Looking for some good news as we head into the holiday weekend? Well, we’ve got you covered.
Scattered showers will give way to clear and sunny skies this Sunday and Monday, Memorial Day, with temperatures warming up to 67 degrees and 77 degrees by Thursday.
And there’s a variety of events, hosted both in and outdoors, on tap all weekend.
Kicking off today is the 6th Annual Opening Day at the Lake, which runs through Monday, May 28, and is comprised of celebrations and festivities along the West Shore and the North Tahoe region. This event is produced by Lake Tahoe’s West Shore Association. For a complete calendar, click to www.tahoewestshoreassoc.com.
Opening Day at the Lake events include deck opening celebrations at Sunnyside Resort (celebrating its 25th anniversary), West Shore Café & Inn, Chambers Landing Bar & Restaurant and Bridgetender (celebrating its 35th anniversary); Granlibakken Resort’s Contractors Home Improvement/Repair Fair; the opening of Meeks Bay Resort & Marina; openings and tours of historical Vikingsholm Castle, Sugar Pine Point Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, as well as the popular Mike Brown Seaplane Splash-In and BBQ at Obexer’s General Store.
New for Opening Day at the Lake this year are special lake-wide shopping and dining offerings that run now through Thursday, May 31, coordinated by area business associations, including the Incline Village Business Association, North Tahoe Business Association, the West Shore Association, the Tahoe City Downtown Association and the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association.
The O’Neill Tahoe Cup Paddleboard Race Series will be held Saturday, May 26 at Donner Lake with events starting at 9 a.m. Cost is $55/person on race day.
On the West Shore, the Tahoe Maritime Museum presents the opening of its new exhibit, “Tahoe Twenties: A Story of Boats, Booze & Business,” Sunday, May 27. The exhibit will features boats of the 1920s, as well as clothing, cars and the impact of Prohibition on Lake Tahoe businesses and the community. The museum will be open daily this summer, expect Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Memorial Day weekend is also a fantastic time to pedal to and from Opening Day events as North Lake Tahoe’s paved bike trails are open, accessible and cleared of snow.
Mark your calendar: the community comes together Saturday, June 2 for the annual Bay-to-Bay Clean Up. Volunteers are needed to pick up trash and help spruce up the towns of Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay and Crystal Bay. Registration check-in begins at 9 a.m. All participants are invited to a special party afterwards, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the North Tahoe Beach Pavilion (across from Safeway) in Kings Beach.
The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will host an Open House Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Tahoe Field Station (the historic hatchery) in Tahoe City. Guests can tour the building, talk to scientists about their work and learn something new about Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Field Station is open Memorial Day to Labor Day for daily self-guided tours and volunteer docent guided tours on Saturdays.
Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s 20th Annual National Trails Day Saturday, June 2 by volunteering to build trail on the famed 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, via the association’s guided hike or simply by taking your own excursion. Popular North Shore routes include Brockway Summit off Highway 267 just outside of Kings Beach and Tahoe Meadows off Mt. Rose, Highway 431, near Incline Village. There is also a trailhead in Tahoe City off Fairway Drive.
For details about recreational activities, lodging and Cool Deals, social media sites, videos and images of North Lake Tahoe, visit online. www.GoTahoeNorth.com.