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  • Tahoe Summer

Lake Tahoe Summer Events

If you thought Lake Tahoe was only for the outdoor adventure seekers, think again. Take in all things Tahoe with our compilation of summertime events…everything from top concerts to art fairs, dance festivals, Shakespeare on the Lake, live art competitions, classic car and boat shows to rodeos (yee-haw!).

And for you outdoor adventure seekers? Here’s a comprehensive list of competitions to get your heart pumping, or simply enjoy spectating.

 

WEEKLY & ONGOING LAKE TAHOE EVENTS

WEEKLY

SUNDAY

Truckee Community Farmer’s Market, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

9:00 am – 1:00 pm (June 10 – September 30)

 

TUESDAY

Truckee Farmer’s Market, Truckee River Regional Park, Truckee

8:00 am – 1:00 pm (May 15 – October 16)

Gray’s Crossing Concert Series, Gray’s Crossing, Truckee

Enjoy live music under the stars, free, bring your own low-back chair.

5:30 – 7:30 pm (June 19 – Sept 4)

 

WEDNESDAY

Music in the Park free concert series, Truckee River Regional Park

6:30 – 8:30 pm (June 13 – August 22)

Outdoor movies, Commons Beach, Tahoe City

8:00  – 10:00 pm

 

THURSDAY

Truckee Thursdays Street Fair, Historic Downtown Truckee

5:00 – 8:30 pm (June 14 – August 23)

Live Acoustic Music, Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee

Tahoe City Farmer’s Market, Commons Beach

8:00 am – 1:00 pm (May 17 – October 11)

 

FRIDAY

Friday Fun Nights, Northstar California, Truckee

Enjoy free face painting and balloon creations, plus live music and roller skating.

Epic Promise Farm Stand, Northstar California, Truckee

Purchase seasonal, local produce from 2:00 – 5:00 pm every Friday.

Live Acoustic Music at Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee

Free concerts, Crystal Bay Casino, North Lake Tahoe

Music on the Beach, King Beach State Recreation Area, North Lake Tahoe

6:00 – 8:30 pm, June 29 – August 31

 

SATURDAY

Free concerts, Crystal Bay Casino, North Lake Tahoe

Sidewalk Saturday, Tahoe City

Second Saturday of the month, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

 

ONGOING

ARTOWN, Wingfield Park, Reno (June 30- July 31)

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sand Harbor State Park (July 6 – August 26)

Macbeth

 

 JUNE

14 – 23: Reno Rodeo, Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center, Reno

20: Violent Femmes, Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno

22: Beach Boys, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Reno

22: Eli Young Band, Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno

23: Truckee River Railroad, Regional Park, Truckee

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

24: Sierra Nevada Lavender and Honey Festival, Victoria Square, Sparks

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

29: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Harrahs, Reno

30: Chris Isaak, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno

 

JULY

1-4: Red White & Tahoe Blue

2: Counting Crows, Grand Sierra, Reno

3: Kenny Chesney, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

3: Celebration, Fireworks & Beach Party, North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach

9:30 pm: Fireworks

4: Firecracker Mile Fun Run, downtown Truckee

Gravity-fed fun run for all ages. Meet at US Bank on Donner Pass Road; run begins at 9:45 am sharp for the Elite; 9:47 am for Fun Wave

4: 4th of July parade, Downtown Truckee

Arrive early to reserve a great spot and then get ready for the show, starting at 10:00 am

4: Donner Lake Fireworks, Truckee

4: 4th of July Beach Bash and Fireworks Show, Commons Beach, Tahoe City

4: Red White & Blue Independence Day Festival, Incline Village 

6: Uncle Kraker, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Reno

6 – 7: Biggest Little City Wing Fest, downtown Reno

6 – 7: Summer Concert on the Green, Tahoe Donner

Big Jangle, Tom Petty Tribute; Best Shot, Pat Benetar Tribute

7: Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival, The Village at Northstar, Truckee

7: Truckee River Railroad, Regional Park, Truckee

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

7: David Nall, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Reno

8: Brewmaster Dinner, Northstar, Truckee

Five-course seasonally inspired dinner paired with local craft breweries

8 – 9: 10th Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Tournament, Schaffer’s Mill, Truckee

10 – 15: American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament, South Lake Tahoe

13: An Evening with Pitbull, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

13: The Commodores, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Reno

13: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno

14: Tahoe Trail 100, Northstar California, Truckee

MTB. riders can choose 50K or 100K with 100K riders earning a chance to qualify for the Leadville Trail 100

14: Truckee Air Show and Family Festival, Truckee-Tahoe Airport

19 – 22: Wanderlust Yoga and Music Festival, Squaw Valley

21 – 22: Keith Urban, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe 

21 – 22: Donner Lake Triathlon, Donner Lake, Truckee

21: Truckee River Railroad, Regional Park, Truckee

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

23: 311, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno

20 – 22: Truckee Antiques & Vintage Sale, Alder Creek Middle School

21 – 22: Her Mountain Bike Clinic, Northstar California, Truckee

The Specialized Bike Academy presents two full days of female-only riding, friendship and mountain adventure.

25: Luke Bryan, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

25- 27:  Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, Gatekeepers Museum

Enjoy world-class dance performances beneath the majestic Sierra-Nevada mountains as well as gourmet food, wine and a silent auction.

26: Chris Stapleton, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

26 – 29: Guitarfish Festival, Cisco Grove Campground, 20 minutes west of Truckee

A quaint art and music festival, focusing on the importance of water and the issues of water pollution and over fishing.

29: Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno

 

AUGUST

7 – 12: Hot August Nights, downtown Reno and Sparks

4: Truckee River Railroad, Regional Park, Truckee

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

9: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Reno

10: An Evening with Janet Jackson, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

 12: Brewmaster Dinner, Northstar, Truckee

Five-course seasonally inspired dinner paired with local craft breweries

10 – 11: 46th Annual Concours D’Elegance Wooden Boat Show, Obexer’s Boat Company, Homewood

11 – 12: Ta-Hoe NaLu Lake Tahoe Paddle Festival, Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe

10 – 12: Incline Village Fine Art & Craft Festival, Incline Village

12: Amy Schumer and Friends, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

17: Steve Miller and Peter Frampton, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

18: Charlie Puth, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

22 – 26: Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

This 26-piece orchestra of accomplished student musicians will perform around Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

16: Alice Cooper, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno

17: Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Reno

17 – Sept 1: Legally Blonde, the Musical, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno

17 – 19: Pacific Fine Arts Festival, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City

18: Truckee River Railroad, Regional Park, Truckee

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

18 – 19: Her Mountain Bike Clinic, Northstar California, Truckee

The Specialized Bike Academy presents two full days of female-only riding, friendship and mountain adventure.

19: Xterra Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe

Classic off-road triathlon course.

24- 26: Pacific Fine Arts Festival, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City

25 – 26: 44th Annual Truckee Pro Rodeo, McIver Arena

Enjoy mutton-bustin’, barrel races, a BBQ dinner, western dance and much more!

26 – Sept 3: Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada

 

29 – Sept 3: Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, Sparks Victorian Square, Sparks

31: Scorpions, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

 

SEPTEMBER

1: 29th Annual Foam Fest, Squaw Valley

Enjoy over 40 breweries, live music and fall fun in Tahoe.

 

1: Truckee River Railroad, Regional Park, Truckee

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

2: Brewmaster Dinner, Northstar, Truckee

Five-course seasonally inspired dinner paired with local craft breweries

7: Dave Matthews Band, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, South Lake Tahoe

7: Josh Turner, Silver Legacy Resort, Reno

 7 – 9: 33rd Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, Northstar, Truckee

 

7 – 9: International Camel and Ostrich Races, downtown Virginia City

7 – 9: The Great Reno Balloon Race, Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno

World’s largest free hot air balloon festival!

 

8 & 9: Trails and Vistas Art Hike

Donner Summit, Claire Tappaan Lodge Nature Trail. There are 8 Art in Nature sites along a 3 mile nature trail. 

8: World Concert, Sand Harbor Outdoor Amphitheater, Lake Tahoe

Enjoy acclaimed musicians, performance art and areal silk dance in the most iconic lakeshore setting, Sand Harbor.

9: Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue, Lake Tahoe

Tick one off the bucket list and ride around Tahoe!

15: 4th Annual Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival, historic, downtown Truckee

Stroll while enjoying light bites, beer and wine while visiting 30 local art stops.

12 – 16: National Championship Air Races, Reno-Stead Airport, Reno

15: Truckee River Railroad, Regional Park, Truckee

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

26 – 30: Street Vibrations Fall Rally, downtown Reno

Over 50,000 motorcycle enthusiasts gather to enjoy bikes, music and more

 

29: Truckee River Railroad, Regional Park, Truckee

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

OCTOBER

6 – 7: 28th Annual World Championship Outhouse Races, Virginia City

Come join this fun party with potties!

 

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