Star Spangled Sparks, music at Bartley Ranch or Wingfield Park in Reno, or head up to Lake Tahoe? You decide for this year’s July 4th, Independence Day celebration.
The July 4th Independence Day holiday is next Thursday and with it comes a great many opportunities for food, fun, family, and celebration. Reno and/or Lake Tahoe is a great place to spend the Independence Day holiday.
In fact, some of my happiest memories happened on July 4th. Sitting on Nevada Beach and watching a happy face made of fireworks appear before my eyes; not my own, but an actual firework going off in the sky that made the shape of a happy face. I even started dating my wife in 2003, shortly after my undergraduate years at University of Nevada, Reno by running into her at Zephyr Cove on the day of July 4th that year. Now parents be warned, Zephyr Cove is no place for a young child on July 4th, but I just wanted to put it in perspective and illustrate the point about it being a happy memory mine.
The Reno/Sparks area also hosts an event for those who do not want to drive up/down from Lake Tahoe. You can attend Star Spangled Sparks at Victorian Square where fireworks are lit on the rooftop of John Ascuaga’s Nugget. This is a very joyous occasion. The best spot for viewing, in my opinion, is in front of the Century Theaters in Sparks. That is absolutely a great spot. There are also some festivities going on at the Sparks Marina that day as well starting as early as 6:00 AM PDT.
Whatever you are doing this July 4th Independence Day holiday make sure that you are with the ones you love and call family and friends.
What are your plans for July 4th? Be sure to leave a comment below and tell us about it. We’d love to know.
Featured image attribution: Mike Lienhard, Nevada Magazine