When travelers are looking for a place to enjoy a getaway where they can count on plenty of sun, great scenery, and access to fun, Palm Springs, California checks every box on the list. Year-round, this beautiful locale is loved by adventurers from near and far but over the 4th of July, a trip this way means there’s even more to look forward to. In 2024, consider gathering your family and friends and elevating your celebrations in style with an Independence Day experience in Palm Springs. Whether you’re hoping to relax and unwind, or you can’t wait to be a part of the holiday festivities, you’ll find a long lineup of options for entertainment of all types. The following are just a few of the many ways you can celebrate July 4, 2024, in Palm Springs.

Add the Downtown 2024 All American 4th of July Event to Your Itinerary

Travelers looking to shop and dine in style can always count on downtown Palm Springs to be a one-stop resource for amazing finds. That said, over the 4th of July, downtown is where you’ll want to be to partake in the festive fun that comes along with the annual All American 4th of July celebration. This highly anticipated event is fun for the entire family and will be held at Sunrise Park from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Make your way over to 480 S. Sunrise Way to cool off with a pool party on-site and enjoy delicious bites and beverages too. At 6:00 pm, the Power Baseball game kicks off at Sunrise Park which is an All Stars collegiate July favorite experience. At 7:30 pm, guests attending the All American 4th of July celebration downtown will be treated to live musical performances by Fortunate Son, and at 9:30 pm, an impressive fireworks display will be launched to end things on a thrilling and colorful holiday note.

Where to Watch Fireworks in Palm Springs for July 4th

Fireworks are the highlight of any Independence Day celebration and a huge tradition for many of us. Don’t worry about missing this spectacular display when you visit Palm Springs. The main city and surrounding areas have so many places to go to watch fireworks:

  • Desert Hot Springs Fireworks Celebration: July 5th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM; fireworks start at 9:15
  • July 4th Celebration at Palm Springs Power Baseball: July 4th 6:00 PM; fireworks start at 9:00
  • 10th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage: July 4th: 9:00 PM; fireworks start at 9:00
  • Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration:  July 4th 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM; fireworks start at 9:00

Explore the Great Outdoors on Independence Day

If you’re looking to get the holiday fun started early this 4th of July and you want to get out and explore before the downtown fun even begins, taking a morning hike around Palm Springs is always a good choice. The breathtaking desert scenery is yours to indulge in when you lace up your boots before the sun comes up, pack plenty of water, and make your way toward one of the many popular trails in this area. The Tahquitz Canyon Trail is a great option for spectacular panoramic views out over the canyon with waterfalls encounters included in the experience too. Indian Canyons is another great choice when you’re excited to explore a route dotted with palms. The cool morning temperatures will make your outing comfortable and with a camera in hand, you’re sure to capture some unforgettable landscapes on film. If you’re hoping to enjoy a stunning view but prefer a climate-controlled situation from start to finish, being the first in line for the first run of the day on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is always another option. The ride up is just 12 minutes, but your vantage point from this rotating tram car is unsurpassed when it comes to enjoying views over the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. At the summit, you can disembark and enjoy temperatures that are typically 30 degrees cooler than where you started. The summit is also home to hiking trails, observation platforms, and eateries to check out. Please be advised that there are wildfires in the area that may shut down the tram. Keep an eye on local news for more information.

Include Cultural Experiences on Your List This Holiday

The 4th of July is a time to look back and celebrate national accomplishments. That means it’s also a great holiday to include some rich history into your Palm Springs experience. This year, consider making your way to the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum while you’re in town and learning more about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians who called this area home. The museum sits right in the heart of downtown making it easy to access and the collection of exhibits and displays on-site are sure to impress. From the traditional artifacts and artwork to interactive displays, it’s a stop that’s both engaging and educational. Afterward, don’t hesitate to treat yourself to an afternoon spa session at the Spa at Sec-he. Here, you can purchase a day pass and enjoy access to a 73,000-square-foot luxury spa that hosts 15 treatment rooms. Massages, facials, and body treatments are all on the menu of services, but what makes this stop extra special is the fact that it highlights sacred mineral waters that have been integral within the Agua Caliente tribe for thousands of years.

Book Your Palm Springs Journey Today

Now is a great time to turn your 4th of July Palm Springs travel plans into a reality. When you know you’re going to want incredible accommodations in place to top off your stay in style, Ryson Vacations has you covered. Our collection of area condos and homes is designed to impress and will help you enjoy a stay that’s customized to your personal travel style at every turn. Reach out to learn more and to start planning your 4th of July adventure today!

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