Scottsdale announces July 4 information

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

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

REMINDER: fireworks, sparklers, hot charcoal and propane tanks cannot go in trash bins. 

As you enjoy the summer season, don't forget that hot coals, propane tanks, unused fireworks and sparklers should NEVER be put into your trash and recycle containers or brush piles.

These items can easily cause fires that pose a hazard to the safety of your home and our truck drivers.  

Use the city's hazardous waste program for proper disposal of flammable items. Sign up online.

Live entertainment and fun for the whole family at Scottsdale's 10th annual 4th of July Celebration

Get ready for a fun evening of live entertainment and family-friendly activities as Scottsdale gears up for its 10th annual 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. Taking place from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, the festivities will culminate with one of the largest fireworks display in Arizona. Activities include a rodeo, medieval times junior knight training, slider eating contest, Disney characters, circus performers and the annual Parade of Heroes. 

This year’s event aims to be zero waste -- knives, forks and paper and food waste will be composted through a partnership with Recycled City. This is a cashless event. Get more information and buy tickets at

Most city offices and facilities will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for 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.

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