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  • Sunset at Mojave Desert in Twentynine Palms, CA

Join us at Tortoise Rock Casino for their third annual Independence Day Celebration, hosted by The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians!

The festivities kick off at 6:00 PM with a special Retreat of Colors presentation by the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, followed by family-fun activities, games, and giveaways. Starting at 8:00 PM, there will be a special performance by two-time Arkansas Country Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year, Blane Howard, with fireworks commencing at 9:00 PM!

The Tortoise Rock Casino fireworks show will air live on Z107.7 KCDZ-FM.


In conjunction with the Tortoise Rock Casino’s Independence Day Celebration, the City of Twentynine Palms will also be hosting a 4th of July celebration and fireworks watch party at the nearby Knott’s Sky Park, presented by Rocky’s Pizza!

Spend time with your family and friends at Knott’s Sky Park enjoying the fireworks as they light up the night sky from Tortoise Rock Casino. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy great food, music, water slides, games, and activities, and so much more!

This year’s festivities will take place from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Party with family and friends until the last firework pops!


Book your long weekend getaway in 29 Palms!

We have everything from national brand hotels to historic inns and motels, the area’s largest RV resort, and a vibrant collection of vacation rentals to choose from. Whatever your style, or budget, you’ll find it here in 29 Palms!


29 Palms Oasis of Murals

Tour the city’s Oasis of Murals

As we all look for safe outdoor activities and experiences that allow us to maintain safe physical distancing, now is a great time to plan a self-guided tour of the city’s Oasis of Murals! Spend your 4th of July weekend exploring our collection of 20+ historic murals which tell rich history and culture of our desert community, and celebrate the beauty of the surrounding Mojave Desert.

Download our mural map and plan a fun drive around our downtown area to discover the collection! In addition to the beautiful outdoor murals you will also see a variety of outdoor sculptures and art installations, so be sure to also download our public arts map to learn more!


Explore Joshua Tree National Park

Explore Joshua Tree National Park

Experience one of southern California’s most spectacular landscapes where the Mojave and Colorado deserts meet! All park entrances and visitor centers are open, and it will be a very busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park. Expect all campgrounds to be full, and parking lots at the popular trails to fill up quickly. We strongly encourage you to plan your visit very early in the morning, or in the late afternoon, and to use the north park entrance in 29 Palms to avoid the long lines and congestion that builds at the west entrance in the town of Joshua Tree.

With temperatures for the weekend expected to be above 100 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend, please avoid strenuous hiking during the middle of the day and choose places within the park at higher elevations to explore. Carry a minimum of one gallon of water per person, per day, and drink often to avoid dehydration. Bring salty snacks to help your body replace electrolytes lost when sweating, and wear loose-fitting, light colored clothing. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also a must! Be sure to check the parks website for alerts before you go and recreate responsibly by following Leave No Trace principles!


Rib Co 29 Palms California

Enjoy a great meal from one of our many great restaurants!

Stop by Cactus Trails Café or Denny’s for all your breakfast needs, and then grab a specialty sandwich for lunch from Campbell Hill Bakery. Pick up a mid-day smoothie from Surf City Squeeze, and then head over to Rib Co. for dinner. And don’t forget to treat yourself to something sweet at Foster’s Freeze or Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!

Many of our restaurants are offering local delivery through DoorDash or Postmates, making online ordering easy and efficient. Download the apps ahead of time and within a few minutes you’ll be able to have food and drinks from one of our many local eateries delivered right to your hotel or vacation rental!

Under the current state guidelines, you will find the bars in 29 Palms closed, and indoor dining at our restaurants restricted. Whether you’re looking to pick up a to-go order, or have food delivered, it’s always a good idea to call ahead as our restaurants are continuously implementing new safety measures and may make changes to their hours of operations. If you are going to pickup your order, please do remember your face mask/covering! See our full list of restaurants offering take-out and delivery.


29 Palms Farmers Market

Shop the 29 Palms farmers market! 

The 29 Palms weekly farmers market has now moved to the evenings and takes place from 5 – 9 PM every Saturday at Bucklin Park, at the corner of Hwy 62 and Desert Queen Ave in downtown 29 Palms.  Stop by the market this holiday weekend and stock up on fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, an assortment of baked goods, and fresh salsas, spreads, honey, nuts, and more!

You’ll also discover a wide variety of vendors selling locally crafted goods, and as a special treat for the 4th of July holiday, enjoy live music by Travis Knight! We urge everyone attending the market to do your best at maintaining safe physical distancing while shopping, and remind you that masks/face coverings are required.


4th of July Fireworks 29 Palms California

Enjoy fireworks from the comfort and safety of your accommodations!

Thanks to MCCS 29 Palms, a special high-altitude fireworks show will be launching from the edge of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center starting at 9 PM. This 4th of July fireworks show will be visible throughout our desert community, and is meant to be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home, or from the hotel or vacation rental you are staying at. Please note, base access will not be granted to unauthorized patrons.


*Traveling to the City of 29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park will look a little different this summer, and will require taking more time to plan. While our hospitality businesses are eager to welcome you back, we kindly ask that you be conscientious of your impact on our small desert community when visiting. To help you do so, Visit 29 Palms has put together a list of 10 tips to travel safely and responsibly this summer. Our staff are here to help answer questions or concerns and to help with trip planning, so give us a call at (760)358-6324 or contact us through our website.