Palm Desert has long been a well-kept California secret. Locals know that this is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. While everyone crowds on the beaches for 4th of July Weekend, consider retreating inland to the gorgeous deserts landscape of Palm Desert. Known for its great golfing, shopping, casinos, and more, Palm Desert is a great getaway for the 4th of July! Here you’ll find year-round fun alongside patriotic local events that are sure to make your holiday weekend one to remember. Keep reading to find out all the fun that awaits you in Palm Desert for 4th of July Weekend!

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Fireworks Show in Palm Desert

When planning how to spend your 4th of July Weekend, there isn’t a more patriotic way to celebrate than by enjoying a truly spectacular fireworks show! This year, head to Civic Center Park, located near the heart of Palm Desert and enjoy an amazing fireworks show that is sure to delight. This free event is open to the public, so bring the whole family along to enjoy. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9pm, and the city will be coming out with more details on the event as it gets closer to ensure that they follow all local and state guidelines. However, no matter the details of the event itself, the show in the sky is sure to amaze!

Independence Day Weekend Events in Palm Springs

The neighboring city of Palm Springs is set to host many family-friendly events over Fourth of July weekend. Head to Bagdouma Park in Coachella on July 1 for carnival rides, food, vendors, and a fireworks display. On July 2nd, enjoy a drone show and concert featuring “Petty and the Heartbreakers” in Downtown Park. On July 3rd, bring the family to Ruth Hardy Park for a screening of “The Goonies”. On the 4th you can enjoy one or more of the multiple events happening around town. Click here for a list of 4th of July events in Palm Springs.

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Adventure in the Desert

If you are looking to spend your 4th of July Weekend outdoors, then an afternoon with Red Jeep Tours in Palm Desert is the place to be! For over 30 years, Red Jeep Tours has been wowing both visitors and locals alike with their great tours of Palm Desert and the surrounding area. One trip with Red Jeep Tours and you’ll see why they are the #1 rated outdoor activity on TripAdvisor. Their expert tour guides offer insights about the history of Native American culture in the area, the natural landscape and geography, as well as the flora and fauna in the area. You won’t look at the desert the same way again after you take a tour with them! You can also customize your experience depending on your interests, as they have many different tour options to choose from and can accommodate large groups as well. Consider a sunset tour, stargazing tour, and tours that allow you to explore both from in the Jeep and along the hiking trails. There truly is the perfect outdoor adventure waiting for you during your 4th of July vacation when you book a tour with Red Jeep Tours!

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Beat the Heat at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Although Palm Desert is a great vacation destination all year long, it does get nice and hot during the summer months. When you are visiting here for 4th of July and want to find a way to beat the heat, consider spending some time at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center! For just $6 a day for adults, $4.50 for youths and seniors, and just $3.75 for children 2-5 years old, the Aquatic Center offers tons of fun for the whole family at a reasonable price. If you think you’ll end up spending a lot of time here, consider their annual or punch card passes as well for an even better value. Not only will you find a great pool for swimming, but they offer tons of programs, workout classes, and swimming lessons all summer long. You’ll also get to enjoy water slides, diving boards, and a splash playground that are sure to delight! Whether you want to relax and leisurely swim or have a full-blown water park adventure, the Palm Desert Aquatic Center is the perfect destination during your 4th of July Weekend!

Celebrate the 4th of July with a fun weekend in Palm Desert!