Star-spangled Spectacular: '4th of July Freedom Fest' at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating in star-spangled style, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is unfurling its "Fourth of July Freedom Fest," a four-day event with free concerts, fireworks, all-American fare and poolside fun, with vacation packages benefitting military families, June 30- July 3, 2012.
Each night of the fest, revelers celebrate with live music under the stars, patriotic salutes and fireworks finales:
- Saturday, June 30: Super Diamond – Capturing the enduring appeal of Neil Diamond, Super Diamond (led by Surreal Neil) delivers a high-octane show of sing-alongs such as "Sweet Caroline," "Forever in Blue Jeans" and "America."
- Sunday, July 1: AbbaFab – A tribute to ABBA, this is a fantastic throw-back to the '70s-'80s, with glitter-rock costumes and hits such as "Chiquitita," "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo" and "Fernando."
- Monday, July 2: Paperback Writer – This Beatles experience takes the audience from the Ed Sullivan-era to the "Yellow Submarine" years, playing favorites including "She Loves You," "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Twist & Shout."
- Tuesday, July 3: Zowie Bowie – Returning to their Scottsdale roots from their current shows in Las Vegas, this dynamic duo brings the crowd to their feet with today's hottest hits.
To honor the military, the concerts begin with a Presentation of the Colors, a flyover and a drop-in from inspirational sky diver Dana Bowman, a retired member of the U.S. Army's elite parachute team, the Golden Knights, who lost both of his legs in a sky diving accident in 1994.
Throughout the fest, the 5th Hole of the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course becomes "Freedom Hill" where Apache and Black Hawk helicopters land and guests can get up-close to the aircraft and meet the pilots. Around the resort, guests can check-out the rock-climbing wall, pedal go-carts, Humvees and boot camp exercise classes at Willow Stream Spa.
Like any great summer day, poolside is the place to be. At Sonoran Splash, families have a ball with 200-foot waterslides, poolside barbecues, red, white and blue frozen drinks, glitter tattoos, water balloon tosses, watermelon eating contests and Uncle Sam on stilts. At night, the new Techno Waterslide After Dark lights up with fog, lasers, colored lights and disco music. Nearby, families float and watch a Dive-In movie, nightly during the Fest. The Techno Waterslide and Dive-In movies are offered Friday and Saturday night weekends, with fireworks every Saturday night, through Labor Day.
Room rates during $179 per night, which includes a daily $50 resort credit toward spa, dining, tennis or Bobcat Billy's Clubhouse. The package includes the concerts, fireworks and any complimentary resort activities.
A portion from every Freedom Fest vacation package benefits military organizations such as the USO, the Arizona National Guard Emergency Relief Fund and Friends of Freedom, a local non-profit assisting military families.
For reservations, dial (480) 585-4848, toll-free at (866) 540-4495 or visit www.scottsdaleprincess.com. The resort is located at 7575 East Princess Drive in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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