With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday, you’ve still got time to plan for a long holiday weekend stay at The Ridge Tahoe.
Check out the beach, rent a kayak, Jet Ski or ski boat, or explore the vast network of dozens of hiking and biking trails nearby. When the sun goes down, spirits go up for a weekend of nonstop action including concerts, fireworks and shows.
Here’s what’s on tap:
Get your red, white and Tahoe blue colors going and spread some patriotic cheer Friday morning with a Fourth of July parade in South Lake Tahoe. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. The parade route starts at Les Schwab Tires and runs to the American Legion Post #795. There is a barbecue at the American Legion following the parade.
Head over to the Heavenly Village from 5 – 9 p.m. Friday, July 4 for a free concert featuring Tahoe’s favorite jam rock band Deep Fryed Mojo. Don’t forget your boogie shoes as you dance into the sunset.
Ready for fireworks? If you’re staying at The Ridge Tahoe you can avoid the traffic by taking a shuttle bus down to Stateline to enjoy the nationally acclaimed annual “Lights on the Lake,” Fourth of July fireworks display.
The show begins at 9:45 p.m. The best viewing spots around South Shore’s sandy beaches include: Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach area, Nevada Beach, Timber Cove Marina, Edgewood Tahoe or on the lake aboard M.S. Dixie II and Tahoe Queen paddlewheelers.
Holiday visitors can expect the fireworks show to burst into fantastic and whimsical shapes such as jellyfish, stars, butterflies and smiley faces. “Lights on the Lake” is simulcast on local radio stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490.
Saturday night action at Tahoe South features comedy by the legendary Sinbad at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa and Abbacadabra, billed as the “Ultimate ABBA Concert” at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. If that’s not enough, there’s an all-night pool party Sunday at MontBleu’s Onsen Beach & Nightclub.
Do your July 4th holiday plans include staying at The Ridge Tahoe?