Nevada celebrates independence with cannons, ghost towns and more

There is nowhere better to commemorate Independence Day than the patriotic Battle Born state or one of its old towns where the West was won. Nevada bleeds red, white and blue for the holiday, embracing its wild western roots.

Virginia City Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day in one of Nevada’s most iconic western mining towns, Virginia City. Watch the area’s longest fireworks display this Fourth of July and participate in the entirety of Virginia City Independence Day celebrations with the traditional parade, a raffle and auction, and the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert. Find details here

Genoa July 4th Chicken Barbeque
The oldest town in Nevada hosts some high country traditions that draw visitors from around the world. Attractions include the firing of live cannons, a petting zoo, and several musical performances and entertainment acts throughout the day. Click here for details. Any Genoa visitor should be sure to grab a drink at the Genoa Bar, Nevada’s oldest thirst parlor.

Red, White, and Tahoe Blue
Attend one of the best fireworks shows in the country this Fourth of July in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Along with beach access, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra is performing on Village Green. There are more than 20 events in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay area, including a parade, concerts, a veterans tribute, rubber duck races, and several kids’ activities. Click here for more information.

Ely Nevada Fourth of July Festivities
Celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth of July in Ely. There will be an annual Fourth of July parade beginning at 11 a.m., a War Memorial Golf Tournament, a quilt show, the Fine Arts Center open house, a live concert and fireworks, and a fireworks display. Click here for details.

Fallon 4th of July Parade and Picnic
Celebrate this Independence Day in Fallon with a festive parade, fireworks, activities for all ages, and an assortment of food. Fallon’s traditional Fourth of July celebration is sure to be filled with patriotic fun for the whole family. Click here for details.

City of Henderson Fourth of July Celebration
Honor the founding of the United States this Fourth of July in Henderson. There will be a spectacular fireworks show, live entertainment, and local high school clubs selling hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones and ice cream with all proceeds helping the local schools. Visit Henderson’s website for more.

Star Spangled Sparks
John Ascuaga’s Nugget presents its 16th annual Star Spangled Sparks fireworks show this Independence Day. Star Spangled Sparks will have the biggest fireworks display in the Northern Nevada area. Watch the magnificent display from essentially anywhere in the Reno-Sparks area. Click here for information.

Fernley Nevada 4th of July
Fernley hosts its annual Fourth of July celebration with a parade down Main Street, a pancake breakfast, assorted vendors, arts and crafts and games for the kids, live music, and a stunning fireworks display. Click here for more information on this event.

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