Fireworks in Tucson

As Arizona’s second-largest city, Tucson certainly doesn’t play second fiddle when it comes to fantastic views and family fun. Whether you are visiting the town for the first time or a seasoned local, you are sure to find the 350 days of sunshine perfect for nearly as many nights of fireworks. With many cultural events, festivals and a happening nightlife scene, you are sure to find just the firework show you’ve been dreaming of in Tucson, Arizona. 

There is an amazing array of firework shows in the Tucson area, get busy and hit them all! Perhaps the biggest firework display in southern Arizona is the Red, White and Boom at the Pima County Fairgrounds. The event is free for the public (but you need tickets) and includes family fun, a kids zone, food and dazzling fireworks shot off over the desert landscape. Many firework show in the ‘foothills take place at the hotels and resorts around town. For example, the July 4th at the Westin La Paloma features a delicious dinner, old-fashioned games like watermelon races and a grand finale firework show. Or check out the 4th of July Concert and Fireworks at the Hilton El Conquistador, with live musical performances, yummy bbq and spectacular fireworks. The JW Marriott Star Pass also features fireworks after a day full of spa and children’s activities. Also, the Marana Star Spangled Spectacular takes place at the Pines Golf Club with lots of family friendly festival activities plus live music, a beer garden and fireworks galore.

Around the year, visit 2nd Saturdays Downtown Urban Street Fest for all types of entertainment including music, vendors, family activities, and maybe even some fun fireworks. The Tucson Rodeo, or Fiesta de los Vaqueros, is such a popular event in Tucson that kids get two days off school in lieu of President’s Day. Check the schedule to see if fireworks are planned as part opening day festivities after to Rodeo Parade. Other sporting events that occasionally include fireworks include any of the Wildcats teams at the University of Arizona or the Tucson Thudercats, the indoor football team that plays at the Tucson Convention Center.

Ring in the New Year Tucson style with First Night, a family-friendly event that features lots of fun capped by a midnight firework show. The pyrotechnic show is a real crowd-please and after the countdown to midnight also features a laser light show and live music.

When heading out to Tucson, Arizona it’s always a good idea to check in with your hotel concierge or the Tucson Visitor’s Center for firework watching opportunities Always on the pulse of what is happening all over the city, including firework shows, you’ll find quick and accurate information from this resource for entertainment. Arizona, especially Tucson and the surrounding areas, are truly electrifying places to watch fireworks illuminate the night sky over the desert landscape. The fireworks here are so breathtaking; you’ll remember the stunning displays of sparks in the sky for many years to come.