Truckee and North Lake Tahoe regional officials have made the tough decision to cancel the annual Fourth of July fireworks shows in Donner Lake, Truckee, and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Canceled events include the Fourth of July parade, which encompasses the Firecracker Mile in Historic Downtown Truckee, and any other events that take place through the Fourth of July in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Concerts at Commons in Tahoe City and Kings Beach will also be cancelled through the Fourth of July. Events later in the summer are still being planned for at this time.
The decision was made in consultation with area partners including the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, North Tahoe Business Association, Tahoe City Downtown Association, North Tahoe Public Utility District and Tahoe City Public Utility District. Uncertainty around the state’s timeline to allow large public gatherings contributed to the decision. The need to implement appropriate safety measures for large-scale events, while also ensuring physical distancing options for participants, were also contributing factors.
The 4th July parade is produced by Truckee Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Town. Lynn Saunders, President and CEO Truckee Chamber of Commerce acknowledges that, “We know these events are a long-standing tradition and are important to celebrate. They impact our local businesses and support our tourism economy through the many people that visit our area over the 4th of July weekend. This decision was not easy. We look forward to the day when we will be able to safely come together for these fun community events.”