Free Events

Firefest Lake Tahoe

Parking Lot at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

50 U.S. Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449

October 1, 2022

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

September 28 @ 9:56 am

Fire Fest is back!

Fire Fest 2022 will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Admission is free and the event is a great opportunity for families to have fun while learning about safety and conservation.

Helicopters will be the stars this year and will land just outside the venue. Guests can get a close up look and crews will be on hand to answer questions.

Back this year, the burn house sprinkler demonstration. Kids can climb aboard a fire engine, squirt a fire hose, enjoy the bounce house, and escape from the burn house. There will also be an opportunity to watch local firefighters use the jaws of life to extract someone from a demolished vehicle, as well as the chance to win raffle prizes for kid’s who complete the passport activity. 

Sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Kiwanis Club, this annual event is hosted by our local fire agencies, including Lake Valley Fire District, the Tahoe Douglas Fire District, Fallen Leaf Lake CSD Fire Department, South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Cal Fire and South Tahoe Public Utility District and the USDA Forest Service. 

This event highlights all of Tahoe’s safety agencies, creating a day celebrating fire and life safety for children and families.

South Tahoe Public Utility District, South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling, Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency have added home safety, energy, and water conservation to this broad ranging community event with interests for everyone. 

California Conservation Corp volunteers assist throughout the event. Barbecue food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Kiwanis Club, along with other snacks at family-friendly prices.

Fire Fest began as a way to recognize National Fire Prevention Week, which was initially established in remembrance of the great Chicago fire of 1891, and to keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.  

In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the second Sunday in October. This year, Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 9-15. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record, according to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center. 

Learn more about Fire Prevention Week at


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