July 01, 2014 08:07 ET

10 Things to Do in July in Lake Tahoe 2014: 4th of July, Summertime Activities, and July Events Listed by

Lake Tahoe Offers a Mixture of the Great Outdoors With Premier Dining Experiences and Musical Attractions, and July 2014 Is No Exception

LAKE TAHOE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2014) - Lake Tahoe offers a number of attractions, so find the top attractions to enjoy while on vacation this summer. Today, a top travel and tourism site serving Lake Tahoe, announced a list of top things to do this July 2014 in Lake Tahoe. The list includes general summertime activities, 4th of July in Lake Tahoe, and fun events to enjoy in the area.

1. 4th of July in Lake Tahoe

Red, White, and Tahoe Blue celebrates the country's independence while encouraging support of local businesses, community spirit, and charitable donations. Red, White, and Tahoe Blue Fireworks display was ranked by several sources as one of the best in the country. The incredible support of the community allows Red, White, and Tahoe Blue to produce 28 special events in Incline Village and Crystal Bay. These events include Beer & Brats, the Parade, Ice Cream Social, Concerts, Rubber Duck Races, Veterans Tribute, Community Fair, and much more.

There are four days of events filled with music, fun, entertainment, and food. Then on July 4th there is one of the best fireworks displays at Incline Beach.

The 200th Anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner occurs from 8pm to 10pm located in the Village Green outdoor venue. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra presents an impressive salute to The Star-Spangled Banner and finishes with an eye-catching, synchronized fireworks display. General admission for adults is $40 plus a $4 processing fee. On the day of the event, the price increases to $55 at the gate. General admission for children is $10 plus a $1 processing fee. On the day of the event, the price increases to $16.50 at the gate. Chairs and blankets are suggested.

Celebrating 4th of July in South Lake Tahoe this year? Enjoy the best places to watch fireworks in South Lake Tahoe here:

The absolute best place to watch the fireworks is from a privately chartered, captained boat. Bring beer, food, and blankets and relax as a captain guides you to the best place to watch the fireworks this year. Tahoe Jet Boats offers exactly this. For $1,600 Tahoe Jet Boats will pick you up from wherever you would like, and take you from 7-11 pm to watch the best fireworks in the country. Up to 6 guests, gas, captain and coolers included. Find out more about Tahoe Jet Boats

2. Tahoe Trout Farm

The Tahoe Trout Farm has been in business for 65 years. This is a family owned business that has grown into a Tahoe tradition. The Trout Farm is perfect for catching a fish to grill this summer or watching children catch their first. Tahoe Trout Farm offers fishing fun for the entire family. The Farm maintains two well-circulated ponds that are filled with healthy rainbow trout. Bait and tackle are free and a fishing license is not required. Tahoe Trout Farm charges per fish. The cost depends on the overall length of the fish. Fish prices range from 10" for $5 to 18" for $17.

The Farm will clean any fish and put it on ice for visitors. There is also the option to donate any fish to charity. For those visitors that simply want to watch, there are benches surrounding all the ponds. Tahoe Trout Farm is located at 1023 Blue Lake Ave. So. Lake Tahoe, CA. The hours are 10am to 6pm during the summer.

3. Tahoe Maritime Museum

This museum offers some great ideas for fun summer activities. The Tahoe Maritime Museum is located at 5205 West Lake Blvd. in Homewood, CA. There are currently several events to experience this summer.

The featured exhibit this summer is Ghost Ships, which focuses on boats that have met their doom in the deep waters of Lake Tahoe. The exhibit runs until April 19, and is great for kids. Ghost Ships covers everything from interesting to Lake Tahoe history, to public interaction with these underwater historic sites.

Beginning Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 9:30am, The Maritime Museum will offer youth paddle boarding instruction. The age range is 8 to 14 years old and the fees vary depending on the session. Participants will learn how to safely use stand up paddleboards. Each class starts at Commons Beach. Equipment provided includes life jackets, paddleboards, and paddles. Proper water attire is required for instruction. Classes run in sessions until Sept. 27th. More information here.

4. Concerts At Commons Beach

Concerts at Commons Beach is located in downtown Tahoe City. Concerts include local, regional, and national performances that will entertain audiences every Sunday throughout the summer. This is a free 12-week event that starts June 22nd and ends September 7th. Musical performances start at 4pm and lasts until 7pm. In some cases there may be early starts at 3pm.

This is a great summer event that allows guests to enjoy good music and the lake with friends and family. Picnics and beverages are welcomed. However, there are also local food and drink vendors available.

5. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

The Shakespeare Festival is located at the Sand Harbor State Park. The festival includes a play entitled "As You Like It" which is referred to as Shakespeare's Enchanting Romantic Comedy. The romantic comedy runs from July 11th to August 24th at 7:30pm. This is an amazing production that features beautiful costumes, stunning sets, and talented acting.

6. Squaw Valley Art, Wine, and Music Festival

The Squaw Valley Art, Wine and Music Festival starts on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00am. The festival concludes on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 5pm. The village of Squaw Valley will experience music, color, and taste during this two-day event. Artists, musicians, craft makers, and performers come together to participate in this entertaining festival. The Art, Wine & Music Festival includes shops, art booths, wine tasting, art exhibits, two performance stages, and restaurants. There is no outside alcohol permitted; however, wine and beer available during the festival for purchase.

7. Concerts In July

Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders perform on July 18th at the Grand Sierra Resort. The show starts at 9pm and is suitable for all ages. The price ranges from $25 to $65. Kenny Loggins has had a remarkable four-decade career and has provided many top of the charts hits.

Carrie Underwood performs on July 18th at the Harvey's Outdoor Arena. The show starts at 8pm and is suitable for all ages. The price ranges from $89.50 to $175.50. Carrie Underwood has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She has also earned more than 18 #1 singles.

Demi Lovato performs on July 19th at the Reno Events Center. The show starts at 7pm and is suitable for all ages. The price ranges from $65 to $552. Demi Lovato is an American actress and singer who debuted in September 2008. She sold more than 89,000 copies in her first week. Tickets here.

Journey & Steve Miller Band performs on July 30th at the Harvey's Outdoor Arena. The show starts at 6:30pm and is suitable for all ages. The price ranges from $59.50 to $199.50. Journey is currently one of the most famous American rock bands.

8. River Rafting

River rafting is easy and fun at Truckee River Raft Co. The company is located on 185 River Road in Tahoe City, Ca. This is a perfect summer experience for visitors of all ages. The raft travels through serene areas with scenic mountain views. The raft also travels through dynamic rapids that offer an exciting ride. There are picnic areas and swimming holes available throughout. The company is animal friendly and encourages visitors to bring lunch. The trip typically takes 3 hours and exits on the River Ranch Patio. Admission is $30 for children 6 to 12, $35 for adults 13 and older, $5 for children 5 and younger. However, discounted rates may apply for large groups of 15+, online/phone reservations, and early bird walk-ups from 8:30am to 10:00am.

9. Try Hang Gliding

Experience hang gliding at Carson City Airport. Flight instructors are located in the "Sterling Air" building. Instruction includes an interactive flight lesson. The instruction uses a powered hang glider known as a Trike. This hang glider is a FAA approved aircraft that incorporates a modern hang gliding wing. For the most part, this glider is similar to many traditional hang gliders, except it is powered by a durable Rotax engine. This is a great summer activity that is safe yet exhilarating. This activity is great for family, couples, and friends. The gliders allow two people to go up simultaneously in separate aircrafts. It is important to book reservations as far in advance as possible to lock-in the top spots. Hang Gliding Tahoe offers early bird specials all summer long.

10. Go Biking

Anderson's Bike Rental has some of the best bikes in Tahoe. Rent a bike this summer to enjoy some of the most incredible bike paths in Tahoe. There are trails through the national forest and along the lake. Factory Bike in Squaw Valley also offers bike rentals for the entire family. Bike rentals include 6 speed cruiser bikes for children, 7 speed townie bikes, and 21 speed mountain bikes.

Summers at Lake Tahoe are perfect for enjoying nature and experiencing the beautiful mountain environment. Lake Tahoe has a unique culture, a natural feel, and beautiful scenery. can help guide visitors toward the top 10 things to do in July at Lake Tahoe this summer.


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