North Tahoe Summer Event Planner
(Planning a trip to North Tahoe this school vacation? Here’s your up-to-date calendar. Use it to pick and choose events that cater to your family’s interest and ability level. –Editors).

June 2005


Farmers Market, Tahoe City

Every Thursday through October at Commons Beach.

www.visittahoecity.com

Village Music Series, Village at Squaw Valley 

Every Friday from 5-7 p.m. the Village at Squaw Valley hosts a free concert in the event plaza. www.thevillageatsquaw.com 530-584-6268

June 3
(Friday)
First Fridays, Tahoe City

An evening of art, wine, shopping, dining and music. Shops remain open late with wine tasting, restaurants offer specials, the North Tahoe Arts Center hosts an exhibit reception, and live music can be found at various locations.
www.visittahoecity.com

June 4
(Saturday)
National Trails Day

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a day of talks, walks and celebration of trails.
www.tahoerimtrail.org 775-298-0012

June 5
(Sunday)
Annual Charity Fishing Derby at Jakes on the Lake, Tahoe City

Approximately 200 fishermen (and women) begin fishing one hour before sunrise until noon. A $45 entry fee includes buffet brunch at Jakes on the Lake, t-shirt and raffle entry. Largest mackinaw caught wins $1,000, brown trout $500, and $250 for the largest rainbow trout. 530-583-0188


June 11-12
(Saturday – Sunday)
Squaw Valley Fine Arts Festival

Wander through the Village at Squaw and peruse the works of California artisans. www.pacificfinearts.com

June 18
(Saturday)
Celtic Solstice Festival in the Village, Village at Squaw Valley

Enjoy contemporary and traditional music, dancing, beer tasting, arts, crafts and kids activities on the longest day of the year. Benefit for Arts for Schools. Enjoy the music and colorful dancing. 530-584-6266

June 25
(Saturday)
Northstar-at-Tahoe’s Mountain Bike Park Opens

Kona Bike will be offering one-hour demos on this year’s gear. www.northstarattahoe.com 800-GO-TAHOE

June 25
(Saturday)
Squaw Valley Summer Operations Begin

High Camp and the Cable Car open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy ice-skating, swimming, hiking and restaurants overlooking Lake Tahoe. www.squaw.com
530-583-6985

June 25-26
(Saturday – Sunday)
Summer Kick-off Weekend, Tahoe City

Summer sport swap, kayak race and music on Commons Beach, town photo and Sunday Series Concert. www.visittahoecity.com

June 25-26
(Saturday - Sunday)
High Altitude Kite and Music Festival at High Camp, Squaw Valley

Kite flying enthusiasts and pro-flyers gather on the upper mountain to let their kites soar on the High Sierra breeze. Concerts, beginner kite sessions, demonstrations, more. www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

Tahoe City Music Series, Tahoe City

Free concerts at Commons Beach every Sunday from 4-7 p.m. June 26 – September 11
(excluding July 3) 530-583-3796

June 26
(Sunday)
Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series, Northstar-at-Tahoe

Fourteen divisions for men and women and juniors, beginner through open class. Awards given to the top three in each division. www.northstar-at-tahoe.com 800-GO-TAHOE

July 2005


Village Movie Night, Village at Squaw Valley

Enjoy a free movie in the Village at Squaw Valley at 8 p.m. every Thursday all summer. www.thevillageatsquaw.com 530-584-6268

Movies in the Park, Gatekeepers Museum in Tahoe City

Enjoy movies in the park every Tuesday in July. All movies shown were filmed in Tahoe.
www.northtahoemuseums.org 530-583-1762

Wildlife Wednesdays, Tahoe City

Tahoe Wildlife presentations 6-7 p.m. at Commons Beach through August 31.
530-583-3796

Movies at the Beach, Tahoe City

Family movies at Commons Beach every Wednesday through August 31. 530-583-3796

Tahoe Talks, Tahoe City

Presentations every Thursday at Commons Beach about Tahoe City’s natural environment, history and lore, 6-7 p.m. through August 31. 530-583-3796


July 1
(Friday)
First Fridays, Tahoe City

An evening of art, wine, shopping, dining and music. Shops remain open late with wine tasting, restaurants offer specials, the North Tahoe Arts Center hosts an exhibit reception, and live music can be found at various locations.
www.visittahoecity.com

July 3-4
(Sunday-Monday)
Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks, Squaw Valley USA

Two days of festivities includes fireworks extravaganza and Wild West demonstrations and performances. www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

July 7-10
(Thursday - Sunday)
Tahoe ARTour, North Lake Tahoe

Open studio tours of working artists. 530-581-2757

July 8-9, 15-16, 29-30
(Friday – Saturday)
Sunset Hikes, Squaw Valley USA

Guided tours from mid-mountain complex High Camp, el. 8200', to the peaks of Squaw Valley. The easy walk along the well-marked trail lasts roughly three hours. Hikers are free to walk at their own pace. Sturdy shoes, warm clothes and flashlights are recommended. www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

July 8-10
(Friday – Sunday)
Cannibal Cruise Vintage Car Show, Truckee Regional Park

Vintage car show, games, food and dances.
www.truckeeoptimist.com 530-583-3101

July 9
(Saturday)
High Camp Big Blues Party, Squaw Valley USA

Spend the afternoon with the blues at High Camp. Admission is free with cable car ticket.

www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

July 9-10
(Saturday - Sunday)
Tahoe Arts Festival, Crystal Bay

Features Italian Street painting, artists’ marketplace, street painting area for children. Free admission. www.laketahoeartsfestival.com 530-583-5605

July 9-10
(Saturday – Sunday)
Team Big Bear’s California Downhill Mountain Bike Race, Northstar-at-Tahoe

www.northstarattahoe.com 800-GO-NORTH

July 12-13
(Tuesday – Wednesday)
Tahoe City Trail Days, Tahoe City

Information about area trails with services and booths by local merchants at Commons Beach. www.visittahoecity.com

July 14 – August 21

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sand Harbor

This year’s features include Macbeth and Comedy of Errors. Daily shows except Monday. www.laketahoeshakespeare.com 800-74-SHOWS

July 14
(Thursday)
Thursday Evening Mountain Bike Series, Northstar-at-Tahoe

Open to male and female racers of all ages and levels (amateur to pro). Races take place every Thursday through August 18. www.northstarattahoe.com 800-GO-NORTH

July 16
(Saturday)
Bluegrass on the Grass, Squaw Valley USA

Enjoy American bluegrass and blues music on the green at High Camp. Concerts are free with the cable car ride. www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

July 16
(Saturday)
Living History Day – Tahoe Maritime Museum

www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org 530-525-9253

July 20-22
(Wednesday – Friday)
Sunset/Full Moon Hikes, Squaw Valley USA

Guided tours from mid-mountain complex High Camp, el. 8200', to the peaks of Squaw Valley. The easy walk along the well-marked trail lasts roughly three hours. Hikers are free to walk at their own pace. Sturdy shoes, warm clothes and flashlights are recommended. www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

July 21
(Thursday)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Squaw Valley

The Great Basin Brass Quintet plays at Squaw Valley’s High Camp.
www.tahoemusic.org


July 23-24
(Saturday - Sunday)
Annual Squaw Valley Art, Wine & Music Festival

The event features wine and brewery tastings, art displays, kids' fun zone, plus live music.
www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

July 23
(Saturday)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Tahoe Donner

Festival Orchestra performs Gershwin in Tahoe Donner, features Taylor Eigsti, Maureen Mette and Stephen Janzen.
www.tahoemusic.org

July 28
(Thursday)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Squaw Valley

Kids’ Night Out featuring the Sacramento Banjo Band at the base of Squaw Valley.
www.tahoemusic.org


July 30
(Saturday)
Tevis Cup Horse Race

This modern-day amateur equestrian event stretches over the Sierra Nevada in a 100-mile horse race that begins in Squaw Valley and ends in Auburn. "A challenge in which every rider can be a hero, if only to himself." 530-823-7282

July 30
(Saturday)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Squaw Valley

Festival Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Triple Concerto, featuring the Cold Coast Trio and Fifth Symphony.
www.tahoemusic.org

August 2005

August 1 – August 21
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sand Harbor

This year’s features include Macbeth and Comedy of Errors. Daily shows except Monday. www.laketahoeshakespeare.com 800-74-SHOWS

August 4
(Thursday)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Squaw Valley

Bluegrass with Fragment and Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike. www.tahoemusic.org

August 4
(Thursday)
Annual Home and Garden Tour

www.northtahoemuseums.com 530-583-1762

August 4-11
(Thursday - Thursday)
Wooden Boat Week, Tahoe City

Annual show, parade and events honoring the spectacular wooden boats of yesterday and today. This year's marquee class is Original Tahoe Boats.
www.tahoeyc.com 530-581-4700

August 5
(Friday)
First Fridays, Tahoe City

An evening of art, wine, shopping, dining and music. Shops remain open late with wine tasting, restaurants offer specials, the North Tahoe Arts Center hosts an exhibit reception, and live music can be found at various locations.
www.visittahoecity.com

August 5-6
(Friday - Saturday)
Concour d'Elegance Wooden Boat Show, Tahoe City

World class showing of beautifully restored wooden powerboats. Sierra Boat Company, Carnelian Bay.
www.tahoeyc.com 530-581-4700

August 5-6
, 12-13, 26-27 (Friday – Saturday)
Sunset Hikes, Squaw Valley

Guided tours from mid-mountain complex High Camp, el. 8200', to the peaks of Squaw Valley. The easy walk along the well-marked trail lasts roughly three hours. Hikers are free to walk at their own pace. Sturdy shoes, warm clothes and flashlights are recommended. www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

August 6
(Saturday)
Annual Mountain Run, Squaw Valley

This classic footrace is a challenging 3.6-mile course, climbing 2,000 feet from the base of Squaw to the mid-mountain High Camp lodge overlooking Lake Tahoe.
www.squaw.com 530-582-3483

August 6
(Saturday)
World Music Day, Squaw Valley

World music on the green at High Camp. Admission is free with cable car ticket.
www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

August 6
(Saturday)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Squaw Valley

It’s "Simply Strings" with the festival orchestra performing Mozart and Vivaldi with soloist Cynthia Mei. www.tahoemusic.org

August 5-13
(Friday – Saturday)
Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival Academy, Squaw Valley

Enjoy performances and outreach concerts by students and instructors of the Festival Academy in the Village at Squaw Valley.
www.tahoemusic.org 530-584-6266

August 11
(Thursday)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Squaw Valley

Fifth Dimension plays. www.tahoemusic.org


August 13
(Saturday)
Wildflowers Music Festival, Squaw Valley

A celebration of music from several talented singer/songwriters on Squaw Valley's high altitude summer stage at High Camp. Benefit for local women's wellness programs.
530-583-6985

August 13
(Saturday)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival

Festival orchestra featuring Leonard Nimoy narrating Garrison Keller’s Young Lutheran’s Guide to the Orchestra and Julliard Jacek Mysinski performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2. www.tahoemusic.org

August 13-14
(Saturday – Sunday)
Truckee Championship Rodeo, Truckee

Original extreme rodeo action. 530-587-5555

August 14
(Sunday)
Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series, Northstar-at-Tahoe

Fourteen divisions for men and women and juniors, beginner through open class. Awards given to the top three in each division.
www.northstarattahoe.com 800-GO-TAHOE

August 17-20
(Wednesday – Friday)
Sunset/Full Moon Hikes, Squaw Valley

Guided tours from mid-mountain complex High Camp, el. 8200', to the peaks of Squaw Valley. The easy walk along the well-marked trail lasts roughly three hours. Hikers are free to walk at their own pace. Sturdy shoes, warm clothes and flashlights are recommended. www.squaw.com 530-583-6985

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