City announces July 4 events, activities and general information

City announces July 4 events, activities and general information

Most city offices will be closed for Independence Day, Friday, July 3, in observance of Fourth of July. The city observes holidays that fall on Saturdays the prior Friday; holidays that fall on Sundays, the following Monday. There is no change in garbage or recycling collection. 


Preserve and Pinnacle Peak Park closures & openings

To reduce the threat of wildfire, Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at noon Saturday, July 4.

All trailheads into the preserve will have "closed" signs posted. Scottsdale police, staff and volunteer stewards will patrol the area to advise visitors about the closure and fire threat. Violating the closure is a misdemeanor punishable by up to four months in jail and a $750 fine.

The preserve will re-open around 5 a.m. Sunday, July 5.

Pinnacle Peak Park, 26802 N. 102nd Way, will be open from 5 a.m.-8 p.m. July 4. For more information about the park, contact park staff at 480-312-0990.

Aquatic centers schedules

Lap swim only will be open on July 4 at three of Scottsdale’s four aquatic centers - Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch. Pools are not yet open for public swim. Get lap swim locations, hours and fees here.

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld

The show will go on – but in a different way this year!

This year’s theme, “Rockin’ 4th Drive-Up Celebration,” will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. The event will feature traditional fireworks in a non-traditional, physically-distancing setting. Attendees will enjoy entertainment from the comfort of their cars that includes a Parade of Heroes and fireworks. Car lot concessions also will be available. Get more details and ticket information here.

Fireworks restrictions in place

Although use of some consumer fireworks is permitted by state law in Scottsdale this holiday, their use in and near many sensitive desert areas remains illegal and violators are subject to substantial fines.

Use of fireworks is prohibited in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Pinnacle Peak Park and all properties located within 1 mile of these fragile desert lands. The use of fireworks is also prohibited on all publicly owned properties, which include but are not limited to, city buildings, city parking lots, city parks, public schools and city streets.

Violation of these restrictions is a civil offense punishable by citations and fines.

For more information about firework restrictions and a variety of safety tips, visit, search “fireworks.”

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