Photos Courtesy of the Anthem Community Council
Anthem will host its 22nd Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 3 at the Anthem Community Park from 5:30-9:30 p.m. A fireworks display will cap off the event, which also includes rides, inflatables, food vendors, dancing, and more.
Rides and inflatables will be set up on Softball Field #1 with water slides on Softball Fields #2. Everyone is required to have a wristband to ride the slides or enjoy the inflatables; these will be available for purchase during the month of June.
Starting at 9 p.m., the fireworks show will immediately follow the singing of the National Anthem, which will be performed by a local vocalist chosen at the June 9 auditions. (Fireworks will launch weather permitting.)
The Anthem Community Council (ACC) shares that a lot of upfront work is required for this popular event. The ACC works very closely with area law enforcement, the Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical Department, and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation to plan for this, which is the largest annual event in Anthem Community Park. After 22 years, this event continues to be an Anthem favorite and fun for people of all ages, according to the ACC.
A traffic control plan takes effect mid-afternoon on July 3. Some Anthem amenities will close early to allow for event preparation. The walking bridge between the Community Center and Community Park and the Skate Park will close at 2 p.m. The skate park will reopen at 6 p.m. as a fireworks viewing area for those with special needs. The Community Center will close at 3 p.m. Vehicles must be removed from the parking lot by 3 p.m. because the area is a fireworks fallout zone.
Residents and guests are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy picnic-style in the park (personal BBQ grills are not allowed). Outside food, beverages, and seating are not permitted within the fenced field areas. Attendees are encouraged to visit the Food Court and Rotary Beer Garden. As a reminder, attendees are not allowed to bring or launch personal fireworks in Community Park; however, lawn chairs or blankets to watch the fireworks in the open areas of the park are recommended. It is also recommended to leave pets at home as the fireworks and heat can be difficult and frightening for them. If pets do attend, they must be always leashed (harnesses are recommended).
Anthem Community Park is located at 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway. For more information about the event, call 623-742-6050 or visit