Can’t Miss Tahoe-Truckee Summer Events

We are already getting excited for all the shows, events and fun for the whole family offered in the Tahoe-Truckee area during the spring and summer. Be ready to mark dates of all the local fan favorites.

Truckee Thursdays

Every Thursday, June 11 – August 20, 2020

As if summer in Truckee wasn’t cool enough, Truckee Thursday’s will celebrate its 13th year of being the town’s weekly summer gathering of residents, visitors, artisans, musicians and culinary vendors. If you only have a limited time to experience Truckee, then this is a can’t-miss event to get a taste of all Truckee has to offer.  And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to get to with the complimentary shuttle service that runs all over Truckee from 5pm – 9pm.

Craw Thaw Music Festival

May 29 – 31, 2020

This New Orleans inspired street festival marks spring’s arrival in Truckee. 2020 will be the festival’s 3rd year taking over downtown Truckee, helping locals and visitors alike ‘thaw’ out and enjoy 3-days of Cajun themed celebration. Jazz and reggae bands play all 3 days, while food and beverage vendors line Donner Pass Road offering everything from crawfish gumbo to fresh baked beignets. Saturday is all about the kids featuring face painting, the annual “Craw Cross” race and hands-on music and craft vendors.

Shakespeare Festival

July – August

Check website for showtimes, dates and details.

Lake Tahoe’s Shakespeare Festival began in 1972 with the simple mission to promote historical arts & culture in a fun, unique and exciting way. The festival has been named one of the most outstanding outdoor cultural events in the entire nation. Dip your toes in the sand, pack a picnic and experience 48 years of an unforgettable Lake Tahoe tradition.

Truckee-Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Get to see what the inside of a B-25 Bomber looks like, step inside the cockpit of a Navy Skyhawk and watch a 500-horse powered bi-plane twist and turn in the air before swooping by the crowd at over 80 miles per hour.  The event is free to attend (including free parking), however there is a VIP ticket to upgrade your experience with access to catered lunches, beverages (including beer and wine), all day shade and front row seating for the air show, with all proceeds going directly to Truckee and North Lake Tahoe youth organizations. There is also an opportunity to sign your child up to take a complementary flight in some of the coolest planes on the Sunday following the event!

Live Music Around Tahoe

PJ’s at Gray’s Crossing
When: 5:30-7:30pm every Tuesday, June – September
Kick off your sandals, throw down a blanket and enjoy the outdoor BBQ and bar just steps from the live music overlooking the 18th hole.

Music in the Park
When: 6:30 – 8:30pm every Wednesday, June – August
Can be found in the Truckee Regional Park amphitheater every Wednesday and is a great reason for a mid-week night out with the family.

Northstar’s Village
When: Thursday – Sunday all year long
A family favorite for outdoor music. Grab a cocktail at their outdoor cabanas (lined with heat lamps and fire pits in the winter) or grab some skates and enjoy the music on the rink.

King Beach
When: 6:30 – 8:30pm every Friday, June – August
Hosts music on the beach every Friday evening featuring beer, wine and food vendors lining the main beach.

When:  6:30 – 9:30pm every Thursday and Friday, all year long
Is the local’s favorite for bringing some of the best musicians through Truckee every year. Sit by the fireplace in the winter and head out to the deck overlooking downtown Truckee in the summer.

Commons Beach in Tahoe City
When:  4:00 – 7:00pm every Sunday, June – September
Hosts double sets every Sunday afternoon right on the water near the kids playground and has several food, drink and ice cream vendors to choose from.

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