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9 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Downtown Flagstaff

Category: Downtown Blog

Ready to celebrate the red, white and blue? The 4th of July is just around the corner, and Downtown Flagstaff is the place to be! Below is a list of how you can spend your Fourth of July weekend Downtown:

2019 Fourth of July Downtown Mile

Start your Fourth of July morning off with a nice jog around beautiful Downtown Flagstaff! Whether you are an experienced racer or just a beginner at running, all are welcome at the Fourth of July Downtown Mile! Get in the spirit and wear your red, white, and blue to run two laps on the Fourth of July Parade route. It’s a ton of fun for the entire family, and a great way to start your Independence Day festivities!

Check out their website for all the details on the four race waves, the half mile for kids 10 and under, and the schedule of events.

2019 Annual Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade

On Thursday, July 4th, the streets of Downtown Flagstaff will be filled with Independence Day floats, cars, and more for the 4th of July Parade hosted by the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce! The parade is from 9am-11am, and starts on Beaver Street, to Aspen Avenue, then ends off on San Francisco Street. Spots along the streets fill up quickly, so make sure you get there early to get the best view of the parade. In addition, with stores opening earlier for the parade, be sure to take advantage of all the specials and discounts that our downtown businesses are offering for the fourth!

For more info, check out the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Website.

13th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park Fourth of July Show

Stop by Wheeler Park beginning Friday, July 5th to Sunday, July 7th for the Flagstaff Art in the Park Fourth of July Show! In its 13th year, the art show will consist of local artists, musicians, food & drinks, all under the shady trees of Wheeler Park. What more could you ask for?!

For more info, check out their Facebook event page.

First Friday Artwalk

Kick off Flagstaff’s favorite holiday weekend with the First Friday Art Walk presented by The Flagstaff Arts Council! Starting at 5:30pm, a variety of downtown businesses open their doors for all Flagstaff locals’ and visitors. Explore all of downtown’s art galleries, live music, restaurants, bars, and much more.

Check out the Flagstaff Arts Council Facebook page for updates and additional info.

Historic Barrel and Bottle House Grand Opening Party

Historic Brewing Company has expanded their downtown location! The new space is connected to their current location, and will offer local Arizona wine, a full bar, food, and of course Historic Brewing Company beers. Their grand opening will be on all day July 5th with cocktails, food specials, and live music from 5pm-8pm.

For more information and updates on the event, check out their Facebook page.

Yoga on the Lawn with Holly White

This yoga practice will take place on Saturday, July 7th on the County Courthouse lawn. There will be a $5 dollar drop in, and make sure to bring your own yoga mat! Whether you are a beginner or experienced yogi, this event is perfect for all levels. Come get your fitness on in beautiful Downtown Flagstaff!

For more details & updates, check out our Facebook page!

Movies on the Square

On July 6th there will be a showing of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope at Movies on the Square presented by Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty! Joining us in Heritage Square is Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty, Flag Tag AZ, Lowell Observatory, & FUSD FACTS Program. Don’t miss out on the pre-movie fun with Stormtroopers taking over Heritage Square and karaoke! Special thanks to this movie's sponsors: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty, and Hufford Horstman Mongini Parnell & Tucker PC!

Be sure to bring blankets, sleeping bags, and PJs too! Don't worry about bringing food Fratelli’s Pizza, popcorn and other treats will be available for sale at the concession stands.

For more information and updates, check out our Movies on the Square Facebook page.

Where’s Waldo in Flagstaff

Waldo is coming to Flagstaff this July! Starting July 1st - July 20th Waldo will be hiding in 25 businesses in Downtown Flagstaff. Stop by any of the participating businesses to pick up a passport and start your hunt! Find as many Waldo's as you can, then turn your passport into Bright Side Bookshop for a chance to win lots of cool prizes.

Here is a list of the participating businesses: Absolute Bikes, Aspen Sports, AZ Handmade, Babbitts Backcountry, Basement Marketplace, Black Hound Gallerie, PJ Chillcottage, Sage Brush Trading Co, Crystal Magic, Flagstaff General Store, Flagstaff Sports Exchange, Mountain Sports Flagstaff, Rainbows End, Run Flagstaff, Salt & Peak Boutique, Shoes and Such, Sutcliffe Floral, Sweet Shop Candy Store, Winter Sun, Zani Cards & Gifts, Bow Wow Boutique
Olive The Best, Mozelle's Downtown Bakery, and Macy's European Coffee House.

For updates, check out their Facebook page.

Sunday Farmers Market

End off your Fourth of July weekend with a nice stroll through the Sunday Farmers Market! The market has a variety of local vendors who offer everything from art, jewelry, fresh produce, homemade goods, and more. The Farmers Market is from 8am-12pm at the City Hall Parking Lot.

Follow their Facebook page for updates and additional info.

There you have it, the perfect guide for how to spend your Fourth of July weekend in Downtown Flagstaff. We hope you all have a safe & fun Independence day!