4th of July Events
Sedona & Surrounding Cities in Arizona
Please note: As we move forward after COVID-19, many areas are getting back to normal with modified restrictions affecting events in their communities. Modified restrictions may change up all the way forward to the event. Checking ahead will help you make the best decisions and aid in your planning.
FAQ – Does Sedona AZ Allow 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? (YES!… See Below) Unfortunately, no fireworks are allowed in the city limits. Without getting too far into the weeds on this, the AZ Legislature passed a bill to allow ground consumer fireworks. It took effect on 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 and remember, Arizona is a tinderbox for wildfires. We all need to act responsibly when it comes to fires or firework celebrations.
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 –
In previous years the event has been 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 at the swimming pool and water slide fun. Every once in a while, 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
Tickets $99.00 Limited Supply for 4th of July – 7a to 5p – Call 877-674-3835 for reservations or book here
Note: the 7 PM train is already sold out. Only First Class tickets are currently available for the 1 PM departure.
Start off with an old-fashioned morning parade in the historic small town of Clarkdale. Enjoy the 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 adjacent to the Verde River from 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 Fourth of July (Modified) – Cottonwood 7p 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 a 30-minute drive from Sedona. Parking will be open at 7:00 PM and the Fireworks will start at around 8:45 PM. Distance viewing is encouraged. Normally this would be an afternoon event with kids’ games and hot dogs, etc. This year will be scaled back because of the pandemic.
There is no event scheduled currently. In past years, community members assembled 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 its own Independence Day with food, fireworks, and activities starting at 4p. Fireworks if weather permits, start at 9:15p. Check with Cliff Castle for any changes to the schedule or event.
Women of the Moose – “Paint the Town Red (White & Blue)”
The Women of the Moose would like to invite you to participate in the 1st Annual, Paint the Town Red (White & Blue) Business Challenge to benefit the American Legion Donald C. Thompson Post 135, Business Fund. Our goal is to challenge all Verde Valley municipalities to recruit their local businesses to hang an American Flag and decorate their business in a patriotic fashion by the 4th of July. The fee to participate is $10 per business. As an additional fundraiser, flags of all sizes can be purchased from the American Legion. There is no fee to the municipality’s business organization for participation but donations towards the cost of the awards would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds will be directly donated to the American Legion. Awards will be given to the municipality with the highest percentage of participation and to the most patriotic business as designated by the American Legion Family Board of Officers.
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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