I hope that you all had a really grand Fourth July, as mine was just fantastic! My buddies and I decided that we would hit up the Tempe Town Lake Fourth of July Festival—which is hosted off the popular Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona and that overlooks a small, manmade lake the really augments the flare of this burgeoning college town. The tickets were very affordable, and cost six bucks a pop if you bought them at the Fry’s Grocery stores, or they were $8 at the gate, or $15 for two at the gate; we bought ours ahead of time so we knew we could get in.
The festival was adorned with all sorts of crazy cool tents that had foods, drinks, wares and so forth to offer. I dined on a pulled pork sandwich at one point, and later on during the evening I enjoyed a half pound Angus beef cheeseburger. There were live bands playing cover tunes, I was not sure what their names were but they were local to the state. All in all, moods were high, people were in good spirits – despite the triple digit heat – and the fest was a blast, to say the least!
At about 9:10 pm, approximately, the fireworks display was unveiled, shot off over the lake and really a spectacle for the eyes to see. In fact, that was the best part: I have never seen such a lengthy display, one that lasted until nearly ten in the evening and that offered a grand finale that truly was both intense and exhilarating! For a town that is well known to offer great festivals, they truly appeased me this time around. Needless to say, I have a good mind to think that I will be in attendance at this fest next year, come the 4th!