As much as we’re looking forward to fireworks and barbecues, it’s not just all about the 4th of July this three-day weekend. We’ve got plenty more to keep you busy with these top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:

4th of July festivities
What else would top our list of things to do this weekend? Fireworks shows, barbecues, community gatherings and more: Get the details on events all across town with our Phoenix 4th of July blog post.

Final weekend for the Phoenix Art Museum’s Hollywood Costume exhibit: Through July 6
This weekend is your last chance to experience this one-of-kind exhibit featuring more than 100 iconic costumes from the past century of film. From superhero outfits to dazzling dresses and more, this slice of Hollywood is not to be missed.

Hollywood costume exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum

Photo from the Phoenix Art Museum on Facebook

Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park
A three-day weekend with steamy summer temps? Sounds like the perfect time for a day of water park fun. Head to Wet ‘n’ Wild and cool down with more than a dozen rides and attractions for kids and adults alike. Chill out on the lazy river, hit the waves at Monsoon Bay, or white-knuckle it through the drops and curves of Maximum Velocity. Join the park Friday night for an Independence Day fireworks show and all-you-can-eat BBQ.

Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix

Wet ‘n’ Wild

Free Summer Sunday at the Heard Museum: July 6
Each Sunday in July, the renowned (and air-conditioned) Heard Museum will open its doors for free, thanks to contributions from Target. If you’ve got LEGO® fans in your family, check out the museum’s BUILD! Toy Brick Art interactive exhibit, which is just an additional $5 per person on Summer Sundays. Get the full details on Summer Sunday activities at the Heard’s website.

Weekend cocktails
Go all Tom Cruise in Cocktail this weekend with these libation recipes from local watering holes. Mix it up like a pro with these refreshing summer cocktails from Hotel Valley Ho or these margaritas from spots around town.

Hotel Valley Ho blueberry cooler

Unwind and refresh with the Hotel Valley Ho’s Blueberry Cooler.

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