Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe South Celebrates Summer’s Segue to Fall with Fireworks, Festivals and Recreational Adventures
Aug. 25, 2016 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) Tahoe South’s late-summer offerings include a plethora of indoor and outdoor ventures, fireworks, festivals, and live entertainment through Labor Day weekend and beyond (www.tahoesouth.com).
LABOR DAY WEEKEND LAKE TAHOE
The annual Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza will light up the sky over South Shore in various patterns and designs while choreographed to music broadcast on local radio: 93.9 FM-KRLT, 1490 AM KOWL (www.tahoesouth.com/). The front row vantage points include the M.S. Dixie II, Nevada Beach, Round Hill Pines, Edgewood Tahoe and Lakeview Commons. The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority presents the 20-minute show, Sunday, Sept. 4 at 8:30 p.m.
The diverse and growing Lake Tahoe culinary scene will be celebrated during September with three major events featuring locally sourced food, wine, beer and spirits exploring the regional palate. The festivities feature the 7th annual Sample the Sierra, Saturday, Sept. 17, www.samplethesierra.com, the basin’s largest farm-to-fork food and wine festival; Sample the Sierra Pop-Up Dinner, Sept. 16, with celebrity chef Clint Jolly; followed by Tahoe South Restaurant Week with pre-fixe dinner specials and offers Sept. 16-23, at South Shore’s premier establishments, www.tahoesouth.com/restaurantweek/.
Sample the Sierra will feature more than 20 South Shore restaurants presenting the bountiful produce available in El Dorado County to craft flavorful menus. Local establishments like Café Fiore, Jimmy’s at The Landing Resort & Spa, Echo Lounge at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel and MacDuffs will all utilize regional ingredients for dishes to be complemented with wineries, distilleries and breweries making for all-encompassing dining experiences. Many of the establishments involved with Sample the Sierra will also participate in Tahoe South Restaurant Week, Sept. 16-23, showcasing the same Farm-to-Fork goals.
Tahoe South welcomes the return of Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson Resort for the 22nd year, Oct. 1-2. The festival features traditional German foods and desserts complemented by authentic German beers and wines. Attractions include craft booths, pumpkin patch, climbing wall and live music. 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. 1-2. Children and families learn about the Lake Tahoe ecosystem while participating in activities such as treasure hunts, crafts and visits from Smokey Bear and Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet).
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATIONAL ADVENTURES
Slide the City premieres in California with the longest and highest elevation for the 1,000’ slip n' water slide with views of South Lake Tahoe along Ski Run Blvd. Area non-profit, Tahoe Regional Young Professionals, have secured the event in partnership with city, county and community partners to feature a day of live music, vendors and environmental conservation information, Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sliders must be at least 5 years old and 46" or taller. Single ride tickets, three trips or all day passes are available: https://www.slidethecity.com. Use promo code TRYPSLIDE to save 10 percent and for the proceeds to benefit the non-profit.
Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue is back for its 13th year, Sunday, Sept 11 with hundreds of bikers. The Ride to Cure Diabetes offers an adventure for avid bicyclist to circumnavigate 72 miles around Lake Tahoe. There will be remarkable scenery, food, water, first aid stations, and restrooms facilities. This year Tour de Tahoe falls on “Nine-Eleven” and to honor all those who serve, Bike the West is offering a discount for all active military, veterans, law enforcement, fire fighters, first responders and search & rescue personnel. There will be activities open to the public including robotic bomb squad demonstrations, search & rescue and rescue/avalanche dog demonstrations. https://www.bikethewest.com/tour-de-tahoe/
Writers, authors, readers and performers from all around the country will appear at South Lake Tahoe Oct. 21-23 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, a novel writing camp for kids, as well as panels on crafts and yoga. (www.tahoewordwave.com).
The 21st annual 3-day Lake Tahoe Marathon, Oct. 9-11, includes multiple 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).
The Harvey’s Outdoor Concert Series concludes its season with Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Friday, Aug. 26, and Stevie Wonder, Friday, Sept. 2.
The 20th Anniversary Lake Tahoe Summit features President Barack Obama addressing solutions to protect natural treasures, Wednesday, Aug. 31. The annual climate change symposium hosted by Sen. Harry Reid focuses on restoring environmental health and lake water clarity. A performance by The Killers culminates the event at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena. For ticket information: www.ticketmaster.com.\
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.