4th of July fireworks, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
The 4th of July is on a Wednesday in 2018. There is lots of family fun to be had during the 4th of July holiday in Reno and Sparks. The big fireworks show in the Truckee Meadows is the Star Spangled Sparks extravaganza in Victorian Square, accompanied by a variety of activities before the sky lights up. This is a huge show and well worth seeing.

Another local fireworks show will be after the 4th of July Reno Aces game at Greater Nevada Field. The game is against the Sacramento River Cats and it starts at 6:35 p.m.

With July being Artown in Reno, there will be a free evening concert of patriotic music in Wingfield Park on the 4th of July starting at 7:30 p.m. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will end the performance with a choreographed fireworks show.

Up at South Lake Tahoe, “Lights on the Lake” will be particularly spectacular. The fireworks are launched from a barge out on the lake, with good vantage points all around the shoreline. Other locations around Lake Tahoe will be having fireworks shows and other activities as well, including Incline Village, Kings Beach, and Tahoe City. There will be a big party and fireworks up in Virginia City. For details about these and more, refer to “Fourth of July Fireworks in Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe.”

Fireworks are illegal in Washoe County – Firing off your own fireworks is illegal in Washoe County, at Lake Tahoe, and just about every other place in the surrounding region. With the hot, dry weather, this is a no brainer. Please, don’t even think about it.

The only exception to the no fireworks rule is at Pyramid Lake, where you can buy fireworks and shoot them off at designated locations within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation and according to the rules set forth by the tribe.

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There are a quite a few 2018 summer camps for kids available in the Reno / Sparks area. Choices range from outdoor adventures with Great Basin Naturalists to art-centered camps at Arts for All Nevada and the Nevada Museum of Art. Many camps fill fast, so now is the time to register for the best selection.

There are plenty of other options as well. UNR offers a diverse selection of summer fun for kids of all ages with Wolf Pack sports camps, KIDS University and Lake Tahoe Music Camp. More possibilities include Girl Scout camps, backcountry camps, acting and theater camps, rockclimbing camps, camps for disabled kids and adults, city recreation department camps and lots more.

Learn about available summer camp opportunities from “Summer Camps and Recreation for Reno / Tahoe Kids.” Some summer camps offer sessions on a daily basis, so if you miss the initial registration, you still have chances to get your kids into some great summer camp experiences.

The first big three-day weekend of the year presents Reno area residents and visitors with a wide selection of Memorial Day activities. Memorial Day weekend is May 26 – 28, 2018.

If the weather is cooperative, visiting any of our public parks is a good bet. If you choose Idlewild Park, a fun family activity is riding the Idlewild Park Train. Those wanting to go for a stroll have numerous hiking trails around the area from which to choose.

Both The Discovery Museum in Reno and Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks will be open, providing entertainment for the whole family. Like real train rides? Head up to Virginia City for a trip on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad or to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City for steam train excursions.

A variety of services will be held at memorial parks throughout the area for those wanting to honor our military men and women.