City announces July 4 general information, events and activities

Most city offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Trash and recycling schedules will not be affected. Place your containers out the evening before or by 5 a.m. the morning of collection.


Preserve closes early on July 4 

To reduce the threat of wildfire, Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at noon Monday, July 4. It will re-open around 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. Pinnacle Peak Park, 26802 N. 102nd Way, will be open from 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, July 4. 

All trailheads into the preserve will have "closed" signs posted. Scottsdale police and staff 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.


Public swimming pool schedules

  • Cactus (lap swim only) – 8 a.m.-noon

  • Chaparral – Closed

  • McDowell Mountain Ranch and Eldorado waterparks (includes lap swim): 1-5:30 p.m.


Subaru Presents Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld

Subaru presents Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld. This event returns for the ninth year, from 5-10 p.m. Monday, July 4. The patriotic celebration takes place in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center at WestWorld, giving rise to the slogan “Be Red, White & COOL.” Learn more and get tickets.


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. Fire officials prefer fireworks be left to professional shows, which have safety personnel onsite to immediately address fire issues.

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.

Get more information about firework restrictions and safety


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