Harold’s in Cave Creek holds a fireworks show every year
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Fire up some Independence Day fun
Staff Report~ 6/25/2014
Independence Day celebrations are heating up around the valley. Enjoy your holiday with some fireworks and fun at one of these events.
Anthem – July 3, 6-10 p.m.
Anthem is hosting its 15th annual Independence Day celebration in the Anthem Community Park on July 3, starting at 6 p.m.
Food vendors, music, inflatables, and water slides will be available. Wristbands must be purchased to ride the slides or use the inflatables. Wristbands are available for $12 through July 2 at 5 p.m. at the Anthem Community Center; they’ll also be available for purchase at the event.
Residents and guests at the event are allowed to bring food and beverages. However, no glass containers or alcohol is permitted. Beer and margaritas will be available for purchase in the food court area by the Rotary Club. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to watch the fireworks show.
ValleyCrest Landscape Companies is the official sponsor of the event.
For more information, email email@example.com, call (623) 742-6050, or visit www.OnlineAtAnthem.com/independence-day.
Cave Creek – July 3, 5 p.m.-close
Celebrate Independence Day Cave Creek style at the town’s 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza.
The fun starts at 5 p.m. with live music, kids’ activities, and food and drink specials at three participating restaurants: Harold’s Corral, The Buffalo Chip Saloon, and Cave Creek Tap Haus. Fireworks will begin at sunset from behind Harold’s.
A free shuttle service will be available to transport people around town from 6 p.m. to midnight. Carefree Resort & Conference Center and the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association are also supporting the event as sponsors.
Highlights of the festivities at Harold’s Corral include an outside barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m., drink specials, live music inside by Young Country, live music outside by the Crown Kings, a mobile game truck, face painting, shaved ice and more. With the help of Rural Metro, the fireworks are safely shot off from a hill behind the restaurant, making the largest display in Cave Creek one of the most exhilarating shows in the Valley. Admission is free with open seating, first come first serve. Reserved seats are available for $10 for a two-top, $15 for a four-top, and $30 for a 10-top.
At The Buffalo Chip Saloon, patrons can enjoy carnival food and live music, starting at 6 p.m., featuring the Pick O’The Litter Band inside and the HillBilly Barbecue Band outside. Admission is free with open seating, first come first serve. Reserved seats are available for $10 for a two-top, $15 for a four-top, and $30 for a 10-top.
At the Cave Creek Tap Haus, the family-friendly party features food and drink specials, a dunk tank, giveaways, face painting, balloons, and more. Patrons will enjoy live music by Sal & the Strayhounds on the outdoor stage and several other bands inside and outside throughout the night. Admission and seating are free.
Stay for the weekend and enjoy all Cave Creek has to offer. The Carefree Resort & Conference Center is offering discounted room rates for the holiday weekend. To learn more about Carefree Resort & Conference Center's special rates, call (480) 488-5300 and ask for the 4th of July Room Rate or visit www.carefree-resort.com.
For more information on the 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza, contact Harold's Corral at (480) 488-1906 or www.haroldscorral.com; The Buffalo Chip Saloon at (480) 488-9118 or www.buffalochipsaloon.com, and Cave Creek Tap Haus at (480) 488-3300 or www.cavecreektaphaus.com.
Peoria – July 3, 9-9:30 p.m.
Lake Pleasant Regional Park is lighting up the night on July 3. The show starts at 9 p.m. Watch the show from the shore or take a boat out on Lake Pleasant and watch from the water. Parking fees may apply; plan to arrive early to get a good spot.
For more information, call (928) 501-1710 or see www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant.
Glendale – July 4, 5-9:30 p.m.
Westgate Firework Fest is offering something for the whole family. Live music, dinner deals, a beer garden, a classic car show, and a splash pad will be part of the attractions on July 4. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs or park in any lot to see the show.
Westgate is located at 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. in Glendale. Call (623) 385-7502 or go online to www.westgateaz.com/fourth for more details.
Friday, July 4 — 5-9:30pm
Phoenix – July 4, 7-10 p.m.
The Phoenix Zoo is celebrating the 4th of Zoo-ly with family fun and evening access to the zoo. Barbecue will be served, 7-8:30 p.m. Free carousel rides, face painting, bounce houses, special animal guests, and music will be offered. Seating will be available. A special viewing of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks will top off the evening.
Admission for adults is $45; admission for children 3-12 is $35, and children 2 and under are free. Reservations are required. To register or get more details, call (602) 273-1341 or visit www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/4th-zoo-ly.
Scottsdale – July 4, 2-9:30 p.m.
Westworld is offering interactive games, food, and family entertainment – all within the air-conditioned 117,000 sq. ft. North Hall. Radio Disney Junior will be onsite with entertainment and contests.
General admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door; children six and under are free. Scottsdale residents get reduced price tickets of $5 in advance. A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and include an unlimited amount of Vienna Beef hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, watermelon, and reserved bleacher seats for the fireworks.
The indoor ‘Theme Park’ & Entertainment costs $20 for the first wristband and $10 for every other additional wristband. The mega-play zone consists of a 35-foot “black diamond” slide, a 22-foot ‘vertical rush’ obstacle course, ‘shockwave’ obstacle course, and ‘air bots’ Transformer game. It also will have 10 inflatables, Laser Tag Arena, Rock Wall Climbing, archery, Dual Hi Striker, football throws, basketball shootout games, and a video game truck hosting 20 players at a time.
To get tickets or get more information, go online to www.WestWorldAZ.com or call 1(866) 977-6849.