PALM SPRINGS — An all-American Independence Day is planned here on Thursday, July 4 complete with fireworks, baseball, a pool party, and more.

A staple of Fourth of July celebrations, Palm Springs will host a “Fireworks Spectacular.”

Residents can make their way to Sunrise Park for a picnic and then to adjacent Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road, to watch the Palm Springs Power baseball team take on the Palm Springs Collegiate League All Stars at 6:05 pm. Gates open at 5 p.m.

If you’ve never seen a Palm Springs Power game, what better all- Americana sport to watch on the Fourth of July. The Palm Springs POWER Baseball Club recruits elite collegiate players from around the country to come to Palm Springs and play baseball in the months of June and July. The POWER organizatio, created in fall of 2003, strives to provide affordable entertainment as well as quality baseball for the residents of the Coachella Valley.

Free admission for the fireworks begins at 8 p.m. m followed by the highly anticipated fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and sit on the field.

If the holiday is a scorcher, as it typically is, you can cool off in the pool at the Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way. There is a special 2 p.m. pool party party planned, featuring music, games and a large inflatable slide.

You can even enjoy the all-American fireworks show while relaxing in the pool. Admission is $2 for children and $6 for adults.

Due to the fireworks fallout zone, parking for the pool party will be located in the parking lot off Ramon Road.

Keep in mind that Palm Springs VillageFest will also be open to residents and visitors on the evening of the all-American Fourth of July from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown.

For more information, call Palm Springs Parks and Recreation at (760) 323-8272.

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  • Fourth of July Fireworks: Greater Palm Springs