Celebrate Independence Day around Tucson

Fourth of July may be on a weekday but it doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had, so here are some events happening around town. 

Keep in mind that all firework shows are dependent on the weather. So, be sure to plan ahead and have alternatives.

Tucson’s 27th Annual Fireworks Celebration

The city of Tucson will be hosting a fireworks show Thursday, beginning at 9 p.m. from A Mountain/Sentinel Peak.

Tucson Convention Center Parking Lot B will open at 4 p.m. The lot has access from Cushing Street and Granada Avenue. There will be food trucks open starting at 7 p.m. While the display is visible from much of the western part of the city, other Downtown viewing areas include the free City-State Garage, 498 W. Congress St., and $8 per vehicle access at Mercado parking lots A, Block A1, Block B, and $15 per vehicle at Lot D. and E.

“The Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Water will be preparing the mountain and the surrounding area, as they have in previous years, by soaking down the vegetation in advance of the event on July 4 and will remain on-site during and after the show in order to minimize any fire risk,” city officials said.

Sahuarita Stars & Stripes

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Anamax Park, 17501 S. Camino de las Quintas. There will be live performances, giveaways, food trucks and vendors on site as well as a kids zone and free water toys.

Town of Oro Valley July 4th Celebration

Head over to James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia, for a family-friendly event from 5 – 9:20 p.m. Fron noon to 5, there will be reduced admission to the Oro Valley Aquatic Center with $1 admission for children and $3 for adults. At 5 p.m., the 4th of July festivities will begin. 

There will be live music by the Lucky Devils Band, an intermission by Frank!Powers and more music by Lucky Devils Band before the fireworks show. There will be food trucks on site with food for sale, a beer garden, kids crafts, bounce houses, activities and more.

Tucson Country Club 4th of July Special Event

Tucson Country Club, 2950 N. Camino Principal, will also be providing an event to commemorate Independence Day at 6 p.m. Admission for adults is $89 while kids from 3 to 11 go in for $69. They will have fireworks, a live DJ, food and rides. Required reservations can be made by calling 520-298-2381.

Sierra Vista 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Event

Sierra Vista will be hosting their 57th Annual 4th of July Celebration, with activities starting at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. There will be arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, and military demonstrations. 

A fireworks display will begin at 8:05 p.m. and will be viewable from the park and from the sports fields along Tacoma Drive.

Star-Spangled Spectacular in Marana

A fireworks show in Marana will begin at 9 p.m. at the Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.. There will be activities from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Attendees are allowed to bring their own coolers, chairs, blankets and food. However, glass containers such as beer bottles and BBQing will not be allowed during the event. If you’d like to bring your dog, you may, but keep it on a leash and pick up after your pup.

Casino del Sol’s 30th Anniversary

Casino del Sol will be hosting a free fireworks display on Wednesday, July 3 at 8:15 p.m.

Diamonds in the Sky Celebration

The Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium’s Diamonds in the Sky event is their 4th of July celebration at 5:30 p.m. The All Stars USA Sunbelt College will be playing against the Mexican College All Stars. The game will be followed by fireworks. Free entry with a donation of $1 or a non-perishable food item per person for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.