South Lake Tahoe Cancels Annual July 4 Fireworks Show

By bonneville on May 18, 2020
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Yes, you read that correctly, South Lake Tahoe sadly cancels it’s biggest summer event and you know exactly why – COVID-19! I’m bummed too, the news came to a surprise to me, especially as El Dorado county just started to reopen this past weekend.

The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority voted to cancel the 4th of July fireworks show at South Lake Tahoe, due to restrictions from the coronavirus outbreak according to Reno Gazette-Journal. Carol Chaplin, president, and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority said:

 “The board was unanimous in their thought process. It’s health and safety, as much as we’d love to celebrate, we’ll wait to see if we can do something around Labor Day.”

A Labor Day Weekend fireworks show would be AWESOME. The TDVA board of directors will decide if the show is a go before Thursday, July 23. South Lake Tahoe Mayor Jason Collin spoke to KCRA and he’s asking people to be patient and not plan a trip to the Tahoe Basin for nonessential travel, and yes, this means Memorial Day Weekend too. The Mayor said “I can almost guarantee we won’t be open by Memorial Day.” It’s the news I didn’t want to hear and this will definitely not be a normal summer in Tahoe or really anywhere. 

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