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Fourth of July Celebrations

Fourth of July Celebrations

The Fourth of July may be in the middle of the week this year, but there will still be plenty of events available with entertainment and fireworks in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

All events are free or included in the cost of admission unless otherwise noted.

TUCSON AREA

July 3

Casino del Sol — 5655 W. Valencia Road. Food specials, music, fireworks. Fireworks begin between 8:30-8:45 p.m. July 3. 855 765-7829.

Hacienda del Sol — 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. Red, White and Brew Event. Gourmet BBQ, breweries and wineries from Southern Arizona with samples. 6:30-9:30 p.m. enjoy live music. 6-9 p.m. $65 includes alcohol; $45 without alcohol. Price includes music and food.

July 4

5K Freedom Run/Walk — Golf Links Sports Complex-Ramada No. 3, 2400 S. Craycroft Road. Starting on the bike path and through the park. The race will benefit the That Others May Live Foundation. 6:30 a.m. $35. 820-6447.

Old Tucson — 201 S. Kinney Road. Adults and children can play games for prizes, pie-eating contest, chuck-wagon food, regular shows and attractions. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $19.95; free ages 11 under. 883-0100.

Saguaro Baseball Club — Reid Park No. 5 Field. Tucson Saguaros vs Ruidoso Osos. Stay and watch the “A” Mountain Fireworks from the field. 5 p.m. $10. 909-5600.

Mercado District — Mercado San Agustin and MSA Annex, 100 and 267 S. Avenida del Convento. Food trucks will line the Avenida del Convento. Both locations will host lively celebrations with DJs and drinks. View the fireworks from “A” Mountain. $5 parking will be available throughout the area. 6-10 p.m. 471-3224.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA

Benson — Lions Park, 435 N. Adams St. Vendors and children’s activities throughout the day. 9 a.m. parade starting from Benson High School; 8:30 p.m. fireworks; 9-10 p.m. dance. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 520-720-6044.

Bisbee — Fourth of July kicks off early with the coaster races at 8 a.m. The parade rolls at 11 a.m., followed by a gathering at Vista Park with holiday activities at 3 p.m. Fireworks at dusk in the Warren area. 520-432-3554.

Patagonia — The parade starts at 11 a.m. going down Arizona 82, followed by food booths downtown. Fireworks will begin at dusk. 520-394-2229.

Sierra Vista — All-day event at Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Chili cook-off, pets and people promenade, live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors and military displays; 8:05-9 p.m. Fireworks at the Domingo Paiz softball fields, Tacoma Street and Coronado Drive. 520-417-6960.

Tombstone — Family-style fun at the city park on Allen Street. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. Children fun area; 11 a.m. kids parade; noon food and entertainment. Then move over to Medigovich Field for a softball tournament and food booths. Fireworks display at dusk. 520-457-3707.

Tubac — Tubac Presidio State Park, 1 Burruel St. Free hot dogs, nachos, watermelon and lemonade. Activities for the kids include hula hoops, bean-bag toss and face painting. A “squirt-down” courtesy of the Tubac Fire Department. 10 a.m.-noon. Free park admission. 520-398-2252.


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Sara Brown joined the Star in 2014 after working for the San Pedro Valley New Sun in Benson. She works with letters to the editor, produces Opinion Team chats, and curates columns such as Keeping the Faith, Business Awards and Adopt A Friend.

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