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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:33 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Saturday, July 4

How to get there?

Coming south on I-10, exit on Cortaro Road. Head west on Cortaro Road to N. Business Park Drive. Follow event parking signs.

*Please note: We anticipate a high volume of traffic in this area, please see alternate routes below

Coming north on I-10, exit on Ina Road. Head west to Silverbell Road. Take Silverbell north to Cortaro Road. Head east to N. Business Park Drive. Follow event parking signs.

Coming south from Tangerine and I-10, exit Avra Valley Road and continue south on the Frontage Road. Follow event parking signs.

Where to park?

Event parking will be in the following parking lots:

Wal-Mart

Kohl's

Tower Theatres

West of Chili's Restaurant

West of Cricket Communications

North of Boston's Gourmet Pizza

The Pines Golf Club

South of the Pines Golf Club

Fry's Food and Drug Store

Please see event poster and map for designated areas

What can I bring to the event?

Water

Snacks

Ice chests

Chairs

Blankets

Umbrellas and canopies (must be taken down during fireworks display)

Sunscreen

Your entire family

What should stay home?

Pets

Glass containers

Alcoholic beverages

Illegal substances

Water balloons

Grills

No outside food or beverages allowed at the Pines Golf Course entertainment site.

What is there to do when I get there?

Marana's Star Spangled Spectacular Main Stage

KOLD's Erin Jordan is the emcee for the evening. ATA Karate Kids will "wow" the crowd with some demonstrations at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., "Giant Blue" is performing and the fireworks will light up the sky at 9 p.m.

Boston's Gourmet Pizza is offering meal and drink specials in the restaurant, bar and extended outdoor area.

From 11a.m. to dusk, the Batters Box will give families a chance to try their hand at target practice with "hit the spot." They will also have hitting stations and pitching stations. Raffles and giveaways will be featured, as well as prizes for hitting and pitching contests. Ace Casinos is supplying basketball and football arcade games.

Sparklett's Water will have several stations to quench the thirsts of all who come out to enjoy the day.

Pride All-Starz Cheer and Dance will demonstrate stunts, dance, and cheers from 3 to 5 p.m.

The outside area in front of Boston's will accommodate dining as well as play host to family-oriented karaoke from 5 to 8 p.m. organized by ChubbRock Entertainment. DJ "Chubbz" will take the karaoke inside Boston's bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., at which time adults can stay around for extended late-night fun.

In addition to sponsoring the fireworks, Comcast will be having several events, including a Triple Play Giveaway where residents in the Comcast service area can sign up to win a 42" HDTV, a laptop, a telephone system and a year of Triple Play Service for free.

Any customers who sign up or upgrade their service on July 4 will receive four movie tickets. Visitors can take a spin on the Discovery Network prize wheel. Comcast will also have live music by Obsidion, Magpie's Pizza, several vehicles from Northwest Fire / Rescue, a live remote with 92.1 KFMA and TV station KOLD.

Cricket Communications will be having a jumping castle and free give-aways.

It is offering $30 phones and free Broadband modems (after $50 MIR) with the first month free on its 3G network, with no contracts or commitments.

Keva Juice will have a family four pack special – buy two smoothies, get two free. It's in-store only, and open to 10 p.m.

La Quinta Inn has $55 nightly rates. Rooms include pillow top mattresses, goose down pillows, two HBO channels, mini-fridge, microwave, in-room coffee, and hair dryer. They will also be having happy hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4 to 6 p.m., which includes ribs courtesy of Texas Roadhouse. Wake up Sunday morning with breakfast which includes omelets, bacon, waffles, bagels, toast, oatmeal, cereals, yogurts and more.

Check out the Moon Bounce jumping castle La Quinta is sponsoring at the Pines Golf Club event.

Mathnasium will have a massage therapist available for free massages, and is offering discounted registration.

Nana's Kitchen will have a $5 meal special all day long. Starting at 6 p.m., Nana's Kitchen will provide outdoor dining, a jumping castle for the kids and DJ.

Native New Yorker is extending its outdoor dining for optimum fireworks viewing and offering meal and drink specials all evening.

ATA Karate will be performing on the main stage at 6 p.m.

The Pines Golf Club "4th of July Block Party" begins at 5 p.m. and includes a jumping castle, face painting, carnival games, cotton candy, Eegee's, beer garden, hourly raffle drawings, $5 burger or hot dog meals, live music by "Early Street" from 6 to 7 p.m. and "Keeping The Peace" from 7 to 9 p.m. Event sponsored by Golfnow.com, Red Point Development, Showcase Meat and Eegee's. Admission is free and parking is $5. Limited parking spaces are available; to reserve your space, visit playthepines.com.

Tower Theatres will have a Pepsi trailer selling water, soda, popcorn and grilling hot dogs. Schwan's will be on site selling ice cream. Visit them in the corner of the theater parking lot closest to Boston's Gourmet Pizza.

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