Tahoe’s 4th of July festivities

Courtesy South Lake Tahoe

Independence Day celebrations continue through the weekend at locations throughout the Tahoe Sierra with a myriad of fireworks shows and celebrations. Find details on location celebrations in this edition and at TheTahoeWeekly.com; click on Event Calendar. All fireworks including sparklers are illegal in the Tahoe Basin.

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Free park and ride

New this year, is the free park and ride service to the Tahoe City fireworks on July 4. Park and ride facilities are in addition to 30-minute bus services that will be provided from Truckee, Crystal Bay and Tahoe City.

Free service will be provided to the Tahoe City wye TART stop from Tahoe Biltmore’s lower parking lot every 30 minutes between 7 and 11 p.m., then hourly until 1 a.m. from the Crystal Bay TART bus shelter. Service will also be provided from Northstar’s lower parking lot every 30 minutes between 6 and 11 p.m. | tahoetruckeetransit.com

Alcohol ban

An alcohol ban is in effect at Nevada Beach, Zephyr Cove Resort and Zephyr Shoals on July 4 from 6 a.m. until midnight; and Chamber’s Landing Beach from July 1 to 6.

There is also a permanent alcohol ban on the Truckee River and its islands during the Fourth of July weekend, as well as a permanent alcohol ban from July 1 to 6 on the banks of the Truckee River from Tahoe City to Alpine Meadows.

Firework shows | July 4

9:30 p.m. | Tahoe City
9:30 p.m. | Truckee
9:40 p.m. | Incline Village, Nev.
9:45 p.m. | South Lake Tahoe

July 6

9:30 p.m. | Graeagle