Take an Early-Morning Tram Car Ride Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, featuring the world's biggest rotating tram car, opens two hours early on Independence Day at 8 a.m. You'll see stunning views as you travel over two and a half miles over Chino Canyon. Your destination is Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 feet) in Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Observation decks, over 50 miles of hiking trails, restaurants, and a natural history museum offer plenty to see and do once you disembark the tram car. Enjoy Baseball and Fireworks Start your evening with a baseball game. At 6:00 p.m., Palm Springs POWER is going up against Palm Springs Collegiate League All-Stars. Stay after the game for the city-sponsored fireworks show. If you're not interested in baseball, you can enter the stadium to take a seat to watch the fireworks when the gates re-open at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Be in a Parade The Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert hosts a 4th of July parade at The River at Rancho Mirage. Arrive at 4 p.m. near the amphitheater to decorate your trike, bike, or stroller in red, white, and blue. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Experience Fine Art for Free On Independence Day, Palm Spring Art Museum will have free admission from 4 to 8 p.m. You can explore several exhibits. Lines in the Sand examines the history of the desert and how we relate to it. Contrasts: Promised Gifts from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Collection features exquisite examples of studio glass. Photography from the permanent collection will also be on display.