Hey kids, this fishing hole is just for you. Sawmill Pond located 2.5 miles past the “Y” in South Lake Tahoe is only open to kids 14 years old and younger.
The season opener is the annual Sawmill Pond Kids’ Fishing Derby on June 8, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Get your gear ready for a fun day at this annual tradition. read more →
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 8th Summer MusicFest with the “TOCCATA-Summer Solstice Serenade” concert series June 20 through 25, 2013.
The program features guest flutist Josue Casillas performing CPE Bach’s Concerto in D minor and is joined by Allison Smith to perform Vivaldi’s Concerto for two flutes in C major. Organist David Brock will interpret Josef Reinberger’s Concerto for Organ in F major, and performs as continuo player for J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 82 Ich habe genug featuring tenor Daniel Paulson. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances. read more →
It’s fire season. Do you know what to do?
Check out these valuable fire preparation tips and learn more during Wildfire Awareness Week, May 25 through June 2, 2013.
Reduce the fuels. Reduce the risk.
Research shows that how the house is built, the characteristics of the adjacent vegetation, and routine maintenance often determine which homes burn and which survive. read more →
The Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) will hold a Wooden Paddle Board Build Course daily from June 1 to 10, 2013.
The location will be in Incline Village and students will be supplied with all necessary tools. The course will use Chesapeake Light Craft Paddle Board Kits to construct either 12’6″ or 14′ paddle boards. read more →
Talk about keeping it real. The 63rd annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rides through South Lake Tahoe Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, 2013.
Sunday they’re riding from Zephyr Cove, Nevada to Amacker Ranch in Meyers (a South Lake Tahoe hamlet), California.
Would you like to ride in a wagon?
Here’s how to qualify.
The 21st annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire returns to South Lake Tahoe’s Camp Richardson over two weekends: June 1-2 and June 8-9, 2013. The festivities will feature historical reenactments, six stages of continuous entertainment, a live joust, and hundreds of one of a kind crafts to browse.
Who says nothing comes for free anymore? The Heavenly Village is kicking off the summer with nine weeks of free concerts in front of Basecamp Pizza starting Friday, May 24. All ages are welcome, and all concerts are free to the public.
The Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series will run Fridays from May 24 to July 20.
Local man, local favorite, Trey Stone kicks it off on May 24th.
This big lake has big fish. Land some big bucks for a great cause at Jake’s Annual Charity Fishing Derby and Brunch on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Catch a big trout like Gene St. Denis pictured here while you help raise money for the Tahoe City Rotary Club Foundation.
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the annual National Trails Day® event on June 1, 2013 by volunteering to build trail or by taking a guided hike around the new Van Sickle Bi-State Park.
Trail work begins at 9am at Van Sickle CA/NV Bi-State Park off Lake Parkway in Stateline, Nevada. Meet at the Harrah’s rear parking lot at 9 sharp, coffee will be provided – yeah.
Join renowned limnologist Dr. Charles Goldman for an entertaining public presentation about Lake Tahoe, climate change and global warming effects on lakes of the world on Friday, June 7, 2013 starting at 6pm at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nevada (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College)for a $5 donation.
UC Davis research at Lake Tahoe began with Dr. Charles Goldman. In 1959, Dr. Goldman formed the Tahoe Research Group and began regularly monitoring Lake Tahoe.
Toast the fine art of living with the local artists at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on June 7, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm.
On the First Friday of each month, you’ll meet a new artist from Truckee, listen to live music, and taste local treats.
Every year, TINS partners with the U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and many other agencies, organizations, and businesses, to bring the Lake Tahoe Bird Festival to Tahoe.
The popular festival will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 10:00 – 4:00. Most of the festival activities are located at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe. read more →
The 8th Annual Truckee Optimist Brew Fest fundraiser to support programs, sponsorships, grants and scholarships for the youth of Truckee will take place Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Designated drivers, not sampling the Brew, will be admitted free! Taxis will also be available at the event.
Dogs, their owners, and some rubber ducks will raise money for the Tahoe Truckee Humane Society at the 10th Annual Truckee Duck Races and “Dogs in Duds” contest on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the River Ranch starting at 1:00 p.m.
Not sure how the two were combined, but heck – why not?
Their mantra is simple. Think local. Be local. Buy local. Give local.
The feel-good summer mainstay, Downtown Truckee Thursdays will run June 13 through August 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Slow down, you’re going to fast.
It’s time to show off our mountain bling, and win some great prizes at the Slow Rollers Poker Run & Show ‘n Shine on Sunday, June 9, 2013 starting at 1pm at McDuff’s Pub in South Lake Tahoe. All proceeds from the entry fees and raffle tickets benefit the Bikes for the Children program created by the Slow Rollers.
Paddlers and Tahoe Keepers will gather at Sand Harbor State Park on the east shore for the annual Thunderbird Run on Saturday, June 15, 2013 starting at 10am.
The race is an 8 mile round trip paddle that starts at Sand Harbor State Park, heads south to Chimney Beach past historic Thunderbird Lodge, and back. There’s also a 2-mile race for kids 12 years old and younger.
The Father’s Day Truckee Ribfest & BBQ takes place on Sunday June 16, 2013 from 12pm – 4pm as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Truckee Tahoe.
Ribs, Rods and Rock-n-Roll is this year’s theme. read more →
He was brash, witty, unapologetic and sarcastic. And, he spent time here in Lake Tahoe Roughing It!
Mark Twain forever adored Lake Tahoe, and rhapsodized about it all his adventurous life. The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City offers a unique opportunity on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. to spend an evening with the old gentleman next to his beloved “jewel of the Sierra” and hear him talk about his adventures in another paradise, the tropical Islands of Hawaii. read more →
It’s time to enjoy free concerts at Common Beach in the heart of Tahoe City on Sunday afternoons.
This 12-week concert series begins June 23rd and ends September 8th, both with an early 23pm start with local favorite, the Trey Stone Band. Music begins all other Sundays at 4pm and lasts until 7pm-ish.
Summer begins in Tahoe City with the annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival set for Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23, 2013.
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.
Whether you’re an athlete, wine connoisseur, art and music lover, or classic car aficionado, there’s sure to be an event to interest you. read more →
The Annual Adventure Sports Week Tahoe, scheduled for June 21-30, 2013, will host a series of triathlons and trail running events in addition to its other outdoor sporting competitions, clinics taught by professionals, live musical concerts and family-friendly activities.
The Friends of the Library will host several community events in June 2013. Check it out.
Learn about native plants, birds and animals at the Native Species Festival presented by the USFS on June 9, 2013.
The events will take place 10am-4pm and be sure to walk over to Baldwin Beach right next door and help remove that nasty Eurasian watermilfoil that harms our lake.
Blending athleticism, finesse, thrills and spills, Tahoe Roller Derby has taken hold in South Lake Tahoe.
Check out the high altitude skating excitement when Sister Slayer and the dames, lead by coach Jack Hammer (Mark Brown), compete in four home bouts.
The first home bout takes place Saturday, May 18, against the Grim Reap-Hers of Merced. Gates open at 3 pm with the bout starting at 4pm at the Bijou Community Park.
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.
Highly acclaimed historian Frank Tortorich will lead participants across parts of the historic Mormon-Emigrant Trail and the early Pony Express Route on June 23rd – 24th, August 11th – 12th, September 8th – 9th, October 6th – 7th 2013 in beautiful Hope Valley.
Back by popular demand. It’s free movie night at Squaw Valley every Thursday, June 27 through August 29, 2013. 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 →
The annual Meyers Summer Solstice Celebrationwill take place Sunday, June 23rd from 2-6 p.m. Face painting, local culture and music will set the stage, along with wardrobes of red, yellow and orange.
This family-centered event is designed to bring together the healing, artistic, and recreational cultures of Lake Tahoe in a community street fair that highlights the Washoe ancestral land that is centered on the “sacred giver of life,” Da ow a ga (Lake Tahoe). read more →
The 6th annual “Dinner in the Barn” series hosted by Mark Estee, Executive Chef takes place September 22 and 23, 2012 at Sierra Valley Farms near Sierraville June 29 and June 30, July 13 and 14, Sept. 7 and 8th, 2013.
Estee and Moody’s Chef de Cuisine Guy Frenette 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?
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will hold its monthly Third Thursdays Summer Speaker Series at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City June 20 through September 19, 2013 to learn about Tahoe’s history, facts and adventures.
The series kicks off on June 20 with Trouble in Paradise: Mark Twain’s Sandwich Island Adventures. Mark Twain himself will be present, answering questions about his escapades in what today is called “Hawaii.” read more →
It’s one of the oldest ultra trail running events in the world , and certainly one of the most challenging. The 40th Annual Western States Endurance Run starts at Squaw Valley and ends in Auburn 100 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 29, at Squaw Valley USA with hundreds of the most fit runners across the nation participating.
The 7th Annual Music on the Beach free 9-week concert series kicks off Friday, July 5 and runs every Friday, 6:00-8:30 p.m., through August 30, 2013 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 →
A parade of planes, free airplane flights for kids, face painting, and lots of cool aviators will be at the free Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival on July 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. read more →
The Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, will pass through South Lake Tahoe in front of Harrah’s at Friday’s Station to exchange the Mochila on Wednesday, June 26th at 11 a.m.
Since the time may vary based on the full moon, riders and horses, click here for updates.
The annual re-ride is a 10-day, 24-hour per day, non-stop event with 500 riders and horses riding the 1,966 mile route. It is the longest event held annually on a historical trail in the nation, even surpassing the famed Iditarod. read more →
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers from New Orleans will take the stage July 27 at Tahoe Donner’s Concert on the Green. Joining the “King of Accordion,” Jelly Bread and the Buddy Emmer Blues Band will also perform starting at 4 p.m.; doors open at 3 p.m.
South Lake Tahoe’s road bicycling club, Alta Alpina, has put together four different epic bike rides on 1 day so cyclists can challenge themselves at their own pace.
Build Your Own Challenge, Kid Carson Challenge, Wild Sierra Century and the 8 Pass Challenge “The World’s Toughest Double Century” all take place June 29, 2013.
This only happens once a year. Ehrman Mansion will be open to the public for free on Saturday, July 27, from 10am to 4pm, during Living History Day.
Here’s your chance to step back in time at one of the most scenic spots along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, and one of our most famous houses.
Lake of the Sky Garden Club’s 25th annual garden tour takes place on Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 10am to 4pm. This year’s event features seven gardens, including two lakefronts.
Light refreshments will be served at one of the lakefront gardens, and the garden hosts and hostesses will be available to assist you with questions and directions. read more →
Discover dabblers, divers and other feathered friends on an early morning walk with local birder and Lahontan Audubon Society member, Jim Woods, at Sorensen’s Resort July 6, 2013.
Catch summer birds in their native habitat, which will include a trek toward Indian Creek Reservoir, Turtle Rock and the creeks around the historic town of Markleeville. With informed guide and local birder Jim Woods, plan on having a fun and informative nature day with our local birds as the star of the show.
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. 2 through 18, 2013. From Beethoven to Brubeck will feature Frederlca von Stade, Jennifer Koh, Benjamin Hochman, and Chris Brubeck.
Exotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style during the 41st anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Concourse d’ Elegance August 9-10, 2013 and will feature the Boats of Alan Furth as this year’s Marque Class.
Furth kept the vast majority of his collection in Lake Tahoe. Since Alan’s passing, most of these boats were sold and have since been scattered all over the country. The Lake Tahoe Concours is honored to feature Alan’s collection as the 2013 Marque Class, which will bring many of these classics home. This eccentric collection will truly be a crowd pleaser. read more →
You’ve never experienced anything like this.
Featuring poetry, music, dance and art amongst nature, Trails and Vistas strives to inspire individual participation in both artistic exploration and environmental stewardship.
Connect to nature’s beauty and explore your creative power within at the 10th annual Trails and Vistas art hike series on September 7 and 8, 2013 along the Pacific Crest Trail at Donner Summit.
Rio. Lisbon. Caribbean. Africa. Miami.
These are the places that inspired Niall McGuinness from South Lake Tahoe to create his breakthrough debut album, Limpopo.
We call it Soulful. Engaging. Contemplative. Original.
Don’t miss “Chasing Ice” on Thursday, May 2, 2013 starting at 6:30 p.m. with Randall Osterhuber, Director for the Central Sierra Snow Lab on Donner Summit, to provide insight into climate change and its impact on Tahoe’s own snowpack.
After the snow melts, the trash that was pushed aside remains. Well, now it’s time to pick it up!
On Saturday, June 1st over 100 volunteers in Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay and Crystal Bay will take to the streets to pick up trash prior to the busy summer season. read more →
On May 3 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar’s Billy McCullough will host “Mountain Habit,” a night of music, food, and fashion featuring local DJ One Truest and a fashion show produced by Urban Angels.
This cultural celebration coincides with First Fridays and kicks off Dragonfly’s popular Locals Appreciation Month. read more →
Sing along with the Tahoe Choir while they perform the beloved songs of Disney at the Lake Tahoe Community College on May 3, 2013 at 7pm and Sunday, May 5 at 2pm and MontBleu.
One gentleman in the choir is 94 and claims it’s the singing that keeps him young. This is their 42nd anniversary, so come and sing your heart out for health! read more →
He’s in a league of his own. Sammy Hagar has earned gold records as a member of three different bands and as a solo artist. There is no other voice who can equal that.
Hagar will be rock and rolling at Harrah’s on May 3 and May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm. Remember When’s It’s Love?
On May 3rd…the Family Resource Center will host a night of fun, food, and culture for the entire family at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Fundraiser at Heavenly Ski Resort’s California Lodge from 5pm to 9pm.keep looking »