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Covid-19 Fireworks Updates for Tucson & Southern Arizona

"A" Mountain fireworks cancelled

Tucson Arizona Fireworks Fourth of July

Because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, most 4th of July fireworks events throughout Tucson and the valley have been cancelled. Most of the fireworks shows on Saturday will probably be home-produced in your neighborhood.

Large crowd gatherings, like the Independence Day Party downtown at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC), and all resorts, have been cancelled this year. All across the Tucson valley, official fireworks displays are also cancelled this year. The Kino Sports Complex also cancelled its annual baseball games and fireworks.

The only public fireworks event still being held is in Sahuarita and Marana. But the public is not allowed to view near the launch sites. Residents are urged to view the fireworks from home.

While certain fireworks are not permited to be set off in the city limits, there will be several, unannounced, private shows popping up throughout the night.

Below are some places that will have fireworks shows you can watch safely from your home.

  • Marana's Star Spangled Spectacular fireworks only! No community events– watch fireworks from home. Looks towards Crossroads at Silverbell District Park beginning at 8:30pm on July 4. The park will be closed to the public for fire and health safety.
  • Mt. Lemmon does not have a fireworks show, but because of the Bighorn Fire, the annual Mt. Lemmon/Summerhaven July 4th Parade is postponed for this year. Fire restrictions are in effect over the Independence holiday and travel up the Catalina Highway to Summerhaven/Mt. Lemmon is closed. 400-4141.
  • Oro Valley: fireworks show in Oro Valley has been postponed due to the Bighorn Fire. A new date for the fireworks will be announced. Becauseof COVID-19, the town has cancelled its Movies In The Lawn series for the summer along with the annual Round Up at the Ranch Run.
  • Saddlebrooke One Fourth of July Fireworks has been cancelled for this year because of the coronavirus.
  • Sahuarita Lake Park fireworks will instead be launched from Wrightson Ridge Park in Sahuarita, but the park will not be open for public viewing. Instead, people are advised to watch the sky from home. The fireworks start at 8:30 on Saturday, July 4th.
  • Personal fireworks restrictions. Tucson and Pima County has new restrictions and uses of fireworks and laws in the city and county. With the extreme fire danger, and Big Horn fire, personal fireworks danger is high.
  • 4th of July Weather: The summer monsoon may attempt to disrupt local fireworks shows. In some years, the rain storms start during the holiday event. Check the weather for the Fourth of July.

See more: Tucson Fireworks Events

Lunar eclipse on July 4th

On Saturday night, Mother Nature provides her own light show.  Just before sunset at 7:34pm, the moon will be rising over the eastern horizon. As it rises, the eclipse will be in motion. The eclipse peak will be at 9:29pm. By then, most fireworks shows will be finished. The full moon peak is Saturday, July 4 at 9:44pm.


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