May 28, 2014
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
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.
The Sun by Cathy McClelland, North Lake Tahoe artist, brilliantly captures the essence of summer at Lake Tahoe.
Thursday, June 19 Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Commons Beach. FoothillFarmersMarket.com
Friday, June 20 Solstice Sip ‘n Shop, 3 to 8 p.m. 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 on the spot custom jewelry design by Bella Petunia.
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. Vote for best in show during the early evening Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show (free). For more information and to register a car, visit VisitTahoeCity.com or call (530) 583-3348.
Saturday, June 21 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. Call (530) 581-4336 for reservations ($37.50/ person).
Volunteer Training with UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center is training community volunteers to guide tours at the education center in Tahoe City. Training includes Lake Tahoe facts, environmental issues, geology, research and ecology. This free training takes place at the Tahoe City Field Station. Call (775) 881-7560 for more information.
Tahoe City Wine Walk, Noon – 4 p.m. Heralded as the most fun you can have in Tahoe City in one afternoon, the 9th annual Tahoe City Wine Walk offers over two dozen tasting locations featuring regional wineries paired with gourmet bites from the area’s top restaurants and catering companies. Tickets may be purchased in advance at TahoeCityWineWalk.com for $40 and at the event for $50 (cash only). Ticket price includes admittance, wine tasting, commemorative wine glass, delicious bite-sized offerings, live music and free on-site parking.
Sunday, June 22 Concerts at Commons Beach, 3 to 7 p.m. The first show of the season, featuring Afrolicious and Roemers, begins at 3 p.m. Visit www.concertsatcommonsbeach.com for details.
Featured Art: The Sun by Cathy McClelland