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Fourth of July Fireworks in Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe

Celebrate Independence Day in the Reno Region

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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend activities, Reno, Nevada, NV This three-day weekend (May 25 - 27, 2019) is the traditional start of the summer vacation season and there are lots of things to do around the Reno region.

Northern Nevada Farmers Markets

Farmers markets, Reno, Sparks, northern Nevada, NV There's a farmer's market going on in Reno and/or Sparks most days of the week during summer and early fall.

V & T Railroad 2019 Season

Virginia Truckee Railroad rides, tickets, Carson City, Virginia City, Nevada, NV Excursion trains closely follow the originial V & T route between Carson City and Virginia City during the heyday of the Comstock mining era.

Reno Aces Baseball Schedule

Reno Aces baseball games schedule, Nevada, NV Play ball! Come enjoy Reno Aces baseball for a fun family outing at Greater Nevada Field.

May is Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, NV Lots of activities all during May. The theme of the 2019 celebration is "Connect, Create, Contribute."

The Fourth of July (Independence Day) is on a Wednesday in 2018. There will be some spectacular fireworks displays and extra hearty partying all around the Reno / Tahoe area.

Star Spangled Sparks

Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks is once again hosting the area's largest Independence Day party and fireworks display is set off from the roof of the Nugget. The event is free and features live entertainment and food and craft vendor booths. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. and culminate with fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. If you'd like experience the ticketed VIP Viewing area (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), tickets are $50 and can be purchased online. The VIP area includes great view seating with a food and beverage buffet of picnic style choices. No dogs, glass bottles or BBQs allowed at this event.

4th of July with the Reno Aces at Greater Nevada Field

Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A big 4th of July fireworks show will light the skies over Aces BallparkGreater Nevada Field following the night's game against the Sacramento River Cats. The game starts at 6:35 p.m. There will also be games on July 5, 6, 7, starting at 7:05 p.m. A Sunday game on July 8 starts at 1:05 p.m.

4th of July at Artown

With July being Artown in Reno, there will be patriotic events to celebrate America's Independence Day.

  • 4th of July with the Reno Phil - Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy patriotic favorites at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. Conducted by Laura Jackson, the family friendly performance will end with a fireworks finale. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner, or buy food from vendors at the park.
  • Concert Music Series at Lazy 5 Regional Park - Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. These free concerts feature a variety of music. The July 4 concert is by the Air Force Bank of the Golden West. The park is at 7100 Pyramid Way in Sparks.

4th Fourth of July Fireworks shows, Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Star Spangled Sparks and Lights on the Lake fireworks shows for the 4th of July. Photos © Stan White

Fireworks Shows in Virginia City and at Lake Tahoe

4th of July in Virginia City - Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Virginia City offers an authentic, home-town Independence Day experience with a 4th of July parade at 12 noon, the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert, Delta Saloon parking lot BBQ, old-west shootouts, shopping, train rides on the V&T Railroad and the big fireworks display at dark.

Lights on the Lake at South Lake Tahoe - Wednesday, July 4, 2018. This is one of the top five fireworks displays in the nation. 4th of July holiday visitors will see fireworks bursts of unusual and whimsical shapes such as jellyfish, stars, butterflies, and smiley faces. The best viewing spots for the 9:45 p.m. show around South Lake Tahoe beaches include Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach area, Nevada Beach, Tallac Historic Site, Timber Cove Marina, Edgewood Tahoe, and on the lake aboard M.S. Dixie II paddlewheeler or private boat rentals. The program is simulcast on local radio stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490.

Red, White and Tahoe Blue at Incline Village - Saturday through Wednesday, June 30 - July 4, 2018. This event is a whole weekend of 20+ family activities, including a parade, community parade, the Marine Band of San Diego and fireworks on July 4. Note that all events are not free. Ticket information is available from event listings on the online calendar. For additional information, call (916) 203-4319. Access to Incline Village beaches is restricted to residents and guests. However, you can see the fireworks for free from various locations around Incline Village. Get details from the Calendar of Events.

July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party - Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Admission is free to this event, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center on the beach at Kings Beach State Recreation Area (about 5.5 miles west of Incline Village on Highway 28). The event will include food vendors, a beer/wine garden, music by the San Diego Marine Double Time Brass Band and more. You can spend a little and get a preferred seating chair on the beach for the fireworks show.

Tahoe City 4th of July Fireworks Show - Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Tahoe City is billed as one of America's best 4th of July displays. The festivities begin with a family beach day at Commons Beach, as well as food and activities all day long throughout downtown — all leading up to the biggest, brightest, and most dazzling fireworks show you've ever seen. It's free to attend, with donations accepted to help support the event. Tahoe City is south of Truckee on Highway 89, on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe. For more information, call (530) 583-3348.

Genoa Americana Celebration & July 4th Chicken BBQ - Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come out to Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa and discover the Genoa Americana Celebration. This free event includes a parade and opening ceremony, games, live music, and chicken BBQ (requires ticket). Bring drinking water and low backed chairs or blankets and enjoy listening to music on the grass, under the shade of the big trees. The Carson City Symphony & Chorus will be performing at 4:30 p.m. Be sure to visit the log cabin museum and see artifacts used by early pioneers.

Fireworks are Illegal in Washoe County

Except for regulated fireworks shows, it is illegal to set off any kind of fireworks in Washoe County and in all areas (both Nevada and California) around Lake Tahoe. That's why we don't have those fireworks stands like you may have seen in other places. If you choose to ignore this prohibition, you will face stiff penalties. If your irresponsible behavior causes a fire and/or harm to people or property, you will be liable and could end up broke for the rest of your life. Go enjoy one of the fireworks shows in the area and leave the pyrotechnics to the experts.

The only exception to the no fireworks rule is at Pyramid Lake, where you can buy fireworks and shoot them off at designated locations within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation and according to the rules set forth by the tribe.

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