Jul 4, 2013 1:40 PM by Brian White

Where to see fireworks in Tucson

TUCSON - Barbeques, lemonade and of course, fireworks will be on tap Thursday as America celebrates its 237th birthday.

Independence Day will be observed in Tucson with a variety of firework shows and festivities. Here's a list of what's going on:

17th Annual "A" Mountain Fireworks Celebration

  • The show starts at 9:15
  • Food vendors at Tucson Convention Center's parking lot B with beer garden
  • Fireworks visible from lot at 22nd Street and the Interstate 10 frontage road
  • Starr Pass to Congress closed starting at 5 p.m.
  • More info: 791- 4101
4th of July Backyard BBQ Desert Diamond Casino
  • 5 p.m.
  • Takes place in the plaza at the Sahuarita casino
  • Garth Brooks and Faith Hill tribute show
  • Address: 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd.
Fireworks and festival at Arizona Pavillions in Marana
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Limited food vendors, bringing own food suggested or dining at nearby restaurants
  • Address: 5755 w. Arizona Pavillions Dr.
Stars and stripes Classic BBQ at El Conquistador
  • BBQ at Last Territory
  • Live music from Kaci Bays & Gentlemen
  • Fireworks show starts at 9 p.m.
Tucson Padres vs. Las Vegas 51s and fireworks at Kino Stadium
  • Fireworks show following games on July 4 and July 5
  • First 3,000 fans get a miniature US flag
  • Games start at 7:05 p.m.
  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m. July 4 and at 6 p.m. on July 5 and 6.
  • Tickets: www.tucsonpadres.com
  • More info: 434-1367
Independence Day picnic at Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students/military, $4 for children
  • Address: 2150 N. Alvernon
2nd Annual Pig Roast and Fireworks at St. Agustine
  • Food Trucks from Food Truck Coalition
  • Roasted pig presentation by Agustin Brasserie
  • Starts at 5 p.m.
  • Fireworks seen from "A" Mountain
  • Address: 100 S. Avenida del Convento

Old Fashioned July Fourth Celebration in Tubac

  • Free games, hot dogs and watermelon
  • Park admission is free
  • Address: 1 Burruel Street


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