Fireworks will light up Tucson's skies from all directions, with a slew of light shows starting tonight in and around town.
Here's a list of Fourth of July events that promise colorful pyrotechnic displays:
• Fireworks Spectacular! Kino Stadium -2500 E. Ajo Way. Tucson Padres take on the Salt Lake Bees. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. Tickets range from $7 to $15.
• Casino Del Sol - 5655 W. Valencia Road. Fireworks start around 9 p.m.
• "A" Mountain. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.
• Marana's Star-Spangled Spectacular - North Cortaro Road and Interstate 10. Food and drink specials at restaurants at Arizona Pavillions; live band, jumping castles, beer garden at Quarry Pines Golf Club; kids' movie, activities and games at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park. Events start at 6 p.m.. Fireworks at Arizona Pavillions start at 9 p.m. Free admission.
• 4th of July Celebration - Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road. Music, buffet and a 30-minute fireworks show. Poolside activities for resort guests beginning at 9 a.m. 6-10 p.m. $32; $15 for children 5-12. Resort guests: $27; $12 for children 5-12. 544-5000.
• July 4 Fireworks Celebration - Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Avenida de Otero, Tubac. Family activities, kids' games, obstacle course, face painting, music, entertainment and food booths. Events start at 4 p.m. Fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m. $7 parking per car. VIP tickets: $48, includes parking, buffet dinner, two drink tickets, private bar and seating for the fireworks. 1-520-398-3531.
• Fourth of July Celebration of Freedom - Fleischer Park, 1550 N. Hohokam Drive, Nogales. Live music, fireworks, food and vendors. 4-11 p.m. Free. 1-520-287-6571.
• 4th of July Celebration 2012 - American Career Builders Institute, 1901 W. Copper St. Food and music. Fireworks at 8:45 p.m. Events run 7-11 p.m. $25. Tickets at www.thecars4vets.org online. 396-9837. Registration for the related Motorcycle Poker Run through Gates Pass begins at 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 331 W. Franklin St.
Storms are in the forecast for today and Wednesday, and will bring some relief from the 100-plus degree temps, but they could put a damper on Fourth of July festivities.
There's a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain this afternoon, and those odds increase to 70 percent into the evening and night, said John Glueck, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.
Expect plenty of clouds in the sky Wednesday and a 40 percent chance of showers, Glueck said.
"Let's just say everybody should have an umbrella," Glueck said.
Temperatures will drop to the mid-90s today and into the upper 80s Wednesday.
The Pima Animal Care Center offers the following tips for making sure pets aren't frightened away by the loud boom of fireworks:
• Bring pets inside, close the blinds or curtains and keep music or the TV on.
• If you leave your pet outdoors, be sure to secure all gates and make sure your pet is wearing an ID tag in case it escapes.
• Pima Animal Care Center
• Humane Society of Southern Arizona http://www.hssaz.org 327-6088