New Drone"Sky Show" to Replace Fireworks in Incline Village/Crystal Bay

4th of July Fireworks in Lake Tahoe and Drone Sky Show

Incline Village Crystal Bay will debut a new way to celebrate the 4th of July this year, with a drone ‘SkyShow’ lighting up the night sky in celebration of the holiday. The decision was made in consideration of fire and environmental risks posed by a pyrotechnic fireworks display, shifting a longstanding tradition with an innovative new approach.

The grand finale on July 4th will be held at the Incline Middle School ballfields. The best spots to see the dron Sky Show will be at the Ballfields or any location along Southwood Boulevard across from the fields. Those with views of the ballfields from property above the fields and over the top of the trees will have a nice view as well.

More donations are needed to make this new 'eco-friendy' Sky Show come to life. To donate, or volunteer for any or all of the events on the 4th of July, visit!

The celebration, dubbed the ‘Incline Village Crystal Bay July 4th SkyShow,’ is a joint effort between Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau (IVCBVB), the Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID), the Incline Village Crystal Bay Community & Business Association (IVCBA), the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.

“We are excited to provide a fun, safe and responsible way to celebrate Independence Day this year through our drone SkyShow,” said Andy Chapman, President and CEO of IVCBVB. “We continue to work closely and collaboratively with local businesses and community stakeholders to identify opportunities that enhance the quality of life for guests and residents – from enhanced transportation programs to events that embrace sustainability practices– and together, we determined that a drone show better aligns with our focus on environmental stewardship for the region.”