Summertime in Tahoe means the lake is teeming with visitors, and locals come out in droves to revel in the sublime weather.
Never is there a shortage of things to do from day to day. Events, live music, and epic adventures abound. Here are some ways to fill your Tahoe days as we welcome summer’s return.
Throughout the region, people celebrate summer at a multitude of exhilarating outdoor events featuring food, wine and street fare.
Head to Truckee on Thursdays between June 13–August 29 from 5-8:30 p.m. (except on Independence Day, when you’ll find plenty of other ways to occupy your holiday). Historic downtown Truckee gets hoppin’ weekly with live music, an eclectic food court, family fun, a beer garden and artisan vendors.
Down the hill in Reno, Food Truck Fridays feature dozens of food, craft beer and dessert trucks along with a festive feel. Explore the area’s mobile, edible offerings now through September 27 from 4–9 p.m. at Idlewild Park.
On June 15, peruse the streets of Tahoe City for the annual Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty sponsored Tahoe City Wine Walk. Their stop on the tour will feature live music and varietals from Double Bond.
Sip wine for a good cause at the 2019 Wine on the Water event at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe on June 9 from 4–8 p.m. More than 20 wineries will pour a variety of varietals, plus take part in fun games and a silent auction, all to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.
From June 20–29, step into the wild west at the Reno Rodeo. Celebrating its centennial this year, every day is a heart-pounding thrill ride while the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” is in town.
Catch live baseball and soccer this summer at Greater Nevada Field in Reno. Break out your foam fingers and team colors and support Northern Nevada’s professional soccer team, Reno 1868 FC, or the Reno Aces, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ triple-A, minor league baseball team.
July 9-14 marks the annual American Century Celebrity Golf tournament held at Edgewood Lake Tahoe on Tahoe’s South Shore.
Catch PGA TOUR stars in action and head to the Barracuda Championship, July 22–29, 2019. Recognized as a favorite stop among golf professionals, the Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event takes place at Montrêux Golf and Country Club in Reno Tahoe. Montrêux is Northern Nevada’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course and provides a challenging, yet beautiful test for the top-notch PGA TOUR professionals.
Outdoor concert around the lake keep Tahoe toes tapping every summer.
Beginning June 11 and running through September, get bluesy in the best way possible at Squaw Valley with live music plus food and drink specials throughout the Village at Bluesdays on Tuesdays from 6 –8:30 p.m.
Every Sunday from June 16 to September 1 between 4–7 p.m., catch Concerts at Commons Beach on the west side. While at Truckee Regional Park on Wednesdays, June 19–August 28, hear music from a multitude of genres wafting through the trees from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Music in the Park Summer Series. On the south shore, between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends the Shops at Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series features live music from 6–9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
The Lake Tahoe AleWorX Summer Music Series will have live entertainment all day every weekend (Friday–Sunday) through September 1. Enjoy a cozy night out listening to live music on the outdoor patio at the AleWorX Y Taproom location (where Hwy 50 & Hwy 89 intersect in South Lake Tahoe) or dance at a silent disco at the AleWorX Stateline location.
From June 28-August 30 enjoy Music on the Beach, a free Friday night concert series held on the water’s edge in Kings Beach from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
Top-tier ticketed concerts around the region are also easy to find. Peruse the concert calendars for the Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheater, Montbleu, Reno venues and Tahoe Donner to keep dancing all summer long.
Summer’s bounty comes to life at many regional farmer’s markets. At every end of the lake and down into the valley, on nearly every day of the week you’ll find markets sharing fare from area farmers and ranchers while vendors sell their wares also.
Get out and enjoy the idyllic weather, extraordinary scenery and fountain of fun things to do all around the area this summer!