Businesses in Cave Creek are teaming up to host two early celebrations in honor of Independence Day, complete with fireworks, on Sat., July 1 and Mon., July 3. Both events are free to attend and open to the public.
“The Fourth on the First” will take place at Frontier Town, located at 6245 E. Cave Creek Rd., on Sat., July 1. The family-friendly event begins at 4 p.m. and features live music, a kid’s splash area, mechanical bull riding, delicious food and beverages and shopping throughout the Western-themed town in the heart of Cave Creek. The spectacular fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m.
Redneck Revolution, a country band that also plays soft and southern rock, will entertain guests from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and The Saints of Las Vegas, a rock band, featuring Brent Muscat from Faster Pussycats, will perform from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The “3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza” will start at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 3. The celebration is sponsored by Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Roadhouse, 6900 E. Cave Creek Rd., and The Buffalo Chip Saloon, 6811 E Cave Creek Rd., in Cave Creek.
With the help of Rural Metro, the fireworks are safely shot off from a hill behind Harold’s, beginning just after sunset. As one of the largest fireworks displays in the Valley, the “3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza” is one of the most exhilarating shows in the state.
The celebration before the fireworks will include live music, kid’s activities, and food and drink specials at all three restaurants. Admission is free and on a first come first serve basis. A free shuttle service will be available to transport people around town from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Carefree Resort & Conference Center is offering discounted room rates for the holiday weekend starting at $89 Friday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 5, a breakfast buffet for $13.95 and a shuttle for guests. Discounted room rates are subject to availability. For more details, call (480) 488-5300 and mention the July 4th weekend fireworks rates, or visit www.carefree-resort.com.
For more information about “The Fourth on the First,” call (480) 488-9129 or visit www.frontiertownaz.com.
For more information about the “3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza,” contact Harold's Corral at (480) 488-1906 or www.haroldscorral.com, the Roadhouse at (480) 488-3300 or www.hideawayroadhouse.com, or The Buffalo Chip Saloon at (480) 488-9118 or www.buffalochipsaloon.com.