Few places provide the quintessential 4th of July experience like the shores of Lake Tahoe. Whether you're spending the day on a boat, grilling in the backyard, or watching the fireworks from a mountain top, we'd like to think there is truly no better place to spend this American holiday. If you're lucky enough to have made it here for the weekend, we want to help you make the most of every moment. So we're breaking the rules and sharing all the local secrets with you. Read on for the ultimate guide to doing 4th of July Tahoe style.
July 3rd - Kings Beach Beach Party
2018 marks the 39th annual July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party. The festivities will take place from 7-10pm at the expansive beach at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The Beach Party is a fundraiser for the Kings Beach fireworks and is open to all ages; admission is FREE, or special preferred seating tickets can be purchased for $25. Enjoy food vendors, a beer/wine and mixed drink garden, free watermelon eating and sand castle building contests, periodical live music performances the San Diego Marine’s Double Time Brass Band, a raffle to win a standup paddleboard, patriotic and glow items, and facepainting. The event is capped off by a dazzling fireworks display at 9:30pm.
Parking is extremely limited in the King's Beach area for this event, so we encourage everyone to walk, bike, or take public transportation if possible.
July 4th - Firecracker Mile
A one mile run on July 4th along the parade route to Old Town Truckee. What a fun way to spend 4th of July morning; Run and Stay and enjoy the parade!
Pre-Registration: July 1st-July 3rd at Tahoe Mountain Sports (Safeway Plaza) at 4pm, or online at www.Active.com // There is a family Fun Wave, a Runner wave, and an Elite Wave. All finishers receive a souvenir cup. New for 2018 - Big Horn Racing will be timing to events and all participants will be chip timed.
Race day Registration: 8-9:15 am 10995 Donner Pass Rd (across from US Bank) Races starts at 9:45 am SHARP!
Parking can be hard to find so plan on arriving early.
Head to www.TRUCKEEFUNRUN.com for more info.
July 4th - Tahoe City Beach Bash
The fireworks and beach party to celebrate our country’s birthday has been a family tradition in Tahoe City for over 70 years! The festivities will begin as a fun family beach day in Tahoe City leading up to the biggest, brightest and most dazzling firework show to date! Enjoy the lake all day long with food & activities taking place on Commons Beach and throughout town. Then all eyes point up to the sky for the spectacular fireworks that are fired off right off shore in front of you. It’s breathtaking. A perfect ending to four perfect days of celebrating our beautiful country.
July 4th - Truckee 4th of July Parade
If you’re looking for the quintessential display of small town Americana, the Truckee 4th of July Parade is where it’s at. Crowds line the streets from the Truckee Firehouse (next to Wild Cherries) all the way to historic Downtown Truckee. Catch the best float performances in historic downtown Truckee where many floats put on a special show for the Judge. The parade begins at 10 am.