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What’s New in North Lake Tahoe Summer 2023
Live music, kayak tours, summers camps and more!
NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev., June 27, 2023 – After an incredible, record-breaking winter, North Lake Tahoe is gearing up for a fun summer ahead. From mountainside summer activities, lake tours, updated sustainability efforts and more, North Lake Tahoe has a jam-packed summer ahead.
- In Tahoe City, the Tahoe City Downtown Association will host the largest drone light show ever done at Lake Tahoe on July 4. The Tahoe City 4th of July Drone Show will feature 300 drones with cutting-edge display. Throughout the day, there will be live entertainment from artists like Mark Sexton, Funksalot, All Good Funk Alliance and more. The drone show will begin at 9:30 p.m. and align with the stewardship and sustainability efforts of the destination as an eco-friendly replacement for fireworks.
- The Incline Village 4th of July Celebration will begin on July 2 with an NLTFPD Flag Raising & Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a Kid’s Bike Parade and Local Heroes Parade at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Local Heroes Community Fair and WCSO Meet and Greet and Highlander Pride Backyard BBQ will take place. On July 3, the Veterans Recognition Lunch will take place 12 p.m. with a Flag Retirement Ceremony at dusk. On July 4, a Veterans Club Pancake Breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the July 4th SkyShow from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- The 17th Annual Music on the Beach Concert Series returns to Kings Beach this summer. This free concert series will run from June 16 to Sept. 1, excluding Aug. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Beer from Alibi Ale Works, wine from Truckee River Winery and non-alcoholic options will be available for purchase. There will also be local food vendors on site with bites available to purchase from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Keep Tahoe Blue’s 10th Annual Keep Tahoe Red, White and Blue Beach Cleanup will take place on July 5 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Those looking to participate can register for which beach they’d like to help cleanup, including Kings Beach, Commons Beach and Tahoe City. Keep Tahoe Blue will provide cleanup materials, gloves, hand sanitizer, refreshments and cool giveaways for volunteers.
- On July 22 to 23, the 6th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival will take place at Palisades Tahoe. This all-ages event features an exciting lineup with artists like Rebelution, Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, The Green, Pepper, Dispatch and more. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. with the show beginning at 1:00 p.m. and the event will go on rain or shine. To eliminate the amount of vehicles on the roads and at the event, consider riding a bike to and from, or taking advantage of TART Connect.
- The Classical Tahoe: Family Concert & Music Makers Faire will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 30 at the Classical Tahoe Ricardi Pavilion at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe. This event features hands-on art and one-on-one interaction with Classical Tahoe orchestra musicians. Tickets are $15.
- The North Tahoe Regional Park 5K Fun Run/Walk Series is back for the 2023 summer season. Participants who register will have the opportunity to experience three unique courses throughout the Park. The races will take place on June 23, July 28 and Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All races are free and open to all ages.
- Alibi Ale Works will have Sunday Sessions all summer long at the Alibi Ampitheater from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Sessions will take place every Sunday and feature live music performances from artists like Dark Corners, Nick Eng, Darren Senn, Dub Fyah and more.
- The beloved Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival returns to the Warren Edward Trepp Stage at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park this summer with shows running June 30 to Aug. 20. Tickets are available for purchase at laketahoeshakespeare.com.
New Tours and Activities:
- Tahoe Adventure Company began its new kayak tour of Thunderbird Lodge. Tours are every Tuesday and Friday from May to Sept. and include lunch. Online bookings must be made 48 hours in advance and the minimum age requirement is 8 years old. Cost is $195 per person.
- Alpenglow Expeditionshas a summer rock-climbing camp that offers a safe and fun environment for kids to learn the basics of rock climbing while building strength and confidence. Experienced and certified instructors provide hands-on instruction and teach safety and proper climbing techniques. Camp is $1,500 per person with dates ranging throughout the summer.
- This summer, Palisades Tahoe has a fun summer lineup, including hiking and walking trailsthat start from the base area and High Camp, cruising the bike path to Tahoe City with Village Bike Rentals, embarking on a guided climbing in one of North America’s only Via Ferratas, the Tahoe Via Ferrata e-mountain bike tours, roller skating, geocaching and disc golf at High Camp, and so much more.
- This summer, Tahoe Star Tours will bring back its summer stargazing events. The 2023 events are scheduled on select Thursdays and Saturdays beginning in June and running through Labor Day weekend. Tahoe Star Tours events are $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and under (age 3 and under are free). Advance reservations are required. Tours begin at 8:45 p.m. and conclude at 10:30 p.m. Discounts are offered to active-duty military and seniors ages 65+.
Parks and Recreation Updates:
- This summer, Truckee River is open for guided whitewater rafting. With the historic snowfall, Tributary Whitewater Tours will run guided rafting trips on the highly sought-after Verdi section. Once the high water subsides, visitors will be able to enjoy the traditional Boca run.
- The Sierra State Parks Foundation in May announced the reopening of various California State Parks, including Sugar Pine Point State Park (including Visitor Center), Emerald Bay State Park (including Visitor Center), Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Tahoe State Recreation Area and Donner Memorial State Park (including Visitor Center).
- Nevada State Parks, including Sand Harbor and Lake Tahoe – Nevada State Park are now open for the summer season. Sand Harbor is open from 8 a.m. to one hour after sunset and has an entrance fee of $10 for Nevada vehicles and $15 for non-Nevada vehicles. Lake Tahoe – Nevada State Park is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) developed an app in collaboration with the Leave to Save Lake Tahoe and Clean Up The Lake called Tahoe Boating. The goal of this app is to inform boaters about Lake Tahoe, the location of marinas and gas stations, area attractions and how to enjoy the Lake safety and responsibly.
- On June 20, the Lake Tahoe recreation and tourism agencies and organizations launched the Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan. The plan represents a significant step toward ensuring the long-term sustainability and management of Lake Tahoe’s recreation and tourism system through a comprehensive framework that includes in motion action priorities to better manage outdoor recreation and tourism. Learn more at stewardshiptahoe.org.
- TART Connect’s summer hours will be in effect from June 29 to Sept. 4 and will feature hourly service across all TART bus routes. Zones one, two and three will operate from 8 a.m. to midnight daily and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings in zones four and five.
ABOUT NORTH LAKE TAHOE
North Lake Tahoe spans two states (Calif. and Nev.) and boasts two dozen beaches, 11 downhill ski resorts and 10 cross country ski areas, hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails, and communities filled with local artisans and shopping experiences. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. For more information, visit gotahoenorth.com.
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