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Fourth (4th) of July Fireworks & Fun Activities 2017

Wondering how to spend your time and what to do for Independence Day 2017?  Peruse the following list for a wonderful list of options!  Most of these events can be found online if you need more information regarding times, costs, and activities.

Fourth of July July 4th Fireworks Tucson Marana 

"A" Mountain Downtown Tucson

Fireworks show Tuesday, July 4, 2017 with fireworks starting at 9:00 p.m.  Downtown, there is an Independence Day Party at the TCC, Tucson Convention center before the fireworks display. For best viewing, park at TCC lots B or C.  Parking is free!  In addition, enjoy traditional Fourth of July eats like hotdogs, burgers and other street food from Food vendors and trucks.  The Sun Link Street far will be running until midnight.  Sentinel Peak Park will be closed from July 3 at 6:00pm through Tuesday, July 5.  


Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch and Resort

July 3, 2017:  RED, WHITE & BREW:  BBQ picnic with live music by the Rilitto River Band, Delicious all-American dishes, refreshing brews!  Price: $55 per person, $40 per person (without alcoholic beverages) | $27.50 children 7-14 years of age, under 7 complimentary


Old Tucson All American Holiday Weekend Event

Family Food and Fun!  Pie eating and other fun contests for kids of all ages, petting zoo, raising of the flag.  Regular shows and attractions, stunt shows will be open.  Enjoy living history presentations, site tours, train rides, antique cards and the vintage carousel. All-American Food Menu:  Hot dogs, brats, burgers, turkey leg and chuck wagon food!  Cost $18.95  Free admission for all kids 11 and younger for July 1-4! Adults  201 S. Kinney Rd, Tucson. 10:00am-5:00pm.  


Kino North Stadium 4th of July Blast

Tuesday, July 4 • Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way

Gates open: 5 p.m. • Game:  6 p.m.

Tucson Saguaros vs. Monterey Amberjacks  Baseball, giveaways, music, prizes, food, activities and fun for the kids like face painting, jumping castles, obstacle course from 5-9, games, and 30 min firework show after the game.  Advance tickets with parking available.  Cost:  General admission $4, kids 4 and under free.  Reserved seating $11-$15  $1 hot dogs, beer   

Call ahead because different sites had conflicting times and prices.


Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley

A Salute to America!  Starring Armen Dirtadian, Robert Shaw, and The Manhattan Dolls  Saturday, July 1, 2017. 

3 p.m. & 7 p.m. at The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley

Gaslight Theater on Broadway

A Salute to America!   Monday, July 3, 2017 7 p.m. at The Gaslight Theatre.

Starring Armen Dirtadian, Robert Shaw, and The Manhattan Dolls

Gaslights honors America's brave men and women in uniform!  Come celebrate the inspirational words and music. Rousing  favorites such as “God Bless America,” “America The Beautiful,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” will have you waving the flag. Gaslight reminds us how Proud  we are to be American!


9th  Annual Fourth of July 5K Freedom Run/Walk 2017

Register Online Here:   Registration:  5:15 a.m.  Race:  6 a.m.

Golf Links Sports Complex Ramada #3, 2400 S. Craycroft Rd, Tucson.

Cost: 17 and under $20; 18 and over $30;  Register by 6/25 to get a free T-Shirt.


El Mercado San Agustin Public Market

Hosting music, dancing, and food options including food trucks.  Cochise County All-Stars perform at 6:00 pm. Grupo Coatlicue dancers will be performing.  After sunset, DJ Chairez performs through "A" Mountain's firework display.


Star Spangled Spectacular in Marana

Hosted by Town of Marana.  Free July 4th Celebration with family friendly fun starting at 5:00pm.  Enjoy activities with the kids, food trucks, vendors, and a music festival.  Enjoy some of the best fireworks around - free show at  9:00 pm. Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road.  


Oro Valley July Fourth Celebration

Free music, activities and fireworks at Naranja Park this year.

Open 5:00 p.m.   Fireworks 9:00 p.m. provided by the Hilton El Conquistador Resort

5 – 6:30 p.m.       Live music: Bryan Dean Trio

6:30 – 7 p.m.       Games and giveaways with Frank Powers

7 – 8:45 p.m.       Live music: Little House of Funk

8:55 p.m.             National Anthem

9 p.m.                   Fireworks (Come feel the BOOM at Naranja!)

Free activities for kids, including face painting, tie-dye t-shirts, patriotic crafts, walk climbing activities and jumping castles.


Oro Valley Aquatic Center

July 4, 2017

23 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley

Reduced admission: 12-4 p.m. $3 for adults and $1 for children. Games and prizes given away.


University of Arizona, Centennial Hall - Let Freedom Sing

1020 E. University Blvd., Tucson.

3:00 July 4, 2017

Let Freedom Sing has delighted audiences and embraced the diverse patriotic spirit of Southern Arizonans. Musical selections include patriotic standards and all-American hits, with a star-spangled line-up.  General Admission $10/person. USA Club Reserved seating $25/person.


Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

Open to guests and La Paloma Country Club Members:  All American Weekend

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa invites guests and La Paloma Country Club members to revel in an all American weekend by celebrating the Fourth of July with a stunning laser light show, poolside games, BBQ, live country music.


JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson. Special activities are planned for Saturday (7/1), Sunday (7/2), Monday (7/3), and Tuesday (7/4) for the Hotel Guests. Arts & crafts, tie dye, corn hole tournaments, ice cream stand, underwater scavenger hunt, water balloon toss, pie eating contest, dive-in movies.  All this and fireworks too!


Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana

Red, White, and Brew BBQ

15000 N. Secret Springs Dr., Marana. 6:00pm-8:00pm.

The Red, White and Brew Barbecue buffet will feature all-American outdoor menu selections including grilled chicken, skirt steak and mahi-mahi; burger and nacho bars; salads, vegetables,  sides; fresh fruit; hand-made milk shakes; root beer floats; and a hugel dessert spread featuring firecracker cupcakes.

Cost: $55 adults, $24 for children under 12



Red, White & Boom — Town Hall Complex, 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way.

Meet Uncle Sam, enjoy  Live music, food truck rally, face painters, jumping castles.

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Fireworks:  9 p.m.  Free. Accepting donations to the Sahuarita Food Bank. Please leave your pets at home. 315 W. Sahuarita Center Way

Fourth of July Activities in Arizona 

Mt. Lemmon Fourth of July Independence Day Parade

Annual Mt. Lemmon July 4th Independence Day Parade is held at noon.  Road is closed to traffic from 11:00 am through 2:30 pm.  Fire restrictions are in effect over the Independence holiday. Summerhaven shops and hiking spots will be open.


4th of July in Benson

City Park, 9 am parade, entertainment, 10:30 am fire department water fights, food, live music, fireworks at dusk and a family dance at the Lion’s Park, free, 520-586-4293.


Independence Day in Bisbee

Oldest Fourth of July parade in Arizona. Fireworks, coaster races, drilling and mucking contests during the day and evening.


Patagonia Fourth of July Festivities

Patagonia has an annual parade starting at 11:00 am. Afterwards, music, food, games and activities in the city park. Fireworks in Patagonia begins about 9:00 pm


Sierra Vista Salute to the Union

49th Annual 4th of July Celebration - Veterans Memorial Park

Free,  4th annual pets & people promenade, military displays, arts & crafts vendors,

Fireworks display at 8:05 pm


Tombstone Family Style Fourth

Family Style 4th of July – a family-style fireworks display with a softball tournament, food and vendor booths and games. Games, Hotdogs, nachos, watermelon, Fire Engine Squirt Down. Tombstone 4th of July (approximately 75 minutes southeast of Tucson). Round Robin Softball Tournament and food booth. Fireworks display at dusk – put on by the Tombstone Fire Dept.  Medigovich Field starting 10 a.m.  http://www.tombstoneweb.com/


Tubac Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Free games for the kids:  hula hoops, water balloon and bean bag toss, coin guess, and others, make authentic adobe bricks to take home, pig out on free hot dogs, nachos, watermelon, and lemonade, “squirt-down” courtesy of the Tubac Fire Department, free, 10 am - noon.

Things to do for 4th of July

Fireworks restrictions

Depending upon weather, there may be some restrictions with regards to fireworks.  You can help prevent wildfires!

The summer monsoon might make its traditional attempt to disrupt local fireworks shows on July 4th. Check the weather for the Fourth of July.

In Pima County, there is a ban is on the use of permissible consumer fireworks.

The City of Tucson has a similar ban.

Although Pima County and the city of Tucson cannot ban the sale of fireworks, the USE is regulated!!!

Violating the ban can be a Class 3 misdemeanor offense in Pima County. In conjunction with the ban on the use of personal fireworks, there are fire restrictions throughout the state parks and forests, including the Coronado National Forest.

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Comment balloon 1 commentCara Marcelle Mancuso • June 21 2017 03:08PM
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