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July 2015 Events

When I think about July, I think about the Fourth of July, Red, White and Blue and Watermelon! There are lots of fabulous activities for celebrating the Fourth, and I hope you take advantage of them!

July is a hot month and there are fun things to do, and most of them are inside!

Stay hydrated, and make sure you are ready for the monsoons!


    Thursday, July 2, 2015

  • Jacob Pirate-Afternoon Fun at Playtime Oasis: 13802 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
    Cost: $9 per child
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts
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    Hang with a character, get your face painted, have fun in Playtime Oasis. Must wear socks.

  • Independence Day Celebration Anthem: 41703 N Gavilan Peak Parkway Anthem, AZ
    Time: 6pm-10pm
    Available Activities: Fireworks, Food Vendors, Inflatable bouncers, Kids Zone, Vendors
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    Food vendors, water slides, rides and inflatables, Music, dancing, fireworks, free admission and parking. Ride bracelets cost $12 in advance at $15 at event.

  • Lego Independence Day Bookman’s Phoenix: 8024 N 19th Ave Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 1pm-2pm
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts
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    Create cool crafts with legos


  • Friday, July 3, 2015

  • 3rd of July Fireworks Display -Cave Creek (at Harold’s Cafe): 6895 E Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek, AZ 85331
    Available Activities: Fireworks
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    Festive family friendly celebration starts at 5pm with live music, kids activities, food an drink specials. Admission is free with open seating, but you can reserve a table for a nominal fee.

  • First Friday’s at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix: 215 N 7th Street Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 5pm-9pm
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    First Free Friday's at Children's Museum of Phoenix.


  • Saturday, July 4, 2015

  • Light up the Sky Phoenix: Steele Indian School Park Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 6pm-10pm
    Available Activities: Inflatable bouncers, Kids Zone
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    The 30th Annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th will feature on of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest.Free and non-alcoholic family. Two stagest featuring local entertainers, vendors for food and beverage, arts and rafts, exhibits, classic car display, youth activities, rides, inflatables, water spray zone. There will also be a veterans area including resources for jobs, family, health and finances.

  • 4th of Zoo-ly at Phoenix Zoo: 425 N Gavin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 7pm-10pm
    Cost: $45 for adult, $35 for kids 3-12, 2 and under are free
    Available Activities: Fireworks, Kids Zone, Rides
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    Classic summer BBQ and viewing of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular show at a VIP seating area in the back of the Zoo. Free carousel rides and access to stingray bay from 7-8:30, free face painting, entertainment by sudio 8, Cool treats for kids during fireworks show

  • Westgate Firework Fest: 6751 N Sunset Blvd Glendale, AZ 85305
    Time: 5pm-9:30pm
    Available Activities: Fireworks, Food Vendors, Splashpad, Vendors
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    Live music, family entertainment, dinner deals, beer garden and more, Fireworks too.

  • Chandler July 4th Fireworks Spectacular: 745 E Germann Rd Chandler, AZ 85286
    Time: 7:00pm-after fireworks (9:00pm start)
    Cost: $5 per car parking
    Available Activities: Fireworks
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    Food and non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. DJ psimming music and a live band. You can bring food, no grills, you can bring non alcoholic beverages. Parking is $5

  • Tempe 4th: Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Ave Tempe, AZ
    Time: 5pm
    Cost: $6 adults, 12 and under free, active military free
    Available Activities: Fireworks, Food Vendors, Inflatable bouncers, Kids Zone, Splashpad, Vendors
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    Music, Fireworks, Kids area, splash playground, free inflatable village, rock climbing, food court

  • 4th of July Splash Bash in Litchfield Park: 100 s Old Litchfield Road Litchfield Park, AZ
    Time: 10am-5pm
    Cost: $2
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    Fun at the pool. $2 per person or entry with a valid Litchfield Park pool pass.

  • Great American Celebration: Patriot Course #1 Fairway at Wigwam Resort Litchfield Park, AZ
    Time: 6pm-9pm
    Cost: $10 per person, $8 with Valid Military ID
    Available Activities: Fireworks, Food Vendors, Inflatable bouncers, Kids Zone
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    Live DJ, Interactive Activities, BBQ, drink specials, Fireworks, kids zone with waterslides, inflatables and more.

  • Red White and Rawhide: 5700 W North Loop Rd Chandler, AZ
    Time: 4pm-11pm
    Cost: 19.75-30.00, under 5 free, $10 parking per car
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    Bands, music, food, fireworks, party.

  • Westworld of Scottsdale Fourth of July: 16601 N Pima Rd Scottsdale, AZ
    Time: 2pm-9:30pm
    Cost: $12 for ages 6 and up, free for five and under
    Available Activities: Fireworks, Food Vendors, Kids Zone
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    Kids Zone, live music, food and drinks, fireworks at 9pm, INSIDE festivities,

  • 4th of July Celebration Surprise: Surprise, AZ
    Time: 5:30pm for baseball game, 8:30 for fireworks
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    Baseball game at the Surprise Stadium-free admission with canned food donation. 8:30 fireworks begin.

  • Star Spangled 4th: 1933 South Ballpark Way Goodyear, AZ
    Time: 6pm-10pm
    Available Activities: Fireworks, Food Vendors, Giveaways, Inflatable bouncers, Vendors
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    All American Cookout, hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog or 1/4 chicken with potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob and slide of watermelon for only $9. Inflatable water slides and bounce houses, music, cornhole tournament, prizes and giveaways, hot dog eating contest, pie eating contest, fireworks.

  • 32nd Annual All American Festival Peoria: 16101 N 83rd Ave Peoria, AZ
    Cost: $10 for 13 and older, $12 and under free
    Available Activities: Fireworks, Food Vendors, Inflatable bouncers, Kids Zone, Splashpad, Vendors
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    Exploding fun and colorful fireworks, waterzone, kids Zone, food eating contests, cornhole tournament, bounce houses and food. Live performances. Fireworks

  • Arizona Celebration of Freedom: 263 N Center Street Mesa, AZ
    Time: 6-10:30pm
    Cost: free
    Available Activities: Fireworks, Inflatable bouncers, Kids Zone, Splashpad
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    Kids zones, patriotic miitary showcase, celebration splash zone, Fallen Soldier Memorial, America's Heritage Lane, Naturalization Ceremony, Uncle Sam's Safety Zone, Arts and Culture Showcase, Patriotic Car Show, Inside!!

  • 4th of July Celebration Buckeye: 3000 S Apache Rd Buckeye, AZ
    Time: 6:00-9:30
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    Fireworks and kids fun

  • Surprise Pool Party Fourth of July: 15831 N. Bullard Ave Surprise, AZ
    Time: 6pm-8:30
    Cost: $6 per person
    Available Activities: swimming
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    Open to the first 400 residents only, before fireworks (exit before the fireworks go off)


  • Sunday, July 5, 2015

  • I.D.E.A. Museum Free First Sundays: 150 W Pepper Place Mesa, AZ
    Time: 12pm-4pm
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    Enjoy the Museum for Free on the First Sunday!

  • McCormick Stillman Railroad Park Free Concerts: 7301 E Indian Bend Rd Scottsdale, AZ
    Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
    Cost: free
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    Free concerts. Bring a blanket or chair to hear your favorite local band. Food available for Purchase. Train ride is $2, carousel ride is $2.


  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  • World Wildlife Zoo Presents Animal -White Tank Library: Waddell, AZ
    Time: 10:00 and 11:00
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    Come to the library for a visit from Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium. It'll be a fun experience for the whole family. Children will have an opportunity to come face to face with a variety of critters from the Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium

  • Tempe History Museum: 809 E Southern Ave Tempe, AZ
    Time: 10am-2pm
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    Make your own music with free fun for the whole family. Play musical instruments and enjoy special hands on activities, crafts, and games.

  • Story Garden:Grow with Books: 8034 N 19th Avenue Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 10am-11am
    Available Activities: Giveaways, Library Storytime
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    Interactive time each Wednesday with Mr. Eden of the Phoenix Library. Hang out and have fun with music, books, games and more. Children of all ages are welcome and parents are encouraged to participate. every child will receieve a free book each week.


  • Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • Reptile Adventure at Northwest Regional Library-Surprise: 16809 N Bullard Ave Surprise, AZ
    Time: 9:15-10:15
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    Reptiles from around the world. And you will get the chance to touch a python. Tickets are required for entry, but are free. You must get them 30 mins before the program.

  • Minecraft Block Party at Bookmans Phoenix: 8034 N 19th Avenue Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 1pm-2pm
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts
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    Have a blast playing games, crafts and pixelated characters.

  • Arizona Families for Home Education Convention- Considering Homeschooling: Phoenix Convention Center South Building 33 S 3rd Street Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 2:30-5:30pm
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    If you are considering homeschooling, this is a mini conference for you. No charge and no registration required.

  • 32nd Annual Arizona Home Education Convention: Pheonix Convention Center South Building 33 S 3rd Street Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 8am Registration, 9am Keynote Session, 10am-7pm Exhibit Hall (vendors)
    Cost: $25 per couple or $25 per person
    Available Activities: Vendors
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    Workshops, information and vendors.


  • Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Songersize for Infants and Toddlers/Prek at Surprise Library: 16809 N Bullard Ave Surprise, AZ
    Time: 10:00am for Infants, 11:00 am for Toddlers and Pre/K and 12:30 for Toddlers and Pre K
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    Come play and romp around at the library and get some exercise!

  • Family Friday at the Plaza: 9261 W Van Buren Tolleson, AZ
    Time: 6pm-8pm
    Cost: free
    Available Activities: Giveaways, Princesses, Splashpad
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    Enjoy music, games and prizes. Plus meet and take a free photo with your favorite character


  • Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Family Fun Day at the ASU Art Museum: 51 E 10th Street Tempe, AZ
    Time: 10am-2pm
    Cost: free
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts
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    Event celebrating art and families at the ASU art Museum. Hands on art making stations, interactive performances and workshops.

  • Storytelling and Art Saturday’s at Pueblo grande Museum and Archaeological Park: 4619 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 10am-12noon
    Cost: $5
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts
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    Exploring Bees. Includes a snack.

  • Second Saturday Event at Radiant Church: Reems and Paradise Surprise, AZ
    Time: 8am
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts, Giveaways
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    We will be providing a family theater experience, backpacks, school supplies, family food bags, a BBQ and a ton of water fun! Children ages 8 and up are welcome to serve. The rally starts at 8:00 am in the worship center.

  • Arizona Home Education Convention: Phoenix Convention Center South Building 33 S. 3rd Street Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 10am-6pm
    Available Activities: Vendors
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    See June 9th


  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • : 8034 N 19th Ave Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 10am-11am
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts, Giveaways, Library Storytime
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    Story Garden: Grow With Books is an interactive story time each Wednesday at 10:00am featuring our favorite storyteller, Mr. Eden of the Phoenix Public Library and First Things First! Hang out and have fun with music, books, games and more. Children of all ages are welcome and parents are encouraged to participate. Every child will receive a free book each week. Come grow with us!


  • Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • Create your own Super Hero: 16809 N Bullard Ave Surprise, AZ
    Time: 9:15 and 10:30
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    What is your super power? Join us as we prepare for our summer reading grand finale. Design your own cape and mask and accessories to become the super hero you've always wanted to be.


  • Friday, July 17, 2015

  • Family Friday at the Plaza: 9261 W Van Buren Tolleson, AZ
    Time: 6pm-8pm
    Cost: free
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts, Giveaways, Superheroes
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    Enjoy music, games and prizes. Plus meet and take a free photo with your favorite character


  • Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • Christmas in July: 5800 W Glenn Drive Glendale, AZ
    Time: 10am-4pm
    Cost: free
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts, Vendors
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    Holiday crafts, sweet treats and exclusive deals in Old Towne and Catlin Court.

    christmas in July also kicks off the start of installing 1.5 million lights for the city's annual holiday light display. The installation of the holiday lights takes more than four months and 5,000 labor hours to complete in orer to be ready for Glendale Glitters.

  • Craft Saturday at the Pueblo Grande Musum: 4619 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 10am-12noon
    Cost: $5
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts
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    All about Ancient Agriculture Craft. For Children in pre-k through fourth grade. Cost includes light snack.

  • Winter in July at the Phoenix Zoo: 455 N Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 7am-11am
    Cost: Regular Zoo Admission (see site for details)
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts, Carnival Games , music, Phoenix Fire department, SNOW

  • Sunday, July 19, 2015

  • Tea Parties at Playtime Oasis: 13802 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ
    Time: 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Cost: $12.50 per child
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts, Princesses
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    Little Mermaid Tea Party: Our beautiful mermaid will sing, dance, tell a story, do a craft, give princess lessons and take a picture with your child. Enjoy a delicious cupcake and drink after the mermaid goes home. Must make a reservation.


  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Magician Eric Giliam at White Tank Library: Waddell, AZ
    Time: 11:00-11:45
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    Magician!


  • Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • The First Princess-Afternoon Fun at Playtime Oasis: 13802 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ
    Time: 3:30-4:30
    Cost: $9 per child
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts
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    Hang with the character, get your face painted and have fun in Playtime Oasis

  • Frozen Sing Along at Bookmans: 8034 N 19th Avenue Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 1pm-2pm
    Available Activities: Library Storytime, Princesses
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    It's hot outside, but Bookman's Phoenix is cool. Child out with real life Princesses. Enjoy fun activities including face painting, crafts and a photo booth.


  • Friday, July 24, 2015

  • Songersize for Infants, Toddlers and Pre/K: 16809 N Bullard Ave Surprise, AZ
    Time: 10:00 am for Infants, 11:00 and 12:30 for Toddlers and Pre/K
    Available Activities:
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    Come romp and play at the library and get some exercise!

  • Family Friday at the Plaza: 9261 W Van Buren St Tolleson, AZ
    Time: 6pm-8pm
    Cost: free
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts, Giveaways, Princesses
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    Enjoy music, games and prizes. Plus meet and take a photo with your favorite character

  • Dive in Movie Night: 15831 N Bullard Ave Surprise, AZ
    Time: 8pm
    Cost: $5 Residents, $8 non residents
    Available Activities: Splashpad , movie, pool

  • Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Arizona Author’s Summertime Storytelling: 4619 E Washington Street Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 10am-12noon
    Cost: $5
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    Take a hike with Zachary on an interactive expedition to discover the spectacular nature and geological wonder of America's grandest National park. For Children in pre-k through fourth grade. $5 and includes a light snack


  • Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Wrap up Super Hero Adventure Party- Surprise Library: 16809 N Bullard Ave Surprise, AZ
    Time: 9:15-10:15
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    Join us for our super hero training camp. Can you knock down a wall of bricks Leap over a tall building in a single bound? It's time to put your super abilities to the test!

  • Monster High Back to School at Bookman’s: 8034 N 19th Avenue Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 1pm-2pm
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts, Giveaways
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    Firghts, Camera Action! Get read for school with a freaky-fab photo booth, casketball challenge, scary cool costume contest and more. make your own creepy crafts and enter to win a killer Monster High Gift basket


  • Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Family Fun at the Plaza: 9261 W Van Buren St Tolleson, AZ
    Time: 6pm-8pm
    Available Activities: Arts & Crafts, Giveaways, Princesses, Splashpad, Superheroes

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