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The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Really Loves America

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  Site Where: 7575 E. Princess Drive [map], Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 85255
June 17, 2011 at 11:46 AM | by | ()

At the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, the Fourth of July will turn into the First, Second and Third of July. The Arizona hotel will throw a three-day festival with concerts to mark the patriotic holiday.

The Fourth of July Freedom Fest will go down all weekend long with a 75-minute concert each night under the stars on the hotel's Lagoon Lawn. The concerts will also be shown on the big screen at the South Pool, in case you want to take a dip while you watch.

Taking the stage on July 1 will be '70s band Three Dog Night, whose hits include "Joy to the World" and "Shambala." The following evening, Zowie Bowie, a Vegas act that does dance, hip-hop and top 40 hits, will be featured. Capping the fest on July 3 will be singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, the man behind the Grammy-nominated "Superman."

Before each concert, the hotel will honor the military with a special Presentation of the Colors conducted by the local honor guard and a flyover. On July 2, a Black Hawk chopper will land on the fifth hole of the TPC Stadium golf course next to the hotel and you'll have a chance to check it out and meet the pilots. After each show, there will be a fireworks display. The fest will also include all-American poolside barbecues and an Uncle Sam on stilts.

Rooms for the holiday weekend start at $199, but don't feel guilty about splurging; proceeds will benefit Friends of Freedom, a nonprofit that gives scholarships to military families.

[Photo: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess]

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