If your Grand Canyon vacation happens to coincide with the July 4th Independence Day holiday, you might be wondering where you can see some fireworks while you’re in the area. For starters, lighting fireworks anywhere within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park is a huge no-no. So please, don’t even bother bringing any with you to the park. Fortunately, you’ll have your pick of fun, family-friendly, and mostly free, 4th of July celebrations just minutes away from whatever Grand Canyon park you happen to be visiting. So bring your lawn chairs, hats, sunscreen, and a cooler stocked with your favorite beverages (including plenty of water), and get ready to celebrate American-style, no matter where you’re from!
Grand Canyon South Rim:
In Tusayan, AZ: 7 miles outside the park, join both locals and visitors for the 41st Annual July 4th Parade and Celebration, sponsored by the Grand Canyon South Rim Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, we’ll be celebrating both America’s Independence Day and the 100th Anniversary of Grand Canyon’s designation as a National Park. Schedule of activities includes:
2:30 PM – Bike Decorating Contest sponsored by Bright Angel Bicycles
3:30 PM – Parade through downtown Tusayan
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Food, games, raffles, silent auction, live music by Michael Grimm, Exit 64, and the Boulder Alley Boys
8:30 PM – Laser light show
In Williams, AZ: 60 miles South of the park, enjoy a classic Hometown 4th of July Parade, and evening fireworks, weather permitting. Rodeo fans might also hit the fairgrounds that morning for the beginning of the World Series of Team Roping Qualifiers.
In Flagstaff, AZ: 80 miles South of the park
9:00 AM – The Grand Canyon National Park Rangers and Grand Canyon Conservancy Staff will join over 100 floats, livestock, dancers, a marching band and much more as they parade down the streets of downtown Flagstaff
3:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Head down to the Continental Country Club for Lights on the Lawn, featuring a beer garden, food vendors, kids’ activities, live entertainment, lawn games, and much more
8:30 PM – Fire-safe fireworks display
Other activities taking place in Flagstaff over 4th of July weekend include the Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff Folk Festival at the Pioneer Museum, Art in the Park at Wheeler Park, Babbitt Ford’s Classic Car show at Babbitt Ford Lincoln, the Festival in the Pines at Fort Tuthill Fairgrounds, and the Flagstaff Symphony 4th at the Pepsi Amphitheater.
In Sedona, AZ: 115 miles South of the park
12:00 – 4:00 PM – 4th of July Wet Fest! Spend your day splashing around at the Sedona Community Pool and still have time to drive to your favorite fireworks show at night. Enjoy lunch, music, a swimming pool, and water slide fun surrounded by the spectacular red rocks
6:00 – 9:00 PM – Chill on the Hill concert series with dynamic father and son duo, The Millers.
Grand Canyon East Rim:
In Page, AZ: 110 miles Northeast of Desert View Point at Grand Canyon South Rim, 85 miles North of Cameron, AZ, and minutes from Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Lake Powell. Join the residents of this little town that boasts the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Northern Arizona, courtesy of AZPyro!
10:00 AM – Parade at John C. Page Memorial Park
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Activities, food, games, and music at John C. Page Memorial Park
9:00 PM – Fireworks at the Lake Powell National Golf Course – insider tip: get there early to secure a prime viewing spot, and heed all on-site traffic restrictions!
Grand Canyon North Rim:
In Kanab, Utah: 80 miles North of Grand Canyon Lodge – You are invited to “Celebrate Independence Day the Kanab Way” in Southern Utah. 4th of July fun gets off to an early start, and doesn’t stop until the last firework goes “pop!”
6:00 AM – Cannon blast
7:00 AM – Color Fun Run 5K Run
7:00 – 9:00 AM KHS Cheerleader Breakfast at Jacob Hamblin Park; $7 per person or $30 for a family of 5.
10:00 AM – Town parade on Center Street
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Jacob Hamblin Park Fair with food, vendors, crafts, free inflatables for the kids, water/chalk fight, live music featuring Jagertown at 8:00 PM
9:30 PM – Fireworks at Jacob Hamblin Park
Please note that Kanab, UT, is on Mountain DAYLIGHT Time and Grand Canyon, AZ, is on Mountain STANDARD Time
Grand Canyon West Rim:
In Kingman, AZ: 80 miles from Grand Canyon West
5:00 – 9:00 PM – 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at the Mohave County Fairgrounds with fun, food, beer garden, face painting, pie eating contest, cornhold competition, and live music! $10/carload