6 Fourth of July Pool Parties in Metro Phoenix
A pair Fourth of July partiers at the W in 2012.
Around this time of year, you're probably wondering if it's only going to get hotter and more miserable. As y'all should know by now, it will, and there's little you can do about it (short of moving to another city) except try to keep cool when heading outdoors. And since most of the Fourth of July festivities on Friday take place outside, you're going to want to leave your air-conditioned sanctuary, at least for a few hours, if you want to participate.
Thankfully, there's a way to both beat the heat and celebrate the holiday in style via the various Fourth of July pool parties that will take place around the Valley from Friday, July 4, to Sunday, July 6.
Hotels, resorts, and other locations in both Phoenix and Scottsdale will host these Independence Day weekend wingdings, each with its own vibe and thrills. (Note: Some stayover spots require you to be a guest to attend its poolside Fourth of July festivities, while others will be open to the general public.)
A few parties will even feature epic fireworks shows. Speaking of which, leave the pyrotechnics to the pros and refrain from lighting up a sparkler while going for a swim, since that probably won't work out too well.
When the fireworks start going off at 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July, the second floor deck at the W Scottsdale will offer excellent views of all the colorful explosions happening in the skies above the hotel. Leading up to the skyrocket spectacle will be a day of sun-worshiping, swimming, sipping, and sweet sounds during the WET Pool Party on Friday, July 4. Dive into the W's stylish pool, imbibe one of its many specialty cocktails, or play life-sized games of checkers, Connect Four, and Jenga. The party starts at 11 a.m. Admission is free for hotel guests, $20 for the general public.
Bikini-clad revelers at Lustre last summer.
Take a sip of one of the craft cocktails made with Tito's Handmade Vodka or take a dip into the Hotel Palomar's third-floor pool during the All American Independence Day Party on Friday, July 4, at Lustre. Barbecue will also be served, games like cornhole and "champong" (a.k.a. beer pong with champagne) will take place, and prizes for the coolest red, white, and blue outfits will be awarded. Hours are from 11 a.m. to midnight on Independence Day. Free for hotel guests, $10 for everyone else. (Similar pool parties will take place from 11 a.m.-midnight on Saturday, July 5, and from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, which features free admission.)
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ
9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ