Roundup of Fourth of July Celebrations

It is time to start finding that red, white, and blue to put together the perfectly patriotic outfit to celebrate this Fourth of July.


Below are some fabulous celebrations taking place all over — from the Valley, to Sedona, to SoCal.


Fairmont Princess | Scottsdale, Arizona

This Valley favorite is honoring the Fourth of July with their 7th annual 4th of July Freedom Fest. Featuring a vintage air show, three tribute band concerts, and not one, but five nights of fireworks, as well as tasty all-American food, military tributes and poolside fun, this celebration begins today, June 30, and will last until the 4th.

Here is the schedule for Tuesday, July 4th’s activities:

  • 4:45 p.m. Vintage Air Show
  • 7:45 p.m. Concert seating on the Lagoon Lawn for hotel & restaurant guests
  • 7:45 p.m. Kids Pre-Show with Grammy award-winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • 8:15 p.m. Program begins – Star Spangled Banner and All Veterans Parachute Jump
  • 8:30 p.m. MJ Live (Michael Jackson tribute band)
  • 9:00 p.m. Fireworks intermission
  • 9:15 p.m. MJ Live concert continues


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch | Scottsdale, Arizona

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale is celebrating our nation’s birthday in true patriotic style, with a whole weekend of fun.

From June 30 – July 4, the resort will have activities for all to enjoy including:

  • Waterslide races
  • Watermelon eating contest
  • Patriotic crafts
  • Airbrush tattoos
  • Kids and adults mermaid classes
  • Dive-in movie
  • Cosmic Glow Night
  • and much, much more!

And on the 4th of July itself, the resort will be holding a “Kids Koncert” from 6-7 p.m., followed by the Shining Star Band from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m..

The resort’s traditional Red, White and Blue Picnic will also be taking place on the Terrace Court, with great views of the fireworks display. Available for reserve is a private star-spangled gondola cruise that comes with a bottle of Champagne for adults, and sparkly non-alcoholic drinks for the kids


Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 

The whole weekend is the Fourth of July at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.

From live music, to star gazing, to dive-in movies, and so much more, there is more fun to be had then you’ll know what to do with.

For the full schedule of events happening at the resort over the weekend, visit here.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain | Tucson, Arizona

Spend the whole week at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, with their four days of 4th of July activities. The Red, White, and Brew Barbecue will take  place on the 4th from 6 – 8 p.m., and feature menu items including grilled chicken, skirt steak, and mahi-mahi, burgers, hand-made milkshakes, root beer floats, and much much more.

Tickets for the barbecue are priced at $55 for adults, $24 for children under 12

The resort is also offering fireworks hikes, which will guide guests up to a peak from which they can get an incredible view of the fireworks.


Hilton Tucson El Conquistador | Tucson, Arizona

With a multi-day celebration, 4th of July at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, has fun for all ages starting June 30.

Festivities include:

  • Poolside dive-in movies (Sing, Trolls and Zootopia)
  • Poolside DJ
  • Poolside taco bar
  • Family-friendly painting workshops taught by the resort’s resident artist, Bonnie Pisick
  • Kids Carnival with face painting, carnival games, food and more
  • Pool yoga, Zumba, Pilates, water fitness, hikes, and more


Arabella Hotel | Sedona, Arizona

Why not celebrate the 4th of July in the company of some of the most patriotic red rocks in the country? Head up to Sedona and Arabella Hotel a few days before the 4th for some pre-4th of July activities.

Tlaquepaque is hosting a Fourth of July, Sizzlin’ Summer Bash on July 2 with the following fun festivities:

  • Pie-eating contests
  • Egg races
  • Savory BBQ

Then, on the 3rd, come back for the Old Fashioned Family Fourth of July Celebration with live music, a parade, waterslide, games, and prizes.

The Arabella Hotel Sedona is the perfect home base for your Sedona 4th of July activities, as it is just 2 blocks from Tlaquepaque.


The Lafayette Hotel | San Diego, California

The Lafayette Hotel is located perfectly to be your choice of stays during the fourth of July. While staying here, you are just a short drive away from Ocean Beach where you can swim, bike, relax, and shop until it’s time to claim your spot on the beach to watch the perfect sunset and firework show. This firework show will be launched over Ocean Beach pier and will be a sight you won’t want to miss.



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