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The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is unfurling its 8th annual 4th of July Freedom Fest, featuring six nights of fireworks, three concerts, a vintage air show, all-American fare, military tributes and poolside fun, with vacation packages benefitting military families, June 29 – July 4, 2018. While celebrating America’s birthday, the Princess is also celebrating the “Best. Summer. Ever.” with family-friendly festivities and share-worthy moments every weekend through Labor Day.

Saluting Heroes & Vintage Air Shows
Saluting America’s heroes, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will host an air show with the Falcon Warbirds on July 4, where 30 vintage military aircraft from World War II, Korea and Vietnam will fly over the resort, piloted by retired veterans. The air show concludes with a military parachutist from the All Veterans Parachute Team soaring through the skies and landing with American and military flags. Miniature flags will be provided to guests on the ground to cheer on the crews. At the Trailblazers Kids Club, veterans will meet with kid campers.

Fairmont Freedom Fest Tribute Concerts & Fireworks
Revelers can dance and celebrate with live music under the stars on the Princess Lagoon Lawn at the Freedom Fest tribute concerts. Complete with a patriotic introduction and fireworks intermission, these performances are complimentary for overnight guests or those dining in La Hacienda, Bourbon Steak, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar or Ironwood American Kitchen.

Friday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 4

  • 9 pm: Fireworks Show

Monday, July 2

  • 7:45 pm Concert seating on the Lagoon Lawn for hotel & restaurant guests
  • Kids Pre-Show with Grammy award-winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • 8:15 pm National Anthem and special military programming
  • 8:30 pm The Spazmatics – As self-proclaimed “nerds who rock,” this ’80s New Wave cover band of geeks are high-energy and sure to “blind you with science” and make you party like it’s “1999,” when, really, it was more like 1982.
  • 9 pm Fireworks Intermission
  • 9:15 pm Spazmatics concert resumes

Tuesday, July 3

  • 7:45 pm Concert seating on the Lagoon Lawn for hotel & restaurant guests
  • Kids Pre-Show with Grammy award-winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • 8:15 pm National Anthem and special military programming
  • 8:30 pm Uptown Funk – A Bruno Mars tribute band performing his top hits, capturing the full essence and the exciting signature style of this versatile funk and R&B artist
  • 9 pm Fireworks Intermission
  • 9:15 pm Uptown Funk concert resumes

Wednesday, July 4

  • 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
  • Kids Pre-Show with Grammy award-winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • 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 “Thriller.”
  • 9 pm Fireworks Intermission
  • 9:15 pm MJ Live concert resumes

Patriotic, Poolside!
Celebrating America, poolside is the place to be. Sunset Beach is the resort’s newest and largest pool with 830 tons of cool, sugar white sand, glamorous cabanas, swimming mermaids and sudsy new foam parties at the splash pad. At the Sonoran Splash pool complex, families can have a ball racing down 200-foot waterslides, while the Fun Team is on deck leading games with music from DJ Splash. Red, white and blue frozen drinks and watermelon eating contests round-out the fun. At night, the Sonoran Splash pool transforms into the H2/Glow Party, with fog, lasers and LED hula hoopers.

Around the resort, the Princess’ new Instagram Concierge offers tips for taking the best pics, guiding guests to any of six new summer art installations featuring giant popsicles, a “Catch of the Day” fishing display at the lagoons, an enormous Adirondack chair and a “Best. Summer. Ever.” mural, to name a few.

Freedom Fest Vacation Packages
The summer’s popular “Best. Summer. Ever.” vacation package includes a $50 daily resort credit that can be applied toward spa or dining, and a 20-minute session with the resort’s new Instagram Concierge. This vacation package starts from $179, plus taxes, parking and a daily $32 resort fee.
The 4th of July Freedom Fest VIP Gold Package offers a more exclusive experience and is ideal for couples. This package includes luxury accommodations in the newly-renovated Fairmont Gold Junior Suites, along with a patriotic welcome amenity, personalized bath products, complimentary daily breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres in the Fairmont Gold Lounge, reserved VIP seating at the Freedom Fest concerts, complimentary access to Well & Being Spa and self-parking. This package is offered July 2-4, 2018 and starts from $379 per night plus taxes and daily resort fee.
A portion of the proceeds from Fairmont’s 4th of July Freedom Fest will benefit Friends of Freedom, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting veterans, active duty service members and their families.

For reservations, please call (480) 585-4848, toll-free at (866) 540-4495 or visit www.scottsdaleprincess.com.
The 4th of July Freedom Fest is one of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ signature “Legacy Events,” a series of annual special events for the local community and resort guests including Christmas at the Princess, Summer at the Princess, Labor Day Dreamcation and Bunnyland at Easter brunch.

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