Check out events happening in and around the Valley of the Sun for family fun and celebration of our countries Independance Day! On behalf of the Nate Martinez Team, we wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and safe holiday weekend!!

Maryvale: July 2nd - 2010 Light Up the Sky Festival - activities designed for all ages, games, bouncers, fireworks. Free to public. 7 to 9pm. www.phoenix.gov/parks

Phoenix: July 2nd - Artlink First Fridays - self-guided art tour of central Phoenix art galleries, art studios. First Friday of each month year around. Free Shuttle rides, 6 to 10pm. www.artlinkphoenix.com

Mesa: July 3rd - Celebration of Freedom - entertainment, classic cars, motorcycles, beer garden, art, music, fireworks. Free to public. 6 to 10pm. www.azcelebrationoffreedom.org

Peoria: July 4th - All-American Festival - water zone, kids zone, bounce houses, carnival games, crafts and more. Live music, hot dog eating contest. Check out the F-16 flyover at approximately 7pm. Gates open at 5pm. Fireworks at 9:15pm. Admission is $5.00 and for kids 12 and under, free admission. www.peoriasportscomplex.com

Tempe: July 4th - 59th Annual Fireworks Spectacular - the best fireworks show in the Valley! Tempe Town Lake, 4 to 10pm. http://www.tempe4th.com/

Surprise: July 4th - 28th Annual 4th of July Celebration - Rookie League Baseball Game followed by fireworks celebration at approximately 8:30pm. Gates open at 4:40pm. Free admission with a canned food donation. http://www.surpriseaz.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=5085

Phoenix: July 4th - 25th Annual Independance Day Celebration - Steele Indian School Park - great local entertainment, inflatable rides, classic car exhibit, and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the State. Entertainment starts at 6pm. Free to the public. http://phoenix.gov/PARKS/jlymain.html