Independence Day celebrations are all over the state this weekend and with the right planning you can catch two or more!  The 41st Annual Red, White and Boom at Pecos Park in Ahwatukee is Friday, July 1st.  “Light Up The Sky is at the Maryvale Baseball park Friday, July 1.  When the sun goes down the night

lights up at Lake Havasu on Monday, July 4!  Don’t miss an unparalleled fireworks show as Lake Havasu celebrates our Country’s independence!  Shot from Lookout Point, you’ll have lots of great viewing areas on land or water.

The newly expanded Rotary Park area offers great swimming for early revelers and The Nautical Beachfront Resort is on the island and has lots of free parking.  Boaters can anchor anywhere in Thompson Bay for outstanding views plus tune your radio to 980 AM for simulcast music set to the fireworks!  Get the details at:

Other celebrations include the 62nd Annual Taylor Independence Day Celebration and Night Rodeo at the Taylor Rodeo Complex for more info: Payson was voted the best Small Town in Arizona and this Fourth of July weekend is a great time to find out why!  Bring a blanket and spend the day enjoying food, fun and games at the Green Valley Park, find the schedule at: .  The Anthem Community Center is hosting the 16th Annual Independence Day Celebration with water slides, face painting, a food court and beer garden, get more information at


Kris Dugan