When the 4th of July falls in the middle of the week, that means you can celebrate even longer, 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.
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.
Throughout the month of July, Reno is transformed into a hub of all things arts during Artown. On Wednesday, 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.
This five-day celebration kicks off by honoring those who have served at the American Heroes Parade on Saturday, June 30 in Incline Village. The festivities continue with pancake breakfasts, Veteran’s recognition and para-rescue demonstration, sporting events and live entertainment throughout the weekend and leading up to the 4th of July. The Fireworks Extravaganza is on Wednesday, July 4 starting at 9:30 p.m., accompanied by the Marine Band of San Diego.
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.