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Tahoe South Brings Concerts, Festivals and Fireworks for Labor Day Weekend and Beyond
Tahoe South’s late-summer of festivals, music, homegrown food and fireworks will ride the hot August wave of indoor and outdoor adventures now through Labor Day weekend and beyond. (https://tahoesouth.com)
With early talk of a blockbuster El Niño-fused winter, Tahoe South has packed the rest of its summer calendar with a slate of activities that will test abilities, challenge the senses and celebrate the seasons as they begin to transition.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND LAKE TAHOE
The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority presents the annual Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza (https://tahoesouth.com/), Sept. 6 at 8:30 p.m. As colors fill the sky and illuminate the lake the show is simultaneously broadcasted to music on local radio: 93.9 FM-KRLT, 1490 AM KOWL.
The 6th annual Sample the Sierra will kick off Labor Day weekend with a four-course gourmet Pop-Up Dinner prepared by the talented newcomers Whitney and Josh Deri of Blend Catering. Located in Reno, Nev., Blend Catering specializes in gourmet food created with sustainable and fresh ingredients. They will create a special menu of garden-fresh ingredients from regional farms with each course paired with a local wine or spirit. Tickets are $75 and available online at www.samplethesierra.com.
Lake Tahoe's only farm-to-fork festival culinary adventure is infused with live music, entertainment and vendors, Sunday, Sept. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. Cuisine selections range from regional restaurants, mom & pop establishments, food producers, wineries, distilleries and breweries. The Sierra Chef Challenge features local chefs battling one another in a rapid-fire cook-off. This year’s participating chefs are returning champion Chef Peter Brinckerhoff of Riva Grill on the Lake, Chef Salvador Delgado of Echo Lounge at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Glenn Simpson of Blue Angel Café and Justin Kaplan of Cold Water Brewery and Grill. Tickets for full tastings are $40 and are available online.
The Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race, a lake tradition for 23 years, is set for Saturday, Sept. 5. The “battle of the paddle” pits Nevada’s M.S. Dixie II against California’s Tahoe Queen in a four-mile contest to determine overall bragging rights and the chance to win the coveted Tahoe Cup. Guests are welcome to join on board and cheer on either boat at 11 a.m., which includes brunch and champagne toast. www.laketahoecruises.com
Heavenly Resort Mountain Run is a 5.8 mile trek that begins at California Base Lodge, climbs to the top of Lake Tahoe’s largest ski resort, and finishes at the Tamarack Lodge at 9,150-feet on Sunday, Sept 6. Runners can take the scenic ride down the Heavenly Gondola back to the base or descend on their own. http://www.skiheavenly.com
Meanwhile, skiers and riders will have the chance to save big on gear and equipment for next season Sept. 5-7, as Heavenly Mountain Resort hosts the 29th Annual Heavenly Sports Tent Sale at the California Main Lodge.
Heavenly Village will be the place to find classic cars, trucks and motorcycles beginning Friday, Sept. 4 through the holiday weekend. Events also include poker runs, demonstrations, sidewalk sales from merchants, food and live music.
Rock and roll will get the holiday weekend party started with Skid Row on Friday, Sept. 4, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, and Sammy Hagar on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys.
CONCERTS, FESTIVALS AND ADVENTURE
Making plans before or after Labor Day weekend? Here’s what’s ahead:
Some of the West Coast’s most sculpted bodies will compete Aug. 22, at the 5th annual Tahoe Show competition at MontBleu Resort. The event, featured on two giant onstage screens, attracts dozens of the region’s fittest men and women to compete for cash prizes in a judged competition by International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness and National Physique Committee Bodybuilding. www.tahoeshow.com
Turn up the heat and bring on the spice at the fourth annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook Off with tastings, cake walk, vendors and vintage cars at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex, Saturday, Sept. 12. Admission is free.
The 13th Annual Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue, a Ride to Cure Diabetes is Sept. 13. The ride offers spectacular scenery, food/water, restroom, and first aid stations for avid recreational bicyclists as they circumnavigate 72 miles around Lake Tahoe.
Grab your stein and give a warm, hearty cheer with a cold frosty at Camp Richardson Resort’s Oktoberfest, Oct. 3-4. A local's favorite, this Lake Tahoe festival features great food, music, family games and activities and the famous Beer and Wine Garden. Further downstream the same weekend is the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. www.camprichardson.com
Writers, readers and performers from all around the country will appear at South Lake Tahoe Oct. 9-11, 2015 for WordWave, a three-day festival held on the grounds of Valhalla at the Tallac Historic Site. This literary mash-up will feature oral storytelling, theater performances and free readings, panels on craft, yoga, and a novel writing camp for kids. www.tahoewordwave.com
Celebrating its 20th year, the Lake Tahoe Marathon running Oct. 9-11, includes multiple options: 5k, 10k, half marathon, 18-miler, 144-miler, or a four-day 288-mile run. There are also swim and kayak competitions along with races for kids. www.laketahoemarathon.com.
The Harveys Outdoor Concert Series features Dierks Bentley, August 23; Dave Matthews Band, Sept. 9. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room includes Eric Burdon and The Animals, Sept. 12; George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Sept. 26; Gregg Allman, Oct. 3; Gordon Lightfoot, Oct. 10; The Gin Blossoms, Oct. 17. MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa brings Peter Cetera, Oct. 3
Contact Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected].
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “America’s Best Lake” by USA TODAY readers (2012), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.