Winter is officially done, and we are now looking forward to Spring. Of course, that is after our brief return to winter that occurred on Tuesday. Yes, if you were not up here to experience it, South Lake Tahoe just experienced winter for the first time in a long time. After this abysmal winter many of us forgot what snow even looked and felt like (and forgot how to drive in it). With many of the ski resorts closed, the snow came as more of a nuisance than a pleasure (of course, we do need any moisture we can get). But one day later, and the sun was back shining and we are now out enjoying the spring-like weather. If you are coming up to South Lake Tahoe this April (which you should) here are some of the local events going on!
Heavenly Mountain Resort
When: Now through April 19
Where: Heavenly Mountain Resort
Time: 9am – 4pm daily
Heavenly Mountain Resort is still operating, with the gondola open through April 19. Grab a few Spring turns before the mountain closes, and gets ready for summer operations. If you are not a skier or snowboarding, now is a great time to try it out! Or, just ride up the gondola and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe from the mid-station viewing deck. You will not be disappointed!
The Improv at Harveys Lake Tahoe with host Howie Nave
When: Wednesday – Sunday
Where: The Cabaret Theater at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino
Are you in need of a good laugh? Why not head over to one of the popular Improv shows at Harveys Lake Tahoe? Host Howie Nave has different special guests each week, and they are sure have you rolling in laughter. This month headliners include James Stephens III, Dark, John Melendez and Dana Eagle. Tickets are $25 (plus tax) and the show starts at 9pm!
Music at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
When: All Month Long!
Where: VINYL inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Time: 9pm (doors open at 8:00pm)
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe opened this winter, and have provided South Lake Tahoe with stellar entertainment since! And one of our favorite things they have done, is bring us FREE concerts. Yes, no tickets needed! They have a great mix of free and ticketed entertainment booked through April, and here is the lineup:
Friday April 10: Big Eyed Phish – FREE
Saturday April 11: LIT
Wednesday April 15: Buck Ford – FREE
Friday April 17: Arden Park Roots – FREE
Thursday April 23: Reckless Kelly
Saturday April 25: Rash – FREE
Wednesday April 29: Left of Center – FREE
Thursday April 30: Naïve Melodies – FREE
Live Music at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
When: Saturday April 18 and 25
Where: Harrah’s South Shore Room
Time: Doors open at 7:30pm
South Lake Tahoe really is blessed with a great music scene, considering we are a small community located in the mountains. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe has been producing great shows for decades. And we still have two great shows left in April. The first, on Saturday April 18 is the American musician and songwriter Leon Russell. Tickets are still available for $57 and doors open at 7:30. Jose Feliciano will be performing on Saturday April 25, for the last big show of April. Enjoy the mix of styles from this guitarist, singer and composer.
Entertainment at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
When: Thursday April 16 and Saturday April 18
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
MontBleu has two great nights of entertainment left during April. The first, on Thursday April 16th is a night with Z&G&E featuring The Grouch and Eligh inside Blu. You will be captivated by their down to earth hip hop sounds, and it is sure to be a great show. The final big concert in April is a performance by the Little River Band with Special Guest Gary Mule Deer on April 18. These Australian natives will have you on your feet with their catchy songs, strong vocals and guitar playing. Tickets start at $52.50.
Genoa Cowboy Festival
When: Thursday April 30 – Sunday May 3
Where: Town of Genoa, NV
Time: All Day!
Travel back in time to the town of the Genoa, the first permanent settlement in Nevada. This festival celebrates the cowboy way, and the western lifestyle that started this town in 1851. The streets of this little town are closed and musicians, local artists, food vendors and performers take over to show you what life was like in the 19th century. Learn about Mark Twain and Snowshoe Thompson or have a drink at Genoa Bar, the oldest saloon in Nevada! Great for both adults and kids and all daytime events are free!
Spring is a great season to visit South Lake Tahoe, town is not as crowded and you can enjoy a mix of Winter and Summer activities (weather depending). Another fantastic reason to visit during the Spring, Spring rental rates! Our rates decrease in the off-season, giving you great prices on our luxury vacation rentals. Call one of our reservation agents today and mention this post and receive an ever bigger discount. Or start your search Here.