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Fireworks at the Star-Spangled Spectacular! Celebrate Independence Day in Marana

Celebrate America with the Star-Spangled Spectacular in Marana!

Celebrate America with Fireworks in Marana

Marana is home to the Tucson area's LONGEST and LARGEST fireworks show this year at the Star-Spangled Spectacular! Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Third of July this year!

When: Sunday, July 3rd, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Fireworks start at 9:00 pm.

Where: Crossroads at Silverbell District Park

Places to Watch the Fireworks: Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, the Arizona Pavilions Shopping Center, and the parking lots of the Harkins movie theatre, and the southern half of the Continental Ranch area.

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Best Places to View the Fireworks

In addition to Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, the nearby Arizona Pavilions Shopping Center has several parking lots, which have a great view of the fireworks overhead. One of the best places is the parking lot of the Harkins Theatres Arizona Pavilions 12 movie theatre. Grab some food from one of the nearby restaurants or grill out and celebrate with a family tailgate watching party!

Festival Guide

The festivities for the Star-Spangled Spectacular start at 5:00 PM at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, with a wide variety of activities for the whole family! The main event, the fireworks, will start at 9:00 PM. Lawn chairs, outside food and beverages, coolers, and leashed pets are welcome. Please note that grilling within the park, or glass containers, are not permitted.

Activities Include:

  • Live music throughout the night, featuring performances by local bands OnesAll and the Jesse Colt Band
  • Cool cars from Obsessions Car Club on display right in the middle of the festivities
  • Family Fun Zone with bouncing castles, obstacle courses, and other activities for kids and kids-at-heart
  • Instrument Petting Zoo presented by the Tucson Civic Orchestra, with the opportunity to feel and play percussion and string instruments
  • Splash Pad to cool down, open until 8 PM

Food

The Star-Spangled Spectacular will feature over 30 vendors on site, including some of the best food trucks from around the area, serving meals, snacks, desserts, and beverages! The festival grounds are located right behind the Arizona Pavillions Shopping Center, which is home to many restaurants and stores, including both chains and local businesses. You can make a day of it and grab some lunch and do some shopping at the nearby stores, and then head over to the festival in the evening! 

Some favorite locally-owned restaurants and bars include Nana's Kitchen, Sushi Cortaro, Spice Garden Indian Cuisine, Casa Marana Craft Beer and Wine Bar, and The Screamery Handcrafted Ice Cream (a favorite for after the fireworks).

 

Hotels

Make the holiday weekend a staycation and enjoy the fireworks from a nearby hotel! There are four family-friendly hotels within about a mile of the grounds of the Star-Spangled Spectacular.

To plan your holiday weekend, visit our Hotels page.

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This July 4th (even though it's on July 3rd this year), there’s no better place than Marana to enjoy all that Independence Day has to offer. Marana’s patriotic spirit runs strong throughout the year, and the we celebrate that spirit with enthusiasm.

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