Spend 4th of July in Joshua Tree

Celebrate This Upcoming 4th of July in Joshua Tree

06/13/2023 | by Fieldtrip Staff Writer | Holidays

No matter when you arrive in Joshua Tree in the name of vacation fun, amazing adventures are guaranteed. Those who are heading here for a Joshua Tree 4th of July will find there’s even more to look forward to. The following are just a few of the many ways you can celebrate Independence Day in 2023 when your destination of choice is scenic Joshua Tree.

Enjoy a Performance by Cracker at Pappy + Harriet’s

When you’re looking for an opportunity to include great music into your 4th of July getaway to Joshua Tree this year, you’ll want to be sure to head over to Pappy + Harriet’s. Located at 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pappy + Harriet’s is inviting the band Cracker to take to the stage On July 1, 2023. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm much to the delight of the audience. While the performance is bound to please, a stop here is also a chance to infuse fantastic flavor into your Joshua Tree stay. Celebrate in BBQ-focused style at Pappy + Harriet’s which has been serving locals and travelers alike since 1982. The friendly service, live music, and BBQ keep visitors returning time and again with good reason. The wild west vibe is alive and well at Pappy + Harriet’s and the show is sure to be just as grand. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance as seats fill up fast over the holiday.

Check Out the Joshua Tree Farmers Market

When you’re looking to browse or purchase local goods, heading to the Joshua Tree Farmers Market this July 4th is a good idea and an easy addition to the itinerary. The Joshua Tree Farmers Market is held every Saturday between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm on Highway 62 just one block west of Park Boulevard. This downtown Joshua Tree weekly event draws in big crowds and showcases everything from fresh produce to the works of local artists. This is a certified farmers’ market so you can know with certainty that when you go, everything on display is locally grown and crafted.

Take Time to Explore the Beauty and Fun of Joshua Tree National Park

A highlight of your trip to Joshua Tree this 4th of July is bound to be the time you set aside to explore and enjoy the beauty and wonder of Joshua Tree National Park. Known and loved as one of Southern California’s most spectacular landmarks, Joshua Tree National Park offers up a dynamic landscape of opportunity at the place where the Colorado Desert and Mojave Desert meet. July in Joshua Tree National Park is sure to be scenic and also warm, so Independence Day guests are encouraged to have plenty of water, a sun hat, sunscreen, and glasses on-hand at all times.

A visit here is a chance to enjoy hiking the trails, capturing incredible photos, and seeing those one-of-a-kind trees up close! There are ranger programs to participate in during the summer and birding is a popular activity here as well. If you’re more the type that likes to explore on two wheels, Joshua Tree National Park provides amazing routes for mountain biking and opportunities for rock climbing if a new vantage point on the terrain is what you’re after. Joshua Tree National Park’s lack of light pollution makes it a prime spot for stargazing as well if you stick around after the sun goes down.

Add Fireworks to Your Itinerary This Year

For many travelers, a 4th of July trip anywhere on the map wouldn’t feel complete without a fireworks display on the itinerary. The good news is you’ll have a chance to catch a great and colorful show when you head to Joshua Tree for Independence Day. In 2023, the fireworks are scheduled to be held at Brehm Park at 56620 Little League Drive in Yucca Valley on July 4th. While the show will kick off at dusk, which is around 9:00 pm, there will be plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy beforehand. Head over early at around 6:00 pm to enjoy face painting, kid’s activities, and giveaway prizes too! There will be plenty of food vendors available to curb any and all cravings you might encounter while you’re here. Guests are encouraged to bring their coolers, lawn chairs, and blankets but alcohol and pets aren’t allowed. Admission is completely free to enjoy this 4th of July gathering that’s sure to bring locals and visitors alike together in the name of holiday fun.

Book Your Stay in Joshua Tree Today

A trip to scenic Joshua Tree is always a good idea and at Fieldtrip, we know that having amazing and luxurious accommodations in place is the detail that tops off your getaway in style! Reach out today to learn more about our exciting property options available in the area to enjoy this 4th of July or anytime your travels bring you in this direction. We look forward to seeing you in Joshua Tree soon.