Get ready to celebrate Independence Day in style with a day full of exciting events and festivities that will make this holiday unforgettable. Whether you’re a local resident or visiting the area, there’s something for everyone in this official schedule of events.
Start your day off right with a delicious Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 am to 10:00 am at Truckee Fire Station 92. Join the community as you fuel up for the day’s activities and mingle with fellow patriots. The aroma of freshly cooked pancakes will surely get you into the spirit of the 4th of July.
After breakfast, head over to West End Beach, located on the picturesque Donner Lake, which opens at 9:00 am. Soak up the sun, swim in the cool waters, and enjoy a day of relaxation on the beach. Please note that tickets are required for entry, so make sure to secure yours in advance to ensure a spot in this popular lakeside destination.
For those looking to get their blood pumping, the Firecracker Mile race is a must-see event. Starting at 9:40 am, watch as participants sprint along Donner Pass Road from US Bank to Downtown Truckee. Cheer on the runners and experience the excitement of this thrilling race that showcases the community’s athleticism and patriotic spirit.
At 10:00 am, get ready for the highlight of the day as the grand Parade kicks off! The procession will travel along Donner Pass Road from Gateway (near Safeway) to Downtown Truckee, creating a vibrant spectacle for all to enjoy. Secure a prime viewing spot along the route and be prepared to witness a magnificent display of floats, marching bands, classic cars, and more!
As the Parade concludes, the fun continues at West End Beach from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Join in on the Games and Music extravaganza, where you can participate in various activities and enjoy live music performances throughout the day. From beach volleyball to cornhole tournaments, there’s no shortage of entertainment options for everyone. Remember to secure your tickets in advance, as this event is expected to draw a large crowd.
Finally, prepare to be amazed as the night sky lights up with a spectacular Fireworks display at West End Beach. At 9:30 pm, find a comfortable spot on the beach, sit back, and watch as the brilliant colors and patterns burst above Donner Lake. The Fireworks show is the perfect finale to an incredible day, filling the air with awe and wonder as we celebrate our nation’s independence.
Make sure to mark your calendars and join us for a truly memorable celebration of the 4th of July. We can’t wait to see you there!