Tahoe Production House was hired to help produce the live stream for the City of South Lake Tahoe’s 4th of July Parade. We supplied the PA System for the event at mid town so viewers could hear the music and announcements at the main stage. We also provided a multi cam live stream of the event to the Cities YouTube page and Facebook page. Take a look at some Behind the Scenes photos below!
Here is the commercial we created to promote the event. The City used this on their website, social media, newsletter, and tv.
Here is a great Sizzle Reel we cut of the parade that shows how awesome the event was. You can see all the participants and crowds that came out to support the day!
We also took professional photos up and down the parade route to capture all the fun!
4th of July Parade
The parade will begin at 10 am and head West from Ski Run Blvd. to Al Tahoe Blvd. along Hwy 50.
The parade will travel up Al Tahoe Blvd. and conclude at Bijou Community Park.
10:00 AM Parade Start
Westbound Lane: Hwy 50 and Ski Run Blvd.
Military Flyover: Courtesy of the 152nd Airlift Wing from the Nevada Air National Guard
The flyover will take place over the Lakeview Commons area at 10:00 AM.
Parade Grand Marshall: Retired South Lake Tahoe Fire Chief, Jeff Meston
South Lake Tahoe is grateful for Chief Meston’s many years of service to our community.
Musical Performances: The Cash Only Band and The Sierra Gypsies
You can’t miss South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling and MV Trucking as they roll on by with some of our favorite local bands in tow.
Honorary Guests: Representatives from our sister city Ameca, Mexico
Cheer on our friends that came all the way from Mexico to celebrate with us.
Parade Emcee: Mike Peron
Get a spot near champions plaza for some extra entertainment!
The Best of the Parade Awards will be announced in the Tahoe Daily Tribune
Pick up a copy of the Friday paper to find out who our 2022 winners are.
Explorer John C. Fremont first saw Lake Tahoe in 1844 from the top of Red Lake Peak, which is located south of the basin and what is now Carson Pass. He named it Lake Bonpland after a botanist, but then changed it to Mountain Lake. Subsequently it was named Lake Bigler after a California Governor. The US Department of Interior didn’t care for it either, and commissioned Dr. Henry Degroot, a journalist, to come up with a name. Degroot suggested “Tahoe” an Indian name meaning “big water”. It took decades before the name finally stuck, thanks to action in 1945 by the California State Legislature.
In the 1860’s, Tahoe was the center of a lively commerce that involved the silver mines in Virginia City, where the Comstock Lode was discovered in 1859, and the Central Pacific Railroad, which was pushing over the Sierra toward the town of Truckee. To supply wood to the mines, the new boomtown and the railroad created an extensive logging empire which was established on the east shore of the lake, from Incline Village to Glenbrook. The loggers’ clear-cut the entire shore line and left scars for decades, until the early 1880’s. By then, the only business that showed promise was tourism and thus began a new land rush to build resorts.
It is interesting to note that nearly every community in Tahoe owes its existence today to a resort or hotel. During the 19th and early 20th century, travelers from San Francisco would take one train to Truckee and from there board a second train that rode on a narrow gauge track to Tahoe city. When they arrived at the Lake, they would have their choice of fabulous resorts, such as Tahoe Tavern, in Tahoe City; Brockway Springs Hotel near Crystal Bay; the Tallac House, on the West Shore, and the Glenbrook Inn on the East Shore. Of course, without roads, the only way to reach distant resorts was by passenger ferry and a network of steamships, developed to service the lake.
None of the historic inns have survived to modern times. Most were destroyed by fire, a problem that constantly bedeviled Virginia City and Truckee. What fire fighting methods there were was primitive at best.
Today, Lake Tahoe endures undiminished grandeur. Nothing can diminish first impressions driving to Lake Tahoe and seeing this giant pool of indigo-blue water cradled between mountain ranges. Nothing can detract from the experience of entering Emerald Bay and finding yourself surrounded by cathedrals of granite. It is, as the famous American author, Mark Twain wrote, “Surely the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” I believe the City of South Lake Tahoe is located in one of the most unique settings in the world — at the edge of an Alpine lake of great natural beauty and environmental value.
Since the late 50’s, the attraction of the scenic wonders, the adjacent Nevada gaming casinos, boating, hiking, and the excellent skiing facilities, has made the area a popular year around destination resort.