Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Karen Graninger has put together the following comprehensive list of events in Greater Palm Springs for the July 3-4 celebrations:


  • Agua Calient Casino Resort Spa Boy Band Night -  A free concert playing homage to everything that is boy bands, covering the iconic songs of N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, New Kids, Boyz 2 Men, One Direction and more. Concert starts at 7 pm at The Show, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Ranch Mirage, 888-999-1995
  • Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Fireworks Show – A free fireworks show, beginning at 8:45 pm on July 3 from the Eagle Falls Golf Course, with accompanying music simulcast on The Eagle, 106.9FM. Fantasy Springs Casino Resort, 84245 Indio Springs Pkwy, Indio, 760-342-5000


  • Idyllwild Independence Day Parade & Laser Light Show - The 51st annual Independence Day Parade, starts at 10 am at Four Corners and proceeds down North Circle Drive. The two-hour parade will include more than 150 entrants, including bagpipers from the University of Riverside. A laser light show will be held at 9 pm on Lily Rock.
  • AIDS Assistance Program-Food Samaritans – This fundraiser event will be held at the historic O’Donnell House in Palm Springs beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person and include cocktails, a Fourth of July barbecue with burgers, grilled chicken, and more, plus dancing to deejay Baz. View the city of Palm Springs fireworks at 9:15 pm from the grounds of the house. O’Donnell House, 412 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, 760-325-8481
  • City of Palm Springs - Palm Springs Swim Center - Stay cool in the pool at the Palm Springs Swim Center, beginning at 2 pm, and stay until the fireworks are over. Enjoy music, games and take a trip down the large, inflatable slide into the pool. $2 for children, ages 4-12, and $6 for adults. Pre-purchase adult tickets for $5 each at the Leisure Center. Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs. 760-323-8278; Palm Springs Leisure Center, 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs. 760-323-8278
  • Palm Springs POWER - Take in a ball game (Palm Springs POWER vs Southern Nevada Coyotes), starting at 6:05 pm, and stay for the fireworks afterward at Palm Springs Stadium. Gates to the stadium open at 8 pm for free admission to the fireworks show, which starts when the baseball game finishes around 9:15 pm Palm Springs POWER Baseball at Palm Springs Baseball Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs. 760-864-6278
  • Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Fireworks Spectacular - Free fireworks spectacular at 9 pm just across the street from the casino. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed. Bring your own food and drink. The fireworks will also be televised live on KPSE-TV with a rebroadcast at 10 pm and on KMIR at 11 pm. The fireworks music also will be broadcast live by The Eagle 106.9FM. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. 888-999-1995
  • Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration - Grab a blanket or chair to sit on, and pack a picnic dinner, or enjoy one of the many food vendors at Palm Desert’s Civic Center. The evening kicks off on a patriotic note at 7:15 pm with the National Anthem, followed by a concert at 7:30 pm. At 9 pm, the nighttime sky lights up with a spectacular 25-minute fireworks display accompanied by patriotic and contemporary music. Palm Desert Civic Center Park, 43900 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert. 760-346-0611
  • Yucca Valley - Live music starts the Town of Yucca Valley’s free celebration courtesy of Desert Sol funk band staring at 6 pm at Brehm Park. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Where: Brehm Park, 56620 Little League Drive, Yucca Valley. 760-369-7211
  • Twentynine Palms - Start the day early (7 am)  by participating in the Firecracker 5000, a one-mile fun run open to all ages. Earn a one-day pool pass and miscellaneous swag. Then take in the city’s Fourth of July celebration at Luckie Park from 4-10 pm, with live music, food vendors, kids’ games and prizes, and community booths. The swimming pool at Luckie Park will stay open until 8:30 pm. Fireworks start at 9 pm. Luckie Park is located off Utah Trail between Two Mile Road and Joe Davis Drive, Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-3445 or visit

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