City announces July 4 events, activities and general information


Most city offices will be closed to observe Independence Day Friday, July 3. There is no change in garbage or recycling collection. Other holiday information: 

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, call 480-312-0990. 

  • Aquatic centers 
    Aquatic centers are closed today, but they may reopen if the city can do so safely while meeting the requirements outlined by the governor’s new executive order. Visit the city’s Aquatics website for updates. 
  • Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld
    SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please check here for updates. 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.  
  • 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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