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!

Squaw Valley Women’s Film Festival: LUNAFEST 2011

If you’re looking for a fun girls’ night out and are a film buff, then head out to the LUNAFEST film festival at Squaw Valley this year. The festival is centered on short films by, for and about women. You’ll also enjoy sampling cuisine from top local chefs and wine from California wineries, as well as a silent and live auction. All proceeds benefit the local Girls on the Run -Sierras, a prevention program for young girls ages 8-13, promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

The Lowdown:

When: Thursday, December 8th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Squaw Valley USA, The Olympic Village Inn

Tickets: $35 in advance for sale at Wild Cherries in Truckee, CA or online! Tickets are $39 at the door.

Lodging: Receive 30% off your room rate for 3 or more nights, and 15% off for 1-2 nights through December 15th at Squaw Valley Lodge. Book with us now!


The Alpen Wine Festival

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer, and with a chill in the air already, it’s time to think about pulling out your light knits and possibly your boots. Here’s your chance to enjoy back-to-back weekends of wine tastings.

Kick off an early fall at The Village at Squaw with over 40 vineyards, benefiting Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the 23rd Annual Alpen Wine Festival. Your $40 donation at the door includes a commemorative crystal wine glass and supports the leading organization in empowering the healthy lifestyles of people with MS and their life partners. Enjoy live music, and peruse the silent auction and raffle, where you could score Squaw Valley Lodging packages.

Now that you have whet your appetite for harvest season, head out to The Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival next weekend and support our local chefs as they compete for top culinary prizes!


Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival

One of the greatest wine and food events of the year, The Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival is back with another spectacular venue of high profile chefs and wineries the region has to offer.

The festival is a flurry of live music, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and Sunday’s Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting at Northstar Resort. The finest local restaurants work diligently to bring delectable creations, utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients from local farmers and proprietors.

If you think this festival is an adult-only affair, think again! There are several family oriented cooking workshops and seminars the little ones are sure to enjoy.

Book your seminars now before they sell out, and purchase tickets at Go Tahoe North. We promise you won’t regret it!


22nd Annual Lake in the Sky Air Show

The annual Lake Tahoe Air Show is dubbed the “biggest and best air show in the High Sierra.”  This festival has been a yearly event for nearly two decades and includes some of the nation’s best aerobatic performers like Bill Cornick and Jon Melby. Grab the whole family and come out to the South Lake Tahoe Airport for Warbird fly-by’s and a chance to see military aircraft in action! And if you’re a history buff, it’s a chance to see the legendary p-51 Mustang – the #1 fighter plane of WWII.

For further information, check out Lake in the Sky Airshow.


Lake Tahoe Festival of Arts

Howard Alan Events, Ltd is proud and excited to bring a first class art affair to the Lake Tahoe. The Lake Tahoe Festival of Arts will be located on Ski Run Blvd in South Lake Tahoe.

Over 150 artists from around the nation will be on display for this juried art affair! Patrons will be able to peruse mediums such as paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, pottery and much more. All artists will be on hand for visitors to learn their inspiration for their masterpieces and even purchase a customized piece to fit each unique individual.

The event is complimentary and open for viewing 10am to 5pm.


Squaw Valley Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest

One of the most rockin’ events of the summer. What could be better than good brew and good music in a beautiful mountain setting? Nothing!

With a great selection of beer for guests to sample and an incredible line-up of music both days the Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest is your chance to make great summer memories. Breweries from all over the region will be ready to pour you a cold one for only $4 each! $5 entry fee – entry & beer sales benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

And best of all, you can bring your favorite pup with you to enjoy the festival.

Here’s the lineup for 2011:

Saturday, August 13th
Leo Nocetelli” The Meters Experience “Ft. Bill “The Buddha” Dickens
Monophonics w/ Special Guest – Tony “Young James Brown” Wilson
Mike Mannigan’s Big Organ Trio
Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Sunday, August 14th
Steve Kimock & Friends
Papa Grow Funk
Tim Snider Quartet
Eric Lindell

Further information and ticket pricing.


Wanderlust California 2011

We are pleased to welcome Wanderlust for its third year in a row at Squaw Valley, July 28th to 31st. You don’t want to miss this four day festival of yoga and wellness, music and an outdoor experience with one of the most beautiful backdrops on earth. Learn from the top yoga instructors in the nation. Dive into a session on mediation. Explore the trails of High Camp and take your practice to the mat at 8200 feet. Get your groove on at the Globetrotter Stage, featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead. Chill in the Kula Village with other yogis and “Rock the Casbah” at another musical venue, The Casbah.


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