Independence Weekend Activities in the Valley Today – July 3, 2011

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Wet 'N Wild Water Park: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. In addition to the water slides and Wet 'N Wild Water Parkother attractions, see fireworks on Saturday and Sunday evening. The shows feature music by KZON 101.5-FM. An all-you-can-eat barbecue offers grilled chicken, hot dogs, salad, Western-style beans, corn on the cob, watermelon and beverages. Admission is $34.99 for those taller than 42 inches, $27.99 for those shorter than 42 inches and age 65 and older, free for age 2 and younger. The barbecue costs $11.99, $9.99 for ages 3-11. Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix, 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale. 623-201-2000, www.wetnwildphoenix.com/Events.asp.

Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort Special: Stay at the resort and enjoy an afternoon barbecue prepared by chef Mel Mecinas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meal includes sirloin burgers, grilled chicken breast, bratwurst, slow-roasted pork shoulder, fingerling potato salad and coleslaw. Live music, smoothies, mint-scented towels and snow cones are available at the pool from 2 to 4 p.m. Room packages are available. Barbecue available to resort guests only. Check-in begins at 4 p.m. and checkout is at noon. $129-$184 room rate Harold's Cave Creek Fireworks Displayper night, $11-$19 for barbecue. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive. 480-513-5039. www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale.

Cave Creek's Third of July Fireworks: 5 p.m. The celebration starts with a barbecue followed by live music by EastonAshe outdoors and Young Country indoors. The party also features drink specials, prizes, face painting and the Games2U Mobile Video Theater. Call for reservations. Free admission. Harold's Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Road. 480-488-1906, www.haroldscorral.com.

Independence Day Music Festival at Salt River Fields: 5 p.m. The headliner is country singer Blake Shelton, a vocal coach on NBC's talent show "The Voice." Other performers are Crystal Bowersox, the runner-up on the ninth season of "American Idol," Blake Sheltonand Casey James, a third-place finalist on the same show. Fireworks cap off the evening. Gates open at 5 p.m. $18.50-$92. Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. 480-270-5000, www.saltriverfields.com.

Wigwam Resort Fireworks Party: 6 p.m. This adults-only party offers guests two complimentary cocktails, live entertainment, patio seating for the fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. and hors d'oeuvres. Buffet items include barbecue pork empanadas, smoked corn enchiladas and mac and cheese. Call to purchase tickets. $50. Red Allen's at the Wigwam, the Wigwam, 451 Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. 623-535-4973. www.wigwamresort.com/dining.html.

Lake PleasantLake Pleasant Fireworks Show: 5-10 p.m. Family activities include trackless train rides, bounce houses, water slides and live DJ music. RV, car and ATVs are displayed. The Perfect Poise Car Club shows hot rods and "chopped down" trucks. A fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Food and beverages are available, including hot dogs, pulled-pork sandwiches, hamburgers, carne asada, snow cones, ice cream, soda, lemonade and water. Coolers and lawn chairs are welcome. $10 parking, free admission. Pleasant Harbor RV Resort, 8708 W. Harbor Blvd., Peoria. 928-501-5253. www.pleasantharbor.com.

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Very Nice local posts Cari. The photos are fun, and colorful too. Welcome to AR, by the way. I too an a newer member and I know it's good to get support and encouragement - so here I am!

Jul 03, 2011 04:31 AM #1
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What a great July 4th celebration.  I think it will be a lot of fun for everyone!  It is a family friendly event.

Jul 03, 2011 04:35 AM #2
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Hi Cari,

Great 4th of July post!
Wow, your post is very detailed; it seems like a terrific place to enjoy a holiday.

Have a great 4th of July weekend!

Jul 03, 2011 04:36 AM #3
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Hi Debb!  Thanks so much!  I will look for your posts, Debb!  I figured I had to do something today because another gal said "Why Haven't You Written Your July 4th Posts Yet?"  LOL!  Have a very happy holiday!!

Jul 03, 2011 04:36 AM #4
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Hi Joan, thanks so much! What's going on in New Hampshire today?

Jul 03, 2011 04:38 AM #5
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Hi Wandanna! We'll either be wet here (in pools or lakes) or wiating until dark to get out! It's going to be a hot one! You have a great 4th, too!

Jul 03, 2011 04:39 AM #6
Rainer
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Third of July fireworks? That just doesn’t sound right! Hope there are some July Fourth fireworks, too! lol

Jul 03, 2011 12:13 PM #7
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Funny, Eric!  It's not dry enough or hot enough here - so why not spread it out over 2 or 3 nights?  LOL

Jul 03, 2011 01:48 PM #8
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