Fireworks and social gatherings celebrating America’s 245th birthday are scheduled throughout the Coachella Valley Sunday, a year after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of most Fourth of July events.
Independence Day fireworks displays are planned in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert. Palm Springs will host a laser light show and other events in place of fireworks.
Agua Caliente Casino Resort in Rancho Mirage — which hosted the only large-scale sanctioned fireworks show last year in the Coachella Valley — will return this Independence Day with its “Fourth of July Spectacular.” The pyrotechnics will begin around 9 p.m., with a DJ slated to perform beginning at 7 p.m.
Fireworks will return to Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park following a yearlong hiatus due to COVID-19. The event has been a regular affair in the city for more than 30 years. Food from vendors will begin being available at 5 p.m. with the fireworks show slated for around 9 p.m.
Though no sanctioned pyrotechnics will illuminate the sky in Palm Springs, the city has no shortage of Independence Day-themed events slated for the holiday.
The laser show will begin at 9:15 p.m. at Ruth Hardy Park, preceded by a 6:30 p.m. concert by the classic rock band DUDE Jones.
There will be music, games and food at the “4th of July Independence Fest” at Sunrise Park beginning at 3 p.m. A screening of the film “A League of Their Own” will start at dusk.
A family-themed pool party with food, games and music will run from 3-9 p.m. at the Palm Springs Swim Center.
Another water-based event, “Water Palooza,” will be held at Victoria Park from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The first 150 people in attendance will receive free hot dogs and snow cones.
Coachella and Desert Hot Springs held fireworks shows Friday.
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