Fourth of July weekend packed with events
Staff reportsHometown Pride paradeCelebrate Truckee’s small-town charm at the July Fourth parade, 10 a.m. to noon. There will be announcers at Dickson Realty and Gateway Deli. The parade will begin at Sierra Mountain Middle School and end on Commercial Row. Parade hats and T-shirts will be available at various locations along the parade route. Call 587-2757 for more info.Firecracker Mile Run/WalkThe Tahoe Forest Hospital is again hosting the annual Firecracker Mile on July 4 to help raise funds for local cancer prevention, detection and treatment programs. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities will kick off the holiday’s fun at 10 a.m. The course is one-mile long and starts in front of the Tahoe Forest Wellness Community Center on 1024 Pine Street in Truckee. Participants may register prior to race day by calling the Health Promotions Department at 530-582-3483 or on race day from 8 9:30 a.m. at the Community Wellness Center. Entry fees are:5 and under Free6-12 $1013-17 $1218 and over $1565 and over FreeAll proceeds from the event go to local programs for cancer prevention, detection and treatment.Veterans honoredVeterans and their families will be honored for their service to our country in keeping America “the land of the free” at a special service on the Fourth of July. The service will be held at the amphitheater in the Regional Park immediately following the Truckee parade on Sunday.Food and drinks will be served before the service starts. There is no charge for the food or drinks and no offering will be taken. The service is hosted by River Rock Christian Fellowship. For more information call (530) 587-0149.Donner Lake fireworksThe Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District will hold its fireworks celebration at West End Beach at Donner Lake. Tickets must be purchased in advance with access to the beach limited to locals and homeowners only. There will be day-long picnicking, swimming, concessions, music with evening fireworks. Call 582-7720 for more info.Squaw Valley’s July Fourth Mosey back to the Old West while enjoying a Fourth of July celebration at The Village at Squaw Valley USA.On Saturday, July 3, guests will have the chance to hear a pre-fireworks concert in The Village Events Plaza with No Bad Barley starting at 6 p.m. Fireworks will follow, just after dusk. In addition, the Village will host a free Old West Weekend July 3 4, from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Visitors will be treated to stunts, living history demonstrations and Old Western style entertainment.North Lake Tahoe fireworksThings begin Saturday in Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore with fireworks and fun. Tahoe City celebrates on Sunday with a fireworks show at Commons Beach. Vantage points can be found throughout downtown and nearby beaches.