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Firecracker Express - 4th of July

Verde Canyon Railroad celebrates Independence Day with an all-American barbecue at the railroad depot on July 4th prior to the 1:00 p.m. train departure of the Firecracker Express. Our nation’s symbol, the bald eagle, leads the route, its visage adorning mighty mid-century American-built locomotives. The painted eagles will share the day with a real live version here at the depot. The Verde Canyon Railroad proudly welcomes a rescued, educational eagle from Liberty Wildlife from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm. Arrive in Clarkdale early to enjoy the town's well-known old-fashioned 4th of July celebration, beginning at 7:00 am with the Fire Department's pancake breakfast in the historic park, followed by the Children's Parade down Main Street at 9:00 am, and a local community orchestra playing rousing patriotic tunes 'til 11 am. Evening fireworks from Cottonwood may be enjoyed from vantage points throughout the Verde Valley.



Jul 04, 2020


Verde Canyon Railroad


300 N Broadway
Clarkdale AZ 86324


Clarkdale Town festivities: 7-10 am

Verde Canyon Railroad depot events: 11 am-1 pm Train ride: 1-5 pm


Free event in town and at depot. Additional cost for BBQ luncheon and train ride.



(800) 293-7245

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