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North Lake Tahoe Booms with Independence Day Festivities

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts head to North Lake Tahoe for the area’s best selection of 4th of July festivities. Celebrate the all-American holiday in the fresh mountain air alongside crystal clear waters under a sky booming with fireworks. North Lake Tahoe is home to multiple award-winning Independence Day events July 3-5.


See below for a complete listing of events:


July 3rd Fireworks and Beach Party

The North Tahoe Event Center hosts the July 3rd Fireworks and Beach Party at Kings Beach State Recreation Area from 4-10 p.m. The event includes food vendors, free watermelon eating, sand castle building, games, patriotic costume contests, music and live entertainment, glow toys, souvenirs and more. A drink garden with beer, wine and mixed drinks is also available for those 21 and older.


The sky lights up at 9:30 as fireworks take over the Sierra sky. Fireworks can be seen from all parts of the beach, however preferred seating tickets are available for $12. Tickets sell out quickly so be sure to pre-order here.


Red, White and Tahoe Blue Festival

Incline Village is proud to host the eighth annual Red, White and Tahoe Blue Festival July 3-5 featuring live performances by Billy Ray Cyrus and the Reno Philharmonic. A full calendar of 25 events spans the three days making this an Independence Day spectacular for the whole family.


Bring the kids out for the Children’s Patriotic Chalk Drawing, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Kids’ Bike Parade and more. For the adults, head over to the Wine and Dine dinner or Beer and Brats event. Live music heats up the beach July 3 and 4, but moves to Village Green on July 5 for Billy Ray Cyrus.


MSN ranks the Red, White and Tahoe Blue fireworks show as one of the best in the country so get a good seat for the 9:30 show on July 4. Check out for a full schedule of events, tickets and more.


Tahoe City Street Fair and Fireworks

The Tahoe City Downtown Association announces a full afternoon of family activities leading up to the fireworks show off Commons Beach. A July Fourth Fun Zone, located in Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.’s parking lot at 315 North Lake Boulevard, will include a dunk tank, bean bag toss, putting green and more. Penney the Clown will also be on site with face painters and live music performed by Kip Yager from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pumpkins and Pink Parties this week in North Lake Tahoe

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Spirits of our past are summoned to haunt the streets of historic Truckee during the adults-only Historical Haunted Tour this Thursday and Friday. The walking tour attracts more than 300 attendees and 60 volunteers and features tales of yore with a memorable and entertaining twist at Truckee’s historic gems and watering holes. Tickets are $35/person.


In Incline Village, Sierra Nevada College presents their Writers in the Woods series and hosts writer Amy Franklin-Willis this Friday and Saturday. Franklin-Willis’s first novel, “The Lost Saints of Tennessee,” has garnered wide critical acclaim. The free reading is Friday, 7-9 p.m., at the Tahoe Center of Environmental Sciences. On Saturday, there is a writing workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, via registration. Cost is $50/person.


River Ranch Lodge, just outside Tahoe City along the Truckee River, hosts the 5th Annual Fall Colors Moto Tour Friday through Sunday. Vintage car owners take to Tahoe’s roads to enjoying the changing fall foliage, winding roads and beautiful mountain scenery. The historic cars are available for public viewing Saturday, 4-6 p.m., at River Ranch.


The Tahoe Rim Trail Association hosts the last workday of the year Saturday, on the Rim-to-Reno Project located on the Mt. Rose Summit, which is off Highway 431. Volunteers will work on a new trail system, including a connector trail to Reno. All participants will receive a complimentary lunch.


The historic Thunderbird Lodge, just outside of Incline Village, now offers Cooking at the Castle classes where participants can learn to cook like a professional. On Monday, October 22, Chef de Cuisine Anne Wiles will explore the Tahoe Harvest and feature locally grown products and meats. Cost is $250/person. Pricing includes instruction, wine, beverages, supplies and dinner. Cooking classes are limited to 10.


The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation will host the 8th Annual Pink Party, called Fifty Shades of Pink, Friday, October 26, 8 p.m., at Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Eats in Truckee. The event, which benefits local cancer patients, offers two different ticket options: one for $50/person and another for $35/person.

Free Summer Music at North Tahoe’s High Notes Music Series

Friday, June 22nd, 2012


North Lake Tahoe takes its music outdoors with a variety of live concerts, festivals and headliner events – all part of the destination’s High Notes: North Lake Tahoe Summerlong Music series, running June through September.


Free Weekly Summer Concerts

Visitors to the country’s largest alpine lake will find live, outdoor performances – free of charge – every night of the week, except Mondays. Sundays rock out at Tahoe City’s Concerts at Commons Beach, which begins June 24 with the Blues Monsters, Dad’s LPS, Downbeat and Jellybread. It’s Bluesdays every Tuesday at the Village at Squaw Valley starting with Chris Cain July 3, and live music every Wednesday with Music in the Park at the Truckee Regional Park. Head to Commercial Row as part of Truckee Thursdays for live tunes. Kings Beach is lakeside Fridays with their 6th Annual Music on the Beach starting July 6. Visitors can also enjoy free live music every Friday and Saturday overlooking the lake at the scenic West Shore Café & Inn in Homewood.


Squaw Valley also plays host to the Art, Wine & Music Festival, July 14-15, which includes two performance stages offering up free live music in addition to fine art and libations. The resort’s 11th Annual Soaring Kites & Music Festival provides free live music as well at 8,200 feet along with high-flying kite stunts. Cable car ticket is required to attend.


In North Lake Tahoe’s historic casino corridor, the Crystal Bay Club offers a host of free concerts throughout the week, as well as ticketed bands from the Bay Area. What sets this venue apart is its intimate setting that gets guests up close to the performers.


Summer Headliner Events


There are also a number of exceptional ticketed musical events held throughout the North Lake Tahoe region. Namaste in North Lake Tahoe this summer with the ultimate in yoga throw downs as the popular Wanderlust Festival returns to the scenic valley of Squaw Valley July 26-29. In addition to yoga sessions and wellness programs, the event will also host the positive vibrations of Ziggy Marley and MC Yogi with its generous dose of hip-hop, reggae, dancehall and dub sounds. There will also be plenty of food and beverage vendors, art instillations and ambient performances.


News this year is Lake Tahoe SummerFest, July and August, which celebrates world-class music, fine arts, theatre and education. Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe, nine concerts will comprise the festival and feature renowned soloists and a world-class orchestra of 38 instrumentalists from the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Seattle Symphony. The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival also falls under the Lake Tahoe SummerFest umbrella and will take place July 13-August 26 at Sand Harbor State Park with “The Two Gentleman of Verona” headlining the festival’s 40th season.


New in Truckee is Star Sessions: Northstar Concert Series beginning June 22 with JJ Grey & Mofro and their old school rhythm and blues and down home rock ‘n’ roll. Northstar California will also host its popular 5th Annual Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival July 14, featuring live music from the country’s top bluegrass bands in addition to more than 25 local and regional breweries on tap to taste.


Squaw Valley’s Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest is always a must-attend summer event and returns August 11-12 with a great selection of beer to sample and an incredible line-up of music, all benefitting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.


There’s plenty to do this summer in North Lake Tahoe… what are you waiting for?



12 Ways to Ring in 2012 in North Lake Tahoe

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Well 2011… it’s been great, but 2012 is sure looking tempting.

Check out 12 ways you can party it up this weekend in North Lake Tahoe, of course in no particular order. They are all fabulous.

1. Cal Neva’s Black and White Ball
9:00 pm

There will be three rooms of sound and spectacle for Saturday’s New Year’s Eve revelers at the fifth annual Black and White Super Ball in the Cal Neva Resort at Crystal Bay.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Music begins at 9 p.m. and ends on New Year’s Day morning. 21+


2. Northstar California’s “Fire & Ice” Spectacular
1pm – 9pm

Celebrate all that was in 2011, while ringing in all that will be in 2012 at The Village At Northstar this New Year’s Eve. From 1-9pm, The Village at Northstar will be alive with DJs, ice-skating, food & drink specials, a 2-hour live performance by “Led Zeppelin 2″, and much more. And then… The Big Show: Fireworks Spectacular at 9pm! A great night out for family and friends.


3. Squaw Valley’s Fireworks Extravaganza

Ring in the New Year at Squaw Valley with a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza. The show starts at 9:30pm and is viewable from the Base Area. Grab a hot cocoa and find a seat as you take in the New Year with an amazing firework display at the bottom of the mountain. The show is plenty early accommodate the families that will be ringing in the New Year at High Camp to give them time to get down and celebrate in the base area.


4. Squaw Valley’s Party at the Olympic House
9pm to 1:30am

Those looking to bring in the New Year with style can head to the huge party in the Olympic House. Check out the biggest party on the North Shore and party like it’s 2012. Rock out to the 8 piece funk band Mojo Green in the Plaza Bar before heading over to check out DJ Zeb Early in Bar One.

Entry is $10 at the door (cash only) and guests must be 21 & older with a valid ID.  Doors open at 9pm. Drink service until 1:30am.


5. Jackie Gree with Jabe Beyer + After Party with The Whitney Myer Band  at the Crystal Bay Club Casino

Jackie Greene began performing at the age of 20. He has performing and making records for nearly a decade. He lives in Northern California and is gracing North Lake Tahoe with his musical talent this New Year’s Eve at Crystal Bay Club: the Red Room at the Crystal Bay Club. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $23 day of show.


6. Celebration at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s Manzanita
8:30 PM to 1:30 AM

Ring in the New Year on this magical night with a four-course prix fixe tasting menu with a champagne toast, music, dancing, and party favors.

Call for pricing and reservations. (530) 562-3000


7. Pre-New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party at Alpine Meadows

Plan your new beginning at the Alpine Bar this New Year’s Eve! The Pre-New Year’s Eve Cocktail party is the perfect way to jump-start the countdown to midnight. Featuring festive cocktails, delicious appetizers and live music by Peter Joseph Burtt, skiers and riders can celebrate a resolution, bid 2011 farewell, and ring in 2012.


8. New Year’s Eve Bash at Hyatt Lake Tahoe

Ring in the New Year with a top 40 DJ, drinks, and dancing all night long in Cutthroat’s Saloon.

Call 775-832-1234 for more details.


9. Live Music at Tahoe Biltmore Casino, Crystal Bay, NV
10:00 am – 1:00 am

Live on the Tahoe Biltmore, “The Robeys,” Dane Rinehart and Paul Covarelli Trio are offering a variety music – a mixture of everyone’s favorite classic rock, oldies, top 40, blues, jazz, reggae and country songs, from the 1930′s to the present.


10. New Year’s Eve Celebration at Jake’s, Tahoe City

Come early with family for an Ala Carte Menu (also served in Bar), or come later for a 3-course Prix Fixe menu, and ring in the New Year with party hats, a champagne toast, & dancing. Guaranteed reservations required. For more information and reservations please call (530) 583-0188.


11. Lone Eagle Grille New Year Celebration with DJ at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, NV

Have a classy blast listening to the DJ in the lounge then Dine on the regular dinner menu from 5:30-7:00pm or opt to enjoy a 5-course meal from 8:00-10:30. Either way you choose, this New Year is going to be fashionably stylish and a lot of fun in the Lone Eagle Grille.

Call 775-886-6899 for more details and reservations.



Kick your shoes off, make yourself a hot toddy and chill at home by the fireplace to prep yourself for an epic 2012. Hit the slopes the next day, and the next day and the next day…

North Tahoe Hits a High Note with Live Music

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011


If you’re looking for music outdoors with a variety of concerts, headliners and festivals then you’re looking for Lake Tahoe’s High Notes. Here’s a look at the summer-long music series, running through September.

Free Weekly Summer Concerts

Tahoe’s lined up free outdoor live performances every night of the week, except Mondays. Check out:

  • Tahoe City’s Concerts at Commons Beach, Sundays
  • Bluesdays every Tuesday at the Village at Squaw Valley
  • Wednesday Music in the Park at the Truckee Regional Park
  • Truckee Thursdays with live tunes along Commercial Row
  • Kings Beach rings in the weekend lakeside each Friday

Squaw Valley is also home to the inaugural KT Tribute Concert Series the first Friday of each month with free concerts under the legendary peak of KT-22

Be sure to check out the historic casino corridor where the Crystal Bay Club has free concerts throughout the week, as well as ticketed bands from the Bay Area.

Summer Headliner Events

lake-tahoe-shakespeare-festival-2008-stage-640x495-300x232The summer calendar is also packed with a number of fabulous ticketed musical events held throughout the region. In addition to its popular Shakespeare on the Beach, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival offers a Monday music series in their scenic Sand Harbor amphitheater. This summer’s calendar is the best of the best with the Reno Philharmonic performing Broadway on the Beach July 18, Mumbo Gumbo August 1 and Jelly Bread August 15.

Right on the picturesque Truckee River, River Ranch Lodge has its annual Summer Concert Series with Zepparella July 22 and Great American Taxi August 4.

The Lake Tahoe Music Festival has long been one of the summer’s must-attend events with a variety of musical performances, including the Blues Traveler July 21, Colbie Caillat August 4 and Michael Bolton August 25 at the Village at Northstar.

In addition to its free events, the Crystal Bay Club brings in ticketed performers, including Delhi 2 Dublin, July 16, that hosts gritty hip hop and electronic beats with traditional Indian influences and Celtic sounds. A locals’ favorite, 80s Dance Party Tainted Love, plays August 13, with the “Avant Cellist” Zoe Keating on August 18.

The Robert Cray Band performs August 13 on the driving range next to the Trout Creek Recreation Center at Tahoe Donner in Truckee. The Grammy-award winning Cray is considered to be one of the most impressive vocalists and guitarists on the contemporary rhythm and blues scene.

Summer Music Festivals

wanderlustNamaste in North Lake Tahoe this summer with the ultimate in yoga throwdowns as the popular Wanderlust Festival returns to the scenic valley of Squaw Valley July 28-31. In addition to yoga sessions and wellness programs, the event includes the positive vibrations of Michael Franti and Spearhead, the electronic dance party mashups of Girl Talk and the ecstatic chants of Jai Uttal.

Squaw Valley USA’s 10th Annual Art, Wine & Classical Guitar Music Festival is July 16-17 with two performance stages and 20 local and regional fine artists and crafters. Squaw also hosts the 10th Annual Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest the weekend of August 13-14, with headliner Leo Nocetelli “The Meters Experience” featuring Bill “The Buddha” Dickens.

Check the High Notes calendar for a complete list of performances, dates and times.