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There are several fireworks celebrations for the Fourth of July in Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley.
Julie Vlahakis of Amarsi Ristorante.
Fireworks planned in Oro Valley
This week, we celebrate our Independence. Today (Wednesday) many families will have barbecues, head out to community celebrations and end the day watching fireworks (if the weather allows). Aside from Christmas, I can’t think of a holiday more dedicated to unity and family.
A photo spread by Don Boorse
In addition to Marana's Star Spangled Spectacular, Northwest celebrations of Independence Day include:
A number of businesses are participating, among them Pines Golf Course, Tower Theatres, Boston's Pizza, Native New Yorker, Nana's Kitchen, Cricket Communications, La Quinta Inn, KFC / Taco Bell, Keva Juice, Starbucks, Papa Murphy's, Fry's and ATA Karate.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, Kids take to a jumping castle prior to Marana's Fourth of July fireworks celebration Saturday evening. For more pictures, see page 4 of today's edition.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, Amber Long and Josh Elliott watch the fireworks display Saturday night in Marana.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, Ricky Gabriel, 3, attempts to hit some baseballs at one of the batter's boxes outside Boston's on Saturday evening.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, The Giant Blues Band entertained the gathering crowd around the main stage during Marana's Fourth of July festivities Saturday night at the Arizona Pavilions.
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Republican and Democratic candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission are debating next Tuesday, July 15, at Rio Salado College in Tempe.