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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:00 am

Fireworks planned in Oro Valley

The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, the AAA Four-Diamond resort located in the shadows of Pusch Ridge.

Resort guests and locals alike are invited to celebrate Independence Day with Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort’s Stars and Stripes Classic BBQ event. Attendees will enjoy two live concerts, featuring Kaci Bays and Ken Martinson from 6 to 7 p.m. and country singer Marnie Chastain from 7 to 9 p.m. Throughout the event, the resort’s culinary team will be cooking-up a buffet-style BBQ feast featuring baby back ribs, southwestern green chili pork, gourmet hamburgers and hot dogs, roasted chicken, veggie burgers, tamales, served alongside an array of seasonal salads, side dishes and desserts. At 9 p.m., the resort will light-up the Tucson skies with a 30-minute spectacular fireworks show.

The event is open to the public, with non-resort guest tickets available for $48 for adults, $20 for children ages 5-12, with no charge for children under the age of five. Ticket prices include taxes and gratuity, and advanced reservations are strongly recommended as the event is expected to sell-out.

To purchase tickets, call the resort concierge at 520-544-1244 or visit the resort’s El Conquistador Country Club location at 10555 N. La Canada Drive, Oro Valley.

The event will be held Friday, July 4 between 6 and 9:30 p.m., gates open at 5:30 p.m. for event parking.

For information about the Stars & Stripes Classic BBQ, call the resort concierge at 544-1244.

Star Spangled Marana

Celebrate our nation’s most patriotic day at the Star Spangled Spectacular on July 4, in Marana. The event, sponsored by Comcast, lasts from 6 to 10 p.m. at Crossroads at Silverbell Park, located at 7548 N. Silverbell Road. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

The event includes kids’ activities, including a water slide, food trucks, a concert featuring the Greg Spivey Band at 7 p.m., entertainment on two large video screens and an appearance by Miss Marana, Kieran Noe. KOLD’s Dan Marries is the event emcee.

For more on the event, including parking information and a countdown to the fireworks, visit the town’s mobile site at www.marana.com/july4.

Pima County

Head to Kino Sports Complex on the Fourth of July for fireworks and soccer.

Watch FC Tucson take on Albuquerque Sol FC and get a glimpse of what makes our local soccer team the top team in the Mountain Division and Premier Development League nationwide.

The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. The 4th of July Blast presented by CenturyLink is scheduled to begin roughly 30 minutes after the game concludes.

“We want this to be the biggest, loudest and most electric crowd we’ve ever had at an FC Tucson match,” the FC Tucson ownership group said.

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