Sticking around town for the Fourth of July? Local First Arizona and our local business members have some great activities planned for celebrating the Fourth of July with a bang! Check out this great list of events around the state and start planning your week:
Independents Week When: June 30 - July 7 Where: Local businesses around Arizona! Cost: 20% discount at participating businesses! While we're thinking about celebrating the foundations of America that make this country great, we should especially celebrate our local business community. Responsible for local job creation and community involvement, our local businesses are the backbone of this country and we have a lot to thank them for. You can do your part to thank them during national Independents Week, a weeklong celebration for our independent businesses that includes the 20%-off Golden Coupon (accepted at hundreds of participating businesses), a contest where you can win a fantastic staycation to Globe or Sedona, and a series of exciting events. Click here for more information and to get your Golden Coupon!
Ahwatukee Red White & Boom Fireworks Festival When: July 3, 4:00pm - 10:00pm Where: Ahwatukee Country Club, 12432 South 48th Street in Phoenix Cost: Free Admission Ahwatukee’s 38th Annual Red, White & Boom Fireworks Festival on Wednesday, July 3 featuring Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Roadshow, food, drinks, eating competitions and patriotic games. Best of all, this summer fun event is FREE to the public and includes a booming fireworks display. Presented by Vision Community Management, the Red, White & Boom Fireworks Festival is professionally produced by HDE Agency. More info here.
Benson Arizona 4th of July Celebration and Laser Light Show When: July 4, Parade starts at 9:00 a.m., Laser Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Where: Lions Park, 435 N. Adams Street, Benson Cost: Free! The City of Benson celebrates independence in a classic big way with a family-friendly parade, water fight by local Fire Fighters, and all day fun in Lions Park with vendors, food, music and our first ever spectacular Laser Light Show at night! The parade begins at 9:00 am, following the parade is our popular water fight in Lions Park. We will have a free Jumping Castle for the kids during the day. The Laser Show begins at 8:30 pm, best viewed from the Soccer Field. Click here for more information.
Fourth of July Whole Pig Cookout When: Thursday, July 4, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Where: Dos Cabezas WineWorks, 3248 HWY 82, Sonoita, Arizona Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for children (12 and younger) Join us at the winery in Sonoita as we welcome our new neighbor, one of Arizona's favorite chefs - Greg LaPrad. Greg will open his new restaurant in Sonoita, Overland Trout, later this year. In the meantime, we are putting him to work on the patio at the winery cooking for the people on one of the best holidays to celebrate in Sonoita/Elgin/Patagonia. Plan on coming south to check out Patagonia's July 4th parade (11am start time) then head over to our winery in Sonoita for an outdoor cookout dinner (from 4-6pm) before returning to Patagonia for the fireworks at Patagonia High School after the sun goes down. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.
Celebrating Health Independence Month at Reed Chiropractic When: Month of July Where: Reed Chiropractic, offices in Tempe and Mesa Cost: $17.76 New Patient Exams & X-rays Freedom from sickness and disease, freedom not to be reliant on pharmaceuticals, freedom to be able to live life pain free and be able to walk, hike, swim, golf, play with your kids, and life life to its fullest. Here at Reed Chiropractic we want to add life to your years and years to your life. This month we will be offering new patient exams, and x-rays for only $17.76. Don’t wait any longer, take back your Health Independence by calling today and schedule your first visit to see if we can help.
Red White & Brew at Hacienda del Sol When: Thursday, July 4, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Where: Hacienda del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road, Tucson Cost: $20 for adults, $12 for kids Join us for our 4th of July Celebration, Red White & Brew! We will be feature beers from local breweries, and you'll be entertained by local musician Rafael Moreno and fed a delicious BBQ dinner. Our newly refurbished pool will be open for use, so bring your suits and firework viewing from across Tucson!
Payson 4th of July Celebration When: Thursday, July 4, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Where: Green Valley Park Cost: Fireworks show & games are free to the public! Voted the Best Small Town in Arizona and nestled among the cool pines of the majestic Mogollon Rim - Payson, Arizona comes alive in patriotic colors during its 4th of July Celebration. Whether you are a local Payson resident or a visitor, you will be treated to a show well worth the trip. So bring your chairs, a picnic basket and blanket, or grab some food from one of the vendors that will be on hand and enjoy a day of fun. The event will feature great food vendors, bouncy houses, games, prizes, music, and beautiful scenery. Don't forget that Payson is generally 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix. Click here for more information.
Independence Day Specials at Flancer's When: Thursday, July 4, open until 4:00 p.m. Where: Both Mesa & Gilbert locations Cost: $2 off all burgers! On July 4th, Flancer’s is offering $2 off all burgers! Sparks will fly when you taste our hand-formed ground beef chuck and homemade bun! Both the Mesa and Gilbert locations will offer this great deal. Try original burger choices such as the Light my Fire burger w/ Jalapeno, mushrooms, caramelized onions and cheddar for the special price of $7.75. Or the Rock the Goat w/ Breaded Goat cheese, roasted red bell peppers and basil pesto for $8.25. Click here for more information.
Cool Off for the Fourth at Arizona State Parks When: July 4th Weekend (and all summer long!) Where: Cooler areas of Arizona! Cost: Fees depend on park With the hot temperatures sizzling Phoenix and other urban areas, there are many places you can go over Fourth of July weekend 2013 to keep cool and relaxed. Many of the State Parks are in the rural areas of Arizona where it can be five to 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix, depending on the elevation. At Arizona State Parks, you can pursue adventures in your own state by camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, watching wildlife, learning about history, have reunions, weddings or other events, and create memories with your family while celebrating America's birthday. There are some campgrounds such as Roper Lake State Park in Safford and Lyman Lake State Park in St. Johns that might not fill to capacity, so those are good destinations. Kartchner Caverns State Park has a summer special where you get a free campsite with the purchase of two adult cave tour tickets (not available online, must call). Reservations for camping can be made 24-hours-a-day at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283 between 8am and 5pm.