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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Tahoe City Solstice Festival June 18-21

Posted on June 5, 2015
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Summer begins in Tahoe City with the annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival set for June 18 to 21, 2015.

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. 

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

Thursday, June 18 –

Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Commons Beach.

North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open – Quick Draw Competition
Farmers Market at Tahoe City’s Commons Beach, 9am–11:30am.

FRIDAY, JUNE 19

North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open – Organized Paint Out
Blackwoood Canyon, 9am–12pm.

Solstice Sip ‘n Shop – Trunk Show, Tahoe City, 3pm–7pm
Solstice Sip ‘n Shop offers adult beverages for shoppers at the Trunk Show in the Cobblestone Center who are checking out the latest works by local artists and custom jewelry design by Bella Petunia.

North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open – Gala Reception
Gala Reception & Fundraising Event for North Tahoe Arts with juried competition, awards and silent auction, Dockside 700 Restaurant in Tahoe City, 4pm–6pm.

Adventure Sports Week Tahoe
Pre Run the Burton Creek Trail Run Course, 6pm

Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show, 6 to 8 p.m. North Lake Tahoe Boulevard will become a nostalgic journey through Tahoe’s love affair with classic automobiles and collector cars.

Music of Eric Lindell
Moe’s Original BBQ, Tahoe City, 9pm-12am
Delicious southern BBQ fixins and smooth Louisiana roots music from Eric Lindell.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Solstice Paddle on Lake Tahoe, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Glide across water so clear that you can see the bottom, paddle past historic homes and hear interesting stories about local history, culture and landmarks with a special half priced, full experience guided paddle with Tahoe City Kayak.

Tahoe City Wine Walk, Noon – 4 p.m. Heralded as the most fun you can have in Tahoe City in one afternoon, the 10th annual Tahoe City Wine Walk offers 30 tasting locations featuring regional wineries paired with gourmet bites from the area’s top restaurants and catering companies.

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

Alpenglow Mountain Festival, Tahoe City A nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports including trail running, hiking, backpacking, yoga, SUP, film, equipment demos, and more!

North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open – Public Exhibit, Sale & Painting Demonstrations
“People’s Choice” Awarded at North Tahoe Arts Center, Tahoe City,10am-4pm

Concerts at Commons Beach
Tahoe City’s Commons Beach, 3pm–7pm
The first show of the season, featuring Groove Foundry and Montaña, begins at 3pm

Featured Art: The Sun by Cathy McClelland

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