Valley Residents Enjoy Fourth of July
Tens of thousands of people turned out for the fireworks shows in La Quinta, Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Video by kmir6.comvideo
From karate kids, to dancing groups, to drum bands...the parade got folks in a patriotic mood in La Quinta.
"We have a wonderful country that we live in, I think its great when we have a chance to celebrate that," said La Quinta resident, Dorcy Rose.
Cute bystanders waved their flags as the sheriff drove by, a train made its way through Old Town, and a truck and trailer was pulled by some fitness experts.
"Well its the first event out here for July 4th in La Quinta, I wanted to support it, but mostly because because my nephew is going to be in the parade," said Rose.
Her nephew was excited to be in the parade with Taekwondo group, but he also loved the waterslides and food at the park.
"We going to chili, and popcorn and karate," said Anthony.
The smell of the holiday filled the air - sizzling brats on the grill.
Families enjoying the spirit of the fourth at their community park.
"The best part of it is being able to spend some time with family, being able to grill in the outdoors enjoy the park and the fireworks of course, that's what we're here for," said Coachella resident, Carlos Castaneda.
La Quinta put on a fireworks show, and on the westside of the valley the annual fireworks show in Palm Springs had people gazing skyward.
"The fun, the excitement, the picnics, the food, everything," said Highland resident, Diane Wells.
"I was telling her that we dont' get together that much as a society anymore, this is one thing that we do that brings us all together," said Upland resident, John Marlen.
It followed the Palm Springs Power baseball game.
So after a good old-fashioned game of America's favorite pasttime, the evening sky burst into color from the grand show.
"Happy Fourth of July!"