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Lake Tahoe Events 2009


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LAKE TAHOE EVENTS 2009



MARCH 2009

Mar 1 - Mar 7
Lake Tahoe WinterFest Gay & Lesbian Ski Week® 2009
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
More Info: Visit the Website
Phone: (877) 777-4950
WinterFest is Lake Tahoe's original Gay and Lesbian Ski Week since 1996, with a full week of World Class Skiing, Nightly Entertainment and non-stop action. Lake Tahoe WinterFest is the largest Gay and Lesbian Event in Lake Tahoe and provides non stop action all week long!


Mar 3 - Mar 8
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Rocky LaPorte and Doug Starks
Harveys Cabaret
Stateline, NV 89449
More Info: Visit the Website
Tollfree: (800) 427-8397      Phone: (775) 588-2411
The Improv runs daily except on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.
Located in: Harveys Resort & Casino


Mar 7
Los Lobos at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
South Shore Room
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Stateline, NV 89449
More Info: Visit the Website
Tollfree: (800) 427-7247      Phone: (775) 588-6611
America’s most distinctive and original Hispanic rock band. Starts at 7:30pm.
Located in: Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Mar 8
Pints & Paddles Cruise Aboard The New Tahoe Queen
Tahoe Queen
Ski Run Marina
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
http://www.zephyrcove.com/
Tollfree: (800) 23-TAHOE (82463)      Phone: (530) 543-6190
Food, Live Entertainment and Beer Tasting. March 8 and April 5, 2009. 2.5 hour cruise, Casual Octoberfest-style dining, Awesome live music from a local band, and A souvenir mug with your first beer. For more information or reservations call 1-800-23-TAHOE.
Located in: Tahoe Queen

Mar 10 - Mar 15
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Kivi Rogers and Shayla Rivera
Harveys Cabaret
Stateline, NV 89449
More Info: Visit the Website
Tollfree: (800) 427-8397      Phone: (775) 588-2411
The Improv is dark on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.
Located in: Harveys Resort & Casino

Mar 11
Full Moon Snow Shoe Cocktail Races at The Beacon Bar & Grill
1900 Jameson Beach Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 541-0630
http://www.camprichardson.com/
Run around the track, wearing snowshoes, carrying a tray of "drinks". The person who finishes first..and spills the least..WINS! Have fun and win prizes from Camp Richardson Resort, Sierra-At-Tahoe, Red Bull, The Sportsman, Tahoe Thunder, Tahoe Bowl, SunSational Tans, Adventure Connection & more. Race starts at 7:00 PM.
Located in: Beacon Bar & Grill

March 17 2009
St. Patrick’s Day Race
Wear the green and come to Heavenly on St. Patrick’s Day to compete for prizes in the Irish obstacle course while listening to old rock and roll music. Call (800) 2-HEAVEN for more information.

Mar 17 - Mar 22
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Jackie Flynn co-headlining with Kevin Flynn
Harveys Cabaret
Stateline, NV 89449
Tollfree: (800) 427-8397      Phone: (775) 588-2411
The Improv runs daily except on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.
Located in: Harveys Resort & Casino

Mar 18 - Mar 22
North American Freeskiing and Big Mountain Snowboarding Championships
Hwy. 88
P.O. Box 1
Kirkwood, CA 95646
http://www.kirkwood.com
Email: info@kirkwood.com
Tollfree: (877) KIRKWOOD      Phone: (209) 258-6000
Top Freeskiers and Snowboarders in the world compete on Kirkwood's slopes.
Located in: Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Mar 20 - Mar 21
Tower of Power at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Stateline, NV 89449
More Info: Visit the Website
Tollfree: (800) 427-7247      Phone: (775) 588-6611
South Shore Room, 7:30 PM.
Located in: Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Mar 21
Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Northern CA
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
http://www.sonc.org/regions/region_ne_article2.html
Phone: (925) 944-8801 ext. 215
Experience the Coolest Event of the Year! On March 21, 2009, hundreds of hearty souls with warm hearts will brave the chilly waters of South Lake Tahoe at Zephyr Cove to raise money for Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Take the plunge and ask your family, friends and co-workers to make a monetary pledge to support you. Plungers who raise $100 or more will receive a Polar Plunge sweatshirt. Costumes are encouraged and crazy fun can be expected!! Be a Team Captain and form your own team of plungers who will join you and ask their friends, family and co-workers for pledges. Registration begins at 10:30 am at Zephyr Cove. Costume contest is at 11:30 and plunge happens at 12 noon. The Post party takes place on the M.S. Dixie immediately following the Plunge. To register visit www.sonc.org/polarplunge or call 925-944-8801 ext. 215 for more information. The public is invited to participate!

Mar 24 - Mar 29
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Mike Pace and Chipper Lowell
Harveys Cabaret
Stateline, NV 89449
Tollfree: (800) 427-8397      Phone: (775) 588-2411
The Improv runs daily except on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.

Mar 28
WAR
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Stateline, NV 89449
Tollfree: (800) HARRAHS (427-7247)      Phone: (775) 588-6611
Catch one of the most popular funk groups of the 70s live in Harrah's South Shore room, 7:30 PM.
Located in: Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Feb 27 2009 - March 8 2009
Snowfest of Lake Tahoe & Truckee
Enjoy snow events at these resorts: Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar-at-Tahoe, and more; Participate in events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater; and there will be plenty of wining and dining to be had at North Lake Tahoe's many fine restaurants and lively establishments. Contact: P.O. Box 464 Tahoe City, CA 96145 (530) 583-7167 info@tahoesnowfestival.com


APRIL 2009

Apr 1-5
Carnival Cabaret Starring Gypsy at the Horizon Casino Resort
Horizon Casino Resort
More Info: Phone: (775) 588-6211 Come see the Carnival Cabaret - Starring Gypsy! This is a high energy show featuring impressions, impersonations, comedy and dance, and an all-new cast of five female impersonators provides lots of comedy and musical entertainment while impersonating Cher, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Judy Garland, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Prince and Dionne Warwick. Call for available showtimes. No show on Tuesdays. Tickets are $26.95 plus tax. Minors are welcome to attend the show, but be advised there is some adult humor. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-683-8266 or at www.ticketmaster.com.

Apr 1-5
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Rocky LaPorte and Johnny Steele
Harveys Cabaret Stateline, NV
More Info:Tollfree: (800) 427-8397 Phone: (775) 588-2411 The Improv is dark on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.

Dates TBA
Dummy Gelande
Enjoy the show in Heavenly, early to mid-April, as dummies on skis are sent flying in a competition by their owners for prizes. Call (800) 2-HEAVEN for more information.
Gunbarrel 25
Early in April, freestyle skiing expert Glen Plake hosts a marathon on Gunbarrel, North America's most challenging black-diamond bump run, with multiple categories for all types of skiers and awards. Call (800) HEAVENLY for more information.

Superpark Sundays
Every Sunday in Kirkwood’s Superpark is filled with a variety of competitions for the whole family. Call (209) 258-6000 for more information.

Apr 4
Neil Sedaka at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Stateline, NV 89449
Tollfree: (800) HARRAHS (427-7247)      Phone: (775) 588-6611
7:30 PM in the South Shore Room.
Located in: Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Apr 4 & 11
Last Tracks Wine Tasting at Diamond Peak
From the mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge, guests enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe while tasting fine wines and tasty appetizers. Afterwards, guests ski, telemark or snowboard down a freshly groomed blue corduroy run to the bottom. Last Tracks is held on Saturdays until the end of the season. Events start approximately at 4pm. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today ! Single event tickets are $32. A Last Tracks Season Pass for $200 will secure your spot at every Last Tracks during the season! Participants must ski or snowboard down from the event and must be at least at the intermediate level. Must be 21 to attend wine tasting. Diamond Peak Ski Resort, 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451

April 4 & 5th
El Dorado Winery Passport Weekend
 Join 26 El Dorado winemakers in their cellars for a
fun barrel tasting weekend.
Wine Tastings and food pairings
Advance Tickets required
For details and tickets go to
www.ElDoradoWines.org

Apr 5
Pints & Paddles Cruise Aboard The New Tahoe Queen
Tahoe Queen
Ski Run Marina
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Tollfree: (800) 23-TAHOE (82463)      Phone: (530) 543-6190
Food, Live Entertainment and Beer Tasting. 2.5 hour cruise, Casual Octoberfest-style dining, Awesome live music from a local band, and A souvenir mug with your first beer. For more information or reservations call 1-800-23-TAHOE.
Located in: Tahoe Queen

Apr 7 - Apr 12
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Maryellen Hooper and Don McEnery
Harveys Cabaret
Stateline, NV 89449
Tollfree: (800) 427-8397 Phone: (775) 588-2411
The Improv is dark on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.

Apr 10
Tot Easter Egg Hunt
Kahle Community Center
236 Kingsbury Grade
Stateline, NV 89449
Phone: (775) 586-7271
Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department along with Tahoe Douglas Firefighters Association will sponsor the annual Tot Easter Egg Hunt at Kahle Community Park. The event will begin at 11 AM and all children ages 6 and under are invited to attend. There is no charge for children to participate. An Eggstra special day for Family Fun! The Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs outside and you can climb on fire trucks. Come inside and enjoy our bounce house, indoor playground and refreshments. Bring a basket to collect eggs and a camera for an Eggsciting day! Hunt begins at 11am and gym will be open until 1pm.
Located in: Kahle Community Center

April 4 & 11
Last Tracks Wine Tasting at Diamond Peak
From the mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge, guests enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe while tasting fine wines and tasty appetizers. Afterwards, guests ski, telemark or snowboard down a freshly groomed blue corduroy run to the bottom. Last Tracks is held on Saturdays until the end of the season. Events start approximately at 4pm. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today ! Single event tickets are $32. A Last Tracks Season Pass for $200 will secure your spot at every Last Tracks during the season! Participants must ski or snowboard down from the event and must be at least at the intermediate level. Must be 21 to attend wine tasting. Diamond Peak Ski Resort, 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451

Apr 11
Colin Quinn at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
South Shore Room
Stateline, NV 89449
Tollfree: (800) HARRAHS      Phone: (775) 588-6611
7:30 PM. South Shore Room.
Located in: Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Apr 14
The Hold Steady at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
More Info: Tollfree: (800) HARRAHS Phone: (775) 588-6611 South Shore Room, 7:30 PM.

Apr 14-19
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Joe Starr and Scott Kennedy
Harveys Cabaret
More Info: Tollfree: (800) 427-8397 Phone: (775) 588-2411 The Improv is dark on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.

Apr 18
The Family Stone Project at Harrah's South Shore Room
Harrah's Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
More Info: Tollfree: (800) Harrahs Phone: (775) 588-6611 7:30 PM in the South Shore Room.

Apr 21 - Apr 26
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Gary Valentine and Mike Burton
Harveys Cabaret
More Info: Tollfree: (800) 427-8397 Phone: (775) 588-2411 The Improv is dark on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.

Apr 25
Glen Campbell at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
More Info: Tollfree: (800) HARRAHS (427-7247) Phone: (775) 588-6611 7:30 PM in the South Shore Room.

Apr 28 - May 3
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Chipper Lowell
Harveys Cabaret
More Info: Tollfree: (800)427-8397 Phone: (775) 588-2411 The Improv is dark on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.

Apr 21 - Apr 26
The Improv at Harveys - Howie Nave: Host & Emcee, Gary Valentine and Mike Burton
Harveys Cabaret
More Info: Tollfree: (800) 427-8397 Phone: (775) 588-2411 The Improv is dark on Mondays. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over. Show time is 9:00 PM. Show times, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.

MAY 2009

Dates TBA
Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting
In mid-May, the Edgewood Golf Clubhouse in Heavenly sponsors an evening fundraiser for the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation, with refreshments provided by local restaurants. Call (530) 541-7354 for more information.

Dates TBA
Reno River Festival
Truckee River Whitewater Park in downtown Reno is the site for Reno River Festival, with a growing roster of events, exhibitors, activities and competitions, including kayak professionals and amateur athletes. Call (800) FOR-RENO for more information.

Cinco de Mayo
Reno opens its downtown area to food and craft booths, and a variety of Mexican-themed events and entertainment during the first week in May. Call (775) 825-1727 for more information.

May 7
Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting Auction at Edgewood
Edgewood Tahoe
Stateline, NV 89449
Phone: (530) 543-5614
Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting at Edgewood Tahoe. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. $75 per person or a $50 minimum wine donation.
Located in: Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

May 16
Joan Rivers at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Stateline, NV 89449
Tollfree: (775) 588-6611      Phone: (800) HARRAHS (427-7247)
South Shore Room, 7:30 PM.
Located in: Harrah's Lake Tahoe

May 23
Robin Trower at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
South Shore Room
Stateline, NV 89449
Tollfree: (800) HARRAHS (427-7247)      Phone: (775) 588-6611
South Shore Room, 7:30 PM.
Located in: Harrah's Lake Tahoe

May 24
Buddy Guy at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
South Shore Room
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Stateline, NV 89449
Tollfree: (800) HARRAH'S      Phone: (775) 588-6611
Harrah's South Shore Room, 7:30 PM.
Located in: Harrah's Lake Tahoe


JUNE 2009

Wine Tasting & Restaurant Faire
Early in June, Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner hosts a festival where local restaurants and wineries offer samples of their best, and visitors can enjoy live music, a silent auction, souvenir glasses and more, at the Coyote Moon Golf Course in Truckee. Call (530) 414-4028 for more information.
Minden Rotary Hot Air Balloon Race
The sky over Carson Valley is filled with color in this annual competition, held during the second week in June, at Garnderville. Call (775) 782-7987 for more information.
Breeder’s Invitational
During the first half of June, the Reno Livestock Events Center hosts its annual exposition of prize horses, Western products and a variety of workshops. Call (775) 329-4200 for more information.
El Dorado County Fair
In mid-June, enjoy the annual exposition of local produce and prize-winning livestock at Placerville. Call (530) 621-5860 for more information.
Valhalla Renaissance Faire
In South Lake Tahoe, the Valhalla Renaissance Faire takes fairgoers to the countryside of late-1500s England, with peasants, merchants, barbarians, soldiers, lords and ladies in Elizabethan costume. Call (530) 542-6550 for more information.


JULY 2009


Lake Tahoe 4th of July Fireworks Schedule:
July 4 , 2009 - North Shore
Tahoe City Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Join the north shore community for the annual spectacular on Commons Beach, downtown Tahoe City. Come early to picnic, meet your neighbors and claim your spot on the beach. Fireworks start time TBA.

North Shore Fire Works Schedule:
Kings Beach - TBA
Squaw Valley - TBA
Tahoe City - 9PM
Truckee (Donner Lake) - 9PM
Incline Village - TBA

West Shore Lake Tahoe - TBA
July 4 , 2009 - South Shore, Start time TBA
Star Spangled Fourth - Lights on the Lake
Largest synchronized fireworks display west of the Mississippi. Details: South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Lake Tahoe Festival of Fine Arts
The Tahoe Arts Project sponsors this fundraiser of food, art and entertainment in South Lake Tahoe during the first week in July, with something for everyone in the family. Call (530) 542-3632 for more information.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
From mid-July through mid-August, enjoy a variety of Shakespeare plays on the outdoor stage at Sand Harbor. Call (800) 747 4697 for more information.

Genoa Renaissance and Craft Fair
Live music, food and Renaissance-themed live performers highlight this annual festival, during the last weekend in July, in Genoa. Call (775) 782-4951 for more information.

Kings Beach Fine Arts Festival
The Kings Beach Fine Arts Festival kicks off at Kings Beach State Park capturing imaginations with one- and few-of-a-kind collectibles including watercolor and oil paintings, glasswork, sculptures, photography, home decor and more. Call (530) 546-9000 for more information.

Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Lakeside
Homewood gets artsy at the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at Homewood Mountain Resort southwest of Tahoe City. Some 50 highly-skilled artists display watercolor and oil paintings, functional quilts, glasswork, sculptures, photography and more. Call (530) 525-2992 for more information.

Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival
Formerly called Pacific Fine Arts' "Homewood Arts and Crafts Among the Pines," over the last weekend in July, Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church, in historic downtown Truckee, is closed off and open only to pedestrian traffic as artists and craftsmen from the Western states exhibit their photography, paintings, jewelry and glasswork, sculpture and toys, sponsored by Truckee Downtown Merchant's Association and Pacific Fine Arts. Call (209) 296-1195 for more information.

Lake Tahoe Music Festival
Stretching into August, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival presents outdoor concerts around North Shore Lake Tahoe at a variety of locations including Lake Donner and Squaw Valley. Music ranges from classical orchestra to bluegrass, jazz, country, pop, and Broadway. Call (530) 581-1184 for more information.

AUGUST 2009


Lake of the Sky Music, Arts, & Eco Festival
On a weekend in early to mid August, the beautiful scenery of this region and its people are celebrated with an all-day and evening live music, arts and crafts festival, and all with zero impact on the environment, presented by Paesano Productions and NTPUD, at North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, CA. Leashed pets, coolers and chairs are welcome; please, no glass containers or alcohol. Call (530) 546-5968 for more information.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
From mid-July through mid-August, enjoy a variety of Shakespeare plays on the outdoor stage at Sand Harbor. Call (800) 747 4697 for more information.

Nevada State Fair
The Reno Livestock Events Center hosts the annual State Fair towards the end of August. Call (775) 688-5767 for more information

Labor Day Weekend
Fireworks, food, live entertainment and activities for the whole family highlight this annual celebration along the south shore of Lake Tahoe, late August-early September. Call (800) AT-TAHOE for more information.

Tahoe Reno International Film Festival
Some of the world's finest independent movies unfold at assorted venues on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Call (775) 298-0018 for more information.

Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
In mid-August, for more than three decades the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Lake Tahoe's oldest show of its kind, invites families to the Homewood Mountain Resort to browse, buy and barter with professional artists for oil paintings, photography from far-off places, ceramics, whimsical jewelry, and more. Call (530) 525-2992 for more information.

Kings Beach Fine Arts Festival
Towards the end of August, the Kings Beach Fine Arts Festival at Kings Beach State Park features 40 professional artists displaying collages, oil paintings, glasswork, sculptures, stunning vessels and more. Call (530) 546-9000 for more information.


SEPTEMBER 2009


September 5-7, 2009 (Sat-Mon)
1st Annual Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Labor Day Festival
10 am to 5 pm The 1st Annual Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Labor Day Festival is hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchant's Association and features the original work of more than 60 artists and crafters in downtown Truckee’s walkable historic mountain setting, on the closed street of Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church Street. www.pacificfinearts.com

September 11-13, 2009 (Fri-Sun)
24th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar
Noon On Join us for three days of grape stomps, wine tastings, culinary classes, demonstrations, classes, wine seminars, family activities and the Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting. Mark your calendars now. Details will be posted as they are finalized. www.tahoefoodandwine.com

Mumbo Gumbo Concert on the Grass at Squaw Valley
Early in September, the Mumbo Gumbo concert is presented on the lawn behind the Funitel, featuring a BBQ, beer and wine garden, and a raffle for prizes, to benefit the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation. Call (530) 583-6985 for more information.

Great Reno Balloon Race
During the first week in September, Fall is ushered in with a hot-air balloon competition for the skies of Rancho San Rafael Park. Call (775) 826-1181 for more information.

Trails and Vistas
In early to mid-September, Trails and Vistas offers a special hiking experience in the Sierra Meadow around Lake Tahoe that includes an exploration of installation art, dance, poetry and music. Call (530) 550-8262 for more information.

National Championship Air Races and Air Show
In mid-September, Reno Stead Field hosts classes in air racing and an exhibition by the U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron, organized by the Reno Air Racing Association. Call (775) 972-6663 for more information.

Tahoe Big Blue Adventure Race
In mid-September, mountain biking, kayaking and high rope skills are highlighted in a variety of competitions, sponsored by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. Call (888) 434-1262 for more information.

Art Bark Fest
Art Bark Fest, an animal art, wine and music festival showcasing more than 40 fine arts booths, attracts canine enthusiasts from throughout the Reno, Tahoe and Bay areas. Proceeds benefit the Tahoe-Truckee Humane Society Pet Network. Call (530) 583-9247 for more information.

Lake Tahoe Best of the Beach
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa provides backdrop for world-class beach volleyball action amid beach party atmosphere. Call (310) 426-8000 for more information.


OCTOBER 2009


October 3-4
20th Annual Kokanee Salmon Festival
Taylor Creek Visitor Center South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 More Info: Phone: (530) 543-2600 The 20th Annual Kokanee Salmon Festival will be held this year on October 3rd and 4th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center at Taylor Creek, 3 miles north of the City of South Lake Tahoe on California Highway 89. The festival is a weekend of family activities celebrating the annual spawning run of the Kokanee Salmon up Taylor Creek and the golden colors of Fall. Come enjoy the special events, great food, and meet Sammy Salmon! This year's celebrations include a number of events and activities that have become associated with the Salmon Festival. Back this year will be the Salmon Feed, 5k, 10k, a children's run, children's activities, educational programs and booths, and streamside programs. Located in: Taylor Creek Visitor Center and Stream Profile Chamber

October 2
Kings Beach Passport to Dining 2009
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 4th Annual Passport to Dining features food and beverages from over 30 restaurants, wineries and breweries. Also enjoy live music and a large silent and live auction. Tickets now available, discounted for NTBA members. North Tahoe Community Conference Center, sponsored by the North Tahoe Business Association. www.ntbamainstreet.org

Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson
In the beginning of October, Camp Richardson Resort hosts German food, beer, children’s games, hay rides, arts and crafts booths and live German music. Call for information – 1-877-217-7407

Kokanee Salmon Festival
Marvel at the Fall colors along Taylor Creek, watch the spawning run and enjoy the refreshments and variety of amusements for the whole family at this annual event, during the first week in October. Call (530) 573-2674 for more information

Lake Tahoe Marathon
In mid-October during Race Week, participate in this four-mile running marathon along the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Call (734) 998-0007 for more information.

Mutt Strut Poker Run
The Animal Coalition of Tahoe (ACT) presents the Mutt Strut Poker Run at Lakeview Sports, 3131 Harrison Avenue at Lake Tahoe Boulevard, across from Sprouts, with prizes for friendly dogs and their owners. Call (530) 222-9183 for more information.

NOVEMBER 2009


Nov 8-9, 2009
Women's Wellness Weekend
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A weekend of education, relaxation, camaraderie, rejuvenation and the celebration of being a woman. Workshops will be presented on Saturday, November 8, 2008 with a health fair on Sunday, November 9, 2008. Presentations may include the following topics: overall health and wellness; work/family balance; healthy sleep patterns; good nutrition; disease prevention; sport injury prevention; and more. For details email Julie Ardell, jardell@tfhd.com or call Tahoe Forest Hospital

Nevada Day
On November 1, Nevada’s statehood is celebrated in Carson City with a parade, carnival, food and craft booths, music and art shows, a beard contest, live music and other festivities. Call (866) NVDAY4U for more information.

Annual Chocolate Festival
Sample delicious chocolate desserts prepared by Lake Tahoe's most talented chefs. The festivities include wine tasting and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Tahoe Women's Services. Call (530) 298-0010 for more information.

Thanksgiving Jazz Festival
Start off your holiday season listening to music at this Jazz Festival held at the Hyatt Regency. Call (800) 468-2463 for more information.


DECEMBER 2009


Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus at Sierra College presents - Songs of the Holidays and Community Sing Along
The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus at Sierra College, directed by Susan K. Horst and Chris Nelson, will present two holiday concerts: December 6th at the Truckee High School Theatre and December 7th at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Squaw Valley. Both concerts will begin at 4pm. The featured choral composition is "Gloria" by the noted contemporary English composer, John Rutter, accompanied by UNR's Brass and Percussion ensemble. The balance of the program features contemporary composers Morton Laudesen and Eric Whitacre and Holiday classic choral literature. General admission $10. Students with ID and Children are free. Tickets are available at Sierra College in Truckee, "Sassafras" in the Safeway Shopping Center, at the door or Online at www.squawvalleyinstitute.com For more information, please go to www.truckeecommunitychorus.com

Dec. 19 - 24, 2009 (Sat - Thur)
Holiday Festivities at Northstar
Tis’ the Season to celebrate! Northstar will feature visits from Santa, choirs, music and much more all conveniently located in the new Village at Northstar.

Dec. 31, 2009 (Thur)
Kids Night Out New Year's Eve Party at Northstar
Special party for kids with a live DJ spinning high-energy dance tunes, party favors and more.

Dec. 31, 2009 (Thur)
New Year's Celebration At Northstar
End the year with a bang. Dinner specials, live music and a torchlight and fireworks celebration help get the party started.


Dec. 6, 2009 (Sun)
LTVA Community Holiday Tree Lighting
LTVA Visitors Center 3066 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Phone: (530) 544-5050 Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves for this Annual Community Holiday Celebration from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Enjoy Hot Chocolate & Cookies inside the Visitors Center. Free Sleigh Rides provided by Borges Sleigh Rides.

Dec. 31, 2009 (Thur)
Blue Year's Eve on Blue Avenue
Stateline, NV 89449 More Info: Phone: (530) 544-5050 Celebrate New Year's Eve with South Shore's version “Blue Year's Eve!” where guests are invited to step out onto Blue Avenue, THE place to enjoy The Blue World, Lake Tahoe, after dark. It is the epicenter of the best nightlife, nightclubs, gaming, dining, shopping, entertainment and special events South Shore has to offer.  

Dec. 31, 2009 (Thur)
New Years Eve at MontBleu Resort.
This year's "Midnight Blu" New Year's Eve, Multi Venue Party offers three parties in one! One ticket gets you into all three venues, all night long. The pre-parties begin at both Opal Ultra Lounge and Blu the nightclub, with doors opening at 8 PM. Opal will feature top forty house and mash-ups, party favors and a balloon drop at midnight. Blu the nightclub will also open at 8 PM, featuring high energy dance music, party favors and confetti cannons at midnight. MontBleu's 14,000 sq foot convention center will open at 10 PM and feature the live music from "Disco Inferno" presented by Boogie Nights, party favors and a balloon drop at midnight. In and out privileges will be offered at all three venues, as guests will be allowed to float from party to party. Ticket prices are $50.00 in advance for all three parties, $75.00 day of. Tickets can be purchased on-line through Ticketmaster.com or by calling the Montbleu Box Office at 1-775-588-3515 ext 6151.

Valhalla Holiday Gala
Enjoy an evening of dancing, gourmet fare and champagne at this regional annual event, held at the Valhalla Grand Hall near South Lake Tahoe. Call (530) 541-4975 for more information.

Songs for the Holidays
The Truckee Community Chorus, comprised of singers of all ages from the Truckee community, performs a program of holiday favorites during the first week in December in different venues each year. Call (530) 582-8488 for more information.

Holly Art - Festival of Trees
Come out and see how local artists decorate a tree at this Festival of Trees. Browse this annual fine arts and crafts event featuring handmade gifts and holiday items, held at North Tahoe Arts Center, Tahoe City. Call (530) 581-2787 for more information.

Full Moon Guided Ski/Snowshoe Tours
Beginning in December and extending through March, on Saturdays closest to a full moon, enjoy the magic as the Kirkwood Cross Country staff conducts ski and snowshoe tours of the area by moonlight. Call (209) 258-7248 for more information.