The bridge in Elgin is decorated with flags, bows and stars to commemorate Memorial Day. Photo by Marion Vendituoli

Sky Island Tourism Association, Patagonia Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department and the Town of Patagonia are excited to announce the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks will take place this year! 

The “Hometown” parade will start staging at 10:00 a.m. at the Patagonia Schools parking lot. Bring a float, bike, horse, truck, old car, or walk in the parade. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Town of Patagonia is enforcing “NO WATER BALLOONS, etc.” to be thrown or sprayed on the parade participants. The fireworks will begin at dusk, weather permitting.

Bring the family and line the streets of Patagonia, have a picnic in the park or eat at a local restaurant and support local businesses. There will not be food vendors in the park this year.

Fireworks are paid for by donations to a special fund held by Sky Island Tourism Association (SITA). Donations can be mailed to SITA, PO Box 241, Patagonia, AZ 85624.