Where and when to see fireworks in Parker this holiday weekend

There’ll be lots of fireworks to be seen in the Parker area this 4th of July weekend.

On Thursday, July 4th at dusk, the Colorado River Indian Tribes will have its annual fireworks at Manataba Park, in the valley just southwest of the town of Parker. The annual BBQ starts at 4 pm under the tin shed.

Also on Thursday, July 4th at Dark :30, Roadrunner Floating Dock Bar will have fireworks, and they’ll be repeating it again on Friday, July 5th. Live music featuring Roadhouse.

Then, on Saturday, July 6th at 10:30pm, BlueWater Resort & Casino will have its fireworks display. The Hollywood Stones will play for free in the BlueWater Showroom from 7:30 pm.

Aside from these permitted events, fireworks are heavily regulated in most jurisdictions in the Parker area. Roman candles, firecrackers, rockets and all aerial fireworks are always illegal in the states of Arizona and California, no matter the jurisdiction. Additionally, if you cause a wildfire, you can always be held liable.

But some fireworks are approved for use on the ground, depending on the area. Within unincorporated areas of La Paz County year-round, within the limits of the town of Parker from June 24th through July 6th, and within the constraints of CRIT’s Manataba Park during certain hours this week only, the following types of consumer fireworks (bought at stores) may be used:

  • Ground and handheld sparkling devices
  • Cylindrical fountains
  • Cone fountains
  • Illuminating torches
  • Wheels
  • Ground spinners
  • Flitter sparklers
  • Toy smoke devices
  • Wire sparklers or dipped sticks

But if you want to see things explode in the air, you’ll have to watch one of the professional shows mentioned above.

Happy 4th of July weekend!


  1. Cathy Saunders

    At home on television. Safest way to go!

  2. Loretta Flaherty

    Three days of fireworks, I’m stoked!

  3. Laura White

    Saw the beautiful fireworks at Mantaba Park absolutely beautiful

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