This is going to be fun folks. Six restaurants and five bands will create super-secret chicken wing recipes, all competing for your vote!
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) has teamed up with all of the Squaw Village restaurants to put on this fun, innovative event, pairing a battle of the bands with a chicken wing cook-off to help raise money for TINS. Each venue will host a band and prepare a chicken wing recipe. Guitar Strings and Chicken Wings takes place September 11, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will conclude their 2015 Tahoe Summer MusicFest with a concert series beginning Wednesday, September 16 at 7pm in the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City. The concert series commemorates the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.
The series features famed violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing Johannes Brahms’ Concerto for Violin in D major Op.77 on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin.
Put on your dancing shoes and boogie, swing or trot with the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band on the last Friday of every month at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.
The Tahoe Dance Band plays the standards and classics for both your dancing and listening pleasure including fox trots, waltzes, tangos, swing and polkas. Click here to listen to them now! read more →
Exotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style especially during this favorite event where you can drool over 70 of the finest and rarest wooden boats in the world. Obexer’s Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, August 7 and 8, 2015.
It’s going to be the funkiest place around, especially with the Grammy award-winning Rebirth Brass Band taking the stage Sunday night.
Two days of explosive musical talent takes over The Village at Squaw Valley on August 8 and 9 during the Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest. Festival goers can listen to continuous live jazz and funk music on two stages while sampling more than 40 brews. read more →
See you there.
Last one tonight! Grab your bike and buddies and head to Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach 4:30-8:30 pm for free live music.
Entertainment will range from local to nationally recognized musicians featuring a different genre of music each week including Jazz, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Latin, Bluegrass, and more.
Check out the free literary and cultural events hosted by the Friends of the Library, that will take place at the South Lake Tahoe Library on Highway 50.
It’s not just a library, it’s becoming the place for kids of all ages to read, learn about the Lake Tahoe environment, make crafts, discuss books with friend, read with dogs, and attend work shops and readings presented by local community members who know reading binds our community, and the world.
Families, art and music lovers, and history buffs can expect a spectacular season of entertainment on the shore of Lake Tahoe at this year’s Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival, June 17 – August 26, 2015.
Free music on the lawn, boot stomping roots music in a 1920’s boathouse, classic theatre productions, outdoor art camps for kids, cultural dance performances and fine art shows are some of the many highlights that await 2015 festival goers.
It’s time to enjoy free concerts at Common Beach in the heart of Tahoe City on Sunday afternoons. This free 12-week concert series runs June 21 – Sept 7, 2015 starting at 4 PM.
Don’t miss the Brothers Comatose on August 23 who’ll be hitting the beach 4pm to 7pm.
The biggest paddle board festival on Lake Tahoe just got bigger.
The Ta-Hoe Nalu Stand-up Paddle Board Festival features two-days of races for paddle boarders of all ages and skill levels. Lakeside entertainment including food, luaus, live music and prizes will top off the races held at Kings Beach August 14 through 16th.
Tahoe Star Tours will host a special mountainside star gazing event that corresponds with the Perseid Meteor Shower on Friday, August 14, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.
Inspired and frustrated by their mothers’ battle with breast cancer, two North Lake Tahoe locals had to do something.
Combining their love of skateboarding and their families, Skate the Lake, a 28-mile skateboard relay along the North Lake Tahoe bike path was born. Eleven years later the relay to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer is still going strong along with their moms. Skate the Lake takes place August 15, 2015.
The Lake of the Sky Amphitheater summer evening programs at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center take place Friday nights at starting at 7 PM.
You’ll learn about our history and nature including Mark Twain, Tahoe Bats, Beavers of Taylor Creek, Birds of Tahoe and other Wild Things. Your $5 donation supports the Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the Taylor Creek’s Summer Speaker Series. read more →
The dog days of summer will be on full display during the annual Peaks and Paws Festival at Squaw on Saturday, August 22, 2015 to raise money for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Dogs and their people can enjoy two stages of live music, a pet themed vendor village, dog-friendly hikes, complimentary dog treats and activities specially designed for furry friends.
The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (SVAMF) is hosting the annual 10k run (or walk) from Squaw Valley to Alpine Meadows on Saturday, August 22 to raise funds to support athletes on the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows snow sports teams.
You can run with your dog too. read more →
Time to brush off your duds and get ready to celebrate the 41st year of the Truckee Professional Rodeo on August 22nd and 23rd, 2015 at McIver Arena in Truckee, California.
Each performance of the rodeo will feature mutton bustin’! To be eligible to participate you must be between the ages of four and eight and weigh 50 pounds or less. We invite up to 10 children per day to participate and we limit each child to one day of participation each year.
For information and tickets, visit www.truckeerodeo.org.
Did you know the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history, and his correct name is Smokey Bear?
Meet Smokey, sing the “Smokey the Bear” song and take a tour along Taylor Creek on the Rainbow Walk – one of his favorite places to hang out – every Saturday during the summer at 10 a.m. read more →
This is the last one! Bring your picnic basket, lawn chairs, sunscreen and relax near the shoreline of Lake Tahoe, under the large ponderosa pines that are famous at the Tallac Historic Site.
Sundays at noon, the sprawling lawn outside Valhalla’s Grand Hall will transform into a free concert haven for all. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and the whole family to enjoy live music Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 12 – 2 pm. read more →
Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band will perform at Valhalla Tahoe Boathouse Theatre on August 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm.
The band has been likened to the classic British bands’ Pentangle and Fairport Convention blending classic folk music with rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, all with orchestral arrangements sounding like chamber music gone folk! What? You be the judge.
A long standing tradition for more than 40 years, this timeless festival presents Shakespeare under the stars on the lake shore.
Shakepeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the headlining performance. Shakespeare’s powerfully poetic and tragic tale of love and loss will steal your heart and leave you breathless.
The festival runs July 10 through August 23, 2015 at Sand Harbor State Park. read more →
The Annual Meyers Mountain Bike Festival will take place on August 8 and 9, 2015 in the Divided Sky parking lot. The festival includes the infamous “Triple Crown Ride” covering 30+ miles and a 5,200 elevation gain. Lots of music, food, drinks and events for all ages.
Sierra Ski and Cycle Works is sponsoring a History of Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking exhibit on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Here’s your chance to the see the first Lake Tahoe mountain bike, Clunker, and meet a slew of early mountain bike pioneers including Gary Bell and Don Koski from Cove Bike Shop in Tiburon.
Return to the Roaring 20’s – Tahoe style at the Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on August 8 and 9, 2015.
While costumes are not mandatory, you may look out of place without one. Throughout the weekend a variety of activities take place on the Pope and Baldwin Estates—vintage car shows, wandering musicians and jugglers, a raffle, special sales of period appropriate items and sale of the annual Gatsby poster.
Enjoy an evening of culinary delights, delectable wines and live music as you dine alfresco at the 4th Annual Farm to Table Dinner on Thursday August 27, 2015 in Squaw Valley.
Presented by the Squaw Valley Institute (SVI), this popular annual event returns to the historic and picturesque Poulsen Estate. This year’s meal features an Argentinean theme and highlights locally sourced organic ingredients from the Tahoe Food Hub, and the culinary creativity of five regional chefs in an effort to raise awareness of sustainable farming. read more →
The Lake Tahoe Dance Connection (LTDC) brings in professional dancers and choreographers from Broadway, Los Angeles, and the Joffrey Ballet to South Lake Tahoe for a weekend of dance, professional instruction, and fun. The second annual Lake Tahoe Dance Connection at the Lake Tahoe Community College is a truly unique opportunity for dancers in and around the Tahoe Basin. The dates are August 12 – 16.
Classes can be purchased through LTCC’s CONNECT Community Education website. Register for all 5 days, single days, or single classes. read more →
“Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues” is a fantastical journey about unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history. Written by Sierra Nevada College historian and Sierra Nevada native Gary Noy, some stories are adventurous, some are horrifying, some are inventive, but all are fascinating windows into our history in the breathtaking Range of Light.
Meet Gary at the SLT Library on August 12 at 6pm for a free talk.
Join the South Lake Tahoe Historical Society on August 12 at the City Chambers at the Airport as we continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the City of South Lake Tahoe with Gene Abshier. Gene will share the history of late 1950s proposed highway improvements that included plans to build a bridge across Emerald Bay. read more →
Who says nothing comes for free anymore? The Heavenly Village is kicking off the summer with free concerts in front of Basecamp Pizza on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 9pm. All ages are welcome, and all concerts are free to the public.
The Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.
The North Tahoe Public Utility District is offering Bocce Ball League at the Old Brockway Golf Course July 13th – August 17th. Scheduled games times are 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM. Teams must have a minimum of three (3) players per team and a maximum of six (6) per team. read more →
Join The Lake Tahoe Music Festival 20-Piece Academy Orchestra as it presents a 5-day concert series. Beautiful music at lake-front and intimate settings on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City and Truckee. Bring your picnic, chair and wine for a wonderful evening of beautiful music.
Tahoe Tibetan Cultural Exchange together with Sierra Friends of Tibet and Tahoe Rising are pleased to welcome the first visit of 10 Tibetan Buddhist monks from Nechung Monastery in Dharamsala for two Healing Events August 18 and 19 at Camp Richardson Resort.
The healings are open to everyone, all ages, by donation only. It is not necessary to practice Buddhism to receive the blessing. It is believed by Buddhists that being blessed the healing has the potential to transmit a high degree of protection, healing, and energy to those attending the blessing with an open heart and clear mind. read more →
The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, will hold her annual Conscious Dance series June 29 through August 14, 2015.
The dance is free form expression and moving meditation to help you make a conscious connection with your mind, body, spirit and the heartbeat of mother earth. Dance at your own pace with the intention to ground, release and integrate energy rising from our source, Lake Tahoe.
Get inspired to transform your home’s landscape into a refreshing mountain oasis! The Tahoe RCD will be hosting the 8th Annual Conservation Landscape Tour on August 19th, 4:30pm – 7:30pm, with this year’s theme revolving around sustainable landscaping in Lake Tahoe.
While the Washoe were the first to enjoy the shores of the present day Tallac Historic Site, three of the original luxurious estates erected between 1890 and 1921 still remain today, and play host to special events and tours to learn about the “Era of Opulence” in South Lake Tahoe.
Kids can cook up a storm using old fashioned recipes during Kitchen Kids, while adults can join Anita Baldwin for some light refreshments and hear stories about the Tallac Casino and Resort, the first casino built in Lake Tahoe, and sip bubbly with Mrs. Pope on the porch. read more →
Their mantra is simple. Think local. Be local. Buy local. Give local.
The feel-good summer mainstay, Downtown Truckee Thursdays will run June 11, 2015 through August 20, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand. It’s free movie night at Squaw Valley every Thursday, July 2 through August 27, 2015. Families and friends can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen, with a different movie showing every week. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended.
Movies will start at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday in July and August (weather permitting) in The Village at Squaw Valley.
Check out the great line up of movies! read more →
Citywater will perform at Valhalla Tahoe Boathouse Theatre on August 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm.
Hailed by Edward Ortiz as “a top-flight interpreter of contemporary classical music,” Citywater is Sacramento’s own modern chamber ensemble. Comprising flutist Cathie Apple, clarinetist Milun Doskovic, percussionist Ben Prima, pianist Jennifer Reason, violinist Dagenais Smiley, and cellist Timothy Stanley; Citywater strives to charm and challenge its audiences with the newest music written. read more →
Did you know… historically, the majestic Sugar Pines accounted for 25% of Tahoe’s mixed-conifer forests. Today, this glorious tree makes up less than 5% of our forest composition due to a non-native invasive fungus. But they’re coming back, thanks to the Sugar Pine Foundation and you who have been at it for 10 years now.
Did you also know that the Sugar Pines are the world’s largest species of pine? Looks like it from the size of John on the Nemesis.
“Conversations with History” on August 27, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm features a behind-the-scenes tour of the incomparable Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay, and an intimate conversation with long-time park advocate and historian Helen Smith who spent 14 summers at Vikingsholm as the guest of Lorna Knight, the owner.
All proceeds will support the Sierra State Parks Foundation earmarked to provide critically needed funds for the maintenance and repair of the Vikingsholm.
Niall McGuinness, Trey Stone and John Shipley will perform live at the Music on the Beach fundraiser for the Tahoe Arts Project on Thursday, August 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge in South Lake Tahoe.
Suggested donation is just $10 per person to see these three local legends while you support art programs for local school children.
See you there.
Tahoe stewardship efforts are legendary. From protecting native fishes like the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout to our beloved open lands and cultural heritage, and fighting aquatic invasive species as Tahoe Keepers, we know it takes a community of locals and visitors to contribute.
Here’s your chance. Join California State Park Rangers and West Shore Sports at Ed Z’berg- Sugar Pine Point State Park for a full moon kayak tour while learning about Tahoe’s unique history on August 28, 2015 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Make your reservations quick. It’s only $40 and all proceeds will benefit the Sierra State Parks Foundation so we can make much needed improvements to our Tahoe-based CA State Parks.
Riverside Studios will showcase new works and a live demonstration from ‘chopstick drip painter’ Peter Buchan this First Friday July 3rd, 5pm – 8 pm providing guests with an opportunity to experience this innovative art form which took Pete 11 years to develop.
Using the unconventional approach of painting perpendicular to the canvas the artist harnesses the power of gravity to drip industrial enamel paint from chopsticks. The artist creates only originals — no prints, copies or giclees! Live demonstrations at 6 pm and 7 pm. read more →
Hidden from view across from Sugar Pine Point State Park, Ehrman Mansion is an isolated architectural treasure. Located among the majestic sugar pines on the West Shore, Ehrman Mansion or Pine Lodge is a fascinating example of the opulent tradition in Tahoe summer homes with meticulous landscaping still intact today.
Historic House Tours take place May 23, 2015 through September 30, 2015 daily between 10:30am and 3:30pm. read more →
It’s the finale. The big daddy of the entire stand up and paddle season at Lake Tahoe. So you’ve been standing up and paddling all summer longer, just to get ready for this epic.
It’s the 22-mile Tahoe Fall Classic SUP race across Lake Tahoe from Eldorado Beach in South Shore to Kings Beach in North Shore on September 13, 2015 starting at 8am sharp.
This is so much fun for little kids, beach cruisers and racers. Celebrate Tahoe bike culture at the Tahoe Games Bike Night on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
These family-friendly x-country night bike races feature a custom illuminated course that runs through the Lake Tahoe Golf Course, over fairways, into the rough, through sand traps and over bridges with the occasional cart path. The course is approximately 3 miles per lap, with most classes riding 2 laps. See you there! read more →
The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation will host its annual Bocce Tournament presented by GoPro and the Truckee River Winery on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
The cost to participate is $125 per two-person team. Space is limited to the first forty teams to register. Teams will compete for amazing prizes as well as bragging rights. read more →
Building on its June “Go for Baroque” kickoff series, TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with a series which celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Tahoe’s own Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
The first concert is on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00pm at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson (3680 Hwy. 395 South) and opens with Mozart’s Variations on Twinkle Little Star for Flute and soprano, performed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas and soprano Joy Strotz. Brad Perry and Stuart Duke will sing of everlasting friendship in Bizet’s duet from his opera, the Pearlfishers, while soprano Maria Arrigotti will delight the audience with Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute.
People continue to be amazed and inspired by the intrepid travelers of California’s 1848 Gold Rush and the courageous and adventurous migration that followed.
Dianne Jennings will lead participants across parts of the historic Mormon-Emigrant Trail and the early Pony Express Route in beautiful Hope Valley, on August 9 and 10, 2015. Using Frank Tortorich book, Gold Rush Trail and Hiking the Gold Rush Trail, Dianne will present a slide show and share readings from some of the settlers’ journals about their tales and hardships as they passed through Hope Valley and Carson Pass.keep looking »