It’s a Go! The Fireworks that is…..

Most of us in South Lake Tahoe breathed a collective sigh of relief recently when it was announced that the Lake Tahoe Visitors Association was able to negotiate a settlement of a potential lawsuit that would have put an end to our glorious fireworks display on the Fourth of July, and Labor Day holidays, this year and for all years to come.  

Our annual fireworks displays have long been a tradition for many families to celebrate our country and the opening and closing of the summer season up here.  The Local residents who brought about the suit, witnessed lack of a system of adequate clean up of the debris from the firework displays.  They felt this default presented a serious danger to the health and clarity of the Lake.   While no one in this community wants to participate in any activity that would present a serious threat to the health of our lake, we did not want to see this tradition we all enjoy on so many levels come to and end. LTVA worked hard to come to a resolution of all these issues, and we can once again look forward to these spectacular displays and holiday celebrations.

The Lake Tahoe Visitors Association is actually a great resource for information about many aspects of what is happening in South Lake Tahoe.  They help to sponsor and promote many of the annual events that we enjoy in this community.  Did you know that there is a direct link to their very informative website this, owner website?   If you just click on the link under the Heading “Lake Tahoe Links,” Local Area Attractions it will take you right to their site http://tahoesouth.com/.

On the “Tahoe South” website you will find all the details for all the fun and interesting events coming up this spring and summer in South Lake Tahoe.  Some upcoming events are the Cowboy Poetry Festival in Genoa on May 4 and 5th and at the end of this month the Valhalla Renaissance Fair. This summer there will be lots of fun music available at the Harrah’s Outdoor amphitheater including Bruno Mars, Journey/Steve Miller Band, The Eagles and Lady Gaga.  You can enter the dates of your next visit to Tahoe and get a detailed list of events and activities taking place in town while you will be here.

We hope to see you soon!

Trick or Treat!

The leaves are falling from trees and the cool air is blowing… Many are carving their pumpkins and getting their costumes ready for Halloween! Yet there is still so much going on. Many fun activities for all ages-from music and dancing to food and wine festivals! Here are a few ideas listed below on some of the activities around town:

Want to listen to some rock and roll music? Then come and listen to Leon Russell who has written and produced some of the best records in popular music. Leon will be playing at Harrah’s Casino on October 26th 2013. Show begins at 7:30pm. For ticket prices please visit their website at: http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com/shows/leon-russell.html#.UhuCkhush8E.

The 35th annual Freakers Ball will be MontBlu Casino on October 26th. Tickets are $30 at the door and doors open at 8pm. For more information please go to: http://montbleuresort.com/general_details.php?id=42.

Robert Irvine, a famous celebrity chef on food network, is coming into town and will be at the Food and Wine festival November 8th-10th at Harrah’s and Harvey’s Casino. For more information on ticket prices and time please visit their website: http://www.harrahs.com/ltfoodandwine.

If you like reggae music, Shaggy will be at Blu Night Club inside MontBlu Casino on November 19th. For more information on prices for tickets visit the website at: http://montbleuresort.com/entertainment.php. Cash prizes will be given for the best Halloween costumes.

Hoping some fun finds YOU this Halloween!

The Leaves Are Changing Color…

The days here in Tahoe are starting to cool down a bit and everyone is getting ready for the fall season with their warm jackets and scarves. Cooler weather in Tahoe never stop us in Tahoe from having fun though…. There’s a lot going on here to celebrate this wonderful season.

This weekend starts with the Lake Tahoe Marathon and Triathlon. You can participate in or watch the events of biking, swimming, kayaking, and of course running. Elena, who works in our administration office, will be participating in the running marathon. She has been running in this marathon for about 7 years and is about to run 13.1 miles this year! Go Elena! For more info go to: http://www.laketahoemarathon.com/.

The Kokanee Salmon Run at Taylor Creek is a fantastic event to enjoy this time of year. The salmon are spawning and there are hundreds of them swimming up the creek in a variety of colors. Walking through the trail with nature all around you and the leaves on the trees changing color is just an amazing feeling. You might even see a bear feeding on the salmon, if you’re lucky! This is a place you must go to, even if you have been there before! More information is available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPyhQoY6BdkOyoCAGixyPg!/?ss=110519&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=STELPRDB5196661&navid=150130000000000&pnavid=150000000000000&position=Feature*&ttype=detail&p.

We like to celebrate the fall season with festivities like the annual “Oktoberfest.” This year it will be on October 5th and 6th at Camp Richardson; it starts at 10am and ends at 5pm. There’s great food, great beer, games and music! For more info visit the website at: http://www.camprichardson.com/event-calendar. Another fall event is the “Pony and Pumpkin Festival” on October 12th and 13th. With pony and wagon rides, a bouncy house, live music, food vendors, and even a beer garden for the adults! Admission is free. For more information: http://www.ponynpumpkin.com/.

There’s also some great music scheduled to come our way. If you like southern rock with a little country, then come and watch Drive By Truckers inside Harrah’s Show Room on Friday Sept 28th at 7pm. Ticket prices and more details available at http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com/shows/drive-by-truckers.html#.UhuDdhush8E. For an evening of comedy and music, see Steve Martin and the Canyon Rangers at MontBleu Casino on October 5th at 9pm. For more information on ticket prices, visit their website at http://montbleuresort.com/general_details.php?id=497. Looking for a little more rock? The Blue Oyster Cult is playing on Oct 12th at the Harrah’s Showroom. Doors open at 7:30pm. For ticket prices and information visit: http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com/shows/boc.html#.UhuA7Rush8E.

This is the perfect time of year to take a drive around the Lake, a trip out to Hope Valley (about 20 minutes from us) (http://www.hopevalleyca.com/), or one of the many trail hikes in the area to see all the leaves on the trees changing color. Call us at the resort to make your fall reservations!


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