May 6, 2016




Four+ Days to Celebrate Community and Country June 30 –July 4, 2017

From Friday, June 30th through Tuesday, July 4th A Colossal Fourth events will unfold from the Rincon Valley Farmers Market and Colossal Cave Mountain Park, south along Colossal Cave Road to Charron Vineyards in the beautiful Empire Mountains. Events include live music, star gazing, free petting zoo, family movie, Blessing of the Vines, Parents Night Out, History Tour, Legion 109 Patriotic Party, Tucson Speedway races and fireworks, local discounts, Prickly Pear Festival Block Party with Kid Zone, live music, and great food that will end with fantastic fireworks filling the sky accompanied by patriotic music on July 3rd.

A Colossal Fourth is a celebration of community and country along Vail’s Main Street Corridor. It is made possible by Vail Preservation Society, Christ Lutheran Vail, Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire, Cox Communications, Sunstate Lighting, Vail Self Storage, United Community Health Care, U of A Tech Park, Crest Insurance, Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce, Pyramid Credit Union, Bling By Design, Pizza Hut, and Butler Doors. We invite you to join these great sponsors!

We appreciate our Stars & Stripes ($5,000.) Sponsor   -   Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire |  Christ Lutheran Vail  | Vail Preservation Society

A Colossal Fourth’s four+ days of fun will showcase Vail and Carona’s special places and highlight local businesses like Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire, Vail Station merchants, Colossal Cave Mountain Park and Charron Vineyards. It will strengthen community identity and sense of place. The steering committee, made up of partners representing Vail’s business, faith and non-profit sectors are working tirelessly to ensure great experiences for you.

With so many great things to do over the long weekend we encourage everyone who lives in the greater Vail and Corona de Tucson area to consider this the first of many future “Vail-cations”. Connect to community - stay local, experience local and buy local!                

Be a part of A Colossal Fourth. Get creative and register an entry in the July 4th Parade! Need more info- or to register online go to   or email

What is Vail Connects?

Vail Connects is a national and Arizona Main Street program certified by Arizona’s State Historic Preservation Office and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Does Vail have a Main Street? You bet-it is Colossal Cave Road. Originally called Vail Road until 2006, it was built in 1898 by the Helvetia Mining Company from the town of Helvetia in the Santa Rita Mountains to Vail Siding. Its purpose was to transport copper ore to the nearest rail head for shipment to Globe, Arizona for processing.

Main Street is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Over the past 35 years the Main Street program has a proven track record of building stronger communities and economic opportunity. It works. Locally, Vail Connects programs maintain and establish local traditions that build a sense of place that embraces a creative, forward thinking future for Vail while honoring our heritage.

Be a part of A Colossal Fourth. Get creative and register an entry in the July 4th Parade!   

Check out the Schedule of Events.

A Colossal Fourth Partners