Tahoe South Press Releases
#TeamSummer Boasts Best Events on and Around the Lake at Tahoe South
Tahoe South (https://tahoesouth.com) is inviting visitors to dive in the lake, run through the forest, dance the night away, and generally “keep summer wild.” It’s the destination’s most popular time (shhh, don’t tell the other seasons). Whether it’s via a boating adventure, golfing, biking, hiking, gaming or dancing, advocates for summer at “America’s Best Lake” (USA Today) are being asked to boast about it on all their social media channels using the appropriately tagged #TeamSummer @TahoeSouth. Tahoe South launched the “Team Summer” campaign in May with billboards, commercials, radio, online and on all social media channels. https://www.youtube.com/
SPLASH INTO SUMMER
World-class paddlers and enthusiasts strike out from El Dorado Beach, June 28-29, for the nation's premier flat-water standup paddleboard competition, Race the Lake of the Sky (http://racethelakeofthesky.com/). Multiple races are offered including short course, long distance, team relay, grom races and SUP Cross sprint course. There’s also the SUP high jump, limbo and best “sweet” move contests. Vendors, food booths and music are available throughout the weekend.
Recognized by NBC's Today Show as one of the country's top Fourth of July weekend celebrations, Lights on the Lake Fireworks Show is a ritual that packs the shoreline with spectators. The best viewing spots are South Shore’s sandy beaches and aboard boats including the M.S. Dixie II and Tahoe Queen paddlewheelers or private vessels. The display features simultaneous music set to skyrockets on local radio stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490.
Rev up summer with more than 65 wooden antique and classic boats, one of the largest gatherings of classic vessels in Northern California, at the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic, July 25-26 (http://www.tahoewoodenboats.com). The theme for the 7th annual show at the Tahoe Keys Marina & Yacht Club is “Freedom of the Forties” and WWII veterans will receive free entry. All active and retired military service men and women can purchase $10 tickets, a $5 savings.
ICONIC SIGNATURE EVENTS
The American Century Championship, celebrating 25 years as the No. 1 celebrity sports event in the USA, returns to Tahoe South July 15-20, 2014, with a star-studded line-up of sports and entertainment celebrities. Fans will see Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, World Champion Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, legendary golf superstar Annika Sorenstam, Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller, comedian Larry the Cable Guy and dozens of NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL Hall of Famers. (www.TahoeCelebrityGolf.com)
Hot August Nights, Tahoe South Experience returns and revs up with events along Ski Run Boulevard and Heavenly Village, July 25-26. As tradition continues festivities will include show-n-shines, car judging, free entertainment, and vendors (http://www.hotaugustnights.net).
Tour de Tahoe -- Bike Big Blue Ride puts pedal to the pavement during the annual ride to Cure Diabetes (http://www.bikethewest.com). Participants test their mental strength as they circumnavigate 72 miles around Lake Tahoe, Sunday, Sept. 7.
Run multiple marathons over the weekend, run a 10k, half marathon or 20-miler, kids run, swim, kayak, or SUP during one of the many Lake Tahoe Marathon events, Sept. 12-14. The new event organizers have launched the registration/website (http://www.runtahoe.com) and will introduce a brand new event this year, The Mountain Du, which is a ½-mile swim and 5k run.
Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys Outdoor Arena, an annual South Shore favorite, features a mega-star-lineup for all ages: Sara McLachlan, June 24; Carrie Underwood, July 18; Zac Brown Band, July 20; Train, July 25; Journey with Steve Miller Band, July 30; Lady Gaga, Aug. 2; Boston with Doobie Brothers, Aug. 3; Aerosmith with Slash, Aug. 8; Bruno Mars, Aug. 14; Sammy Hagar and Friends, Aug. 16; Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow, Aug. 24; and Eagles, Aug. 29-30. Shows are anticipated to sell out.
The Valhalla Arts & Music Festival (http://valhallatahoe.com/) celebrates music and visual arts from June through fall. In its 35th year, this event series is set against a backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the Tallac Historic Site. It features performances and comedy at the Boathouse Theater, outdoor concerts, festivals, and cultural events.
Meanwhile MontBleu Resort Casino gets funky with the return of Boogie Nights at Blu Nightclub throughout the summer. On major holidays the infamous pool parties inside Onsen Spa will make a splash. Showroom summer entertainment includes: Three Dog Night, June 21; Sinbad, July 5; Frank Caliendo, July19; Chris Isaak, Aug. 9; Trombone Shorty, Aug. 21. www.montbleuresort.com
WILDLY FUN FESTIVALS
The Valhalla Grand Lawn is the site of the annual Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Arts Festival, July 26-27, a cultural gathering that features traditional American Indian dancers and drummers, basket weaving displays, art and great food.
Hundreds of the area's fittest vie for cash prizes at the Tahoe Show, a judged event and a national qualifier, featuring bodybuilding, figure and physique, fitness and bikini. The 4th annual bodybuilding and sculpting competition gets folks jacked up for the main event at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Aug. 23. (http://www.tahoeshow.com/)
Roaring ’20s era costumes, live music, interactive historic house tours, vintage auto rides, classic kid’s games, and food are the centerpiece of the annual Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site Aug. 9-10 (http://tahoeheritage.org).
Sample the Sierra, the 5th annual farm-to-fork festival, celebrates the pairings of sustainable restaurants, local produce, and beverages from Sierra Nevada wineries, breweries, and spirits with entertainment, storytellers and acoustic music. This event offers regional products such as honey, jams, olive oil, and soaps along with pottery, painting, photography, and handmade crafts by regional artists, Aug. 31 at Bijou Community Park. (www.samplethesierra.com)
For real time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and events in Tahoe South, The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth, Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TahoeSouth, and YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA. For Tahoe South information: 1-800-288-2463 or www.tahoesouth.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.