This will be my first Fourth of July in Lake Tahoe and man am I excited. I have been thoroughly warned about the boatloads (literally) of people that pour into the Tahoe Basin for this annual tradition. But who can blame them, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be! I made sure to stock up on all of my patriotic knickknacks at the Dollar Store, made friends with a boat owner and printed out recipes for festive treats.
The American Pyrotechnics Association rates South Shore’s spectacular Fourth of July fireworks celebration one of the top five displays in the nation. And Bing.com’s new travel section recognized the display as No. 9 in the world, along with Paris, Sydney and Hong Kong. The 24-minute display is set to digitized streamed music by radio stations KRLT 93.9 and KOWL 1490 and is scheduled to begin at 9:45 PM. The fireworks are visible from all over town but below are some of the best spots to grab a seat.
• The Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II
• Nevada Beach
• Timber Cove Marina
• Bijou Community Park
• The Tallac Historic Site
• Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach
Please remember that fire danger is extremely high right now in the Tahoe Basin; no personal fireworks are allowed. Along with your high altitude 4th of July, remember to stay hydrated and wear plenty of sunscreen.