7 Best Summer Events in Tahoe (Plus 3 in Fall)

Warmer weather is on the way—and so are 10 more reasons to visit Tahoe. These summer events showcase the best of Tahoe, and planning your trip around them will give you even more to do on vacation.

Do you love concerts? Adventure? Food? Whatever your interests, Tahoe has something for you. And because the fun shouldn’t stop when summer ends, we’ve added a few fall events too!

2016 Summer Events

Commons Beach Farmers Market | Tahoe City, CA | May through June

Located at the corner of Commons Beach Road and North Lake Boulevard, this farmers market is a great place to stock your condo with local ingredients.

Resort Recommendation – Granlibakken Tahoe

A woman sells soft drinks to a little girl and her mother at a farmers market stall

Solstice Festival | Tahoe City, CA | June 16 through June 20

Tahoe celebrates the arrival of summer with a car show, wine walk, and concert. Bring Dad and celebrate Father’s Day with local food and more.

Resort Recommendation – Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge

Tahoe City Wine Walk | Tahoe City, CA | June 18

Stroll Tahoe City’s lakefront sidewalks while sipping wine and sampling small bites from the area’s top chefs. This event is part of the Solstice Festival.

Resort Recommendation – Tahoe Beach & Ski Club

Lake Tahoe Winter Walk

Western States Endurance Run | Squaw Valley, CA | June 25 and 26

This epic race begins in Squaw Valley and ends 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California. Even if you’re not gearing up to run 100 miles in less than 48 hours, you can still volunteer or go as a spectator.

Resort Recommendation – GetAways at Olympic Village Inn

Harveys Summer Concert Series | Lake Tahoe, NV | July through August

This annual concert series draws big names to Harveys Lake Tahoe, a massive casino just a short drive from Heavenly. This year, you can see Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, or James Taylor live!

Resort Recommendation – Tahoe Beach & Ski Club

Wanderlust Music & Yoga Festival | Squaw Valley, CA | July 14 through 17

Unleash your inner yogi with four days of yoga, concerts, guided outdoor adventures, and delicious food that nourishes your body and spirit.

Resort Recommendation – Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley

Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest | Squaw Valley, CA | August 13 and 14

Sample 40 different beers for $5 while listening to jazz and funk music. Your entry fee benefits the animals at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Resort Recommendation – Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley

Two hipster musicians play jazz. One has a sax and the other a trombone

2016 Fall Events

National Championship Air Races | Reno, NV | September 14 through 18

The event celebrates its 52nd anniversary with six racing classes plus military and civil aircraft demonstrations. You can also tour a display of static aircraft.

Resort Recommendation – Granlibakken Tahoe

Oktoberfest | Tahoe City, CA | October 1

Enjoy beer, brats, live, music, and games for all ages. Wear your Lederhosen to compete in the costume contest and shop for German-inspired crafts.

Resort Recommendation – Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley

A golden pint of beer sits on a wood table with several salted pretzels

Chocolate & Wine Festival | Incline Village, NV | November 7

Eight chocolatiers and ten wineries offer decadent desserts and drinks alongside hearty appetizers from some of Tahoe’s top chefs. Tickets benefit the Tahoe SAFE Alliance.

Resort Recommendation – Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge

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