Lake Tahoe Festivals & 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!

Wanderlust California 2012

Wanderlust California is back at Squaw Valley for another year of non-stop action; a huge festival that artfully brings together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, notable speakers, renowned chefs, and winemakers for a 4-day event like no other!

Take several days of yoga classes from the best in the industry. Attend a Speakeasy lecture where experts in wellness discuss meditation, nutrition, technology, music, organics, spirituality, yoga, and more. Enjoy a morning meditation hike at the top of Squaw. Watch Ziggy Marley live on the main stage. Sip tea at an outdoor co-op or attend a prix fixe farm-to-table dinner with The Naked Grape.

Tickets are $475/Sage four-day, $395/Seeker three-day, $108/Thursday, $160/Friday or Saturday, $99/Sunday, $24.50/Thursday music only, $29.50/Friday music only, $34.50/Saturday music only, $20/Sunday music only.

Overwhelmed with excitement? We thought so! Check out Wanderlust Festival’s website to learn more!


7th Annual Truckee Optimist Brew Fest

You won't be short of ale options at this local brew fest!

In a beautiful Lake Tahoe park setting, kick off the summer with refreshing libations from over 20 breweries and cider distributors at the 7th Annual Truckee Optimist Brew Fest on June 9th from 1-5pm! Enjoy live music by “Drop Theory” while diving into brats and sausages fresh off  the barbecue. Place your bid for the silent auction and be sure to purchase a souvenir t-shirt on your way out!

The cost of your ticket, $25 pre-sale or $30 at the door, also includes a commemorative beer tasting glass. Must be 21 or older to attend. Click here for ticket locations, and to find out more!

If you’re wondering if your favorite microbrewery will be on site pouring a frothy one just for you, check out the list of past participating breweries:

Fifty Fifty Brewery, Great Basin Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, Big Sky Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Anchor Brewing, Full Sail Brewing, Hoppy Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing, Wyder’s Cider, Rubicon Brewing, Lake Tahoe Brewing, Sam Adams, Fox Barrel Cider, Buckbean Brewing, Mendocino Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing, Mad River Brewing, New Belgium, and more.

What’s your ale of choice?


Lake Tahoe June Events: Tahoe City Wine Walk

What is better than summer-time shopping, sipping and eating along the beautiful streets of Tahoe City? Sponsored by the Tahoe City Downtown Association, the Tahoe City Wine Walk kicks off the Tahoe City Solstice Festival on June 23, 2012 from 12pm-4pm, rain or shine!

“Discover Wines with a View” while you stroll along the lakefront boardwalk through Tahoe City, entertained by live music, sampling local and regional wines and delectable food from local Tahoe restaurants and caterers. Check out what the Tahoe City Downtown Association has put together for The Solstice Festival:

“The Solstice Festival celebrates the start of summer by showcasing Tahoe City through a variety of events designed to encourage visitation in our beautiful downtown. The Tahoe City Wine Walk features wines of the Sierra and food tastings at local merchants and restaurants throughout downtown. Other festival events include a Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show, PaddleFest on the shores of Lake Tahoe, and the opening of the summer series Concerts at Commons Beach. During the Wine Walk, outdoor live music will be at both ends of the lakefront boardwalk.”

The Lowdown on Tickets! 

Tickets $35 before June 23rd, $45 day of the event. Cash only.

Day-of-event tickets will be available at one of the 3 registration tables:

  • Boatworks Mall (East end of town)
  • Heritage Plaza (center of town);
  • North Tahoe Arts Center (West end of town).

There will be a band, tables, balloons and lots of people at each registration location so they will be easy to spot. Remember, cash only! Click here for more information!


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!


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.


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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