The Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld returns for a ninth year to deliver patriotic and cool family entertainment capped off by one of Arizona’s largest fireworks displays on July 4 from 4:30-9:30 p.m.
The 300,000 square-foot fully air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center at WestWorld will offer activities for the whole family, including a Parade of Heroes, live ensemble performances from hit movie film “Encanto,” fun games, and a backyard barbecue. The evening will culminate with the night sky lit with one of Arizona’s largest fireworks shows, beginning at approximately 9 p.m.
Guests will be “Red, White & COOL” in the air-conditioned comfort of the North Hall at WestWorld with an exciting lineup of entertainment that features three performances by characters from feature film “Encanto,” including Mirabel, Isabela, Luisa, Dolores, Pepa, Félix, and Camilo, singing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” In addition, America’s Got Talent “Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show” performs three times at the event. Scottsdale 4th of course is known for its lively activities for the family to enjoy such as learning the cha-cha slide and chicken dance, old-fashioned cake walks, face painting, and more.
The Rodeo Arena is activated once again in 2022, with mutton busting for kids and the Copper State Rodeo Company presenting a Scottsdale 4th favorite bull riding competition. At approximately 8:30 p.m., huge garage doors open to the west for the Scottsdale 4th of July grand finale fireworks display, lighting up the sky over the McDowell Mountains.
Scottsdale 4th of July also continues with the second Parade of Heroes, recognizing outstanding leaders for their tireless efforts to protect and improve the lives of Arizonans. Heroes are honored in the categories of safety, fire safety, neighborhoods, veterans, healthcare, and community. Each will take the stage to receive the honor and then together are ceremoniously escorted throughout the massive WestWorld complex where drive-in guests await the fireworks show. Heroes are introduced to drive-in guests through the event’s own designated patriotic music radio channel.
How to Access The Event
For convenient and efficient entry, the main entrance to WestWorld (horse sculptures) on the Pima frontage road will be closed. The two access points are:
• Bell Road and 94th Street. On the 101 freeway, exit Raintree, proceed east to Thompson Peak Parkway. Travel north to Bell Road. On Bell, travel west to 94th Street entry.
• Bahia off Pima Frontage Road. Bahia is accessed by taking Frank Lloyd Wright exit off the 101 freeway. Travel north of Frank Lloyd Wright, continue on Pima frontage road past the marquee entrance to WestWorld to Bahia.
Tickets are now available at Scottsdale4th.com and include:
• General admission options for all the fun and games in the COOL indoors.
• Backyard BBQ for fun and games in the cool indoors, plus a casual barbecue by Chef Michael DeMaria of M Culinary, and table seating to dine and gather.
• Fireworks parking only.
Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration is produced by R Entertainment and M Culinary Concepts. WestWorld of Scottsdale is located at 116601 N. Pima Road. Visit Scottsdale4th.com for more info and follow on social at Instagram and Facebook @Scottsdale4thofJuly, and Twitter @ScottsdaleInDay.