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There is no shortage of 4th of July celebrations around Lake Tahoe & Truckee. Celebrate the red, white, and Big Blue this Independence Day! With the holiday falling on a Thursday this year, there is plenty to do all week and weekend long! 

Red, White, & Tahoe Blue in Incline Village

Since 2007, Incline Village's Red, White, & Tahoe Blue has celebrated the Fourth of July week in true Tahoe fashion. With a focus on veteran recognition, the week includes fireworks, a parade, pancake breakfast, community fair, wine and cheese tastings, duck races, and more. This family-friendly celebration takes place in the heart of Incline Village, and features a full week of events that benefit charitable causes.

Five Fireworks Shows

In addition to Incline Village, we have fireworks displays in Kings Beach, Truckee, Tahoe City, and Squaw Valley. So, no matter where you stay, you'll have the convenience of a celebration nearby!

Get the festivities started early with the Kings Beach Fireworks and Beach Party on July 3rd. This free family-friendly party has beach games, food and drink vendors, and a spectacular fireworks show once the sun goes down. Get there early to secure a good spot on the beach!

Truckee hosts a 4th of July celebration on the West End Beach at Donner Lake. Tickets to the party must be purchased in advance, and they include music, games, vendors, and more. You can get to Donner Lake early to find a spot on the public docks to watch the fireworks for free, or choose to watch them from above at Donner Summit, a spectacular experience. Looking for something to do during the day? You won’t want to miss Truckee’s annual 4th of July Parade, held in downtown Truckee on the Fourth.

Head to Commons Beach in downtown Tahoe City on July 4th for the 74th annual Tahoe City Fireworks Show. This fireworks show was named one of the best in America, and with creative fireworks and a spectacular finale fired off from a barge on Lake Tahoe. It’s easy to see why.

Lake Tahoe Freedom Fest at Squaw Valley

Where else can you celebrate the Fourth by skiing or riding? Squaw Valley’s Freedom Fest takes place July 3-8. Skiing and riding is open 8am-2pm daily. Plus, there is live music, on-mountain celebrations, and fireworks to truly celebrate the holiday in Tahoe style. You’ll be talking about this July 4th for years to come!

Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival at Northstar California

Head to Northstar California for the Beer & Bluegrass Festival, July 5-7. This festival features three days of live music paired with beer and cider tastings from 40+ breweries, a dinner featuring 5 seasonal dishes paired with craft beer, and other on-mountain activities.

Go for a Run!

Start the day off right! The Firecracker Mile, a one-mile run or walk open to all abilities, is an annual Truckee tradition. Once finished, you can walk downtown to enjoy the parade.

Tahoe Vista will host a Run to the Beach 5k or 10k course in Tahoe Vista is on July 4th. Meet at the Tahoe Regional Park, where you will follow marked trails for a 5K or 10K course down to Lake Tahoe. Cold beverages and food as well as spectacular views await you at the finish.

However you celebrate the Fourth of July, there is something for you at Tahoe/Truckee. Stay with us and enjoy your best summer yet!