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Free party, Friday night fireworks on tap for Kings Beach

Staff report

Enjoy Friday night's fireworks in Kings Beach from the shores of Lake Tahoe.

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — As has become tradition at Lake Tahoe, Fourth of July revelers can start celebrating the holiday a day early in Kings Beach.

The July 3rd Fireworks display in the community continues to be one of the most popular in the region for locals and visitors to North Lake Tahoe.

On Friday, July 3, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the North Tahoe Business Association will host a Beach Party as a Kings Beach Fireworks fundraiser.

It will feature preferred fireworks seating, food vendors, a beer/wine and mixed drink garden, a knee-deep water race, free watermelon eating, sand castle building, patriotic costume contests, and more, capped by the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Beach Party entrance is free and will take place outside the North Tahoe Event Center; the fireworks can be viewed anywhere from Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

All preferred seating, drink and souvenir proceeds support the Kings Beach July 3rd Fireworks.

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"Many are surprised to learn that fireworks cost approximately $1,000 per minute," Joy Doyle, executive director of the North Tahoe Business Association, said in a statement.

Preferred seating is available for $15/person. Ticket will also have access to indoor restrooms at the North Tahoe Event Center.

There are a limited number of tickets available; buy them at NorthTahoeBusiness.org.

It's strongly encouraged that locals and visitors walk or bike to Kings Beach on the 3rd, due to the very large weekend crowds and traffic jams.

Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks including set-up, ID checkers, ticket takers, ushers, security, merchandise sales, donation collections, and breakdown.

Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift; in return, they receive a free drink coupon redeemable at Music on the Beach.

To volunteer, emailtily@northtahoebusiness.org. Visit NorthTahoeBusiness.org for more information.