Tahoe Ten: Pot-themed paddleboard race, Oktoberfest in September
1. Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley
It might still be September, but Squaw Valley will transform into a miniature Bavaria this Saturday for German beer and food, Bavarian music, family fun and the annual Oktoberfest Games.
Where: The Village at Squaw Valley
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26
2. Woodward Tahoe Community Day
Get a tour of the indoor facility and experience jumping in the foam pits and bouncing on the trampolines in The Bunker. Participants will also have access to outdoor facilities, as well as music and a chance to meet extreme sports professionals.
Where: Woodward Tahoe at Boreal
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26
Cost: Free to attend; $10 to use facilities
3. Truckee’s Climbing Wall Opens
The indoor Truckee climbing wall is now open to the public, allowing people of all ages and abilities to learn techniques and improve your mental and physical skills in a positive fun environment. Harnesses and shoes are available to rent.
Where: Community Recreation Center, Truckee
When: 5:30-8 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: Drop-in fees $7
4. 420 Games in Tahoe City
The 420 Games is billed as a series of competitive athletic events founded to de-stigmatize cannabis and the people who use it. It Games come to Tahoe for the first time for a competitive stand-up paddleboard race.
Where: Skylandia Beach, Tahoe City
When: Race starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27
Cost: $42 to race
5. George Thorogood at Lake Tahoe
Longtime rocker George Thorogood and the Destroyers will play hits like “Bad to the Bone,” “I Drink Alone” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” among others in a Saturday night South Shore show.
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26
6. Homemade Herbal Remedies
Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe for a Skillshare event when herbalist Shanna Strong of Strongheart Medicinals presents a demonstration on poultices, oil infusions, salves, teas blends, syrups, and easy immune boosters. Participants will make their own tea blend or bath blend to take home.
Where: Truckee Demonstration Garden, Truckee River Regional Park
When: 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Sept. 26
Cost: Tickets are $15
7. Phish vs. Grateful Dead
What’s your era of jam band? The CBC Crown Room will be the place to be Saturday night for a “Dead vs. Phish” show, featuring Shafty (Phish Tribute) and Achilles Wheel (Grateful Dead Tribute).
Where: Crystal Bay Casino
When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19
8. Family Farm Festival
The Suddenlink Family Farm Festival will feature animal education and pony rides with Piping Rock Equestrian; herb planting with Villager Nursery; a variety of arts and crafts activities; and a science experiment presentation by Derek Larson from Sierra College.
Where: KidZone Museum, Truckee
When: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26
Cost: Free to go
9. Truckee River Railroad Trestle & Archeology Tour
Enjoy a guided, self driven tour of Truckee’s old railroad lines. Each stop includes a short hike as you explore the beautiful Truckee region and engage in historical discussion. The area’s distinctive railroad history takes you along old railroad grades, and is a must for historical buffs and hikers alike.
Where: Truckee Railroad Museum, downtown Truckee
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27
10. Thick As Thieves at Bar of America
Check out some fun live music this weekend with Thick as Thieves at the famous Bar Of America restaurant in downtown.
Where: Bar of America, Truckee
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26
A special screening of the documentary “The Human Element” will be hosted Friday, Aug. 16, with an introduction by internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer James Balog.