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Join the City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation department for the annual Fourth of July celebration. All festivities take place on Thursday, July 4. 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 eight 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.-2 p.m. on Thursday, 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)! Prizes will be given to those who participate.
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 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. The band 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).
Parking is limited, so please come early. There will be traffic restrictions. Please plan for 20-30 minute 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 in to 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: the Apache Junction Unified School District, Apache Junction Little League, the Superstition Fire and Medical District, the Apache Junction Police Department and the Superstition Mountain 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 www.ajcity.net/events. For other programs and services, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 983-2181 or visit our website at www.ajcity.net/parks.