This holiday weekend, enjoy all summer has to offer by lounging poolside in Palm Springs while watching the fireworks display or check-out the sand sculptors at the Spa Resort Casino’s beachside paradise. Every Thursday: Villagefest downtown Palm Springs, June 30
Spend the evening strolling down Palm Springs most famous street, Palm Canyon Drive as hundreds of vendors from around the region showcase one-of-a-kind goods ranging from fashion apparel to art galleries to home furnishings in downtown and the uptown design district. Villagefest hours are 7:00pm-10:00pm. www.villagefest.org
Dive-in Movie at Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park, July 1
With the purchase of the day’s admission, you can play during the day and stay late to enjoy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pool side. Movie starts after dusk. Filled with 18 intense water rides and attractions, Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs is a 21-acre oasis that offers families hours of fun. Dive-in Movies at Wet ‘n’ Wild are every Friday in July. www.wetnwildpalmsprings.com
Sandsational Summer at Spa Resort Casino, July 2
On July 2, the world just steps outside the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs will be transformed into a beachside paradise from 1-6 p.m. with food vendors, bar service, a live band, kid friendly attractions, shaded spots with misters, and the debut of a spectacular Sandscapes sculpture sure to inspire awe that will take three days to build. Champion sculptors from Sandscapes will be at work building a large sand sculpture outside Spa Resort Casino during the three days leading up to the Sandsational Summer event. General admission to the Sandsational Summer event on July 2 is $10; $5 for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase on the Spa Resort Casino website at www.sparesortcasino.com or in person at the Paradise Rewards Club.
4th of July Fireworks & Power Baseball Game, July 4
Come celebrate Independence Day in Palm Springs at the City’s much loved “All American Fourth of July” Fireworks Spectacular, Pool Party and Power Baseball Extravaganza on Monday, July 4.
That’s right, to keep cool hop in the pool at Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way. The pool party, featuring music, games and a large inflatable slide, starts at 2 p.m. until the fireworks conclude. Enjoy the fireworks show while relaxing in the pool! Admission is $2 for children and $6 for adults. Due to the fireworks fallout zone, parking for the pool party will be located in the parking lot off Ramon Road.
Don’t feel like swimming, residents can also head over to Sunrise Park for a picnic and then over to adjacent Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road to watch the Power take on Southern Nevada at 6:05 p.m. followed by patriotic fireworks at 9:15 p.m. FREE admission for the fireworks show begins at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs and sit on the field.
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Viewing, July 4
AIDS Assistance Program is hosting a fundraising event at the Historic O’Donnell house in Palm Springs where attendees will celebrate the annual holiday by watching the City of Palm Springs fireworks and enjoy delicious hor d’oeuvres. The cost to attend is $125. More information about this event is available at aidsassistance.org/events.
For a complete list of upcoming events, go to the official Palm Springs visitor website, www.visitpalmsprings.com
Agua Caliente Celebrate Independence Day with us!
Join us for our second annual Fireworks Spectacular at AguaCaliente!
Synchronized music and fireworks to help you celebrate Independence Day the right way!
The south lot will be open for all guests, and admission is free! So bring your chairs and blankets, or park your vehicle in the parking lot and tailgate it! Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
Can’t make the show? KMIR News will be broadcasting the whole event live!
After the show, bring the celebration inside for your chance to win $1,000 CASH with our 4th of July Hot Seat Giveaway! Just play slots from 9:30-12am. If your card is in, you could win! One lucky winner every 15 minutes!
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
For last-minute Fourth of July plans, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is offering three days of family-friendly activities and treats. From Tie Dye-DIY to bird talks with the resident feathered friends, there’s plenty to do without leaving the property. Below are a few additional holiday highlights –
Dive-in” movie nights (July 2 and 3) by the pool, featuring “Zootopia” and “Kung Fu Panda,” accompanied by ice cream popsicles
Boat Dock Delighter (July 2 and 3) Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and S’mores are prepared at the resort’s gondola boat dock
Tie Dye DIY (July 2) – swirl your favorite colors for a one of a king t-shirt design
Morning Bird Talks (July 2, 3, 4) – visit the resort’s resident exotic birds and participate in a bird talk led by professional
Fourth of July Fireworks Show (July 4) against a dramatic backdrop of towering palm trees and the Santa Rosa mountains
Guests can also enjoy five spacious pools, gourmet meals prepared fresh with Coachella Valley produce, two championship golf courses, private tennis lessons, R&R at the Spa at Desert Springs, and much more. Room rates start at $249. For more info call (760) 341-2211.