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List of Northern Nevada Fireworks Displays, Holiday Events

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There are several fireworks displays and other events planned for the 4th of July holiday across northern Nevada.

Here's a list of some of the festivities:

If you're looking to watch a professional fireworks display this holiday, the Rail City is hosting its annual ‘Star Spangled Sparks' fireworks show on the Fourth of July.

Artown is also hosting a fireworks show at Wingfield Park that night in downtown Reno.

Lake Tahoe will hold a fireworks show on July 4th at 9:30pm at Tahoe Keys Marina.

Virginia City is holding a parade, fireworks show and concert starting at noon. The Comstock Cowboys concert starts at 5pm and the fireworks start at dark after that concert.

From the Virginia City Fourth of July committee:

Virginia City's Fourth of July Celebration, culminating with a 25-minute long Firework Spectacular set in the Comstock hills of northern Nevada, includes the Fourth of July Parade, the Red White and YOU Wine Walk, a period costumed baseball game in Miners Park where kids can swim in the newly remodeled pool, and the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert. Throughout the day, visitors can shop, ride the train, visit museums, or take in the lively atmosphere unique to historic Virginia City.

Schedule of Events
9 a.m. – Booth opens selling raffle tickets, wine walk tickets and event t-shirts
11 a.m. – Devil's Gate Gunfighters comedy show at C and Union Streets12 p.m. – Parade begins, expected to last approximately an hour and a half
1 p.m. – Red White and YOU Wine Walk begins, continues until 6 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – Larry Elliott, as Uncle Sam, performs music and stories
6 p.m. – Free concert, Second Amendment Celebration Concert in Delta Parking lot
7 p.m. – Raffle and live auction
7:45 p.m. – Second Amendment Celebration Concert continues
After Dark – Fireworks Spectacular

For more information on Virginia City, Nev., visit or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission (VCTC) at 775-847-7500.

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The 601 Vigilance Committee in conjunction with Comstock Visions, Inc. will be hosting the first annual Shoot-Out on the Hill.  The event begins immediately following the Fourth of July Parade and ends at 6:00 p.m. It will be held across from the Fourth Ward School.  Proceeds benefit Comstock charities.

Shoot like a real cowboy! Tickets to the event are $30 each and limited to the first 200 participants.  Each person will be shooting real guns with real bullets; 10 pistol shots, 10 rifle shots, and 6 shotgun.  Proper use of firearms will be provided.  Use of guns, ammunition, and safety equipment is included in fee. Each shooter will receive a commemorative bandana and will have the opportunity to purchase a souvenir photograph. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

Shooting demonstration by champion shooter: Shooting demonstration by California champion SASS (Single Action Shooting Society), "Bobcat Tyler" (Tyler Renville).  Fun awards with unusual prizes given.  After the event, awards will be announced at the Second Amendment Concert with David John and the Comstock Cowboys. 

Tickets and parking: Tickets will be sold for $30 each beginning at 10:00 a.m. at ticket booths in front of the Ponderosa and the Bucket of Blood saloon.  Shuttles will be available from the Ponderosa and the Bucket of Blood saloon; there will be no parking at the event site.

From the Virginia City Fourth of July committee: 

From the City of Sparks:

Star Spangled Sparks presented by The Chamber kicks off at 6 a.m. and goes till 3 p.m. at the Sparks Marina and includes free tethered hot air balloon rides, all-ages talent show, Model Dairy Milk Carton Boat Regatta, and much more.

The fun is extended at Victorian Square in downtown Sparks from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. when the region's longest, most spectacular fireworks display ignites from the roof of John Ascuaga's Nugget while thousands of revelers celebrate on the plaza below. Live entertainment for the whole family, a car show, a kid's area and an array of food choices complete the evening.

Complimentary shuttles will provide round-trip transportation from Legends at Sparks Marina to Victorian Square during the event. Shuttles will pick up guests in the large dirt lot between Fudruckers and Popeye's starting at 6 p.m. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the event until after the fireworks show.

Several streets in and around Victorian Square will close as they meet their capacity:
• Victorian Avenue will close between Pyramid Way and 14th Street at 8 p.m.
• C Street westbound from Pyramid will be closed by 6:00pm, and 10th and 11th Streets between C Street and Victorian Avenue will also close by 6:00pm.
• Once the Nugget's parking garage and the two City parking garages (C Street & 10th Street, and next to the Cinema) are full, there will be no vehicular access to those garages.
• Eastbound Prater Way from 15th Street will close after the firework show for approximately 30 minutes.

For updates on any potential wind delays on the evening of the event, please tune into KKOH News Talk 780. Updates will also be posted on John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort's Facebook page:, or tweeted from the Nugget's Twitter handle @janugget.

Pets that are not certified service animals are not permitted on Victorian Square during events. Leashed pet are welcome at the Marina. For the enjoyment and safety of all, please leave pets at home. BBQs are also not permitted downtown or at Sparks Marina.

From the City of Sparks

From Squaw Valley:

Celebrate Independence Day with a full week of music and events at Squaw Valley. The week kicks off with the summer's first Bluesday concert on Tuesday, July 2 featuring Chris Cain. Come Wednesday, July 3, Squaw is hosting free outdoor yoga and music from 6-7 p.m. in front of the resort's new Wanderlust Yoga Studio. Thursday, July 4 brings a free outdoor showing of Men In Black 3 to The Village at Squaw Valley. 

Fourth of July Weekend also brings the inaugural Made in Tahoe Festival to Squaw Valley. Held Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 4, the festival is a celebration of Lake Tahoe's local arts and culture, including three full days of live music by some of the region's biggest bands.

Guests looking for the perfect place to celebrate Fourth of July Weekend can stay at The Village at Squaw Valley, located right at the base of the mountain. The Village offers spacious suites for the holiday weekend starting at $163 per person/per night. Price based on double occupancy for a one bedroom unit. For more information or to book a room, call 1-866-818-6963 or see

Tuesday, July 2; 6-8:30 p.m.
Bluesdays featuring Chris Cain
Fourth of July celebrations kick off on Tuesday with the summer's first Bluesday featuring live music in The Village and on-mountain savings. During the day, guests can enjoy all that High Camp has to offer with great tram discounts ($10 off adult tram tickets, $5 off kid, youth and senior tram tickets). Evening brings a free blues concert to The Village featuring Chris Cain, as well as great deals on food and drinks from local vendors. More details:   

Wednesday, July 3; 6-7 p.m.
Free Outdoor Yoga with Yoga Squaw'd featuring DJ Om Jah
In keeping with the spirit of Wanderlust's fusion of yoga and music, yogis can join Yoga Squaw'd for a free community yoga session on July 3 led by lululemon ambassador Sherry McConkey and featuring DJ Om Jah. The class will run from 6-7 p.m. outside of Squaw's new Wandlerlust Yoga Studio on First Street in The Village at Squaw Valley. The class is part of Yoga Squaw'd, Squaw's new free community yoga program offered on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. More info:

Thursday, July 4; 8:30 p.m.
Free Outdoor Movie Series featuring Men in Black 3
Families can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying Men in Black 3 on the big screen in the Events Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended. More details:

Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6
Made In Tahoe Festival
This Fourth of July Weekend, visitors and locals alike can celebrate all things Tahoe at Squaw's Made in Tahoe Festival. The festival will feature three days of great local music as well as a full vendor village of local businesses and artisans. Kids can head to the Kid Zone next to the Funitel to check out free slacklining, croquet and bean bag toss as well as Squaw's new outdoor climbing wall. More info:

See below for the full music line-up for the Made in Tahoe Festival.

Thursday, July 4
2-3:30 p.m. - Peter Joseph Burtt & the King Tide
4-6 p.m. - Jelly Bread
6:30-8 p.m. - Mamas Cookin'

Friday, July 5
2-2:45 p.m. - JJ Von Briesen                            
3-3:45 p.m. - Truckee Tribe
4-5:45 p.m. - Drop Theory
6:15-8 p.m. - Jeff Jones & The Bank

Saturday, July 6
2-2:50 p.m. - Neva
3-5 p.m. - The Trey Stone Band feat. Kendall Naughton
5:15-6:15 p.m. - Truckee Trashion Show
6:30-8:00 p.m. - Matt Reardon with Black Sunshine

From Squaw Valley

From the Bureau of Land Management:

The California Trail Interpretive Center will be open to celebrate the 4th of July Holiday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At 11 a.m. there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a trail wedding, and readings from emigrant journals about how those traveling on the trail celebrated the holiday. Following at 1p.m., will be a black powder demonstration showcasing a few historic guns, as well as a second reading of the Declaration of Independence and a trail wedding.

Staff and volunteers will add to the Trail experience by dressing in period clothing. Visitors can view a replica of the Independence Rock, so named because it was the site of many 4th of July celebrations and at least a few emigrant weddings that occurred along the California Trail. Overlanders on the way to California in the mid 1800's, aware they were leaving the United States behind, had no intention of forgetting their heritage and traditions.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located 8 miles west of Elko, at Hunter exit 292. Visit,, our Facebook page at California Trail Interpretive Center Association or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.

From the Bureau of Land Management

From Silver Legacy

Just another fun contest with proceeds going to  "Make A Wish" Foundation! This outstanding non-profit organization grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition…on average every 38 minutes! Come on downtown Thursday through Saturday, July 4-6 from 12:00-8:00 p.m. for Silver Legacy's "Flickin' Chicken" contest.  The entry fee is just $5 unless participants bring a canned food item for the Food Bank Northern Nevada and the entry fee is waived!  Assisting another amazing local cause!

Here's how this fun contest works…participants purchase 4 rubber chickens and simply toss as many as possible onto the target disc. And the prizes? Fling 1 chicken and get any part of the chicken on the disc and walk away with a Chicken Wing Festival t-shirt, limit 1 per participant. The more chickens touching the disc the more valuable the prizes! Sorry, no team play and you must be 21 years of age or the prize is awarded to a parent or guardian.

Flickin' chickens for fun, fantastic prizes and a great cause! Don't miss out on all the excitement going on at Silver Legacy! To learn more visit us online at, by calling 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401.

From Silver Legacy

From Nevada Division of State Parks

Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of events in July,
including a history talk and cannon firing on the 4th of July, and a night hike. The park's per-vehicle entrance fee is $7 with a $2
discount for Nevada residents; the events are free. Buckland Station is $1 per person; children 12 and under are free. Cash and checks are accepted. Contact Kim Clawson at 775-577-4880 or at for more information.

July 4: History Talk and Cannon Firing
Learn about the history of Fort Churchill State Historic Park, sample hardtack and discover what
life was like for soldiers stationed here in the 1860s. There will be a Springfield black powder
rifle and cannon firing demonstration. After the cannon firing, there will be an adobe brick
making demonstration.
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Fort Churchill is located approximately eight miles south of Silver Springs, NV on Highway 95A. Turn onto Fort Churchill road and follow the signs into the park.
This program will be held beside the museum, next to the cannons.

July 6: Night Hike
Look for scorpions and learn a few new constellations! Reservations are required for this hike
and are limited to 30. Meeting location is made known upon reservation. To make reservations,
call 775-577-4880 or e-mail at, leaving your name, phone number and how many in your party. This hike will be approximately 0.6 miles long and will last about an hour. Participants should bring water, good shoes, warm clothes and insect repellant. Red flashlights are recommended as they do not negatively affect night vision. Dogs are not
permitted on this hike.
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Churchill is located approximately eight miles south of Silver Springs, NV on Highway 95A. Turn onto Fort Churchill Road and follow the signs into the park.

From Nevada Division of State Parks

From the Tahoe Players Association

Tahoe Players Association  is pleased to present the wildly popular Les Miserables on three stages Village Green July 5th, John Ascuaga's Nugget July 25, 26, 27, and 28, and Sand Harbor August 19th for the 2013 summer season. Starting off with a much anticipated premiere with Red, White, and Tahoe Blue on July 5th at village green on a 40 foot stage. Tickets are only $10.00 for students, and $35.00 for general seating. Please bring a low back chair and prepare to be dazzled under the stars by this incredible show as never seen before. The performances Directed by Lily Baran and original choreography by Michelle Michelsen, with a 16 piece orchestra lead by "Opera" Joe Mckesson. "Victor Hugo stated that Les Miserables would be relevant so long as social ailments such as poverty exist, this completely original interpretation of this cautionary tale will shed light on the issues that still torment society today." says Baran. The talent and passion the people involved in this production possess is unparalleled and a beautiful sound and sight to behold. Please join us for what is sure to be nothing short of a magical evening, Do you hear the people sing?

Tickets being sold at: The Chamber of Commerce, Tunnel Creek Lodge, I.V. Coffee Lab, Karma Upscale Resale, Goldfish Properties, and  Big Water Grille

For online tickets please visit: Both organizations are 501(c)(3) non-profit
* Les Miserables contains mature content not reccomended for children under 13

From the Tahoe Players Association

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