South Lake Tahoe hosts Labor Day weekend fireworks show Sunday, Sept. 6 |

South Lake Tahoe hosts Labor Day weekend fireworks show Sunday, Sept. 6

Jack Barnwell

Fireworks will set the sky ablaze in a shower of color on Sunday night, Sept. 6, above South Tahoe. The 20-minute show starts at 8:30 p.m.

South Shore’s Labor Day fireworks celebration welcomes the explosive return of Fireworks by Grucci, America’s self-styled “First Family of Fireworks.” Grucci also engineered and orchestrated the area’s Fourth of July fireworks earlier this summer.

Grucci set the Guinness world record for “Largest Fireworks Display during the 2013 New Year’s Eve celebration in Dubai. The company also netted a record for “largest pyrotechnic image” when it engineered a 600-foot-high by 900-foot-wide portrayal of the American flag during the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore in October 2014.

Fireworks will be set off from two barges on Lake Tahoe near Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline. Music, which will reflect the American spirit, can be heard by tuning in to KRLT 93.9 FM.


Spectators have plenty of viewing options for the South Shore’s fireworks Sunday — on the lake or from the beach.

Private boats are welcome, along with cruise charters on the M.S. Dixie II or Tahoe Queen paddlewheeler boats. Tickets are available for both the Dixie and Tahoe Queen — $155 for adults and $75 for children. The price includes meals, drinks and dancing. More information can be found online at

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course offers a front-and-center view of the Labor Day fireworks show as well. Spectators may enjoy Brooks Bar & Deck, along with a full-course meal. Seating will be reserved for this year’s show. Tickets cost $135 for inside and on the side deck, and $160 for the main deck. More information is available on like at:

Plenty of family friendly options additionally exist from the beach for little to no cost.

Nevada Beach tends to be the locals’ favorite option. Parking fills up fast, so walking and cycling is encouraged. Only personal gas grills are allowed, aside from barbecue pits at the beach site. The beach provides hiking and biking activities.

While a little further from the action, Regan Beach, Lakeview Commons and El Dorado Beach in South Lake Tahoe offer free family-friendly options, too.

Bijou Community Park, off Al Tahoe Boulevard, provides another option for viewing the show away from crowds. For the truly adventurous, and prepared, watching the fireworks from the top of Mount Tallac is an unforgettable experience.


Consumer fireworks are forbidden in the Lake Tahoe Basin due to high wildfire risk. For more information on South Shore’s Labor Day fireworks, visit

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District will oversee safety measures at this year’s show, including an immediate cleanup of the water following the fireworks, according to Fire Marshal Eric Guevin.

The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority and volunteers, including the League to Save Lake Tahoe, will clean beaches for at least five days after the Labor Day show.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will enforce a perimeter around the barges, with buoys and boats to prevent access by people in private crafts watching from the lake. Guevin recommends that people stay out the area to ensure a smooth cleanup operation.

Commercial fireworks look like a round cardboard ball, but can pose a danger if handled. Anyone who finds unexploded fireworks should call 9-1-1; don’t touch it and keep others away from the site.

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