IGNITE at The Phoenician
The Phoenician, a AAA Five Diamond resort, makes the Fourth of July holiday weekend sizzle with a variety of family-friendly activities, from s’mores and stargazing to dive-in movies and the new SURGE splash pad. Capping it all off is IGNITE, an indoor
carnival featuring a mechanical bull, shock wave obstacle course, mini-golf, face painting and more. That evening, the band Young Country will perform on the Casita Lawn with complimentary glow sticks for guests, followed by a colorful fireworks display.
Festivities are for resort guests only. Room rates start at $159 per night. Visit thephoenician.com/ for more information.
Freedom Fest at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is unfurling its fourth annual “Fourth of July Freedom Fest,” a two-day event with vintage air shows, concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes and poolside fun. The resort will host a vintage air show July 4 and 5, in conjunction with Friends of Freedom and the Falcon Warbirds. The Freedom Fest tribute concerts, with a patriotic introduction and fireworks intermission, are complimentary for overnight guests or those dining in La Hacienda, Bourbon Steak or Ironwood American Kitchen. The resort’s Sip, Savor & Splash package is available from $199 per night and includes a daily $50 resort credit. The package includes the concerts, fireworks and any complimentary resort activities, with late check-out available until 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 6. A portion of the proceeds from every vacation package during Freedom Fest will benefit Friends of Freedom, a local non-profit organization that provides support to military families. Visit scottsdaleprincess.com for more information.
Block Party at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
Unite your family and friends under the eventful skies at the AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa for a patriotic block party. Festivities include an aerial viewing show of nearby Rawhide Western Town’s fireworks, live musical performances, a dual slip and slide, a large scale sports challenge, face painters, watermelon eating contests, tug of war, sack races and a water balloon toss competition, all complete with prizes. The Star-Spangled Spectacular package is available from $129 per night and includes accommodations in a luxurious guestroom, complimentary upgrade to a deluxe view room and entrance for two children and two adults into the block party. Visit wildhorsepassresort.com for more information.
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