Palm Desert Celebrates Independence Day with spectacular fireworks

In the mood for a patriotic party? We know just the place! Head to Palm Desert Civic Center Park this 4th of July for the City of Palm Desert’s Independence Day Celebration. With a swing band concert, food trucks and a terrific fireworks show—all happening in the Coachella Valley’s premier park—you’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to celebrate in the area.

While most of the official holiday activities are held in the evening to be timed with the setting sun, Civic Center Park is open all day for family fun. Kids activities and games start at 4 p.m. on the field area behind the Family YMCA of the Desert building, a short distance north of the two children’s playgrounds.

A variety of food trucks and vendors will be on hand with tasty treats, set up by 5 p.m. in the parking lot on the western edge of Civic Center Park. Food options will range from snacks and beverages to more substantial fare including burgers and tacos. Attendees may also pack a picnic dinner, but portable barbecues and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. For your comfort, bring a blanket or chair to sit on.


The evening’s events officially kick off at 7:30pm at the park’s amphitheater with the singing of the National Anthem. Immediately afterward, the Swing Cats Big Band with the Swing Kittens will entertain the crowd with a lively set of songs including swing-era classics and pop favorites. The Swing Cats are well-known in Southern California for their many appearances at Disneyland as well as past 4th of July performances in Palm Desert.

Then, at 9pm, comes the big show itself. The nighttime sky lights up with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks extravaganza accompanied by patriotic and contemporary music. The fireworks display can be enjoyed from any location in Civic Center Park that offers a clear view to the west. For people who are watching the fireworks away the amphitheater, the music is simulcast on radio stations The Mix 100.5 FM and 98.5 The Bull.

A warm welcome is extended to Indian Wells residents. Palm Desert thanks the City of Indian Wells for helping to defray some of the costs of this year’s celebration.

To protect public safety, please note that private fireworks are illegal in Civic Center Park and throughout Palm Desert. Golf carts will not be allowed to operate inside park grounds during the holiday celebration. Smoking is also prohibited in the park.

Palm Desert’s Independence Day Celebration traditionally attracts several thousand people to Civic Center Park, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, so it’s wise to know your transportation options in advance. Parking at Civic Center Park on July 4 is accessible from Fred Waring Drive only and will be allowed until the parking lots are full, which is generally no later than 6 p.m. Overflow event parking will once again be allowed on the College of the Desert campus, with access available from Fred Waring Drive.

For the comfort and convenience of attendees, free, air-conditioned shuttle service will be provided between The Gardens on El Paseo and the park from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. The Gardens is located at the corner of El Paseo and San Pablo Avenue.

To accommodate the pyrotechnic safety zone, San Pablo Avenue between Fred Waring and Magnesia Falls Drive plus the northwest corner of Civic Center Park (including the dog parks and baseball fields) will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. Fred Waring between San Pablo and Portola Avenue will close in both directions on July 4 at 7 p.m. Streets in the vicinity of the Civic Center will reopen when it is safe to do so following the conclusion of the event. Dog parks will reopen on Tuesday, July 5 at 5 a.m.

For more information, please call 760-568-1441.


The City of Coachella will be hosting their annual Independence Day celebration at Bagdouma Park this coming Friday, July 1st from 6 to 9pm. This free family event will feature a handful of carnival rides and games, live music with The Delgado Band, a variety of local food vendors and a fireworks grand finale.

“Coachella is looking forward to kicking off the July 4th weekend with a big celebration for all to enjoy!”, said Mayor Steven Hernandez.

As in years past, this event will feature a variety of fun activities for guests of all ages including carnival games such as the balloon dart, ring toss and bushel basket toss, and rides will include Round Up, Swing and the Frog. Several food vendors will be onsite throughout the course of the event selling refreshing treats, hot plates and finger foods.

“This is a feel-good event that we look forward to every year. Our residents always enjoy coming together for the fun, food and of course, the epic fireworks show, “stated Councilwoman Megan Beaman Jacinto.

For more information regarding the Independence Day Celebration, visit or visit the City of Coachella’s Facebook or Instagram page.

Palm Springs to celebrate “All American Fourth of July” weekend of events

The City of Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce a series of FREE, fun and patriotic festivities over Fourth of July weekend that will celebrate Independence Day at city parks and at the Palm Springs Swim Center, culminating with a July 4th pool party, Power baseball and the City’s much loved “All American Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular” at Palm Springs Stadium.

Here is a rundown of family-friendly events planned for Fourth of July Weekend in Palm Springs:

  • Friday, July 1, Family-Friendly Dive in Movie “Jungle Cruise” at Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 2, Drone Show and Concert, featuring “Petty and the Heartshakers” in the Downtown Park, Museum Way at Belardo Road, adjacent to the Forever Marilyn sculpture, 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 3, Family-Friendly Movie “The Goonies” in Ruth Hardy Park, 700 Tamarisk Road, 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 4, Family-Friendly Pool Party at the Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way, featuring water games, inflatable slide, music, and great food, 3 p.m. – until the fireworks are over. Watch the City’s “All American Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular” at Palm Springs Stadium from the pool!
  • Monday, July 4, Concert in the Park featuring “Turn the Page, Tribute to Bob Seger” in Sunrise Park, 480 S. Sunrise Way, 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 4, Palm Springs Power Baseball “All Stars Summer Collegiate Game,” Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 Baristo Road, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, July 4, “All American Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular” at Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 Baristo Road, 9:15 p.m. sharp!

“The City of Palm Springs is delighted to offer a patriotic, fun-filled weekend of terrific family-friendly events that we hope everyone will enjoy as we celebrate America’s independence this Fourth of July,” said City Manager Justin Clifton. “Everyone is invited!”

For more information visit or email

For this 4th of July weekend, Agua Caliente Casinos will be hosting a fantastic array of events for guests to experience and enjoy. These will be taking place from Friday, July 1st – Monday, July 4th. The main events to spotlight during this fun-filled weekend are:

Caliente Comedy  

When: Friday, July 1st

Where: Inside the Cascade Lounge at Agua Caliente Palm Springs

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are required for entry and available for guests to purchase online here:

The Roller Rink

When: Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd

Where: Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City

Open 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

All ages welcome

Admission is $10 without skates OR $15 with skates

Tickets can be pre-purchased online here for Sat. and here for Sun. Guests can also purchase tickets in-person at the Essentials Gift Shop

While you’re skating, take advantage of the food and drink specials, including $2 Jell-O shots all weekend long, both on the casino floor and at 360 Sports Cathedral City.

8th Annual Fireworks Display

When: Monday, July 4th

Where: Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

Enjoy the Desert’s largest and most magnificent fireworks display, with synchronized music on The Eagle 106.9. in Partnership with the City of Rancho Mirage.

Drive-In Special | 5 PM

Bring your lawn chair, relax, and enjoy music and giveaways before the show.

Fireworks | 9 PM

FREE parking and admission. Giveaways for the whole family.

Parking opens at 3 PM.

There will be a live DJ, food and beverage specials, and festive photo backdrops at various locations across the property.

All weekend long, slot promotions and giveaways will be taking place as well as opportunities to win Free Play and other gifts at all 3 property locations.

All details here: 


Independence Day celebrations at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino include a FREE fireworks show on Thursday, June 30th and a concert by Latin music legend Pepe Aguilar on Sunday, July 3rd.

The spectacular fireworks display blasts off at 9:00 p.m. from the Eagle Falls Golf Course. This fun, community-wide celebration is open to all ages and will feature a synchronized soundtrack courtesy of BIG 106.1 KPLM-FM.

The public is encouraged to arrive at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino early to secure a good spot to watch the show. Parking for the fireworks display will be permitted in the gravel parking lot closest to the Eagle Falls Golf Course Pro Shop, in the casino parking garage and in the casino’s west and north lots. The public is welcome to bring blankets and low-back folding chairs to comfortably watch the fireworks. For more information, please call Fantasy Springs at (800) 827-2946 or visit

Continue the Independence Day festivities with a concert by multi-platinum regional Mexican music icon Pepe Aguilar at the Special Events Center at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. Tickets start at $59 and are on sale now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 or online at

Considered one of the best voices in the Spanish speaking world, Pepe Aguilar has been delivering hit after hit for more than three decades, garnering praise as one of the most beloved and successful artists in the Latin world. His musical talent has led to an impressive career, resulting in endless recognition and countless awards, including four Grammy Awards and five Latin Grammy Awards along with a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.