Big Events

  • Every year Lake Tahoe plays host to a variety of events. From the PGA tour to regattas, car shows and holiday parades, Lake Tahoe keeps a busy social schedule!


    South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival

    Oct. 18-19 - The 5th annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival at Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe brings an autumn weekend of great food, fine wine and high spirits. View »

    Lake Tahoe Kokanee Salmon Festival

    Oct. 5-6 - Fall Fish Fest is an annual event that allows attendees to participate in outdoor activities, trail runs and interactive theater View »

    Hangtown Halloween Ball

    Oct. 24-26 - Join Railroad Earth and many other great acts spanning musical genres of blue-grass, rock, folk, and more for a weekend festival in Placerville, California. View »

    Camp Richardson's Oktoberfest

    Oct. 4-5 - A local's favorite, this festival features great food, music, family games & activities, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden. View »

    36th Annual Freaker's Ball at MontBleu

    Oct. 25 - For more than three decades MontBleu has hosted the largest, weirdest Halloween costume party, long considered one of the West Coast's favorites. View »

    Valhalla Annual Holiday Faire

    Nov. 22-24 - This annual holiday faire has local vendors and artists with hand-made items for purchase, along with Santa Claus and music. View »

    Lake Tahoe’s Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival

    Nov. 8 - Every year, Lake Tahoe's Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival tantalizes taste buds with an abundance of wine, food and entertainment from local businesses. This event is a seasonal favorite! View »

    New Year’s in Lake Tahoe – The SnowGlobe Music Fest

    Dec. 29-31 - Lake Tahoe is definitely the place to be this New Year's Eve. Aside from Tahoe's renown fireworks events that boast colorful displays over the reflective lake, Tahoe is also this year's host for the SnowGlobe Music Festival, kicking off Dec. 29 in Bijou Park on the Lake Tahoe Community College campus. View »

    Lake Tahoe Learn to Ski and Board Weekend

    Dec. 14-15 - Lake Tahoe's annual Learn to Ski and Board Weekend rates include an all-day beginner lift ticket, group lessons and gear rentals. View »

    South Shore's Winter Events

    Lake Tahoe's South Shore is festooned with great Winter events. From the Festival of Lights to the Valhalla Holiday Gala, this region is ripe with social gatherings. View »

    Rhalves’ Banzai Tour Returns to Tahoe

    This event showcases racing in its purest form with four at a time going head-to-head over natural terrain in ski and boarder-cross style action. View »

    11th Annual Squaw Valley Prom

    TBA- The 10th Annual Squaw Valley Prom at Squaw Valley's Olympic House will be a high-energy dance party featuring world-class musical entertainment. View »

    Spring Break In Tahoe

    March 2014 - Plan early and get great deals on rooms and vacation rentals for a Lake Tahoe Spring Break. View »

    SnowFest! - North Lake Tahoe

    Feb. 27- March 8 - SnowFest! is back for yet another year at Lake Tahoe. Mark your calendars and book your room to celebrate ten snow-packed days of events for all ages. Hit the slopes at a number of participating world-class ski resorts, like Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak and North Star. View »

    Annual Truckee Rotary Crab & Pasta Feed

    March 21 - The Truckee Rotary Crab & Pasta Feed is a great annual event that includes all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, live auctions and Truckee charm. Come support a local charity while enjoying all the crab you can fit in your stomach. View »

    5th Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic

    TBA- The 4th Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic returns to Squaw Valley with plenty of laughs and fierce competition. View »

    Earth Day At Lake Tahoe

    April 22 and April 25, 2015 - If there is one day that everyone looks forward to in Lake Tahoe, it's Earth Day. Every year during Earth Day Lake Tahoe is teaming with events, activities, music and vendors. What better place to celebrate our planet than the the most beautiful lake in America. View »

    12th Annual Telegrass Festival

    TBA- Guests can attend Telemark clinics, free their heels and stomp their feet to live music, raffles and seasonal brews at the Telegrass Festival. View »

    Reno-Tahoe Odyssey

    May 29-30 - The Reno-Tahoe Odyssey is one of year's biggest annual athletic events. This race pins teams of 12 against a 178 mile long relay course. View »

    Mother's Day At Lake Tahoe

    May 10, 2015 - What's better than a day at Lake Tahoe for Mother's Day? Give your mom the relaxing weekend she deserves. View »

    Memorial Day At Lake Tahoe

    May 23-25, 2015 - Don't let the Memorial Day weekend sneak up and take you by surprise. Make your plans now for a three-day-stay at Lake Tahoe. View »

    Truckee Duckee Derbee

    June 7 - This great family event helps raise money for the Truckee - Tahoe Humane Society. Spend a fun-filled afternoon racing your ducky down the Truckee River while enjoying live entertainment and good food. Dogs are welcome! View »

    Tahoe City's Solstice Festival

    June 18-21, 2015 - Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Annual event, featuring fireworks and Street Dance, Father’s Day Concert on the Tahoe Gal, Classic Car Stroll, Mark Twain Mystery, Aaron Wilson Comedy, Concerts at Commons Beach opening day, and weeklong Adventure Sports activities. View »

    Tahoe City Wine Walk

    June 21, 2014 - If you love great wine, tasty food, and spectacular views of the Sierra and Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe City Wine Walk is a great way to enjoy all three. View »

    Reno Rodeo

    June 18-27 - The 4th largest and richest rodeo in North America, the Reno Rodeo offers more than $2.5 million to the world's toughest cowboys and cowgirls. View »

    Lake Tahoe Adventure Sports Week

    June 19-28 - This annual event is perfect for an active lifestyle. Bring the family and challenge yourself with a variety of competitive adventure sports, from trail running, to mountain biking, triathlon, stand up paddle boarding and swimming. View »

    Wanderlust Music & Yoga Festival

    July 16-19 - This music, yoga and wellness festival set amid the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountains, with fresh air and inspiration for all, beckons you. View »

    Truckee Thursdays, Live Music, Arts, Food & Activities

    June 12 - Aug. 21, 2014 - Truckee Thursdays is an 11-week outdoor Thursday evening event. View »

    The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

    July 11 - Aug. 24 - Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with friends and family ... all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. View »

    Red White and Tahoe Blue

    July 3-6 - Celebrate your country's independence at Lake Tahoe this July. The Red White and Tahoe Blue brings the community together around local merchants and charitable causes. View »

    Live at Lakeview: Free summer music series

    June 26- Aug. 28 - Watch live music and soak up the sun every Thursday at the Live at Lakeview music series at Lake Tahoe. View »

    The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show

    Aug. 8-9 - The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, founded by members of the Tahoe Yacht Club in 1972 and hosted by the Club’s Foundation since 1994, is regarded nationally as the premier event for maritime enthusiasts. View »

    Ta-hoe Nalu Stand-Up Paddle Festival

    Aug. 15-17 - Help raise awareness and enjoy a weekend of workshops, activities, food and family entertainment. Try the growing sport of standup paddling on a demo paddle board or relax in a canoe or kayak. View »

    Lake Tahoe SummerFest

    Aug. 1-17 - Lake Tahoe SummerFest is a world-class celebration of the arts, and the signature Concert program will offer nine classical music concerts. View »

    Farm-to-Fork Festival: Sample Sierra Nevada flavors

    Aug. 31 - This festival features the food and wine tasting festival where wine lovers can sample finger foods, hear great music, tour an alpaca farm, or try out paddle boarding. View »

    Children's Environmental Science Day

    Aug. 9 - Lake Tahoe has great events for children, like the annual Children’s Environmental Science Day, a free community event held annually for children (ages 6 and up) and their families. View »

    The Reno Air Races

    Sept. 10-14 - The National Championship Air Races, locally known as the Reno Air Races, celebrate 51 years of The World's Fastest Motor Sport. View »

    Street Vibrations

    Sept. 24-28 - You'll find some of the finest VIP motorcycles around, bikini competitions, live music, roller derby, fireworks and more. View »

    Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley

    Sept. 27 - Oktoberfest at the Squaw Valley Village. Come celebrate with Squaw Valley as Winter nears. Enjoy traditional Bavarian music and folk dancers, a benefit beer garden, brats & kraut and games. View »

    Lake Tahoe Marathon

    Sept. 11-14 - This annual event has marathons, half marathons, 5k's, 10k's and is even walking friendly, all with a beautiful view of Tahoe. View »

    Ironman Lake Tahoe

    Sept. 21 - The Ironman Triathlon event consists of a cold 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run along beautiful Lake Tahoe. View »

  • Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

    Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

    Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, 2005 Highway 28, Incline Village, NV  89451
    view phone800-74-SHOWS
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    In: Activities: Nightlife & Shows | Events: Big Events

    Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment with your friends and family before you...all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You're not dreaming, you're experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park.

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    Concours d'Elegance/ Liquid Blue Events

    Concours d'Elegance/ Liquid Blue Events

    748 South Meadows Pky. Suite A9 #275, Reno, NV  89521
    view phone(775) 851-4444
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    In: Events: Big Events | Activities: Boating & Cruises

    The 39th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show is scheduled for August 10 – 11, 2012 in Carnelian Bay, California, along the pristine shoreline of majestic Lake Tahoe. Visit the web site for show details, advance discount ticket sales, sponsor and donor packages, and updated entertainment opportunities throughout Wooden Boat Week, which takes places the week leading up to the show.

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    American Century Championship Tournament

    American Century Championship Tournament

    100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV  89449
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    In: Events: Big Events | Activities: Golfing

    At the 2013 American Century Championship, also known as the Celebrity Golf Tournament, you'll see many big names from the NBA, NHL, MLB and Hollywood.

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  • South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival

    Oct. 18-19 - The 5th annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival at Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe brings an autumn weekend of great food, fine wine and high spirits. View »

    Lake Tahoe Kokanee Salmon Festival

    Oct. 5-6 - Fall Fish Fest is an annual event that allows attendees to participate in outdoor activities, trail runs and interactive theater View »

    Hangtown Halloween Ball

    Oct. 24-26 - Join Railroad Earth and many other great acts spanning musical genres of blue-grass, rock, folk, and more for a weekend festival in Placerville, California. View »

    Camp Richardson's Oktoberfest

    Oct. 4-5 - A local's favorite, this festival features great food, music, family games & activities, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden. View »

    36th Annual Freaker's Ball at MontBleu

    Oct. 25 - For more than three decades MontBleu has hosted the largest, weirdest Halloween costume party, long considered one of the West Coast's favorites. View »
  • Valhalla Annual Holiday Faire

    Nov. 22-24 - This annual holiday faire has local vendors and artists with hand-made items for purchase, along with Santa Claus and music. View »

    Lake Tahoe’s Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival

    Nov. 8 - Every year, Lake Tahoe's Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival tantalizes taste buds with an abundance of wine, food and entertainment from local businesses. This event is a seasonal favorite! View »
  • New Year’s in Lake Tahoe – The SnowGlobe Music Fest

    Dec. 29-31 - Lake Tahoe is definitely the place to be this New Year's Eve. Aside from Tahoe's renown fireworks events that boast colorful displays over the reflective lake, Tahoe is also this year's host for the SnowGlobe Music Festival, kicking off Dec. 29 in Bijou Park on the Lake Tahoe Community College campus. View »

    Lake Tahoe Learn to Ski and Board Weekend

    Dec. 14-15 - Lake Tahoe's annual Learn to Ski and Board Weekend rates include an all-day beginner lift ticket, group lessons and gear rentals. View »