North Lake Tahoe Resort Association

North Tahoe’s Opening Day at the Lake May 27 – 30

Summer officially kicks off in North Lake Tahoe Memorial Day Weekend with the 5th Annual Opening Day at the Lake. This four-day special event is Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30, and includes celebrations and festivities along the West Shore and in downtown Tahoe City.

The weekend is your chance to “launch” into the boating and summer season, whether you’re a part- or full-time resident or a Tahoe visitor. Here’s a quick look at some of the events. Check the event calendar for complete details.



Deck opening celebrations at Sunnyside Resort, West Shore Café, Chambers Landing Bar & Restaurant and Bridgetender

West Shore Clean Up Day

Granlibakken Resort’s Contractors Home Improvement/Repair Fair

Spirit of the West Shore Cocktail Competition at West Shore Café

Opening of Meeks Bay Resort & Marina

Opening of Tahoe City’s Tahoe Gal (Mississippi paddlewheeler), as well as Tahoe Sailing Charters

McBride’s Nursery (Tahoe Tree Company) annual Truck Load Sale of perennials and shrubs

Openings and tours of the historical Vikingsholm Castle and Ehrman Mansion

Guided museum tours, with admission, of the Tahoe Maritime Museum

Preview Center Open House at Homewood Mountain Resort

Open house at the Rideout Community Center

Historic walking tour at Tahoe City’s Gatekeeper’s Museum

Mike Brown Seaplane Splash-In and BBQ at Obexer’s General Store


Cyclists can hit the trails as well; North Lake Tahoe’s paved bike trails are open, accessible and cleared of snow.

Be sure to check out the Cool Deals for great specials throughout the Opening Day festivities as well.

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