Top 5 July 4 Celebrations Worth the Trip
Saturday, July 4, 2015
For Arizonians, the best excuse to get out of town is the heat. Likewise, the best holiday weekend to take that trip is definitely the fourth of July. We researched and checked and came up with, what we think, are the Top 5 Best Places to Spend 4th of July weekend in northern Arizona.
Named “America’s best town for Fourth of July” in 2014 by Travel and Leisure magazine, you know you can expect a killer firework show and celebration that follow–as if cool temps and beautiful scenery aren’t reasons enough to pack your bags and head out on a road-trip with the fam. Flagstaff throws a memorable, old-fashioned Fourth of July Parade and celebration in their Historic Downtown.
Parade begins at Beaver St. and Elm Ave, 9 am – Noon, 928-774-4505
Visit: http://www.flagstaffarizona.org/fourth/ for more details.
Spread out on plush, cool grass nestled between remarkable red sandstone formations as you and your family watch electric neon lights contrast the black Sedona Sky this fourth of July. I’m in! Sedona tops our list as the second best place to spend your fourth of July because, well, it’s Sedona; anything Sedona does gets extra points because, you guessed it, it’s Sedona. It definitely helps that the City of Sedona promises to put on a hellova show with live “up-beat” music, food and an all around good vibes kind of party.
Red Rock High School’s baseball field from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Officers will be directing traffic, guests are advised to arrive early for parking. 928-282-7098
Visit: http://sedonachamber.com/article/341 for more information
Zip-lining, trampoline bungee jumping, zorbing, wall climbing, train rides, give-a-ways and more backed by an epic
firework display sound fun to you? Yeah, us too; that’s why Prescott is our number three best place to spend fourth of July in Arizona. This event is free to enter, but, of course, if you want to ride rides and play games you’ll want to bring some moola. Great food, arts-and-crafts and live entertainment assure a spectacular, fun-filled Independence Day weekend for your whole family. Wristbands are available pre-sale for $12 and $15 at the gate.
Pioneer Park 1200 Commerce Drive Prescott, AZ and goes from noon to 10 p.m. 928-777-1314
Free shuttle parking is available and encouraged per the City of Prescott
Visit: http://www.prescott-az.gov/events/index.php?year=2015&month=7&id=10156 for more details
Celebrating the independence of our great country, Williams puts on a monumental parade along historic Rout 66; it doesn’t get more American than that. The parade is said to be the longest running parade in Northern Arizona.
Kaibab National Forrest Historic U.S. 66, Williams, AZ 86046 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 928-635-0273
Guarantee a cool, fun Independence Day for all at Payson’s “4th of July Hometown Celebration.” Payson puts a lot into this annual ALL-DAY jamboree kicking off the day with a patriotic ceremony honoring all who serve and have served. Live music covers all-American legacy’s Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and Johnny Cash just to name a few. A schedule of events outlines the events to follow (see like below). Free to the public, enjoy live music, bounce-houses, great food vendors, beautiful scenery, games, prizes and fireworks!!
Green Valley Park 1000 West Country Club Drive Payson, AZ 5541 from 8 a.m. to around 10 p.m. (firework show goes off at 9 p.m.) 928-474-5242
Shuttles will be picking up patrons at Payson High School and will take you back to your car after the show.
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