Truckee parade, Donner Lake fireworks part of festive Fourth |

Truckee parade, Donner Lake fireworks part of festive Fourth

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Preparation is under way for a slew of annual Fourth of July traditions in Truckee this Saturday.

Truckee’s Fourth of July Parade starts Saturday at 10 a.m. at the northeast corner of 89 South (Frates Lane by Mountain Hardware) and Donner Pass Road, and progresses down Donner Pass Road into historic Truckee, ending at the corner of Bridge and Church streets around noon.

This section of Donner Pass Road will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until about 1 p.m.

The parade staging area will be along Ridge Road and Frates Lane. Access to the staging area will be via Meadow Way and Ridge Road. Ridge Road will be closed to through traffic.

During the closure: Vehicles coming from Highway 89 South will be able to make a left onto Donner Pass Road heading west only; vehicles traveling east on Donner Pass Road will be able to make a right onto 89 South only.

Viewing areas for the parade will begin east of the 89 South and Donner Pass Road intersection.


Meanwhile, the Truckee Fire Protection District Pancake Breakfast will be held at Fire Station 92 at 11473 Donner Pass Road (next to Wild Cherries) from 8 to 10 a.m. prior to the parade.

The annual Firecracker Mile race will have two waves of runners prior to the parade, beginning at 9:40 a.m. from Donner Pass Road in front of US Bank and Tahoe Forest Hospital to the Train Depot.

This year’s parade, with the theme “Live-Work-Play Truckee!”, is produced by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the town of Truckee, with logistical support by Big Blue Adventure and many other businesses and organizations.

For information, contact Big Blue Adventure at 530-546-1019 or; or the chamber at 530-587-8808 or

Further, family activities will take place all day at Donner Lake’s West End Beach starting at 9 a.m. The annual fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. and will be visible from many spots around the lake.

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