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Things to Do in Scottsdale - July 2020

Heather Tawes Nelson

Heather holds an MBA as well as a Masters in International Management...

Heather holds an MBA as well as a Masters in International Management...

Jul 2 4 minutes read

Things to Do in and Around Scottsdale in July

  • Drive-in Movies at the Scottsdale Princess - July 2nd - 4th - Three family-friendly movies will screen as we head into the 4th of July. Price is per carload and includes the movie, some popcorn and cotton candy as well as four waters.
  • Art + Chocolate Summer Spectacular Gold Palette ArtWalk - July 9th - Stroll the streets of Old Town and explore our top local art galleries. Enjoy chocolate tastings or other special treats.
  • Butterfly Brushstrokes at Night - July 17th - The Desert Botanical Garden is back open and they are offering an evening painting class. All the supplies are included and you will walk away with your own masterpiece.
  • Arizona Boardwalk (formerly OdySea) - The Arizona Boardwalk is now open with safety protocols in place. Most of the attractions are open, but you will want to check and see if reservations are required for a specific attraction.
  • Great Wolf Lodge - The Great Wolf Lodge is open. Cool off in one of the many indoor and outdoor pools and enjoy all of the water park activities.
  • Visit the Musical Instrument Museum - The MIM is back and open. Enjoy learning about music from all over the globe.
  • Top Golf Scottsdale - Ready to work on your golf game while having fun? Top Golf Scottsdale is open! And when you are ready for a full round, local courses are open.
  • Take a Hike (on a cooler day!) - Whether you want to explore the McDowell Sonoran Preserve or tackle Pinnacle Peak or Camelback, the trails are waiting for you!
  • Visit a Lake or River - There are lots of bodies of water located around the Phoenix Metro area. Take a look at this list and see which one or ones most appeal to you.

Ususally , this is the time of the year where I pull together a list of Fourth of July events around the Valley. Although some towns have canceled their fireworks and celebrations, many places are revamping and offering drive-in firework displays! Here is a link to 4th of July Fireworks Around Phoenix for 2020.

Scottsdale Fourth of July 2020


There are two opportunities in Scottsdale to get up close to a firework display:

  • Scottsdale's 7th Annual 4th of July Celebration at WestWorldFor $25 per carload, you can experience the fireworks that are slated to start at 9PM. Before the fireworks, be sure to check out the Parade of Heroes, which honors our front-line workers, first responders and medical personnel.
  • Scottsdale Princess Fourth of July Freedom Fest - This is the 10th Anniversary of this fun celebration and it runs from July 2nd - 4th. In order to attend, you must be a guest of the hotel or have had a meal at one of the many restaurants on-site. There will be fireworks nightly, a vintage air show, movies on the lawn and more. There are also drive-in movie options where you pay per car.

If you have any other ideas, we would love to hear about them!

Be safe out there!

Originally posted on Live Better in Scottsdale

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