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July Events Phoenix/Metro Area

Explore Arizona Culture
Happy Hour History Tours by The Arizona Biltmore
2400 E Missouri Avenue, Phoenix
Recurring weekly on Fridays from 6:00 PM-6:45 PM
Price: $20

Kick off the weekend at the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. The Happy Hour History Tours will guide through the landmark’s legendary Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and glamorous past. Listen to stories of worldly dignitaries, U.S. Presidents, and glitterati of Old Hollywood including Marilyn Monroe. The tour runs every Friday evening and includes two of the resort’s most iconic libations, the Catalina Spritz and the Tequila Sunrise. For advance reservations, register at the Concierge Desk in the lobby of the Historic Building or call 602-955-6600 x 7000.

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art  features Refik Anadol: Infinity Room
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ
Price: $10 museum admission

Turkish-born, LA-based artist Refik Anadol, immerses viewers into a mirrored room that uses light, sound and technology to create a three-dimensional kinetic and architectonic space. Projection mapping conceives a constantly changing virtual landscape, an imagined environment that attempts to merge the space between the physical and the virtual. This thought provoking work is sure to leave you questioning your own perception of place and self.

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Family Fun

Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Ridge Marketplace
5757 N Central Avenue, Phoenix
July 19 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Take some time out to chill with the kids at this free event! Cool Summer Nights features tons of water activities including mini boat races, water gun fights, sponge wars and bucket brigade games. Refreshing cool treats like ice cream, snow cones and root beer floats will be served!

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Dino Explorer at the Legoland Discovery Center
5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe
Price: Starting at $14.95

This Jurassic-sized adventure is sure to put a smile on their faces! Get ready to build, learn, laugh and explore all things dino! This brand new, daily exhibit features a wide range of activities and playful learning. Construct your own dinosaur at the Jurassic build tables. Build a Tyrannosaurus Rex with provided instructions or let your creativity run wild and make your own LEGO creation! Have your picture taken with a huge LEGO T-Rex.

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Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Recurring weekly on Saturdays from 7:00 PM–9:30 PM
Price: Included with general admission

Take a sensory adventure through the sights, sounds and mysteries of the desert at night! Beam your own flashlight through the self-paced trails while promoting play, learning and adventure with your child. The flashlight tour captures night-blooming plants and animals that chirp and whirr in the desert after dark. Become a nocturnal garden explorer, experiencing a different adventure each night!

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Westgate Wednesdays: Free Kids Summer Series
6751 N Sunset Boulevard, Glendale
Recurring weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

This free series offers weekly themed events where hundreds of kids and parents visit to enjoy music, dancing, games and prizes. Meet and greet with your favorite characters and receive a free photo with them. Bring your swimsuit and cool off in the splash pad before, during and after the event. Character schedule:

July 4: All American Bash with Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Captain America
July 11: Princess and Pirate Party with Belle and Cinderella
July 18: Superhero Sensation with Batman and Spiderman
July 25: Fan Favorite Week

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Get Active!

Rooftop Yoga at the Lustre Rooftop Bar, Hotel Palomar
2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix
July 25 from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Indulge in the longest running community program where you are sure to enhance your Sutra practice. Take your fingertips to the clouds as you move it and soothe it in the free ‘original class in the clouds.’ The musically charged flow is designed to take you on a mystical adventure.

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Meet Me Downtown Phoenix Social Walk/Run at The Park Street Food Bar
3 S 2nd Street #114, Phoenix
Recurring weekly on Mondays at 5:15 PM

Meet Me Downtown Phoenix is designed to build healthy bodies, healthy businesses and a healthy Downtown. Join the community for a social walk/run through the heart of our city. Get fit, win prizes, shop local and make friends. Check in at Copper Blues from 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., then run/walk 3-5 miles, or as far as you’d like. A route guide will be provided. After your for walk/run join in on the closing ceremonies with awards and prizes. Participants will get a stamp to receive discounts at select local restaurants.

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Celebrate Freedom!

Fourth of July Freedom Fest at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale
Price: Free for resort guests or those dining at the resort’s restaurants.

Celebrate America’s birthday during the Eighth Annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest. Catch concerts under the stars three nights in a row, Monday, July 2 – Wednesday, July 4 on the Princess Lagoon Lawn with energetic live music and military parachutist jumps from the All Veterans Parachute Team. Concerts begin at 8:30 pm. Don’t miss nightly family fun including foam parties, poolside games and music. A one-of-a-kind vintage airshow will take place on July 4th.  More than 28 military aircrafts that flew in WWII, Korea and Vietnam will fly over the resort, piloted by retired veterans. Air shows will conclude with a military parachutist from the All Veterans Parachute Team soaring through the skies and landing with an American flag.

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3rd of July Fireworks at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral
6895 E Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek  
5:30 PM

This 3rd of July event at Harold’s Corral will be fun for the entire family! Enjoy face painting, outside BBQ, shaved ice and a mobile game truck. There will also be a fireworks show.

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Arizona Celebration of Freedom at the Mesa Amphitheater
263 North Center Street, Mesa
July 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Celebrate Independence Day with Arizona Celebration of Freedom. The event includes live entertainment, beer garden, food, activity zones with water features, presentations, cultural displays and more! A fireworks display you won’t want to miss begins at 9:30 PM.

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Arizona Diamondbacks 4th of July Spectacular
401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix
July 4
th at 7:10 PM
Price: Tickets start at $19

The D-backs take on the Colorado Rockies at 7:10 p.m. this 4th of July at Chase Field. Enjoy the game inside air-conditioned Chase Field. After the game, the retractable roof will open for a fireworks spectacular set to patriotic music.

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Fabulous Phoenix Fourth at Steele Indian School Park
300 East Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ
July 4
th from 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Fabulous Phoenix 4th features one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest attracting 100,000+ participants. This is a non-alcoholic, family-oriented event. Two stages will feature local entertainers, and a variety of vendors will offer festival-style food and beverage. Stroll through arts and crafts, interactive exhibits and a classic car display. Lots of fun for the kids including rides, inflatables and a water spray zone in Kids’ World.

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4th of Zooly at Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
July 4
th from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

The Phoenix Zoo will be serving up a classic summer BBQ and topping off the evening with a very special viewing of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular show from a VIP seating area in the back of the Zoo! Entertainment includes free carousel rides, animal encounters and live music.

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More firework shows:

Apache Junction High School
2525 South Ironwood Apache Junction
8:30 PM

Fountain Park
12925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills
9:00 PM

Goodyear Ballpark
1933 South Ballpark Way, Goodyear
9:00 PM

Tumbleweed Park
2250 South McQueen Road, Chandler
9:00 PM

Tempe Beach Park
620 North Mill Avenue, Tempe

Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria

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Escape The Heat!

L’Auberge de Sedona is situated on the banks of Oak Creek in the heart of famed Red Rock Country. Guests are invited to celebrate, connect, heal, and relax. L’Auberge is a place where extraordinary memories are created, romance rekindled and where unplugging results in true connection. From enchanting Red Rocks, mystical vortexes, and adrenaline-pumping off-road adventures to peaceful backcountry hikes, Sedona has something for everyone. Discover all of the wondrous activities just outside the doors of the hotel.

The onsite spa, L’Apothecary Sedona, features indulgent treatments ranging from refreshing, invigorating facials to relaxing massages and stimulating body treatments utilizing a vast array of local, organic ingredients. The latest in wellness trends, Forest Bathing, is offered in Oak Creek. Originated in Japan in the 1980’s, “forest bathing” focuses on soaking in the essence of the forest rather than the literal sense of taking a bath in the middle of the forest. Studies have revealed the many health benefits of being immersed in nature including decreased stress levels, improved vitality and enhanced creativity. Nature experiences can benefit our overall well-being as well as our relational connection to the planet.

Book the ‘Summer Love’ Offer, including a 2-night stay and daily resort credit to be used for dining or spa.

Visit lauberge.com or call (855) 702-0063 for more information.

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