Celebrate our country's 246th birthday by soaking in the best summer events Tucson has to offer! With fireworks, parades, soccer, racing, and theatre, there's so much to do, see and explore in Tucson and Southern Arizona this first weekend of July.

July 1–5, 2022

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

The weekend is headlined by their “Red, White and Blue” Pool Party featuring DJs, specialty menus, margaritas, and lawn games for kids and adults alike. Enjoy dining specials all weekend long, outdoor movies under the stars, and more. Book three nights and receive:

  • $75 food & beverage credit per stay
  • Complimentary nightly parking
  • Waived daily resort fee
  • 2 pm late check-out on Tuesday, July 5

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July 2–4, 2022

Let Freedom Sing at Arts Express Theatre

3:00 pm or 7:00 pm showtime options

For 39 years, Let Freedom Sing has delighted audiences and embraced the patriotic spirit of Southern Arizonans. Let Freedom Sing is an inspiring and honoring celebration of our nation’s birthday in song. Through the years, the production has become part of the cultural fabric of Tucson.


All American Fourth of July Bash in Tombstone

The Town Too Tough to Die is the scene for a pin-up pageant and car show, kids’ day, parade, raffle, and other activities hosted by the Tombstone Vigilettes.

July 2nd Pin Up Pageant and Car Show

July 3rd Kids Day: Free Hot Dogs, Games, Face Painting, and Magic Show.

July 4th parade and raffle

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July 3, 2022

Salute Our Troops: FC Tucson vs Greenville Triumph

Kino North Stadium | 7:00 pm

The men’s pro soccer team takes the field against several opponents this month. Join FC Tucson as they Salute the Troops and celebrate the fourth with a firework show!


Star-Spangled Spectacular in Marana

Crossroads at Silverbell District Park | 5:00–9:30 pm

Fun for the whole family, including a splash pad, field games, inflatables, car show, food trucks, exhibitors, fireworks, and live music provided by the Jesse Colt Band as well as OnesAll.

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July 4, 2022

Sahuarita Stars & Stripes at Sahuarita Town Hall

4:30–9:00 pm

Celebrate our nation's birthday in the desert with live music, a car show, a Rolling Thunder parade, beer and wine, food trucks, and more. Finish off the night with a laser show and fireworks! It’s recommended that you take your picnic chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.

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City of Tucson 25th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

9:00 pm

The City of Tucson, thanks to the sponsorship of the Desert Diamond Casino and Entertainment Group, an enterprise of the Tohono O'odham Nation, will be presenting the 25th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. The fireworks show will be launched from "A" Mountain/Sentinel Peak Park beginning at 9 pm on Monday, July 4, weather permitting.

The Tucson Convention Center Parking Lot B, the large lot on the west side of the TCC with access from Cushing Street and Granada Avenue, will be open for free viewing of the show beginning at 4 pm with food trucks on-site and open at 7 pm for business.

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IndepenDANCE at MSA Annex

7:00–10:00 pm

Celebrate the Fourth under A Mountain in the Festival Grounds at the MSA Annex! Featuring DJ Herm, the Flam Chen Fire, Stilt Dancers, food trucks and a bar by Westbound (Tap and Bottle). All ages.