At least 3 Valley cities won't have fireworks this Fourth of July

Published: Friday, June 17, 2022 - 2:20pm
Updated: Friday, June 17, 2022 - 3:21pm
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At least three Valley cities won’t shoot off fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

A product shortage was forecast back in January by a Missouri-based fireworks-wholesaler and manufacturer.

Chandler cites a national shortage for not having fireworks this year. The city plans to substitute a five-minute pyrotechnic show.

Phoenix canceled its three top fireworks celebrations. An official said Phoenix was affected by supply-chain issues and the city’s contractor could not get fireworks.

Tempe plans to swap fireworks for floating flooms that shoot flames over Town Lake.

The fireworks wholesale company Spirit of ‘76 recommended months ago that buyers order and ship early to avoid an anticipated shortage.

Scottsdale is promising the largest fireworks show in city history.