§ Enjoy a Pool Party
Have a Patriotic Dessert: Pound cake topped with strawberries in juice, kissed with whipped cream and spirited with blueberries
§ Barbeque for your family…and if you can stand it…relatives…and for a good time, sprinkle in friends
§ Get your flag on…out…up
§ Start a parade tradition in your own neighborhood: take the kids and walk up and down your block with toy flutes, tambourines and good cheer
§ Wear red, white and blue
§ Be proud to be an American
§ Blow up red, white and blue balloons and set them free to the sky
§ Dress your pets in little star and stripe hats
§ Learn the National Anthem
§ Eat, drink, sleep…and chill
§ July 4th Experience: JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort - Jul. 2 - Jul. 6 A week of holiday activities and all-inclusive package and room deal AND a fireworks display, July 4th., (520) 792-3500 or 1-888-527-8989.
§ 18th Anniversary Fireworks Display: Casino del Sol - Jul. 3 Casino del Sol celebrates its 18th Anniversary with "the largest fireworks display in Tucson" and entertainment, poolside. 800-344-9435.
§ Tucson Padres Star-Spangled Spectacular w/ Fireworks - Jul. 3 Tucson Padres vs. Salt Lake Bees holiday baseball game features fun and food followed by a fireworks display at Kino Stadium., 434-1367.
§ 'A' Mountain Fireworks July 4th - Jul. 4 Desert Diamond/City of Tucson/Pima County fireworks show from “A” Mountain at Tucson Convention Center parking lot: food vendors, beer garden, car show, (520) 791-4101.
§ 'Let Freedom Sing' Concert - Jul. 4 Arts Express celebrates America's birthday with a concert of patriotic songs at Centennial Hall, University of Arizona, 319-0400.
§ 4th of July: Mercado San Agustin - Jul. 4 Watch the fireworks from "A" Mountain at Mercado San Agustin. Enjoy a street food extravaganza with food trucks and summer treats 461-1110.
§ Family-Style 4th of July in Tombstone - Jul. 4 Tombstone July 4th celebration with a softball tournament and fireworks at dusk at Medigovich Field., 457-3994.
§ Food Truck Roundup: Benjamin Plumbing Supply Parking Lot - Jul. 4 Watch the Fourth of July fireworks over dinner from the Food Truck Roundup with 15+ mobile kitchens at Benjamin Plumbing Supply parking lot, downtown, 869-3166.
§ Independence Day Extravaganza: Tubac Golf Resort - Jul. 4 Tubac Golf Resort & Spa fireworks celebration, family activities, food vendors, musical entertainment and a huge fireworks show, 398-2211.
§ Independence Day: Pima Air & Space Museum - Jul. 4 Celebrates the signing of our nation’s Declaration of Independence by unveiling our newly restored F-5B Freedom Fighter. 574-0462.
§ July 4th Extravaganza: Hilton Tucson El Conquistador - Jul. 4 Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort hosts an American dinner, entertainment, and fireworks on the golf course for guests and non-guests,-544-5000.
§ Red, White & Bluegrass: The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain - Jul. 4 The Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain hosts July 4th festivities for guests and the general public, including fireworks, restaurant specials, and a barbecue buffet., 1-800-241-3333, 572-3000.
§ Star-Spangled Spectacular w/ Fireworks: Marana - Jul. 4 Arizona Pavilions hosts Marana's fireworks show, with children's fun, ice cream stations, live music, and beer garden., 520-382-1946.
Hurrah for the Red, White and Blue. Thanks to the men and women in the military and their families for preserving our way of life and keeping our world a safer place for all of us.