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Tahoe City Solstice Festival June 16-19

Posted on June 1, 2016
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Summer begins in Tahoe City with the annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival set for June 16-19, 2016.

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.

The Sun by Cathy McClelland, North Lake Tahoe artist, brilliantly captures the essence of summer at Lake Tahoe.

The four-day event brings artisan food and wine, acclaimed musicians and artists, adventure sports and celebrated local shops, restaurants and gallery exhibits to the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Festival highlights include the Tahoe City Farmers Market on Thursday, Classic Car Stroll on Friday, Tahoe City Wine Walk on Saturday, and the summer’s first Concert at Commons Beach performance on Sunday. The Tahoe City festivities also include the Bridgetender Street Dance, Pete ’n Peter’s 40th anniversary party, Trunk Show’s Bringin’ the Love Party, and the start of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival.
June 16: Tahoe City Farmer’s Market

Nothing says summertime like a trip to the Farmer’s Market! Enjoy the sunshine, fresh local produce, delicious food and great people on the shore of Lake Tahoe. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 16:  Bridgetender Fireworks Fundraiser Street Dance

Enjoy a fun night of music from Groove Foundry, dinner and drink specials, and street party revelry at the Bridgetender. The Fireworks Fundraiser Street Dance is free to attend, and portions of the evening’s proceeds help support the town’s 4th of July fireworks display. 6-9 p.m.

June 17: Tahoe City Classic Car Stroll

North Lake Tahoe Boulevard becomes a nostalgic journey through Tahoe’s love affair with classic automobiles and collector cars. Vote for best in show during the early evening Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show. 6-8 p.m.

June 17: En Plein Air Artist Reception

Participating artists come from near and far to paint the breathtaking scenery of North Lake Tahoe for the En Plen Air Open June 13-18. The Artist Reception & Collector’ Party offers the opportunity to be the first to purchase artwork fresh from the field. Held at Tahoe Maritime Museum from 4-6 p.m.En Pleir Air’s free public exhibit will take place at the North Tahoe Arts plaza on June 18 from 12-4 p.m. during the Tahoe City Wine Walk.
June 18: Tahoe City Wine Walk

Sip, shop and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels from more than 20 acclaimed wineries, Tahoe restaurants and caterers. 12-4 p.m.

June 18: Solstice Paddle

Glide across water so clear that you can see the bottom, paddle past historic homes, and hear stories of local history, culture and landmarks with a special half priced, full experience guided paddle with Tahoe City Kayak. Tahoe City’s Commons Beach, 9-11:30 a.m.

June 18: Pete ‘n Peter’s 40th Anniversary Party!

Enjoy appetizers, live music, a DJ and dancing at Pete ’n Peter’s outdoor street party celebrating the bar’s 40 years in Tahoe City.  Don’t miss this historic celebration! 6 p.m.

June 19: Trunk Show’s Third Annual Bringin’ The Love Party

This year’s Trunk Show event features a Sip ‘n Shop, raffle and silent auction as a fundraiser for the Yorkey family, helping to support their two year-old daughter’s battle with leukemia. 12-6 p.m.

June 19: Concerts at Commons Beach
Featuring The Dustbowl Revival and Sweetwater String Band 
Enjoy the kickoff concert of the season during the Solstice Festival. Come early to enjoy the lakeside ambiance with friends and family. Bring a picnic or buy delicious food and drinks there. 3 p.m.

Ongoing Events:

June 17-26: Adventure Sports Week
Challenge yourself during the day in one of Adventure Sports Week’s many competitive events including trail running, mountain biking, triathlon, stand up paddle boarding and swimming. Then relax in the evening while exploring downtown Tahoe City.
June 18-26: Alpenglow Mountain Festival
The ten-day festival is a celebration of human-powered events, demos, presentations, film and more. Exploring some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer, participants can hike, trail run, and enjoy natural history excursions and lake shore yoga.

Featured Art: The Sun by Cathy McClelland

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