OFFICIAL: Clear bag policy implemented for Marana 4th of July event


MARANA – New safety requirements have been implemented for the 2019 Town of Marana Star Spangled Spectacular held on July 4, 5-9:30 PM, at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park. With some exceptions, event attendants are now required to adhere to the “clear bag” policy prior to entering the park.

Items permitted into the event:

(This is not an exhaustive list of permitted items)

  • Clear plastic bags, purses, or totes

  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags

  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand

  • Diaper bags for infants/toddler needs

  • Strollers and wagons

  • Sealed, unopened non-alcoholic drinks

  • Coolers, empty canisters, and food (subject to search)

  • Blankets, lawn/camping chairs for seating.

  • Shade tents are permitted, but must be taken down if becomes a hazard. Staking is NOT permitted.

Items NOT permitted into the event:

  • Bags, purses, and totes that are not clear plastic (prohibited bags may not be placed inside a clear bag in order to gain entry)

  • Backpacks / Fanny packs

  • Mesh bags

  • Illegal drugs

  • Outside alcohol (alcohol will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds benefit the Marana Heritage Conservancy)

  • Pets are not permitted in the park with the exception of service animals.

  • Glass containers

Town of Marana staff is dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment for the community to celebrate Independence Day. This year, the entire park will be fenced off, and designated entrances will be monitored by security. If you see something, say something. Report activity to Town staff and police officers on-site.

Bag checks will be conducted at each of the entrances and at each of the three shuttle locations throughout Continental Ranch. Shuttles are free, and will run from 4-11 P.M.

Shuttle locations:

  • Between Safeway and Twin Peaks Elementary School located at the intersection of Twin Peaks Road and Silverbell Road. (Parking available at both sites)

  • Coyote Trail Elementary School located at 8000 N. Silverbell Road.

  • Continental Reserve Professional Plaza located at 8333 N. Silverbell Road.

View the event map (with shuttle routes)

It’s a party at the park on July 4 at the annual Star Spangled Spectacular! Enjoy music, dozens of food trucks, inflatables for the kids, a beer garden for the adults, and a spectacular firework show. Live performances from Backroads, Mr. Skynyrd, Taken By Drones, Steff and the Articles, and OnesAll.

The event is brought to you in partnership with Arizona Lotus Corp.

For more event information, visit

Photo gallery of 2018 celebration