July has more than just fireworks to entertain the family. Here’s our guide of family friendly events happening in Scottsdale this month.
What does being voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment mean? For our partners at OdySea, it means exploring penguins and otters and sharks! You can even touch Sting Rays. All indoors! Go and check it out!
What are your favorite events happening this month? Are there any that I haven’t covered? Please comment below and let us know how you’ll be enjoying the hot summer month of July here in Scottsdale.
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We have two Facebook groups for Scottsdale moms to connect, support and encourage each other. Join a group based on what part of Scottsdale you’re in, North or South. Visit the links below and request to join today! Please feel free to share any events you are aware of that other local mamas should know about, too.
Maricopa County Reads is an online summer reading program for all ages! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” The program runs through June & July and aims to help maintain and improve literacy skills for participants of all ages. Join at read20az.com or sign up at your local library!Find out more »
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—— The month of July will be chalk full of shark frenzied fun at the OdySea Aquarium with the launch of their first ever “SOS”- Summer of Sharks. With over forty sharks and nine different species living in the Aquarium, guests are invited to marvel at the largest and most diverse collection of sharks in Arizona. To celebrate “Shark Week” and the magnificent and mysterious shark, OdySea Aquarium will be offering a variety of special programs, activities, and educational…Find out more »
Join OdySea Aquarium for the first-ever "SOS" (summer of sharks). We have the largest and most diverse collection of sharks in Arizona, with more 40 sharks and nine different species living in the Aquarium. To celebrate “Shark Week” and the magnificent and mysterious shark, OdySea Aquarium will be offering a variety of special programs, activities, and educational opportunities for guests that are free with admission throughout the month of July. Event activities will include: Shark fun facts at exhibits throughout…Find out more »
Rock and roll at the Railroad Park! Enjoy free concerts every Sunday evening with a variety of local bands. Recently recognized as one of the best live music venues in Arizona by Best of American Towns, Sunday’s at The Railroad Park are the place to be in Scottsdale this summer. With Classic Rock, Retro 80’s, Country, Rhythm and Blues and Retro 90’s, we’ve got a little something for everyone. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the park. Food…Find out more »
Celebrate our nation’s independence on Wednesday, July 4th at Butterfly Wonderland surrounded by 3,000 butterflies. Guests who wear red, white and blue will receive $3.00 off admission. Butterfly Wonderland is America’s largest butterfly pavilion that entertains educates and enchants visitors of all ages on the wonders of one of Mother Nature’s most beloved creatures. This state-of-the-art facility includes the Conservatory where 3,000 butterflies fly freely, a 3-D theater, Butterfly Emergence Gallery, Tropical Waters of the World exhibit with a stingray…Find out more »
On Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, Old Town Gringos is celebrating all things “red, white and blue” with classic American specials. The holiday may be on the 4th, but “2” is the magic number at OTG on Independence Day! All day long, guests can enjoy $2 cheeseburgers and hot dogs, and $2 Coors Light drafts. Other American favorites at Old Town Gringos, inspired by iconic dishes in some of the country’s most popular cities, include: Blackened California Chicken Sliders…Find out more »
On Wednesday, July 4th, guests are invited to Roaring Fork in Scottsdale to celebrate Independence Day with a special “Dinner On Us” (buy one entree, get one free) treat beginning at 4:00 p.m. Roaring Fork will be serving signature “wood fired” favorites including: • SLOW ROASTED PORK SHOULDER CARNITAS served with Black Beans & Fresh Hot Buttered Flour Tortillas • BLACKENED REDFISH with Whole Grain Pilaf, Smoked Tomatoes, Chipotle Tabasco Lemon Butter • GRILLED FISH TACOS served on Corn Tortillas…Find out more »
On Wednesday, July 4th, guests are invited to Salty Sow to celebrate Independence Day with a special “Dinner On Us” (buy one entree, get one free) treat beginning at 4:00 p.m. Salty Sow will be serving signature, farm-fresh entrees including: • BACON BUTTER STACK PORK CHOP with sweet potato mash, green beans, chimichurri, and whole grain mustard jus • BLACKENED SALMON FILET served with black-eyed pea salad and lemon butter sauce • RAINBOW TROUT ALMONDINE with quinoa, lentils, spinach, crunchy…Find out more »
The City of Chandler rocks the town red, white and blue Wednesday, 4 with the return of its annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Tumbleweed Park. The party in the park reigns across Tumbleweed from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a high energy celebration, all leading up to Chandler’s largest sky-illuminating fireworks display kicking off at 9 p.m. Admission into the park is free and on-site parking is available for $5 per vehicle. Visit www.chandleraz.gov/4thofjuly for more information.Find out more »
There will be plenty of family fun for everyone. We will be serving up a classic summer BBQ and topping off the evening with a very special viewing of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular show at a “VIP” seating area in the back of the Zoo! Refreshments 7 – 8:30 p.m. | Catered BBQ dinner at the Lakeside lawn Enjoy an all-American dinner by Andrew’s BBQ. Feast on BBQ chopped chicken sandwiches, pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, potato…Find out more »