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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events in Tucson {4th of July in Tucson 2017}

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events in Tucson
 {4th of July in Tucson 2017}

There are so many different fireworks and celebratory events happening in Tucson, Arizona for the fourth of July this year! Fun for the entire family and some of the events start this weekend, so please check dates. They should be listed in the order they will be happening. We feel that this is a comprehensive list and if you know of any other public events to list please let us know at arizonafamilies@hotmail.com 

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Please check the dates as different events may not be on the 4th.


What: Davis Monthan 4th of July Celebration MUST HAVE ACCESS TO GET ON BASE - you can probably see the fireworks nearby though too :)   All info HERE 

When: FRIDAY JUNE 30 6-10pm FIREWORKS at 9pm

Where: Davis Monthan Air Force Base BAMA Park


What: All inclusive event includes Fireworks show, Hamburger/Hot Dog Grill, Taco Bar, Pizza and Salad Spot, Ice Cream Sundae Bar! Adult tickets include one drink ticket. 

When:Fireworks show at 9pm. Gates open at 5pm.

Where:Forty Niners Country Club

Cost: $25 adult $10 kids or $60 family of 4 pass Event Passes on sale now at fortyninercc.com.

What: Car Races and Fireworks after the Race at Tucson Speedway

When: Saturday, July 1, 2017 Gates open 5pm, Races 7pm, Fireworks 9pm

Where:Tucson Speedway 11955 S. Harrison Road

Admission:$10-15 INFO HERE Kids 10 and under free with each paying adult

What: Block Party AND Fireworks  Prickely Pear Festival, Jumping castles, water slides, carnival games, vendor booths, music, food, fun!

When: Monday, July 3, 2017 4-9:30pm 

Where: Del Lago Golf Club 14155 E. Via Rancho del Lago, Vail, AZ 

Admission: FREE -food and face painting for additional cost.

What: Fireworks Extravaganza at AVA July marks the 23rd anniversary of Tucson’s premier entertainment destination, Casino Del Sol, and the award-winning casino resort is throwing a celebration for the books! On July 3, watch the sky catch fire with an incredible fireworks display at AVA. This free, all ages fireworks show also includes food specials, music, and more! 

When: Monday July 3, doors open at 7 p.m. FIREWORKS at 8:00PM

Where: AVA Amphitheatre at the Casino Del Sol 5655 West Valencia Rd  Tucson, AZ 85757 Directions 


What: FC Tucson Soccer Match and Fireworks Celebration Celebrate this Independence Day early with FC Tucson this year, as the Men in Black take on the Albuquerque Sol Monday, July 3rd at 7 p.m. before a spectacular post-game fireworks display.

When:MONDAY JULY 3 The fireworks show will follow the game.
Where:2500 W Ajo Way  Kino Sports Complex at the North Stadium 


What:A Mountain Fireworks Free to the public! Food vendors, entertainment, and fireworks! Free parking in lots B and C.  Opens with food and Beverages for purchase 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. in Parking Lot B with fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m.! Street closures include: A Mountain closes at noon on Wednesday and reopens noon on Friday for set up/break down.Mission/Grande will be closed on the 4th between Congress and Starr Pass starting at 5 p.m. and will reopen about an hour after the fireworks.

When:Tuesday, July 4th 7-10pm

Where:Park at the TCC or enjoy from Mercado or Sonoran School of Glass- they also have their own events listed  

Cost:Free food costs vary

What: Diamonds in the Sky Bring the family to enjoy a one-of-a-kind Fourth of July celebration featuring a Tucson Saguaros baseball game, giveaways at the door, music, games, prizes, food, activities for the kids and the best fireworks display in the city. MORE INFO

  • Tucson Saguaros v. Monterey Amberjacks baseball game at 6 p.m.
  • 30-minute fireworks show after the game
  • Giveaways at the door
  • Games, prizes and raffles
  • $1 hot dogs, limit 4 per transaction
  • Beer
  • Activities for kids from 5 - 9 p.m.: 
    • face painting 
    • jumping castles
    • obstacle course

  • When: Tuesday, July 4 Gates open at 5pm, game at 6pm Fireworks following game

    Where: Kino Sports Complex 2500 E. Ajo Way

    Admission: *General Admission: $4 Kids (5 and under): FREE Reserved Seating: $11–$15 Limited quantity available online only at the Tucson Saguaros website

     What: Oro Valley Celebration
    5 – 6:30 p.m.     Bryan Dean Trio
    6:30 – 7 p.m.     Games and giveaways with Frank Powers
    7 – 8:45 p.m.     Little House of Funk
    8:55 p.m.            National Anthem
    9 p.m.                  Fireworks
    • Bella's Gelato Shoppe - Tucson
    • Fruit Shack Smoothies & Yogurt
    • Golder Ranch Fire BBQ
    • Papa Murphys Take N Bake Pizza
    • Ricuras de Venezuela
    • Mutt's Brats
    • Tri-Tip Man
    • Tucson Kona Ice
    • POPPED Artisan Popcorn
    • Angela's Mexican food
    • Sweet Street Mini Donuts
    • face painting
    • tie-dye t-shirts
    • patriotic crafts
    • obstacle courses
    • jumping castles
    When: Tuesday  July 4 5-9:30pm  FIREWORKS at 9 pm

    Where:Naranja Park 810 W. Naranja Drive


    What: 4th of July Activities at the Oro Valley Community Center STARS & STRIPES BBQ DINNERFeaturing pulled pork, BBQ chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, ice cream sundae bar and much more. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets so you can view the Town of Oro Valley fireworks show at 9 p.m. No pets please.\ INFO HERE

    Where:The Overlook Restaurant at the Oro Valley Community Center
    When:6 –9pm
    Reservations: 520-229-5366 or 520-229-5359
               adults $25
               children ages 5-12 $12
               children under 5 years FREE

    What:Star Spangled Spectacular MaranaHave an All-American good time during the Town of Marana's July 4 celebration at Crossroads at Silverbell Park. Enjoy a day of family fun, including kids' activities, food trucks and a music festival. The evening is topped off with a fireworks show that rivals any other in Southern Arizona. More info HERE
    Come out to Marana's spectacular Independence Day celebration. Enjoy live music, dozens of food trucks, inflatables for the kids, two beer gardens for the adults, and of course, a magnificent fireworks show.

    When:July 4 5-9 p.m. FIREWORKS at 9

    Where: Crossroads at Silverbell District Park 7548 N. Silverbell


    What:Come enjoy the fireworks at Hotel Tucson City Center. 

    When:Tuesday July 4 4-10pm

    Where:Hotel City Center 475 N. Granada

    Cost:$10 per person and will include access to our olympic sized swimming pool and one hot dog per guest. Additional food and drink items may be purchased at our onsite restaurant.


    What: Salute to America Concert We honor our brave men and women in uniform by celebrating the lyrics and melodies that make our country great. Hosted by Tucson music legend Armen Dirtadian and a world-class band, you’ll be inspired by rousing renditions of flag-waving favorites such as “God Bless America,” “America The Beautiful,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and many more. With special guest appearances by audience favorites The Manhattan Dolls and Robert Shaw

    When: TWO SHOWS! 3PM & 7PM on Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Where:The Gaslight Music Hall Oro Valley 13005 N. Oracle Rd.

    Admission:Ticket options HERE

    What: Red, White, and Blue Dress Up Contest- Come show your colors to celebrate Independence Day

    When: SATURDAY JULY 1 10am Fashion Show market open 8am-1pm

    Where: Rincon Valley Farmers Market 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail

    Cost: FREE for show

    What: The following special entertainment is going on all weekend
    ·         Kids ages 11 and under get in FREE all weekend!
    ·         Fun games and prizes for kids of all ages
    ·         Pie eating contest
    ·         Special 4th of July musical show and daily flag ceremonies
    ·         All-American menu including burgers, brats, turkey legs, hot dogs, etc.
    ·         Regular Old Tucson entertainment: train rides, antique car rides, carousel, tours, stunt shows
    Special Dinner Show:
    ·         There will be a dinner show on Sunday, July 2nd, for a Neil Diamond Tribute band. Amazing food will be served along with great music. 

    When: July 1-4, 10 am-5pm

    Where: Old Tucson

    For more information and to buy tickets, visit oldtucson.com

    What: 5th Annual Event! Red, White, and Brew BBQ. Celebrating the night before 4th of July at Hacienda's BBQ picnic with live music, an array of tasty all American dishes & cool drinks! See our menu with fun food entrees: Brick Chicken, Pig in the Blanket, Sesame Chuck Flap, Slow Roasted Pulled Heritage Pork, Wagyu Beef Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls and HDS Special Sauce, Wood Oven Baked Herb Citrus Shrimp, Santa Maria Tri Tip (Carving) http://www.haciendadelsol.com/events/red-white-brew/
     Reservations: 520-529-3500

    When: MONDAY JULY 3 6-9pm

    Where: Hacienda Del Sol 5501 N Hacienda del Sol Road

    Cost:Price: $55 per person, $40 per person (without alcoholic beverages) / $27.50 children 7-14 years of age, under 7 complimentary

    What: Salute to America Concert We honor our brave men and women in uniform by celebrating the lyrics and melodies that make our country great. Hosted by Tucson music legend Armen Dirtadian and a world-class band, you’ll be inspired by rousing renditions of flag-waving favorites such as “God Bless America,” “America The Beautiful,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and many more. With special guest appearances by audience favorites The Manhattan Dolls and Robert Shaw (and maybe even a surprise or two), this musical salute to freedom and liberty will be dedicated to those who've defended it. You won't want to miss a show that is sure to make you Proud To Be An American!

    When: Monday, July 3 7-9pm

    Where: The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway

    Admission: Ticket INFO HERE

     What:Let Freedom Sing  LET FREEDOM SING 2017A musical celebration of our nation’s birthday!Armen Dirtadian, LFS DirectorEnrique "Hank" Feldman, LFS Music Director/ConductorPete Swan, LFS Band DirectorAlex Steiniger and Tina Jennings, Co-Hosts of KGUN 9 The Morning Blend, LFS EmceesFor over three decades, 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. Performers include the Let Freedom Sing Choir and renowned soloists Ben Cline, Liz Cracciola, Jodi Darling, Armen Dirtadian, Delores Maddox, Chach Snook, Dennis Tamblyn and more! The sizzling and swinging 4Gents, Tucson’s SuperGroup Quartet will wow the audience with their stylized harmonies of a by-gone era. The dazzling talents of Big Band Express with have you on the edge of your seat, playing during the pre-show as well as being features on several numbers throughout the performance!

    When: Tuesday July 4th at 3pm

    Where: UA Centennial Hall 1020 E. university Boulevard

    Tickets:  Get Tickets HERE or By Calling (520) 319-0400

    When the Let Freedom Sing concert is over, the celebration continues! Arts Express invites you to the Let Freedom Sing – Sounds of America Celebration, in partnership with Main Gate Square.Tasty Restaurants & Cafes • Happy Hour Specials •Live Music at 5 Venues • Fun for All Ages •
    4th of July Specials • Giveaways

    Listen to Susan Artemis (Jazz Piano & Vocals) at The Dutch Eatery & Refuge, Wayback Machine (Blues & Classic Rock) at Gentle Ben’s, Lost Hombres (Bluegrass) at Red’s Smokehouse & Tap Room, Matt Mitchell (Jazz Guitar) at Pasco Kitchen & Lounge, and Don Armstrong & Friends (Folk Music) at Woops! BakeShop!

    Head to the top of Tyndall Garage, when it’s time for the fireworks
    over A-Mountain.
    Or catch the Sun Link Streetcar to head Downtown
    for the City of Tucson’s 4th of July Celebration.

    When:Tuesday, July 4 5-8pm

    Where:Main Gate Square university Boulevard


    Canceled due to Burro Fire

    What: Parade on Mt. Lemmon

    When: TUESDAY JULY 4 Parade is  at 12noon road is closed from 11am-2:30 so come early. No fireworks and fire restrictions are usually in effect.

    Where: Mt. Lemmon

    Cost: Parade is free

    What: Cartoons and THE JUNGLE BOOK Original Two showings– including an hour of classic cartoons* followed by the 1967 animated Disney classic The Jungle Book. Enjoy the exploit of Mowgli, orphaned as a baby and raised by a loving pack of wolves, as he grows and forges friendships with the jungle animals. Then watch as he experiences the splendor of the colorful jungle, sings, dances and embarks on the adventurous and sometimes dangerous journey back to the man-village. FREE

    When:Tuesday JULY 4 AT 1pm and another showing at 4pm

    Where:The FOX Tucson Theatre 17 W. Congress

    Cost: FREE

    What: 4th of July Parade with Splash Zone NORTH side of the road will get WET!

    When:9am-11am on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Where: Between Christ Lutheran Vail Church and del Lago Golf Club. Colossal Cave Road will be CLOSED from 9-11am. 


    Other events for the daytime hours can be found on the calendar HERE

    What: JAWS Outdoor Screening This 4th of July, the fireworks will have teeth as you experience the greatest summer fright flick of all-time at a wet-n-wild outdoor screening that will make you glad you’re nowhere near the ocean! In addition to the safe land-locked seating, a limited number of water-filled kiddie pools with complimentary inner tubes will be available for purchase, for those who want the totally terrifying Jaws viewing experience (two people limit per pool)! 

    “When it comes to thrillers, no movie has been able to top Jaws, although many have tried. And, as the years go by, it seems increasingly unlikely that anything will come close.” – James Berardinelli, Reel Views

    When: Tuesday July 7:30-9:30pm

    Where: Loft Cinema OUTSIDE 3233 E. Speedway



    1. Thanks for these great postings. I'm biased because I work at Old Tucson, but I love that all sorts of holiday events are featured here. It's gonna be a busy weekend!

    2. We do LOVE Old Tucson- there is hopefully something for everyone on the list :)

    3. I've been to events at other places, but this was my first time in here. Great venue New York. Food was good and seating was very comfortable. Also, very good view from where I sat. This is such a cool venue and the atmosphere was equally amazing.


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