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Tahoe’s Famed Fireworks to Fill July 4 Sky
The long standing family tradition takes flight with the South Lake Tahoe’s annual "Lights on the Lake," recognized as one of the nation's best and “must see” firework displays from the likes of MSN, Yahoo.com, NBC's Today Show and the Discovery Channel.
Consistently attracting more than 100,000 visitors, the synchronized music and light show at South Shore continues to draw the attention and ratings of heavyweight online websites, newspapers, magazines and TV programs. This has likely prompted sold-out bookings that ignite through the holiday and beyond this summer.
“We’re thrilled the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority will be presenting this year’s fireworks show, continuing a 33-year Independence Day tradition at the Lake,” says John Koster, regional president of Caesars Entertainment in Northern Nevada, which includes Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe, and Harrah’s Reno casino resorts. Koster is also a board member of the South Tahoe Association of Resorts and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “The positive social and economic impact of this spectacular, world-class fireworks display for Lake Tahoe residents, visitors and businesses cannot be overstated.”
With the Sierra Nevada and lake as a backdrop, the 25-minute display is choreographed by NAFCO to hit rock/pop songs along with traditional favorites that include Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Steve Miller, Elton John, Adele, Ray Charles, and Whitney Houston.
The best viewing spots for the 9:45 p.m. show around South Shore’s beaches include: Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach area, Nevada Beach, Timber Cove Marina, Edgewood Tahoe (www.edgewoodtahoe.com), and on the lake aboard M.S. Dixie II and Tahoe Queen Paddlewheelers (http://www.zephyrcove.com/) or private boat rentals.
Holiday visitors can expect the fireworks show to burst into unusual and whimsical shapes such as jellyfish, stars, butterflies and smiley faces while being simulcast on local radio stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490. (http://www.krltfm.com/) "Lights on the Lake" is sponsored by the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority.
With July 4 on Friday there are plenty of activities lined up throughout the week and into the weekend:
Pint & Paddles Cruise with Ike & Martin on the M.S. Dixie II is a memorable and affordable way to spend an hour and half on the lake, Wednesday, July 2. With $15 for advance tickets they do sell out. Cruises depart from Zephyr Cove Resort all summer long, Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Food and drinks are available for purchase on the cruise (https://tahoesouth.com/events).
Stand Up Paddleboard (https://tahoesouth.com/events) weekly racing series is every Wednesday at Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach. Contestants take to the lake with longboards for a pre-holiday evening July 2, of skill and balance along the shore of Lake Tahoe. Same place, same local vibe the next night with the popular Live at Lakeview free summer concert series every Thursday (https://tahoesouth.com/events).
The Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series all age shows feature new bands every Friday and Saturday through Labor Day. Deep Fryed Mojo will perform July 4 and TubaLuba on July 5 (https://tahoesouth.com/events).
The Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival with the James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrate the life and music of the legendary ‘Man in Black’ with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Garner and his band recreate Johnny Cash’s biggest hits and incorporate historical accounts honoring the boom-chicka-boom sound of his longtime backing band, the Tennessee Three (http://valhallatahoe.com/).
The hilarious comedy stylings of Sinbad, who has fused day-to-day life observations with in-your-face audience repartee for more than two decades, will deliver the laughs in a one-night-only Lake Tahoe standup performance Saturday, July 5 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. (www.montbleuresort.com). The Pool Party returns at Onsen Beach Club and will feature DJ Skribble & DJ David Aaron, $1 drinks, and $100 bikini contest, July 6.
Abbacadabra – the Ultimate ABBA Concert will take to the stage, July 5, at the South Shore Room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe (http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com).
For further information, contact:
|John Packer||Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger|
|Harrah’s/Harveys Lake Tahoe||Weidinger Public Relations|