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Your Guide to 4th of July in Greater Palm Springs

Relax and renew this 4th of July at Greater Palm Springs. Nestled against the backdrop of the picturesque San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs offers the perfect setting to enjoy the holiday while taking a break from the sometimes chaotic city life. 

The sun-soaked paradise of Palm Springs is hosting a wide array of events and activities that will keep you entertained throughout the holiday weekend this year. From dazzling fireworks displays to live concerts and shows, ignite the patriotic spirit within you while celebrating freedom poolside at Onsen Hotel and Spa.

July 4th falls on a Tuesday this year, but don’t worry! If you plan ahead, you could take the Monday off work and enjoy a 4-day holiday to kick the summer off. There are tons of events from July 1st leading up to Independence Day, so in between your spa treatments and yoga sessions, here are other things to do to keep you entertained.


The ultimate 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in Desert Hot Springs 

Desert Hot Springs 4th of July fireworks extravaganza hosted by the City of Desert Hot Springs is back! This year’s display is scheduled to take place on the weekend before July 4th, on Saturday, July 1st, from 6pm to 10pm at Mission Springs Park. Join the community for an unforgettable evening filled with good music, delicious American food, and a breathtaking fireworks display to celebrate our nation’s birthday. The fireworks display will start at 9:15pm. Make sure to secure a prime viewing spot to enjoy this magical experience fully. 


Get your skates on at Agua Caliente Casino’s roller skating rink

Head down to Agua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City for their 4th of July weekend roller skating rink on July 1st and 2nd. Expect a night of fun for all ages skating around the rink, with live DJs, games, raffles, and prizes too! Each session lasts for 1 hour, the 7 – 9 pm session is suitable for all ages, and the 9 pm-midnight sessions are for ages 21+. 

Tickets cost $10 for general admission if you bring your own skates or $15 for general admission with skate rental included. Reserve your tickets online through their website here


Go wine tasting at Equality Wine Fest’s grand tasting event 

Discover 60+ varieties of wine, indulge in small bites from local food providers, enjoy live music, watch celebrity chef demonstrations, and gain valuable knowledge from Master Sommeliers, all while supporting LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and Women-owned, managed, and produced wines at Equality Wine Fest’s grand tasting event. 

The grand tasting takes place at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs, in the Compass Rose Ballroom on Saturday, July 1st, from 12 pm – 4 pm. You can find out more information on their website, and grab your tickets here through Ticketbud. Tickets cost $95 for the grand tasting or $135 for the VIP grand tasting experience.


Palm Deserts’ Independence Day celebration

Celebrate Independence Day in Palm Desert with an evening of good friends, music, and a fantastic fireworks display, for one of the biggest 4th of July events in Palm Springs this year! On Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, starting at 7:30 p.m., Civic Center Park’s amphitheater will come alive with a free concert featuring pop hits for you and your crew to dance along to. Shortly after, at 9 pm., prepare to be awestruck as the night sky illuminates with a breathtaking 20-minute fireworks display, which will be synchronized with patriotic-themed songs! 

You can find lots of delicious treats and drinks from various food trucks and vendors, or bring your own picnic while enjoying the show. Remember to bring blankets, chairs, and a flashlight for a comfortable evening. However, it’s worth noting that alcoholic beverages, smoking, and portable barbeques are prohibited at this event for safety reasons.


Get your rock on at Led Zepagain’s free 4th of July concert


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Catch Led Zepagain, the renowned Led Zeppelin tribute band, take the stage at Downtown Park in Palm Springs on July 4th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. This free  4th of July event in Palm Springs will  transport you back in time as the bandd flawlessly recreate the timeless classics that made Led Zeppelin the legend that he is. 


Experience an Unforgettable 4th of July Celebration in Palm Springs at Agua Caliente Casinos

Agua Caliente Casinos’ epic Independence Day celebration is one not to miss for this year’s 4th of July fireworks in Palm Springs! This year’s event will be filled with excitement and fun as DJs set the stage.

Indulge in some of the many mouthwatering meals before the highlight of the evening – the 9th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage! Best of all, both parking and admission are free, making it an accessible event for everyone.

This one-night special takes place on July 4th, and parking opens at 3 PM. Alternatively, you can opt for the Drive-In Experience starting at 7 PM so that you can enjoy the magic of the fireworks from the comfort of your own vehicle.

It’s just a 20-minute drive from us in Palm Springs and is held at the same venue as the Roller Skating event on July 1st and 2nd. Head over to their website here for any more information.


Get your party on for the Taylor Swift drag brunch

Start the 4th of July weekend off with the ultimate combination… Taylor Swift, brunch, and drag! 

Singing, dancing, and costumes are all encouraged for this magical event, so make sure you get out of bed with enough energy to see yourself through the wild morning and then the rest of the day ahead!

The brunch is on Saturday, Jul 1st, from 09:00 am to 11:00 am at Reforma Palm Springs. Tickets are on sale now for $20 and can be found on Etix website here. For obvious reasons, this is a 21+ event, and each guest must purchase an entree.



For a relaxing and tranquil stay in between all of the 4th of July events in Palm Springs this Summer, stay Onsen Hotel and Spa. 

Nestled in the heart of this desert oasis, Onsen offers a chic and tranquil haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Indulge in the ultimate pampering experience at our spa, where skilled therapists offer a range of rejuvenating massages. You can also dive into the healing waters of our jacuzzi and swimming pool, both fed by mineral-rich hot springs.

We are conveniently located near the vibrant downtown area, allowing you to easily explore the 4th of July festivities and fireworks in Palm Springs. After a day of celebrations, return to the tranquility of Onsen, where you can relax by the pool or savor the beauty of our desert paradise. 


A Rejuvenating Stay Awaits in Our Chic Desert Oasis.