Archive for the ‘summer’ Category
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
May 27, Memorial Day, is Opening Day at the Lake! That means the first days of summer are here with deck opening parties, open bike trails, boat launching and more. Gather the family and ride your bike, carpool or kayak your way around North Lake Tahoe this weekend.
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Easy and fun, right? It’s your weekend to discover and explore Lake Tahoe. So, come up and enjoy, and see what you can win!
Friday, May 17th, 2013
Jake’s 20th Annual Charity Fishing Derby Competition is on Lake Tahoe from one hour before sunrise to “High Noon” June 2nd. Prize money is awarded to anglers who reel in the largest Mackinaw $1000, $500 German Brown, and $250 Rainbow Trout. $50 fee includes Derby Entry, T-shirt, Raffle, and a Buffet Brunch. Proceeds to go to Mike Kise Medical Relief, and Tahoe Safe Alliance. Contestants must pre-register in Tahoe City California at Jake’s On The Lake or Pete ‘N Peters Tavern by 5pm June 1st. For more information, Rules and Regulations visit online.
Big Blue Adventure’s Adventure Sports Week
This June Big Blue Adventure is proud to present Adventure Sports Week – 10 days of competition, clinics, learn to ride-run-swim, festivities-film-music, and activities for all ages.
Tahoe Sailing Charters
Now until June 21, Tahoe Sailing Charters offers ½ OFF SPRING SPECIAL discounts on all cruises except for Memorial weekend & Saturdays and 20% OFF Private Charters. The “Tahoe Cruz” sails daily from the Tahoe City Marina located at 700 North Lake Blvd. on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. For reservations and more information, visit the office at the Tahoe City Marina or visit online.
Tahoe Tree Top Adventure Company
Get 10% off your online reservation for Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park. Go to online and enter “gotahoenorth” as the discount code on the payment page for 10% off the entire reservation.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Adventure Sports Week Tahoe is back! Take note those who appreciate clean air, clean water, scenic single track and an elevated heart rate.
Challenge yourself June 21-30 in one of many competitive events including trail running, mountain biking, triathlon, stand up paddle boarding and swimming. Then relax in the evening while exploring North Lake Tahoe’s communities and mountain village. Catch a live concert by the lake, or bring the whole family out for a movie on the beach.
We’ll see you at Adventure Sports Week Tahoe!
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Wine aficionados take note.
The 8th Annual Tahoe City Wine Walk returns to historic North Lake Tahoe Saturday, June 22. The event last year hosted more than 800 attendees and 30 regional wineries.
This summer’s alfresco event, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m., will again focus on varietals from regional California wine producers and will also feature gourmet bites from North Lake Tahoe’s top restaurants and catering companies.
What has stayed the same is the ideal event location. The Tahoe City Wine Walk runs along scenic North Lake Tahoe Boulevard and provides some of the best views of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in the country. Many take the opportunity to sip while shopping at Tahoe City’s unique establishments for signature wares and wrap up the day with dinner at one of Tahoe City’s many restaurants – all within walking distance of the event.
Tickets are now on sale and run $35/person in advance and $45/person at the event (cash only). Ticket price includes admittance, wine tasting, commemorative wine glass, delicious bite-sized offerings, live music and free on-site parking. Attendees must be 21 years or older and show valid ID when purchasing tickets and registering the day of the event.
The Tahoe City Wine Walk is a fundraiser for the Tahoe City Downtown Association. This non-profit organization consists of local merchants, property owners, community associations, residents, professionals and contributors whose goal it is to enhance and promote a vibrant and prosperous commercial and social center for the residents and visitors to Tahoe City.
For more information about the event, lodging specials, public transportation options, parking map and to purchase tickets online, click to the official website. The site is also home to social media channels, volunteer opportunities, as well as subscription to the Tahoe City Wine Walk mailing list. Day-of-event registration booths will be located at Boatworks Mall, Heritage Plaza and the North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City. Event sponsorship opportunities are available.
Photo credits: Tahoe City Wine Walk
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Sunny, sunny and absolutely sunny in North Lake Tahoe this week, with highs topping out at a perfect 79 degrees.
Resorts and Towns’ Update
Woodward Tahoe, a world-class action sports training center and youth camp, which originally opened June 9 for its inaugural programming, is now open for full public access and daily drop-in sessions. Located at Boreal Mountain Resort on Donner Summit, this 33,000-square-foot facility offers multi-level Olympic trampolines, a Super Tramp, a concrete skate park for skateboarding and BMX biking, a pump track and skatelite ramps to foam pits for aerial ski, snowboard, BMX and skateboard training.
Lake Tahoe continues to boast environmentally friendly transportation (and a family fun attraction) with the launch of the North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle in early August. The vessel carries 12 passengers, crew and up to eight bikes and is ideal for those taking public transit from one side of the region to the other. The program employs a paperless reservation system, with tickets booked ahead of time. Participating docks are West Shore Café, Tahoe City Marina, Gar Woods Grill & Pier and Captain Jon’s Restaurant in Tahoe Vista. One-way rates start at $10/adult and $7/child 10 years and younger.
High Notes: Summerlong Music Series
North Lake Tahoe takes its music outdoors with a variety of live concerts, festivals and headliner events at High Notes: North Lake Tahoe Summerlong Music Series. Check out High Notes online for a listing of all the free events and ticketed performances.
The 6th Annual Music on the Beach continues with Downbeat Friday, August 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The group features gritty, funk and soul music that will have you up and dancing.
Concerts at Commons Beach in Tahoe City is free and presents Samba Da (North Tahoe Jazz Week), 4:30-7 p.m., Sunday, August 26. This is a fantastic event for the entire family. Bring a picnic basket, beach blanket and low-back chair or plan to dine afterwards at one of the many nearby restaurants.
Squaw Valley continues its free concert series, Bluesday, with The Blues Monsters & Friends Tuesday, August 28, 6 to 8:30 p.m. The group plays tribute to fallen legends, such as Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and Etta James.
In Truckee, the Cedar House Sport Hotel hosts a free talk with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association Wednesday, August 22, 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a virtual tour with images and stories of the peaks, valleys, meadows and lakes that make up this 165-mile loop trail, one of the largest volunteer projects in the country.
The Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley hosts their popular 4th Annual BBQ Weekend Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26 with cooking demonstrations, culinary and beverage tastings, and an elaborate gourmet barbeque that includes a spit-roasted pig. BBQ Weekend packages for two adults start at $279 per Deluxe Guestroom, per night, based on a two-night minimum. Children 12-and-under can be added to the BBQ for $20/night.
Northstar California hosts “Tahoe Star Tours – Shooting Stars and Comets” Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25. Guests join star guide and poet Tony Berendsen for a unique and educational night under the stars. Tours take place from 8-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $30/adult and $15/children 12 years and younger.
Human-powered athletes unite (and choose from four different races) Saturday, August 25. Incline Village is Grand Central for the popular off-road triathlon XTERRA Lake Tahoe, as well as the XTERRA Lake Tahoe Sprint, Big Blue 5 and 10K Trail Run, as well as the XTERRA Lake Tahoe Duathlon Flume Trail. This is a great spectator event with good viewing at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.
The Village at Squaw Valley hosts the popular 3rd Annual Peaks and Paws Festival, that gives a special nod to man’s best friend, the weekend of August 25-26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy 16 wineries, beer and 12 hours of continuous live bluegrass, as well as pet-themed art and activities, including guided hikes and the 2nd Annual Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond.
McAvoy Layne performs as America’s most beloved writer and humorist, Mark Twain, Monday, August 27, 7 p.m., at the back lawn of the Incline Village Recreation Center in Incline Village. This is a great family, end-of-summer performance of Twain’s “Roughing It, Tales of Tahoe,” Tickets are $25/adult and $15/8-20 years old.
Sierra State Parks Foundation and California State Parks announce a rare opportunity to experience “behind the scenes” at Pine Lodge, the Ehrman Mansion, at Sugar Pine Point State Park on the West Shore, Friday, August 31 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $50/person with proceeds designated for maintenance and repairs of the mansion.
The cobblestone streets of the Village at Northstar will become canvases for critically acclaimed artists Labor Day weekend for the first-ever Chalk Talk. This event is free and open to the public and runs Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. There is also a children’s “chalk” area for creative expression.
Tahoe Adventure Company, based in Truckee and Tahoe Vista, will host a Full Moon Kayak Adventure Friday, August 31, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The tour is led by professional, knowledgeable guides who will discuss local natural history and fascinating facts about the moon. The trip includes all gear and runs $60/person.
As part of the 27th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival, the West Shore Café & Inn is hosting Bacon, Beer & Bluegrass Saturday, September 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests sample five varieties of inventive bacon recipes prepared by classically trained, professional chefs paired with five varieties of microbrews. Tickets are $20/person and include live music, as well as lawn games for kids.
The popular 23rd Annual Foam Fest is taking place Saturday, September 1, 2-6 p.m., at the KT Base Bar Sundeck at Squaw Valley. Participants taste craft brews from more than 40 breweries. This event benefits Disabled Sports USA Far West and includes live music. Tickets are $25/person.
Whew! We’ll see you in North Lake Tahoe!
Friday, August 17th, 2012
Confirmed Wineries: Keenan, Four Graces, Educated Guess, Laird, Opolo, Spotlight (Arrieta, Row 7 & 8), Shultz, Kobrand (Domaine Carneros & Cakebread), Kendall Jackson, Trefethen, Crimson Wine Group (Chamisal & Forefront), Orin Swift, Rombauer, Mi Sueno, Cliff Lede, Twisted Oak, Anthem, BNA, Whispering Vine Wine, Hidden Ridge, Gloria Ferrer and more to be added!
100% of All Proceeds from Lakeside Food & Wine Event to Benefit Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.
Lone Eagle Grille and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino announce the third annual Wine on the Water charity event; a food and wine festival on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Featuring over 25 celebrated wineries and more than a dozen local restaurants, the annual event will include exclusive tastings of some of the region’s best food and wine, live music, and a noteworthy silent auction. Set against a spectacular backdrop on the Cottage Green beside Hyatt’s private beach, 100% of all proceeds generated from ticket sales and silent auction sales at the event on Sunday, August 19, will be donated directly to the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.
From 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., guests will have a chance to sample the finest labels and vintages from acclaimed Northern California wineries. Recently recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with the 2011 Award of Excellence for its outstanding wine program, Hyatt’s own Lone Eagle Grille will feature a flavorful sampling from of High Sierra Cuisine that has made it one of the area’s most popular restaurants. Other top local and regional chefs from favorite restaurants will provide signature bites. In addition to great wine and food, Wine on the Water will also feature an extensive silent auction with items including special wines, exotic resort retreats, dinners, and gift certificates. Live music will be provided as guests mix and mingle.
Tickets to the event will be $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door. All proceeds generated as a result of Wine on the Water will be donated directly to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.
For tickets or more information regarding Wine on the Water, visit Tahoe.ActivityTickets.com
Friday, July 27th, 2012
This summer is the year to score free swag. We’re teaming up with Tahoe Mountain Sports to give away more than $1,000 worth of Tahoe summer outdoor gear to one lucky Facebook fan.
“How can I win,” you ask? All you need to do is log on to Facebook.com, “like” both Tahoe Mountain Sports and North Lake Tahoe (if you haven’t already) and enter the giveaway form for a chance to win.
Prizes in this summer package are geared for two people to enjoy the North Lake Tahoe outdoor experience:
Two Deuter Backpacks: men’s Deuter Spectro AC 24 ($128.95 retail value) and women’s Deuter Spectro AC 28 SL ($138.95 retail value) day-hiking backpacks featuring the AirComfort Back System designed to reduce perspiration by 20 percent.
Two Pairs of Smith Optics Sunglasses: men’s Smith Prospect Polarized sunglasses with a black frame and grey-green lenses ($119 retail value) and women’s Smith Shoreline Polarized sunglasses with an apple-tortoise frame and brown gradient lenses ($109 retail value).
One Nemo Obi 2 Person Tent: lightweight, summer outdoor tent ($390 retail value) with specific features geared to camping in the Tahoe region.
Two Full-Day Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals: enjoy one of the most popular Tahoe water sports courtesy of Tahoe Adventure Company ($160 retail value).
$50 gift certificate to Tahoe Mountain Sports: available at the Tahoe Mountain Sports shop in Kings Beach or online.
Good luck! We’ll see you in North Lake Tahoe!
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Bluesdays Concert Series
Every Tuesday in July and August; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The free blues concerts at The Village at Squaw Valley, every Tuesday throughout July and August, will feature some of the best blues acts from around the world on the Events Plaza stage. In between listening to the music, visitors can enjoy incredible food and drink specials from the Village Restaurants and explore The Village’s unique shops & art gallery.
Free KT Concert Series featuring JOEL (Billy Joel cover band)
Friday, July 6; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fresh off of the national tour of Billy Joel’s Tony award-winning rock musical “Movin’ Out”, JOEL is bringing Billy Joel’s timeless classics and original works to Squaw Valley’s Village stage. This band is blazing hot and is sure to have all music lovers on their feet.
Soaring Kites and Music Festival at High Camp
Saturday, July 7; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Squaw Valley’s 11th annual Soaring Kites and Music Festival will feature kite flying demonstrations, kids kite building seminars, and general kite mania, featuring great live music at High Camp. Watch professional kiters fly their amazing kites in the High Camp breeze.
Free Brett Dennen Concert
Saturday, July 7
Celebrate the weekend after the 4th of July with a free concert by Brett Dennen, singer of last year’s hit song Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog). Completely free and open to the public, the concert will take place at Squaw’s natural amphitheater at the KT Base Bar.
Art, Wine & Classical Guitar Music Festival
Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, July 15; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley will burst with color, taste and sound as fine artists, crafts makers and classical guitar musicians from all over the world participate in this event. The festival features two performance stages and cobblestone streets lined with fine art booths and exhibits. Wine Tasting is offered for $25 daily from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a commemorative wine glass.
Wild West Weekend at High Camp
Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Yeehaw cowpokes! The High Camp Corral will be filled with all sorts of western-style fun including live music both days by Forget the Roses. All activities take place at High Camp and pony rides for children, petting zoo, music are all FREE with an Aerial Tram ticket.
Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29
Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world’s best yoga and wellness teachers and top musical acts and DJs, all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty. This year’s musical acts include Ziggy Marley, Beats Antique, Shpongle Presents The Masquerade and many more.
Full Moon Party at High Camp
Thursday, August 2
Enjoy a Full Moon Party on the top of the mountain on Thursday, August 2. Four DJs will be playing from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. under the bright summer moon. DJs include Zeb Early, Coop Da Loop, Aaron Pope and DJ Mancub.
Free KT Concert Series featuring Mustache Harbor
Friday, August 3; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join Mustache Harbor for a Soft Rock Explosion the likes of which has not been seen since the days when Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and The Little River Band created AM Gold. This is one concert you won’t want to miss.
11th Annual Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest
Saturday, August 11 & Sunday, August 12; 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy cold brews and hot music in as some of the most recognized jazz and funk favorites perform under the peaks of Squaw Valley for the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest. Festival goers can listen to continuous live music on two stages while sampling the offerings of more than 20 breweries. Festival is open to all ages and well behaved dogs are welcome on a leash. Beers are available for $4 and entry fee is $5. All proceeds benefit Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Peaks & Paws
Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26; 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Spend a weekend of fun with your pet and enjoy art, wine and beer tastings, outdoor activities, barbeques and continuous live bluegrass. This year Squaw is proud to announce a greatly expanded music lineup, with some of the nation’s best bluegrass bands. Everyone will be howling along as the sun sets on the peaks of Squaw Valley. $5 entry donation. $25 wine tasting ticket, per day, includes a commemorative glass. Beer will be available from 2 to 8 p.m., $4 per beer. All proceeds benefit Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Free KT Concert Series featuring the Hollywood Stones
Friday, August 3; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join the America’s best and most popular Rolling Stones tribune band, the Hollywood Stones, as they bring back the classics.
Guitar Strings VS. Chicken Wings
Friday, September 14; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A night of epic monstrous chicken wing proportions. Bands and restaurants will square off against each other in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences. Wing vs. Wing, Band vs. Band, it is a night you will not want to miss in The Village at Squaw Valley.
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?
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
It’s warming up in North Lake Tahoe with clear, sunny skies this week and high temperatures topping out at 79 degrees.
And, deals are abound in North Lake Tahoe. The four-diamond Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley is offering two free rounds of golf per night with their Stay and Play Free package, which includes nightly accommodations and golf for two people starting at $199 per night. Check all North Lake Tahoe Cool Deals.
Lend a Hand
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.
Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s 20th Annual National Trails Day also 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.
Sport North Lake Tahoe
Woodward Tahoe, located at Boreal Mountain Resort on Donner Summit, hosts a grand opening celebration Saturday, June 9 for professional and amateur athletes to skate and ride the newest action sports training facility on the West Coast. Top athletes stopping by to check out the new compound include freeskier Tanner Hall and BMX rider Ryan Nyquist. This is a great spectator event.
North Lake Tahoe capitalizes on its famed natural terrain by hosting the 2nd Annual Adventure Sports Week Tahoe Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 24. Competitive events range from stand up paddle boarding to trail running, mountain biking, triathlons and swimming. The 10-day event also hosts clinics taught by world-class athletes, live concerts and fun and games for children.
Mark Your Calendar
The 7th Annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival kicks off Friday, June 15 and runs through Sunday, June 24. Highlights includes the “Art & Solstice” exhibit at the North Tahoe Arts Center, the popular Tahoe City Wine Walk (June 23) with 30 of Tahoe City’s shops and restaurants participating and the Concerts at Commons Beach (June 24) with weekly, free live music debuting with the Blues Monsters, Dad’s LPS, Downbeat and Jellybread.
Paddle Big Blue at the Thunderbird Run Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m., at Sand Harbor State Park just outside of Incline Village. This 8-mile loop will challenge paddleboard enthusiasts with a scenic course along the East Shore.