The city of Peoria will host the state’s largest Independence Day fireworks show from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue.
“Peoria’s annual All-American Fourth of July Festival has long been a wonderful opportunity for us to honor the greatness of our country, the independent spirit of our founding fathers, and the freedom that we enjoy every single day,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat.
“We are thrilled to bring this celebrated tradition back to our community with the largest fireworks display in the Valley.”
The free event kicks off at 5 p.m. with live music, family-friendly activities, water inflatables and slides, and a wide variety of food trucks and food concessions. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase inside the event. Rob West and Micky and the Motorcars will open for headliner Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.
A limited number of VIP and meet-and-greet upgrade experiences are available for purchase. The $25 VIP ticket includes a buffet featuring grilled chicken and hot dogs, a cash bar and access to the air-conditioned Colonnade Room. The $35 meet-and-greet ticket provides access to interact with Clyne before the show and two drinks handcrafted with Clyne’s Canción Tequila, hosted at the private, outdoor sky view terrace.
Presale VIP and meet-and-greet tickets are available online at peoriasportscomplex.com, by phone at 623-773-8700 or in person at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Peoria will offer the Sensory Room, which is a calming, sensory-friendly space for children, teens and adults with sensory processing needs. Noise-canceling headphones, weighted blankets, plush chairs and soft toys are available to ensure all attendees can enjoy the celebration. Sensory kits are also available to check out during the event.
Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m., weather permitting. Seating is on the plush lawn on a first-come, first-served basis.
Attendees can bring blankets, lawn chairs, snack items, bottled water and soft drinks. Items that cannot be brought into the event include glass containers, pets, canopies, oversized umbrellas, tents, skateboards, inline skates, bicycles, alcohol, firearms, fireworks (including sparklers) and grills. For security reasons, all bags, coolers and strollers will be checked at the gate upon entry. Parking is free, based on availability.
The city of Peoria continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for large events. At this time, existing mitigation policies require masks inside city facilities, including the VIP experience inside the Colonnade Room and the Sensory Room. Residents are encouraged to practice good hygiene and social distancing and stay home when sick.