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If you’re looking for a patriotic getaway this 4th of July that’s surrounded by beautiful red rocks, Sedona is the place to be. Fresh mountain air and mostly comfortable temperatures year-round make Sedona and its beautiful red rock scenery a must for your 4th of July in Sedona. Enjoy the scents and feel of a location in a pine forest like no other. There are plenty of patriotic things to do and see in Sedona and the surrounding area that will keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay.


From Clarkdale and Cottonwood to Flagstaff and many points in between, there are plenty of places surrounding Sedona that offer brilliant light displays. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find a fireworks show that’s sure to please everyone. Fireworks in the immediate Sedona area have not yet been announced.

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Free Swim

Sedona typically hosts an annual 4th of July “Wet Fest,” which features music, games, a swimming pool, a water slide, and more. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the big patriotic party has been canceled in favor of a smaller affair. If you’re still looking to get wet and cool off, you can pre-register online to join in at a free swim time at the community pool. There will be a festive red, white, and blue atmosphere full of fun to keep you in a patriotic mood throughout the event.

Winery Tour

Celebrate the independence of our country by buying and experiencing local businesses and amenities. Sedona’s unique climate of desert heat during the day and low temperatures of northern Arizona at night make it a great environment for wine making. Due to these conditions, over 20 wineries now call the Sedona area home. Make your way along the Valley Verde Wine Trail with a special tour or create your own fun. Enjoy a tasting, then make sure to buy a bottle or two to enjoy during other patriotic activities. However you choose to tour, make sure you have safe transportation between venues.

Verde Canyon Railroad

See the area in a way you can’t on foot or by rental car. Conductors on the Verde Canyon Railroad yell “All Aboard!” throughout the year, but they’ll be throwing a patriotic party on the 4th. Take in the red rock scenery on the “All-American Family Rail Adventure” when you board the “Firecracker Express” for the tour of breathtaking mountain scenery. You’ll learn about the area’s history, geology, archaeology, ancestry, animals, plants, and more that make up what you see. Come early on the 4th to see a live bald eagle and other birds at the depot before departure. If you enjoy yourself, there are other themed tours like Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day as well as the regular itinerary.

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Off-Road Tours

While celebrating everything America and patriotic, you can also celebrate getting to know one of last states to join the Union. There is a myriad of ways to get up close and experience the great outdoors of Sedona and the surrounding area. Jeep® tours take you to parts of Sedona you won’t see from your rental car or the hiking or biking trails. These off-road tours mix a scenic drive through the mountains with the adventure of hiking or biking through the red rock terrain and offers an unforgettable experience. See the red rock formations, breathtaking views, and learn about the region’s ecology, geology, and history along the way.

Horseback Riding

Many companies in and around Sedona offer horseback riding tours in the fashion of the “Old West” and “All-American” heritage of Arizona. Guided tours fill you in about the area’s flora and fauna, the mountains, and the history of the land as you make your way. Don’t forget to pack your camera and capture the wonder of panoramic views and thrilling terrain like the Verde Valley, Sedona Red Rocks, and breathtaking views. You can even go as far as the San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff on your journey.

Sedona Patriotism on the 4th

Get your fill of red, white, and blue patriotism in Sedona this 4th of July. You’ll find a myriad of ways to celebrate the holiday and enjoy a relaxing retreat at the same time. Make booking a vacation rental with I Love Sedona a top priority for that relaxation. The fully equipped kitchen allows you to prepare your favorite patriotic meal. Relax in a private bedroom or on other comfortable furnishings and watch a movie or TV show or play a game. For a sweetheart’s 4th of July getaway, choose a one-bedroom unit with kitchenette, or plan a fun 4th of July family or group reunion and book a unit as large as six bedrooms. Choose a premium unit for luxury upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and much more!

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