🎆 Even though the Fourth of July is in the middle of the week this year, we all still want to have a good time. Here is an amazing list to help you plan it out. 🎆


Fireworks on "A" Mountain 

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the firework show at the 22nd Annual "A" Mountain Fireworks Celebration. There will be food vendors selling hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream, entertainment and a nighttime spectacular. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Watch the fireworks for free from parking lot B (off Cushing Street between Granada and Church Avenue) or parking lot C (off Granada between Broadway Boulevard and Cushing Street) at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. TCC has a great parking lot map, check it out here.

Cost: Event is free and open to the public.

For more information click here. 

Pro tip: Leave your car near the streetcar route, away from the TCC. Take the streetcar to the TCC and park your lawn chair there. The line of cars is real after the fireworks and you don't want to get stuck in it.

Diamonds in the Sky Celebration

See some baseball, listen to live music, see the fireworks, win door prizes, $1 hot dogs and plenty of activities for kids — including a jumping castle, obstacle course, face painting, games, bubble station and much more. The 30-minute fireworks show begins after the game.

Get your general admission tickets are the Kino Administrative Offices at 2500 E. Ajo Way or the Guest Services window inside the stadium. Free parking if you buy tickets before July 4, $2 parking at the door.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 5-9:30 p.m.

Where: Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way

Cost: $4 per person, ages 5 and under are free.

For more information click here.

Fourth of July Party at Sonoran Glass

Celebrate Independence Day with a BBQ, glass demos, workshops, water balloon fights and a view of the fireworks on "A" Mountain.

BBQ is 6-9 p.m. at $12 per plate and has to be pre-ordered no later than June 29th, please register at www.sonoranglass.org/product/buy-admission-and-bbq-food-for-4th-of-july-party. The balloon fight starts at 6 p.m. with soda and cookies for the kiddies inside the shop. See a live demo at 7:30 p.m. and don't forget the glass workshops that range from $15-$25.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Sonoran Glass School, 633 W. Eighteenth St.

Cost: $5 admission for adults and kids under 12 are free. Workshops and BBQ are an additional cost.  

For more information click here. 

Fireworks afterparty at Hotel Congress

Listen to music from the Street Blues Family and Quinn DeVeaux  while you wait for the fireworks. Don't miss out on the drink specials.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 8-11 p.m.

Where: Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: Event is free to attend, ages 21 and up.

For more information click here.


Oro Valley July 4 Celebration

Your kids and your wallet are going to love this. This free event features a beer garden and plenty of activities for kids, like face painting, jumping castles, bubble balls and more. If you get hungry, buy from any of the several food trucks on site. The fireworks start at approximately 9 p.m. and are right over the park.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 5-9:30 p.m. 

Where: Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Dr.

Cost: Event is free and open to the public.

For more information click here.

Swimming at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center

Stay cool on the Fourth of July with a splash pad and waterslide at a discounted price. There will be games and prizes for the children.

When:  Wednesday, July 4, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Oro Valley Aquatic Center, 23 W. Calle Concordia

Cost: $1 for children and $3 for adults. Resident or non-resident welcome. 

For more information click here.


Star Spangled Spectacular

The Star Spangled Spectacular is a can't-miss. There will be live music, food trucks, inflatables and water inflateables for the kids, a beer garden for the adults and some awesome fireworks. The fireworks show starts at approximately 9 p.m.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 5-9:30 p.m.

Where: Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd.

Cost: Event is free and open to the public. Bring some towels for the wet activities.

For more information click here.


Red, White and Boom

Live music, food trucks, face painters, a boat-building contest and fireworks at 9 p.m. 

When: Wednesday, July 4, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Sahuarita Lake Park, 15466 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd.

Cost: Event is free and open to the public.

More info: sahuaritaaz.gov

Whatever Floats Your Boat competition

Whatever Floats Your Boat is a competition where participants bring their homemade boat (according to rules on materials used) or raft and race it on the lake. Does your boat have what it takes? Races start at 6:30 p.m. 

When: Wednesday, July 4, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Sahuarita Lake Park, 15466 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd.

Cost: Event and boat registration is free. Register here.

For more information click here.