Jim Powers of Palm Springs Life Magazine presents his comprehensive list of July 4th events, from parades to music to everything red, white, and blue:
Jim writes that there is nothing more American than baseball and fireworks (and apple pie). For 2 out of 3, take in a Palm Springs POWER baseball game starting at 6:05 p.m. against Southern Nevada at Palm Springs Stadium. Free admission to the fireworks show starts at 8 p.m., with the fireworks following at 9:15 p.m. in the stadium. Free admission to the fireworks show starts at 8 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs and sit on the field after the game is over. You can also watch the fireworks from the Palm Springs Swim Center, just adjacent to the stadium. The pool party starts at 2 p.m. and lasts until the fireworks conclude. Admission is $2 for children (ages 4-12) and $6 for adults. Parking is located off Ramon Road just before Sunrise. Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road, 760-864-6278; www.palmspringspowerbaseball.com l Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way, 760-323-8278; http://www.palmspringsca.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/swim-center
For an aerial view of the fireworks displays, Jim suggests visiting the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway on July 4 to gain one of the best seats in the valley. The first Tram car up July 4 will be at 8 a.m. and the last car down is 9:45 p.m.
Brings blankets and chairs and join the festivities at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The National Anthem begins the program at 7:15 p.m., followed by a concert and then the fireworks at 9 p.m. Drinks and snacks can be bought at the event. You can also view the fireworks from the pool deck of the Palm Desert Aquatic Center. It opens at 11 a.m. July 4. From noon to 6 p.m., a special barbecue will offer hot dogs, hamburgers, and trimmings for purchase. The snack bar concession stand will stay open until 9 p.m. Palm Desert Civic Center Park, 43900 San Pablo Ave., 760-568-9697;
You can also view the Palm Desert fireworks from the second floor of The Gardens at El Paseo. Wilma and Frieda’s at The Gardens is offering a “Dinner and Fireworks” special for the evening. www.ShopElPaseoPalmDesert.com
Near the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians offering a free fireworks display at 9 p.m. June 30 at the Eagles Falls Golf Course. Bring blankets and folding chairs, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio; https://www.facebook.com/events/1761309914092059/
The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa hosts a Fourth of July fireworks display at 9 p.m. July 4 across the street from the casino. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase starting at 7 p.m. Parking is on a first come, first served basis. The fireworks will also be televised live on KPSE with a rebroadcast at 10 p.m. and on KMIR at 11 p.m. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, 760-321-2000;
MORE DISPLAYS IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY:
Beaumont: Stewart Park, 9th and Orange streets. Pool open noon to 8 p.m. July 4 with $1 admission. Music entertainment from 4-9 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Temecula: Family First Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m. July 4; Family Fun & Fireworks, 2 p.m. July 4
Riverside: Front Row Fireworks, 5 p.m. July 4; Fireworks Show at Mt. Rubidoux and La Sierra Park, 9 p.m. July 4
Redlands: Community Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks, starts with parade at 10:30 a.m. July 4 with a host of related activities culminating with fireworks at 7 p.m. at the University of Redlands stadium. http://www.redlands-events.com/July4.htm
To read Jim Powers original article, courtesy of Palm Springs Life Magazine, please visit: http://www.palmspringslife.com/where-to-view-fireworks-in-greater-palm-springs/