With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the Valley is ready to paint the town red, white, and blue. Here’s a roundup of the most thrilling events around for this year’s Independence Day celebrations.

Red, White & Choo Choo
Sunday, July 2, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
Step back in time and aboard the McCormick-Stillman Railroad for a unique mix of old-school attractions and modern family fun. This event offers an array of entertainment, including bounce houses, water slides, foam cannons, family field games, a mechanical bull ride, and a pie-eating contest for both adults and kids. A live DJ will keep spirits high, and Marisa Corvo, a standout from “American Idol” and “The Voice,” will grace the stage starting at 7:30 p.m., leading up to spectacular fireworks display to end the evening. For more information, visit therailroadpark.com.

Fourth at the Fountain
Tuesday, July 4, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fountain Park, 12925 N Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills
Dress in your patriotic best and join the community at Fountain Park for the free Fourth at the Fountain celebration. Starting at 7 p.m., the event kicks off with music, prizes, and a performance by Rock Lobster. As the evening progresses, the iconic Fountain Lake will form a picturesque backdrop to a majestic fireworks display, lighting up the sky in vibrant hues of red, white, and blue. For more information, visit experiencefountainhills.org/events/2023/fourthatthefountain.

Fabulous Phoenix 4th
Tuesday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
One of the most impressive fireworks displays in the Southwest, this annual extravaganza transforms the city into a vibrant hub of activity and community spirit, attracting attendees from all over the region. The Fabulous Phoenix 4th is not just about the fireworks. This event, sponsored by the city of Phoenix, offers a myriad of family-friendly activities, all in a safe, non-alcoholic environment. It’s a celebration of Independence Day that blends the thrill of pyrotechnics with a wholesome atmosphere, ensuring an experience that everyone can enjoy. For more information, visit phoenix.gov/parks/special-events/fabphx4.

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at Westworld
Tuesday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Westworld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

Stay cool this Independence Day at the Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at Westworld. The event will feature a host of interactive experiences, including a meet-and-greet with Barbie promoting her new movie, and a Jr. Knight Training led by the knights from Medieval Times. With lively games, old-fashioned cake walks, and Scottsdale’s largest fireworks display, it’s an event not to be missed! For more information, visit scottsdale4th.com.

Fourth of July Freedom Fest at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, 4
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale

Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess with their patriotic Freedom Fest. This four-day extravaganza boasts a range of activities including vintage air shows, live music, military tributes, and poolside fun, all culminating in a grand fireworks display. For more information, visit scottsdaleprincess.com/events-scottsdale.

No matter where you choose to celebrate, these Independence Day events promise a day of joy, unity, and unforgettable fun. So, mark your calendars, grab your star-spangled gear, and get ready to experience the best of the Fourth of July.