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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.
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 →
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.
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 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.
The annual “Dinner in the Barn” series hosted by Seasoned Catering takes place at Sierra Valley Farms over August 23 and 24, and September 13 and 14, 2014.
Tom Marrin 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?
Trails and Vistas World Concert will take place at the Shakespeare Amphitheater at Sand Harbor State Park on the east shore of Lake Tahoe on Saturday, Sept. 6. Musicians and dancers from near and far will perform as the sun sets and the moon rises.
Described as magical, diverse and inspiring, the concert is a fundraiser for Trails & Vistas, a Truckee, CA nonprofit organization that produces art experiences in nature. This year Trails & Vistas will present art hikes at Spooner Lake on Sept. 6 and 7 as well as Art in Nature field trips for more than 300 third grade students. read more →
On August 10, on the evening of the full moon, Lake Tahoe resident John Merryfield will embark on a solo, non-stop stand up paddle circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe in one day.
He’ll paddle all day and all night to promote the Vegan One Day project, a challenge for the public to adopt a vegan diet (no meat, dairy or eggs) for at least one day of the year. read more →
It’s a classic fall event and blends two of our favorites for a great local cause.
Bikes and Music.
The Tahoe Sierra Century on Saturday, September 13, is a fund raiser to support the music programs at North Tahoe Middle and High Schools.
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 14th starting at 8am sharp.
The Tahoe Safe Alliance is holding the 26th Annual Chocolate, Wines and Roses Festival fundraiser on November 8th at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Like last year, the ladies are joining with Project MANA to ensure the North Lake Tahoe community needs are met.
From the history of speedboats to sea planes and elegant wooden boats, to dive explorations and tales from the Lake in the Sky, the Tahoe Maritime Museum preserves our nautical heritage.
The Tahoe Escape: Surviving the Great Depression exhibit at the Tahoe Maritime Museum examines the many interests, social forces, and developments of the Great Depression and the culture of escapism through the maritime vessels influenced by those forces.
Oral Histories from longtime Tahoe locals interviewed for this exhibit further enhance the display.
Sustainable business leaders, entrepreneurs, active residents, acclaimed writers and science gurus will gather for Sierra Business Council’s 20th Anniversary Conference “Peak Innovation – The Next 20 Years” at Granlibakken in Tahoe City from Oct. 8-10, 2014.
Mark your calendars for the eleventh annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop set for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 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.
Help the Sugar Pine Foundation plant healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pines.
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. That is exactly what the Sugar Pine Foundation does. And, you can help too.
You’ve never experienced anything like this.
Poetry, music, dance and art in nature, Trails and Vistas strives to inspire individual participation in both artistic exploration and environmental stewardship.
Described as magical, diverse and inspiring, Trails and Vistas’ Art Hikes blend art experiences with the beauty of being immersed in nature. This year’s guided art hikes will take place along an aspen lined trail at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7.
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society presents insight on area history, facts and adventures—while having a good time – on June19, 2014, at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City.
This snapshot history of Tahoe will showcase important and colorful characters that played a role in the development in Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe. FREE and open to the public. Donations accepted. Refreshments served.
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 1, 2014.
Catch a big trout like Gene St. Denis pictured here while you help raise money for the North Tahoe Booster Club.
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the annual National Trails Day® event on June 7 to kick off the summer trail building season by helping to maintain the trail heading east from Tahoe City on the 64 acres near Fanny Bridge.
No experience is necessary. Groups and families are welcome.
The event is from 8:30am to 4pm. read more →
At an elevation of 6,223 feet, the Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Station has the distinction of being the highest-altitude Coast Guard station in the country.
Meet the Lake Tahoe Coast Guard at the Tahoe Maritime Museum on June 7, 2014 starting at 8:30am for its annual safe boaters course.
The course teaches the particulars of handling a motorboat or personal watercraft. This course will give people the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states.
After the snow melts, the trash that was pushed aside remains. Well, now it’s time to pick it up!
On Saturday, June 7, 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 →
Dogs, their owners, and some rubber ducks will raise money for the Tahoe Truckee Humane Society at the Annual Truckee Duck Races and “Dogs in Duds” contest on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the River Ranch from 1pm to 4pm.
Not sure how the two were combined, but heck – why not?
Sierra Club, Toiyabe Chapter, presents “Paint Tahoe Blue” on Sunday, June 15, 4 – 8 PM at Sand Harbor State Park, a live plein-air event and auction to raise funds to protect Lake Tahoe for this and future generations.
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 June 17, 2014 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.
Summer begins in Tahoe City with the annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival set for Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22, 2014.
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 20-29, 2014, 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.
Truckee High School’s Drama Department ends its 2013-2014 season with the laugh-out-loud Broadway musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” a grand-scale production that features a flesh eating plant, do-wop and pop music, and a man who gets more than he bargains for.
“Little Shop of Horrors,” the musical is filled with a cast of talented TTUSD high school students and for the seniors graduating in June this will be their last show. Directed by Peggy Boelk and Assistant Director Mark Brady and produced by Barb Wilkinson. The musical will have evening performances in the THS Theatre beginning at 7:00 p.m. on May 2nd ,3rd ,9th ,10th , 16th and 17th. Matinee shows take place at 2 p.m. Sundays, May 4th and 11th. read more →
Inspired Adventure Spring Festival at Kindred Art and Folk Institute is an all ages annual event that celebrates nature, art and music while helping to raise funds for scholarships, project supplies and transportation for our inspired adventures out of the studio. The festival takes place Saturday, May 17 2014 from 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. at the Community Art Center in Truckee. read more →
Get your outfit ready for the annual Best of Tahoe Chefs fundraiser for the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the Ritz Carlton.
It’s always fashionable and so Tahoe to donate to Tahoe Forest Cancer Center programs. That’s why organizers have set up an easy way for giving “Straight from the Heart” online, so even if you can’t make the event, you can still give anytime. read more →
Celebrate Tahoe arts and mountain culture with local arts, local products, food, and music at the Made in Tahoe Festival at Squaw.
The two-day festival takes place on Saturday-Sunday, May 24 and 25, 2014, and includes local artisans, businesses, organizations and a community stage with live performances by artists, storytellers, writers or presentations. read more →
In honor of long-time local Mike Brown and his contributions to aviation and seaplane flying, the Annual Mike Brown Splash-In will take place May 26th at Homewood starting at 8am.
This day of seaplane flying in Mike’s memory is part of North Shore’s Opening Day celebrations, the Seaplane Season, and Obexer’s 102nd birthday, kicking off a summer of fun.
Remember: Clean, Drain and Dry your seaplane. read more →
The Sierra Nevada College English program brings well-known poets and writers from all over the country to the campus for readings and book signings in intimate settings where audience members get to meet and exchange ideas with the guest writers.
Readings are free and open to the public.
Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear dark nights are perfect for star gazing and there’s no better guide than poet-astronomer Tony Berendsen, owner to Tahoe Star Tours.
Fascinated with Astronomy since he was given a telescope at age eight, Tony uses a unique mix of art and science to help his guests understand the view into space. He recites poems written for the purpose of describing the cosmos, he calls “Poastromy.keep looking »