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Voted the Best Small Town in Arizona and nestled among the cool pines of the majestic Mogollon Rim - Payson, Arizona comes alive in patriotic colors during its 4th of July Celebration. Whether you are a local Payson resident or a visitor, you will be treated to a show well worth the trip. Payson is known for its beautiful weather in July and breathtaking sunsets. So bring your chairs, a picnic basket and blanket, or grab some food from one of the vendors that will be on hand and enjoy a day of fun. The fireworks show & games are all FREE to the public. The event will feature, great food vendors, bouncy houses, games, prizes, music, and beautiful scenery.  Don't forget that Payson is generally 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix.

 JULY 4, 2014

JULY 5, 2014

8:00 AM:

Patriotic Ceremony will start off the celebration with a patriotic salute to those men and women who have made this a free country.

1-4:00 PM: 

Kid games. Kids will enjoy everything from sack races to egg toss to tug of war. Finally we will conduct the 7th Annual Payson Arizona Foot Races.

6:00-9:00 PM

Live music by the

The J. Powers Band


9:00 PM:

FIREWORKS. Enjoy one of Arizona’s most spectacular fireworks shows. Surrounded on the west by the Mazatzal Mountain Range, on the East by the Granite Dells and to the North the Majestic Mogollon Rim, Green Valley Park is a picturesque setting for a spectacular night of fun, bright lights and large boom!

8:00 AM - 12 PM:

Patriotic Payson Farmers Market

Located at Sawmill Movie Theaters

11 AM - 4:00 PM:


Entry Fee:

$40 Pre Registration Fee

$50 Day of Registration


Total cash purse up for grabs.

1st           1000.00

2nd          500.00

3rd           250.00


12:00 PM:

Live music by the

Take Cover Band

Songs from the 80’s - 90’s and Beyond

1:00 PM - 4 PM:

Kids Games - Football Toss, Basketball Toss, Soccer Kick, Races, Dunk Tank, Bouncy Houses, Carnival Games and more!

7:00 PM:

Payson Summer Concert Series Band



Free Shuttle to Green Valley Park

Due to the popularity of this event we have started running buses from the Payson High School to Green Valley Park. On July 4, starting at 5:30 pm, a shuttle bus will pick you up at the Payson High School administration parking lot (off of McLane rd.) and transport you to Green Valley Park. After the show the buses will return you to your car.

Directions: From Highway 260 & 87 - go west on Longhorn Road and turn left on McLane Rd.  Follow signs to the Payson High School administration parking lot.  This will be the main pick up and drop off point.