The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is gearing up for Independence Day with their 3rd annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest from July 4-7. The luxurious AAA Five-Diamond resort will be hosting concerts, fireworks, and patriotic picnics during the four-day event. They will also feature military salutes and a new zip line for guests to experience.
Beginning on July 4, tribute band Zowie Bowie will kick off the nightly concerts against a fireworks-laden sky. On Saturday, Foreverland will take the stage as they recreate hits from the Jackson 5 era. During the weekend, each of the five sparkling pools and 200-foot waterslides will be open, a welcomed treat under the Valley's hot sun. Featuring fog, disco lights and a live DJ, the After-Dark Techno Waterslide is a great way to spend the summer evening. New this year, the speedy 25 mph, 37-foot-high zip line will take you 240-feet across the lagoons.
Further highlighting the holiday, an all-American breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet will be served and concert treats will include snow cones and a full cash bar from 7 p.m. - close. What is the Fourth without an all-American picnic? Throughout the event, poolside barbeques will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad and a pie buffet. Adults will also be invited to try out the festive custom-crafted cocktails and boozy slushies.
For families, the resort has created poolside games, lagoon fishing, a sport court and Trailblazers Family Adventure Center to keep children entertained during their stay. While lounging out by the pool, check out the array of stations set up for a day of fun with a giant bubble making corner, wooden turtle races, badminton, volleyball, limbo, bocce ball and underwater bingo. Bobcat Billy, the resortís mascot, will also be making an appearance. Family flicks will be screened at the Dive In movies on Friday and Saturday nights as guests float on inner tubes in the South Pool beginning at approximately 8 p.m.
Hosted by Shake Rattle and Troll radio and famed fisherman Don McDowell, the resortís fishing tournament will begin at 8 a.m. on July 4. Prizes will be awarded for biggest fish and other categories; separate children and adult divisions will be available. Activities around the resort include pampering at the spa, a first-class golf course, and dining at an award-winning restaurant. If youíre craving a holiday-weekend of rejuvenation, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princessesí Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa is a great way to unwind after all the celebrating. The 44,000-square-foot spa offers a comprehensive program of services and treatments including cutting-edge fitness classes.
Whether you go for the day or the full weekend, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will have plenty of ways to celebrate this day of red, white and blue. Check their site for additional summertime packages.