• Saturday, July 6 — Alpine Area Artisans display and sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street. Independence Day parade from 10-11 a.m. Craft fair and BBQ from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alpine Community Center. Worm races from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Ye Olde Tavern. Fireworks from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at Alpine Rodeo Grounds.
Thursday, July 4
• From 6-9 a.m. 37th annual pancake breakfast hosted by Eagar Fire Department at Ramsey Park, 115 N. Butler St. in Eagar, donations into the fire boot accepted. Fourth of July parade themed “Dreams Come True Under the Red White and Blue” starts at 10 a.m. Parade will disperse onto Guiterrez St. or Hwy 180/191 Junction. from 12-7 p.m. Boy Scouts annual 4th of July BBQ at Ramsey Park. Cost is $9 per plate. Dance (Thursday and Friday) with Southern Fire Band beginning at 8 p.m. at the Rodeo Grounds. Cost is $5. Fireworks display at Springerville Municipal Airport at dark. For more information, call 928-333-2123.
• Friday, July 5: 107th consecutive Round Valley Rodeo at 1:30 p.m. at the rodeo grounds. Rodeo tickets are $10 general admission, children 12 and under are free. Dance at 8 p.m. at the rodeo grounds, cost is $5.
• Saturday, July 6: Fun Run at 7 a.m. at White Mountain Regional Medical Center. Register at www.wmrmc.com or call 928-333-7188.
• Celebrate the Fourth of July at Sunrise Park Resort with spectacular firework display at the base of Sunrise Mountain (dependent on weather and fire conditions). For more information, visit sunriseskipark.com. Besides the fireworks the event will also feature food, drinks, vendors and more.
• This year celebrate your Fourth of July in the cool mountain air of beautiful Greer, where you can enjoy the most patriotic of Fourth of July celebrations, including the bell ringing that everyone gets to participate in, followed by an old fashioned BBQ meal. Everything begins promptly at 10:15 a.m. so arrive early to stake out your place in the Greer Community Center. Throughout the years the Fourth of July celebration in Greer has been hailed as being one of the most patriotic of events given its focus on the positives of our country, not things that divide us, including special recognition for every veteran who made the freedoms we enjoy possible. Past speakers have included names most would expect to be attending large city events but who have chosen to participate in this most special of events. You can’t miss the Community Center as you come into Greer, it will be on your left just past the Molly Butler Lodge, the oldest lodge in Arizona, and the local Greer Post Office; their flags will be flying high.
• Friday, July 5: Youth of America Patriotic Program at Capps Middle School at 7 p.m.; Hamburger dinner from 5-7 p.m. and Family Country Dance from 8-10 p.m.
• Saturday, July 6: Anvil shoot at eight locations from 5-6 a.m. IRUN4UHEBER formerally known as Carissa’s Run at 6 a.m. with pancake breakfast at Capps Middle School. Parade starts at 9 a.m. at corner of Forest Park & Hwy 260 (hwy closed at 8:30 a.m.) Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tall Timbers Park with food, live music, arts and crafts and bouncy house for kids, cost is $5 per vehicle; Fireworks at 9 p.m. at Mogollon High School, entry fee is $5 per vehicle.
* Sunday, July 7: Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tall Timbers with live music, arts and crafts, bouncy house for kids.
Celebrate our nation’s birthday Thursday, July 4, through the City of Show Low’s family-friendly signature events — the annual parade in the morning, a Wet Zone to follow and FreedomFest in the afternoon. Find your spot for the annual parade, which begins at 9 a.m. along the Deuce of Clubs, traveling eastbound from Owens and turning south on White Mountain Road to Hall Street. This year’s parade theme is “Summer, Sizzle & Sparkle,” with White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood, leading the parade as grand marshal.
Expect road closures and detours during the parade. The Deuce of Clubs (US 60) will be closed between Whipple Road and S. White Mountain Road (SR 260) from 8:45 until approximately 11:30 a.m., with eastbound and westbound detours established. The eastbound detour begins at the Deuce of Clubs and Whipple Road intersection, with the Deuce of Clubs closing to traffic at this location. Traffic will be routed to Whipple Road to Central Avenue and then south on Woolford Road to S. White Mountain Road, where the White Mountain Entertainment Show Low 5 movie theaters are located. Westbound traffic on the Deuce of Clubs will be routed south on S. White Mountain Road to Woolford Road and return to the Deuce of Clubs via Whipple.
Following the end of the parade, the city will provide a Wet Zone at no charge until 2 p.m. at Frontier Fields, 600 N. 9th Place. All ages who want to frolic among the sprinklers, cool off with a good soak from Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District’s fire truck or enjoy exciting water activities are invited to come and have fun.
At 3 p.m., head over to the Show Low football stadium complex, 500 W. Old Linden Road, for the popular FreedomFest festivities, with free admission, planned to last well into the evening. Relish tasty fare, including Indian tacos, funnel cakes, kettle corn, corn dogs, homemade ice cream, and other delicious treats. The Fun Zone will be in full swing from 3-8 p.m., featuring a towering inferno slide, extreme obstacle course, ninja wrecking ball, inflatable axe throwing, bounce houses, rock wall, and much more. Unlimited ride wristbands are only $5 each.
Live concerts begin at 3 p.m. with David Kane & Open Range, Heber Ridge Band at 4:25, Station J at 5:50, culminating with headliner, Georgia Chrome, performing at 7:30 and again after the spectacular fireworks display, which begins at 9 p.m. (weather permitting). In addition, parade winners will be announced at 7:10 followed by a flag-raising ceremony, accompanied by the Show Low High School Choir performing patriotic songs. All events are sponsored by the Show Low Parks and Recreation Department. For more event details or information, call 928-532-4140.
Friday, July 5: Cowboy Poetry and country music at Taylor Rodeo Park Pavilion. Free.
Saturday, July 6
• 5 a.m. Firing of the Anvil and Serenade by Jenning’s Band; 2 mile and 10K Run at Taylor Airport, 1020 Airport Road at 6 a.m., can register at event, bring correct change. Cost is $20 with T-shirt or $15 without T-shirt; Pancake breakfast at the Pavilion, free; Patriotic program at Stake Center at 10 a.m.; Food vendors from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fireworks at 9 a.m. at Rodeo Park Arena; Dance on the Pavilion at 9:30 p.m. free.
• 65th annual Night Rodeo at 7 p.m. at Taylor Rodeo Park. Purchase tickets at the gate or online at taylor.org. Kids 7 and under are free. featuring 11 time PRCA Act of the Year John Payne aka One Armed Bandit.