4th of July Events
Sedona & Surrounding Cities in Arizona
FAQ – Fireworks?
FIREWORKS! Many locals and visitors alike want to know what is going on in our great city Sedona on the 4th of July. The most often asked question (FAQ) is: “Can you buy and shoot off fireworks?” Is there a fireworks celebration? (See Below) Unfortunately, no fireworks are allowed in the city limits. Without getting to far into the weeds on this, the AZ Legislature passed a bill to allow ground consumer fireworks. It took affect December 1, 2017. Each city will still be able to ban fireworks. Please remember that Federal and Tribal lands have their own restrictions. Call your local government or Fire District to determine if your area allows fireworks.
Fun Things To Do In Sedona and the Verde Valley On Independence Day
4th of July Wet Fest – 12p to 4p – 570 Posse Ground Road – (Sedona Community Pool) Sedona 86336 – FREE
Spend your afternoon enjoying some cool wet fun and drive to your favorite fireworks show at night. Enjoy lunch (food not included) and music a swimming pool and water slide fun. Every once and awhile, look up and take in the views of the red rocks. Plenty to see from this location.
There will be food for sale and outside the pool gate, fun water games and toys meant to beat the heat.
Firecracker Express at Verde Canyon Railroad – 300 N Broadway Clarkdale Railroad
Admission $44.95-$89.95 – 7a to 5p – Call 877-674-3835 for reservations
Start off with an old-fashioned morning parade in the historic small town of Clarkdale. Enjoy children’s parade and other fun activities. After that have an All-American BBQ lunch prior to the train departure at 1:00p. Then take a scenic train ride along the Verde River 1p to 5p. You will get to see America’s national bird nesting area. Hopefully, you will catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures.
Annual Fantastic Family Fouth of July – Cottonwood 4p to 9:30p
Cottonwood Kid’s Park – in front of the Verde Valley Fairgrounds on 12th Street
If you really need to see a fireworks show. This will be a fun event. It is about 30 minute drive from Sedona but there are a lot of great activities for the kids to do!
FREE Hotdogs and Hamburgers supplied by Fry foods and prepared by the Knights of Columbus starts at 4p and goes until 6p. Soda, Glow items and more can be purchased at CYAC Booth. Inflatable rides – wrist bands $10 or indiviual ride tickets $1. VFW Color Guard with a patriotic salute to Veterans. Don’t forget the watermelon eating contest!
This event would not be possible without the generous support of Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Friy’s food & Drug, Nice Jons, Tayor Wate, Mineral Research, Jennifer Griffen State Farm, Clarkdale.Verde Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Verde Valley Fair Assoc. .
Community members will be assembling at the Firehouse around 9:30a with a parade around town starting at 10a, Featuring classic cars etc. and Jerome Ukulele Orchestra.
Camp Verde –
Cliff Castle Casino will host it’s own Independence Day with food, fireworks and activities starting at 4p. Fireworks if weather permits, start at 9:15p.
Beaver Creek –
Parade leaves Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9a. Festivites and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by Sycamore Park Call Carol Keeton of Kiwanis Club, at 928-606-4050 for more info on entertainment and activities.
Other Outdoor Activities
Other outdoor activities to keep in mind that are always available are trolley car rides, Verde Valley rafting (see above), biking, hiking, tennis, golf, swimming, fishing, birding, and enjoying a picnic by Oak Creek. Don’t forget shopping or exploring art galleries and other sightseeing tours such as tours: segway, jeep, air, helicopters, wine, vortex, and balloon rides! There is a lot to do in Sedona and the Verde Valley!
Happy Fourth of July!
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