We have made it to June, and our weather is looking up after a rainy (and snowy) May! The last weekend in May was the only one where we didn’t get some kind of precipitation. Which, we very much needed during this drought! June is off to a great start, with summer-like temperatures at the beginning of the week. This weekend our forecast is calling for scattered thundershowers. But that doesn’t mean we won’t get a little bit of fun in the sun. June is the last month of slow season before we jump right into the busy summer months on July 1st. Until then, we have some great activities here in South Lake Tahoe for those here to partake in. Here are just a few of our top suggestions!
The Valhalla Renaissance Faire
When: Saturday June 6, 2015 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday June 7 10:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Camp Richardson Campground
The Valhalla Renaissance Faire: In its final weekend for 2015, the Valhalla Renaissance Faire occurs Saturday and Sunday at Camp Richardson Resort. For more information see our last blog post!
National Trails Day with Tahoe Rim Trail Association
When: Saturday June 6, 2015 at 8:30am
Where: Meet at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Back Parking Lot
Honor National Trails Day by spending the day with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association! There will be two public hikes, a booth at Explore Tahoe with education activities and trail projects to help maintain the trail at Van Sickle Bi-State Park. RSVP Required.
Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series
When: Friday June 5, 2015 and Saturday June 6, 2015 at 5:00pm
Where: Heavenly Village
Relax in the Heavenly Village with a cocktail and listen to some of South Lake Tahoe’s local musicians. This weekend, the Electric Jimmy’s kick off the fun on Friday with their classic rock and Greateful Dead Tribute music. Saturday continues with more classic/jam rock sounds from Tracorum.
When: Saturday June 6, 2015 at 9:00pm
Where: Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
With top hits that include ‘Hot-Blooded,’ ‘Juke Box Hero,’ Feels Like the First Time,’ and the popular ‘Cold As Ice’ this band needs no introduction. The band consists of lead guitarist Mick Jones, lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and Tom Gimbel their multi-instrumentalist. You will be up and out of your seats in no time!
When: Saturday June 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Spend the evening with blues guitar legend Elvin Bishop and his band. In the early 70s Bishop earned a top hit titled ‘Fooled Around and Fell In Love.’ As Guitar World puts it “Rousing, down-home, feel-good music…spunky rhythms and razor-sharp slide…Bishop’s a superb guitarist of great strength and skill…a rockin’ good time.
America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride 2015
When: Sunday June 7, 2015
Where: Lake Tahoe
The 24th annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride is back, hosted by Bike the West and the Leukemia & Lymphona Society. The multiple events during the day include a Boat Cruise/35-Mile Fun Ride, 72-mile ride around Lake Tahoe and a full 100-mile ride. The start and finish are in ‘Parking Lot C’ of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. If you are not participating, get out there and cheer on some riders!
Brad Paisley with Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton
When: Thursday June 11, 2015 at 7:00pm
Where: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
Brad Paisley is back again to kick off the summer concert series at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s. This popular singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer has hosted the CMA awards not to mention earned numerous awards and top singles. His recognizable tunes include ‘We Danced,’ ‘I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),’ ‘Mud on the Tires,’ ‘Whiskey Lullaby,’ and so many more!
Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
When: Saturday June 20, 2015 at 7:30pmWhere: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Head to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe for an evening with Dave Mason and Traffic as they take you through their early musical years to today. This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer co-founded the legendary band, Traffic when we was a teenager. Their classics include ‘We Just Disagree,’ ‘Only You Know And I Know,’ ‘World In Changes,’ and ‘Feelin Alright.’
The 10th Tee Summer Music Festival
When: Sunday June 21, 2015 at 4:00pm
Where: Lake Tahoe Golf Course
This music series will occur the the third Sunday of each month through September. The show is free to everyone, and hosted in by On Course Events who also put on the popular Like At Lakeview Summer Music Series. The shows take place in Meyers at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course. Free music, good people and good vibes – what is not to love?
Race the Lake of the Sky
When: Wednesday June 24, 2015 – Sunday June 28, 2015
Where: El Dorado Beach
This family friendly event occurs over a few days and draws some of the worlds best athletes as they compete in various stand up paddlboard races. The event, hosted by South Tahoe Standup Paddle, focuses on bringing the SUP community together with friendly competitions. There are races for everyone, so don’t be shy about signing up!
Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series
When: Thursday June 25, 2015
Where: Lakeview Commons/Ed Dorado Beach
This event has been growing in popularity each summer, and it easy to see why. It is hard to turn down an evening of FREE music, a beer garden, gorgeous views, local vendors and great people! Parking is limited and this event can be crowded, so take advantage of the free bike valet and cruise to the event on two wheels rather than four!
Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival
When: Saturday June 27, 2015
Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
This event will launch the BaseJam Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series hosted by the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe! Head to the back parking lot, where it will be transformed into a large amphitheater. Co-headling on Saturday is Iration and Matisyahu who will be joined by Green, Don Carlos, Furtunate Youth, Vokab Kompany and Squarefield Massive. This event is family friendly, and children under 6 get in free!