VIDEO: Truckee’s Fourth of July parade brings thousands downtown | SierraSun.com

VIDEO: Truckee’s Fourth of July parade brings thousands downtown

Kaleb M. Roedel | kroedel@sierrasun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — On a sun-splashed Fourth of July, thousands of people donning red, white and blue — and dozens of dogs clad in colors to match — lined the streets of downtown Truckee for the annual Truckee Hometown Parade on Monday.

The two-hour parade, featuring everything from a color guard to dance teams to decorative floats, meandered from the west end of town down Donner Pass Road into the heart of downtown Truckee.

The parade’s theme was “Truckee — Base Camp for a Big Life,” in recognition of Truckee’s new brand.

Grand Marshal of the parade was Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Superintendent Rob Leri, who was recently named superintendent of the year by the 2016 Association of California School Administrators Region 2.

The parade was just one of many Fourth of July Weekend events happening across the region, including Sunday’s beach party and fireworks in Kings Beach, as well as Monday’s beach party and fireworks at Commons Beach in Tahoe City.