Have you ever danced on the sand while listening to live music? In South Lake Tahoe you can do that for another month! On Thursdays from 4:30pm-8:30pm, Lakeview Commons features a live band with their stage right on the water’s edge! Take a look at the upcoming line-up here at (www.liveatlakeview.com) And the entrance fee … free! They have free valet parking for your bicycle (recommended transportation because vehicle parking is limited), delicious ice cream, hot and tasty pizza, homemade empanadas, and a beer garden to quench your thirst. And the music is always great.
Another activity that will last for another month or so is the Farmer’s Markets that come to town. There are several on the map on different days of the week and you can always find fresh produce and a unique treat.
August in Tahoe also has to offer Elton John in concert on the evening of the 8th at Harvey’s. Elton John! There is also a Craft Beer Festival (at the MontBleu) on that same day that starts at 2:00pm. If you are looking for a fun, physical challenge, check out the Color Blast 5k Fun Run on the 15th just down the hill in Carson City, or the Lake Tahoe Triathlon that will take place on the west shore at Sugar Pine Point State Park. (There is also a kid’s triathlon at the Recreation Center in town on the 16th, ages 3-13). Last but not least, there will be a full moon hike at our very own Van Sickle Park on the 29th.
If you can’t make it to Tahoe in August, no worries, September is jam-packed with events because the weather is still very pleasant. If you have never experienced “Sample the Sierra”, that is a must, with great food and great wine. We also have the exciting Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race (link http://tahoesouth.com/events/the-great-lake-tahoe-sternwheeler-race/ ), the spectacular Labor Day fireworks show, the Fall Festival Chili Cook Off, the City of Lake Tahoe 50th Anniversary Parade, and don’t forget to bring your bike to the great Lake Tahoe bike race!
Still haven’t made it to Tahoe? Tahoe is just stunning in October. The trees are starting to change colors, it is still sunny with coolness in the air, and you can’t go wrong with attending Oktoberfest in Camp Richardson or the Fall Fish Fest; that is the best time to view our Kokanee Salmon! If you have never been, it is a sight worth seeing! Lake Tahoe Marathon Week cannot go unmentioned - it takes place October 8-11th and offers arguably the most beautiful running events in the world. If running is not your forte, you can also sign up for a paddle board race, a bike race, a kayak race, or a swimming race!
One last thing, the newest restaurant in town cannot go unmentioned either! It is called California Burger and it replaced the old Burger King that used to be in the Village (within walking distance from the Americana or the Stardust). It is a very classy burger joint that offers only the best (grass fed) beef, healthy salads, pickle fries, corn on the cob, and adult milkshakes. Yep, that’s right, adult milkshakes! Bring your appetite and hope to see you there soon!