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Best 4th of July Festivities in Nashville and Scottsdale!

Are you ready to ignite your 4th of July with an unforgettable celebration? You’ve come to the right place, as this is our ultimate list of the best ways to celebrate the 4th of July in Scottsdale and Nashville. From Downtown Nashville’s vibrant streets to Scottsdale’s luxurious lifestyle, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So get ready to experience Independence Day like never before with GoodNight Stay’s list of top picks of events, food, and entertainment in these two cities!


Fourth of July Events

1. The W Scottsdale’s Splash and Sparklers

Date & Time: July 4th, 6 PM – Midnight

Looking for an upscale way to celebrate the Fourth? Let me tell you about The W Scottsdale’s Splash and Sparklers event. Get ready for a night to remember at their exclusive night swim pool party. Picture this: lounging by the pool, the night sky illuminated with bursts of fireworks—it’s the epitome of luxury and excitement. Sip on cocktails, mingle with friends, and dance the night away. Trust me, this is an experience you won’t want to miss out on!

But that’s not all! W Scottsdale keeps the party going with their Red, White, and Bubbly pool parties happening from 10 AM to 6 PM on July 5th through 7th. Soak up the sun and enjoy some bubbly as you relax by the pool during the day. With beats from resident DJs and refreshing cocktails served up by their talented staff, it’s the perfect way to unwind and celebrate the holiday weekend in style. Whether you’re looking to lounge under the sun or dance under the stars, W Scottsdale has got you covered for an unforgettable 4th of July weekend!

2. Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld

Date & Time: July 4th, 5 PM – 9 PM

Scottsdale’s 4th of July weekend is packed with fun-filled activities that excite everyone. Headlining the festivities is the 2nd Annual Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Summer Slider Eating Contest Championship, where 14 finalists will compete on the main stage for grand prizes by devouring sliders at lightning speed. The event also features lively games such as musical chairs and cake walks to keep the energy high.

Attendees can experience a patriotic start with the presentation of colors and the National Anthem, followed by the ever-popular backyard BBQ provided by M Culinary. Don’t miss the 5th annual Parade of Heroes, which honors outstanding leaders in six different categories, celebrating their contributions to the community. Adding a unique twist to the summer heat, there will be a Winter Wonderland in July, complete with snowball and snowman-making contests, a toboggan run, and ice skating. The night ends with the largest fireworks show in Scottsdale that begins promptly at 9pm! Whether you’re a tourist looking for a memorable holiday experience or a local family seeking festive activities, Scottsdale has something for everyone this 4th of July weekend.

3. Fabulous Phoenix 4th

Date & Time: July 4th, 6 PM – 10 PM

For over three decades, the Fabulous Phoenix 4th has been the epitome of 4th of July celebrations in the Southwest. This event, held rain or shine at Steele Indian School Park, draws crowds exceeding 100,000 yearly, and for good reason!

The fireworks display here is legendary, one of the largest in the region. You’ll be treated to a spectacle that lights up the night sky and leaves you in awe. But that’s not all – there’s a whole carnival-like atmosphere to enjoy.

With two stages featuring live performances, you’ll have non-stop entertainment. From local acts to headlining bands, there’s something for everyone. And when hunger strikes, you won’t be disappointed. The food options are endless, ranging from classic festival fare to gourmet delights.

For families, the Kids’ World is a haven of fun. The little ones will be entertained for hours with a water spray zone, thrilling rides, and interactive activities. Plus, there’s even a classic car display for automobile enthusiasts.

4. Tempe Town Lake Festival

Date & Time: July 4th, 5 PM – 11 PM

The Tempe Town Lake Festival has become a staple for 4th of July festivities in the Valley. Located at Tempe Beach Park, this event offers something for visitors of all ages.

The Family Fun Fest is a hit with the kids. It features a free inflatable village where they can bounce around to their heart’s content. And let’s not forget about the food—from mouthwatering BBQ to refreshing snow cones, there’s no shortage of treats to indulge in.

Of course, the highlight of the evening is the fireworks show. Launched from the iconic Mill Avenue Bridge, the display is choreographed to an eclectic mix of music, ensuring a memorable experience for all.

Extended Weekend Activities in Scottsdale

1. Nearby Lakes and Rivers

Extend your 4th of July weekend with an adventurous day at any of our nearby lakes and rivers. Float down the refreshing Salt River on some tubes and be surrounded by stunning desert landscapes—a fun and relaxing activity perfect for cooling off in the Arizona heat. Head over to Lake Pleasant, Roosevelt, or Barlett, rent a boat for the day, and cruise around!

2. Desert Dog Off-Road Adventures

Desert Dog

For those seeking a thrill, Desert Dog Off-Road Adventures offers an exhilarating experience through the rugged desert terrain. Hop into an off-road vehicle and explore the breathtaking landscapes of Scottsdale. Added perk: GoodNight Stay guests get an exclusive discount!

3. Mavrix

Beat the summer heat with some indoor fun at Mavrix. This entertainment hub offers bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and a full-service bar and restaurant. It’s a great spot for families and friends to enjoy a day of fun-filled activities.

4. Trendy Brunch Spots in Old Town

Start your mornings right with a delicious brunch at some of Old Town Scottsdale’s trendiest spots. Here are a few must-visit places:

Experience Luxury Like Never Before

You don’t have to go out to have fun. GoodNight Stay has a variety of homes in Scottsdale that have everything you need to keep everyone entertained. From homes with resort-like backyards with sparkling pools, putting greens, and lifesize games to stunning interiors with game rooms, movie theaters, and cozy bedrooms. You can experience the best 4th of July weekend in Scottsdale without ever leaving your vacation home.


Fourth of July Events

1. Let Freedom Sing! Music City 4th of July

July 4th Festivities in Nashville & Scottsdale

Imagine the Nashville skyline illuminated by one of the most impressive fireworks displays you can witness. “Let Freedom Sing! Music City 4th of July” is the event of the season, and it’s completely free! Held at 121 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, this event features incredible live performances from notable artists like Chris Young, YOLA, Girl Named Tom, and Blessing Offor. The Nashville Symphony will also be performing, adding an element of classical elegance to the festivities.

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2. 4th of July Cookout at W Nashville’s Wet Deck

For those seeking an exclusive experience, head to W Nashville’s Wet Deck in the Gulch. From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, enjoy delicious food, refreshing cocktails, and tunes from local DJs. This event is perfect for those looking to combine relaxation with celebration.


3. Acme’s 4th of July Rooftop Party

For a rooftop view of the fireworks, Acme Feed & Seed is the place to be. Floors 1-2 offer free admission all day long, but for a premium experience, VIP tickets are available. Enjoy incredible views, ample seating options, and premium amenities.


Additional Activities for the Extended Weekend

Why limit the fun to one day? Nashville offers a plethora of activities that will make your entire weekend memorable.

1. Tales at Twilight

On Friday, July 5, 2024, from 5:00 PM, head over to Centennial Park for Metro Parks Music’s hour-long family performances. Enjoy interactive magic, stories, dance, and music, making it perfect for families traveling with kids.

2. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort

Just 10 miles from downtown, this resort is a family recreation paradise. Enjoy a first-class water park, zip lines, ropes course, RV sites, lakeside cabins, and jet-ski and pontoon boat rentals. It’s a fantastic way to cool off and have some fun in the sun.

3. Nashville Zoo

Visit the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, located just 6 miles southeast of Downtown. Home to over 6,230 animals across 339 species, this zoo is a top attraction in Middle Tennessee. Spend a day exploring the exhibits and learning about wildlife conservation.

Must-See Local Hot Spots

Your trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of its iconic venues. Here are a few local hot spots you must see:

The Perfect Place to Stay: A GoodNight Stay Home

After a day filled with celebrations and activities, retreat to the comfort of a GoodNight Stay home. We have homes located throughout Nashville, making it easy to find a home in the area where you want to spend the most time.

Why Choose GoodNight Stay?

Make this 4th of July an unforgettable experience by celebrating in Nashville. From thrilling events and additional weekend activities to must-see local hot spots and luxurious accommodations, everything you need for an incredible holiday weekend is right here. Book your stay with GoodNight Stay and get ready to create lasting memories in Music City.