Nine Must-See Fourth of July Parties in Phoenix (UPDATED)

The skies over the Valley aren't the only place to find some colorful thrills during the Fourth of July holiday. In addition to all the skyrocket shenanigans scheduled for next week, various Independence Day fetes will go down at drinking establishments around Phoenix and Scottsdale in honor of our country's birth.

Get ready to celebrate your constitutional right to get hammered and bump some rump on the dance floor at any of these seven different bar and club events taking place either Tuesday, July 3, or Wednesday, July 4.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.