Marana's Star Spangled Spectacular

Fourth of July 2024: Food, Parties & Fireworks in Tucson

June 24, 2024
By Matt Sterner

Aside from the crackling and grumbling sound of nearby fireworks, there may be a different kind of thunderous roar coming from your belly this Fourth of July. Luckily, there are a few events happening around the city that complement the colorful explosions in the sky. 

a group of people standing in front of a crowd
Star-Spangled Spectacular (Photo courtesy of Town of Marana)

Below are a few of the food-themed events happening in and around Tucson this year.

Also, pay attention to the date of the event as some are earlier than Thursday, July 4.

St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave.

In honor of the Fourth of July, Tucson Pops Orchestra is hosting a two-day Independence Day Celebration at the St. Augustine Cathedral. Catch the performance at 7:30 p.m. on either Saturday, June 29, or Sunday, June 30.

Tucson Foodie has lined up a couple of deals within walking distance of the Independence Day performances.

Learn more.

Button Brew House

Thursday, July 4 from 1 – 5 p.m.
6800 N. Camino Martin #160
“Crusher” Mexican-style lager at Button Brew House (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

The Marana brewery will be open from 1 – 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July. They’ll be offering the following deals, too:

  • Buy one Whiskey Del Bar Barrel-Aged House Arrest and get another half off
  • $2 off 32-ounce fills
  • $4 off 64-ounce fills

Learn more.

Casino Del Sol

Wednesday, July 3 at 8:15 p.m.
5655 W. Valencia Rd.

“Check out the free fireworks display at Casino Del Sol on July 3 at 8:15 p.m.”

Learn more.

Catalina Brewing Company

Thursday, July 4 from noon – 8 p.m.
6918 N. Camino Martin #120

“Start your holiday with a couple of cold ones or grab a few crowlers to take to whatever festivities you have planned! Buy two crowlers and get a third for only $6!”

Additionally, The Jersey Grill food truck will be parked outside.

Learn more.


Thursday, July 4 from 3 – 11 p.m.
340 N. Sixth Ave.

“CORBETT’S presents their Fourth of July Celebration: Red, White, & Boots! Join us for a day filled with live music, dancing, and more! Your $10 cover includes your first Ranch Hand brew on Drew. Get ready to dance the night away with live music by Sophia Rankin and The Sound and Drew Cooper, all happening in the historic air-conditioned CORBETT’S Building. And don’t forget to stay for the Boots and Beats after-party starting at 10 p.m. (ages 21+)!”

Learn more.

Forty Niner Country Club

Saturday, June 29 at 5 p.m.
12000 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

This one’s happening on Saturday, June 29 so mark your calendars! There are going to be waterslides, face painting, bounce houses, mini putt, food stations, live music, fireworks, and more. Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for kids under 12 years old, and Family Four-Packs for $110.

Learn more.

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Wednesday, July 3 from 6 – 9 p.m.
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.

“The annual Red, White & Brew returns to Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort! Join us Wednesday, July 3 from 6 – 9 p.m. for an exciting evening featuring unlimited beer tastings from Arizona breweries, an American Independence Day-inspired buffet, and live music! Enjoy our beautiful resort grounds, delicious cuisine, and lively entertainment during this unforgettable celebration. $70 per adult. Includes beer tastings, craft non-alcoholic beverages, and a buffet.”

Learn more.

Hotel Congress

Friday, July 5 at 9 p.m.
311 E. Congress St.

“Join us for another year of our Wet Hot American Summer Party! We’ll have a water slide (swimsuits encouraged), Twisted Tea drink specials, popsicles, and DJ sets by Bex and Halsero. This is THE party of the summer. What better way to celebrate Independence Day than a FREE summer party on the Hotel Congress Plaza? And it doesn’t end there. Our iconic parties continue all summer. Our Wet Hot American Party is followed by a Desert Haze Night Market with The McCharmlys & The Charities, a Trish Toledo Weekend, Surfapalooza, and the second Annual Hair Metal Madness Party with The Dirt.”

Learn more.

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Thursday, July 4 from 5:45 – 9 p.m.
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

Fireworks and live music by Corey Spector!

“For those who enjoy the famous & great artists of James Taylor, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Motown, Elton John, CCR, The Eagles & many many more great and memorable songs for both young and old on Guitar & Piano, then this is the night for you!”

Learn more.

Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium

Thursday, July 4 at 5:30 p.m.
2500 E. Ajo Way

“Join us this Fourth of July for the Diamonds in the Sky Celebration. There will be family fun, baseball, fireworks, food, music and more!”

Learn more.


Wednesday, July 3 – Thursday, July 4
400 N. Toole Ave.

With Cup Cafe closed for the holiday, Maynards’ bottle shop is offering an all-day Happy Hour on Wednesday and Thursday.

Learn more.

Omni Tucson National Resort

Thursday, July 4
2727 W. Club Dr.

“Join us for an unforgettable Fourth of July at Omni Tucson National! Get ready to kick off the summer season in style with a plethora of exciting events and activities!”

Learn more.

Sahuarita Stars & Stripes 2024

Thursday, July 4 from 5 – 9 p.m.
17501 S. Camino De Las Quintas (Anamax Park)

“Celebrate US Independence Day with us at Sahuarita Stars & Stripes! We’ll be having fun on the Fourth with water rides, free water toys, live music, vendors, food trucks, and more, all at Anamax Park! Fireworks at the end of the night will be visible in the sky over Man in the Maze Trail Park.”

Learn more.

Star-Spangled Spectacular in Marana

Thursday, July 4 from 5 – 9:30 p.m.
7548 N. Silverbell Rd.
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Star-Spangled Spectacular (Photo courtesy of Town of Marana)

Free attractions include the Car Show, splash pad, field games, inflatables, vendors, exhibitors, Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, and a Creation Station for Kids.

Marana’s largest Signature Event is nestled behind the Arizona Pavilion shopping center and within the Continental Ranch neighborhood, making it the perfect event for residents to walk to or enjoy the fireworks from many vantage points. Residents and visitors spend the day shopping and eating at the nearby stores and restaurants before coming over to enjoy an evening in the park.

Learn more.

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

Thursday, July 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1288 W. River Rd.

Admission is $10 at the door for non-members and then free for TCCC members and children 12 years old and younger.

“This year, enjoy a concert from The Chamber Orchestra of Tucson Orchestra Academy, and a presentation by Stephen Gin where he shares his family story of his parents: Judge Harry – the first Chinese judge in Pima County – and his wife Bernice Gin.”

Learn more.

Town of Oro Valley

Thursday, July 4 from 5 – 9:20 p.m.
23 W. Calle Concordia

“Celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks in the Town of Oro Valley! Come on out to James D. Kriegh Park from 5 – 9:20 p.m. to join the fun! Attendees will enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, jumping castles, kids crafts, lawn games, and much more!”

Learn more.

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