What’s Happening in Palm Desert?

No matter the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in the Palm Desert area. From special events like Fashion Week El Paseo and the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, sporting events such as the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, and exciting theatrical and musical performances at the McCallum Theatre, there’s something for everyone. Search our complete event listings below or browse our list of Palm Desert Signature Events and other major events in the desert.

Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate our great nation this Fourth of July by bringing the entire family down to Palm Desert's Civic Center Park for a good old-fashioned Independence Day fireworks celebration. Grab a blanket or chair to sit on, and pack a picnic dinner to enjoy or enjoy one of the many food vendors before the festivities start. The evening kicks off on a patriotic note at 7:15 with the National Anthem, followed by a concert by the Swing Cats Big Band at 7:30pm. At 9pm, the nighttime sky lights up with a spectacular 25-minute-long fireworks show accompanied by patriotic and contemporary music. This event is open to all ages, so bring the entire family for a night of fun, fireworks and festivities.

Fireworks, Palm Desert Civic Center Park

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