Lake Tahoe Travel Guide


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Lake Tahoe Festivals and Events

Looking for that once in a year experience? We got you covered!

Here is our mini-bucket list of some of the top events and festivals in Lake Tahoe! So let the good times roll and find your next BIG experience from our list of some of the most popular annual events and festivals in Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe is much more than just a summer vacation destination.  With its year-round events, year-round resorts, and tourist destinations there are many ways to keep yourself entertained throughout the year.

Jorts Jam 2016 at Sierra at Tahoe Resort  – April 9

South Lake Tahoe, CA – Pull out your best pair of jeans, cut those bad boys into some trendy spring short shorts, and enjoy live music…

Jackson Browne in Reno April 29

Reno, NV – Brown plays at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino…

Downhill Dummy Contest and Rail Jam – April 10

North Lake Tahoe at Tahoe Donner –  Join Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area for the annual end of season bash! Enjoy food and beverage specials, a bounce house, live music …

For events at the Stateline Casinos, please click here.

South Lake Tahoe event Information, please click here.

To explore North Lake Tahoe events, please click here.

For the West Lake Tahoe events, please click here.

Click here to submit an event to our calendar.



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What’s on Tap


Lake Tahoe Festivals & Events:


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival—7/8 – 8/21

North Lake—Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment before you…

Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza—9/4/16 @ 08:30 PM

South Lake—This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes, and designs.

Big Band Jazz Concert at the Sugar Pine Point State Park—9/4/16

West Lake—Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic, low-back chairs, blankets, and be prepared to have fun.

The Great Reno Balloon Race—9/9 – 9/11/16

Reno—This is the 35th year for one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events! It attracts nearly 100 hot air balloons

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.


Top Attractions:

Winter Outdoor Activities  – 2015/16

The ski areas were finally blessed with SNOW! The recent drought took its toll, but finally were seeing some action…

Summer Outdoor Activities – 2016

Lake Tahoe  – In a couple of months, Lake Tahoe will be bursting with outdoor activities!

Desolation Wilderness Area 

Awesome hiking from late spring to late summer. 


For more information on local attractions, click on the Lake Tahoe Attractions or Recreational Activities.



The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the summer months, Lake Tahoe is inundated with tourists making driving challenging. Another issue, is the warm summer months are the best to complete road work. This combination can create very long delays in certain sections. Go to to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, It’s Still Water! California’s extreme drought has created some long-term consequences. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing may be impacted. It has also create EXTREME fire conditions, so be sure to check with local authorities about campfire and camp stove regulations.   

The Plague! It sounds medieval, but chipmunks and squirrels around Lake Tahoe can carry the Plague and health officials urge caution. Click here to learn more.

Yellow Jackets! I don’t know why it’s so bad this season, but from Tahoe City south  along the beaches the bees are everywhere! Click here to learn more.


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