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35th Annual “Lights on the Lake” Ignites July 4 Extended Holiday Weekend at Tahoe South
June 9, 2016 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) The 35th annual “Lights on the Lake” fireworks extravaganza will sweep the skies over Tahoe South Monday, July 4 with spectacular red, white and blue rockets splashed with patriotic anthems and rock/pop hits. www.tahoesouth.com.
“Lights on the Lake” has been recognized in leading travel publications Travel + Leisure, CNN, USA Today 10 Best, Budget Travel, and NBC’s Today Show as one of the country’s top displays, and best July 4 fireworks show west of the Mississippi. The show offers eye-popping light arrays that transform Tahoe’s night sky into 25 minutes of dazzling technicolor bursts of multi-colored orbs, exploding stars, butterflies, and smiley faces. The program is simulcast on local radio stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490 http://www.krltfm.com/.
The best viewing spots for the 9:45 p.m. show around South Shore’s beaches include Nevada Beach, Edgewood Tahoe, Timber Cove Marina, and Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach area. Edgewood Tahoe offers a dinner buffet while watching the sunset before the display. Tickets are limited and available for purchase at www.edgewoodtahoe.com. Guests can also view up close while on the lake aboard M.S. Dixie II Paddlewheeler http://www.zephyrcove.com/ or private boat rentals companies, Ski Run Boat Rental, www.tahoesports.com, and Lake Tahoe Boat Rides www.tahoeboatrides.com.
Beach Retreat & Lodge celebrates Independence day with live DJs and bands, Tiki Bar, and a special performance by magician Alex Ramon. The party hosted by Dreu Murin starts at noon on July 4. All entertainment is free and open to the public; BBQ and private pier access can be purchased http://www.tahoebeachretreat.com.
“Lights on the Lake is more than a holiday custom for us, it’s a family tradition,” said Nancy McDermid, chairwoman of the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority, which sponsors the event. “Every year we meet families whose parents brought them to Tahoe for the July 4 holiday and they are continuing the tradition, bringing their own kids, and grandchildren. It’s a show that brings memories that carry on and last a lifetime across multiple generations.”
South Shore bookings for the long holiday weekend are nearly sold out, with advance reservations highly recommended. Some properties require a multiple-night minimum. Personalized itineraries via Utrip, as well as “Featured Trips”, are available at TahoeSouth.com.
With July 4 falling on Monday there’s a weekend filled with family activities, concerts, comedy and a parade lined up at Tahoe South:
Live at Lakeview is a free weekly concert series at Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach, which starts Thursday, June 23. The music plays from at 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The amphitheater-style seating offers breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe along with a variety of booths featuring local merchants, a beer garden, food, and free bike valet http://liveatlakeview.com.
The Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival honors Tahoe’s heritage with a season filled with performances and comedy at the Boathouse Theater, and outdoor concerts, festivals, and cultural events. Highlights include “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” June 30, July 1-3. The Music on the Lawn series with The Heifer Belles, Northern California's all girl, original back porch Americana with guitar, fiddle, bass, pedal steel and three-part harmony is Sunday, July 3 http://valhallatahoe.com.
Actor, writer, and comedian Nick Swardson delivers high energy and silly wit at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Friday, July 1 http://www.montbleuresort.com. Swardson has also written and starred in films under Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production label, including “The Benchwarmers” and “Grandma’s Boy.”
Mark Mackay, blues/rock artist, and San Francisco native, will perform at MontBleu’s HQ Center Stage for free at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 2 http://www.montbleuresort.com.
Slightly Stoopid with SOJA, The Grouch, Eligh and Zion I offer contagious feel-good vibe jams that will rock the house at Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, July 2 https://www.caesars.com.
Comedian Heather McDonald from E!'s “Chelsea Lately” will perform at the Loft Theatre & Lounge, Sunday, July 3 http://thelofttahoe.com.
Decadence – Come Away to the Cabaret, blends the allure of burlesque, beauty, technique, intensity of hip-hop, the rawness of primal tribal dance, acrobatics, contortion, and aerial arts for a night of entertainment. Performance is at MontBleu Theatre on Sunday, July 3 at 8 p.m. http://www.montbleuresort.com/.
The Rolling Chrome and Tahoe Thunder Car and MC Show at Heavenly Village, July 1-4 entails poker run, trophies, sidewalk sales and iconic ’50s music.
Heavenly Village’s Free Summer Concert Series holiday weekend line-up includes Mr. Wonderful, July 1; Jake’s Garage, July 2, and Mark Mackay, July 3 https://tahoesouth.com/. Free live music is available every weekend throughout Labor Day from 5-9 p.m. at the Heavenly Village.
The Fourth of July Parade will honor veterans and highlight the UC Berkeley Marching Band. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the “Y” (intersection of Hwy 50 and 89) and ends at Bijou Community Park. The American Legion Post 795 will serve as parade marshals. www.cityofslt.us
After the last “Lights on the Lake” rocket goes up and the tens of thousands leave Tahoe South beaches, dozens of dedicated volunteer crews will clean up what was left behind. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and local agencies will again partner to coordinate the “Adopt-a-Beach Program” clean-up following the Fourth of July and Labor Day firework displays. For more information, visit LTVA.org/fireworks and www.AdoptaBeachTahoe.com.
Labor Day Lake Tahoe will also bring the fireworks show over the holiday weekend on Sunday, Sept. 4.
For real-time updates on events, promotions, packages, individual personalized itineraries via Utrip, and “Featured Trips” visit www.tahoesouth.com.
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected]