No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without watching colorful explosions in the sky. Finish off your Independence Day by joining the rest of the Truckee community on West End Beach to watch the firework display over Donner Lake. This event even attracts residents from Lake Tahoe’s other towns. If you arrive early, you can even enjoy the pre-fireworks festivities held on the beach. Socialize with friends. Listen to music and dance along in the sand. Play games. Feast on a barbeque dinner. When dusk finally sets in, the firework display commences, filling the sky with red, white and blue bursts of color. This is a Truckee tradition you won’t want to miss. This Lake Tahoe annual event is for Tahoe residents only, and it’s admission by tickets only. Those who hope to attend are advised to purchase their tickets ahead of time at the Truckee Community Recreation Center.