Lake Tahoe offers several places to view spectacular firework shows. The water pollution lawsuit that could have marked the end of Tahoe fireworks shows has been resolved.
The shows will go on, but with some oversight to make sure lake clarity is maintained. Show organizers will be required to clean-up spent firework shells that fall into the water.
If you have a boat, you can view all of the shows at once. Bring warm clothing and float around for awhile.
Stateline Nevada: “Lights on the Lake” is one of the biggest shows in the nation. Best beaches are Nevada, Reagan, El Dorado, and Edgewood-Tahoe Golf. Mount Tallac provides a unique perspective. Fireworks begin at 9:45pm. Check for simultaneous music broadcast on KRLT FM 93.9.
Tahoe City: Commons Beach. Show starts at dusk for more than 60 years.
Kings Beach: Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Limited tickets for the recreation area. “Beach Party” starts at 4pm, fireworks after dark. July 3, 2014.
Incline Village: The “Red, White, and Tahoe Blue Festival” will have a fireworks display near Incline and Burnt Cedar beaches at 9:30pm. The fireworks will shoot higher and farther from the shore this year.
Donner Lake, Truckee: West End Beach is an all day party with music (tickets required). Fireworks at 9:30pm. Visible from all around Donner Lake and Donner Summit.
*Personal possession of fireworks of any kind is illegal in the Lake Tahoe Basin.*
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