City of Tucson 25th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

The fireworks show will be launched from “A” Mountain / Sentinel Peak Park beginning at 9 pm on Monday, July 4, weather permitting.

The city of Tucson, thanks to the sponsorship of the Desert Diamond Casino and Entertainment Group, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation, will be presenting the 25th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. The fireworks show will be launched from “A” Mountain / Sentinel Peak Park beginning at 9 pm on Monday, July 4, weather permitting.

Viewing the Show:

The Tucson Convention Center Parking Lot B, the large lot on the west side of the TCC with access from Cushing Street and Granada Avenue, will be open for free viewing of the show beginning at 4 pm with food trucks on-site and open at 7 pm for business. For more information, including ADA-related accommodations at the above-listed location, call the Tucson Convention Center at (520) 791-4101..

Additional viewing areas will be available with free access for viewing at the City –State Garage, 498 W. Congressand $ 5 per vehicle access at the Mercado parking lots A, B, and E accessible from Avenida del Convento and South Linda Avenue just west of I-10 and south of Congress Street.

The map below, provided by ParkTucson, identifies the parking areas and will be available online and on ParkTucson’s and the City’s social media accounts.

Please Note: Tailgating activities, including cooking and barbecuing, are not permitted in the City-State or TCC Garages. The TCC Lot C garage is not open to the public at this time. The Lot A Garage is open for parking.

Getting There and Road Closures:

The map below shows how traffic in the area of ​​”A” Mountain / Sentinel Peak Park will be routed and also identifies the closure of Mission Road between Star Pass Blvd. and Congress Street, Bella Vista Road, and the Eastbound and Westbound I-10 Frontage Roads.

Map of road closures for 4th of July 2022

Transit Info:

Transit remains free, and the Sun Link streetcar provides convenient access to the TCC at the Granada / Cushing Street stops and to the Mercado District at the Avenida del Convento / Congress Street and Cushing Street / Avenida del Convento stops.

Streetcar service will run for approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the fireworks show.

Sun Tran riders should note bus service to most routes will end before 9 pm on the holiday. Transit riders are encouraged to utilize the streetcar to ensure transportation following the fireworks show.

Safety Preparations and Readiness:

The Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Water will be preparing the mountain and the surrounding area, as they have in previous years, by soaking down the vegetation in advance of the event on July 4 and will remain on-site during and after the show in order to minimize any fire risk.

The Tucson Police Department will be managing traffic control in the show area and all access at the base of “A” Mountain

Sentinel Peak Park and Road will close at 6 pm on Sunday, July 3, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, at 9 am

Media Access:

The mountain will be open for two media access periods on July 4 prior to the show.

  • Morning media access from 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Afternoon media access from 3-4 pm

Media will be met and escorted by Tucson Fire Department (TFD) staff. Please contact City PIO Andy Squire at 520-306-0080 orandrew.squire@tucsonaz.gov to be connected to the TFD team and select your preferred access period.

Keeping Our Community Clean:

Many families in our community have traditions of watching the fireworks from open lots or roadside right-of-way areas throughout the community. If this is your tradition, please remember to bring a garbage bag with you and take home any waste that your celebration creates If you are watching from any of our parks or an area where waste containers are provided, please use them. It respects our neighbors who may live nearby and helps to make our community the place we want to be.

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