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  • Writer's pictureSabrina Belleci

4th of July Celebrations Around Lake Tahoe

With the 4th of July just around the corner, Lake Tahoe is gearing up for an array of spectacular celebrations that promise fun, excitement, and unforgettable memories. From dazzling fireworks and drone displays over the crystal-blue waters to lively parades and family-friendly events, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Join us as we take you through the top 4th of July festivities happening around Lake Tahoe, helping you plan the perfect holiday weekend in this breathtaking locale. Whether you're a local resident, a prospective homebuyer, or a visitor soaking in the holiday vibes, we've got you covered with all the details you need to make this Independence Day one to remember.

INCLINE VILLAGE |IVCBA Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration | July 2-4

Join an unforgettable celebration of community spirit and gratitude in the heart of North Lake Tahoe this 4th of July! Incline Village’s 4th of July Celebration honors the local heroes who make our lives safer and brighter every day. 

On Tuesday, July 2nd celebrate the community with a pancake breakfast at the firehouse, the Local Heroes Parade and Community Fair, and ITF’s SUMMERFEST (the return of Beer and Brats – iykyk).

On Thursday, July 4th, start your day with a pancake breakfast to support the IVCB Veterans Club and end it with a bang, on the beach… after a hiatus of five years, Incline Village is thrilled to announce the return of our awe-inspiring Independence Day fireworks display over Lake Tahoe to Incline Village & Crystal Bay. Once ranked as the 6th Best Fireworks in the Country, we’re committed to reviving this beloved tradition with even more splendor and community spirit. Learn more and donate to support Red White & Tahoe Blue II. Note: An IVGID pass is required to access the Incline Village private beaches.

Come back next week for the Inside Scoop on the 4th in IV and a few recommended spots to watch the fireworks that don’t include the beaches!


TAHOE CITY | Independence Day Celebration | July 4

This completely free, family-friendly activity lasts from noon until 10 PM, with tons of fun-filled activities packed into the day. Enjoy live music courtesy of some of Lake Tahoe’s most energetic DJs, fun booths offering activities such as face painting and so much more, followed by a Drone Show featuring 300 drones lighting up the sky at 9:30 PM. Get all the details!


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE | Lights on the Lake Fireworks in South Lake Tahoe | July 4

NBC’s Today show recognizes Lake Tahoe’s Lights on the Lake Fireworks display as one of the country’s top Fourth of July weekend Celebrations. Learn more and see a list of sweet spots to view the fireworks



The 4th of July is arguably one of the busiest times of the year in Lake Tahoe. With an influx of people in the area, it’s more important than ever to travel responsibly. A few tips to have fun, stay safe, and remain conscious of the environment:

  • Stay Fire Safe: Leave the fireworks (and yes, even the sparklers) behind, as fireworks are prohibited in the Tahoe Basin.

  • Be a Respectful Event Attendee: Adhere to all posted signage before, during, and after the events. Park legally and in designated areas. Before you leave, make sure you’ve disposed of all your trash in designated trash receptacles.

  • Be TART-Smart: Consider riding a bike or utilizing public transportation like TART Connect to get from your property to the event grounds and help ease traffic around the area.


Want to give back? Each year on July 5, Lake Tahoe residents and visitors turn out for one of the largest cleanups of the year, hosted by Keep Tahoe Blue. Held at various locations around Lake Tahoe, you can participate in the Keep Tahoe Red, White, and Blue Beach Cleanup, and do your part to remove litter from beaches to help protect the area’s wildlife and the lake’s clarity.

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