Community Facilities District No. 1. Without their assistance, this event would not be possible.

For more information on this event, please visit our website at For other programs and services, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 480-983-2181, or visit our website at

Photo above: Apache Junction High School’s Track and Field will fill with game booths, hosted by local organizations featuring activities for kids starting at 6 p.m.

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