Flagstaff, AZ, was named "America's Best Towns for 4th of July" by Travel and Leisure magazine. Flagstaff located southeast of Grand Canyon National Park was ranked in the #1 position for "its ponderosa pines, frontier spirit, and easy access to the Grand Canyon" by the acclaimed travel magazine.
The magazine critics went on to tout:
Flagstaff also made the top 10 for its town squares, and the centerpiece of its July 4th celebration is a parade through downtown—along with fireworks, a fun run, a concert by the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and “Flagstaff Art in the Park,” a juried art and fine crafts show in downtown’s Wheeler Park. Flagstaff won high marks in the survey for its parks and hosts a downtown Art Walk monthly.
The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce expects 10,000 people and over 100 floats to line the parade route that begins on Beaver Street and Elm Avenue proceeds south to Aspen Avenue, then east to San Francisco Street, then heads north to end at San Francisco Street and Elm Avenue. The 18th Annual Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade, acclaimed by Travel and Leisure magazine is presented by Pepsi.
Ranking for "America's Best Towns for 4th of July" by Travel and Leisure magazine include:
- Flagstaff, AZ
- Bend, OR
- Lahaina, HI
- Newtown, PA
- Boulder, CO
- New Hope, PA
- Estes Park, CO
- Sonoma, CA
- Whitefish, MT
- Amelia Island, FL (tie)
- Brunswick, GA (tie)
- Chapel Hill, NC (tie)
The Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Mission:
Advancing a strong business climate and vibrant economy by being an advocate for business and a catalyst for community and economic development in the greater Flagstaff region.
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