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Independence Day in Reno Tahoe

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Between three fireworks displays, a beer and bluegrass festival, a late-night DJ party, local music, a gourmet dinner event, and a host of boating, hiking and biking options — North Lake Tahoe is serving up a weekend full of activities fit for everyone this coming 4th of July.

Catch any of three lakeside fireworks displays at Kings Beach (July 3), Incline Village (July 4) or Tahoe City (July 4) by night. And enjoy some uniquely Tahoe experiences by day. Watch a parade of historic wooden boats on Tahoe’s West Shore, attend bluegrass concerts and taste microbrews at Northstar, or take a front-row seat to the best of Tahoe’s homegrown musicians at Squaw Valley’s Made in Tahoe festival.

• Red White and Tahoe Blue

Incline Village’s Independence Day festival since 2007, Red, White and Tahoe Blue has 28 events in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, including a parade and concerts and one of the nation’s best fireworks displays July 4at Incline Beach!

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Star Spangled Sparks

Celebrate America’s independence with free tethered hot air balloon rides, a pancake breakfast, fun-run-walk, Model Dairy Milk Carton Boat Races, a military fly-over and the Reno/Sparks’ Got Talent Competition. The excitement continues with craft and food vendors, and a game area for the kids.

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Biggest Little City Wing Fest

July 4-6

Taste the best wings Fourth of July weekend in downtown Reno! With some smokin’ live music all weekend long, chicken wing vendors from all over competing for cash prizes, an amateur wing-eating contest and street faire vendors, Virginia Street is the All-American place to be for 4th of July weekend!

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Fourth of July Parade, Fireworks and Concert in Virginia City

July 4

The celebration includes a parade, the Red White and YOU Wine Walk, the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert, and of course a spectacular fireworks show.

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Fourth of July in Reno Tahoe USA

Pyrotechnics, carnivals, barbeques and more. Reno Tahoe USA is pulling out all the stops this Fourth of July to celebrate America’s 236 years of independence. Here’s what’s going on:

Star Spangled Sparks at the Marina

The Sparks Marina is kicking off Independence Day with pancakes, hot air balloons and the most talented entertainers in town!

  • 6:00 a.m. – Wake up early and start your Fourth of July off with a FREE tethered hot air balloon ride (ends at 8:00 AM) and a $3 all-you-can eat pancake breakfast.
  • 8:00 a.m. – Get your heart pumping with a Fun Run/Walk around the Marina. Be sure to preregister by calling 353-2385.
  • 9:00 a.m. –  Cheer on the Model Dairy milk carton parade of boats and boat races
  • 11:00 a.m. – Watch Reno Tahoe’s rising stars compete in the Sparks’ Got Talent Competition.

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Star Spangled Sparks Fireworks at Victorian Square

After the festivities at the Marina wrap up, the fun continues on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks with family activities, live entertainment and the regions longest display of pyrotechnics. Join the thousands that gather each Fourth of July and revel in the spectacular show as fireworks are set off from the rooftops of John Ascuga’s Nugget. The excitement starts at 4 p.m. and the fireworks launch at 9:45 p.m.

Red, White and Tahoe Blue

Watching colorful explosions in the sky is pretty exciting, but watching those colors reflect off the tranquil surface of Lake Tahoe takes the Independence Day tradition to a whole new level. Join the sixth annual Red, White and Tahoe Blue celebration in Incline Village and Crystal Bay where you and your family will enjoy a parade and carnival, military demonstrations, an ice cream social, and beer and wine tastings – all leading up to the breathtaking fireworks finale over the lake.

Fourth of July BBQ & Fireworks

The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe invites you to grab some mouthwatering BBQ on their soft green grass before watching the fireworks light up the night sky. $75/adults and $35/children gets you BBQ buffet access, two drink coupons, and a front row seat to the remarkable fireworks show!

Reno Aces

Celebrate America’s birthday with America’s favorite pastime. Watch the Reno Aces take on the Las Vegas 51s on July 3 at 6:35 p.m. After the game, stick around for the Ace’s largest fireworks show of the season!

For a complete list of Independence Day activities, visit the Reno Tahoe USA events calendar.

Ring in 2011 in Reno Tahoe Style

In precisely two weeks and one day, 2010 will officially come to an end marking the end of our first decade in the  new millennium. We’ve compiled a list of places you can party for the New Year throughout Reno Tahoe. The kick off to 2011 is bound to be unforgettable!

Downtown Reno: This New Year’s Eve will feature the most explosive tradition in downtown Reno – fireworks! Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Reno, Club Cal Neva, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and the City of Reno are teaming up to light up the sky with a special celebration.

Four different rooftop levels will be used during the show, meaning revelers will get a great show from any angle! Hundreds of sparkling pyrotechnics will be shot off and synchronized to music from various artists who appeared in downtown Reno over the course of 2010. The show will help ring in the first 15 minutes of the New Year.

Silver LegacyAfter the fireworks show, step inside any of the downtown casinos to keep the party going. The Silver Legacy is promising to keep the good times going with champagne, live entertainment, dance parties and VIP lounges. Join Silver Legacy for the annual Rockin’ the Dome Dance Party featuring DJ Koz; it’s the hottest dance party in town with complimentary New Year’s Eve party favors and a midnight champagne toast.  Tickets are just $30 with one drink included.  Looking for a more intimate experience?  Enjoy VIP bottle service, party favors and a midnight champagne toast at Aura Ultra Lounge, where you can dance the night away for just $20. 

For a more casual New Years kick back with the outrageous dueling pianos at Rum Bullions Island Bar, where $20 takes care of cover, 2011 party favors and a special midnight champagne toast on New Year’s Eve.  The laughs continue all night at Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, where two special New Year’s Eve shows are scheduled for 7:30 and 10 p.m.  Call 775-325-7401 for details and reservations.

Silver Legacy also features headline entertainment in the Grande Exposition Hall to get you warmed up for the big New Year’s Eve events.  Don’t miss Dwight Yoakam on Wednesday, December 29 and Cedric “The Entertainer” on Thursday, December 30.  Tickets are available now at www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401.

EldoradoThe Eldorado Hotel Casino is proudly bringing back one of Reno’s most popular nightclubs – BuBinga Lounge.  It all starts at 8 p.m. with DJ D.Rek, DJ JDUB and DJ Matthew Ray.  Tickets are available now for $45 which includes special party favors, a BuBinga countdown to 2011 and midnight champagne toast.  For table reservations call Denielle at 775.378.4569.

BuBinga not your scene? Swing by the Brew Brothers, Roxy’s Bar and Lounge and Cin Cin!  The Brew Brothers New Year’s Eve features Left of Center playing top 40 hits, Audioboxx playing new rock favorites and DJ JBird rockin’ the beat into 2011.  Admission is $15 and includes a complimentary drink, party favors and balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.

Roxy’s Bar and Lounge mixes it up this New Year’s Eve!  With Reno’s “Best Martinis” and “Best Vodka Selection” Roxy’s party starts cool and gets hotter as the night goes on!  Megan plays at the piano bar from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. with DJ DTR stepping in to turn it up into the “oui” hours of the morning!  $15 cover gets everyone party favors, a complimentary drink and midnight champagne toast.

Looking for a more laid back place to party?  Kick it at Cin Cin where music by Guitar Stevie starts at 9 with a countdown and champagne toast to welcome in 2011 at midnight, no cover charge.    

AtlantisThe Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is really going out with a bang.  The Atlantis’ Party Patrol will be roaming the casino floor, handing out hats, tiaras and noise makers! Also, every Club Paradise Member who swipes their card between 8pm and 11pm will win a prize to start the new year, and one lucky guest will receive $500 in FREE Slot Play! Live entertainment from 4pm – 3:30am, FREE Champagne, FREE party favors, a casino-wide balloon drop plus everyone is a winner!

If you’re looking for a New Year’s Celebration unlike any other, head to the Grand Sierra Resort for Chi of Shaolin New Year’s Eve and Day special performances. Chi of Shaolin, the Tale of the Dragon is a dazzling epic, live at the Grand Theatre twice nightly.

NYE EdgeCelebrate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood this New Year’s Eve at EDGE nightspot inside the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Doors open at 8pm for hosted champagne and a chance to win a share of $10,000 in diamonds from Precision Diamonds. Dance the night away to DJ Freez and Chris English. Later, ring in 2011 with a champagne toast and balloon drop and be the first in Reno to receive our all new VintEDGE 2011 pin-up calendar. To purchase tickets call 877.525.7469.

Before the big bash,  be sure to enjoy a lavish three-course meal in the Naples Ballroom. Party in the Capri Ballroom where live music, dancing and libations abound to the sounds of Rhythm Nation.

 

 

 

Sparks, Nevada: At John Ascuaga’s Nugget, they’re turning their showroom into a giant dance party! Conceived januggetwith your budget in mind, whether you want to rock-out, shake your booty ‘til the sun comes up or mellow-out with the silky sounds of smooth jazz, you’ll find it, along with a complimentary countdown champagne toast in two time zones, on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 and Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.

In the Celebrity Showroom, it’s a New Year’s Eve Rock Party with Bon Scott-era all-female AC/DC tribute band, AC/Dshe. Just $20, the show starts at 10 p.m. What a great deal for New Year’s Eve live entertainment! Then on Saturday, January 1, dance-in the New Year with the always-popular Tainted Love, starting at 9 p.m. and just $20.

The Casino Cabaret, home of the casino-wide countdowns, will be the epicenter of New Year’s revelry, with the Buddy Emmer Band (4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) followed by The Voltones (8 p.m. to Midnight) and a DJ (Midnight to 4 a.m.). The Nugget will do an East Coast (9 p.m.) countdown for early partiers, and a traditional Midnight West Coast countdown at the Casino Cabaret with complimentary champagne toasts and party favors – all for no cover charge.

A very special KJZS Jazz Night New Year’s Celebration in Restaurante Orozko Lounge, featuring Jack Prybylski, goes from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., with a complimentary champagne toast and no cover charge. Finally, Trader Dick’s Lounge features a DJ, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., again with no cover charge.

Happy New Year!

4th of July Festivities in Reno Tahoe USA

Courhouse at NightCan you believe we are officially more than half-way through the year? Time sure flies when you’re having fun in Reno Tahoe USA – and the fun happens 365 days a year here, by the way.

This weekend it’s time to celebrate our nation’s independence, and Reno Tahoe USA is packed with more barbecues, shows and family events than the biggest firework you’ve ever seen! Approximately 34.9 million Americans plan to travel this weekend. We’re willing to bet 33.9 of those wish they were here.

 We’ve put together a list of weekend festivities – from history-making celebrations, to music in the park, to the longest, most spectacular fireworks show in our region – we’re sure to have something for everyone. With daytime highs in the mid-80’s to low-90’s, whip out your red, white and blue – it’s time to get outside!

 ARTOWN – July 4th Weekend Events

Pops at the Ranch with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, July 3, 8 p.m., FREE, Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, 775-323-6393

To kick off the Reno Philharmonic’s summer concerts, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform patriotic music to get the crowd ready for the 4th of July weekend. The orchestra is led by Jason Altieri, conductor of the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestras and the UNR orchestra. For more information, click here.

SwedenCelebrates Virginia City with the Sigtuna Brass Sextet

Saturday, July 3, 7 p.m., Tickets $7.50 and $15

Pipers Opera House, Virginia City, 775-847-0433

Due to some key Swedish inventions like dynamite, nitro-glycerin and even the match, Virginia City was able to flourish. Alfred Nobel was pleased with Virginia City’s applications of his inventions for mining purposes. The Sigtuna Brass Sextet portrays the experience of those early days in uniform playing instruments and music of the day while celebrating Virginia City and the nation it helped build. For more information, click here.

 Patriotic American Fourth Concert, a Family Affair with MasterWorks Chorale

Sunday, July 4, 4 p.m., FREE, Wingfield Park, 1st St. & Arlington Ave., 775-324-1940

The MasterWorks Choralepresents a 4th of July patriotic and American folk music concert. Special music such as “Stars Spangled Banner,” “When I First came to this Land,” “Oh Susannah,” “Camptown Races,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and “Shenandoah”, plus the well-known “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”  It’s music and fun for the whole family. For more information on Artown, click here or call the office at 775-322-1538.

Sparks, Nevada 4th of July Extravaganza

The Sparks Marina will be open for swimming from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., and of course the newest whitewater park in Reno Tahoe USA is open to everyone!

The region’s preeminent holiday celebration and fireworks display – Star Spangled Sparks – takes place on Sunday, July 4, on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks. This 11th annual celebration of family and freedom is highlighted by a 20-minute state-of-the-art pyrotechnic display, framed by the Nugget’s picturesque hotel towers, making the fiery light exhibition the longest and most spectacular show in the region.

The activities start on Victorian Square at 4 p.m., with kid’s rides, multiple food and drink vendors and a National Guard flyover. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. The Legends at Sparks Marina will run a shuttle from the shopping center to the Marina from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

FireworksNorth Tahoe July 4th Celebrations

Gene Hamilton’s BetterRide Downhill Camp to Northstar Resort

Date: Jul 2 (Fri) – Jul 4, 2010 (Sun)

BetterRide is putting on a 3-day downhill mountain bike camp at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced coaches in the sport. Learn to rail corners like Mitch Ropelato; fly through rock gardens like Graeme Pitts and race like Greg Minnaar. Sign up soon as this camp is limited to 14 riders to ensure the optimal athlete coach ratio! Designed for downhill racers and riders, this Downhill Camp focuses on the core skills that the BetterRide coached pros use, mental preparation and of course, FUN. For more information on costs, rules and registration email betterride@gmail.com or call 970.261.1869.

Tahoe Star Tours ~ War & Love Meet in the Sky at Northstar Resort

Date: Friday, Jul 2, 2010, 8:30pm-10:30pm

Guests interested in taking advantage of the resort’s unique mountain setting which is ideal for star gazing may choose to participate in a Tahoe Star Tour. Led by star guide Amateur Astronomer Tony Berendsen, these evening sky tours take guests on a trip across the heavens. Tours are highly interactive and allow guests to have a hands-on experience at amateur astronomy. Tahoe Star Tours meet at the top of the Highlands Gondola at the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. From there, guests are escorted to the viewing location on the deck of the Big Springs Day Lodge, located mid-mountain at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort. Proper walking footwear is recommended. There is a cost to participate. All tours include a commemorative flashlight. For more information or reservations, click here.

Free Show! Austin Blues Great Carolyn Wonderland

Date: Jul 2, 2010 (Fri) at Crystal Bay Casino, Crystal Bay, NV, 10:00 p.m.

Carolyn Wonderland is the real deal. She’s an amazing guitar and trumpet musician and can she sing! A dollop of Janis Joplin, a slice of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a big load of soulful individuality… that’s Wonderland, a seething-hot Texas singer-guitarist. For more information, click here.

Kings Beach’s 2010 Music Series, Kings Beach, CA

Date: Jul 2, (Fri) – Aug 20, 2010 (Fri)

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2010 Kings Beach Music on the Beach series. Local favorites the Blues Monsters will again kick off the series at the opening show on July 2. The ALWAYS FREE music series kicks off Friday, July 2 and runs every Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., until Aug. 20 at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The Trey Stone Band is slated for the series finale on Aug. 20. For the complete lineup call (530) 546-9000 or click here.

Red, White and Tahoe Blue Tahoe July 2-4 Events! Various Locations in Incline Village, NV

Date: Jul 2, 2010 (Fri)

This weekend event includes festivities during both day and night with all types of patriotic activities – barbecues, pancake breakfast, opening ceremonies, dress up doggie contest and Fireworks on the 4th. It’s fun for everyone! For all of the details, click here.

Run to the Beach: 5K and 10K ~ Starting at the North Tahoe Regional Park

Date: Jul 4, 2010 (Sun), 8:00 a.m.

Run to the Beach 5 and 10k starts at the North Tahoe Regional Park. From the park you have an option of participating in the 5 or 10k distance both of which finish on the “Big” beach in Kings Beach, CA. Kings Beach is a great place to spend your July 4th weekend. Fireworks are scheduled for the evening of July 3rd. For more information, clik here.

Reno July 4th Celebrations

Reno Aces

The Reno Aces return to Reno for July 4th for a four-game run against the Sacramento River Cats. Festivities will start at 2:00 p.m.

Although Sunday’s 6:35 game is completely sold out, fans are welcome to join the festivities on the plaza in front of Aces Ballpark beginning at 2 p.m. The plaza will be home to inflatables for kids, water balloon and potato sack races, a visit from Archie and more.

In addition, the newly-opened Beer Garden at the Freight House District will be holding volleyball and bocce ball tournaments throughout the afternoon. The Harters will play a pregame concert at 3:45 p.m., and a number of Aces players will participate in an autograph session at 4:30 p.m.

Fans are also welcome to view the game and the postgame fireworks show at the Freight House District, located at Aces Ballpark, from inside Bugsy’s Sports Bar and Grill, outside on the Bugsy’s Sports Bar Patio or on one of the more than 30 high-definition flat-screen televisions located throughout the Freight House District. Open year-round and seven days a week regardless of whether the Aces have a game or not, the Freight House District will be one of the premier viewing locations for the much-anticipated Aces Ballpark Independence Day fireworks show.

Grand Sierra Resort, Reno -Centennial Celebration: Johnson vs. Jeffries

Exactly one hundred years ago on this July 4, the whole world was watching Reno, Nevada, in perhaps one of the most important events in American Boxing History. 20-thousand boxing fans from around the world poured into Reno to witness the “Battle of the Century”. (That was 5-thousand more people than Reno’s population at the time!) It was a matchup between Jim Jeffries and Jack Johnson, the first African American to hold the World Heavyweight Championship. Johnson was an intimidating boxer and was considered a pariah amongst white America because of his refusal to live his life according to the bigoted social norms prevalent during 1910.

Now, exactly 100 years later, the city of Reno will honor the legacy of this most famous of fights with a three-day celebration, July 2-4, 2010, featuring boxing celebrities, family members of those involved in the original fight, as well as live professional boxing at the Grand Sierra Resort, which will be aired by Fox Sports Net.

The list of professional boxers includes Reno native and super middleweight Joey Gilbert (19-2, 15 KOs), former Jr. flyweight champion Ulises Solís (30-2, 21 KOs) and undefeated up-and-coming middleweight Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (12-0, 9 Kos).

Visitors to the 100-year anniversary celebration will have the opportunity to tour the original fight site as well as the locations of both Johnson’s and Jeffries’ pre-fight training camps.

Dates, times and more details about these and other events planned for the Johnson-Jeffries 100-year anniversary celebration can be found here , along with more history of the original fight and information about lodging packages available for the weekend.

RSCC FireworksPeppermill Resort Casino

July 3, don’t miss an exciting night of Rock! Arnel Pineda of “Journey” plays his Love To Rock concert with Rachelle Ann Go and the Ammo Band in Peppermill’s state-of-the-art Tuscany Event Center. Ticket prices start at $48 and are available online or on site at Peppermill’s Information Booth or Hotel Front Desk, or by phone at (877) 525-7469.  Doors open at 7pm.

 Eldorado and Silver Legacy Resort Casino

There’s quite a bit to do at the Eldorado and Silver Legacy for 4th of July weekend. Here’s the rundown:

The Eldorado:
“Shake, Rattle & Roll” – Special Summer Pricing, tickets starting at just $19.95 for adults

Silver Legacy:
Cafe Sedona – All American Burger and Fries, with Soda $6 with beer $8
Bud and Bud Light $2.50 at all casino bars

Co-Sponsored Events:
The Great International Chicken Wing Society Cook Off – July 3-5 on Virginia St.

It’s spiciest, most affordable 4th of July festival to ever hit Downtown Reno—Silver Legacy Resort Casino is hosting the 9th Annual Great International Chicken Wing Society Cook-off on Virginia Street this 4th of July weekend!

From Saturday, July 3 to Monday, July 5 you’ll have a chance to sample the best sauces, taste top-notch wings and watch the best in the business compete for poultry pride. Nearly a dozen restaurants and bars will be on hand to compete, including last year’s defending champ from right here in Nevada, the “Havin’ an Affair” sweet and spicy sauce from Las Vegas. For more information, click here.

Chinese Concert – July 4 at the Reno Ballroom, 8 p.m.

Vietnamese Concert – July 4 at the Pioneer Center, 6 p.m.

Pops in the Park, presented by the Sierra Philharmonic League
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Jason Altieri conducting
July 4, 4:30 p.m. Mormon State Park, Genoa NV, FREE
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra has performed at “Pops in the Park” in Genoa to capacity crowds for over 25 years, and could be a best kept secret in Reno. The Sierra Philharmonic League organizes the family friendly event with clowns, strolling musicians, along with silent and live auctions.

Fun on the Fourth of July

nuggetfireworksThe region’s preeminent holiday celebration and fireworks display – Star Spangled Sparks – takes place on July 4 with events at locations including Victorian Square in downtown Sparks, the Sparks Marina and the Legends at Sparks Marina destination retail center. The fireworks show, launched from John Ascuaga’s Nugget and viewable from Victorian Square at 9:30 p.m., is equally impressive.

  • Reno’s new baseball team is offering its own show with fireworks launched at Aces Stadium in downtown Reno after the game.
  • In North Tahoe/Truckee, several shows in Incline Village (Incline Beach), Tahoe City (Commons Beach) and Donner Lake (West End Beach) start at 9:30. If you’re headed to Truckee be sure to check out the parade downtown.
  • And in Carson City, Mills Park offers revelers a party atmosphere highlighted by fireworks at 9:15 p.m.



The party’s in Reno-Tahoe on the Fourth of July

Reno-Tahoe turns red, white and blue in July, with Fourth of July events for the whole family.

Come hang out at Star-Spangled Sparks for a taste of hometown patriotism with a milk carton boat regatta, a fun run, a kite-flying contest, and food and drink at the Sparks Marina. The event is capped off with a spectacular evening fireworks display at Victorian Square.

Reno shows its true colors with a Fourth of July parade followed by the Reno Celebrates America fireworks show at Rancho San Rafael Park.

Other Fourth of July festivities: