Live, love, laugh edition
We’ve made it halfway through the year and if that’s not reason enough to celebrate, then what? Oh yeah, the Fourth of July! There are a few events happening around southern Arizona that are sure to complement the colorful explosions in the sky and are sure to be an explosion of flavor, too.
Below, you’ll find the likes of charcuterie board makin’, wine drinkin’, and foot-stompin’ good times. Also, keep in mind that some of these events are happening before Monday, July 4.
Learn to build a charcuterie board at Antsy Nancy
Thursday, June 30 from 6 – 8 p.m.
5655 E. River Rd. #101
Join Antsy Nancy to learn to make a crowd-pleasing, Fourth of July-inspired charcuterie board. You’ll pair the perfect meats, cheeses, fruits, and crackers to create a spectacular board, that tastes as good as it looks. The meats, cheeses, fruits, crackers, nuts, and chocolates are all selected to taste great together and fulfill the red, white, and blue requirement.
For more information and to register, visit antsy-nancy.com.
Adult day camp at AZ Hops & Vines
Saturday, July 2 from noon – 5 p.m.
3450 Highway 82
Adult Day Camp is everything fun from your youth. Think games, contests, slushies, a food truck, music, wine, and prizes. Who doesn’t love prizes? Bring your moderately talented friends, or at least your friends that like alcohol and are fun and competitive.
For more information, follow AZ Hops and Vines on Facebook.
Marana’s star-spangled spectacular
Sunday, July 3 from 5 – 9:30 p.m.
Crossroads at Silverbell District Park
The Town of Marana is excited to present its Star-Spangled Spectacular event. This will be a fantastic evening of festivities that will include a traditional fireworks finale for the community to enjoy. The festivities will start at 5 p.m. and the fireworks show will start at 9 p.m.
Free attractions include a splash pad, field games, inflatables, exhibitors, a petting zoo, and a car show presented by Obsessions Car Club.
For more information, visit maranaaz.gov.
Red, Wine, and Blue at Charron Vineyards
Monday, July 4 from noon – 6 p.m.
8585 S. Sonoita Hwy.
Go wine tasting without committing to a long drive! Charron Vineyards tasting room will be open for the Fourth of July and will be having specials on their red Merlots and serving blueberry and pomegranate wine slushies.
Now that’s a way to beat the heat.
For more information, follow Charron Vineyards on Facebook.
Fourth of July at Patagonia Lumber Co.
Monday, July 4 from noon – 7:30 p.m.
295 McKeown Ave.
Patagonia Lumber Co. is open for the Fourth of July and they’ve invited Over the Counter Wood Fired Pizza down from noon – 7:30 p.m. Plus, there’s going to be live music by The Kevin Pakulis Trio happening from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit patagonialumberco.com.
Sahuarita Stars & Stripes
Monday, July 4 from 5 – 9 p.m.
375 W. Sahuarita Center Way
Join the town of Sahuarita at their Town Hall for their Stars and Stripes event on Monday, July 4 to celebrate our nation’s birthday in the desert.
There will be live music, a car show, a Rolling Thunder parade, beer, wine, food trucks, and several vendors. Oh, and that’s not all — the night will finish off with a laser show and fireworks. Be sure to bring your picnic chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.
For more information, visit sahuaritaaz.gov.
Fourth of July at El Mezquite Grill & Taqueria
Monday, July 4 at 5 p.m.
280 S. Church Ave.
Enjoy a party on El Mezquite’s patio complete with two outdoor bars, a Build-Your-Own Taco Station, a Build-Your-Own Sonoran Dog Station, and tunes by DJ Shorty.
Bonus: When the sun sets, you’ll have a perfect view of the fireworks show on A Mountain.
For more information, follow El Mezquite on Facebook.
Oro Valley July Fourth Celebration
Monday, July 4 from 5 – 9:15 p.m.
23 W. Calle Concordia
Join the Town of Oro Valley at James D. Kriegh Park for its annual July Fourth Celebration. This free event will be jam-packed with live entertainment and activities for families. At 9 p.m., the celebration will end with a laser light show, in lieu of fireworks.
For more information, visit orovalleyaz.gov.