Wondering where in Scottsdale to catch fireworks shows, a holiday event, or score dining deals for July 4th? Here's what's happening around the city.

 

FIREWORKS

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration

This “red, white, and cool” event at WestWorld of Scottsdale features bull-riding, mutton busting, the 2ndAnnual Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Summer Slider Eating Contest Championship, game, cake walks, live entertainment, food, a parade of heroes, a water balloon toss, and more, as well as a large fireworks display. The fireworks show will be held at approximately 9 p.m.

16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Fourth of July Freedom Fest. Photo by Michelle Glicksman

 

Fourth of July Freedom Fest

This star-spangled celebration at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess features concerts (July 3: Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band, July 4: Josh Ross, July 5: Nate Smith, July 6: Lily Meola), a Margaritaville-inspired party at Sunset Beach, military parachutist jumps, a vintage air show, and extensive fireworks shows. Must be a guest of the resort. 

7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

 

DEALS

STK Steakhouse

STK Scottsdale is celebrating with a patriotic red/white/blue steak topping—lobster, garlic cream, and blue corn strips—for just $17.76. It’s available July 4-7. There’s also an all-day happy hour. 

7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

STK Steakhouse

Courtesy STK Steakhouse

 

Z’Tejas

At this locale, Indulge in the explosive flavors of their signature cocktail, La Bomba, featuring a festive twist with a bomb pop garnish, guaranteed to ignite your taste buds with every sip.

8300 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 

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La Bomba at Z'Tejas. Courtesy Z'Tejas

 

Kona Grill

The celebration continues all weekend at Kona Grill Scottsdale with its red, white & blue margarita flight ($13). The raspberry, white peach, and blueberry flavors are available as this flight from July 4-7. There’s also an all-day happy hour. 

Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050

Kona Grill

Red, white & blue margarita flight at Kona Grill. Courtesy Kona Grill

 

The Phoenician Tavern

Enjoy happy hour all day (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.), including $3 off specialty cocktails; $8 draft beers; $10 mules, house margaritas, and Phoenician spiked tea; and $11 glasses of wine. Also, food specials run from $8 to $12, with many items exclusive to the happy hour menu.

6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

 

Stemistry

Ready to decorate with red, white, and/or blue flowers? Local company Stemistry is offering a 20% discount on those colors now through July 14 in honor of July 4th. Stemistry has a unique build-your-own bouquet bar where you can design your own personalized arrangements by picking out individual flowers, paying by the stem, then moving to an easy design table where free supplies are available to craft a floral masterpiece. There are also affordable, pre-made bouquets crafted by professional florists available.

9015 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Stemistry

Courtesy Stemistry

 

EXPERIENCES

VIP Nate Smith and Josh Ross Experience

There are a limited number of special all-access passes being offered to the Nate Smith and Josh Ross concerts at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The passes include a room in the resort’s new Privado Villas; a meet-and-greet with Nate Smith (prior to the show) and Josh Ross (after the show); access to the VIP dais, reserved seating, backstage passes; F&B during the show; and signed merchandise from the artist. To book, call 480.585.4848.

7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

 

Blues, Brews, and BBQs

The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa is offering this special poolside experience for Independence Day. There’s off-the-grill dining, several beer selections on tap, and a DJ performance at the property’s newly renovated pool complex. Using the offer code FOURTH, you will also receive special room rates and complimentary tickets to the July 4 celebration at Scottsdale’s WestWorld.

7500 E Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258