The firework displays at South Lake Tahoe's Lights on the Lake Fourth of July Celebration have been wowing onlookers for years with the spectacle that fills the sky with colors that brilliantly reflect on the Lake. Both NBC and the American Pyrotechnics Association rate it as one of the best firework displays in the nation. With vantage points located all around Tahoe, it’s an event you can’t miss – nor would you want to! Get right in the midst of the action by taking a boat out into the middle of the lake where, you can watch as the fireworks explode directly overhead. There are few better ways to celebrate the birth of this nation than by surrounding yourself with bright bursts of red, white and blue. The prime viewing spots for this event tend to fill up quickly, so stake out your location early.