This week’s action: Tahoe’s Fourth won’t disappoint (opinion)

Adam Jensen
Widespread Panic plays the Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 6.
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Sunny skies will greet thousands of visitors to Lake Tahoe this Fourth of July weekend. It’s the busiest weekend of the year, and if there’s one thing I’d recommend, it’s bust out the bike. While it’s not always feasible, pedaling two wheels around the South Shore this weekend is bound to be beautiful and will save you some lengthy waits on the roadways. If you do need a car to get around, relax and give yourself some extra time to get wherever you’re going. And there’s plenty of places to be this weekend. Here are some picks for this week at Lake Tahoe:

1. NicK Swardson

Kick the weekend off with some laughs from comedian Nick Swardson. The Minnesota native knows a thing or two about lakes and will celebrate Fourth of July at Tahoe for the first time. He brings some new material to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa this Friday, July 1.

2. Outdoor concerts

The 2016 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys Outdoor Arena kicks off Saturday, July 2, with a performance by San Diego reggae-and-rock group Slightly Stoopid. Jam master Widespread Panic follows up with a show Wednesday, July 6.

3. Lights on the Lake

This one is a no-brainer. If you’re up here Monday night, the Lights on the Lake fireworks display is a must see. It’s among the best fireworks shows in the country and there are plenty of options to watch. The show starts at 9:45 p.m. Monday, July 4.

Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at

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