Top 10 Summer Events

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Summers in Lake Tahoe at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows are the best. Sunny days, stunning scenery and tons of fun outdoor events. Check out our top 10 summer happenings that you don't want to miss! For more information, visit our Lake Tahoe Events Calendar


Come for the... acclaimed Blues musicians and discounted lodging
Band playing at bluesday

Tuesdays June 11-September 3: Every summer Tuesday, acclaimed Blues musicians from across the country to rock The Village at Squaw Valley with free live music. Grab a drink from the Blues Bar and lounge in an Adirondack chair or dance with the crowd. Make a night of it and stay in The Village: lodging starts at just $99/night! View the music lineup>>

Concerts at Commons Beach

Come for the... live music and lake views
Photo: Concerts at Commons Beach

Sundays, June 16 - September 1: Tahoe locals and visitors alike gather at Commons Beach in Tahoe City every Sunday afternoon to enjoy an eclectic lineup of free lakeside music and fantastic local food. Take the scenic route and ride a bike from The Village at Squaw Valley down to the Truckee River bike path that leads to Tahoe City. Bike Rentals available at Parallel Mountain Sports. Details>>

Art, Wine & Music Festival

Come for the... wine tastings, fine art booths and eclectic live music

July 13-14:  The Village at Squaw Valley will burst with color, taste and sound as fine artists, craft makers, performers and musicians come to participate in this fun two-day annual event. The festival features wine tasting from 2-5pm, performance stages, restaurants, shops and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. Details>>

Wanderlust Festival 

Come for the... yoga, meditation and music
yoga overlooking the tram at lake tahoe

July 18-21: The Wanderlust Yoga Festival returns for a four-day event that celebrates yoga, meditation, music, nature and camaraderie all in the pristine setting of Squaw Valley. Some of the world’s best yoga and wellness teachers, and top musical acts descend upon Squaw for the event, bringing expertise and passion to the festival. View the Wanderlust Yoga Festival Event Schedule>>

Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Come for the... big screen under the stars

Thursdays July 11 - August 29: Cozy up under the stars and enjoy new releases and family classics on the big screen in The Village a Squaw Valley. Movies start at 8:30pm, so bring a blanket or extra layer! View the full movie schedule>>

Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest 

Come for the... funky music and great beer 
brews jazz and funk fest at lake tahoe

August 10-11: The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will returns to Squaw Valley with another incredible music lineup featuring Anders Osborne, Five Alarm Funk and more. Festival-goers can sip on a wide array of beers from over 20 different breweries as they soak in the sun and tunes. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. (Dogs on leash welcome!) View on Events Calendar>> 

Truckee Thursdays 

Come for the... quaint downtown and local vendors
Photo: Bill Stevenson

Summer Thursdays, June 13 - August 29: Every Thursday the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee come alive with live music, local artisans and delicious food and drink. Learn more about summer in Truckee>>

Foam Fest

Come for the... 40 craft breweries and tastings for a cause
Foam Fest at Squaw Valley

August 31: Back for its 30th year, Foam Fest will take over the KT Base Bar outdoor sun deck with 40 craft breweries and amazing live music. Unlimited tastings with purchase of a ticket, with all proceeds benefiting Achieve Tahoe. Get the Details on Foam Fest>>

Alpen Wine Fest 

Come for the... all-inclusive tasting from over 40 wineries and more live music

September 1: Have your fill of exceptional wines to help raise money for Can Do MS, a non-profit foundation that delivers health and wellness education programs to help families living with MS thrive. Throw in a side of live music a killer silent auction, and it's the perfect way to spend your Labor Day weekend! Want to attend both Foam Fest and Alpen Wine Fest? Grab a combo ticket for both events and save! Details>>

Guitar Strings vs Chicken Wings

Come for the... the delicious food and exciting music
Two women at Guitar Strings Chicken Wings

September 6: Close out the summer season with the epic Guitar Strings vs Chicken Wings battle, where six restaurants and six bands face off for two big prizes -- and bragging rights! Learn more about Guitar Strings vs Chicken Wings >>