Independence Day Bash
4-9 p.m. at Triple Creek Kitchen, 300 N. Montezuma St., Prescott. An inaugural event hosted by Triple Creek Kitchen & Bar, The Hilton and Sam Hills Warehouse. Guests can enjoy live music from country star Josh Scott while kids hang out in the splash pad. There will be food and drinks available for purchase, and don’t forget to wear your red, white and blue. This event is free for all ages.
C4 Foundation Benefit Concert
6 p.m. at the Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA. It will be worth the drive! Nate Nathan and the MacDaddy-O’s Band will put on a concert at this famed hotel in honor of Charles Keating IV and the C4 Foundation, which provides support and resources to active duty Navy SEALS and their families. Make sure to save room for snacks and drinks. General admission tickets start at $200 per person.
7:30 p.m. at the Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. In a Gotham-like city, a water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, but one man decides to plan a revolution to lead them all to freedom – and private bathrooms. This musical comedy is rated PG. Tickets are $35 for adults, $18 for kids.
6-10 p.m. along Main Street, between Center and Robson in Mesa. Like First Friday in downtown Phoenix, but instead, it’s on the second Friday. This event boasts live bands, art booths, gallery openings, food trucks and contests, plus shops and restaurants will be open late. This event is free, kid-friendly, dog-friendly and promises lots of fun.
The Feast of St. Arnold
12 p.m. at Fibber Magees, 1989 W. Elliot Road, Chandler. The 10th annual midsummer indoor craft beer fest at Fibber Magees is back! The Patron Saint of Hops and Grains is ready to celebrate with an expanded tap list – 40 brews from 38 breweries worldwide – plus beer flights and special food offerings.
5 p.m. at Lil’ Goat Town, 7377 S. 169th Pl., Queen Creek. Sure, yoga can be fun, but yoga with goats? Even better! This session is all about relaxing and doing yoga poses with baby goats. Well, more about hanging out with them while throwing in a pose now and then. Either way, you’ll be surrounded by cute. Registration is $20 per person.
Arizona Wine Tour
9 a.m., locations will vary. Get out of the Phoenix heat and enjoy a southern Arizona wineries tasting tour. Tours include tastings at three vineyards, lunch (could be a café, picnic, or barbecue!), snacks, a souvenir tasting glass, and round trip transportation for groups up to 12. Tickets are $175 per person.
Frozen in July
11 a.m. at Superstition Farm, 3440 S. Hawes Road, Mesa. Enchanted Dream Parties is hosting a Snow Sisters ball with – you guessed it – Anna and Elsa from Frozen! Guests can enjoy indoor shopping opportunities, themed activities and food truck options for when you get hungry. There will be ballroom dancing, an outdoor water slide, a petting zoo, face painting and photos with the sisters. Tickets are $15.
FRIDAY 7/15 – SUNDAY 7/17
White Mountain Musicians Festival
11 a.m. at Foxfire Field, 42661 U.S. 180, Alpine. Get your camping gear ready and head to the mountains for three days of music. Fifteen-plus bands will take over two stages – there will also be food and beverages available for purchase. Make sure to bring a blanket, chairs and your dancing shoes. Tickets start at $25-$100.
Encanto: The Sing-Along
7:30 p.m. at Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix. If you’re the parent of a younger child, chances are you’ve seen the movie Encanto. Now you can see it on the big screen and sing along to all the songs with a huge crowd. Tickets start at $25-$250.
One Night of Queen
7:30 p.m. at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. This live concert will recreate the look, sound, glitz and glamour of one of the most well-known rock bands. Gary Mullen will portray Freddie Mercury with The Works completing this Queen tribute band concert – and yes, they’ll sing all the songs you know and love. Tickets start at $38.
Saturday Morning Train Rides
9 a.m. at the Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale. Not a bad way to start the day! The Saturday morning train rides at Verde Canyon offer guests a spectacular view while enjoying breakfast dishes like cinnamon rolls and burritos. On board, there will be pastries, fresh fruit and mimosas available for purchase. Tickets start at $99 per person.