Desert - July 2019 events
Compliments of Joe Shoemaker
JULY 1, 8, 15 & 22
Zoo Camp at The Living Desert Zoo
Designed for children ages 4-13, Zoo Camp fosters an appreciation for the natural world through interactive programming and activities, arts & crafts, tours, and chats.
Time: 8am-12pm
Location: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert
Cost: $186 (members) $216 (non-members) for a
5-day session
JULY 2-30
Free Summer Family Movie Series
Enjoy free family flicks plus special character meet-and-greet showings. Receive a free toy for your little one with any food and drink combo purchase.
Time: 10am
Location: 72840 Highway 111, Westfield Palm Desert
Cost: Free
Early Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy a day of carnival rides, food vendors, activities, a pie-eating contest, and live entertainment.
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Bagdouma Park, 51723 Douma St, Coachella
Cost: Free
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Over the Pool
Enjoy the show while relaxing in the pool. The pool party will be held at the Palm Springs Swim Center and will feature family friendly music, games and large inflatable slides.
Time: 2-9:30pm
Location: 405 S. Pavilion Way
Cost: $2 for children 4-12, $6 for adults
4th of July Picnic
Enjoy an evening of BBQ food, volleyball, swimming, and fireworks.
Time: 3-9pm
Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park, 73-600 Fred
Waring Dr
Cost: Free
29 Palms 4th of July Celebration
Enjoy food vendors, a kids zone, live music, family fun, and a fireworks display. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs.
Time: 4-10pm
Location: Luckie Park, off Utah Trail
Cost: Free
July 4
Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration
Grab a blanket or chairs and pack a picnic dinner or try one of the food vendors. The event kicks off with the National Anthem, followed by a concert and fireworks.
Time: 7:15pm, fireworks at 9pm
Location: Civic Center Park, Palm Desert
Cost: Free
July 5-14
Ruthless! The Musical
Ruthless! famously spoofs Broadway musicals from Gypsy to Mame as well as many iconic films including The Bad Seed and All About Eve.
Time: Fri & Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm
Location: Desert Rose Playhouse, 69620 California 111, Rancho Mirage
Cost: $34-37

July 9
Scorpion Hunt on Snow Creek Canyon road in Whitewater
A new desert comes to life at sundown. Join a nocturnal adventure in search of these mysterious creatures! Learn about scorpions and use an ultraviolet light to find them. Bring water, a flashlight and wear closed-toed shoes.
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: 1/8 mile South of Hwy 111 on Snow Creek Canyon Road, Whitewater
Cost: Free

July 10
LIT Flicks at UC Riverside -  Sense & Sensibility
Get ready for a summer of Jane Austen! The popular summer book-to-film series is back. Viewers are encouraged to read the books prior to each free screening. There will be a brief review and talk before the screening, followed by a discussion facilitated by Tod Goldberg, director of the UCR Palm Desert MFA program, cultural critic, and author of more than a dozen books.
Time: 6pm
Location: 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert
Cost: Free, but seating is limited

July 12-Aug 18
Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage
Participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts have created cool summer specials. Get your wristband to participate and enjoy $4 appetizers, desserts and/or drinks. A portion of proceeds benefit Coachella Valley charities and your local chamber of commerce.
Time: See website
Location: See website
Cost: $10 per wristband

July 16
Tequila Pairing Dinner at Azúcar
The restaurant has teamed with estate-crafted tequila, Azuñia, to present four tequila cocktails during the dinner – all of which will be paired with carefully prepared dishes by the chefs at Azúcar.
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 339 South Belardo Road, Palm Springs
Cost: $60

July 19
Pool Movies at Fritz Burns Pool
Bring your family, friends and floaties to the Fritz Burns Pool and watch Aquaman from a chair on the sidelines or in the pool during open swim. Concession stands will be open, however outside food & drink are welcome (except alcohol).
Time: Gates open at 7pm, movie at dusk
Location: 78107 Avenue 52, La Quinta
Cost: Free


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Joe Shoemaker
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74890 Hwy 111
Indian Wells, CA 92210
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