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    Things To Do For 4th of July in Phoenix

    These are some of the events that occurred on July 4th.

    Are you ready to show your support for the red, white, and blue in Greater Phoenix? Food trucks, fireworks, and air shows are all part of the traditional Fourth of July celebrations, with others choosing for a drive-in alternative to preserve social distance. We’ve also compiled a list of ways to celebrate from the comfort of your own home, whether it’s through an activity or by watching fireworks on TV.


    This year, you may still enjoy a traditional Fourth of July celebration: various locations are hosting fireworks, BBQ, and live music.
    Are you concerned about social isolation? You won’t even have to leave your car because many of these events are held in a drive-in manner.

    Freedom Fest on July 4th

    July 2-4

    Photo by user whosjoeyboy, caption reads Happy 4th Of July, from my Family to yours‼️#BestSummerEver #AtThePrincess #FairmontMoments

    The Princess is going all out for its Fourth of July Freedom Fest, which will take place over the weekend. 
    Enjoy a vintage air show with more than 28 historic military aircraft flying over the 
    resort, as well as multiple movie screens across the property displaying classic patriotic films, 
    barbeque boxes to dine on the property or at home, and a vintage air show with numerous movie screens playing classic patriotic films. 
    Finish each night with a traditional Fourth of July firework display.

    Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
    7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale

    A great time to visit the zoo.

    July 2-6

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    Fireworks can be exchanged for flamingos. Enjoy a driving tour of the Phoenix Zoo this Fourth of July weekend, 
    which lets tourists to see a variety of Zoo animals such as flamingos, giraffes, elephants, and more while maintaining safe social distance.

    Phoenix Zoo
    455 N. Galvin Parkway, Papago Park, Phoenix

    Drive-Up Celebration

    July 4

    Photo by user nilayj, caption reads Happy 4th everyone! 
#independenceday #merica #4thofjuly #fireworks #phoenix #scottsdale #scottsdalefireworks #fireworks💥 #igersaz #igersphx #igersphoenix #instagramphoenix #instagramaz #sony #sonya7rii #sony24105mm

    For the seventh year in a row, this Fourth of July celebration returns, but this time it’s all about drive-in style to preserve social distance.
    Find an excellent parking place to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display set against the McDowell Mountains,
    as well as delicious hot dogs, tacos, seltzers, and other treats.

    WestWorld of Scottsdale
    16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

    At Home

    Many people are likely to choose to stay at home or attend a modest gathering to commemorate Independence Day this year. 
    And if you’re one of them, we’ve got you covered there as well. With these recipes and local recommendations, 
    there’s no need to lose any of the taste or customs.

    Brews, Reds, and Whites

    Photo by user bitterandtwisted_az, caption reads 🍹Three-ring Circus⠀⠀
📷 ShelbyHMoore ⠀
Banks rum set the tone while quality blue Curacao offsets the grapefruit-cinnamon syrup, lime and a dash of Peychaud bitters. It catches the eye while reinvigorating the soul.

    Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour has created the perfect cocktail for your holiday gathering: Three-Ring Circus. These mixology experts are doing their job correctly (although this one isn’t for the kids) if you’re already nostalgic about rocket pops from the ice cream man. Remember to add a squeeze of lime and a pinch of Peychaud bitters. Check out these Summer Cocktail Recipes from Phoenix-Area Hotels and Resorts if you’re not the type of host who keeps bitters and syrups on hand. Bitter & Twisted is temporarily closed, but you may learn more about them by clicking here.

    Organize a Hot Dog Eating Contest of Your Own

    Photo by user simonshotdogs, caption reads All beef, Colombian chorizo or vegan hot dog, plopped into a steamed fresh bun topped with artisan famous Simon’s chili and cheese. Add chopped raw onion, mustard and a jalapeños (optional) 🌭😋 #simonshotdogs #oldtownscottsdale

    On July 4, the Nathan’s Famous Corporation’s original restaurant in Coney Island hosts the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. 
    Joey Chestnut successfully defended his championship last year, coming out on top with 71 hot dogs following a record-breaking performance. While we don’t recommend aiming for gold on this one, it is a massively popular custom that may encourage 
    you to fire up the grill (Nathan’s has some fantastic recipes here) or pick up some franks from your favorite local establishment 
    – check out our hot dog roundup for suggestions.

    P.S. The competition is broadcast on television, and you should watch it at least once in your life.

    Local Merchandise for a Local Charity

    Photo by user statefortyeight, caption reads Introducing our NEW design in collaboration with @luisgonzo20 and his nonprofit, Gonzo’s Hometown Heroes. $5 per shirt will benefit first responders in Arizona. Preorder your shirt today at

    State Forty Eight has collaborated on designs with local organizations like as the Arizona Diamondbacks and the USO,
    all with the hopes of raising funds and awareness for various causes. Luis Gonzalez, a 19-year MLB veteran whose game-winning hit 
    sealed the Dbacks’ first and only World Series triumph, collaborated with the clothing business to create a stars and stripes design this spring. 
    Gonzo’s Hometown Heroes, his foundation, will receive $5 from each shirt sold. 
    While supplies last, men’s and women’s styles are available.

    Participate In A Patriotic Fun Run

    Photo by user medaldash, caption reads WE WANT YOU to keep on running and earn your race swag from home (run now, earn swag later)!!!🏃🏃‍♀️🏅We are AMERICA🇺🇸, and we love to RUN!

This 2nd Annual 'Medal Dash' virtual run event allows you to simply run/walk/jog a 5K/10K or 13.1 miles anytime, anywhere. You choose your location, whether on the treadmill or in your neighborhood. You have from today thru July 31 to record your time and share YOUR race experience with thousands of our followers and celebrate with a limited edition Uncle Sam collectors medal and tech t-shirt shipped for free right to your front door!!! Easy peasy👌

Make sure you enjoy some fireworks💥 , country music🎶 , BBQ🍗 and apple pie🥧 afterwards! We SOLD OUT the event in 2019 with 1,000+ participants, so don't wait long to join the fun!!!⏰  #virtual5k #virtual10k #virtualhalfmarathon #5k #5krun #5krunner #10k #10krunner #instarunners #instarunner #virtualrun #virtualrunning #virtualrunningevents #virtualrunid #virtualrunnerclub #athomeworkouts #athomefitness #athomeworkout #stayathome #athome #racebling #raceswag #racemedals #runnersofinstagram #10krun #halfmarathon #halfmarathontraining #medaldash

    On a virtual run, join forces with thousands of runners from coast to coast. Avoid the throngs at the starting line and 
    finish the race whenever it fits into your holiday weekend schedule. Bonus: many of the races will mail you a race, bib, T-shirt, and/or finisher’s medal 
    (price and swag vary by event). Explore the races on our events calendar and invite your friends and family.

    Visit a Historic Site in the Area

    Photo by user discoversaltriver, caption reads The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community invites you to the grand opening of the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River on Saturday, February 22 at 10am.
Learn more information at •#USSAZatSaltRiver #SRPMIC #DiscoverSaltRiver #TalkingStickAZ #USSArizona #Memorial

    Earlier this year, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), located near Scottsdale, announced that the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River is now open. But you don’t want to wait until December to visit this salute to service. The outdoor memorial is an outline of the exact length and width of the USS Arizona — indicated with more 1,500 commemorative columns that illuminate — to honor the brave individuals that served aboard the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. The memorial is open to the public daily, from dawn until dusk. Find them on Facebook for additional information.

    7455 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale


    PBS Presents A Capitol Fourth

    July 4

    Tune in to Arizona PBS (8.1) from 7 to 9:30 p.m. MST on the 4th of July for an nation-wide celebration of America’s 244th birthday. This all-star salute will feature coverage from 20 cameras positioned around Washington, D.C., ensuring viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks in the nation. For additional Independence-inspired activities, including the American History Quiz and 4th of July coloring pages, streaming fireworks displays, visit

    Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

    July 4

    NBC’s presents the 43rd annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular returns for a night of sparkling skies and music stars. Co-hosted by Derek Hough and Ciara, this year’s show will feature the biggest names in music — Luke Bryan, Khalid, Maren Morris and Brad Paisley — followed by an unparalleled barrage of color, light and sound, live from the Brooklyn Bridge. Viewers can expect more than 70,000 shells, in 28 colors, and effects from the bridge and four nearby barges. To view the 25-minute display,  just tune into our local NBC station, 12 News, stream the show live either on, or use the NBC mobile app by entering your cable provider information. 

    July 4th with the National Archives

    July 4

    For 50 years, the Archives has celebrated the founding of the United States that includes a traditional reading ceremony of the Declaration of Independence on the Museum steps. This year, the National Archives will lift the words of the Declaration of Independence off of its well-worn parchment and bring them to homes across the country online, while providing a host of educational activities for the whole family

    Tour American Museums and Historical Sites

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    This year, virtual tours continue to rise in popularity. And while there are countless new attractions to “visit,” we invite you to take a step back in America’s history this 4th of July with a virtual tour of select museums and historical sites. Institutions from sea to shining sea have opened their digital doors to offer free online looks at their exhibits. This Independence Day, get the entire family together and check out the Statue of LibertyNASA, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History or George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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