There are so many things to do to celebrate our Independence Day! Most of them include some great food offerings, beyond just the typical hot dogs and burgers. Take a look at just a few of the many options you have in the valley and beyond!
Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is lighting up some exciting deals for the Fourth of July holiday! All weekend long, July 4-6, head into Z’Tejas for $0.74 Sliders and $7.40 buckets of beer! Offer is for dine-in only.
Their food menu, largely influenced by the South, signifies the bold robust flavors of Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. There are five Z’Tejas locations in the Valley. To find the one nearest you, please visit www.ztejas.com.
Celebrate your Independence Day with Sprinkles Cupcakes as they roll out one of their most anticipated seasonal flavors: lemon blueberry – a fragrant lemon cake, studded with wild blueberries and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting.
Sprinkles is also offering their 4th of July Box, filled with six lemon blueberry and six red velvet cupcakes, all topped with patriotic stars that are sure to add fireworks to any holiday BBQ. Sprinkles’ limited flavor and the 4th of July Box will be available from June 19 to July 5th.
Valley residents can pick up their cupcakes at the Scottsdale location Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Same-day orders for pick up and delivery are now available. For details or to place an order, visit www.sprinkles.com or call (480) 970-4321.
Sprinkles is located at 4501 N. Scottsdale Road on the northeast corner of Scottsdale and Camelback roads, across from Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Uptown Alley is celebrating Independence Day with their unbeatable 1776 specials all day long. Come in for the All American Eat and Play Classic featuring one topping large pizza, four sodas and $20 in Game Play. Or, try a Play Day for 2, which includes two $5 Game Cards, four games of bowling, shoe rental and two games of Laser Tag. For larger groups, you can add-on up to four guests for $8 each. Valued at roughly $50 each, both offers are only $17.76 on July 4th!
Uptown Alley features a full restaurant, 40 lanes of bowling, over 80 video and prize games, and a two-story laser tag attraction. Uptown Alley keeps entertainment exciting by featuring live bands on the main stage. Uptown Alley is located at 13525 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise, AZ 85379. You can also visit their website for more details at uptownalleysurprise.com.
Saturday, July 4th, is the final day of Tilted Kilt’s annual “Here’s to Heroes” fundraiser. Proceeds go to the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit benefitting the children and spouses of military women and men who were disabled or killed serving our great nation.Customers can make a donation in exchange for customizable paper dog tags for $1 or $5 that will be displayed on their pub walls. Digital dog tags are also available to buy online. A 10$ donation gets people a special Folds of Honor glass. The “Here’s to Heroes” fundraiser allows Tilted Kilt the ability to salute the sacrifices of the more than one million men and women choosing to serve our country in the United States Armed Forces. This year, their goal is to raise $100,000 for Folds of Honor (www.foldsofhonor.org). Tilted Kilt has locations in Peoria, Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. For more information, go to www.tiltedkilt.com.
This 4th of July, before you go to your backyard BBQ, swing by Jewel’s Bakery and Café for festive gluten-free items or an entire family feast! The specialty chicken dinner feast feeds 6-8 people and includes everything you need for a perfect holiday meal:
• One whole all-natural Redbird chicken, breaded and deep-fried to perfection. Includes 8 pieces: two drumsticks, two wings, two thighs, and two breast pieces. All white-meat boneless breast strips available add $20
• 8 Jewel’s fresh-baked biscuits, served with homemade honey butter
• Creamy Baked Four Cheese Mac ‘n’ Cheese, a delicious version of this classic comfort food or Garlic Mashed Potatoes with creamy gravy
• Jewel’s Classic Slaw, the perfect refreshing side dish to round out your meal
• Apple pie, made with fresh apples and a buttery, flaky crust – an American classic done right!
Availability is limited. Call to reserve yours today at (602) 714-5243. Full dinner is $87.50 or call the café for a la carte pricing.
Jewel’s Bakery, a locally owned and operated gluten-free bakery and restaurant, is great for family members with dietary restrictions or those who are health-conscious. Now with new, extended hours, this charming restaurant is located at 4041 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. To find out more about this fresh, local spot, visit www.jewelsbakeryandcafe.com.
Let Freedom Ring at Nabers! July 3-5, enjoy $4 Leinie’s Summer Shandy & $5 Freedom-Tinis. Baby Back Ribs are just $12.50, Double Cheeseburgers $7 and Hot Dogs are just $5. Country dance music provided by DJ Joey LaDelfa will be in the house on Saturday, July 4th. The best patriotic attire wins $50. Indoor cornhole & ping pong will be available all night. Call 480-705-0288 for more information. Nabers is a place where friends gather! The establishment focuses on good food, great drinks and fun music throughout the week. They are located at 825 N 54th St., in Chandler. For more information visit nabersaz.com
Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration
The 4th of July in Phoenix is a scorcher. Stay out of the summer heat at Scottsdale 4th of July where it is red, white, and COOL! Come to the air-conditioned WestWorld where kids will have worlds of fun in the Play Zone, Bull Riding show and so much more. Stay after the fun and games for an exciting fireworks show!
FROZEN 4th Spectacular.* 5 interactive game stations. Appearances by Anna & Elsa. Kids, come in costume for chance to be FROZEN ‘Royalty’ in the ‘FROZEN 4th Coronation’ with crowning by Elsa. Plus: Sing-a-Longs; What’s Up Table to win tickets to FROZEN Sing-a-Long at Pepsi Amphitheater July 26, Flagstaff; arts & crafts; karaoke; Build-a Snowman contest; laser tag, photo booth & more!
FREE: 5 stations of Frozen 4th Spectacular activities; Vintage Grand Prix racing; Mutton Busting; BMX & Skateboard Stunt Show; TNT Dunk Squad show; Scottsdale Police Department SWAT and K-9 Demonstration; LIVE 101.5 Dance Party; Video Game Trucks; Bull Riding show; musical entertainment and more!
Play Zone [wristband access]: inflatables including 35-foot “black diamond” slide; a 22-foot ‘vertical rush’ obstacle course; Zip Line; 6 lane bungee run; ‘shockwave’ obstacle course; mechanical bull; rodeo calf roping machine; toddler inflatables; and more!
When & Where:
Sat., July 4, 2-9:30pm, inside WestWorld’s 300,000 square-foot fully air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center that encompasses the North Hall, South Hall and Equidome.
Tickets at www.westworldaz.comor 1.866.977.6849. Tickets in advance are $12/general admission or $6 for Scottsdale residents in advance and available online only. [Resident tickets not available at the gate.] Children 5 and under are FREE. VIP tickets in advance are $30 and include unlimited hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, desserts, soft drinks, watermelon, and bleacher seating for the fireworks show. Kids VIP tickets $15, ages 7-17, in advance. Family Fun Pack is $120 in advance [2 VIP; 2 Kids VIP; 2 Play Zone wristbands]. At the door, general admission tickets are $17; VIP is $35; Kids VIP is $20. Food and play zone games are economically priced at $20 for the first wristband and $10 for each additional wristband, $5 for kids five and under, delivering a complete afternoon and evening of activity. Family Fun Pack is $140 at the gate. Parking is $5. WestWorld’s polo field lot opens 7pm to watch fireworks only; $20 a carload. Day of: GA $17; VIP $35; Children VIP $20.
Red, White, & Boom
40th annual Red, White & Boom Fireworks Festival is set for Friday, July 3, 2015. This year, the festival is moving to a brand new location at Pecos Park, 17010 South 48th Street Phoenix AZ 85048.
Local band, Daisy Train will perform from 5-8:45 p.m. Then, local resident, Jen Capitali will sing the National Anthem, followed by the Color Guard March to be performed by the Ahwatukee American Legion Post #64. At 9 p.m. the night sky will explode with booming color as the fireworks spectacular ignites.
For $25 per person, patrons can spend the day splashing around with the Oasis Lounge Pack which includes all access to the swimming pool and water play area, a complimentary meal and a beverage. Also, for anyone looking to escape the heat and enjoy some shade, $25 tickets are available for access to the Boom! Room offering a misted zone with a complimentary meal, a beverage, and exclusive access to the live entertainment and fireworks show. For more information including FAQ’s, a list of tips
and parking instructions, visit www.red-white-boom.com.
This Fourth of July, escape the heat and head to Sedona to celebrate the long weekend at Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa for a pig roast from the resort’s signature restaurant SaltRock, lawn games and room rates starting at $339.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca, SaltRock will serve up an all-American specialty menu featuring a Southwest inspired Porchetta roast on Saturday, July 4 to be enjoyed outdoors in the courtyard of Amara overlooking Cleopatra Red Rock Formation and the lush foliage along Oak Creek. Menu details include…
Fourth of July Menu at SaltRock
- Saturday, July 4, 2015
- Available from noon until 6:00pm
- Prix-fixe menu with your choice of Southwest inspired Porchetta, pineapple barbeque glazed chicken grilled corn on the cob with chipotle aioli and queso fresco, chilled watermelon and more.
- $40 per person, $20 for children under 12 years old. Includes nonalcoholic beverages. Does not include tax or gratuity.
- A communal table will display the items from the menu and will feature a carving station for the Porchetta.
- Lawn games, such as cornhole, bocce ball and more will be set up within the courtyard and will be available to all guests of the pig roast, as well as throughout the weekend.
- Additional events happening around Sedona include the 4th of July Concert and Laser Light Show at the Performing Arts Center and the 15th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza in Cottonwood.