Lights on the Lake Fireworks

Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

July 4

9:45 pm - 10:05 pm

May 27 @ 10:22 pm

NBC’s Today show recognizes Lake Tahoe’s Lights on the Lake Fireworks display as one of the country’s top Fourth of July weekend Celebrations.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023, The American Pyrotechnics Association rates South Shore’s spectacular Fourth of July fireworks celebration one of the top five displays in the nation. The show is scheduled to begin at 9:45 PM. The fireworks are visible from all over town. Below are some of the sweet spots to get a front-row seat.

The view from the lake is probably the most spectacular.

The M.S. Dixie II: South Shore’s Mississippi paddle wheeler offers a unique opportunity to view the light show from the water. Features live entertainment and fantastic views of the evening’s display. Log onto

Join Tahoe Cruises aboard their luxury 80-foot motor yacht, the Safari Rose, for the Fireworks Cruise! Enjoy a delicious catered dinner and unlimited beer, wine, and champagne along with music and unbeatable views of the spectacular fireworks display, courtesy shuttle is included.

Nevada Beach: Located about two miles east of the Nevada casinos on Elk Point Road, Nevada Beach is the ideal setting for a family barbecue at the beach. A wide, sandy shoreline leads down to the sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe. The view across the lake to the West Shore and Desolation Wilderness is unsurpassed. And the view of the fireworks display is one of the best in town.

Timber Cove Marina at the Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge: Offering front row seating that fills up fast.

The Tallac Historic Site: Off Emerald Bay Road, has an east-view perspective with nearby Baldwin Beach. For the more adventurous, the top of Mount Tallac offers a bird’s eye view of the fireworks extravaganza, but don’t forget your headlamp for the trek back down.

Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach:  Offering front-row seating that fills up fast. Corner of Hwy 50 and Lakeview Ave.

Area officials advise viewers to plan ahead, consider alternative modes of transportation and take all trash/belongings when the show concludes.

Please respect the environment and only leave your footprints behind. You might also consider helping with the Keep Tahoe Red, White, and Blue Beach Clean-up program on July 5th. If you are interested in details, please email

Tune your radio to KRLT-FM 93.9 or KOWL-AM 1490 for a music broadcast that will get your patriotic emotions flowing.


May 27, 2023
10:22 pm
Visit Lake Tahoe App

Start Planning

Plan Your Trip Today!

Make planning easy with this guide to all the must-see vistas, must-eat dishes and must-experience attractions.

Plan Your Trip