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Let Freedom Ring – Celebrating the 4th of July

When the 4th of July falls on a weekday, that means you can celebrate through the weekend, right? And you’re in luck. There are plenty of events and celebrations happening around Reno Tahoe on the weekends before and after the 4th of July, as well festivities on the holiday itself.

Star Spangled Sparks, July 4

Wish America a very happy birthday at the region’s longest, most spectacular fireworks display, which is set off from the roof of the Nugget Casino Resort. Bring your lawn chair to Victorian Square to watch this display of pyrotechnics light up the sky. The free, family-friendly event kicks off at 4 p.m. with live entertainment, a patriotic bike parade, craft vendors and a mouthwatering selection of food and drink choices. VIP seating is also available, and includes assigned seating along with an All-American picnic-style dinner.

Fourth of July with the Reno Phil, July 4

Throughout the month of July, Reno is transformed into a hub of all things arts during Artown. On Thursday, July 4, you can choose between several Artown events, but the longtime fan-favorite for celebrating Independence Day is the Fourth of July with the Reno Phil concert at Wingfield Park. This year’s performance kicks off the 50th anniversary of the Reno Phil, as Laura Jackson conducts an American Salute honoring the holiday. The concert will be followed by fireworks and is free to attend.

Incline Village Crystal Bay Fireworks Spectacular, July 4

Hosted by the Incline Village Crystal Bay Fireworks Coalition, this annual event brings you a beautiful firework showcase to end your holiday. This coalition is made up of individuals and organizations with the utmost experience in the community’s fireworks displays.

If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate before or after the holiday, check out these events in Reno Tahoe. You’ll find everything from concerts and comedy to exciting sporting events and finger-licking food festivals.

  • Dragon Lights, starts June 30 – Larger-than-life lanterns light up the night sky, each night at Rancho San Rafael Park.
  • Bass Camp in the Park, June 29 – An afternoon and evening of electronic music at Wingfield Park, open to all ages.
  • Reno 1868, June 29 and July 3 – Reno’s soccer team takes the field against Phoenix Rising SC on June 29 and the Rio Grande Valley FC on July 3. Stay after the game on July 3 for a fireworks display.
  • Reno Aces, July 4-7– Watch as the Reno Aces take on the Sacramento River Cats in this 4-game homestand at Greater Nevada Field. Fans will be treated to a fireworks display following the games on July 4 and July 5.
  • Feed the Camel, July 3 – Kick off your celebrations the Wednesday before Independence Day where food trucks gather for this weekly event at McKinley Arts Center.
  • Fireworks and Beach Party, July 3 Enjoy food and drink while hanging out on the Kings Beach State Recreation Area for this free 40th annual celebration with a finale of fireworks.
  • 39 North Marketplace, July 4 – Shop local artisans and farmers at this weekly, family-friendly event in Victorian Square.
  • Biggest Little City Wing Fest, July 5-6 – Come hungry to downtown Reno as wing cookers from around the West compete for top prize. Live entertainment includes artists like Uncle Kracker and David Nail.
  • Reno Street Food, July 5 – Eat to your heart’s delight the day after July 4th to continue the celebration at this weekly food truck event at Idlewild Park.

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