Lake Tahoe Events

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 Institute 2nd Annual Local Celebrity Golf Tournament

Squaw Creek

Event Location: Resort at Squaw Creek

When:

  • Monday, September 16, 2013
  • 10AM-8PM

Cost:

  • $125/single ticket
  • $400/foursome

It’s not just a day for a round of 18, but your chance to golf with local celebrities, such as Daron Rahlves, Tamara McKinney, Sherry McConkey and many others! It’s a great way to ring in fall (almost), enjoy a lunch and evening cocktail reception, and possibly win a prize from the evening’s auction as well! (Each celebrity brings their own prize to be auctioned … should be good ones, then!)

Click here to purchase your ticket, or save by purchasing a foursome, if you have friends who want to play as well!

All proceeds benefit the Squaw Valley Institute.

Are you a fan of golf tournaments?


Lake Tahoe Outlet Dam 100th Anniversary Celebration

Lake Tahoe Outlet Dam

Lake Tahoe Outlet Dam and Gatekeeper’s Museum, Tahoe City

When:

  • Friday, August 30, 2013
  • 12pm-1:30pm at the Dam
  • 4pm Reception at Watson Cabin and Gatekeeper’s Museum

Cost:

  • Free for the whole family!

If you’re looking for a bit of history while entertaining the whole family, then come on down to Fanny’s Bridge and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Outlet Dam. Tours and refreshments are provided by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

After your tour and photo ops, head over at 4pm to the Heritage Plaza in the center of Tahoe City, also the location of the Watson Log Cabin.  Enjoy the Tahoe City 150th kick-off reception with live ragtime music from CW Bayer and Mr. Spoons, and the unveiling of historic banners around town.

 


Tahoe Fall Classic

fall-classic-race-course-620x979As the final race in the O’Neill Tahoe Cup Series, the Tahoe Fall Classic on September 15 concludes another season of athletes paddling their way toward the finish line.

This Stand Up Paddleboard race is a 22 mile point race, starting at Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe and finishing at Kings Beach State Beach in North Lake Tahoe.

Check out the race course to the left!

Athletes take off at 8am, spectators are welcome, and FREE paddleboard demos are available by Surftech and Tahoe SUP.

Visit www.tahoecup.org for registration and event details!

If you love to stand up paddleboard and would like to train and compete next year, here are the series of races that take place in the Lake Tahoe region:

1. Donner Lake Cup (generally near Memorial Day Weekend)

2. Jam From The Dam (Tahoe City to Carnelian Bay)

3. Tahoe Fall Classic (stop #3 in the Tahoe Cup Series)

 


Full Moon Kayak Tours on Lake Tahoe

Deceptively small through the lens, full moons over Lake Tahoe are enchanting.

It seems as though we turn into early birds to enjoy those spectacular summer sunrises over Lake Tahoe, or night owls as we stay up late to enjoy every last drop of daylight in the summer months. Well, if you’re looking for a rare opportunity to experience Lake Tahoe at night, how about on the water under a full moon? Don’t miss these enchanting evenings with Tahoe Adventure Company!

There are still three more full moon dates for summer, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!

2013 Full Moon Kayak Tour dates:

Sunday, June 23, 6:30-9:30pm

Sunday, July 21, 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesday, August 20, 6:00-9:00pm

Thursday, September 19, 5:00-8:00pm

Not only will you soak in the beauty of the Sierras as the sun sets and the full moon rises, but after paddling for two hours you will land on the beach to cap it all off with hot drinks, snacks, and more stargazing.

Event Lowdown (courtesy of TAC):

Typical Distance and Time: 1-3 miles, 2+ hours on the water

Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Location: Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Cost: $60 per person, 4 person minimum. $50 per person for hiking.

Wondering what you need to pack? Tahoe Adventure Company provides the following: all kayaking equipment, knowledgeable guides, instruction, natural history and astronomy discussions, kayak games, refreshments. Personal warm clothing is required. Please discuss with Tahoe Adventure Company when you make your reservation.


2013 Truckee Day

Truckee DayIf you’re looking for a truly local experience in the Truckee-Tahoe region, then join others for the street clean-up and town-wide block party at Truckee Day. You don’t need to pre-register. Just show up at 8am at any of the 22 check-in stations, grab your volunteer tee, and you’ll get your assignment for the area of Truckee to clean up! Children are welcome as well, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

After you’ve made your sweep (thank you for giving back to our community!) head over to the town-wide block party at 12pm, located at Truckee River Regional Park on Brockway Road. Eat up: you earned it!

Be sure to read the volunteer instructions here. For further information visit: http://www.truckeeday.org/


Kentucky Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo: Lake Tahoe Weekend Fun

Kentucky Derby Hat

Although some are celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Saturday evening (perhaps to avoid that margarita hangover on Monday morning) there’s always the historic Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday, May 4 that’s cause for celebration! You technically don’t have to choose between bourbon and tequila: mint julep or margarita? In fact, we have just the spot for you to celebrate both on this very warm, spring weekend in May: River Ranch Lodge in Tahoe City/Alpine Meadows!

Throw on your Derby hat and heels for Saturday’s festivities and trade them in for a sombrero on Sunday.

Kentucky Derby Day at River Ranch Lodge, May 4, 11:30am-4:00pm

Wear your best Derby Hat and win a prize! Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. for pre-race coverage. River Ranch Lodge will serve traditional Derby fare including Kentucky Hot Browns and Mint Juleps: the official drink of the race!

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at River Ranch Lodge, May 5, 4:30pm-8:30pm

It’s tequila time! Come celebrate a day of Mexican heritage and pride with Mexican beer and margarita specials. Complimentary mini-appetizers are served as well!

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Noel Nights at Northstar California

Noel Nights at Northstar California has truly become a landmark celebration. This Lake Tahoe event centers around a 35-foot Christmas tree located in the heart of Northstar Village.  From 5pm to 8pm, village residents and local shops pull out all of the stops to make Noel Nights the thing to do in Lake Tahoe.  A great experience for all members of the family, Noel Nights features ice skating until 9pm, a variety of fire pits to gather around and keep warm, s’mores, holiday carolers, and great shopping deals. InnerRythms kicks off this Lake Tahoe event at 6:30 on December 6th followed by the lighting of the 35-foot Christmas tree at 7:15.

Afterwards, there are a wide variety of family-friendly activities. Visitors can enjoy complementary One Horse Sleigh Rides every Thursday of Noel Nights from 5 to 8 pm. It’s undoubtedly the best way to see all that the village has to offer.  While on that sleigh ride, visitors often cross paths with The Great Basin Carolers, a collection of singers who perform all of the holiday classics as they wander through Northstar Village.  Of course, Santa always makes an appearance at this Lake Tahoe event. He will be available for photos every Thursday from 6-8pm. And for those looking to write their best Christmas wishes, Northstar offers ample opportunities.


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