South Lake Tahoe Farm Day, held on September 16, 2014, will welcome over 500 third and fourth grade students from the Lake Tahoe Unified School District for an all-day interactive learning event at Camp Richardson. read more →
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, in collaboration with Nevada Shakespeare Company, is proud to present its annual D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare FREE performance of Shakespeare every August.
This highly interactive production is set in contemporary times and created with the young audience member in mind. The performance is free for kids and their chaperones, and takes place at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe.
Children are invited to spend the day with scientists in August every year, to learn about the unique ecology, function, restoration and preservation of Lake Tahoe.
The annual Children’s Environmental Science Day is a free event sponsored by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) located in Incline Village.
Their motto is “Keep Tahoe Kind”.
The Lake Tahoe Humane Society offers Summer Animal Art classes for kids between 11 and 13 years old in South Lake Tahoe. The minimal class fee includes art materials and live furry models.
Gina Stowell’s painting and mask making workshops are designed to help children develop and discover the excitement of painting, and the instinctual urge to play with color and shapes. Stowell’s painting sessions share art in nature, art history and painting techniques. These painting sessions encourage creativity and self-expression. Summer classes run July 7 – August 14.
Stowell’s painting sessions share art in nature, art history and painting techniques. We will make nature journals, have a scavenger hunt and of course, the the students will host the ART SHOW! Students please wear sunscreen and a hat plus bring a lunch and water.
July 28 – Aug. 1 M-F, 10am to 1pm for ages 5 and up $150.
Mask Making at Lake Tahoe Community College
Kids will create masks using mixed-media while exploring the history of world cultures. Kids will mold masks using plaster, tool metal, and paper-mache. Kids will also learn about different art cultures including, African, Aboriginal, and Native American. Kids will have an opportunity to explore their artistic side, build their imagination skills, and learn the creative process through mask making.
July 14 – 17, M-Th, 9am to 12pm ages 5 -71/2, $125.
July 14 – 17, M-Th, 1pm to 4pm, ages 8-12 $125.
Gina Stowell’s painting workshop is designed to help children develop and discover the excitement of painting, and the instinctual urge to play with color and shapes. Stowell’s painting sessions share art in nature, art history and painting techniques. We will make nature journals, have a scavenger hunt and of course, the the students will host the ART SHOW! Students please wear sunscreen and a hat plus bring a health lunch and water.
Aug. 11 – 14 M-Th 9am- 12pm for ages 5 and up the $110.
To register for the Valhalla Camps, please call please call Gina Stowell at (530) 318-3639
To register for the College Camps you can register on line at LTCC Community Connect or call (530) 541-4660 x 717
One on Gina’s specialties is Face Painting where you learn about blending and line work to create different cat faces, princess, monster masks and gruesome wounds. Face Painting for Kids is a hands-on class that comes with your own pallet of professional water soluble theatrical paints. Face painting is uniquely fascinating in that the design transforms the wearer. Gina’s designs will lift and transport you to new and wild places. From a feline to a beast to a sad or happy clown; face painting will make you laugh, make you jump, make you growl.
About Gina Stowell, Art Teacher:
Gina has been teaching art to children in the Lake Tahoe area for over a dozen years. In 2004, she incorporated a nonprofit arts organization and implemented the fine arts program in all five elementary schools in our community with the help of 130 parent volunteers.
She has organized and taught fine arts classes for the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theater Festival at the Tallac Historic Site, Lake Tahoe Community College “Kids College”, L.T. Middle School After School Enrichment, and Visions in Education Charter School.
Whether in a Kids College Workshop or in her own back yard, Gina recognizes her young pupils as artists, teaching the basics of fine art while giving them the tools to make their own creative decisions. She works hard to encourage the child’s creative impulses, and to promote free expression.
Everyone loves Miss Marcia.
It’s easy to see why. Marcia Sarosik has been teaching dance in South Lake Tahoe for over two decades.
Their mantra is simple. Think local. Be local. Buy local. Give local.
The feel-good summer mainstay, Downtown Truckee Thursdays will run June 12, 2014 through August 21, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
It’s time to enjoy free concerts at Common Beach in the heart of Tahoe City on Sunday afternoons.
This 12-week concert run through September 8th, with all music starting at 4pm lasting until 7pm-ish.
As if riding their mountain bike park isn’t fun enough. Northstar tops off the afternoon with 25 of the finest local and regional beers, skating, kid’s events, and live bluegrass music during the Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 5 starting at 3 p.m.
I’ll drink to that!
The North Tahoe Public Utility District is offering Movie Mondays in the North Tahoe Regional Park July 11 – August 11, and a Bocce Ball League in partnership with Spindleshanks at their new location at the Old Brockway Golf Course July 11th – August 28th. read more →
Join Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on the First Friday each month from 4pm to 8pm for a community of mountain culture.
Toast the fine art of living with local artists, live music and libations at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.
A long standing tradition for more than 40 years, this timeless festival presents Shakespeare under the stars on the lake shore.
Shakepeare’s As You Like It is the headlining production. A classic Elizabethan theatrical comedy for the entire family.
The festival runs July 11 through August 24, 2014 at Sand Harbor State Park. read more →
So you say it’s way too easy to paddle.
Then try this.
Stand up and paddle from Tahoe City to Carnelian Bay at the Annual Jam from the Dam on July 12, 2014.
Talk about a great workout. read more →
The Second Annual Tahoe Treasures Tour is slated for July 12, 2014. Sponsored by the AAUW (American Association of University Women, Tahoe Nevada Branch), the event will feature some of Incline Village’s most elegant, creatively decorated homes, lush and lovely gardens, Asian, western and local art, and inspiring lake views. read more →
Artists, crafts makers, vintners, performers and musicians fill the Village at Squaw Valley with color, taste, and sound at this annual celebration of Tahoe’s art and culture.
To celebrate the Annual Art, Wine & Music Festival, Squaw has partnered with the Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Society to create an event that is truly a delight for the senses. The festival will take place Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West.
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will kick off its 9th anniversary July 6-13 with a concert series that includes a Toast to Toccata with Verdi’s Brindis from La Traviata, and his famous opera chorus Va Pensiero from Nabucco.
The first concert is on Sunday, July 6 at 5:00pm at the newly opened Cornerstone Church in Incline Village, (300 Country Club Drive) and opens with Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute, performed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas. Guest artist Miyuki Otani will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto #21 in C major, “Elvira Madigan” and the concert continues with two hits for the 65 voice TOCCATA Festival Chorus from Verdi’s Nabucco: Va Pensiero: and the “Toast to Toccata” with the Brindis from La Traviata. read more →
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host its annual “Gathering at the Gatekeeper’s” fundraiser dinner on Sunday, July 13, 2014, from 4PM to 8PM for just $65 per person.
The meal is inspired by an 1908 Tahoe Tavern menu. There will be a Barbershop Quartet strolling through the hotel lobby. Inside the museum you can view Tahoe Tavern artifacts. Bid on exciting trips and activities during our live and silent auctions. All proceeds from the event will go toward the ongoing operation of Watson Cabin and The Gatekeeper’s Museums and their culturally and historically rich events. read more →
The second annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival takes place July 15-17 at Gatekeeper’s Museum. The Festival will get underway with a Tuesday July 15 Gala Opening Night Celebration of dinner, a special performance, and a swing dance lesson for all. The following Main Stage performances on Wednesday and Thursday, July 16 & 17, will include free, educational pre-performance talks. read more →
Combining yoga, music, art and nature, Wanderlust is redefining the festival experience for both kids and adults.
Wanderlust, producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, returns to California July 17-20, 2014 at the birthplace of the Wanderlust Festival – Squaw Valley. Nestled in one of Mother Nature’s most picturesque creations, this four-day retreat will gather together yoga enthusiasts, families, foodies and mindful adventurers for an unforgettable getaway. read more →
The Annual Music on the Beach free 9-week concert series begins Friday, June 27 and runs every Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. through August 29, excluding July 4, at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area.
Start your summer weekend off right by listening and dancing to free, live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. read more →
The Lake Tahoe Music Festival has grown each year, evident by the evolution of performances at its summer concert series since 1989.
You be the judge.
Don’t miss the original Lake Tahoe Music Festival in North Lake Tahoe running July 22 through 26, 2014. read more →
Grab your bike and buddies and head to Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach 4:30-8:30 pm every Thursday starting June 26th – August 28th, 2014, for free live music.
The concerts feature a beer garden, free bike valet, local vendors, and will remain free for the public to attend.
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.
This only happens once a year. Ehrman Mansion will be open to the public for free on Saturday, July 26, from 11AM to 4PM, during Living History Day.
Here’s your chance to step back in time and relive life at the lake as it was in the 1930s, at one of the most scenic spots along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, and one of our most famous houses.
You’ll be singing the blues like Shane Dwight on Tuesday nights from 6-8:30 p.m. when acts from all over the country appear on stage at The Village at Squaw during the free weekly Bluesdays June 17 through August 26.
Here’s a favorite teaser from Shane who’ll be sending it August 19.
See you there.
A series of classical concerts and performances, fine arts and cultural events will complement Lake Tahoe’s spectacular natural setting with the annual Lake Tahoe SummerFest running Aug. 1 through 17, 2014.
Metropolitan Opera Star Matthew Polenzani and U.S. Billboard Classical Chart best-selling pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be thrilling audiences this August as soloists for the 2014 Lake Tahoe SummerFest. read more →
Exotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style during the 42nd anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Concourse d’ Elegance August 8-9, 2014 and will feature the Barrelbacks.
This eccentric collection will truly be a crowd pleaser. read more →
It’s going to be the funkiest place around Lake Tahoe.
Two days of explosive musical talent takes over The Village at Squaw Valley on August 9 and 10 during the 13th Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest. Festival goers can listen to continuous live jazz and funk music on two stages while sampling more than 35 brews, including Ninkasi, Deschutes, Lagunitas, Lost Coast, New Belgium, Deschutes, 21st Amendment, Firestone Walker, Auburn Alehouse and Out of Bounds Brewing Company. read more →
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 15 through 17th.
Don’t miss Harvey’s summer concerts at the Outdoor Arena with acts like Lady GaGa on August 2, 2014.
Party on dude. Get your tickets here.
Enjoy free live music every Friday and Saturday 5-9 pm the Heavenly Village this summer.
Local South Lake Tahoe band, Deep Fried Mojo will perform on July 4, 2014.
Lake Tahoe Epic Curling (LTEC) is hosting two learn-to-curl sessions for those interested in giving this fast-growing Olympic sport a try.
Beginner sessions will be held on Thursday, July 3rd and Friday, July 18th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena on Rufus Allen. The cost is $25 per person ($15 for locals with a valid ID), which includes both off-ice and on-ice instruction provided by knowledgeable curlers, plus game play. All the equipment needed will be provided; just wear comfortable sneakers with good tread, and appropriate clothing. read more →
Ever think of the Sierra as a medicine cabinet? In fact, the surrounding Lake Tahoe mountains are chock-full of surprisingly healthful plants and flowers.
Join Dr. Kimball Chatfield, a medicinal plants expert, on an easy walk through magical Hope Valley at Sorensen’s Resort near South Lake Tahoe on July 6, 2014 from 10am to 1pm.
Enjoy an entertaining day and evening with music from acoustic jazz artist, Joe Craven, at Valhalla on July 9, 2014 from 5pm to 10pm.
This freestyle folk, world and roots music multi-instrumentalist, singer and award winning educator will host a family friendly music workshop in the afternoon and performing in the evening with the One Man Joe Show and his daughter Hattie. Kids and adults with no musical background what-so-ever are encouraged to attend the workshop. Virtuosos also welcome too! Kids eight and older accompanied by an adult are welcome.
Located at Taylor Creek on the west end of the historic Tallac site in South Lake Tahoe is the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater. Each summer this quaint outdoor theater hosts educational programs about Tahoe history and the people that shaped it, Tahoe flaura and fauna, and our environment to help give us a sense of place.
Mark your calendar to learn about Mark Twain and his eloquent impressions of Lake Tahoe on July 11 and August 23, 2014 at 7PM.
The Lake of the Sky Amphitheater summer evening programs at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center continue every Friday evening through August.
Don’t miss ““Wild Things” on Friday, July 25th at 7p.m. read more →
The Lake Tahoe Community College hosts an evening of food, wine and world class entertainment at their summer event, The Taste of Gold.
It will be held in the Demonstration Garden at the Ledbetter Terrace on Saturday, July 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the LTCC Foundation, which supports student scholarships and academic programs. read more →
From dramatic fall colors to rugged mountain cliffs, the Hope Valley region located about 17-miles south of Lake Tahoe, offers varied and stunning photographic opportunities.
Learn to capture Lake Tahoe”s grandeur at this one-day photography workshop with award-winning photographer Terry Nathan on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 9am – 1pm at Sorensen’s Resort.
In case you haven’t noticed, Lake Tahoe’s wildflower season is on. Hillsides are blanketed in mule’s ears, balsamroot, scarlet gilia, paintbrush, wild onions, forget me nots, larkspur, mountain heather and lupine. They’ll stop you in your tracks with their sheer beauty and fragrance.
Identify wildflowers or just bask in their glory, during a short hike at Hope Valley on Monday, July 21, 9am – 3pm.
Enjoy an evening of eastern European gypsy and world music at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on July 23, 2014 at 7:30pm.
This eclectic world musical group features a wide variety of instruments including accordion, violin, oboe, English horn, bass clarinet, piccolo, tenor guitar, plectrum banjo, dobro, and 5-string banjo, among others. read more →
The critically acclaimed play August: Osage County – a fraught, densely plotted saga of an Oklahoma clan in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown. Fiercely funny and bitingly sad…a turbo-charged tragicomedy packed with unforgettable characters and dozens of quotable lines.
July 24-August 2, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theatre.
Indulge in a classic Tahoe tradition July 25th and July 26th, at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe, at the largest collection of antique wooden boats this show has ever assembled. Along with the timeless mixture of masterfully restored wooden boats reflecting off the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe, you’ll also enjoy live music, an array of food and shopping, a wine tasting village and a festive, family-friendly atmosphere.
The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic: A Vintage Boat Show for Charity, takes place at the Tahoe Keys Marina July 25 and 26, 2014.
The Washoe are the original inhabitants of Da ow aga (Lake Tahoe) and all the lands surrounding it. Tahoe is a mispronunciation of Da ow, meaning “lake.” Washoe ancestral territory consists of a nuclear area with Lake Tahoe at its heart, and a peripheral area that was frequently shared with neighboring tribes.
The Washoe will re-unite at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on July 26 and July 27 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm to honor their culture and heritage during their annual Wa She Shu It’ Deh Native American Arts Festival. read more →
It’s one of our favorite summer events where wildflowers take center stage.
The Kirkwood Wildflower Festival will take place July 26 & July 27, with guided wildflower hiking tours with local naturalist and wildflower author Laird Blackwell, nature hikes, wine and beer tasting from regional vintners, live music, and a collection of artwork by local artists.
There is only one Patsy Cline.
And then, there is definitely crooner Joni Morris, who loves Cline’s music and has made a career of bringing Patsy’s hits back to life with her engaging double-barreled voice that can belt, sob, and exult Patsy’s hit songs of over 40 years ago.
Don’t miss Patsy…I mean Joni Morris and her After Midnight Band perform “A Tribute to Patsy Cline,” at the acoustically perfect Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on July 30 at 7:30pm.
Native basketweavers from California and Nevada will gather at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City, Calif. for the 10th annual Basketweavers’ Gathering, August 23, 2014, from 10:30AM to 5PM.
Basketry will include storage, wicker and burden baskets, bowls, trays, tule duck decoys, gift baskets, beaded baskets, miniatures and jewelry made from willow, red bud, fern and pine needles. “Nuts to Soup” – a demonstration of acorn processing from the raw nut to the finished food will also take place. read more →
The audience calls out suggestions. A group of actors who enjoy walking a theatrical tight rope, improvise a scene on the spot.
The audience laughs and then the actors do it again, and the audience laughs again…you get the picture. And so it will go during a night of improvisation theater with Tahoe Improv Players at the Tallac Historic Site on July 22, August 5 and August 12 at 7:30pm.
The dog days of summer will be on full display during the annual Peaks and Paws Festival at Squaw on Saturday, August 23, 2014 to raise money for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Dogs and their people can enjoy two stages of live bluegrass music, a pet themed vendor village, dog-friendly 10K race, complimentary dog treats and activities specially designed for furry friends. A $5 donation is encouraged for entry to the event with proceeds from the festival benefiting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
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, join a Lego building party, and attend work shops and readings presented by local community members who know reading binds our community, and the world.
Check out the 2014 event schedule.
This family oriented (and family friendly) Bluegrass and Americana show featuring a family band are a fresh approach to the music scene. Paige Anderson is a stunning emerging voice in songwriting and a world class guitar flat picker. Her brother and sister play mandolin and fiddle and are amazing harmony singers.
An Evening of Americana, Folk and Bluegrass Featuring Rising Stars Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin takes place August 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre in South Lake Tahoe, CA. For more information and tickets visit www.valhallatahoe.com, call (530) 541-4975.
Devoted to excellence, presented in a laid back spirit of camaraderie, the Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival and Competition takes place July 10-12, 2014 acoustically sound St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village, Nevada.
The 2014 festival features Concerts, Workshops, Masterclasses, visiting Luthiers.keep looking »