The fourth of July celebration in our small town of Prescott, Arizona is arguably one of the biggest celebrations of the year!
With the Rodeo going on all week long, having already started Monday July 1st, there is literally something to do to celebrate every day of the week!
Below is a list of this weeks fourth of July festivities to help you and your family celebrate this American holiday.
Prescott Frontier Rodeo (“World’s Oldest Rodeo”):
When: July 1-7, 2019
Come and enjoy the World’s Oldest Rodeo with plenty of performances to choose from! There is delicious fried food for eating, vendors, and fun times for all!
Performance #1 – Monday, July 1, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Performance #2 – Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Performance #3 – Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Performance #4 – Thursday, July 4, 2019 – 1:30 PM
Performance #5 – Friday, July 5, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Performance #6 – Saturday, July 6, 2019 – 1:30 PM
Performance #7 – Saturday, July 6, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Performance #8 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 – 1:30 PM
4th of July Fireworks Celebration:
When: July 4th from 1pm to 9pm.
This year, despite the fire ban Prescott is currently in, the fireworks show will be held at Watson Lake (which will hopefully help minimize fire risks having the fireworks take place over the lake itself).
This event will begin at 1pm with fireworks expected to begin around 9pm. In true Prescott fashion, when we celebrate, we celebrate big!
Here are important event details:
- There will be a variety of family-friendly activities, including live music, water slides, inflatables, games and activities, plus a beer garden (21 and over). There will also be food vendors with a variety of options available. The 108th US Army Band will be performing during the Fireworks celebration.
- $5 general admission fee (Children under 5 are free).
- $20 unlimited inflatables pass (general admission included).
- Gates will open at 12:30 p.m.
- Parking: Parking at Watson Lake is limited, and first come, first served, for a $10 fee. Ample handicap accessible spaces are available at the Watson Lake area, also for $10 fee. o Free
- State Route 89 will be closed between the Willow Lake Road roundabout, and Prescott Lakes Parkway, starting at 2 p.m., until following the fireworks show. The road will reopen as soon as the area is safe for traffic. parking is available at Pioneer Park, with free shuttles running to the event, between 2 p.m. until 11:45 p.m.
- Watson Lake is closed for the entire day, due to preparations for the event.
- We ask that visitors kindly observe the following restrictions: No coolers, no canopies, no backpacks, no outside liquids, no outside food or drink, no BBQs, no animals, no firearms, no outside fireworks. Blankets encouraged. All bags are subject to search.
For more information about the Fireworks, and other events in Prescott, go to visit-prescott.com, or prescottevents.net, or call Recreation Services at 928-777-1122.
Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Parade:
When: Saturday, July 6th from 9am to 12 pm.
It’s not a real Prescott holiday celebration if there isn’t a parade to go along with it. This parade, of course, takes place in downtown Prescott and is to celebrate the fourth of July holiday. Come out with your family and friends to enjoy the Independence Day parade, have good food and drinks around downtown, and appreciate one of our quaint little town’s oldest traditions.