See the glory: Lots of fireworks, viewing spots here

'Rockets red glare' from Oro Valley to 'A' Mountain
2013-07-04T00:00:00Z See the glory: Lots of fireworks, viewing spots hereArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 04, 2013 12:00 am  • 

If you don't already have your Fourth of July planned, here's where to check out fireworks tonight.

• "A" Mountain fireworks start around 9:15 p.m. You can view them from the Tucson Convention Center parking lot "B," off Granada Avenue between Congress and Cushing streets, where food vendors and a beer garden will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. and parking is free.

Viewing is also available from the parking lot on the northeast corner of 22nd Street and Interstate 10, or from the city-state parking garage at 498 W. Congress St.

• The fireworks start at 8:30 p.m. from the golf courses at Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Property parking is limited to guests, but the show is visible from surrounding areas.

• In Oro Valley, events start at 3 p.m. and lead up to a 9 p.m. fireworks display sponsored by the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort. The action will include live music - including Little House of Funk and the Bryan Dean Trio - food trucks, arts and crafts and a jumping castle, all at James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia.

The Oro Valley Aquatic Center, which is in the park, is offering discounted admission of $2 for adults and $1 for children. The center will hold contests and games.

• In Marana, the Arizona Pavilions district, near Interstate 10 and Cortaro Road, will be a busy place, starting with a movie at 6 p.m. at Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road, followed by fireworks at 9, weather permitting. There won't be any food vendors, so bring a picnic or edibles from any of the many nearby restaurants, along with a blanket or chairs.

Driving tip: Use the eastbound I-10 frontage road to Burlingame Road to access businesses on the south side of Cortaro Road.

• At the Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way, fireworks begin after the last out of the Tucson Padres game against the Las Vegas 51s, between 9 and 10 p.m. More fireworks follow the July 5 game as well. Parking is free. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday, and 6 p.m. July 5. Tickets are $5-$15.

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