Fireworks will appear high in the sky on the Fourth of July , and it won’t be coming from your next door neighbor.
At least for the moment. If we have learned anything from the coronavirus outbreak since mid-March, nothing is certain.
As of June 30, these are the communities in the Coachella Valley or within driving distance of the desert where you can view fireworks. Consult the websites for requirements such as wearing masks and social distancing precautions.
Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage Fireworks
View a free fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m. Park and view the fireworks from the south lot of the casino. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Only 650 cars will be allowed to ensure social distancing and mask wearing is required. The show will be televised on NBC Palm Springs at 9 p.m. live, and then aired again at 11 p.m.
When: 9 p.m. July 4
Location: Agua Caliente Resort Spa and Casino, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive
Admission and parking: Free.
Information: 888-999-1995 or hotwatercasino.com
Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Fireworks display only at 9 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets.
Location: Luckie Park, located off Utalh Trail (north of Highway 62) between Two Mile Road and Joe Davis Drive.
Information: 760-367-7562 or visit29.org
ALA Fireworks Over Lake Arrowhead
Set for 9 p.m., the fireworks will be launched over Lake Arrowhead from the east end of the lake between the Outlet Tower and Emerald Bay. This means viewing will be primarily from boats and properties at the east end of the lake. Viewing from Lake Arrowhead Village and Tavern Bay Beach club will be less advantageous.
BIG BEAR LAKE
Big Bear Fourth of July Fun Run
Only a virtual edition will be available. Sign up for a 5-kilometer, 10K, or 15K events onine, and you can pick up yur entry shirt and medal. The event supports the Bear Valley Search & Rescue.
Fireworks have been postponed.
VANTAGE POINTS IN THE DESERT
• Drive up Highway 74 to Vista Point to have an overview of the entire valley and see the Rancho Mirage display. Be careful driving down the switchback once the fireworks are over.
• Take the elevator up to the 12th Floor Lounge at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.