Families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts head to North Lake Tahoe for the area’s best selection of 4th of July festivities. Celebrate the all-American holiday in the fresh mountain air alongside crystal clear waters under a sky booming with fireworks. North Lake Tahoe is home to multiple award-winning Independence Day events July 3-5.
See below for a complete listing of events:
July 3rd Fireworks and Beach Party
The North Tahoe Event Center hosts the July 3rd Fireworks and Beach Party at Kings Beach State Recreation Area from 4-10 p.m. The event includes food vendors, free watermelon eating, sand castle building, games, patriotic costume contests, music and live entertainment, glow toys, souvenirs and more. A drink garden with beer, wine and mixed drinks is also available for those 21 and older.
The sky lights up at 9:30 as fireworks take over the Sierra sky. Fireworks can be seen from all parts of the beach, however preferred seating tickets are available for $12. Tickets sell out quickly so be sure to pre-order here.
Red, White and Tahoe Blue Festival
Incline Village is proud to host the eighth annual Red, White and Tahoe Blue Festival July 3-5 featuring live performances by Billy Ray Cyrus and the Reno Philharmonic. A full calendar of 25 events spans the three days making this an Independence Day spectacular for the whole family.
Bring the kids out for the Children’s Patriotic Chalk Drawing, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Kids’ Bike Parade and more. For the adults, head over to the Wine and Dine dinner or Beer and Brats event. Live music heats up the beach July 3 and 4, but moves to Village Green on July 5 for Billy Ray Cyrus.
MSN ranks the Red, White and Tahoe Blue fireworks show as one of the best in the country so get a good seat for the 9:30 show on July 4. Check out www.redwhitetahoeblue.org for a full schedule of events, tickets and more.
Tahoe City Street Fair and Fireworks
The Tahoe City Downtown Association announces a full afternoon of family activities leading up to the fireworks show off Commons Beach. A July Fourth Fun Zone, located in Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.’s parking lot at 315 North Lake Boulevard, will include a dunk tank, bean bag toss, putting green and more. Penney the Clown will also be on site with face painters and live music performed by Kip Yager from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.