Deciding to pack a suitcase and get out of town is always an exciting choice. Those who have their travel sights set on scenic Palm Desert this 4th of July have even more to look forward to! Palm Desert comes to life in patriotic style this time of year with a long list of options for activities to enjoy waiting to be added to your 4th of July in Palm Desert itinerary. The following are just a few that will have you making your way in this direction when Independence Day rolls around.

Enjoy Time at the Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration

Whether you’re visiting Palm Desert on your own this year, enjoying time away as a couple, or in the company of family and friends, you’ll find that time at the Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration is the very definition of fun! This inviting annual event will be held July 4th between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm at Civic Center Park. Admission to the celebration is free and the event is hosted by the city. When you arrive, head straight over to the park’s amphitheater to enjoy the singing of the National Anthem. Once this patriotic moment has passed, the pace picks up as the Swing Cats Big Band takes to the stage. This performance is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and features everything from pop favorites to swing classics. When the last note is played and the sun has gone down, there’s still more to look forward to. Starting at 9:00 pm, celebration guests can enjoy a 20-minute fireworks display that’s sure to thrill! The fireworks are timed to patriotic songs that can be played by guests on local radio stations. Be sure to pack your blanket and chairs for this portion of the evening that can also be enjoyed with beverages and snacks that can be purchased from food trucks dotting the park. Those visiting Palm Desert over the holiday with a canine companion in tow will want to note that the Civic Center Park dog parks will be closed during the Independence Day Celebration. For planning purposes, Civic Center Park is found at 73510 Fred Warning Drive with parking options available in the lots which typically fill by 5:30 pm. If you happen to arrive after the lot is full, consider taking the free shuttle service that will be running between the park and The Gardens on El Paseo. Air-conditioning on these shuttles ensures the ride will be comfortable from departure to arrival!

Check Out Coachella Crossroads

If you’re in town a day early, but you’re looking to celebrate with the family, head over to Coachella Crossroads on July 3rd starting at 4 pm. This event is presented by Spotlight 29 Casino as well and offers up options for visitors to come and enjoy everything from on-site food and beverages to live musical performances and even hot air balloon rides! There are plenty of giveaway events happening at Coachella Crossroads, meaning you might walk away from the fun with an exciting souvenir in hand too. Coachella Crossroads is located at 46-200 Harrison Place in Coachella.

Add a Great View to Your Lineup

Palm Desert and the surrounding communities are known for their scenic views. When you’re looking to add some of the best into your 4th of July mix, consider taking to the road and heading towards Vista Point on Highway 74. A stop here means a great drive and impeccable views out over the greater Palm Springs area. The road is winding and captivating and there are plenty of options for photo stops along the way. Many who come to Vista Point choose to stay a while and even pack a picnic snack to enjoy.

Make it a Musical Experience

There’s something extra exciting about knowing you have a concert on the itinerary for a holiday way experience. If you’re planning to be in the Palm Desert area on July 3rd, booking a ticket to see Pepe Aguilar at Fantasy Springs Resort could be the highlight of your getaway! Fantasy Springs Resort is a short 20-minute drive east of central Palm Desert and the concert kicks off at 8:00 pm. Tickets range from $59 per person to $99 per person depending on location. This high-energy performance is bound to be memorable and will have you dancing in your seat from the moment the music begins. When the concert is done, guests can make the most of their time in the casino, testing their luck before returning to Palm Desert for the evening.

Book Your Stay Today and Enjoy 4th of July in Palm Desert

No matter what time of year you arrive, Palm Desert is a delightful vacation destination to call your own. When you’re looking for luxurious accommodations to top off your trip in style, the property professionals at TRAVLR have you covered. Reach out today to learn more about our incredible options and how we can help you start turning those travel plans into a reality. Our team looks forward to seeing you in sunny California soon!