The Arcadia Camelback Mountain Neighborhood Association has decided to cancel the annual Arcadia 4th of July parade due to concerns surrounding the pandemic and the gathering of large groups. Arcadia News has provided a few other Independence Day festivities going on around the Valley and Arizona. Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone!
Spend your Fourth on the Firecracker Express with the Verde Canyon Railroad. A live bald eagle and other feathered friends from Liberty Wildlife will join the trip at the depot from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Prior to departure, there will be an Independence Day barbecue with burgers and hotdogs, potato salad, watermelon, lemonade and ice-cold brews. Education, a good meal and great views are what’s on the menu at Verde Canyon. Tickets are $111 for adults and kids. For more: verdecanyonrr.com.
Schnepf Farms will hold a 4th of July party to celebrate this year. The event will feature live music, watermelon eating contests, a National Flag Service, artisan vendors, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, lawn games and fireworks. Tickets are $25 per car. For more: schnepffarms.com.
Westworld of Scottsdale will host its 4th of July celebration a little differently this year. Starting at 7 p.m., guests are welcome to enjoy the fun from the comfort of their own vehicles. Entertainment includes a Parade of Heroes, a salute to honorees to applaud their selfless work during COVID-19, a Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers concert and a fireworks show to cap off the night. There will also be food available for purchase. Tickets start at $25. For more: scottsdale4th.com.