Lake Tahoe Fourth 4th of July fireworks shows and events are happening all around the lake. At South Lake Tahoe, Star Spangled Fourth - Lights on the Lake is rated as one of the top fireworks shows in the whole country.
4th of July at Lake Tahoe
Star Spangled Fourth - Lights on the Lake - Star Spangled Fourth - Lights on the Lake in South Lake Tahoe is always spectacular. It's synchronized to music and is billed as one of the largest Independence Day fireworks displays in the west. The show is free and starts at around 9:45 p.m. For a really good view, book a ride on one of Lake Tahoe's paddlewheelers and watch from out on the water. Other good viewing spots include Nevada Beach, Timber Cove Marina, Bijou Community Park, Tallac Historic Site, and the beach at Edgewood-Tahoe.
Red, White, and Tahoe Blue - Red, White, and Tahoe Blue is a 4th of July festival in Incline Village and Crystal Bay on Lake Tahoe's north shore. There will be a whole week of events, starting on Saturday, June 30, and running through Saturday, July 7. The big fireworks show will launch from Incline Beach at about 9:30 p.m. on the 4th of July. Check out the online events calendar for details about what is happening and when.
(Note about access to Incline Beach - Incline Beach is private property belonging to the local homeowners' association. Access is restricted to residents and their guests between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., the public can visit the beach and watch the fireworks.)
July 3rd Fireworks Show & Deck Party - From north Lake Tahoe's Kings Beach, just west of Incline Village on the California side, freely enjoy a fireworks show launched out over the water. The North Tahoe Business Association is selling tickets to their Deck Party for those who want to enjoy premium seating, food vendors, live music and a no host bar. Get tickets and information by calling (530) 546-9000. The party is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for kids 3 to 12.
Tahoe City 4th of July Celebration - The 66th Annual Indepencence Day Celebration with Fireworks in Tahoe City will take place at Commons Beach on Lake Tahoe's west shore. Bring a picnic and enjoy the fireworks starting at around 9 p.m. on the Fourth.
Truckee 4th of July Parade and Fireworks - This old-fashioned hometown 4th of July parade starts at 10 a.m. and marches down Donner Pass Road, ending up in historic downtown Truckee. Fireworks and a family activities day will be at Donner Lake's West End Beach starting at 9 a.m. Get the details from the Fourth of July at West End Beach flyer.
4th of July Festivities at Northstar Resort - If you want to get away from the crowds at the water on Lake Tahoe, check out the 4th of July activities at Northstar California resort. All kids are welcome to bring their bikes, razor scooters, big wheels, and more to Kid's Ski and Board School from, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., to decorate their wheels. At 2 p.m., there will be a bike parade around the Village to show off their creativity and festive 4th of July creativity.
4th of July in Reno
In addition to Lake Tahoe 4th of July fun, there are lots of Fourth of July fireworks and events going on in the Truckee Meadows metro area of Reno and Sparks. Do remember, though, that personal fireworks are illegal all over northern Nevada and at Lake Tahoe. Don't risk starting a wildfire, injuring someone, and/or arrest - enjoy one of our spectacular professional fireworks shows instead.