Events planned for 4th holiday
Flags, cookouts, horseshoes and, of course, fireworks – it could only mean one thing.Our country’s birthday has rolled around again, and the July 4 festivities can be viewed from almost anywhere around North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The fireworks displays begin Monday in Kings Beach and continue throughout the basin until July 5.July 1-4- Truckee Independence Day Street and Psychic Fair and Music Festival will be held at Tahoe-Truckee High School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be 20-30 craft and food booths from California and Nevada. Live music, vendors, the Reno Psychic Institute, face painting and clowns will be there all weekend. This is a free event. For more information, call (775) 787-6083.July 2- Vans Warped Tour at Boreal Ski Area. Green Day, NOFX, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Stunt Monkey and many more. Tickets are 25$. Call Ticketmaster for details.July 2&3- Renegade Productions presents Summer Jam 2000 at the Truckee Regional Park Ampitheatre. Karl Denson performs Jazz and Funk music on Sunday, July 2. David Grisman Quintet and Jorma Kaukonen perform on Monday, July 3. For information call (530) 583-2801.July 3- Kings Beach will celebrate the Fourth a day early, on July 3, with a fireworks display at the Kings Beach Recreation Area at 9 p.m.The North Tahoe Business Association will be sponsoring a Deck Party at the North Lake Tahoe Conference Center. They will be renting chairs for $10, including hot dogs, soft drinks, chips and desserts; music will be provided by 24KT Sound Disc Jockey Entertainment. The money collected will go towards the fireworks display.The business association is also offering the two levels of sponsorship opportunities: the $150 and $500.For information on the Kings Beach celebration, or to make a donation, contact Norma Schwartz at 546-3270.July 4- Pancake Breakfast- The Truckee Fire Protection District hosts its 4th annual Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice will be served from 7-10:30 a.m. at Fire Station 92, 11473 Donner Pass Road, next to the high school. Price is $5 for adults, $3 for children.Parade – Sponsored by the Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce. Truckee’s Fourth of July parade begins at 10 a.m. at Sierra Mountain Middle School and proceeds down Donner Pass road to Bridge Street.- Firecracker Mile- a Fourth of July celebration run/walk, 10a.m. Race Starts in Gateway at Tahoe Forest Community Wellness Center.- Squaw Valley USA is also lighting up the sky with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. on July 4. The fireworks will be launched from the soccer field area above the Belmont Lift, and can be seen best from the decks of High Camp.- Tahoe City’s razzle-dazzle can best be taken in near Commons Beach, where fireworks will be launched from a barge. The 54th annual display begins at 9:30 p.m.
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