About the event

Celebrate the United States of America’s 240th birthday with BBQ, glass art demonstrations, make-your-own glass projects, “A” Mountain fireworks, and an educational talk on U.S. Glass. Entry is $5 with kids 12 and under admitted free.

Note: make your own activities, food, and beverages not included in admission.


Make Your Own Glass Art (6-9 PM) Sign up to spark your creative fire with an array of activities in multiple studios, from star-spangled paperweights to frit magnets and firework suncatchers, all made out of glass!
American Glass History Talk (7:30 PM) Learn why glass was one of America’s first industries and how the material went from a utility made in a factory setting to a studio art form. 
“A” Mountain Fireworks (9:15 PM) Grab a seat and watch the show with musical accompaniment on the SGS sound system. Located less than a mile from the mountain’s peak, SGS has a great view.
Brushfire BBQ (All Evening, first-come, first served) In case you get hungry, we’re serving up big ol’ plates of Brushfire BBQ for $10. Choose your main, BBQ Roasted Chicken or pulled pork, and any two of the following sides: Garden Salad, Deviled Egg Potato Salad, Mac and Cheese, or Grilled Corn on the Cob.
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Red, White & WaterBalloon Fight (6-7 PM) Cool down with a water-balloon fight! Water balloons are free and available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.










Special Make Your Owns!

Try out our special, Independence-Day themed experiences offered only for this event. These Make Your Owns will be going on in all studios throughout the evening for ages 5 and up. No appointment or experience necessary. Proceeds from this event support Sonoran Glass School, its programs, and its mission to inspire people of all ages to discover the wonder of glass as a visual arts medium.

(All Evening) Make Your Own Glass Art - No appointment or experience necessary. Make a Star Spangled Paperweight in the Mobile Hot Shop for $25 or a Fireworks Souvenir Sun Catcher in the Warm Shop for $15.
STAR SPANGLED PAPERWEIGHT Choose from a variety of colors, including Red, White, and/or Blue. Our glassblowing instructors will guide patrons through every step. Paperweights are $25 each, or 2 for $40.
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FIREWORKS SUNCATCHER Indoors we’re offering a make your own Fireworks Souvenir Sun Catcher where you can make Sun Catchers with a firework design using stringer glass paint. These are $15, or two for $25.
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AMERICAN FLAG FRIT MAGNET  Design a patriotic  souvenir for your fridge when you design these magnets on a torch with an instructor. -$10
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INITIAL STAMP PENDANT Stamp your initial into colored glass and make a pendant in the Flame Shop. $5
LIBERTY LEAF STIRRERS OR BEADS  Use lampworking techniques with an instructor to create a red, white, and blue glass drink stirrer or wearable bead. $15