Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 4th in the Old Pueblo, Tucson – What to do?

§  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

o   AND/OR

§  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.

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