Independence day should always be celebrated in style and listed below is a guide to the local events in the Reno-Tahoe-Truckee area.
For a kaleidoscope of colorful fireworks there are plenty to choose from on the Fourth of July. In Reno there are local fireworks shows at John Ascuaga’s Nugget and the Sparks Marina. On the northern shores of Lake Tahoe there will be fireworks and a deck party at Kings Beach (at the North Tahoe Event Center), fireworks at Tahoe City, on Commons Beach (people are invited to arrive early with their picnic baskets) and Incline Village (here the fireworks can be seen from any beach in the area as the fireworks are usually sent off from a barge). In Truckee the fireworks display is held at Donner Lake’s West End Beach (tickets can be purchased here).
Fun Run for the energetic
For those feeling more energetic there’s a local Truckee fun run. It’s the one mile route of the Truckee Fourth of July parade along Donner Pass Road.
For the hungry
From 8 am to 12 pm the local Lions club will host a pancake breakfast at Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore Boulevard, Incline Village. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for those under 8.
The Reno Philharmonic Concert
From 8 pm at the Village Green the Reno Philharmonic orchestra will play under the baton of Maestra Laura Jackson. The orchestra will play many favorites including the Star Spangled Banner. The event will happen regardless of the weather. No outside food or drinks is allowed and proceeds from the food and beverage sales will go to red white and Tahoe blue. Book early here.
Others, feeling less energetic, can take in the Reno Aces vs Sacramento River Cats game at Aces Ballpark. To purchase tickets for the event click here. The game starts at 6:35 pm.
Parades will be held in Truckee and Virginia City (this will be followed by the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert).
More fun …
At the Sparks Marina there will be hot air balloon rides (6 am) a pancake breakfast, and a two mile fun run/walk. There will also be a milk carton boat regatta and a talent show. This event will also host day long free bouncy houses for the children. (For further information phone: 775-636-9560).