Looking for fun ways to celebrate the Fourth of July this year? You’re in luck: Palm Springs and neighboring desert cities are pulling out all the stops for the holiday, both this weekend and early next week.
Below is a roundup of some of the biggest events, many of which are free and family-friendly. You can also find a complete schedule of July Fourth activities on our online events calendar.
“Agua After Dark” roller skating rink | All weekend | 7 p.m. | Agave Caliente Terraza
All ages are welcome for the first few skating sessions, and from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. it’s adults only at this roller skating party. Tickets here. ($10 – $15)
Desert Hot Springs fireworks spectacular | Saturday | 9:15 p.m. | Mission Springs Park
Head to Desert Hot Springs on Saturday evening if you want to get a head start on the Fourth celebrations. The city’s fireworks spectacular kicks off at 9:15 p.m., but you can arrive anytime after 6 p.m. (Free)
The Eagles tribute concert | Saturday | 7 – 8:30 p.m. | Downtown Park
The Eagles tribute band, called The Long Run, will be playing all of the band’s biggest hits. Come sing along to your favorite songs and enjoy the summer evening. (Free)
“In the Heights” dive-in movie night | Sunday | 7 p.m. | Palm Springs Swim Center
Enjoy the smash hit movie version of the musical that launched the career of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Cool off and watch the movie in the pool. (Free)
“A League of Their Own” movie night | Monday July 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Ruth Hardy Park
What’s more American than baseball? Catch this feel-good film at Ruth Hardy Park. (Free)
Pool party | Tuesday, July 4 | 3 p.m. | Palm Springs Swim Center
All are welcome to a pool party that starts at 3 p.m. and runs until the conclusion of the city’s firework show. Watch the fireworks from the pool! (Free)
Power Baseball All Stars Summer Collegiate Baseball | Tuesday, July 4 | 6 p.m. | Palm Springs Stadium
Gates open at the stadium at 4:30 p.m. and the game starts at 6 p.m. The Power says the stadium will be packed, so come early to get the best seats. Tickets can be found here. ($5 – $55)
Led Zeppelin tribute concert | Tuesday, July 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Sunrise Park
Get ready to rock and celebrate the holiday with a Led Zeppelin tribute band. (Free)
“All American Fourth of July” fireworks spectacular | Tuesday, July 4 | 9:15 p.m. | Palm Springs Stadium
The holiday wraps up in Palm Springs with an exciting and patriotic fireworks display at the Palm Springs Stadium. The show starts at 9:15 p.m. sharp, so be sure to get there on time.
And finally, as you celebrate the holiday, be sure to do so responsibly. Walter Clark Legal Group says it will reimburse cab, Uber and Lyft rides this weekend through its Safe Rides Home program. Check out the restrictions and get your coupon here.