Before rolling out the lawn blankets and kicking back for evening fireworks, check out more top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:

4th of July Activities

July 1-4

With the 4th falling on a Monday, Independence Day parties around Greater Phoenix will be celebrating the red, white and blue all weekend long. You can find the festivities on our 4th of July blog.

Downtown Phoenix Pub Crawl

July 3

It’s nearing the end of Independents Week, when shoppers and diners receive 20% off at participating Local First AZ businesses. To encourage even more local exploration, Local First AZ invites pub crawlers to pick up a map and sip their way through five purveyors along downtown’s Roosevelt Row. Drink specials are just $4 at DeSoto Central Market (the first stop), Cafe at Phoenix Public Market, FilmBar Phoenix, Carly’s Bistro and The Nash.

desoto via localfirst

Sunday’s pub crawl starts at DeSoto Central Market.

Avenue Q

Wednesdays-Sundays through July 10

These comedic singing puppets are a far cry from Sesame Street—in fact, their antics have earned them an R-rating. The adults-only Broadway hit performed at Phoenix Theatre explores life after college and features scores such as “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?”

100 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix 85004
(602) 254-2151

First Fridays

July 1

As the sun sets during First Fridays, the streets of Downtown Phoenix will fill with thousands of event-goers, including art enthusiasts, culturephiles and those seeking to quench their thirst at a local watering hole. Join in for a self-guided art gallery tour (a map is available on Artlink’s website), or get in some late-night shopping out of the sun during extended store Vampire Hours along Roosevelt Row. You can also use the Independents Week Golden Coupon to get 20% off tabs at spots such as Carly’s Bistro and Mother Bunch Brewing.

First Fridays Art Walk

First Fridays Art Walk

Summer Cocktails

If you haven’t tried one of these recipes yet, this is your weekend. We scored a blog post full of margaritas, lemonades, punches and palomas from local restaurants and resorts that are perfect for a summer day (we’ve got our eye on ZuZu’s Blood Orange Sparkling Vodka).

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