Thursday, July 3, 2008
Happy 4th of July!!!!!
Fourth of July fireworks shows will light up the sky across the valley tomorrow night.
Here's where you can find the displays and other entertainment:
Palm Desert will hold a free Independence Day concert beginning at 7:15 p.m. at Civic Center Park, 73-510 Fred Waring Drive.
The event will kick off with a performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" by Coachella Valley resident Ashley Wagner, followed by a concert of popular tunes by Steve Madaio & Friends.
Fireworks, set to patriotic and contemporary music, are set for 9 p.m.
Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.
Due to construction work, no seating or parking will be available at the College of the Desert or the College Golf Center.
Off-site parking will be available at The Gardens on El Paseo, with free shuttle service between The Gardens and Civic Center Park offered from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Pick up will be at the San Pablo side of The Gardens and at the San Pablo entrance to the park.
The 12th annual Indio Fourth of July Festival will be held at the Riverside County Fairgrounds, 82-503 Highway 111. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. sharp.
The community event will feature numerous live events including games, water slides, and a "spectacular" fireworks display.
Admission is free. Parking is $5.
The city of Palm Springs and Palm Springs Power baseball will present an All-American 4th of July extravaganza.
Beginning at 6:05 p.m., the Power will take to the field in a rematch against the Davis-Monthan Mustangs, a team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz.
Festivities include pre-game and post-game entertainment by the Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps, an Air Force flyover and a Ruby's pie-eating contest.
The Hotel Zoso will sponsor a dunk tank with proceeds going to help fund the new Palm Springs Animal Shelter and to the Animal Samaritans of the Desert.
Stadium gates open for the game at 5 p.m.
Admission to the game is $7 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.
Beginning at 8 p.m., admission to the stadium is free for everyone.
The fireworks show will begin at 9:15 p.m.
Desert Hot Springs
The fireworks are going to light up the sky in Desert Hot Springs for Independence Day at Mission Springs Park, 66-750 Park Lane.
The free event, which features entertainment, food and more, will start at 6 p.m. The firework show starts at 9 p.m.
A free shuttle service is available from the Kmart Shopping Center to the park.
The Coachella Chamber of Commerce and city of Coachella will celebrate the holiday on July 3 with festivities and fireworks at Coachella Valley High School.
There will be food, games and activities for the kids starting at 6 p.m. with fireworks to follow at dark.