As Coachella Valley cities are preparing their celebrations for the Fourth of July, The Desert Sun’s Laine Henry has compiled his Ultimate Guide to July 4th Celebrations across the Coachella Valley, high desert, mountain communities and Inland Empire. Here are some highlights:

Cathedral City | July 2nd & 3rd – from 7PM to Midnight | Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, 68-960 E. Pam Canyon Dr, Cathedral City

Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City will host an all-ages roller-skating party featuring DJs, games, raffles and prizes. $10 without skates, $15 with skates. For more information: 888-999-1995 |

Coachella | July 1st from 7 to 9PM | Bagdouma Park, 51-723 Douma St, Coachella

The City of Coachella’s free Fourth of July celebration at Bagdouma Park will feature carnival rides, games, food vendors and fireworks. For more information: 760-398-3502 |

Desert Hot Springs | July 2nd starting at 6PM | Mission Springs Park, 12-510 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs

The City of Desert Hot Springs’ free 4th of July Fireworks Celebration will feature music, food and a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. For more information:

Palm Desert | July 4th from 7:30 to 9:30PM | Civic Center Park, 73-510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert

This is a free Independence Day Celebration with music, food, drink and fireworks viewing. For more information:

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Palm Springs Family Pool Party | July 4th from 3 to 9 PM. | Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs

Celebrate the Fourth with a free family pool party on. For more information:

Palm Springs Free Screening of “Rocky IV” | July 4th at 4 PM | Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs

A free screening of "Rocky IV" followed by an ’80s Nostalgic BBQ with dancing and fireworks viewing at 6 p.m. The BBQ and fireworks viewing requires tickets, which can be purchased at

Palm Springs Free Concert With “Turn The Page, Tribute To Bob Seger” | July 4th at 5:30PM | Sunrise park, 480 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs

Free concert featuring "Turn the Page, Tribute to Bob Seger". For more information:

Palm Springs Power Baseball “All Stars Summer Collegiate Game” | July 4th at 6PM  Followed By “All American Fourth of July Spectacular” at 9:15PM, Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs

The Palm Springs Power Baseball "All Stars Summer Collegiate Game" will be followed by an "All American Fourth of July Spectacular" at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are required to attend the game and view the fireworks. Tickets can be purchased online at, or at the gates.

Palm Springs Free Concert & Laser Show | July 4th at 9:15PM | Ruth Hardy Park, 700 Tamarisk Road, Palm Springs

A free concert and laser show at Ruth Hardy Park For more information:

Palm Springs Food Samaritans (AAP) Independence Day Celebration & Fundraiser | July 4 at 7PM | Historic O'Donnell House, 412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs

The event begins at 7 p.m. with traditional American fare catered by Willie Rhine and his team from Eight4Nine. The City of Palm Springs fireworks display will commence at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $175, which includes an open bar, dinner, entertainment by Keisha D and valet parking. For information and tickets:

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway | July 4th First Car Up - 8AM, Last Car Up 8PM, Last Car Down 9:30PM |Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs

Extended hours on July 4, with the first car up will be at 8 a.m., the last car up will be at 8 p.m. and the last car down will be at 9:30 p.m. For more information: 

Rancho Mirage Independence Day Celebration| July 4th at 7PM | Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive

Free Independence Day celebration featuring a live DJ, food and beverage specials, festive photo backdrops, giveaways and a firework display starting at 9 p.m. For more information:

Fourth of July events In High Desert, Mountain Towns & Inland Empire

Banning Independence Day Celebration | Various Times & Locations

The City of Banning will offer free swimming at the Repplier Park Aquatic Center on July 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. At 6 p.m., the City of Banning will have Independence Day festivities at Nicolet Middle School Stadium (101 E. Nicolet St.). The free celebration will include music, food, inflatable interactives, crafts, vendors and fireworks at 9 p.m. For more information:

Beaumont Fourth Of July Freedom Festival | July 4th at 4PM | Stewart Park, 985 Maple Ave, Beaumont

The free Fourth of July Freedom Festival begins at 4 p.m. and will have food trucks, a beer garden, concerts at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. For more information:

Idyllwild Rotary Cub Parade | July 4th at 10AM | From 4 Corners Area along N. Circle Drive, Idyllwild

The Idyllwild Rotary Club will host a free Independence Day Parade on July 4 along N. Circle Drive, which will step off from the 4 Corners area at 10 a.m. For more information:

Twentynine Palms 4th Of July Celebration | July 4th at 5PM | Knott’s Sky Park, 6701 El Sol Ave, Twentynine Palms

The City of Twentynine Palms’ free 4th of July Celebration includes waterslides, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, free throw contest, cornhole tournament, Bizuri ice cream, food, music and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. For more information:

Yucca Valley July 4th Celebration| July 4th at 6:30PM | Brehm Park, 56-620 Little League Drive, Yucca Valley

Free concert by the Blue Breeze Band at 6:30PM, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. There will be face painting, food vendors and giveaways. For more information:

Lastly, in case you’re wondering if private fireworks are allowed in Riverside County, Laine’s answer is that safe fireworks, i.e., those that don’t shoot into the air like sparklers, snappers and fountains, are only allowed in Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and Blythe. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has warned that everywhere else, all fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Riverside County, because of the risk of serious injuries and fires.


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