Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows and The Village at Squaw Valley® Announce 2018 Spring and Summer Events Lineup
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] March 20, 2018 — Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and the Village at Squaw Valley announce their lineup of spring and summer events that will take place April through September 2018. The annual events hosted by The Village at Squaw Valley, which is managed by the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company, play a special role in the community as each event benefits a local non-profit organization. Together with guests and the community, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and The Village at Squaw Valley raised over $130,000 for local non-profits over the course of the 2017 Village summer event series.
In addition to popular and family-friendly events like the Brews, Jazz & Funk Festival, Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings and the Art, Wine and Music Festival, other annual offerings will also return to Squaw Valley as well as some new events. Throughout the summer, the Village at Squaw Valley will come alive with the free outdoor concert Bluesdays series, complimentary Yoga SQUAW’D yoga classes, and free outdoor Summer Music Series. The world-renowned Wanderlust Yoga Festival and Reebok Spartan World Champion Race also return this summer. For the complete list of al 2018 events click here.
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival, April 21
The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is a volunteer run, non-profit event to recognize, celebrate and promote the region’s unique beauty. Come to the Village at Squaw Valley on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for fun, live music and entertainment, and learn how to preserve and protect Tahoe-Truckee’s local and global natural resources. The Earth Day Festival provides a multitude of educational booths on the topics of watershed, health, forest health, pollution prevention, alternative energy, waste management, local art and more. Applications for vendors are still rolling. To register as a vendor click here.
Made in Tahoe Festival, May 26-27
Made in Tahoe celebrates all things local. The Village at Squaw Valley will host a wide array of offerings that are made or inspired in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas – local artisans, businesses, culinarians, organizations and entertainers. Discover, explore and experience the special community rich with talented creators from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The weekend also marks the opening of the Aerial Tram for the summer season.
Hot August Nights in Squaw Valley, June 9
New this year, Hot August Nights comes early to The Village at Squaw Valley on Saturday, June 9. Hot August Nights is a celebration of classic cars and rock n’ roll in a majestic mountain setting with a Show-n-Shine event, awards, live entertainment, exceptional shopping and outdoor dining under the peaks of Squaw Valley. Hot August Nights will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to all 1976 and older vehicles with free entry for all 2018 Hot August Nights registered participants. Non-registrants may enter with a $10 donation to the Hot August Nights Foundation. Registration details can be found here.
Big Blue Adventure Half Marathon and 8 Miler, June 10
Big Blue Adventure events celebrate the best of diverse terrain and welcome thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year. On June 10, the Big Blue Adventure Squaw Valley Half Marathon starts and finishes at the iconic Village at Squaw Valley. The course is scenic, fast and flat, and features mainly paved trail through the valley and along the Truckee River. The Big Blue Adventure 8 Miler course is perfect for all abilities and travels alongside the Truckee River with little elevation gain. The Half Marathon will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the 8 Miler will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration details can be found here.
Broken Arrow Sky Race, June 16-17
The Broken Arrow, presented by Salomon, is part of the 2018 Altra US Skyrunner Series. The two-day event consists of three iconic distances: a 52K, 26K and Vertical K. Each distance showcases the beauty of Lake Tahoe, the "Jewel of the Sierra Nevada." The Broken Arrow represents a unique style of European-inspired mountain running characterized by off-trail scrambling, steep terrain, and massive amounts of vertical gain and loss. The majority of this takes place above 6,000 feet and above treeline. Elite and recreational participants will run and then celebrate together with first-class food, craft beer, music, films and fun activities for the whole family. Registration details can be found here.
10th Annual Bluesdays Concert Series, June 12 to September 4
This popular and free outdoor concert series in the Village at Squaw Valley features acclaimed blues musicians, great grab & go food offerings from Village restaurants and a Blues bar with beer, wine and spirits available from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm in the Events Plaza. During the summer Bluesdays series, Squaw offers discounted tickets for the Aerial Tram, food and drink specials, and lodging sales each and every Tuesday. The official lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Kids Adventure Games™, June 22-24
The 3rd annual Squaw Valley Kids Adventure Games offers kids ages 6 through 14 the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. The races emphasize teamwork, problem solving, sportsmanship, environmental awareness and fun. The kids cross the finish line, muddy, sweaty, smiling and full of pride. The Squaw Valley Kids Adventure Games features a kid-sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a ‘natural terrain’ inspired obstacle course. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more. Registration details can be found here.
Yoga SQUAW’D, July 11 to August 29
Every Wednesday night starting July 11 to August 29, Squaw’s Wanderlust Yoga Studio will offer free yoga classes under the sun on First Street in The Village at Squaw Valley. The complimentary yoga classes kicks off at 5 p.m. Extra yoga mats are available for first-time yogis.
Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series, July 5 to August 30
Families and friends can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen at Squaw Valley! The Events Plaza in The Village at Squaw will come alive each Thursday night from July 5 to August 30 (except for July 19), showing movies the whole family can enjoy. All movies start at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended.
Art, Wine & Music Festival, July 14-15
The Village at Squaw Valley will burst with color, taste, and sound as fine artists, crafts makers, performers and musicians come to participate in this fun, two-day annual event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The Art, Wine & Music Festival features wine tasting from 2-5 p.m. both days, two performance stages, restaurants, shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. All proceeds from the event benefit Achieve Tahoe, a non-profit that brings people with disabilities to the slopes. Applications for vendors are still rolling. To register as a vendor click here.
Wanderlust Yoga Festival, July 19-22
Squaw Valley is home to the world-renowned Wanderlust Yoga Festival, 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. Registration details can be found here.
Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest, August 11-12
The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days. Festival-goers can sip on a wide array of tasty beers from over 20 different breweries, as well as enjoy an incredible line-up of music performances. A suggested entry donation into the event is $10 dollars each day; beer tickets can be purchased for $5 each. All proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
29th Annual Foam Fest, September 1
The annual Foam Fest is an afternoon of beer tasting and good vibes on the KT Sun Deck. The event features unlimited tastings from over 40 breweries with purchase of a ticket plus amazing live music, with all proceeds benefiting Achieve Tahoe.
30th Annual Alpen Wine Fest, September 2
Join Squaw Valley September 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the 30th Annual Alpen Wine Fest that includes wine tasting, live music, and a silent auction, and a raffle. Tickets are available in advance for $40 or $50 day of the event. All proceeds benefit Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness and education for people with Multiple Sclerosis. With the donation, attendees receive a crystal souvenir wine glass and tastings from over 40+ vineyards.
Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings, September 7
Visitors and locals will flock to Squaw Valley from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for a night of epic chicken wing proportions! Bands and restaurants will square off against each other in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education and outreach. Entry is only $5 and wings are priced 4 for $5. Attendees will receive tokens at the entrance allowing them to place votes for their favorite wings and favorite band. Beer and drink specials will also be offered.
Lake Tahoe Escape Triathlon, September 16
The Lake Tahoe Escape Triathlon takes participants from Tahoe City and up Highway 89 to Squaw Valley. Highlights include a dive into refreshing North Lake Tahoe, scenic views through a high-altitude course through the Tahoe National Forest, and more. Registration details can be found here.
Oktoberfest, September 22
This September North Lake Tahoe’s largest Oktoberfest celebration transforms The Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria modeled after Germany’s original Oktoberfest. From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., the celebration will feature Bavarian Music, authentic German beer and food, the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games, and plenty of family fun. Entrance to The Village at Squaw Valley’s Oktoberfest celebration and entertainment are free. Festival goers must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase beer. No outside alcohol will be permitted. All of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation.
Big Blue Adventure Lederhosen 5K Run, September 22
In coordination with Squaw Valley’s Oktoberfest Games, Big Blue Adventure returns with a Lederhosen 5k Run. The course is out and back on the Squaw Valley Trail. There will be a contest for the best Lederhosen and Dirndl attire! After the awards and raffle enjoy the annual Squaw Oktoberfest in The Village at Squaw Valley. Registration details can be found here.
Spartan World Championship Race, September 28-30
Squaw Valley’s summer events culminate with the 2018 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship, a fierce competition where the best athletes in the obstacle racing world will compete for the title of Spartan Race World Champion. The championship features five distances for racers of all ages to choose from over two days of racing. Visitors are invited to cheer on friends and family, or watch the incredible athletes compete in their pursuit of glory.
About The Village at Squaw Valley®
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 50 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season. Visit squawalpine.com/lodging or call (866) 818-6963 to learn more.
About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.
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