4th of July in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Kristen Kearney

Scottsdale will be booming this Fourth of July, thanks to spectacular fireworks displays and a host of exciting events like these:


Fourth of July Freedom Fest

June 29 – July 4, 2018

Join the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess as they celebrate America’s birthday during the 8th Annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest. It’s a grand patriotic party with live music, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes, a vintage airshow and plenty of poolside fun!


4th of Zooly

July 4, 2018

The Phoenix Zoo puts on an all-American Fourth of July celebration that includes activities the whole family will enjoy. Festivities include a classic summer barbecue with all the fixings, free carousel rides, animal encounters, DJ entertainment and a bounce house for the kiddos. At 9 p.m., enjoy a view of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular.


4th of July Celebration at WestWorld

July 4, 2018

Be red, white and cool at Scottsdale’s Fourth of July Celebration at WestWorld. This family-friendly, patriotic festival is held in air-conditioned comfort in WestWorld’s Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center and includes bull riding demonstrations, a petting zoo, Jurassic 4th Dinosaur Encounter and a dazzling fireworks display.


Firecracker Express

July 4, 2018

Verde Canyon Railroad celebrates Independence Day with a traditional all-American barbecue, patriotic music, and a ride on the Firecracker Express followed by a fireworks display. Go up early and enjoy an old-fashioned parade in the historic town of Clarkdale.