7 things to do in the Valley for the 4th of July this holiday weekend


PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The 4th of July weekend is finally here, and if you’re looking to catch some fun events in the Valley, we’ve got the perfect list of seven different events for you!

4th of july freedom day

  • Where: 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale
  • When: 9 p.m. fireworks July 1-4
  • Without cost!

Hosted by the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, spectators will be able to see fireworks erupt in the sky every night at 9 p.m. from July 1 until the big day!

Tribute to real-life heroes and vintage air show

  • Where: 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale
  • When: July 4, 4:45 p.m.
  • Cost: Free!

This celebration will be a vintage air show, featuring more than 50 military aircraft from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, all flown by retired veterans.

4th of July rooftop party

  • Where: Alibi at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
  • When: July 1 – July 4, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 per person

Get a 360-degree view of the city from this epic rooftop pool party while enjoying drinks, food, and live music.

Drums through the desert

  • Where: Sun Devil Football Stadium, 500 E. Veterans Way
  • When: July 2, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $22 per person

The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps perform at this national level competition as part of the 2022 Drum Corps International Summer Tour. Other participating bands include the Academy of Tempe, Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Pacific Crest, The Blue Knights and many more. There will be drums, flags, dancers, brass, all presented by incredibly talented young people aged 16 to 21! For tickets, Click here.

Military Appreciation Night and Fireworks at Phoenix Rising

  • Where: Wild Horse Pass, 19615 S. 48th Street
  • When: July 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Tickets start at 5:76 p.m.

Celebrate the sacrifices of our armed forces at the Phoenix Rising with a fireworks display! Rising will face Orange County SC.

How to Make an American Son

An immigrant family navigates the intersections of race, equality, sexual orientation, family relationships, communication and more in this heartfelt play written by Christopher Oscar Pena. Learn more about the show here!

Red, white and bloody specials at Morning Squeeze

  • Where: Morning Squeeze, 1 N. 1st St., Ste 100
  • When: Every day, including July 4 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: The cost of drinks starts at $8.

Morning Squeeze celebrates the 4th with themed food and drinks! Be sure to try the “red, white and bloozy” cocktail called Bomb Poppin’ Punch!


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