Application for Red, White and Tahoe Blue
Applicants for the event have met all required pre-event conditions.

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Joshua Andreasen

June 29, 2018 

UPDATE:  Applicants for the event have met all pre-event conditions as required by Board of County Commissioners and a business license has been approved by the Washoe County Manager for the Red, White and Tahoe Blue 2018 Fireworks Show.

Reno, Nev. June 26, 2018. Commissioners gave Washoe County Manager John Slaughter the authority to sign-off on a business license for a fireworks show at Incline Village hosted by Red, White and Tahoe Blue. The approval is contingent upon all required permits and contracts to be submitted to Washoe County, including required permits from the U.S. Coast Guard and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.

The annual event will be held in Incline Village Wednesday, July 4, at Incline Beach in North Lake Tahoe. Organizers were unable to meet the 103 conditions required to be complete for issuance of a license by June 11 for the four day festival. The applicant appealed for a reduced component of the original application that limited the appeal to the fireworks show. The legacy annual event in Incline Village typically begins several days before the 4th of July holiday, and includes multiple activities.

Chair Marsha Berkbigler said, “I just want to say that I appreciate all the staff time that has been put in to getting this amended approval through for the firework display.  You should know that we permit many, many events.  I don’t think that our staff has spent as much time on the Air Races or Balloon Races, as they have working on the amended permits for this event.  I can tell you that next year, this event will not take place unless you start working on planning for next summer’s event beginning July 5th.” 

Beginning June 29, traffic control measures will be in place in Incline Village to support the large crowds expected for the holiday.



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