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.
It’s like an old fashioned country fair spiced with Tahoe mountain culture.
The Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe brings its annual Community Fair to Lake Tahoe Community College Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. the remaining days. read more →
Help one of our natives on Saturday Sept. 6th, 2014, for just $10.
The Sugar Pine Foundation and Himmel Haus are hosting a benefit concert ‘Reggae in the Pines’ to raise money for planting 10,000 sugar pines in Tahoe over the next year.
Enjoy some live music from local reggae band WEAPON, who are donating their services for free for the event, and Brewfish, a reggae/rock band from Long Beach, CA.
Lake Tahoe’s one and only curling club is hosting the World Curling Federation (WCF). On Saturday, September 6th from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., the WCF will visit Lake Tahoe Epic Curling (LTEC) for a curling session and social. LTEC will then host a learn-to-curl session on Sunday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for those interested in giving this fast-growing Olympic sport a try. Both events are open to the public, and will be held at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena on Rufus Allen Blvd. read more →
The Tahoe art League will present a demonstration by renowned mixed media Rock artist, Charles Huckeba, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s free too.
Charles Huckeba’s artistic re-creations of American Indian rock art are masterpieces in their own right. At once faithfully replicating the ancient images, his modern paintings also succeed in the more difficult task of capturing the spirit of the ancient designs. read more →
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi.
Unity at the Lake will celebrate the 21st annual World Day of Prayer on Sept. 11, 2014 from 9AM to 4PM.
The theme this year is We Are the Light of the World: Let Your Light Shine.
“…Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
The Sugar Pine Foundation, Explore Tahoe and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association are teaming up to collect sugar pine cones in the Van Sickle Bi-State Park in South Lake Tahoe on September 12 from 10AM to noon.
Sierra weather is fickle. It can be feast or famine. According to Lisa Berry, wildflower aficionado and Lake Tahoe Community College adjunct instructor, in wildflower terms it can result in a distinct advantage. Berry has been leading wildflower hikes and studying the area’s wildflowers for almost a decade. This year’s dry winter season resulted in something she said she has never seen before.
Berry will be talking about her findings and presenting a slideshow of her discoveries on September 12, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm in LTCC’s Aspen Room. The talk is free and open to the public. read more →
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 →
Blending athleticism, finesse, thrills and spills, Tahoe Roller Derby has taken hold in South Lake Tahoe.
Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Deep Blue Roller Derby Tournament, at Bijou Park 8:30am – 5:00pm on Saturday, Sept 13; 9:00 am-4:00pm on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014.
Check out the high altitude skating excitement when Sister Slayer and the dames, lead by coach Jack Hammer (Mark Brown), compete in their home bouts listed on their website.
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.
Learn about Lake Tahoe’s natural habitat, watershed and cultural heritage during the annual Lake Tahoe Water Trail Fall Paddle Day on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Meet at Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe at 8 a.m. to be on the water by 9 a.m. Different paddle groups will explore natural resources near the Upper Truckee River/Marsh or around Taylor Creek, or historic sites throughout South Shore and Emerald Bay. read more →
The 25th annual Lake in the Sky Air Show at the South Lake Tahoe Airport on September 20th will include exciting aerobatic performances by several top performers including Bill Cornick, Jon Melby, Spencer Suderman, and Carl Liepold. And, Steve Stavrakakis will be the airshow announcer!
In the 90’s Steve earned worldwide notoriety and the nickname “Wild Thing” with his European Extreme style of flying learned while training with the Czech National Aerobatic Team. read more →
Every year Stewardship Day combines field education in forest ecology, defensible space, soil conservation, wildlife biology and natural history with hands-on forest restoration projects.
Join hundreds of Tahoe Basin community members to help improve forest health at the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day on Saturday, September 27, in Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers from 9am to 2pm. The League welcomes volunteers of all ages and abilities.
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 27, 2014 from 10am to 3pm.
You’ll also get to meet Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog at this favorite annual South Lake Tahoe event.
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 in beautiful Hope Valley, on October 5 and 6, 2014. The activities start with a free slide show and diary readings the night before and all guests are welcome.
Don’t miss this moment to walk with a historian who knows every inch of this special place.
On Oct. 8 at 7 pm Bona Fide Books will launch St. Louis poet Travis Mossotti’s award-winning collection “Field Study” at the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series. The reading is free and open to the public.
Mossotti’s second collection, “Field Study” won Bona Fide’s 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, offered annually in honor of the local artist who died in 2009. Written in the tradition of American naturalists, “Field Study” chronicles a courtship through the vehicle of carnivore conservation efforts, says publisher Kim Wyatt. “This book is really about the ethics of nature and relationships, and what is human versus what is animal.”
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 →
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.
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.
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.
The Lake Tahoe Historical Society presents “Chautauqua at Lake Tahoe,” a fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, August 7th starting at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00) at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.
You will be entertained by the likes of Warren Upson (intrepid Pony Express rider), Hank Monk (Knight of the Lash), Anita Baldwin (tempestuous daughter of mining tycoon Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin), Ephraim “Yank” Clement (Champeen Liar of the Sierry), and our special guest star Mark Twain, portrayed by well-known Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne.
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.
After that big wildflower hike through lupine, penstemon and mule ears, it’s time to get on the lake for a favorite summer pastime. A full moon kayak tour.
Watching the moon rise over Freel Peak, bright blue skies transform into alpenglow then moonlight, there isn’t a more spectacular time to be on Lake Tahoe.
Join Kayak Tahoe for a two hour casual paddle on August 9, 2014.
The Lake of the Sky Amphitheater summer evening programs at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center continue every Friday evening through August.
Don’t miss “Birds of the Sierra Nevada” on Friday, August 22nd at 7p.m. for $5 to support the Tahoe Heritage Foundation. read more →
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 →
Solve the murder at this Tahoe-based radio theater performance at the Valhalla Grand Hall on August 9, 2014 from 5:30pm to 9:00 pm.
In honor of the Great Gatsby Festival, the Tahoe Writers Works present “The Great Gadfly,” an original audience-interactive play that celebrates the Roaring Twenties’ South Shore lifestyle. This annual event includes a catered dinner.
Return to the Roaring 20′s – Tahoe style at the Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on August9 and 10, 2014.
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.
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 August 12 at 7:30pm.
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.
Enjoy Big Band Jazz at Ehrman Mansion on Saturday, August 31, 2014 and help raise money for this special place. Gates open for the FREE concert at 4 PM and concert starts at 5 PM; picnics encouraged! read more →
Men of Worth, that would be James Keigher (Ireland) and Donnie Macdonald (Scotland), blend their voices with harmony and support their collection of songs with their varied selection of instruments.
They have a very simple approach to their presentation, and remain true to the Gaelic/Celtic music and stories. Their show is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads.
Don’t miss The Men at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on August 14 at 7:30pm.
On August 15 at 7:30 pm at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, Lake Tahoe resident Anna Helwing, an accomplished classical vocalist returns with the Shotwell Trio. The Shotwell Trio, based in San Francisco, is Lewis Patzner on cello, Elektra Schmidt on piano, and Adam Scow on violin. A returning festival artist, Anna has performed a varied selection of classical music ranging from early music to contemporary works, in different musical ensembles.
Lake Tahoe Dance Connection brings in Professional Dancers and Choreographers for a weekend of dance, top instruction and fun. This weekend workshop takes place August 16 & 17, 9am – 4pm at Lake Tahoe Community College. Register by July 14, for the early bird special rate of $255! After that the price increases to $280. read more →
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.
On Sunday, August 17th, a very special free kids concert featuring the acclaimed children’s act the Banana Slug String Band. Their music is original and full of inspiring positive messages about taking care of each other and the environment.
To close the 2014 Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival summer season, organizers are offering a FREE concert featuring the United States Air Force woodwinds band the Golden West Winds from Travis Air Force Base on Monday, August 18 at 7:30 pm at the Boathouse Theatre.
This group of highly trained musicians has delighted numerous concert audiences throughout the western United States. read more →
The 17 piece Tahoe Dance Band will be holding a Beach Party Dance Tahoe-style on August 19th, at the Senior Center.
It’s inside, not at the beach. It’s just a theme.
Dress in your best beach outfit to get in the mood, or come as you are.
“Conversations with History” on August 21st 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 21, 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.
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 August 23, 2014 at 7PM.
Keeping a nature sketchbook is a great way to deepen awareness, discovery, and memories of our environment while enjoying the outdoors.
Join naturalist, educator and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws, for a sketching in nature workshop on Sunday August 24, from 9:00am-12:00pm at Sorensen’s Resort that will inspire you to head outdoors with sketchbook in hand.
If you love chili, the hotter and spicier the better, then head to the mountain.
Kirkwood Mountain that is. The Thin Air Chili Cookoff will take place Saturday, August 30, 2014, starting at 12:30 PM.
Locals already know how to enjoy a triple-leisure day that includes a bike ride, paddle and community gathering. Throw in some volunteer trail work, trash pick up, and AIS removal and you’re a local.
To help visitors connect to our mountain culture and join in as stewards, Sustainable Tahoe has created a 2-day outdoor exposition of our favorite adventures and local culture led by local experts. Tahoe Expo on August 30 and 31, 2014 features guided tours from two of Tahoe’s most spectacular shoreline venues and feature native Washoe and Paiute culture, crafting and ceremonies. read more →
Those searching for an inclusive and unique experience this Labor Day weekend should look no further than Sample the Sierra, South Lake Tahoe’s farm to fork festival that showcases local restaurants, farmers, artists, wineries, breweries and more.
The festival, which celebrates its fifth anniversary at Bijou Community Park on August 31, is preceded by a series of events on Friday and Saturday that include a tour through Apple Hill and a special pop-up dinner at Lake Tahoe Community College. These events, much like the festival, focus on the rich heritage and bounty of the region while highlighting the talent that resides in the Sierra Nevada.
Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Dancing With The Tahoe Stars. This very special event will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the MontBleu Theater. read more →
To celebrate the spirit of bicycling in Tahoe, the Slow Rollers Bicycle Club proudly presents the annual Spirit Parade on September 18, 2014 starting at 4pm at Safeway, next to Sierra Ski and Cycle Works.
In 2012 WE set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Single Line of Bicycles at 1,188 riders – yes! Check out the video.
Everyone is invited to ride in this 3-mile cruising event to MontBleu at Stateline, Nevada. We’re counting on everyone in Tahoe, that includes the north, west and east shores, to come out and ride. Costumes are optional.
Ladies! If you’ve always wanted to learn to sail, here’s your chance to learn from the best.
The Lake Tahoe Windjammers will hold a Women’s Sailing Clinic in July. Contact the club for exact date.
The sailing women often beat the guys.
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.
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 →keep looking »