July 4th fireworks are canceled in the Phoenix space. Here’s why

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Phoenix has canceled its 2022 Fourth of July fireworks exhibits, citing provide chain points.

“The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department regrets to announce that its three premiere fireworks events have been canceled for 2022,” the city announced in a news release.

“Fabulous Phoenix Fourth, Light Up the Sky at the American Family Fields and After Dark in the Park will all be canceled this year due to supply chain issues affecting access to fireworks.” 

The occasions had been deliberate for Phoenix, Maryvale and Deer Valley, respectively. The  Fabulous Phoenix Fourth event has not taken place at Steele Indian School Park since 2019.

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“Unfortunately, very like many different municipalities, Phoenix has been affected by the ongoing provide chain points. The metropolis’s contractor was unable to safe fireworks for the occasions,” Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Marty Whitfield said in a statement. “We apologize to our community for the inconvenience.”

These cities additionally modified their fireworks plans

Other celebrations throughout the Valley have additionally been affected.

According to Chandler’s website, “in lieu of fireworks, there will be a 5-minute pyrotechnic show as part of the concert.” 

Tempe’s website says the metropolis will forgo fireworks throughout its celebration on Sunday, July 3.

“In lieu of fireworks, the city will host Red, White and Floom, a fire show scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. Twelve floating, flower-shaped flumes on Tempe Town Lake will shoot flames up to 30 feet into the air. The show is choreographed to patriotic and pop music,” the metropolis’s occasion itemizing reads.

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Fountain Hills additionally had points acquiring fireworks, however the city discovered a workaround: Its Independence Day occasion will happen days earlier than the vacation.

“Due to manufacturing issues for producing fireworks, Fountain Hills and other Valley cities have had to make alternative plans for the annual 4th of July fireworks show,” reads a press launch. “The town was able to find a vendor who could obtain fireworks, but the show is now on Friday, July 1, at Fountain Park.”

Fireworks are nonetheless scheduled in different Valley cities, including Apache Junction (Apache Junction High School), Glendale (Westgate Entertainment District), Scottsdale (WestWorld of Scottsdale and the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess) and Litchfield Park (The Wigwam).

Stay tuned for The Arizona Republic’s roundup of Fourth of July fireworks throughout metro Phoenix, which is able to publish on Friday, June 24, and our checklist of occasions throughout the state on Thursday, June 23.

Reach Entertainment Reporter KiMi Robinson at kimi.robinson@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter @kimirobin and Instagram @ReporterKiMi.

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