Best time to go to Lake Tahoe

4th of July 2020

A dazzling celebration of America's independence around the scenic Lake Tahoe

4th of July in Lake Tahoe 2019 - Best Time
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Beautiful Lake Tahoe region offers plenty of opportunities to spend the Fourth of July Weekend, from beach parties to summer skiing, and of course, the fireworks will light up the night skies at various scenic locations. Dates vary for some of the events, so please double-check on the official websites to make sure you are in the right place at the right time.

Kings Beach Fireworks and Deck Party

One of the largest in the area, Kings Beach Fireworks and Deck Party takes place at the North Tahoe Event Center. From 7 pm to 10 pm, one of Tahoe’s greatest beach spots draws visitors of all ages with music, entertainment, food vendors, beer and wine garden, and a pyrotechnic show launched from barges on Lake Tahoe at 9:30 pm. Kings Beach State Recreation Area (KBSRA) offers a chance to purchase preferred seats for this event.

4th of July in Lake Tahoe - Best Season 2020

Incline Village Fireworks

Incline Village Fireworks is one of the most favorite events of Tahoe Lake area. Scenic Incline beaches are lined with spectators watching the fireworks that are launched from the barge. The fireworks sponsored by the Red, White, and Tahoe Blue committee is preceded by entertainment and festivities.

Tahoe City 4th of July (July 4, 2020)

Downtown Tahoe City hosts a significant Independence Day celebration. The evening starts with DJ sets and vendors on the streets of Tahoe City. Take a blanket and a picnic to relax on the grass and watch DYNO-MITE BIG BANG fireworks.

Truckee hosts one of the largest 4th of July celebrations, parade, and fireworks in the region. Dazzling displays over Donner Lake can be seen best from the West End Beach. Tickets for the show are sold by Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District. In addition to fireworks, it includes Summer Concert on the Green with performances by top tribute bands.

Donner Lake fireworks 2020
Donner Lake fireworks

South Lake Tahoe 4th of July

South Lake Tahoe features Lights on the Lake fireworks show, one of the most spectacular in the area. The display can be viewed from Nevada Beach State Park's shoreline that has a picnic and barbecue area. Baldwin, Regan and El Dorado Beaches offer seating. South Lake Tahoe’s M.S. Dixie also provides dining and viewing packages for the event. Experienced hikers can watch the fireworks from the top of Mount Tallac for a one-of-a-kind experience.

July 4th Fireworks over South Lake Tahoe 2020
July 4th Fireworks over South Lake Tahoe

Freedom Fest at Squaw Valley Resort

Freedom Fest at Squaw Valley Resort is where Fourth of July partying meets skiing. Hit the slopes at the height of 2,500 m(8,200 feet) and relax with live music concerts and pool parties followed by dazzling fireworks. World-renowned musicians come to perform at this unique event that combines skiing, music, and beach parties.