The Fourth of July is just days away, here's a schedule of fun and patriotic things to do to celebrate.
"A" Mountain, Tucson Convention Center — 260 S. Church Ave. Events, entertainment, food and beer vendors and the Southern Arizona Mustang Club will be downtown at the Tucson Convention Center Parking (TCC) Lot B, at South Granada Avenue between West Congress Street and West Cushing Street. Because of street car construction, best route to downtown is 22nd Street. Parking in lot at west 22nd Street and I-10, and the City/State Parking Garage at 498 W. Congress St., west of I-10. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. July 4.
Centennial Hall — 1020 E. University Blvd. Let Freedom Sing. Arts Express Choir and Orchestra perform patriotic pieces including The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Big Band Express and boogie-woogie blues pianist Arthur Migliazza will join. 3-4:30 p.m. July 4. $20 front of house seating. General seating is free, donations are appreciated. 319-0400.
Crossroads at Silverbell Park — 7548 N. Silverbell Road, Marana. Star Spangled Banner Spectacular. Food for sale, music and more. 6-10 p.m., with a concert by the Greg Spivey Band at 7. Fireworks at 9 p.m., weather permitting. July 4. 382-1946.
Hacienda del sol Guest Ranch — 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. Red White and Brew July 4th Celebration. Barbecue-style food, live music by Hey Bucko. Reservations required. 5-9 p.m. July 4. $25; $12.50 for children 7-14 years old; free for 6 and under. 529-3500.
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort — 10555 N. La Canada Drive, Oro Valley. July 4th Stars and Stripes Classic BBQ. Live music includes Kaci Bays and Ken Martinson, and country singer Marnie Chastain. Buffet-style BBQ includes baby back ribs, green chili pork, hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken, veggie burgers and tamales. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., event begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $48; $20 for children ages 5-12; free for children under 5. 544-1244.
James D. Kreigh Park — 23 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley. Oro Valley Fourth of July Party and Fireworks. Live entertainment, food trucks and vendors, kids' zone and activities including a climbing wall and splash pad. Events start at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Full details at orovalleyaz.gov/business/calend ar/4th-july-celebration-2014. July 4. Free.
Kino North Stadium — 2817 E. Ajo Way. FC Tucson 4th of July Blast. Fireworks following match against Albuquerque Sol FC. Match begins at 7:30 p.m., Fireworks scheduled to begin roughly 30 minutes after game concludes. 7:30-10 p.m. July 4. $10. 334-1115.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain — 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, Marana. Red, White and Bluegrass Barbecue. Buffet including ribs, chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, live entertainment. Fireworks at 8:45 p.m. Reservations recommended. 5:30-8 p.m. July 4. $44; $22 children under 12. 572-3000.
Tubac Golf Resort and Spa — 65 Otero Road, Tubac. July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza. Starts at 4 p.m. with Kids' Zone, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, food trucks, D.J. Fireworks at 8:45 p.m. No individual entrance fee. VIP tickets include parking, dinner buffet, live entertainment, two drink tickets, a private cash bar and seating for fireworks. Reservations required. 4-10 p.m. July 4. $10 per car; $49 per person VIP. 398-3521.
Tucson Botanical Gardens — 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Four, Four, Four: Fourth of July Celebration. Family-style BBQ with two meal options: a hotdog, chips and drink for $4 or a hamburger, side and drink for $8. 4-7 p.m. July 4. $4. 326-9686.