Tahoe Festivals

Find fun things to do in North Lake Tahoe, California. There’s a fabulous variety of totally fun tourist attractions and things to do in North Lake Tahoe to suit every taste, from skiing and snowboarding in winter to fishing and water sports in the summer. Plus, there is plenty of dining, shopping and activities when it’s time to come inside. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes or hit the shops, restaurants, spas or the casino tables, you’ll find it all in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. The Squaw Valley Lodge provides the perfect spot to experience it all!

Downtown Truckee Holiday Festival

Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center, New York City

Okay, so the tree lighting in downtown Truckee may not look exactly like Rockefeller Center, but it will still be a great way to usher in the holiday season with loved ones! Bundle up the little ones, head to the Truckee Holiday Festival, and get ready for tree decorating by local children, caroling, hot beverages and refreshments, lighting of the tree, and of course — Santa Claus!

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
  • Time: 4:30PM
  • Need additional information? Contact:  info@historictruckee.com

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Andy Frasco at Moody’s Bistro

Come November 14th, Andy Frasco will bring his enigmatic style of party blues to crowds of admirers at Moody’s Bistro, a lounge located in the Truckee Hotel, a historical building constructed in 1873. The twenty-three-year-old Frasco musician hails from the San Fernando Valley, a Southern California melting pot of sorts—much like his sphere of musical influence. Drawing from the sounds of Damien Rice, Same Cooke, and Tom Waits, there is plenty of rhyme but little of reason to his sound. But there is no denying its enduring rifts and melodic mood swings.Frasco has affectionately been referred to as the “Second Coming” of blues music for a generation seemingly unaware of the genre’s influence. The young musical vagabond has traveled many miles in his short years, trekking over 120,000 miles and performing at over 700 shows—some spent standing in dirt fields amidst strangers; others seated, projecting sounds to thousands of fans.

Frasco has long been in tune with the music business. At 16, he managed and promoted local bands, only to later book bands at famous venues at the Drive Thru and The Key Club in Hollywood. Andy’s voice wavers between soft and raspy, commanding attention from every crowd as it harmonizes with his fingers, which dance across the keys of Yamaha electric pianos, and Nord organs. Swing by Moody’s and witness a dynamic musician in his element, playing a venue that reflects his inventive, imaginative style.


It’s Time for an Autumn Getaway!

It’s a lovely time of year to pack your bags for a quick and quiet getaway at Lake Tahoe! With our fall promotion you can save up to 30%Rates start at $118 per night through November 21, 2012!

The crowds have ceased, so you won’t fight traffic. Autumn mornings are crisp, yet sunny. The leaves are changing color. You can unwind in our spa and gaze up at the waning harvest moon over Squaw Valley. There’s so much happening around the lake you’ll definitely stay entertained, and there’s even fun for the whole family!

Here’s a way to spend your mini-vacation:

Sip and stroll at the Truckee Wine Walk and Shop on October 6th

Book a reservation at your favorite restaurant for Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week | October 7-14

Enjoy the sights and smell of fall at Resort at Squaw Creek’s Harvest Festival | October 5-14

What’s your favorite way to ring in fall? Does it involve pumpkin spice or comfort foods?


3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week

Indulge in great meals at the 3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week. Taking place from Sunday, October 7 through Sunday, October 14, 2012, this stellar celebration of food features 3-course prix fixe lunches and dinners at more than 30 fine dining establishments throughout the Lake Tahoe area. You do not need a pass, ticket or coupon to take advantage of this delightful experience. All you need to do is visit your favorite participating restaurant anytime during the week. Reservations, however, are recommended. Just contact the restaurant of your choice in advance. Prices range from $20 to $40 per person, not including tax and tip. Below are some of the restaurants that have already committed to Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week.

The Chart House in Stateline, Nevada serves up such fantastic seafood dishes as Snapper Hemingway and Shrimp Fresca, plus beef entrees like a succulent slow-roasted prime rib. Decadent desserts include Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. At Dragonfly in Truckee, California, you’ll savor the flavors of Japanese, Indian, Malaysian and Thai food. Located in Tahoe City, California, Jake’s on the Lake will tempt you with its mouthwatering selections of fresh fish and hearty steaks as well as its scenic waterfront setting. Soule Domain in Brockway, California delivers offers a variety of healthy dishes that range from sustainable fresh fish and grass-fed beef tenderloin to organic chicken and local seasonal produce. Nestled on the banks of the Truckee River, the River Grill will wow your palate with its inimitable California cuisine.


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Lake Tahoe Fall Event: Oktoberfest 2012

Did you know that Oktoberfest is the largest and most famous event in Germany? It’s a 16-day festival celebrating beer, and has been a staple in Bavarian culture since 1810.

Why not raise a stein in traditional fashion and celebrate at Squaw Valley’s Oktoberfest tomorrow from 2-6pm? Unlike the events held in Munich and Bavaria, you won’t eat brats and kraut under a colorful tent, but in the open air of Lake Tahoe. The air is crisp with fall, the leaves are turning color, your stein is full of brew, and you’ll be entertained by traditional Bavarian Music and Folk Dancers.

Don’t forget the Oktoberfest Games! There’s fun for the whole family.

  • Stein Holding competition
  • Keg-Rolling race
  • Bratwurst Toss
  • Yodeling Contest (new this year!)

All entertainment at the event is free. Your first glass of beer is $10, which also includes a 1/2-liter commemorative festival stein. Additional beers are available for $5 /each.

Proceeds benefit the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Foundation.

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Women’s Wellness Weekend

Are you a woman ready to take charge of her health? Are you a gal looking to tweak your diet, lifestyle and incorporate healthier ways of living? Are you a woman wanting to get away from it all and reconnect with your body and mind? Then this conference is for you!

November 10 and 11 marks a long-standing favorite community event in Tahoe City: Women’s Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken Resort. The Wellness Weekend offers many workshops, speakers, health screenings, activity classes, social interaction; and culminates with the interactive health fair on final day!  Hosted at a conference center nestled back in the Tahoe Pines, drink in the fresh air and dive into yoga classes; attend a workshop on “The Power of Humor” and round out your day of healthy “intuitive” eating with a hot sauna. Ladies, this is the perfect getaway to hit the restart button on your health.

Check out this video from years past, and click here for more information or to register for the event!


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Truckee-Tahoe Air Fair and Family Festival

Bring your little ones for some creative face-painting time!

July 7 | 7am to 4pm 

Truckee-Tahoe Air Fair and Family Festival is a FREE inaugural event, complete with live music, kid-friendly activities, a food court and beer garden, aircraft fly-bys, static aircraft displays with pilot docents, free FAA Chapter 1073 Young Eagle flights for kids ages 8 to 17. You can even ride your bike and park at the free Truckee Trails Foundation Bike Valet, from 7am to 4pm.

Opening Ceremony kicks off at 11am. Kids fly for free 8am to 12pm.

Presented by the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.


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