Judging from the thermometer, summer is definitely here. If you’re wondering what to see or do in the Coachella Valley in July, here are a few suggestions courtesy of our fun-loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn and Valori, at First America Title:

Jazz in the Pines Concert Series | June 30-July 13 from 5-8pm | 52500 Temecula Road #38, Idyllwild

The Idyllwild Arts Academy announces the return of its popular annual fundraiser, Jazz In The Pines, marking its 30th and final year with an exciting lineup of live performances by famed artists as well as students, taking place on the art school’s 250-acre campus along with two special events at The Merc in Temecula. For more information: 951-659-2171 | https://idyllwildarts.org/events/list/

CVRM's Groundbreaking Ceremony | July 2 from 9-10am | 47470 Van Buren Street, Indio

Join in the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission's groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of its Women's and Children's Shelter expansion. For more information: 760-347-3512 | www.cvrm.org

Summer Eats Pass | Through September 2nd | Participating Greater Palm Springs Eateries & Bars

Summer is officially served! And in Greater Palm Springs, we have plenty of delicious bites, chilled cocktails, and blue skies on the menu.  Not sure where to start? Dig into the many dining experiences our culinary oasis has to offer with the Summer Eats Pass. Simply download the FREE pass and use it to dine and save at Greater Palm Springs restaurants all season long. Each time you use the pass to redeem an offer or check in to a participating restaurant, you’ll be eligible to win a $50 gift card (winners will be drawn weekly) - plus, for every check in, Visit Greater Palm Springs will donate $1 to our local FIND Food Bank. The Summer Eats Pass is valid through September 2nd, 2024. For more information: https://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/summer-eats-gps/

Coachella Independence Day Celebration | July 3 from 6-9pm | Bagdouma Park

Festivities include fireworks, games, local food vendors, live music, and fun for the whole family. For more information: 760-501-8100 | https://www.coachella.org/residents/events

Rancho Mirage Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza | July 4 at 9pm | Agua Caliente Resort

Free parking and admission. For more information: 888-999-1995 | https://aguacalientecasinos.com/casino/4th-of-july-celebrations-2024/

Palm Springs 4th of July Pool Party | July 4  from 3-9:30pm | Palm Springs Swim Center

Games, toys and food, and watch the fireworks from the pool from 3pm until the grand finale. Fireworks start at 9:15pm sharp. For more information: 760-323-8278 | https://www.visitpalmsprings.com/events/4th-of-july-pool-party-at-swim-center/

Palm Springs Power Baseball Game & July 4th Celebration | July 4 starting at 6pm | 1901 E. Baristo Road

Come celebrate the best July 4th celebration in the Coachella Valley with the Palm Springs POWER and the City of Palm Springs. The POWER take on the PSCL All-Stars. Gates open at 4:30 & the game starts at 6:00. The gates to the stadium will open to a firework extravaganza, which will begin shortly after 9pm. For more information: 760-778-4487 | https://www.visitpalmsprings.com/events/palm-springs-power-baseball-game-july-4th-celebration/

Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration | July 4 from 7:30-9:30pm | Civic Center Park

The evening’s events officially kick off at 7:30pm at the park’s amphitheater with a free concert of pop favorites. At 9pm, the sky will light up with a spectacular 20-minute-long fireworks display synchronized to patriotic themed songs simulcast on two local radio stations (to be announced). A variety of food trucks and vendors will be on hand with tasty treats and cool beverages. Attendees may also bring picnic dinners, but alcoholic beverages, smoking, and portable barbeques are prohibited. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the show, and a flashlight for safely exiting the park. For more information: 760-568-1441 | https://www.palmdesert.gov/Home/Components/News/News/16967/17

Rock the City Free Concerts | July 4 & 6 at 7pm | July 4th - Sunrise Park, Palm Springs, July 8th - Downtown Park, Palm Springs -

Enjoy amazing tribute band concerts sponsored by the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. The July 4th concert at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs features the Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band “Fortunate Sun”. The July 6th concert at the Palm Springs Downtown Park features the “K-Tel All Stars” playing hits from the 70s. For more information: 760-325-1577 | www.pschamber.org  

Freedom Daze 29 | July 4-6 from 2-10pm | Twentynine Palms Community Center

Freedom Daze 29 is a three-day live concert event with multiple stages both inside the auditorium (gym) and outside on Freedom Plaza. Food and beer vendors will be outside at the Sponsor's Lounge behind the stage. Bands will perform indoors and outside each day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information: visit29.org/event/freedom-daze-29/138

Desert Hot Springs Fireworks Spectacular | July 5 from 6-10pm | Mission Springs Park

Join an unforgettable evening filled with delicious food, music, and breathtaking fireworks! Bring your friends and family for an evening of fun and excitement! Fireworks start at 9:15pm. For more information: 760-329-6411 | https://www.cityofdhs.org/event/fireworks-spectacular-3/

Free Summer Movie Series | July 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 11am | Mary Pickford Theatre, Cathedral City

The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission (PACE), in partnership with the Mary Pickford Theatre, presents the return of the “Free Summer Kids Movie Series.” Free small water and free small popcorn to the first 100 people to arrive. July’s movies are: July 5 – “Sing 2”, July 12 – “Trolls”, July 19 – “The Bad Guys” and July 26 – “Migration”. For more information: www.discovercathedralcity.com/event/summermovie-series-2024-4/

Star Party at the Monument | July 6 from 8-10pm | Sawmill Trailhead Parking Lot

Join members of the Astronomical Society of the Desert for fun “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and binoculars For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org  

The In-Flight Experience | Saturday July 6 from 5-7:30pm | PS Air Bar, Palm Springs

Take a vacay without the Go Away. Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails, and First Class Service. Live music by Nouveau with Desera & Eddie. For more information: 760-327-7701 | www.psairbar.com/events  

Back to School Bash | July 11 from 11am-2pm | Cathedral City Community Amphitheater

The Cathedral City Police Officers Association is excited to see you for this year’s Back to School Bash. School supplies will be distributed to elementary students from all Cathedral City schools. There will be water slides/water jumpers, music, and ice cream. For More information: 760-770-0396 | www.cathedralcitypolice.com  

Palm Desert Dive-In Movies | July 12 – Gates Open at 7:30pm | Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Palm Desert Aquatic Center is hosting a summer movie series happening every month throughout the season. You, your family and friends will love their selections of movies and the splash playground! Tickets start at $8 and can be purchased in advance. July 12’s movie is “Jaws”. Food trucks will be on site selling snacks and treats. With limited seating poolside, guests are encouraged to bring towels for the grass areas. No outside chairs/ furniture, food or beverages are allowed (except bottled water in plastic containers). For more information: 760-565-7467 | https://pdpool.com/special-events/

Monument Night Adventures | July 13 from 8:45-10:30pm | Art Smith Trailhead, Palm Desert Discover how the desert comes alive after dark! Do you know which animals change colors when you use a blacklight? Using our blacklights, a Friends’ volunteer docent will begin a short walk on uneven cobbled desert terrain in the basin below the dike/levy looking for scorpions and other nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. For more information: 760-568-9918 | www.desertmountains.org  

Annual Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Mixer | July 18 from 5-7pm | Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Experience the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway–featuring the world’s largest rotating tram car–while journeying to the Tram’s Mountain Station, located at an elevation of 8,516 feet atop Mt. San Jacinto, where you’ll find refreshing Alpine forests and a temperature that’s 30 degrees cooler than the desert floor. Upon your arrival at the top, you’ll find multiple food stations provided by Peaks Restaurant, half-price alcoholic beverages, free parking with valid ID or printed mixer reservation, and more! For more information: https://pschamber.org/event/annual-palm-springs-aerial-tramway-mixer/

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage | July 19-31 | See website for list of participating restaurants  

Come hungry! Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage is an annual tradition for the community to enjoy. It not only helps our local restaurants during slower months, but it also is a fundraiser for our nonprofits. Taste Of Summer 2024 will only be active for a week in a half instead of four weeks. Local nonprofits fundraise by selling $10 wristbands. Residents and visitors enjoy delicious food, cool treats, and great specials and the participating restaurants keep busy during the summer months. For more information: www.TasteOfSummerRanchoMirage.com  

Craft Beer Fest | July 27 from 12-5pm | Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs

This frothy fest returns! Featuring more than 30 craft breweries pouring gold in goodness, a cookout, pool party, live DJ set and recycled canned proceeds going to the Palm Springs animal shelter. For more information: 760-325-9900 | https://acehotel.com/going-on/craft-beer-fest-7/

Star Party at the Monument | July 27 from 8-10pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Join members of the Astronomical Society of the Desert for fun “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org  

First Wednesday Art Walk | First Wednesdays from 5-7pm | 2652 Cherokee Way

Backstreet is a unique community of artists’ working studios & galleries, and businesses that provides artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) in Palm Springs. We have an amazing assortment of original art for all tastes and budgets – paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, jewelry, lithography and more by locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists. For more information: www.backstreetartdistrict.com  

Friday Nights on Pierson | Fridays from 6-10pm | 66379 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering array of flavors from some of the best food trucks in town! Whether you’re craving juicy burgers, sizzling tacos, or savory BBQ, we’ve got you covered. Don’t miss out on this delicious opportunity! Bring your friends, family, and appetites for an evening filled with delicious food, great company, a variety of vendors, and a fantastic atmosphere. For more information: 760-329-6411 | www.cityofdhs.org  

VillageFest | Thursdays from 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive

On Thursday evenings, Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events: VillageFest! For more information: 760-320-3781 | www.villagefest.org  

The Lofts Art Walk | Second Saturdays from 5-8pm | The Lofts Art District, Palm Springs

During the Art Walk, the district comes alive with energy and creativity. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the various galleries and studios, interact with artists, and view a wide array of artwork. www.facebook.com/p/The-Lofts-Arts-District-100085460859372  

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