Fireworks at Lake Tahoe
May 13, 2020 Update: The annual award-winning Fourth of July “Lights of the Lake” display has been canceled to follow safety measures for large-scale events. The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority, the fireworks sponsor, will evaluate a possible Labor Day display later this summer. More
Lake Tahoe is a popular destination for 4th of July with sandy beaches, hotel and dining specials and fireworks over the water. The July 4th fireworks show is one of the most popular in the West and the event has received national media exposure in USA Today, Travel & Leisure and ForbesTraveler.com as one of the nation’s top Fourth of July festivities around the country. The American Pyrotechnics Association rates South Shore’s spectacular Fourth of July fireworks celebration one of the top five displays in the nation. Wondering how to get the best view? Here are the best spots to watch 4th of July fireworks in Lake Tahoe.
Where can I watch fireworks in Lake Tahoe?
The view from the lake is probably the most spectacular for the Lake Tahoe fireworks show. The M.S. Dixie II, a Mississippi-style paddle wheeler offers a unique opportunity to view the firework show from the water. Featuring live entertainment and fantastic views of the evening’s display. Visit www.ZephyrCove.com.
Join Tahoe Cruises aboard their luxury 80-foot motor yacht, the Safari Rose, for the Fireworks Cruise! Enjoy a delicious catered dinner and unlimited beer, wine, and champagne along with music and unbeatable views of the spectacular fireworks display, a courtesy shuttle is included.
Nevada Beach: Located about two miles east of the Nevada casinos on Elk Point Road, Nevada Beach is the ideal setting for a family barbecue at the beach. A wide, sandy shoreline leads down to the sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe. Charcoal barbecues and picnic tables dot the beach. The view across the lake to the West Shore and Desolation Wilderness is unsurpassed. And the view of the fireworks display is one of the best in town.
Timber Cove Marina: Offering front row seating that fills up fast.
The Tallac Historic Site: Off Emerald Bay Road, has an east-view perspective with nearby Baldwin Beach. For the more adventurous, the top of Mount Tallac offers a bird’s eye view of the fireworks show, but don’t forget your headlamp for the trek back down.
Edgewood-Tahoe: Watch the fireworks show front and center from the beach to the south of Edgewood Tahoe’s clubhouse.
Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach: Offering front row seating to the firework show that fills up fast. Corner of Hwy 50 and Lakeview Ave.
For a unique view, check out Heli-Tahoe Helicopters.
Please respect the environment and only leave your footprints behind. You might also consider helping with the Team Fireworks Beach Clean-up program. If you are interested in details, please email us at info@LTVA.org.
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