By Denise Ortuno

Coachella Valley 4th of July fun will be bursting in air, with a variety of exciting activities and entertainment for the whole family!

It’s the American holiday where we as citizens get to celebrate our independence with picnics, parties, music and more. But no matter how we celebrate, as the sun sets, and night encompasses the day, we all want to look up in the sky and see it light up with a jaw dropping fireworks show. Thankfully, the Coachella Valley has many bright options from Palm Springs to Coachella (with a couple beforehand), to help make your 4th of July sparkle.

City of Coachella Bagdouma Park-Coachella- It’s a prelude to the big day on Sunday, July 1st at Bagdouma Park in Coachella. The city is laying out a day of holiday enjoyment with carnival rides, food vendors, activities for the kids and live entertainment with Thee Champagne Band, Big Bone and the Santana Tribute Band-Savor. The party kicks off at 6pm, and is wrapped up after the festivities with a Free, lively fireworks display. 760-398-3502


Fantasy Springs Casino/Eagle Falls Golf Course-Indio- On Tuesday, July 3rd the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians invite the public to their annual fireworks presentation at 8:45pm, with simulcast music by The Eagle 106.9. Onlookers can watch for Free from the Eagle Falls Pro Shop or from the nearby gravel parking area, where event goers can set up folding chairs and blankets. A great way to end an evening of exciting fun at Fantasy Springs Casino. 1-800-827-2946

Palm Springs Baseball Stadium-Palm Springs- Baseball, hotdogs and all things All-American, will be on hand at the Palm Springs Baseball Stadium on Wednesday, July 4th, where the Palm Springs Power will face off with the Palm Springs CL All Stars at 6pm, followed by the city sponsored fireworks show at 9:15pm. The stadium will open at 8pm for Free public viewing of the fireworks. Attendees can also picnic and view the show from adjacent Sunrise Park, a perfect old fashioned 4th of July celebration. 760-323-8272

The Pool Party-Palm Springs- Just a hop and a skip from the Palm Springs Baseball Stadium, is the Palm Springs Swim Center. And if you’re not into baseball on Wednesday July 4th, just slip on your bathing suit and dive into the fun at the center. There will be music, games and a huge inflatable slide! Tickets are $2 for kids 4-12 and $6 for adults (pre-paid tickets only $5). The cool fun starts at 2pm and goes until the last firework blasts off. A refreshing way to celebrate. 760-323-8272

Agua Caliente Casino-Rancho Mirage- Watch the sky illuminate at this Free fireworks extravaganza, synchronized to music by The Eagle 106.9 at 9pm on Wednesday, July 4th. Afterwards, stay and play at your choice of table games and slots! You could have something more to celebrate with winning big!

Civic Center Park-Palm Desert- The heart of Palm Desert will be home to excellent family fun Wednesday, July 4th, at the Civic Center Park. The festivities start out with the National Anthem at 7:15pm, then the Swing Cat Big Band takes the stage at 7:30pm. There will be food vendors available and visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets, as well as their own picnic provisions (alcohol is not permitted). The 20 minute long phenomenal firework show starts at 9pm with synchronized music provided by The Mix 100.5, making it a spectacular site to see and hear!

4th of July Fireworks Palm Desert Aquatic Center-Palm Desert- Join TK from 93.7 KCLB Rocks for holiday fun, Wednesday July 4th, at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, behind the Civic Center Park. A swimmingly good time awaits 4th of July revelers starting at 11am, with a Live broadcast with TK from 5pm-9pm. At 9pm, tilt your head upwards and watch the sky glisten with colors, each boom of the fireworks moving with the music from 93.7 KCLB. Rock out to the rockets blasting in the sky. Entrance rates range from age and residency, and refreshments will be available at Splash Shack for purchase. A cool and chill way to observe the day! 

JW Marriott Desert Springs-Palm Desert- If by chance you are staying at the massive desert resort during the July 4th, you can take to the driving range and picnic while watching the fireworks from the Civic Center, or float on a romantic gondola as the sky shines above. Guests can purchase an exclusive savory sweet, artisanal 4th of July picnic basket created by Executive Chef, Peter Smith. Need a little sugar rush to add to your celebration? Then try the resorts Pink Flamingo Milkshake, crowned with cotton candy, macaroons, mini donuts, lollipops and a sprinkled rim.

For some holiday Spa pampering, get all wrapped up in a Soothing Aloe Wrap, perfect for nourishing and hydrating summer skin. Extra fun resort activities include Flamingo Facts to honor the properties beautiful feathered friends, and Dive in Movies, presented at the Springs Upper Deck Pool in the evening. A fun and different way to enjoy the holiday!

There are many fun ways to celebrate the 4th of July here in the Coachella Valley, and honor our amazing country! No matter where or how you decide to revel in our countries independence, make sure to laugh, love and look up around 9 o’clock….for a moment we will all be as one, grateful citizens gazing in awe at the lights bursting in air. Happy 4th of July!