CIVANA’s Independence Weekend Celebration

Celebrate Independence weekend with family fun activities all weekend long.


Drone Show Spectacular
Saturday, July 6, 2019

Presenting a dazzling aerial light show featuring 100 custom LED-lit drones, that will include a variety of designs and formations, as well as patriotic elements and synchronized music. The desert-friendly alternative to the traditional fireworks display will light up the night sky 300 feet above the ground.

Book any overnight stay on July 6 to receive the following:

  • Two tickets to the private VIP Drone Viewing Pool Party. Each additional registered overnight guest (13 years or more) may purchase a ticket for $20. Children 12 and under are free.
  • Access to the Community Block Party offerings
  • Option to add-on Champagne Sunday Brunch and Spa CIVANA experience at discounted price.
  • Newly renovated luxury overnight accommodations
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Unlimited complimentary daily
    movement & enrichment classes
  • Access to the brand new Spa CIVANA amenities including the Aqua Vitality Circuit
  • Access to wellness specialists & private sessions
  • Access to resort fitness center, Trek Hybrid bikes, hiking trails & athletic courts
  • Access to resort pools & cabanas
  • Pets welcome with access to pet park
  • Stainless steel CIVANA water bottle
Explore Stay Packages

VIP Viewing Pool Party Experience

  • Included with Resort Stay
  • Exclusive seating for best viewing of the Firefly Drone Show (8:45-9 pm)
  • Complimentary culinary creations by Chef Justin Macy
  • Complimentary wine, beer & spirit tastings
  • Live Music by Jeordie

    Saturday, July 6 | 5-9:30 pm

Community Block Party

  • CIVANA Lights Block Party admission is complimentary. Patrons are encouraged to make a donation to support the Carefree Fire Department. Funds will go to provide free CPR classes for local residents.
  • Public parking is $25 per car with limited availability. Resort guests receive complimentary valet parking.
  • Use the promo code CIVANALIGHTS to receive 10% off rides to and from the event with Lyft.
  • Local Food Trucks serving 6-9:30pm:
    Wandering Donkey | Aioli Burger | Kona Ice
    2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese | Frenzy Cupcakes
  • Tasty Beverage by Terras
  • CIVANA Family Fun Experiences
  • Live Music | BAD BOY Guitars
  • Firefly Music & Drone Show Spectacular 8:45-9:00 pm.

    Saturday, July 6 | 7-9:30 pm
    (Public access open at 6 pm)

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  • Location 37220 Mule Train Road
    Carefree, AZ 85377
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  • Resort Guest Parking: CIVANA valet parking is complimentary for overnight Resort Guests ONLY. Overnight guests are encouraged to check-in before 5pm to guarantee parking.
  • July 6th Block Party Parking: CIVANA Resort parking is very limited and is first-come-first-served and is $25 per car. Public street parking is accessible.
  • No outside food & beverage or coolers are allowed, except for unopened bottled water.
  • Food & beverage offerings are available for cash purchase only.
  • Limited ATM access, recommend bringing cash in advance.
  • Chairs and blankets are allowed.
  • Pet friendly, please be sure to consider temperature and water.
  • Use Lyft code CIVANALIGHTS to receive 10% off your rides for the event.

Special Thanks to our Partners at the Town of Carefree