Events & Festivals
The 38th annual July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party will take place 4-10pm at the North Tahoe Event Center right on the beach at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The Beach Party is a fundraiser for the Kings Beach fireworks and will include food vendors, a beer/wine and mixed drink garden, free watermelon eating and sand castle building contests, music, fireworks, glow toys, and more. Admission to the Beach Party is FREE!
Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm and are visible from all along the waterfront in Kings Beach.
Truckee 4th of July Fireworks at West End Beach at Donner Lake at dusk (approx. 9:30 pm). Tickets are $6/person (in advance only) and are available through the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District (http://www.tdrpd.com/)
Get your flag and wave it with the traditional Downtown Truckee parade at Commercial Row.
The region's longest, most spectacular fireworks display is set off from the roof of Nugget Casino Resort while thousands of revelers celebrate July 4th on Victorian Square below. Live entertainment for the whole family, a kid's area and an array of food choices complete the evening. Event goes from 4:00PM - 11:00PM.
Be one of the lucky ones by celebrating our country’s birthday at Tahoe City’s 72nd annual 4th of July Fireworks Show! 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.
• The Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II: South Shore’s two Mississippi paddlewheelers offer a unique opportunity to view the light show from the water. Board the Tahoe Queen for a Dinner Dance Cruise or the M.S. Dixie II for a Fireworks Cruise. Both feature live entertainment and fantastic views of the evening’s display. Log ontowww.laketahoecruises.com.
• Nevada Beach: Located about two miles east of the Nevada casinos on Elk Point Road, Nevada Beach is the ideal setting for a family barbecue at the beach. A wide, sandy shoreline leads down to the sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe. Charcoal barbecues and picnic tables dot the beach. The view across the lake to the West Shore and Desolation Wilderness is unsurpassed. And the view of the fireworks display is one of the best in town.
• Timber Cove Marina: Offering front row seating that fills up fast.
• Bijou Community Park: Set back from the shoreline and boasts a skate park, disc golf course, dog park, golf course, and playground to keep the whole family entertained while holding your ideal viewing spot
• The Tallac Historic Site: Off Emerald Bay Road, has an east-view perspective with nearby Baldwin Beach. For the more adventurous, the top of Mount Tallac offers a bird’s eye view of the fireworks extravaganza, but don’t forget your headlamp for the trek back down.
• Edgewood-Tahoe: Watch the fireworks show front and center from the beach to the south of Edgewood Tahoe's clubhouse. EdgewoodTahoe.com
Riva Grill - Ski Run Marina: The Riva Grill, located at Ski Run Marina, throws a huge fireworks-watching party, with a view that can't be beat. www.rivagrill.com.
Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park. The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.
The free Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival is one of the region’s most family-friendly events featuring a breathtaking air show with world renowned performers, STEM Expo, Family Festival, rides for a cost in military aircraft, free rides for kids on Sunday, July 9 by the EAA Young Eagle’s pilot volunteers, static displays, vendors, a VIP Hospitality Tent, and much more! The event is a fundraiser, and All proceeds through sponsorships, vendor costs, VIP Tent ticket sales, and much more, go directly to Truckee North Tahoe youth organizations.
The air show is generously funded and presented by the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free Admission! Free Parking!
The Village at Squaw Valley will burst with color, taste, and sound as fine artists, crafts makers, performers and musicians come to participate in this fun, two-day annual event. The Art, Wine & Music Festival features wine tasting from 2-5pm both days, three performance stages, restaurants, shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. All proceeds from the event benefit Achieve Tahoe, whose mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.
Enjoy the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship from the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe. With a purse of $600,000 and network television exposure, it’s the most prestigious and richest celebrity tournament in golf. For current and former professional athletes and entertainers.
Get up close and personal with the celebrities on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with autographs and photos.
Two children, 10 years and younger, free per paid adult.
Daily tickets and patron badge season passes are available online beginning in April.
Tuesday through Thursday: $20.00 per day
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: $30.00 per day
Patron Badge/Season Pass: $70.00 (good for any and all days, Tuesday through Sunday)
NOTE: Ages 10 and under FREE with a paying adult, two children per adult