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!
Sip, stroll and scope your way through the Village at Squaw.
The Art, Wine & Music Festival is a perfect combination of three of your five senses: the burst of colorful art, the taste of delightful red and white wines, and the sound of premier performers and musicians. The two day event features two performance stages, restaurants and shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits.
Hunt for new art. Taste refreshing vino. Soak in live tunes at the Village Plaza — who’s in?
When: July 14 and 15 11am to 5pm; Wine tasting 2pm to 5pm,
The Best Pies team at the 3rd Annual Truckee Chili Cookoff
Sunday, June 24, 2012 | 11am-4pm
Truckee River Regional Park, Truckee, CA
A sponsored fundraiser for the Truckee-Tahoe community by the Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club, the 4th Annual Truckee Chili Cookoff is a spicy way to turn up the heat on the local community! Local contestants compete to claim the title of “Best Chili in Truckee.” Join celebrity MC KCRA’s, Teo Torres, for an afternoon of chili tasting, sip on cold beer, and cool down your palate with sweet ice-cream.
This event also features a battle of the bands between The Deck Heads, Jo Mama, and Dancing with Clowns!
Check out the 2012 chili contestants! Are your taste-buds ready for some hot eats?!
Old Farts making Chili and Their Trophy Brides
Truckee Police Department
Summit Bar & Restaurant
Poets on Payday
Truckee Fire Department
Slow Food Lake Tahoe
Jax Truckee Diner
Full Belly Deli
US Forest Service
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company
Tickets are $15/Adults, $3/Children under 12; and available online here! Tickets may also be purchased at the event day of.
The mellow dreaminess and island-breeze acoustic tunes of Donavon Frankenreiter might remind you of Jack Johnson. That’s okay because they’re life-long friends, musicians and surfers. In 2002 Frankenreiter signed with Jack Johnson’s label, Brushfire Records. He released his first album in 2004 in Australia, where he gained notoriety from his support gigs with Jack Johnson and his own surfing career with Billabong.
Yesterday Frankenreiter released his fifth full-length album worldwide: Start Livin’. In Frankenreiter’s words, “Start Livin’ is basically a love album. Most of the songs are about my wife and our two boys, and the life that we’ve built together in Hawaii.” Frankenreiter co-produced the record with Matt Grundy and Adam Ableman.
Each ticket holder will receive a copy of Start Livin’ upon entry to the venue.
If you’re looking for a little “surf rock” live music in Tahoe, then purchase your tickets now. For advance purchase tickets ($21) click here. Or purchase at the door for $24.
It’s that time of year again! Girls on the Run Sierras (GOTR) has finished another active spring season, encouraging young girls to move forward by teaming them up with local volunteers: walking, jogging and running their way toward healthy self-esteem! To celebrate the end of season, GOTR hosts a 5K/10K race for the participants, and any other runners looking for a fun 5K/10K in Truckee!
So grab your running shoes, and get ready for a super fun run on Sunday, June 10th in support of an organization changing the lives of girls in our local community!
In addition to licking your chops, the event also includes classic cars on site to lust after, live music from local Rock-n-Roll bands, a thirst quenching beer garden, children’s activities and craft vendors!
When: Father’s Day, June 17, 2012 | 12pm-4pm
Where: Tri Counties Bank Plaza, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Ca
Most schools are not out for the year yet, but Memorial Day generally signals the dog days of summer are finally here! The Lake Tahoe West Shore Association hosts Opening Day at the Lake, with a bevy of activities running from Friday, May 25th to Monday, May 28th.
There’s something for everyone! On Friday at 11am check out Captain Kirby’s boat sale of 2012 Chris Crafts with refreshments and giveaways, and jet over to Chamber’s Landing for Chamber’s Punch Specials from 4pm-8pm. Start off Saturday with a tour of State Park mansions: Sugar Pine Point State Park – Ehrman Mansion, and Emerald Bay State Park – Vikingsholm. Kick back on Sunday and relax. Monday’s festivities close with vintage and mordern seaplanes on display at Obexer’s Marina. Breakfast is available 8am-10am, followed by a BBQ at Obexer’s from 11am-3pm for the afternoon crowd.
Click on theevent calendar for details! The weather forecast calls for some unsettled weather on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday and Monday will offer up more Tahoe sunshine and warmer temps. Pack a warm coat and your sunscreen!
Experience the lavish lifestyle of the late Florence and Sydney Ehrman with many entertaining activities at Sugar Pine Point State Park – live bands, historical talks (one by a living descendant of Ehrman, Frances Dinkelspiel), in-residence guided tours, and even a vintage car display! There will be an abundance of children’s activities, where they can pick up a mallet and play croquet, or try their hands at pick-up-sticks or jacks. It’s all about having fun 1930s style.
Pack your bathing suits and towels for the whole family, and enjoy a picnic on the sprawling lakefront lawn. See just why this spot was a private summer retreat for 60 years in the Hellman-Ehrman family.