Embrace your summer spirit in Greater Palm Springs this month with exciting events, poolside fun, and foodie discoveries. This Southern California oasis has something for everyone to indulge in during the month of July.
FOURTH OF JULY
Independence Day kicks off the month with events that showcase live music, fireworks, and activities. It also wouldn't be Independence Day without friends family, and of course–food! Greater Palm Springs is full of happenings throughout all nine cities. View your guide to the Fourth of July weekend here.
If you're looking to make a splash or relax poolside, your options are plentiful! From boutique pools, waterpark resorts, and even poolside music performances–you can access all of these outstanding locations to satisfy your chill summer needs. Check out some of the best pools that the sunshine oasis has to offer here.
THINGS TO DO
Food trucks, street performers, and a lively atmosphere–a time to show support to small and local businesses. Palm Springs VillageFest is resuming every Thursday evening, from 7 - 10 p.m.
Immerse into the world of art with a free visit to the Palm Springs Art Museum on Thursday evenings or go back in history and learn about WWII aircrafts with a visit to the interactive Palm Springs Air Museum.
Take a break from the pool and jump into a new kind of experience at one of these local escape rooms. A place where solving problems is fun! Visit Palm Springs Escape Rooms or Escape Games at the River to book ahead. Enjoy the challenge!
The Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) features teen graduates of the summer camp program who will showcase their musical fusion at the Hope Center in Palm Desert. There are four bands that will perform original songs created as a part of their curriculum plus enhanced musical talents that emerged from this summer! The musicians are between the ages 11-18, and represent eighteen local schools in Greater Palm Springs. Tickets are available online here.
Bring your family or a special loved one to experience the Palm Springs Tram, which takes you on a ten-minute ride to cooler elevations within the San Jacinto Mountains! There are restaurants, plenty of viewpoints, and over 50 miles of hiking trails. Experience the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world this summer! Find out more information about this unique experience here.
Experience live entertainment at Agua Caliente Casinos. All three locations in Greater Palm Springs offer some of the best performances for an unforgettable night. Enjoy dancing, drinks, and nightlife at the downtown Palm Springs Cascade Lounge, Cathedral City Terraza, or The Show at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage. View their events calendar here.
Eager to get back to enjoying live music? Fantasy Springs has musical options to fit everyone’s tastes. From free outdoor concerts at the Rock Yard to intimate showcases at Acoustic and Unplugged at the Twelve, you can view their full schedule here.
From hotels to dining entertainment, here are some of the best spots to enjoy live music under the stars.
With the Summer Eats Pass, explore more of Greater Palm Springs' unique dining scene for less—all season long. Simply download the FREE mobile pass and get access to exclusive offers from restaurants. You’ll find everything from special prix fixe menus to free items with purchase and more. Plus, each time you use the pass to check in to a local eatery, you’ll be eligible for a weekly drawing to win a $50 gift card to a Greater Palm Springs restaurant. Learn more about the Summer Eats Pass learn more about the summer eats pass here.
NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY
On the third Sunday in July, it's only right we celebrate National Ice Cream Day. In Greater Palm Springs style, you can enjoy your summer by having a popsicle poolside or an ice cream cone in a cabana! With so many flavors in every surrounding area–from your popular classics to your sweet hidden gems, check out these sweets and treats that you cannot miss this summer season!
Treat yourself to an afternoon pick-me-up or an evening wind-down with a refreshing mocktail. Drinks that everyone can enjoy, especially that moms-to-be on their babymoon. Of course, you have the option to put your twist on it by making it a true cocktail. Check out local favorites here.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
SUNSHINE YOGA AT THE RIVER
Align your mind and body on a sunny Monday morning. Hot Yoga Plus is hosting Sunshine Yoga at The River in Rancho Mirage. Classes are from 11 am-12 pm at the outdoor amphitheater every Monday. It is $10 per class, please bring your own mat and towel. View more information here.
SAN JACINTOS SUNSET YOGA
Feel Good Spa and Power Yoga Palm Springs present a mellow flow in the shadows of the San Jacintos mountains at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. All ages are welcomed to this free outdoor event. Please see the sandwich board in the Ace Hotel lobby each week for a different location.
Ready for your next vacation? Start planning your summer travels to Greater Palm Springs.