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Fourth of July Freedom Fest

A Star-Spangled Spectacular in Scottsdale

Join us this Independence Day as we cheers to America’s birthday during our Eighth Annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 8, 2018. Celebrate with a patriotic party only the Princess can put on with concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes, a vintage air show and poolside fun!

Freedom Fest Schedule

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Fourth of July Freedom Fest

A Star-Spangled Spectacular in Scottsdale

Join us this Independence Day as we cheers to America’s birthday during our Eighth Annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 8, 2018. Celebrate with a patriotic party only the Princess can put on with concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes, a vintage air show and poolside fun!

Freedom Fest Schedule

  • Concerts Under the Stars

    Concerts Under the Stars

    Head over to the Princess Lagoon Lawn, where we will be celebrating three nights in a row, Monday, July 2 - Wednesday, July 4, with energetic live music and military parachutist jumps from the All Veterans Parachute Team!

    ‚ÄĘ Monday, July 2 -¬†The Spazmatics (Fun '80s New Wave)
    ‚ÄĘ Tuesday, July 3 - Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars Tribute)
    ‚ÄĘ Wednesday, July 4 - MJ Live (Michael Jackson Tribute)

  • Saluting Heroes Vintage Air Shows

    Saluting Heroes & Vintage Air Show

    Saluting America's heroes, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will host a one-of-a-kind vintage air show Wednesday, July 4, where more than 28 military aircraft that flew in WWII, Korea and Vietnam will fly over the resort, piloted by retired veterans. Air shows will conclude with a military parachutist soaring through the skies and landing with an American flag!

  • Sunset Beach Vacation

    4th of July VIP Gold Package

    Go for the Gold and elevate your stay with an all-new VIP Freedom Fest experience! With our newly renovated rooms, enjoy the exclusive perks only offered to Fairmont Gold guests including express check-in, Gold Lounge access and more. Relax in Fairmont Gold luxury accommodations before reveling in Freedom Fest activities.

    Package Includes:

    • Luxuriously appointed overnight accommodations in a Fairmont Gold room, with access to all Fairmont Gold guest inclusions
    • VIP reserved seating at Freedom Fest concert
    • Patriotic welcome amenity
    • Itinerary planning call prior to arrival
    • Personalized bath products

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  • Electrifying Fireworks

    Electrifying Fireworks

    Put your eyes to the sky at 9 pm as we light up the night with NINE full nights of incredible fireworks Friday, June 29 ‚Äď Saturday, July 7!

  • Patriotic Poolside

    Patriotic, Poolside!

    Celebrating America poolside is the place to be in Scottsdale. Join us at one of our six sparkling pools, including the newest, Sunset Beach, featuring 9,000 sq. ft. of white sand! *Open to resort guests only.

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    Instagrammable Spots on Property

    • ‚ÄėBest. Summer. Ever.‚Äô mural in Princess Plaza
    • ‚ÄėI Scream for Ice Cream!‚Äô Popsicles at Sonoran Landing Entrance
    • ‚ÄėCatch of the Day‚Äô Fish at the Lagoon
    • ‚ÄėSummertime & Sunshine' Lemonade Stand at Princess Falls
    • ‚ÄėHello Summer‚Äô Giant Adirondack Chair at the Lagoon
    • 'Eat. Sleep. Beach. Repeat.' Giant Beach Ball at Sunset Beach

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  • Freedom Fest Schedule Brochure

    Friday, June 29

    11 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
    3 - 4:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash Pool
    7:30 - 8 pm: Family Foam Party at Sunset Beach
    8 - 10 pm: H2/Glow Party at Sonoran Splash
    8 - 10 pm: Dive-in Movie at Sunset Beach

    • Despicable Me

    Saturday, June 30

    8 - 10 am: Catch-and-Release Fishing Derbies on the Lagoon Lawn
    10 - 10:30 am: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    10 - 11 am: Hawk Talk & Nature Walk on the Lagoon Lawn at the Ranger Station
    10:30 am - 12 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    11 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
    12 - 1 pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt & Story Time at Sunset Beach
    12 - 1:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash
    3 - 3:30 pm: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    3:30 - 5 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    4:30 - 5 pm: Family Foam Party at Sonoran Splash
    7:30 - 8 pm: Family Foam Party at Sunset Beach
    8 - 10 pm: H2/Glow Party at Sonoran Splash
    8 - 10 pm: Dive-in Movie at Sunset Beach

    • Despicable Me 2

    9 pm: Fireworks Show

    Sunday, July 1

    8 - 10 am: Catch-and-Release Fishing Derbies on the Lagoon Lawn
    10 - 10:30 am: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    10 - 11 am: Hawk Talk & Nature Walk on the Lagoon Lawn at the Ranger Station
    10:30 am - 12 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    11 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
    11 am - 12:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash
    12 - 1 pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt & Story Time at Sunset Beach
    3 - 3:30 pm: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    3:30 - 5 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    7:30 - 8 pm: Family Foam Party at Sunset Beach
    8 - 10 pm: H2/Glow Party at Sonoran Splash
    8 - 10 pm: Dive-in Movie at Sunset Beach

    • Despicable Me 3

    8 - 10 pm: H2Glow Party at Sonoran Splash

    Monday, July 2

    8 - 10 am: Catch-and-Release Fishing Derbies on the Lagoon Lawn
    10 - 10:30 am: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    10 - 11 am: Hawk Talk & Nature Walk on the Lagoon Lawn at the Ranger Station
    10:30 am - 12 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    11 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
    12 - 1 pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt & Story Time at Sunset Beach
    12 - 1:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash
    3 - 3:30 pm: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    3:30 - 5 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    7:45 pm: Concert seating on the Lagoon Lawn for hotel & restaurant guests and kids Pre-Show with Grammy award-winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
    7:30 - 8 pm: Family Foam Party at Sunset Beach
    8 - 10 pm: H2/Glow Party at Sonoran Splash
    8 - 10 pm: Dive-in Movie at Sunset Beach

    • Minions

    8:15 pm: National Anthem and special military programming
    8:30 pm: The Spazmatics - As self-proclaimed ‚Äúnerds who rock,‚ÄĚ this ‚Äė80s New Wave cover band of geeks are high-energy and sure to ‚Äúblind you with science‚ÄĚ and make you party like it‚Äôs ‚Äú1999,‚ÄĚ when, really, it was more like 1982.
    9 pm: Fireworks
    9:30 pm: Spazmatics concert resumes

    Tuesday, July 3

    8 - 10 am: Catch-and-Release Fishing Derbies on the Lagoon Lawn
    10 - 10:30 am: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    10 - 11 am: Hawk Talk & Nature Walk on the Lagoon Lawn at the Ranger Station
    10:30 am - 12 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    11 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
    12 - 1 pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt & Story Time at Sunset Beach
    12 - 1:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash
    3 - 3:30 pm: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    3:30 - 5 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    7:45 pm: Concert seating on the Lagoon Lawn for hotel & restaurant guests and kids Pre-Show with Grammy award-winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
    7:30 - 8 pm: Family Foam Party at Sunset Beach
    8 - 10 pm: H2/Glow Party at Sonoran Splash
    8 - 10 pm: Dive-in Movie at Sunset Beach

    • Toy Story

    8:15 pm: National Anthem and special military programming
    8:30 pm: Uptown Funk - This Bruno Mars tribute band provides the exciting rhythmic beat and sounds of the signature versatile Funk and R&B artist, performing top hits, while encompassing the full essence of Bruno Mars' unique sound, look and style.
    9 pm: Fireworks
    9:30 pm: Uptown Funk concert resumes

    Wednesday, July 4

    8 - 10 am: Catch-and-Release Fishing Derbies on the Lagoon Lawn
    10 - 10:30 am: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    10 - 11 am: Hawk Talk & Nature Walk on the Lagoon Lawn at the Ranger Station
    10:30 am - 12 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    11 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
    12 - 1 pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt & Story Time at Sunset Beach
    12 - 1:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash
    3 - 3:30 pm: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    3:30 - 5 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    4:45 pm: Vintage Air Show, best viewed from Princess Pool & Lagoons
    7:45 pm: Concert seating on the Lagoon Lawn for hotel & restaurant guests and kids Pre-Show with Grammy award-winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
    7:30 - 8 pm: Family Foam Party at Sunset Beach
    8 - 10 pm: H2/Glow Party at Sonoran Splash
    8 - 10 pm: Dive-in Movie at Sunset Beach

    • Toy Story 2

    8:15 pm: National Anthem and special military programming
    8:30 pm:¬†MJ Live - This Michael Jackson tribute band captures the electricity of the legendary superstar singing all the hits, with moonwalking moves and lighting effects sure to be a ‚ÄúThriller.‚ÄĚ
    9 pm: Fireworks
    9:30 pm: MJ Live concert resumes

    Thursday, July 5

    8 - 10 am: Catch-and-Release Fishing Derbies on the Lagoon Lawn
    10 - 10:30 am: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    10 - 11 am: Hawk Talk & Nature Walk on the Lagoon Lawn at the Ranger Station
    10:30 am - 12 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    11 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
    12 - 1 pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt & Story Time at Sunset Beach
    12 - 1:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash
    3 - 3:30 pm: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    3:30 - 5 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    7:30 - 8 pm: Family Foam Party at Sunset Beach
    8 - 10 pm: H2/Glow Party at Sonoran Splash
    8 - 10 pm: Dive-in Movie at Sunset Beach

    • Toy Story 3

    9 pm: Fireworks

    Friday, July 6

    8 - 10 am: Catch-and-Release Fishing Derbies on the Lagoon Lawn
    10 - 10:30 am: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    10 - 11 am: Hawk Talk & Nature Walk on the Lagoon Lawn at the Ranger Station
    10:30 am - 12 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    11 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
    12 - 1 pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt & Story Time at Sunset Beach
    12 - 1:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash
    3 - 3:30 pm: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    3:30 - 5 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    7:30 - 8 pm: Family Foam Party at Sunset Beach
    8 - 10 pm: H2/Glow Party at Sonoran Splash
    8 - 10 pm: Dive-in Movie at Sunset Beach

    • Cat in the Hat

    9 pm: Fireworks

    Saturday, July 7

    8 - 10 am: Catch-and-Release Fishing Derbies on the Lagoon Lawn
    10 - 10:30 am: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    10 - 11 am: Hawk Talk & Nature Walk on the Lagoon Lawn at the Ranger Station
    10:30 am - 12 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    11 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
    12 - 1 pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt & Story Time at Sunset Beach
    12 - 1:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash
    3 - 3:30 pm: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    3:30 - 5 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    7:30 - 8 pm: Family Foam Party at Sunset Beach
    8 - 10 pm: H2/Glow Party at Sonoran Splash
    8 - 10 pm: Dive-in Movie at Sunset Beach

    • The Lorax

    9 pm: Fireworks

    Sunday, July 8

    8 - 10 am: Catch-and-Release Fishing Derbies on the Lagoon Lawn
    10 - 10:30 am: Mermaid Story Time at Sunset Beach
    10 - 11 am: Hawk Talk & Nature Walk on the Lagoon Lawn at the Ranger Station
    10:30 am - 12 pm: Mermaid University at Sunset Beach
    11 am - 12:30 pm: Poolside Fun Team at Sonoran Splash
    12 - 1 pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt & Story Time at Sunset Beach

    *Freedom Fest concerts and fireworks shows complimentary for overnight guests of the hotel or those dining same-evening in La Hacienda, Bourbon Steak, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar or Ironwood American Kitchen. 

    A percentage of proceeds during Freedom Fest will benefit Friends of Freedom, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting veterans, active duty service members and their families.

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