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Tahoe 4th of July Events

Escape to Lake Tahoe this 4th of July and enjoy gorgeous weather, an old-fashioned, small town parade and, of course, fireworks over the water. Check out day-by-day details of what’s happening where below.


Tuesday, July 4

Firecracker Mile Fun Run, downtown Truckee: gravity-fed fun run for all ages. Meet at US Bank on Donner Pass Road; run begins at

9:45 am: Elite Wave
9:48 am: Fun Wave I
9:50 am: Fun Wave II

4th of July parade, downtown Truckee: arrive early to reserve a great spot and then get ready for the show, starting at 10:00 am

Truckee Fire pancake breakfast: station 92, 11473 Donner Pass Road. Fuel up for the Independence Day fun with flapjacks made from Truckee’s finest; from 7:00 – 10:00 am. Cost is $5 & up.

Donner Lake 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks, Truckee

9:00 am: Beach opens
1:30 pm: Egg Toss & music: 2nd Floor Blues Band
2:00 pm: Tug-of-war
2:30 pm: 3-legged races
3:00 pm: Sack races & Aerostar – Island Music
4:00 pm: Pie eating
4:30 pm: Music: Blues Monsters
5:00 pm Hula hoops
6:00 pm: Music: Deckheads & Back Street Bandits
8:00 pm: Jo Mama
9:30 pm: Fireworks show

Firecracker Mile Fun Run Truckee 4th of July Events
Truckee Fire Pankcake Dinner 4th of July Events Tahoe


Tuesday, July 3

Celebration, Fireworks & Beach Party, North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach

4:00 – 6:00 pm: Sand Castle Building Contest
6:15 – 7:15 pm: Watermelon Eating Contest
9:30 pm: Fireworks
Purchase Beach Party Preferred Seating

Kings Beach Lake Tahoe 4th of July


Wednesday, July 4

4th of July Beach Bash and Fireworks Show, Commons Beach, Tahoe City. ‘The festivities begin with a family beach day at Commons Beach and lead up to a dazzling fireworks show at 9:30 pm.’


Sunday – Wednesday, July 1-4

Red White & Blue Independence Day Festival, Incline Village

Sunday, July 1

  • 8:00 – 10:00 am: Free firehouse breakfast, Main Fire Station 11
  • 10:15 – 10:45 am: Kid’s bike parade, Tahoe Blvd.
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Ice cream eating contest, Susie Scoops

Monday, July 2

  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm: Wine and cheese, Aspen Grove
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm: TOCCATA, Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Village Green

Tuesday, July 3

  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm: Beer and Brats, Aspen Grove

Wednesday, July 4

  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Veteran’s pancake breakfast, Aspen Grove
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm: Rubber duck races, pie eating contest, Village Green
  • 9:30 pm: Fireworks Extravaganza, Incline Beach