Lake Tahoe Events
Here in Lake Tahoe there’s no shortage of events to keep your calendar full throughout the year. Whether you’re into golf, skiing, concerts or comedians, we have the perfect event for you. Many times throughout the year, people ask what the best South Lake Tahoe events are, so we compiled a list.
Here are the Biggest Lake Tahoe Events Each Year
American Century Celebrity Golf Championship
The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship is a week-long Lake Tahoe event offering spectators the opportunity to watch 80 professional athletes and celebrities compete for their share of the $600,000 Purse and the American Century Championship Cup in a 54-hole tournament. This family-friendly event takes place at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, located in Tahoe South. Celebrities who have previously appeared include Steph Curry, Aaron Rodgers, Ray Romano and Jerry Rice.
Lights on the Lake Fireworks
Every year, thousands of people head to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July holiday celebration. There are many places to watch fireworks over the lake, including right here in Tahoe South. Families can watch the sky light up from Nevada Beach, Lakeside Beach, Lakeview Commons and more. This spectacular site is one the entire family will enjoy.
SnowGlobe Music Festival
SnowGlobe Music Festival combines the world’s best musicians with the world’s best snow conditions providing a one-of-a-kind experience that offers the ultimate fusion: music and mountains around the New Years holiday annually. With many stages of world-class musicians, the live music at SnowGlobe is sure to satisfy the music fan in you.
Fall Fish Fest
Come celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center here in Tahoe South. The Festival is a two-day event held each fall. Fall Fish Fest celebrates the dramatic and colorful spawning behaviors of the Kokanee Salmon. The Festival is a family event encouraging participation by children and their parents in a wide variety of educational and entertaining events.
Heavenly Holidays in the Heavenly Village
‘Tis the Season
Enjoy South Lake Tahoe as your home away from home for the holidays. While snow-capped mountains, sparkling Christmas lights, and world-class skiing are staples of the regular South Lake Tahoe scene, believe it or not, things get even more wild and festive during the holidays. Discover your new holiday tradition this season at Heavenly Holidays. Experience the best winter has to offer with music, food and holiday activities! Give the gift of something they’ll never forget.
New Year’s Eve at Heavenly
This event takes place at Heavenly Ski Resort on New Year’s Eve each year when fire, lights, and music fill the air. Live music begins at 4:30 pm, and at 9:00 pm, in time for the midnight Ball Drop in New York City’s Time Square, Heavenly’s Gondola Ball Drop will cross above the crowd and the most spectacular fireworks display that has ever hit the Heavenly Village. Rung in by celebrity icon, Mark McGrath of the band Sugar Ray from the top of the parking garage will be lit up like never before. The party continues into the night at one of the many casino nightclubs.
Lake Tahoe Half Marathon
The Rock Tahoe Half Marathon, a 13.1-mile course, starts at Spooner Summit and drops over 1,000 feet as it winds its way down Highway 50 along the stunning East Shore of Lake Tahoe to a finish line at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. There is no shortage of amazing scenery during this Tahoe half marathon.
Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson
Oktoberfest Activities include German food and desserts, an owner and dog dress up contest, craft booths, face painting, pumpkin patch, balloon art, bounce house, bungee platform, climbing wall, live music featuring polka from the “Gruber Family Band,” and the event’s always popular beer and wine garden.
Freaker’s Ball at Montbleu
South Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort presents the Annual Freakers Ball Halloween Party each year. This night of haunted happenings includes sultry go-go dancers, a live band, DJs, and drink specials that last all night long. Come in costume for a chance to win cash and prizes.
Valhalla Renaissance Faire
Back by popular demand, and with thanks from Camp Richardson and USFS, Valhalla Renaissance Faire returns to South Lake Tahoe. Be a part of history. Come in costume, or come as you are and immerse yourself in games, theater and splendid Renaissance village and marketplace. Enjoy seven acres of continuous entertainment on four stages, scores of merchants and over 1,000 actors, hard hitting, lance splitting jousting, live sword fighting, children’s games, educational demonstrations, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, food, beverages, and fun!
Kick off the summer with craft brew tastings from all over Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas at Tahoe Brewfest. Enjoy a home brewers competition, live music, arts and craft vendors, and delicious food! The festival features breweries from both the North and South shore of the lake, as well as other participants from Northern California and Nevada.
Summer Concert Series
South Lake Tahoe concerts heat up in the summer with the Summer Concert Series taking place at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. This venue hosts some of the hottest music acts under the stars in their 4,000-seat amphitheater with a star-studded lineup. Previous performers include Lady Gaga, Paul Simon and Keith Urban.
Labor Day Lake Tahoe
Before summer segues to fall, Tahoe South will celebrate a Labor Day last call: an amped-up holiday weekend of non-stop activities on and off the water including a Carnival, Art & Music Festival, Laser show at Lakeview Commons, and outdoor and showroom concerts.
Sample the Sierra
Local libations and regionally sourced cuisine are on the menu at the 10th annual Sample the Sierra food and wine festival, Saturday, September 14, 2019. Early bird tickets will be available for the region’s only farm-to-fork fair celebrating homegrown food, wines, spirits and brews, and the opportunity for businesses to participate in the growing foodie culture in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (www.samplethesierra.com)
Tahoe South is stoked to announce, Spring Loaded, which is one of the best Lake Tahoe events to bring together the best of spring and winter with live music, loud outfits, lodging specials, restaurant deals and four weekends and three weeks of sun and fun. Festivities include on-mountain events at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain, Sierra-at-Tahoe, happy hour specials, mid-week entertainment, and LOADS of live events and guest performers!
Amgen Tour of California
The 2019 Amgen Tour of California, America’s premier cycling event, will be the longest and most challenging in its 14-year history, including a Men’s Stage 2 finish from Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe on May 13. The route will start at sea level and gain an elevation of 14,500 feet as the cyclists pass stunning views along U.S. Highway 89 over Carson and Luther Passes.