Tahoe South Press Releases
Labor Day Weekend Lake Tahoe
Aug. 16, 2017 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – While summer “officially” ends after Labor Day, those “stinkin’ rules” don’t apply to Tahoe South. The popular destination will keep the good times rolling into October along with two new events this Labor Day, including an art and music festival and laser show. (www.tahoesouth.com)
LABOR DAY WEEKEND LAKE TAHOE
The Heavenly Village Carnival, Art & Music Festival is the newest addition to this year’s Labor Day Weekend extravaganza. This three-day event, Sept. 1-3, centers on family friendly entertainment with a carnival, performers, car show, art show, and two live music stages. The carnival will feature rides, jugglers, stilt walkers and food. Two stages will offer performances throughout the weekend showcasing music genres from all decades. The Heavenly Village Auto Show will exhibit exotic cars including early stock cars, classics, sports cars and hot rods.
Labor Day Lasers at Lakeview is another attraction to the holiday weekend. This 30 minute spectacular light show adds a new twist to the celebration with the lake as a backdrop and a live DJ, Sept. 3 at 8:30 p.m. Wave runners will cut across the lake displaying glow sticks and lasers to pump up the crowd. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. at Lakeview Commons with local street vendors selling hand-crafted goods, live music, a beer garden and food trucks.
The Summer Luau at Beach Retreat brings Island Hawaii to Tahoe to include live music, hula and fire dancers, Friday, Sept. 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. Taste buds will be partying too with luau specialties like Lomi Lomi salmon, kahlua pig, Huli chicken, ahi poke, Hawaiian mac salad, tossed salad, haupia, pineapple upside down cake, assorted fruit, and Hawaiian sweet rolls. (www.TahoeBeachRetreat.com/events)
Harveys Outdoor Arena is celebrating their last concert until 2018 summer with country music sensation Eric Church, Sep. 2-3. Church has been featured on the “Billboard Hot 100” 10 times the last eight years with hits “Record Year,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Drink in My Hand.” Also on the card is country singer Margo Price (https://www.caesars.com/harveys-tahoe/shows).
The 7th annual Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association’s Rose to Toads Showcase challenges athletes to ride over 62 miles from Mount Rose to the famous Mr. Toads Wild Ride course in Meyers, Sept. 2. The route includes more than 8,000 ft. of climbing and 10,000 feet of descents. (www.tamba.org)
Holidae House, an Indie Rock band from Portland, Oregon, performs at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Sept. 2 at 9:30 p.m. The band is fresh out of the studio and their music offers a dancy uplifting twist. (hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com)
The 31st annual Heavenly Sports Labor Day Tent Sale provides skiers & riders with a chance to save big on gear for
the next season at the California Main Lodge, Sept. 2-4. (www.heavenlysports.com)
The holiday weekend also includes Extreme Midget Wrestling "Tahoe Grudge Match," at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Sept. 2 inside Blu Nightclub.
The diverse and growing Lake Tahoe culinary scene will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 16 during the 8th annual Sample the Sierra. The event features locally sourced food, wine, beer and spirits exploring the regional palate. This major farm-to-fork food and wine festival features more than 20 South Shore restaurants and local chefs with neighboring growers and producers to create delicious samples paired with the appropriate wine or brew. In addition, the festival marketplace includes locally made goods and products, such as fine art, jewelry, and crafts (www.samplethesierra.com).
Tahoe South welcomes the return of Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson Resort for its 23rd year, Oct. 7-8. The festival features traditional ethnic foods and desserts complemented by authentic German beers and wines. Attractions include pumpkin patch, climbing wall, live music and craft booths. Guests can win prizes by participating in the beer stein holding, yodeling and dog costume contests (www.camprichardson.com).
The Fall Fish Fest celebrates the annual migration of Kokanee salmon at Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Oct. 7-8. Children and families learn about the Lake Tahoe ecosystem while participating in treasure hunts, crafts and visits from Smokey Bear and Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/FallFishFest).
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND OUTDOOR RECREATION
Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue returns for its 15th year, Sunday, Sept 10. The ride offers a 72-miles around the lake adventure for cyclists circumnavigating North America’s largest alpine lake. There’s complimentary bike inspections at check-in and the event is fully supported with food, water, first aid stations, and restroom facilities. Following the ride, there’ll be an After Ride Meal Pool Party with live entertainment (www.bikethewest.com/tour-de-tahoe).
Tahoe Games Bike Nights will illuminate the Lake Tahoe Golf Course, Friday, Sept. 29. This family evening includes different obstacles while navigating fairways, sand traps and bridges. Tahoe Games encourages attendees to get creative by wearing costumes and decorating their bikes with colorful lights and vibrant details. The x-country ride is approximately six miles long and is conducted in three heats, determined by age (www.tahoegames.com).
TEDx is returning to South Shore on Sept. 29 at Lake Tahoe Community College. TEDx has attracted expert speakers of various walks of life to educate and entertain attendees on several topics. Speakers include international company founders Amy Wilkinson, CEO of Ingenuity; Terry Jones, Travelocity; Barbara Annis, Gender Intelligence Group (GIG), as well as Dewitt Jones, one of America’s top professional photographers. The event is 5:30-9:30 p.m. with a reception, breaks between speakers and an after party at the LOFT Theater for all ticket holders.(www.tedxsouthlaketahoe.com)
The fall lineup of showroom entertainment and events at MontBleu includes Mayweather vs McGregor, Aug. 26; Tahoe Show Bodybuilding & Fitness Contest, Aug. 26; The Great Depressurization Party with DJs and shuttle to/from nearby beaches, Sept. 4-6; Country artist Jackson Michelson, Sept. 8; Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Sept. 9; Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sept. 15; Los Lobos, Oct. 6; and Fabulous Thunderbirds & Elvin Bishop, Oct. 14. (www.montbleuresort.com)
Harrah’s South Shore showroom entertainment acts include Australia’s Thunder from Down Under, Sept. 22-23; Los Lonely Boys, Oct. 14; Dave Mason, Oct. 1 and Eric Burdon & the Animals, Oct. 7 and Chris Botti, Oct. 28. (www.caesars.com)
Valhalla Art, Music & Theater Festival is wrapping up its summer events with an array of musical performances and artists. Laura Love will perform Aug. 30, followed by the Songwriter Celebration series Sept. 6, and SambaDa performing Brazilian masterpieces, Sept. 20. (www.valhallatahoe.com)
The 22nd annual 3-day Lake Tahoe Marathon, Oct. 13-15, includes multiple distance options: 5k, 10k, half marathon, 18-miler, 144-miler, or a four-day 288 mile run. There is also swimming, kayaking and running competitions for kids (www.laketahoemarathon.com).
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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