Celebrate the 4th of July in City Limitless | Visit Mesa

May 29, 2024

Celebrate the 4th of July in City Limitless

During the Day

Arizona Celebration of Freedom

Make your way to one of the best 4th of July events in Mesa, AZ. Free to attend, the Arizona Celebration of Freedom is Arizona’s largest free 4th of July celebration — historically with crowds upwards of 50,000 — one of Mesa’s signature ways to celebrate American independence on the 4th of July with the entire family. Attendees of all ages are invited to spend the evening in Downtown Mesa to enjoy a patriotic car show, naturalization ceremony and thrilling live entertainment, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

July 4, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Location - The Arizona Celebration of Freedom festivities are held in Downtown Mesa at 263 North Center Street and on the campus of the Mesa Convention Center and Mesa Amphitheatre, located along Center Street between 1st Street and University Drive. The family-friendly event will begin in the evening of July 4th and will end upon the conclusion of the fireworks show.

Food & Drinks

Local food and beverage vendors, including some of Mesa's signature restaurants, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, libations and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the event, including at the All-American Food Court. Find beer from area breweries at one of the beer gardens near the Mesa Amphitheatre stage, but note that alcoholic beverages must remain within the festival grounds.

For a full list of activities, experiences and entertainment, visit the Arizona Celebration of Freedom’s official website.

The Main Event

Fireworks at the Mesa Convention Center

The Arizona Celebration of Freedom will come to a thunderous conclusion with grand fireworks display over Downtown Mesa. Direct your eyes to the skies above the Mesa Amphitheatre for a colorful, patriotic salute to America that is sure to inspire. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Live Music at Stage America

The Mesa Amphitheatre will transform into Stage America and will be home to several live music performances throughout the evening. Groove to the head-bobbing tunes of the Bayou Bandits, a southern rock and country band. The Salute to America program follows the evening performances and leads into the fireworks display. Attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs to sit in the lawn to relax and enjoy the live music as the sun sets on the Sonoran Desert.

Keep the Celebration Going


If you are looking for a late-night snack or a cold beverage as a night cap, look no further than Mesa's downtown. The Downtown Mesa nightlife scene is cozy and full of delicious local flavor perfect to end a great day.

Book a Stay

Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix-Mesa is conveniently located just around the corner from the Mesa Convention Center. Make your 4th of July weekend something to remember by turning this day of celebration into something to remember with family and friends.

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