Don your red, white and blue to celebrate our country’s independence at these top spots around the Valley, where you can find wild pool parties, laid-back barbecues and weekend-long celebrations.
LUSTRE Rooftop Bar
LUSTRE’s Freedom Fourth Pool Party on Saturday, July 2 will kick off at 11 a.m. and will include live music by Elvis Before Noon from 2-6 p.m., guest DJ Mr. P-Body from 8 p.m.-12 a.m., beer samplings from 2-4 p.m. and beach balls and giant pool toys. The hotel will also have live music and pool parties starting Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4.
More Info: lustrerooftopbar.com
Hotel Valley Ho
Book a room to enjoy live music and DJs all weekend at the OH Pool. Elvis Before Noon plays Friday from 3:30-6:30 p.m., local DJs will spin Saturday and Sunday from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy brunch at Zuzu on Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The build-your-own Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar starts at 9 a.m. There will also be specials at VH Spa, like a 60-minute Summer Glow Facial for $75, and package deals like the Stay2Play package which includes a $50 daily resort credit, welcome drinks and more.
More Info: hotelvalleyho.com
Talking Stick Resort
Grammy-nominated DJ, Armin Van Buuren will kick off the weekend at Talking Stick Resort’s RELEASE pool party on Saturday, July 2, while trance DJ, Paul Oakenfold will take the stage on Sunday. Doors open at 11 a.m.
More Info: releasevip.com
Social Tap Eatery
Social Tap Eatery’s newest location in Old Town Scottsdale will host a “Backyard Bar B Que at Social” July 3-4 that will feature a corn hole tournament and food and drink specials. Sip on white and blue frozen cocktails and $4 select beers.
More Info: socialtapscottsdale.com
The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen
Head to Tempe’s The Lodge on July 4 to enjoy patriotic specials including $5 Jack Daniels and Deep Eddy Vodka, $4 PBR tall cans and $3 Lodge drafts. Entertainment includes live music that starts at 6 p.m., a homemade pie eating contest, patriotic attire contest, and viewing of the nearby fireworks at 9 p.m.
More Info: facebook.com/TheLodgeTempe
The fourth annual Westgate Firework Fest will light up the sky and bring plenty of entertainment. The celebration is happening on July 3 from 5-9:30 p.m. and will include live bands and DJs, dancing, giveaway and kids activities. An outdoor beer garden will be set up and will feature games like giant Jenga and cornhole, along with enter-to-win prizes. Participating Westgate restaurants will have food specials before and during the fireworks show.
More Info: westgateaz.com
Maya Day + Nightclub
Celebrate the festive weekend at Maya, Scottsdale’s hottest day club where DJ Dillon Francis will be making his Maya debut on July 4. Doors open at 12.
More Info: mayaclubaz.com
Rock on at Wasted Grain’s Independence Day Soiree, a weekend-long celebration of the red, white and booze. The weekend kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. and lasts through Sunday night. Good Boy Daisy will take the stage on Friday, while Ebenezer, V and For the Love will headline Saturday, and Metalhead will rock out on Sunday.
More Info: facebook.com/events
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Enjoy the festive happenings all weekend, from July 1-4 at Fairmont’s 4th of July Freedom Fest that includes a vintage air show, concerts, fireworks, All-American fare, military tributes and plenty of poolside fun.
More Info: scottsdaleprincess.com/Seasonal-Events/Freedom-Fest
Kick off the weekend with a special performance by the Deux Twins on Saturday and stick around on Sunday for the hotel’s Independence Weekend Celebration starting at 12 p.m. On Monday the hotel will host its Beauty & Beats Independence Day celebration that will include performances by Jessica Who, Saint Clair and Sam Pace and a fireworks display.
More Info: wscottsdalehotel.com
The Saguaro Scottsdale
Party with hot 97.5/103.9 trending radio from 12-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 at the Saguaro Summer Lounge. Enjoy great music and sip on cool poolside cocktails all day long.
More Info: thesaguaro.com/scottsdale