Ready to color your weekend red, white, and blue?
The Greater Palm Springs area offers a variety of events slated for the holiday weekend starting July 3.
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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio gets the early bird award with its free fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. at Eagle Falls Golf Course, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Public parking permitted in the dirt/gravel parking lot closest to the golf course pro shop and in the casino's west and north lots.
The two cities have joined forces for a combined July 4th party starting at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Center Park in Palm Desert, 73510 Fred Waring Drive. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. There will be live music from Swing Cats Big Band. Bring your picnic dinners and chairs. You can also view the fireworks from the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, 73751 Magnesia Falls Drive, from 7-10 p.m.
Start with America's favorite pastime and take in a POWER baseball game at 6:05 p.m. followed by free admission to the fireworks show at 8 p.m. The rockets red glare begins at 9:15 p.m. at Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road.
View fireworks from the historic O'Donnell house, 412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, as part of a benefit for AIDS Assistance Program. Cocktails and nibbles and a great view of the city's fireworks.
Gain an aerial perspective of the Coachella Valley's fireworks by boarding the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The last tram up the mountain boards at 9 p.m. and the last return trip is at 10:30 p.m.
The town has a host of activities during the day starting with a parade through the downtown streets at 10 a.m., plus a chili cook-off, music, vendors, and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Starts at 5 p.m. with food and entertainment with fireworks set for 9 p.m. at Stewart Park, 9th and Orange. Free admission.
Labeling it as the biggest fireworks display in Morongo Basin, Twentynine Palms will offer a Fourth of July celebration starting at 4 p.m. with live music followed by fireworks at 9 at Luckie Park, Two Mile Road and Utah Trail. Food vendors will be present and the Twentynine Palms Kiwanis Club will stage a beer garden. The city's swimming pool will be open all day until 8:30 p.m.
The city plans a fireworks show and concert the day after from 6-10 p.m. at 64949 Mission Lake Blvd., at the corner of Little Morongo Road and Mission Lakes Boulevard.
Gin Piston band will perform and the music and party will continue after the fireworks, which are slated to begin at nightfall.
The volunteer Desert Hot Springs Citizens on patrol and Youth Police Explorers are the charitable benefactors of the event, which is funded by businesses and private sponsors working with the Desert Hot Springs Community and Cultural Affairs Commission.
Looking for that great steak dinner for the holiday weekend? Morton's in Palm Desert offers a three-course dinner for $36 through July 7.
You can sit down to a nice meal and then go out on the patio to view the fireworks on July 4 at Wilma & Frieda's Cafe at The Gardens of El Paseo in Palm Desert. They will be serving up BBQ Beef Brisket and homemade potato salad along with music from harpist Erica Powell Fleishman. Then take your dessert and watch the fireworks on the patio starting at 9 p.m. Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins will be accommodated.
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The Family Stone kicks off the long weekend with a July 3 concert. Come back on the 4th and you can dive into an all-American buffet at Café Capitata with dishes like hamburgers, hot dogs, and barbecue ribs for $12.95 per person. There are also chances to win money and a car.
The Rock Free Friday concert on July 3 features a tribute band to The Beach Boys, and get a hamburger and french fries all day on July 4 for $4.99.
Check out Calibre 50 & Banda Carnaval on July 3. The casino will host a 20-minute fireworks display on July 4. This free fireworks display will be held across the street from the casino on Bob Hope Drive. It will also be televised locally.
In the Rock Yard, hear a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd on July 3.
Contestants vie to see who can devour two half-pound Meniyikish signature Angus hot dogs in the second annual Half-Pound Hot Dog Eating Championship at 6 p.m. July 3. The winner receives a trophy and $1,000 in cash.
Tacos & Tequila will have a star-spangled menu for $15 featuring the Matador Burer, nacho cheese crinkle cut fries, and domestic beer selections.
Nic Waterhouse, 9 p.m. July 4
For more events, visit our comprehensive calendar.