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Where to View Fourth of July Fireworks

Here is a comprehensive list of events in Greater Palm Springs for the July 3-4 celebrations.

Karen Graninger Attractions, Valley

While events surrounding the Fourth of July seem to focus on what happens at night in the desert due to triple-digit temps, there are a few daytime activities to keep in mind as you plan your holiday. Here is a breakdown of the two days. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Ranch Mirage, 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com Fantasy Springs

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Cool Climbing Haven

When the temps rise, Desert Rocks offers climbers a cool place to learn the ropes or hone their climbing skills.

Julie Pendray Attractions, The Guide

The rush can be addictive: The adrenaline of uncertainty. The triumph of success. Will you reach the next handhold? Can you make it to the top? It’s a long way down. The sun is blazing. Your hands are sweating. The fear, excitement, and total-body workout challenge every bit of trust in yourself, your gear, and your partner. Scaling to success

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Rise and Shine in Greater Palm Springs

Summertime means dawn patrol for the desert’s active set.

Steven Biller Attractions, The Guide

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to enjoy the great outdoors in the desert summer. We’ve been there, done that, and discovered beauty most people never see. Here are some of our favorite ideas. Remember to dress light, take water, give yourself breaks, and plan to finish by 10 a.m. Here we go. Lace up for

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Down on the Bayou

Just slightly removed from their Louisiana home, this duo hope to spur the Palm Springs Power back to a SCCBL title.

JUDD SPICER Attractions, Sports

The Palm Springs Power will begin its quest to reclaim the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League (SCCBL) title that eluded them for the first time in five years in 2016 with a season-opening series starting June 2 against the So Cal Catch at Palm Springs Stadium. And typical to a roster that features players from all parts of the country,

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Fly Boys

Palm Springs Air Museum will open new wing dedicated to Korean, Vietnam wars over Memorial Day weekend.

Julie Pendray Attractions, Watch & Listen - Attractions

When Nazi Fieldmarshall Hermann Goering saw a P-51 Mustang flying over Berlin, “he knew the war was lost,” according to historical accounts. The Mustangs were fast and powerful, and could fly six-hour missions. “They went like hell,” according to Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson, author of  To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace. Their success and longevity carried

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Close Encounters in Joshua Tree

Acclaimed astronomer Jacques Vallee is among the speaker lineup at Contact in the Desert, billed as the largest UFO Conference in the world.

Julie Pendray Attractions

Visitors to Joshua Tree would be hard-pressed not to be affected by the eerie other-worldly quartz monzonite boulders with imaginable faces, a night sky resplendent with brilliant stars, the sense of deep quiet in an area steeped in historical native American habitation, and the wonderful awakening to a sunrise that makes you feel new. Beyond connecting with yourself, some of

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These Women Mean Business

The 2017 Women in Business awards, a Palm Springs Life event, annually honors three of the most dynamic Coachella Valley businesswomen.

Maggie Downs Attractions, Valley

Actress and entrepreneur Denise DuBarry Hay believes women are like diamonds — precious, multifaceted, and formed through extreme pressure. “We all have these facets to our lives that make us unique and rare,” she says. That analogy can apply to the sparkling DuBarry Hay herself, since all her endeavors — from actress to film producer, yogini to business owner —

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Palm Springs Chosen Sexiest City

Victoria's Secret releases its 2017 What is Sexy? List that includes Coachella headliner Lady Gaga.

Site Staff Attractions

Palm Springs has been voted the sexiest city in Victoria’s Secret 2017 “What is Sexy” List. As the authority on what is sexy, Victoria’s Secret has once again compiled its annual picks of the fiercest and most inspiring people in Hollywood, music, and sports who are at the top of their game. According to the company’s website, “These winners inspire

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Captured Moments

Art Streiber is among the all-star photography instructors who have turned the Palm Springs Photo Festival into a must-attend event.

Emily Chavous Attractions

If you have the slightest interest in magazines or pop culture, you have encountered a photograph by Art Streiber. He’s the man behind the lens who once captured an image of 116 people celebrating Paramount Studios’ 100th anniversary in just 56 frames and 5½ minutes. Everyone from Ryan Gosling to Michelle Obama has posed for him. IF YOU GO Palm

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Wildflower Wonder

Joshua Tree National Park offers two free-entry weekends in April just in time to still catch a glimpse of the wildflowers.

Julie Pendray Attractions

Fuchsia, gold, red and blue blooms are still alive in Joshua Tree National Park because of elevations that reach more than 5,800 feet in places. Capture images like this picturesque sunset at Joshua Tree National Park. VISITOR CENTERS VIDEO: Watch the stars fly by at Joshua Tree National Park. CAMPING Joshua Tree is a world-class climbing destination, with 8,000 routes