Visit Prescott for Fun Activities and Events Including July 4th Celebration


Prescott, just 100 miles north of Phoenix, is a charming town built around a courthouse square. Prescott offers historic ambiance, yet outdoor recreation abounds in the Prescott National Forest with mountain biking, hiking, camping and beautiful drives. With its mild climate in the late spring and summer (due to high elevations), it is a popular day trip destination from Phoenix and Scottsdale and surrounding Central Arizona cities.

Many are surprised to learn that Prescott is home to the oldest rodeo in the world. The town is rich with history and many of the elegant buildings are restored Victorian houses. Over 800 Prescott buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The city got its name from William Hickling Prescott, who was a celebrated historian of the state.

All year long, Prescott showcases many events and activities. In July, don’t miss the Independence Day Celebration, known for spectacular fireworks at 9pm. Fourth-of-July in Prescott also includes contests, pony rides for the kids, as well as bumper boats, and much more. There’s a carnival and live bands, too.

When you’re ready to relax for lunch or dinner, Prescott offers a wide selection of fine restaurants from Southwestern fare to Asian-inspired cuisine. Prescott also has beautiful golf courses, such as Antelope Hills Golf Courses a beautiful public course operated by The City of Prescott, featuring 36 holes.

The Phippen Art Museum displays a prominent selection of Western Art.

The Smoki Museum built of native materials including wood and stone, was designed to look like an Indian Pueblo and showcases historic art and artifacts.