Top 10 Summer Events

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


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

Tuesdays June 12-September 4: 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 crash in The Village - rooms start at just $99/night! Details>>

Kids Adventure Games

Come for the... kid-sized obstacles and friendly competition
Kids Adventure Games

June 22-24: Mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more. Your kids (ages 6-14) will have a blast as they conquer obstacles in the great outdoors of Squaw Valley. Details>>

Concerts at Commons Beach

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

Sundays, June 17 - September 2: 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>>

Hot August Nights

Come for the... classic cars with a scenic backdrop
cars at hot august nights

June 9:  New this year, Hot August Nights brings the heat to The Village at Squaw Valley. Celebrate classic cars (1976 or older) and rock n’ roll with a Show-n-Shine event, awards, live entertainment, exceptional shopping and outdoor dining under the peaks of Squaw Valley. Details>>

Art, Wine & Music Festival

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

July 14-15:  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 19-22: 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. Details>>

Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Come for the... big screen under the stars

Thursdays July 5 - August 30: 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! Details>>

Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest 

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

August 11-12: The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will returns to Squaw Valley with another incredible music lineup. Festival-goers can sip on a wide array of beers from over 35 different breweries as they soak in the sun and tunes. Details>> 

Truckee Thursdays 

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

Summer Thursdays, June 14 - August 23: Every Thursday the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee come alive with live music, local artisans and delicious food and drink. Check out the free shuttle to and from Squaw Valley. Details>>

Foam Fest

Come for the... 40 craft breweries and tastings for a cause

September 1: Back for its 29th 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. Details>>

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