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Incline Village Crystal Bay 4th of July SkyShow Bigger and Brighter than Before 

June 13, 2023 | Member Submitted

 The 2nd Annual Incline Village Crystal Bay SkyShow to Illuminate North Lake Tahoe on July 4th with a family and environment friendly event. 

Incline Village, Nev. (June 5, 2023) – The 2nd annual 4th of July Incline Village Crystal Bay SkyShow is set to captivate the community with a dazzling display in North Lake Tahoe. As the grand finale of the Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration, this event promises to bring the community together for an unforgettable evening. 

Last year’s SkyShow, presented by the IVCB SkyShow Coalition, amazed over 5,000 spectators with the first and largest commercial drone show ever flown over Lake Tahoe. Building on its overwhelming success, this year’s event is bigger and brighter. The evening will kick off with pre-show entertainment with DJ Mark Sexton and emcee Uncle E, featuring family-friendly activities, a food and beer garden, and an enchanting laser show, followed by the highly anticipated Drone show. The revamped viewing area will provide an optimal vantage point for spectators to experience the breathtaking display of lasers and 250 drones lighting up the summer Sierra sky. 

This free and inclusive event is open to all local residents, as well as their guests and visitors to the region. It offers a unique opportunity for the entire community to celebrate together while supporting our vibrant local economy. The Annual Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration, produced by IVCBA, brings together local businesses and organizations to create a few days of joy and festivity, with the SkyShow as its grand finale. 

Introduced in 2022 as a sustainable alternative to traditional fireworks, the IVCB SkyShow ensures a safer celebration for our community. With an alarming 19,500 fires caused by fireworks in 2018, it became crucial to find a way to celebrate without jeopardizing the land and community’s safety. The SkyShow represents an important step toward reducing air pollution in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay communities. Through our united support, we can ensure a safe, sustainable, and memorable 4th of July celebration for years to come.

The Free IVCB SkyShow will take place on Tuesday, July 4, from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Ridegline Ballfields next to Incline Middle School. The laser show, produced by Summit Creative with coordinated sound by DJ Mark Sexton, will commence at approximately 9:30 PM with the finale of the evening, the Incline Village Crystal Bay SkyShow, produced by Verge Aero, beginning at approximately 9:55 PM. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, beach chairs, and coolers, while adhering to the “Keep Tahoe Blue” initiative by avoiding glass containers and cleaning up after themselves. Emphasizing sustainability, the community is invited to walk, bike, or utilize the provided shuttles from the Championship Golf Course and Diamond Peak parking lots. Parking will be available at designated lots such as the Travel North Tahoe Nevada Welcome Center, Parasol Community Foundation, IVGID Recreation and Tennis Center, and Incline Middle School. 

Andy Chapman, President/CEO of Travel North Tahoe Nevada, expressed his delight with last year’s SkyShow and emphasized the commitment to raise the necessary funds to continue this event with the community. He stated, “This show is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday while still protecting our land and promoting sustainable practices.” 

To ensure the event’s continued success in the coming years, additional funding is required to cover all the costs for the July 4th SkyShow. Generous partners, including Travel North Tahoe Nevada and Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, along with donors, have already pledged $111,000 collectively. SkyShow expenses include music and entertainment, the Drone and laser show, logistics, safety and security personnel, traffic control, event permits and insurance, and local advertising. 

This community-focused event supports the quality of life for residents and businesses in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay region. To ensure the continuity of this event, it is crucial to raise sufficient donations to cover the costs. With the support of donors from the public, private, individual, business, and corporate sectors, we can guarantee the future of this remarkable event. 

To donate or learn more about the IVCB SkyShow, please visit www.ivcba.org. 

Media Contact: 

Andy Chapman President/CEO Travel North Tahoe Nevada 

(775) 832-1606 andy@travelnorthtahoenv.com \

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