Head to Tahoe for the 4th of July!

Go big Independence Day 2018 by planning for Tahoe on July 4th! On the South Shore, treat yourself to an experience that NBC’s Today Show recognizes as one of the country’s top Fourth of July celebrations, or plan a vacation on the North Shore to view fireworks from a private beach. Here are the spots you can view these magnificent fireworks shows with friends and family:

Lake Tahoe 4th of July Fireworks

North Shore – “Fireworks Extravaganza”

Incline Beach

Be serenaded by the Marine Band of San Diego when you watch this incredible fireworks display from the Village Green area near Incline Beach. If you’re in the area for the week this also puts you next door to Tahoe’s “July 3rd Fireworks and Beach Party” happening on Kings Beach.

Tahoe City/Commons Beach

Not far from The Village at Palisades Tahoe cruise down to Tahoe City for an incredible fireworks show. Festivities begin early on Commons Beach with food and activities all day long leading up to the fireworks extravaganza.

ProTip: Stay at Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley to experience Tahoe’s 4- day Freedom Fest to add a fun musical flare to your 4th of July celebrations!

Lake Tahoe 4th of July

South Shore – “Lights on the Lake Fireworks”

Lake Views

Being on Lake Tahoe is reportedly the best way to view the fireworks. For this immersive Fourth of July experience check out the M.S. Dixie II, a Mississippi-style paddle wheeler that gives the incredible opportunity to see the light show from the water, or if you’re feeling a little fancy, join Tahoe Cruises aboard a luxury yacht complete with a catered dinner and unlimited beer, wine, and champagne.  Whatever you decide, you’ll have unbeatable views during your journey on the lake.

 Timber Cove Marina

The marina offers front row seating with spectacular views of the fireworks, but be sure to arrive early because seats fill up fast!

The Tallac Historic Site

This east-view perspective near Baldwin Beach is a perfect place to view the fireworks show, and if you’re feeling especially adventurous head to the top of Mount Tallac for a bird’s eye view of the magnificent spectacle, but don’t forget a flashlight for you trek back down!

Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach

This prime fireworks spot also offers front row seating, but with limited space be sure to get there early to grab a spot!

ProTip: Tune your radio to KRLT-FM 93.9 or KOWL-AM 1490 for a synchronized patriotic broadcast to match your fireworks views no matter where you are on the South Shore.


If you’re looking to be close to this nationally recognized fireworks display on the 4th of July be close to the patriotic fun when you stay at Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley. Simply book online or call (866) 325-6295.

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