Kids may be back in school, but that does not mean summer is over! Mother Nature certainly seems to think otherwise, as our weather recently has been Summer-Perfection. Those lucky enough to be in South Lake Tahoe right now, get to enjoy gorgeous sunny weather on crowd-less beaches. For those that are back on the school schedule, Labor Day is your last summer hurrah. And what better place to spend it than South Lake Tahoe?
There are plenty of scheduled events happening in town, and all the normal summer activities are still in full swing. I know we don’t need to twist your arm too much but here are a few of the major events you can enjoy!
South Lake Tahoe Labor Day Weekend Events
Heavenly Village Days on Labor Day Car Show
September 4 – 7, 2015
If you have spent any summer weekend in South Lake Tahoe, I am sure you have strolled through the Heavenly Village and seen vintage cars on the sidewalk. The car show is a summer staple in town. Walk through and visit booths at the sidewalk sale, and lots of cool cars, trucks and motorcycles.
Heavenly Sports Labor Day Tent Sale
September 5 – 7
It is never too soon to start thinking about winter sports! Heavenly Sports puts on a large tent sale every labor day, selling equipment and gear for up to 70% off retail price! Get you and your family outfitted for an epic winter. If you have already purchased your Epic Tahoe Value or Epic Tahoe Local season pass will receive $25 off a purchase of $250 or more!
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
Monday 10am – 2pm
Sammy Hagar and the Circle Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
Sammy Hagar returns again with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham & Vic Johnson (The Circle). Presented by Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, this concert is sure to be a great time. The event occurs rain or shine starting at 7:30pm. Can’t get enough of Sammy? Head to Cabo Wabo for a great after party.
The Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race
Where else can you watch two old sternwheeler paddle boats race each other? The annual Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race takes place over Labor Day Weekend along the southeastern shoreline of Lake Tahoe. It is the battle of the states, with the Nevada MS Dixie II versus California’s Tahoe Queen. They will race four miles to find out who is the fastest in the South Shore. Watch from the shoreline, or you can even ride on one of the boats!
Heavenly Mountain Run
If running up a mountain is more your cup-o-tea, then you can choose to partake in the Heavenly Mountain Run. Runners have the pleasure of running from the California Base Lodge up Maggie’s to Hellwinkles and along the California Trail to the Tamarack Lodge! Climbing 5.9 miles and ending at 9,150 feet above sea level, this is not your average Sunday jog. Once you have run up the mountain, enjoy the gorgeous views and ride the Heavenly Gondola back to the village.
Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association’s Rose to Toads Showcase
September 6, 2015
The 5th annual Rose to Toads Showcase takes place on Sunday from dawn until dusk. If you are an avid mountain biker, and want to see some of the most gorgeous trails around Tahoe this is the event for you. The ride is over 60 miles with 8,000 feel of vertical descent. It is not a race, and riders can travel at their own level and pace!
Sample the Sierra – A farm-to-fork festival celebrating the best food, wine, and art in the Sierra Nevada
September 6, 2015
This unique event celebrates our local art, food and wine in the Sierra Nevada. Your ticket gets you in to the event, where you can enjoy samples until your belly is full. Local wineries participating include Madrona Vineyards, Crystal Basin Cellars and Auriga Wine Cellars. Booths include everything from local jewelry to spices to gourmet chocolate. The event takes place at Bijou Community Park from noon until 5pm.
Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza
September 6, 2015
We are lucky in South Lake Tahoe to get the opportunity to witness two spectacular fireworks shows over the summer. The first being July 4th, and the second is over Labor Day. Some folks actually enjoy the Labor Day fireworks more, because the crowds are less than in July! The show takes place at 8:30pm on Sunday night. The show is visible from all over town, with the barge located close off the shore around Nevada Beach. Tune in to our local radio station while you watch for a simultaneous music broadcast!
If you are convinced that South Lake Tahoe is the place to be, contact one of our reservation agents to book your luxury vacation rental today! We still have a great selection of luxury homes available for the weekend, and we are now accepting two night reservations.
We are also offering last minute Labor Day Weekend special! Use promo code LABORDAY10 for a ten percent discount off the nightly rate. Book online with this code and the discount will be applied, or call one of our friendly reservation agents for assistance!