This Event is Hosted by: The Town of Payson
4th of July Celebration
July 4th, 2023
Thank you to our Title Sponsor: Razor Thin Media
There isn’t a single better place to spend 4th of July than in Arizona’s hometown: Payson. Come enjoy family fun and gorgeous weather. If you’ve been before, you know that it’s magical. If you’ve never been, what are you waiting for? Make this 4th of July one to remember.
Family Games @ 1pm
Band: Outside the Line @ 4pm
Fireworks @ 9pm
Green Valley Park
Photo Credit on Page: DJ Craig
Tuesday, July 4th Schedule
Join us for the following free activities taking place at Green Valley Park
Pie Eating Contest
Who is ready for some pie?! Our Pie Eating Contest is a staple to any hometown 4th of July Celebration! Each age group will begin at the top of the hour at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm. Check the registration page to determine which age group you will partake in!
If you are interested in participating in this contest, please register at the link below!
(While Supplies Last)
Kids Water Zone
Concert @ 4pm to 9pm
Get ready for the Band Outside the Line as they perform at our Independence Day Celebration! This band has sounds from the Frank Sinatra era, tunes from the Eagles and Bon Jovi time, and performs modern-day favorites from Chris Stapleton to Bruno Mars.
Thank you to Green Valley Water and Town of Payson Water Department for sponsoring our Fireworks.
Helpful Information & Event Rules
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.
There will be a shuttle service to Green Valley Park from Payson High School Parking Lots beginning at 12:30 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 or Smoking
There will be no alcohol or smoking 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
Dogs are allowed within the park as long as they are LEASHED and not causing a disturbance for other specatators.
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!
We are gladly accepting vendors for this event. If you are interested in being a vendor at a Town of Payson Event, please visit the link before for vendor request form.
Will there be food?
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?
What should we bring?
To enjoy this weekend 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.
- Dogs are welcome as long as they are mild-mannered. Town ordinances require that they must be leashed at all times.
- Public consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the park and at all listed events. § 93.12 Parks and Natural Areas Criminal Conduct (B(1)).
- 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)
- Consumer Fireworks are not allowed. This includes handheld sparklers and novelties. There will be no exceptions.
- Charcoal Grills are not allowed on Town Property. § 93.04 Usage Rules (I)
Please help us keep our park beautiful and other spectators safe.