PALM DESERT’S JULY 4 CELEBRATION FEATURES FIREWORKS, FOOD TRUCKS, AND FUN

Palm Desert celebrates our nation’s independence on Thursday, July 4, with free festivities featuring fireworks, food trucks, live music, and more at Civic Center Park.  The Independence Day fun starts at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation of our nation’s flag followed by a concert featuring the Swing Cats Big Band performing a variety of classic American swing and big band favorites.

The sky will light up at 9 p.m. with a spectacular 20-minute-long fireworks display synchronized to patriotic-themed songs 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.

Revelers will once again have an opportunity to buy taste tempting treats from a variety of food trucks and vendors. Attendees are also encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets, and chairs to enjoy the show. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and portable barbeques are prohibited. Private fireworks are illegal in Civic Center Park and throughout Palm Desert. Flashlights are recommended for safely exiting the park.

To protect public safety during the holiday celebration in the busy park, golf carts will not be allowed to operate inside park grounds on July 4. The dog park in Civic Center Park will also be closed that day.

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Civic Center Park is located at 73510 Fred Waring Drive (Fred Waring and San Pablo Avenue). San Pablo Avenue between Magnesia Falls Drive and the entrance to College of the Desert will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Other road closures around the park, including Magnesia Falls Drive, are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on July 4. Parking will be allowed at the park until 6 p.m. with access from Fred Waring Drive. Private vehicles will not be allowed into the park once lots are full.

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.

FIREWORKS, POOL PARTY & BASEBALL ON TAP FOR CITY OF PALM SPRINGS ANNUAL “ALL AMERICAN FOURTH OF JULY” SPECTACULAR!

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 festivities on Thursday, July 4.

Residents can head over to Sunrise Park for a picnic and then to adjacent Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road, to watch the Palm Springs Power baseball team take on the Palm Springs Collegiate League All Stars at 6:05 pm. Gates open at 5 pm. FREE admission for the fireworks begins at 8 pm followed by the fireworks show at 9:15 pm sharp! Everyone is invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs and sit on the field.

To keep cool on July 4th, you can also head over to the pool at the Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way and join a special 2 pm pool party, featuring music, games and a large inflatable slide.

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.

A reminder, Palm Springs VillageFest will also be open to residents and visitors on the evening of the Fourth of July from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. in downtown.

For more information, call Palm Springs Parks and Recreation at (760)323-8272.

FANTASY SPRINGS HOSTS FREE FIREWORKS CELEBRATION, IAN ANDERSON PRESENTS: JETHRO TULL — 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is the place to be this week for Fourth of July festivities and classic rock legends!

The public is invited to attend a FREE Independence Day fireworks display on Wednesday, July 3rd with pyrotechnics starting at 9 p.m. This fun, community-wide celebration is open to all ages and will feature a synchronized soundtrack of patriotic favorites courtesy of The Eagle 106.9 FM. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early around the Eagle Falls Golf Course Pro Shop and in the surrounding lot.

Parking will be available in the gravel lot closest to the Pro Shop (follow signs for Eagle Falls), in the parking garage and in the property’s west and north lots. Participants are welcome to bring blankets and low-back folding chairs to comfortably watch the show. For more information, call Fantasy Springs at (800) 827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

On Friday, July 5th, Ian Anderson will prove he’s definitely not too old to rock ’n’ roll. The Jethro Tull frontman is bringing the legendary group’s 50th anniversary tour to Fantasy Springs’ Special Events Center at 8 p.m. The show will focus on material from the band’s formative albums, including: This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, and Crest Of A Knave.

Tickets for Ian Anderson Presents: Jethro Tull — 50th Anniversary Tour are $129, $99, $79, and $59, on sale at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 and online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

SPOTLIGHT 29 WEEKEND EVENTS

Thursday, July 4th – Adrian Crush is performing at HOT Spot at 9pm

Friday, July 5th – The Next Best Thing II Tribute Series – Tribute to Spice Girls will be playing in the Spotlight Showroom at 8pm.  Tickets only $10.

Saturday, July 6th – En Vivo is celebrating is celebration it’s 1-year anniversary

JW MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & SPA

The 450-acre Coachella Valley resort is celebrating under the stars with an elaborate fireworks viewing from the Desert Springs Golf Club. Before the show, revelers can hop on a private gondola ride through Venetian-inspired waterways to their dinner reservation at Rockwood Grill, which will serve dishes hot off the grill including Prime Cowboy Ribeye with Charred Heirloom Carrots and Lemon Crème Fraiche, Angus Porterhouse Steak and Loaded Baked Potato with Smoked Cheddar. Executive pastry chef Dominique Valenzuela will prepare an indulgent selection of desserts such as Apple Tatin with compressed apples and a French shortbread crust; as well as a Sticky Toffee Pudding served with brown butter ice cream.

For an over-the-top treat, Rockwood Grill is serving an oversized Pink Flamingo Milkshake adorned with cotton candy, macarons, mini donuts, lollipops, and a sprinkle rim for a shareable dessert. Reservations can be made online.

AAP – FOOD SAMARITANS IS HOSTING A DAZZLING INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION & FUNDRAISER

Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the historic O’Donnell House, also known as “Eye of the Desert” (or Ojo Del Desierto)

Settled on the sheer mountainside above the Palm Springs Art Museum, the expansive terrace of the O’Donnell House seems to float above the desert floor.

The event begins at 7:30 pm, and the City of Palm Springs’ fireworks display will commence at approximately 9:15 pm. Guests will be treated to a good ole’ 4th of July barbecue catered by Willie Rhine and the team from EIGHT4NINE.  Look forward to amazing décor, great service, and delicious food and beverages. Tickets are $150, which includes an open bar, barbecue, entertainment, and valet parking. (Advance purchase is required.)

This is AAP – Food Samaritan’s ninth year offering this unique and fun-filled way to observe our nation’s birthday. Once again, they are extremely grateful for the generosity of Dr. Tracy Conrad and Dr. Paul Marut for allowing them to hold this fundraiser and fireworks viewing party at their amazing venue.

BUY TICKETS at www.AAPFoodSamaritans.com

EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge – 760-325-8490

849 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA  92262