Independance Day Weekend in Arizona
by Nick Coons
Jun 30, 2004
Fireworks displays are afoot and parties are all over the place. In most
places in the valley, you’ll be able to step outside your house and see
fireworks in at least one direction. Festivities include displays at MCC,
the Tempe Town Lake, and in south Chandler. It’s a great time to have
fun, break out the barbeques, and have the friends over.
a couple of years back when they first began display fireworks at the Tempe
Town Lake. Parking was crowded, and even along the shore of the lake it
was difficult to find a place to walk, let alone sit and enjoy. It was
an unorganized mess, or an organized mess, however you’d like to look
at it. But if you like crowds of people, refreshments, music, and a light
show, then this was the place to be.
Even prior to that, the
first time I can remember seeing fireworks was our family’s annual visit
to MCC to sit out on the lawn and watch the display. Obviously, being
young at that point, I don’t remember if this is something we did only
once or many times throughout the years, but it sure seems like it was
a recurring event.
If I remember correctly, my family went to
a location in west Tempe one time, and one of my siblings sat in the wrong
place and ended up being covered by ants before she knew was had even happened.
I don’t think we went back there.
In more recent years, I
haven’t been too fond of making an event of watching fireworks. The
news televises much if not all of the display, and there is no parking
to pay and no crowds to shove your way through.
you choose, just make sure you enjoy your Independence Day weekend safely!