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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Lake Tahoe and Truckee events, shows and live performances.

Arcadia Ski Film Premier Nov 17 at So Lake Brewing

Tahoe Culture Bird Flu Crew - The MovieLocal Freshies®, in association with South Lake Brewing Company, presents the Lake Tahoe premiere of Transworld Snowboarding’s film Arcadia in partnership with Bird Flu Production at The South Lake Brewing Company (1920 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe) on November 17th. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7:30pm for this FREE all ages event.

This Pray for Snow Party is also a fundraiser for the Sierra Avalanche Center. read more →

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Reel Rock Film Tour at LTCC Nov 15

Chris SharmaWhen you see these elite climbers in action, you get a taste of their endless pursuit of adventure. Tahoe Adventure Film Festival presents the 12th year of Reel Rock Film Tour at Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theatre on November 15, 2017.

 

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Dave Nettle kicks off Alpenglow Winter Films Nov 16

Dave NettleClimbing isn’t just an activity for Dave. It defines who he is.

On November 16, at 7pm local hero Dave Nettle will kick off the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge with his show “Double Trouble: A World Traveler’s Quest for the Vertical World.”

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WordWave Playwright Winners Perform Oct. 21 at Valhalla

WordWave_logoWinners of the  WordWave One-Act Play Contest held this spring include new and seasoned playwrights whose work will be performed for the first time in staged readings at the historic Boathouse Theatre on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm, for $20. read more →

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Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop Oct 7

Mark your calendars for the annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop set for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m.

Wine lovers, food connoisseurs and dedicated shoppers will once again indulge in delicious food samples paired with some of the finest vintages, as they shop and stroll in the historic western ski town of Truckee, Calif.

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Sugar Pine Plantings

Sugar-Pine-Planting-at-Lake-TahoeHelp the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines at these upcoming planting events

Sugar pines and other white pines are plagued by a non-native invasive pathogen. White pine blister rust kills about 90% of sugar pines it infects. Scientists and restoration managers have agreed that the only effective restoration strategy is to identify seed trees resistant to the rust and plant their progeny.

This is exactly what the Sugar Pine Foundation does. And, you can help too.

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Slow Rollers Bike Ride for Christmas Cheer Oct 7

Join the Slow Rollers to celebrate our cycling community and Christmas Cheer on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  Gather at South Shore Bikes at noon, ride starts at 12:30 and heads to the American Legion on Highway 50. If you can’t do the bike ride, go the American Legion for the party – music, food and fun.

Bring an unwrapped toy to donate for the kids!

Spruce up your bike, put on your costume and ride with Slow Rollers.

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The Story of Tahoe at Explore Tahoe daily 2pm

Explore the rich history of Lake Tahoe in a wonderful visual adventure, every day at 2pm at Explore Tahoe at the Heavenly Village.

This South Lake Tahoe event is free.

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Alpine Aspen Festival Oct 7-8

Dutch Oven CookingThe alpine Watershed Group  (a 501c3 nonprofit group) is holding its annual Alpine Aspen Festival on October 7-8, 2017 to celebrate our stunning fall colors and to educate folks about  conservation.
Activities vary from hikes to plein air painting hosted by locals. All proceeds go to the Alpine County Watershed Group.
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Annual Oktoberfest at Squaw Sept 23

Tahoe Culture Oktoberfest at SquawSquaw Valley is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration complete with a Bratwurst Toss, authentic German beer and plenty of entertainment.

The annual Squaw Valley Oktoberfest will take place September 23, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Winter is Coming Oct 26 TERC Presentation

Tahoe Culture TERC eventAs we finish the hottest summer on record, winter is coming. After our relentless 2016-17 winter with flooding, blizzards, historic snowpack, and crazy winds – AND the BEST SKI SEASON since 2o11!  – people are understandably interested in what next winter will bring.
Join Chris Smallcomb, Warning Coordination Meteorologist and Tim Bardsley, Senior Hydrologist from the National Weather Service in Reno, for an in-depth look at potential impacts and predictability on Oct 26th from 5:30 to 7pm at the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village.
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25th Annual Young Eagles Rally Sept 23

Young Eagles Tahoe CultureThe Truckee Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be hosting the 25th Annual Young Eagles Rally at the Lake Tahoe Airport on September 23, 2017 and will provide free airplane rides to youth ages 8 to 17 years old beginning at 8am.

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Tahoe Dance Band at Senior Center Last Friday of Month

Tahoe Dance BandPut 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 →

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Passport to Dining in Kings Beach Nov 9

It’s an annual North Lake Tahoe tradition, and a great party!

Get a taste of our local cuisine and regional wine during the annual Passport to Dining in Kings Beach held at the Tahoe Biltmore on November 9, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm.

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Hoop Drum Workshop Oct 13, 14-15

Mountain Gypsy Tahoe CultureThe Hoop Drum 3-day Workshop taking place October 13, 14 and 15, 2017 promises to be a wonderful event. Ann and her friend Davis Clay will be teaching this workshop working with the natural earth based traditions.

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Tahoe Games Bike Night at LT Golf Course Sept 29

Gary Bell High RollerThis is so much fun for little kids, beach cruisers and racers.  Celebrate Tahoe bike culture at the Annual Tahoe Games Bike Night Series at Lake Tahoe Golf Course on Friday, September 29, 2017. read more →

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Meet Smokey Bear at Firefest Sept 30

Sit in a fire truck, escape from the Smoke House, wear fire fighting equipment, squirt fire hoses, watch the fire fighters compete, learn about fire resistant construction, and enjoy a Kiwanis BBQ at FireFest on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10am to 3pm at Hard Rock Casino at Stateline.

You’ll also get to meet Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog at this favorite annual South Lake Tahoe event.

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Fall Fish Festival at Taylor Creek Oct 7-8

Nature’s art show is in full display as the Kokanee salmon swim up Taylor Creek for their annual dance of life. The deep red of these non-native fish against the backdrop of the golden aspen along the creek is as stunning as the strength and determination of the running salmon.  Learn about the variety of fish species that live in Lake Tahoe and its streams including the federally threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout.

The annual Fall Fish Festival takes place October 7 and 8, 2017 from 10am to 4pm. read more →

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Annual Animal Coalition of Tahoe Mutt Strut Oct 1

If you’ve ever wanted to play poker with your dog, here’s your chance.

The Annual Mutt Strut Poker Run takes place October 1, 2017 starting at noon from Lakeview Commons.

Walk, or run, 1.6 miles with your dog while you build your poker hand. All the proceeds benefit ACT’s spay-neuter program and the El Dorado County Animal Shelter.

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Camp Richardson Oktoberfest Oct 7-8

Guess the correct weight of the Giant Pumpkin and you can take it home.

It’s all part of Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson, October 7 and 8, 2017 from 10am to 5pm.

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Kitchen Kids & Pope House Tours at Tallac Historic Site

Tahoe Culture children's garden partyWhile 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 →

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Tahoe Vista Paddlefest Sept 8-10

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 to Tahoe Vista on September 8-10, 2017,

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Conversations with History at Vikingsholm Castle Aug 10

“Conversations with History” on August 20, 2017 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.

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First Fridays at Riverside Studios

Sierra Bowl Tahoe CultureToast the fine art of living with local artists, live music and libations on the First Friday of each month at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.  All art is Made by Hand.

Riverside Studios is an inspiring art gallery owned and operated by five artists with elemental dimension — Alanna Hughes clay/potter, Kahlil Johnson leather, Mary Buchan Guerra silver and stones, Sondrea Larson silver, gold and stones, and Pat Blide – man of iron.

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TINS Piranga at Squaw Sept 15

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.

New this year TINS has added multiple activities and events highlighting team building, locally prepared food, craft beers, and live music taking place September 15, 2017.

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Concours d’Elegance August 11-12

Lake Tahoe Concours d'EleganceExotic 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 11 and 12, 2017.

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Music on the Beach Fundraiser for Tahoe Arts Project August 24

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 24, from 6 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.

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Great Gatsby Festival August 12-13 at Tallac Historic Site

Return to the Roaring 20’s – Tahoe style at the Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on August 12-13, 2017.

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.

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Lake Tahoe Music Festival Aug 15-20

Founded in 1982 by Edgar Braun, conductor of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival is dedicated to growing the musicians of tomorrow, and is integral to the arts and culture of the community. Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range “Sunset Serenades” is an intimate setting with five varied and unique classical music concerts.  The festival takes place throughout North Lake Tahoe August 15 through 20, 2017.

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Alpen Wine Festival for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Sept 3 at Squaw

“Focus on what you CAN DO” – Jimmie Heuga.

Wine aficionados will sip fine vintages to help raise money for Can Do MS, formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis, on Sunday, September 3, from 2-5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley.

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Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest at Squaw August 12-13

Royal Jelly Photo by Tom Dellinger Photography — with Felix MacneeIt’s going to be the funkiest place around.

Two days of explosive musical talent takes over The Village at Squaw Valley on August 12 and 13, 2017  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 30 brews. read more →

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Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival

Beppe small (photo Germano Pozzati)

Tahoe’s most eclectic arts festival, the Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival, returns for its 38th season in the beautiful Boathouse Theater until August 31, 2017. With views of the lake in the background, enjoy concerts with music all genres, dramatic and comedic theater, fine art shows and workshops, plus kids’ art and drama camps. Immerse yourself in the heritage of the spectacular “Valhalla” historic estate next door to Camp Richardson on the South Shore.

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Wanderlust at Squaw July 20-23

Sahasrara Chakra Meditation WanderlustThis is an experience that will get into your mind, body and soul.  Regardless of what starts you on your path, Wanderlust is an experience that will leave you different than when you came — with new ideas, new friends, newly-discovered abilities, and greater peace.

Join a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at Squaw Valley, July 20-23, 2017. read more →

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Dinner in the Barn 2017

The annual “Dinner in the Barn” series hosted by Sierra Valley Farms takes place September 9, 2017 for $130 per plate.

Guest chefs will prepare a feast using produce so fresh it grew in the field hours before they serve the four-course meal in a 1936-era barn during.  Party of two?

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Free Sunday Concerts on Commons Beach

SamBaDa-at-Commons-Beach-Concerts1For the past 12 years, the summer long Concerts at Commons Beach has become a favorite Sunday tradition.

These fun, community gatherings feature both local acts and touring artists.  Everyone is welcome and picnics are encouraged. Low-back chairs only, please.  Sorry, no pets allowed.

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Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival July 8

A parade of planes, stilt walkers, face painting, arts and crafts, games, music, and lots of cool aviators will be at the free Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival on July 8, 2017 starting at 9 a.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport.

The event will feature static aircraft displays with pilot docents; aircraft flybys; free (EAA) Young Eagle flights for children ages 8 to 17 (with parental permission) the day after, kids activities, airport souvenirs, and lots more family fun. read more →

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Free Live Music at Kings Beach Fridays

Music-on-the-Beach Tahoe Culture

If you want real local culture, head to Kings Beach.

Enjoy free, live music performances featuring a variety of genres at Music on the Beach 2017 on Fridays at Kings Beach State Recreation Area June 30 – September 1, 2017 from 6:00-8:30pm.
See you there.

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Free Admission to Gatekeeper’s Museum and Watson Cabin July 1

Tahoe Culture Cascade Lake 1910Lake Tahoe history NEVER goes into hibernation.

For one day only, Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm visitors will be treated to free admission to the Gatekeeper’s Museum and Watson Cabin in Tahoe City for their Heritage Trail Day so you learn more about our community’s rich history.

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Books, Art and Community at Bona Fide June 16

Book Art by Bona Fide BooksJoin experienced letterpress printer Steve Robison in a fun, informative four-hour workshop on June 16, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm. You’ll learn how to use a composing stick, set type, and print your own cards or broadsides.

The class includes materials and open studio hours at Tahoe Letterpress to work on your projects. $50 per person.

Bona Fide events feature community, peculiarities and a wholesome good time.

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Wildfire Safety Expo June 17, 2017

We must be aware and prepared for wildfires. Remove flammable plants or debris such as wood piles, wood mulches, dead plants and pine needles 5 feet around your home; create a lean, clean and green zone 5 to 30 feet beyond that; and make a wild land fuel reduction zone beyond 30 feet.

Next, join Smokey Bear and the Lake Tahoe Basin fire rescue agencies at the Wildfire Safety Expo on Saturday, June 17th from noon to 3pm at the TJ Maxx parking lot located at the “Y” where Highways 50 and 89 intersect.   read more →

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Free Lakeview Commons Summer Music

live-at-lakeviewLast one tonight!  Grab your bike and buddies and head to Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach every Thursday evening June 22-August 31, 2017 from 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.

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Lake Tahoe Bird Festival June 25

LTBF scope at observation platformFlock to Taylor Creek Visitor Center for the annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2017 from 10 am to 3:30 pm.

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, invites everyone to this free event for fun and educational walks, workshops, educational activities and live bird demonstrations. read more →

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Tahoe Improv Players at Valhalla June 27

Tahoe Culture Tahoe Improv PlayersThe 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 on June 27, July 11, July 25 and August 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Valhalla Tahoe. read more →

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Tahoe City Solstice Festival June 15-17

Summer begins in Tahoe City with the annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival set for June 15-17, 2017.

The festival includes several signature events that define our mountain culture. Each event touts Tahoe City’s distinct qualities and character: adventure sports, artisan food and wine, acclaimed musicians and artists, and celebrated local shops, restaurants, and galleries.

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Finding Fontinalis Movie Premier July 6

Finding-Fontinalis-Tahoe CultureThis is more than just a movie premiere. It’s about bringing community together to make a difference.

Local Freshies, in association with Patagonia, will host a premiere of Finding Fontinalis at South Lake Brewing Company on Thursday July 6th starting at 6:00 PM as a fundraiser for California Trout. read more →

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Western States Endurance Run June 24-25

One of the oldest ultra trail running events in the world, and certainly one of the most challenging. The annual Western States Endurance Run starts at Squaw Valley and ends in Auburn 100.2 miles later. The famous trail travels through remote and rugged territory accessible only to hikers, horses and helicopters.

Taking over 24 hours, the race begins at 5am Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Squaw Valley with hundreds of the most fit runners across the nation participating.

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Heart Rhythm Dance with Ann Thennes

The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, hosts her magical Morning Dance Journey at Marcia Sarosiks Dance Studio on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 7am to 8:10am.  Then, from 8:30 – 9:30 am pilates.

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.

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Truckee Thursdays feature Local Culture

Truckee-Thursdays-Farmers-MarketTheir mantra is simple.  Think local. Be local. Buy local. Give local.

The feel-good summer mainstay, Downtown Truckee Thursdays will run June 8 through August 17, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Alpenglow Mountain Festival June 17-25

Tahoe Rim Trail Tahoe Culture

Alpenglow Mountain Festival on June 17-25, 2017 is a celebration of human-powered events, clinics, presentations and more.

Geared for toward the beginner and intermediate mountain sports enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival will showcase some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer including trail running, hiking, yoga, standup paddleboarding, rock climbing and natural history events.

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Peaks and Paws Festival at Squaw June 17-18

Sender Bell of Sierra Ski and Cycle WorksThe dog days of summer will be on full display during the annual Peaks and Paws Festival at Squaw on Saturday, June 17-18, 2017 from 11 am to 5pm 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.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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