Enjoy a safe, happy July Fourth!

| Alexandra Duemer

On Saturday, July 4, Desert Camp Community Center will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Review guidelines here.

To reduce the threat of wildfire, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and all trail heads will close at noon and reopen at 5 a.m. on Sunday, July 5.

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 to 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. Learn more.