La Vida Del Verano (The Summer Life)
Long Days, Afternoon Siestas, Cool Summer Nights!
Even in 100 degree heat, life in summer in the Coachella Valley keeps right on going...it just moves indoors! Some of the year’s best entertainment is available in the Valley’s Casinos, hotels and restaurants. Top acts from around the country make their way here, and with crowds a little thinner than during high season, you can get good deals on prices and seats. The area’s top casino resorts are Fantasy Springs Casino, Resort and Spa, in Indio, Agua Caliente, in Rancho Mirage, Morongo in Cabazon, and Spotlight 29, in Coachella. Casino acts, schedules and box office links are below.
Summers are for Friends, Tapas, Margaritas, and Sizzling Entertainment
Desert dwellers learned long ago, that more gets done in one day of summer, than at any other time of year. That’s cause days start very early (to beat the heat), and after a short siesta, linger long into the cooler evenings. That leaves more hours for laughing, dancing, listening to your favorite bands, and clinking glasses with close friends.
Top Restaurants Offer Great Deals on Summer Meals
Now is the time to try out the areas’ top trendy restaurants. To lure in the locals and heat-loving tourists, restaurants like AC3 in the Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert, The Cliff House, La Quinta, and so many more, offer up special summer menus at very reasonable prices. The best place to check them out and make a reservation at the same time is Open Table.
Fourth of July, Celebrating the Old-Fashioned Way....Hot Dogs and Fireworks!
The Fourth is a celebration of independence, and a tribute to those that have, and continue to this day, to sacrifice all to preserve our right to be free from oppression. Liberty is hard fought and hard won. Celebrating with fireworks, family, and community helps to remind us of that.
July 3, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Fireworks, Indio FREE, 8:45 p.m.
Eagle Falls Golf Course, next to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy. Fireworks display in honor of Independence Day. Bring blankets and low-back folding chairs. Gather early around the Eagle Falls Golf Course Pro Shop and in the surrounding lot. Park on the gravel lot closest to the pro shop (follow signs to Eagle Falls), and in parking garage and property’s north and west lots. Info: 800-827-2946 or fantasyspringsresort.com
July 4, City of Palm Desert and Indian Wells, FREE 2:00-9:20 p.m.
City of Palm Desert Civic Center Park, 43900 San Pablo Ave. (Fred Waring Dr. and San Pablo Ave). Picnic, volleyball, fireworks, music. Parking: Allowed till 6 p.m., with access on Fred Waring Drive. Barbecue food, beverage vendors. No golf carts on July 4. Dog park closed. 7:30 p.m.: National Anthem, U.S. Marine Corps color guard; 7:45-9:30p.m.: Swing Cats Big Band; 9 to 9:20 p.m.: Fireworks display. Shuttle: Free, air-conditioned shuttle service from The Gardens on El Paseo, from 6-10pm. Info: 760-568-1441; www.cityofpalmdesert.org
July 4, Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage Fireworks, FREE, 9 p.m.
Agua Caliente Resort Spa and Casino, 32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Park and view the fireworks from the south lot of the casino. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Info: 888-999-1995 or AguaCalienteCasinos.com
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Fantasy Springs Casino
· Don McClean | 13
· Jethro Tull—50TH Anniversary| 15
· Golden Boy Boxing | 18
· Gerardo Ortiz | 27
· Howie Mandel | 3
· Mary J. Blige | 10
· Lance Burton | 17
· Boz Scaggs | 23
· Kenny Bee | 24
Morongo Casino • Resort • Spa
· Lee Greenwood | 6
· Los Lonely Boys | 12
· Tigran Asatryan | 19
· Jung Hoonhee | 21
· Gipsy Kings |1
· Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds| 8
· Dane Cook | 9
· OPM Hitmakers | 25
Agua Caliente Casino
· Harout Balyan | 6
· Hotel California: Eagles Tribute (18+ Event) | 13
· Ultimate E.L.O. Experience |19
· The Ultimate Queen Celebration |27- SOLD OUT
· Styx | 2
· Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco| 16
· Steely Dan | 21
· Hunks The Show! The Ultimate Ladies Night| 28
· Ronald Cheng | 29
· La Septima Banda | 13
· Spanish Comedy Slam in Coachella | 20
· 70’s Soul Jam in Coachlla | 27
· VIP Experience w/Lance Bass |3
· Pop 2000 Featuring Lance Bass |3
· U B40 (21+) |31
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