Custom drone light shows over Lake Tahoe are planned to help celebrate Labor Day weekend and the end of summer in Kings Beach and Tahoe City this year.

The shows, postponed from Independence Day due to unusual weather, will take place after the last concerts of the summer at both venues.

“After having to postpone the drone light shows originally scheduled for the 4th of July holiday in Kings Beach and Tahoe City due to weather, we look forward to hosting them for our community and visitors over the weekend of the Labor Day,” said Tony Karwowski, president and CEO of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “Community surveys will be used to help us determine how we move forward with improvements or other options around this eco-friendly celebration in the future.”

On Friday, September 2, the last Music on the Beach concert of the North Tahoe Business Association season will feature the Achilles Wheel from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the drone light show scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. Both events will take place at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

“We are thrilled to end the summer season and our Music on the Beach concert series with a custom drone light show over Lake Tahoe,” said Alyssa Reilly, executive director of the North Tahoe Business Association. “Our hope is that residents and visitors enjoy the show and see what may be possible for future Independence Day celebrations.”

On Sunday, September 4, the Tahoe City Downtown Association will host the last Commons Beach concerts of the summer with a performance by The Blues Monsters from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The drone light show will begin at 8:30 p.m.

“We look forward to putting on a spectacular drone light show over Labor Day weekend and thanking our community for a great summer season that saw the return of popular events to Tahoe City,” said Katie Biggers, executive director of the Tahoe City Downtown Association.

Coordinated by professional aerial starlight production provider Great Lakes Drone Company, the drone light shows will feature custom performances lasting up to 15 minutes and choreographed to music.

Both will take place over Lake Tahoe, with more than 100 drones taking off and returning to land at the end of the shows. In addition, back-up locations have been identified in case weather conditions require it.

Using a combination of TOT and TBID dollars, the shows are made possible through presentation sponsorship by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and will be produced by the two local trade associations.

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