This Event is Hosted by: The Town of Payson

4th of July Celebration

July 4th, 2024

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Thank you to our Title Sponsors: Green Valley Water and the Town of Payson Water Department

Event Details 

Come join Payson Parks and Recreation for an unforgettable 4th of July Celebration in Arizona’s hometown!  Experience the magic of fireworks, live music, and delicious food from vendors on site. With games and water activities throughout the day, there will be endless fun for everyone. Mark your calendars, bring your family and friends, and let’s make this Independence Day one to remember! See you there!

When

Event and family games begin at 1pm
Concerts begin at 4pm
Pie Contest at 6pm
Fireworks @ 9pm

Where

Green Valley Park

Photo Credit on Page: DJ Craig

Thursday, July 4th 2024

Join us for the following free activities taking place at Green Valley Park

Take the Digital Version of the Schedule for our 4th of July Celebration with you. Download the PDF using the button below.

Pie Eating Contest

Who is ready for some pie?! Our Pie Eating Contest is a staple to any hometown 4th of July Celebration! Check the registration page to determine which age group you will participate in!

The contest will start at 6pm on stage. Register below! Limited spots available!

Food Trucks | 12-9pm

Free Watermelon | 4pm

(While Supplies Last)
Thank you to our watermelon sponsor!

HOSTED BY THE PAYSON PARKS AND RECREATION TEAM FROM 1-3PM

Yard Games

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YARD GAMES AND WATER ZONE AVAILABLE FROM 1-6PM

Kids Water Zone & Water Slides

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Concerts from 4pm to 9pm

Moonshine Mafia | 4pm to 6pm

Donny Grubb Band | 7pm to 9pm

Thank you to Green Valley Water and the Town of Payson Water Department for sponsoring our Fireworks.

Helpful Information & Event Rules

Parking Map

There will be limited parking available at Green Valley Park on July 4th. Please plan accordingly by accessing THIS MAP. As a reminder, it is in violation of ARS Code 28-873 to block private driveways. We appreciate you abiding by “NO PARKING” signs and staff requests.

Shuttle Service

There will be a shuttle service to Green Valley Park from Payson High School Parking Lots beginning at 12:00 pm until the end of the event (roughly 10 pm). Please plan accordingly, especially if you are in need of Handicap-Accessible Parking. ADA Drop-off Zone (See Parking Map)

NO CONSUMER FIREWORKS are ALLOWED

There are absolutely NO CONSUMER FIREWORKS allowed. This includes handheld sparklers and novelties. There will be no exceptions. Please help us keep our park beautiful and other spectators safe. We thank you for your understanding and adherence to our event rules.

No Alcohol

There will be no alcohol allowed at Green Valley Park. This rule is strictly enforced by staff and Law Enforcement. Violators may be asked to leave the Park and/or face charges.

§ 93.12 Parks and Natural Areas Criminal Conduct

No Ground Stakes

We encourage you to bring shade if desired, however, weighing down canopies is mandatory. (If you do not have your canopy properly weighed down, you will be asked to take it down for safety reasons).

Staking is not allowed in the park. If you bring a canopy, please be prepared to weigh it down with sand or another weight.

§93.04 Usage Rules (G)

No Charcoal Grills

Charcoal Grills are not allowed on Town Property.

§ 93.04 Usage Rules (I)

Dogs Are Allowed However…

Dogs are allowed within the park as long as they are LEASHED and not causing a disturbance for other specatators. 

Please note: We strongly discourage your furry friends from attending the Fireworks. The noise is at a level that is considerably higher than it is for humans, which can cause anxiety for your pet or damage to their eardrums.

Free Event

This event is always free for the public, so bring your chairs and a blanket to enjoy an afternoon full of activities and music leading up to the main event- our spectacular firework show!

Vendor Opportunities

We are no longer accepting vendors for this event. Please check back for 2025 4th of July vending opportunities. 

FAQ

Will there be food?

Yes! Vendors will be on-site beginning at 12 pm.

Will there be fireworks?

The fireworks portion of the 4th of July weekend is currently ON. Updates to the event of any kind will be made here on the official site as well as on Facebook at @PaysonParkandRec

Where do I park?

There will be limited parking available at Green Valley Park on July 4th. Please plan accordingly by accessing THIS MAP. As a reminder, it is a violation of ARS code 28-873 to block private driveways. We appreciate you abiding by the “NO PARKING” signs and staff’s requests.

What should we bring?

To enjoy this event to it’s fullest, be sure to bring sunscreen, plenty of water, chairs or blankets, towels for water activities, and SHADE! Many Locals and Visitors know that the best way to do the 4th of July in Payson is with a shade canopy

Weighing down canopies is mandatory. (If you do not have your canopy properly weighed down, you will be asked to take it down for safety reasons). Staking is not allowed in the park. If you bring a canopy, please be prepared to weigh it down with sand or another weight. Stakes cannot be used.

PUBLIC NOTICES

  1. Dogs are welcome as long as they are mild-mannered. Town ordinances require that they must be leashed at all times.
  2. Public consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the park and at all listed events. § 93.12 Parks and Natural Areas Criminal Conduct (B(1)).
  3. Staking is not allowed in the park. If you bring a canopy, please be prepared to weigh it down with sand or another weight. Stakes cannot be used. § 93.04 Usage Rules (G)
  4. Consumer Fireworks are not allowed. This includes handheld sparklers and novelties. There will be no exceptions.
  5. Charcoal Grills are not allowed on Town Property. § 93.04 Usage Rules (I)

Please help us keep our park beautiful and other spectators safe.

This event is proudly put on by our Payson Parks and Recreation Department. For questions and to follow our updates, please follow our social media accounts or reach out to our office.

928-472-5110  |  [email protected]  | 1000 W. Country Club Dr. Payson, AZ

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Payson, AZ 85541
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