North Lake Tahoe plays host to a number of independence events and celebrations, which begin Friday, July 2.
Incline Village pulls out all the stops with a multi-day celebration, scheduled for Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4, called Red, White and Tahoe Blue. Special events include a 4th of July concert, flag raising, special lunch for veterans, patriotic chalk drawing contest and ice cream social for children, parade, dress-up-doggie contest, opening ceremonies and rubber ducky race. The festivities culminate with the Fourth of July Fireworks, Sunday, July 4, at 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks get under way at Kings Beach Saturday, July 3. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and can be best seen from the Kings Beach State Recreation Area . There’s also a Viewing Party at the North Tahoe Event Center, starting at 6:30 p.m., right on the water in Kings Beach. For just $10, attendees get entry to front row fireworks, live music and dancing, along with a no host bar and food available for purchase throughout the evening.
The Village at Squaw Valley USA hosts new releases and summer classics as part of their Summer Movie Series Thursday, July 1 at dusk. Flicks are shown in the plaza on the big screen under the stars. The Squaw Valley 4th of July Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is July 2-4, while the resort’s popular Mountaintop Stargazing is July 2-3. There is also a Family Disco Skate Party scheduled for Friday, July 2 at the High Camp Ice Pavilion.
The holiday weekend also starts on Thursday, July 1 at the Village at Northstar in Truckee with a Family Golf Clinic at 4 p.m., followed by their annual Outdoor Movie Night (every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night through August 28), with the Bee Movie, Little Giants and Earth running respectively over the July 4 holiday weekend. The resort is also hosting Kid’s Adventure Day Camps, giving parents some time solo, with interactive learning experiences that involve nature hikes, games and activities.
Tahoe City’s 64th annual fireworks celebration begins at 9:30 p.m. at Commons Beach Sunday, July 4. Prime viewing spots are from the beach, where family picnics are popular, as well as various locations throughout town along North Lake Boulevard.
On the West Shore just outside of Tahoe City, Granlibakken Lodge has got a western barbeque Sunday, July 4. Guests here get a special rate when they stay two nights with the third night free and can walk or ride bikes to the Tahoe City fireworks.
It’s an old-fashioned July Fourth Holiday Celebration in Truckee Sunday, July 4 with a morning Truckee Firecracker Mile fun run and walk for all ages followed by a 10 a.m. hometown parade in historical downtown along Commercial Row.