Annual Labor Day fireworks show held on South Shore |

Annual Labor Day fireworks show held on South Shore

Autumn Whitney

Celebrate Labor Day with a bang — the annual Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza show lights up South Shore on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 8:30 p.m. With pyrotechnics, music and good company, the event is one you’ll want to catch this weekend. Local radio stations 93.9 FM-KRLT and 1490 AM-KOWL will broadcast music that corresponds to the dazzling lights, so tune in for the ultimate experience. The 20-minute show is presented by Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority and Zambelli Fireworks, the company that put on this year’s July 4 “Lights on the Lake” show.

Where to watch

The best places to watch the Labor Day fireworks extravaganza are all close to the water.

“The [big] spot is Nevada Beach. You’re front and center for the show. If you want to drive in it’s like $8 a carload — it’s not expensive. It’s a deal,” said Mike Frye, event and international media relations manager at Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.

Other top spots include Edgewood-Tahoe, watching from the water on the M.S. Dixie II and free beaches El Dorado Beach and Reagan Beach.

“Those are good places to watch too. But from a standpoint of wanting the show to be right there and big, Nevada Beach is pretty cool,” Frye added.

What you should know

Even though the fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m., arrive early to claim your place.

“It takes a little preparation because beaches get crowded. The best thing to do is get there relatively early and get your plot of sand staked out so that you know where you’re going to be and you know you’ll have good visibility,” Frye said.

“If you wait until the last minute, you’re not going to get any space. A lot of people who are experts at this make a day of it. You take your lunch, your cooler, you got your family and your dinner.”

The show begins at 8:30 p.m. and lasts 20 minutes, so bring your kids!

What’s new

Zambelli Fireworks, who shot South Shore’s July 4 show for the first time on July 4, is returning to shoot the Labor Day show.

“This show is a smaller show, so we don’t know what to expect, but this company has shown us they care about the lake. They’re the first company where the guy has walked the beaches with us three days after to clean. We’ve never had that happen before,” Frye said.

Known for shooting big fireworks and using clean products, Zambelli’s production of the Annual Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza is one you won’t want to miss.

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