Celebrate our nation by heading north and checking out 4th of July parades in some of Arizona’s best small towns. From family-made floats, to dancing, western riders and water fights, here’s a list of the best small-town parades, reminding us of what’s really important – family, friends and freedom!

Here’s how four Arizona towns are celebrating Independence Day.

  1. Prescott: Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. proudly presents the rodeo parade held annually on Saturday in downtown Prescott, over the 4th of July weekend. This wonderful tradition is Arizona’s second largest parade, which typically draws over 45,000 people to Prescott. The theme for 2017 is Legends Live Among Us and celebrates 130 years of western history. Here’s some additional details on the parade that begins at 9 a.m. at the iconic Courthouse plaza. (Free Admission). http://www.worldsoldestrodeo.com/rodeo-parade/ 

    Prescott 4th of July parade fun for the whole family Check out the Prescott rodeo this 4th of July!

  2. Show Low: Celebrate Independence Weekend in the mountains at the annual Freedom Fest. The fun begins at 9 a.m. with a parade along Deuce of Clubs. The parade travels from Owens eastbound down the Deuce of Clubs to southbound on White Mountain Road then travels right on Hall. Grab a seat early, wear sunscreen and pack water and snacks so you won’t have to miss a minute of the fun.
    Parade at 9 a.m. (Free Admission). http://www.showlowaz.gov/calendar.aspx?view=list&year=2017&month=7&day=4 

    Family-friendly parade for Fourth of July in Showlow

  1. Williams: Don’t miss the 4th of July Parade at 6 p.m. on Rt. 66 in Williams, AZ. Floats manned by families, community organizations and businesses will be on the parade route along with horses and classic cars. After a hiatus of 10 years, fireworks will follow the parade at approximately 9 p.m. making this one of the tops spots to be July 4th.
    Parade at 6 p.m. Free. http://experiencewilliams.com/

Fourth of July parade in Williams, Arizona

  1. Flagstaff: Flagstaff’s 4th of July Parade in the historic downtown includes vintage vehicles, dancing, music, animals and floats. The parade follows the route around Historic Downtown Flagstaff with the theme, “Let Freedom Ring” and features more than 100 floats by community organizations. Patriotic attire is encouraged.
    9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, Downtown Flagstaff. Free. 928-774-4505      https://business.flagstaffchamber.com/events/details/21st-annual-greater-flagstaff-chamber-of-commerce-4th-of-july-parade-15603

Fourth of July parade in Flagstaff

What else should we add to this list? Share your favorites and enjoy your 4th of July.

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