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Celebrating the 4th of July

While this year’s 4th of July celebrations won’t include fireworks, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a memorable weekend celebrating in Reno Tahoe. Find inspiration to plan the perfect holiday weekend, whether you’re grilling in the backyard or looking for some adventure.

Find fun ways to celebrate this 4th of July weekend in Reno Tahoe

Red, White & Bowl

If you’ve always dreamed of bowling the championship lanes at the National Bowling Stadium, you’re in luck. On Saturday, July 4, the public is invited to a unique, family-friendly bowling experience. Space is limited for this even so make sure you register in advance at

Refreshing Fun

Summer is in full swing and the temperatures are heating up and that means it’s time to hit the water. This weekend is perfect for taking your stand-up paddleboard for a cruise on the Sparks Marina or tubing the Truckee River. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the whitewater rafting tours available in the area as well. The family will also jump at the chance to spend the day at Wild Island Family Adventure Park where you can spend the day relaxing in their Lazy River or racing down the various water slides.

On the Big Screen

This year, Artown’s Movies in the Park becomes Movies at the Drive-In! Kick off your 4th of July weekend by spending Friday evening at West Wind El Rancho Drive-In where movie lovers can enjoy free movies every Friday during the month of July. Gather the family, pack some snacks and enjoy an evening of movies under the stars.

Perfect Pairings

If your weekend plans involve firing up the grill, pair those tasty creations perfectly with a beer from a local brewery. No matter what’s on your 4th of July BBQ menu, you’ll find the ideal craft beer to wash it all down. If you’re more of a cocktail aficionado, check out these cocktail recipes from local distilleries so you can shake, stir or mix up a refreshing drink.

Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt

Downtown and Midtown are filled with colorful murals so why not create your own 4th of July-inspired art hunt? Explore the streets of Reno in search of murals with red, white and blue color schemes. Make sure to snap and share a photo on Instagram with the #RenoTahoe hashtag!

Looking for more summer fun? Check out even more inspiration for making your summer plans.

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