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Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration with Kids!

June 17, 2024 | Kristin Derrin

Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration is less than two weeks away! This three day event is packed full of fun events for the whole family. So if you are looking to enjoy the festivities with your kiddos, look no further.

TUESDAY, JULY 2ND

10AM: Local Heroes Bike Parade: Start the parade off with all the local kids in town and bike, scooter, or walk with the TK and the Kids Bike Parade. Registration is necessary as well as a signed Waiver, all due by June 23rd. Get creative and decorate the bikes with streamers, flags, and of course dress festive!

10AM: Local Heroes Parade: Maybe you want to ride in the parade. Numerous floats encourage kiddos to join. The IVCBA ‘Future Local Heroes’ Float encourages kids and parents to dress as a local hero—fire, police, doctor, you get the idea. If you want to get involved, reach out directly to kristin@ivcba.org.

AFTER PARADE: Community Fair: Directly after the parade, join the community at our local community fair. The parade will end at the Village Green, so head over and enjoy the fun. Most businesses have kids’ games, crafts, giveaways, and fun! IVCBA plans to have some fun games out, stickers, and kid-friendly activities. NEW THIS YEAR: IHS Track & Field + XC team are running Youth Olympics – with prizes!

11AM – 3PM: Washoe County Sheriff Meet & Greet: During the parade and Community Fair you will come say hello to our local Sheriff’s at the Community Fair Meet & Greet. There will be firetrucks and sheriffs vehicles for the kids along with horses!

11AM-3PM: Backyard BBQ with Highlander Pride (High School Students): After a fun morning, you are all probably hungry, so head over to Aspen Grove, for some food! The non-profit group Highlander Pride will host a Backyard BBQ cooked by Cheer and Golf teams on the Village Green to benefit all Incline High School athletics and athletes. Brats, hot dogs, soda, and water will be available for donation. Pricing is a “suggested contribution” as this is a fundraiser. Additional donations will be gratefully accepted. 

1PM: Ice Cream Eating Contest presented by Susie Scoops: Get ready for every kids favorite event, all you can eat ice cream! And it’s a contest! This is held at the Village Green during the Community Fair.

4PM – 7PM: Incline Tahoe Foundation – Summerfest: Incline Tahoe Foundation (ITF) presents SUMMERFEST at the UNR Lake Tahoe Campus! There will be a watermelon eating contest for the kids as well as Beer-tasting for the parents. Incline Spirits has organized beer tastings from 12 breweries featuring 24 craft beers, wine and soft beverages. Tunnel Creek Cafe is providing great food options and Incline Bak’d will be serving an assortment of mouth-watering desserts. Live Music from ‘Jacked Up’ with lawn games and fun for the whole family. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD

9AM: Highlander Pride Basketball TournamentThis fundraiser for the Incline High School Boys Basketball team, this tourney is open to all – there are both grade level and open divisions. The entry fee is $50 per team, and there are prizes for champions. Contact TK to Register: 714-404-8592

6PM – 8PM: Veterans Recognition Reception – Sponsored by Cornerstone Church: Head over to Aspen Grove for a tribute to veterans and active duty personnel with a reception in their honor, immediately preceding the flag retirement ceremony. This is a free event. 

DUSK: Flag Retirement Ceremony: All are welcome to bring old and worn flags to retire in the traditional manner with a ceremonial retirement opportunity. The event will begin at 7:45 PM with a bugler and bagpiper. The flag retirement burning will be timed with sunset at The Village Green.

THURSDAY, JULY 4TH

8AM – 12PM: IVCB Veterans Club Pancake Breakfast: Don’t want to make breakfast for the whole family, no problem, head over to Aspen Grove for the IVCB Veterans Club Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy Pancakes, bacon, sausage, and blueberries, plus optional Mimosas and Bloody Marys to support local Veterans! $10/Adults ages 12 & up; $5/ ages 6-11; FREE/ 5 & under. Tickets are available at the door.

9:30PM: 4TH of July Fireworks Presented by Red White and Tahoe Blue II: Near Incline Beach – After a hiatus of five years, we’re thrilled to announce the return of our awe-inspiring Independence Day fireworks display to Incline Village & Crystal Bay. Once ranked as the 6th Best Fireworks in the Country, we’re committed to reviving this beloved tradition with even more splendor and community spirit. Learn more About Red White & Tahoe Blue II – This will be very busy, parking limited and big crowd, so recommend planning accordingly with littles.

Expect a lot of people throughout the three days. Parking can be tricky, so pack sunscreen, hats, water, extra snacks, etc. We love to see your photos, tag us on social media @ivcba and stay safe.

More Information, Details and the Full Schedule of Events: https://ivcba.org/events/local-heroes/

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