Unseasonable weather forecast prompts Kings Beach and Tahoe City to move shows to Labor Day
Sunday, July 3, 2022 | 7-10pm
Kings Beach, CA
Start your Independence Day celebration at the 41st Annual July 3rd Beach Party, featuring the first ever Drone Light Show in North Lake Tahoe!

Join us from 7-10pm at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The Beach Party is open to all ages; admission is FREE. Enjoy three delicious food vendors, and a beer/wine garden as well as a dazzling drone light show display at 9:30pm.


Purchase preferred seating tickets for the Kings Beach July 3rd Drone Light Show & Beach Party and get access to three food vendors, a beer/wine garden, and indoor restrooms.

Seating is located outside the North Tahoe Event Center. Proceeds from Preferred Seating Tickets and Beach Party beverage sales help to pay for the Kings Beach July 3rd Drone Light Show.

There are a very limited number of tickets and typically sell out so, get yours while supplies last.

Walk, Bike, or Take the Bus!

Parking is highly impacted on July 3 in Kings Beach; plan accordingly. You are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the venue.

Why Drones?

NTBA’s staff and board feel that this is the right time to put our community and our environment first by prioritizing sustainability, fire safety, and local wildlife. The environmental impacts from fireworks include the negative effects on the clarity of our beautiful lake and on the cleanliness of our beaches. Noise pollution impacts our wildlife, as well as our community members and their pets who are triggered by loud noises. The past few years of wildfire and smoke impacts on the region and fire safety in general are on the forefront for the entire Lake Tahoe Basin, and we feel that a shift away from fireworks will support the region’s focus on these issues, as well as minimize the chance of accidentally causing a forest fire within the basin and in our district. The liability of that is far too large and concerning. We look forward to our 1st annual Drone Light Show in Kings Beach on July 3, and to spending the holiday with our residents and visitors. Read more in the recent press release below.

North Lake Tahoe will launch drones instead of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day this year

The shift aligns with the region’s commitment to sustainability and stewardship, and addresses community concerns related to fire risk and environmental impacts.

Countdown to July 3rd Drone Light Show
2022/07/03 19:00:00

Show your LOVE for our amazing community – please consider helping us to light up the Kings Beach skies on July 3rd!  No donation is too small or too big … every dollar helps us to reach our fundraising goal and is greatly appreciated.


NTBA events would not be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers. Available to help the day of the event? Please click button below and let us know your availability.

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Keep Tahoe Red, White & Blue Beach Cleanup

Join us on July 5 from 8-11:30am for a Beach Cleanup. After Tahoe’s celebrated July Fourth festivities, our beaches are thrashed with trash, which can hurt wildlife and lake clarity. Each year, hundreds of Tahoe residents and visitors turn out for our largest cleanup of the year to remove litter from our beaches. Help Keep Tahoe Blue by joining a beach cleanup site! Cleanup materials will be provided, plus refreshments and raffle prizes.


Business and community support is needed to keep pace with increasing costs… and we need your support to keep this Kings Beach tradition alive! To become a Kings Beach July 3rd Drone Light Show sponsor and to maximize your business’s marketing exposure, please click the button below and complete the form by June 10.

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