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Phoenix cancels July Fourth fireworks events, blames supply chain issues

Jun 17, 2022, 11:15 AM

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PHOENIX – Citing supply chain issues, the city of Phoenix has canceled its three July Fourth fireworks events this year, including the popular Fabulous Phoenix Fourth.

“Unfortunately, much like many other municipalities, Phoenix has been affected by the ongoing supply chain issues. The city’s contractor was unable to secure fireworks for the events,” Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Marty Whitfield said in a press release.

“We apologize to our community for the inconvenience.”

The city hasn’t held an Independence Day fireworks event since 2019, with the last two years wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fabulous Phoenix Fourth at Steele Indian School Park is billed as one of the largest fireworks shows in the Southwest.

It was canceled this year along with the Light Up the Sky event at the American Family Fields baseball stadium and After Dark in the Park at Deer Valley Park.

While Arizona’s largest city won’t be setting off fireworks, many suburbs across the Valley are still planning shows either on July 4, which falls on a Monday, or the preceding weekend.

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Phoenix cancels July Fourth fireworks events, blames supply chain issues