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Stars & Stripes Extravaganza at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador

  • Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort 10000 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ, 85704 United States (map)

Hosted at Last Territory, the resort's rugged, outdoor Western-themed venue, the event will kick-off with a Classic BBQ Buffet served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. highlighting American favorites from a variety of garden fresh salads and hearty sides to herb roasted chicken, Southwestern green chili pork, hamburgers, hot dogs and baby back pork ribs. For dessert, a family-style table of Fourth of July desserts including blueberry and apple pie, strawberry shortcake and more. From 7 to 9 p.m., live entertainment will take the stage on the fairway of the Pusch Ridge Course, followed by an extravagant 30-minute firework display starting at 9:00 p.m.

The Stars & Stripes Extravaganza will be held on Monday, July 4, and is open to the public with tickets required for entry. Tickets are $55 for adults and $25 for children 5-12. Children under four are free. For tickets, visit or call the resort front desk at (520)-544-5000. For more information on the event, visit http://hiltonelconquistador.com/holidays.

For those looking to make the weekend a holiday staycation with an overnight stay at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, room rates from $139 or best available rate are available with a two-night minimum requirement and include access to additional resort guest programming including daily poolside activities from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., family hikes, cooking classes, stargazing, fireside s’mores, family yoga and desert animal encounters. For registered hotel guests, admission to the Stars & Stripes Extravaganza is $49 for adults and $20 for children 5-12, free for children under four. For room reservations, call (520)544-5000 or visit http://www.hiltonelconquistador.com/.