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South Tahoe’s 38th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza Ranked Among Country’s Top July 4th Displays
June 19, 2019 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) - The 38th consecutive award-winning fireworks display combined with scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, nightlife and entertainment makes South Shore one of the most sought-after locations to spend the all-American holiday.
OOO’S AND AHHH’S
South Lake Tahoe’s “Lights on the Lake” is a ‘must-do’ for vacation plans for this Fourth of July. The spectacular show is rated as one of the top five displays from the American Pyrotechnics Association and is perfectly timed to an assorted mix of music loved across generations. Sponsored by Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority and produced by Zambelli Fireworks, the show is scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m. and simulcast on local radio stations KRTL–FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490. https://tahoesouth.com
ALL ABOUT THAT VIEW
Finding the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular backdrop is crucial for maximum enjoyment, with several options. The best quality for viewing is found on or near the lake including Nevada Beach, Timber Cove Marina, Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach, and Edgewood Tahoe. Showing up early to these locations is beneficial space-wise. Another popular way to view is directly on the water on a personal vessel, a specialized cruise, or a private charter.
Hard Rock Casino’s “Rock the Roof” viewing celebration on top of their parking garage is open to all ages. Tickets are $65 and include a buffet from 4 -8 p.m. prior to the viewing party.
For a premier, less-crowded experience, Edgewood offers a luxury Independence Day celebration. Food, drinks, fun, and views are available from several spots on the property, including The Lodge, The Clubhouse, and The Bistro. https://www.edgewoodtahoe.com/
The inaugural “Family Fun Festival” at the Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena will provide hassle-free viewing of the fireworks along with activities including bounce houses, face painters, balloon makers, BBQing, and music to get the party started and keep it going. Tickets are $20-$25 and recommend securing in advance.
The South Lake Tahoe Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m. will honor local veterans and highlight community members, businesses, organizations, sports teams, and bands. The parade route begins at Ski Run Blvd., heads west on Highway 50 to Al Tahoe Blvd. and ends at Bijou Community Park (www.cityofslt.us).
IGNITED OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT IN JULY
The Lake Tahoe Outdoor Concert Series at Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino has a variety of concerts throughout the summer with the holiday week featuring comedian Trevor Noah, July 5; and well-known acapella group, Pentatonix, with guest star Rachel Platten on July 7. (/tahoesouth.com)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park makes its appearance for the 47th season starting July 5 and continues through August. The festival offers on-stage seating with stunning Lakeview for its productions seven nights a week. Headlining is a fan favorite of Taming of the Shrew along with A Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony-winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute that boasts powerhouse performances of rock’n’roll, R&B, and country hits. (laketahoeshakespeare.com/)
The “Music on the Lawn” all-ages free concert series at Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival, launches July 1 at 1 p.m. The historical, quaint, lakefront venue is located off Highway 89 past Camp Richardson Resort (valhallatahoe.showare.com).
KEEPING TAHOE BLUE
With millions of visitors, a year to South Shore beaches, trails and waterways, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and all partners reinforce the importance of “Pack It In and Pack It Out,” for visitors and locals. On the paths: keep the wilderness wild and pack out all trash including food scraps. Biodegradable materials, such as banana peels, orange rinds, or coffee grounds may seem natural enough, but will not disintegrate in this climate. For more information on best practices and how to pledge to help protect lake clarity visit (www.takecare.org).
The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and local agencies will coordinate a beach clean-up with volunteers to help keep South Lake Tahoe pristine. The cleanup information following this holiday is available online: (https://ltva.org/fireworks/).
Lodging surrounding the Fourth of July is still available; however, properties anticipate that they will sell out prior and after the holiday (https://tahoesouth.com/deals/).
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or email@example.com.