The Tahoe Ten: Upcoming events you don’t want to miss |

The Tahoe Ten: Upcoming events you don’t want to miss

The rock-climbing wall at High Camp is among several family friendly activities that open this weekend.
Courtesy Squaw Valley |

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are 10 editor’s picks for upcoming events this weekend and next week that you’re going to want to check out.

1. Truckee unReal movie premiere

Escape the real world and attend the Truckee premiere of “unReal,” a film shot exclusively in 4K that captures the imaginations of some of the world’s best mountain bikers.

Where: Truckee River Regional Park, Truckee

When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 19

Cost: $15 at the door


2. Rock Tahoe Half Marathon

The inaugural marathon will feature 2,000 runners running from Spooner Summit along the East Shore of Lake Tahoe to the finish line in Stateline at the South Shore.

Where: Finish is at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Stateline

When: Race at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 20; awards at 11

Cost: Free to watch


3. George Souza at Cottonwood

George Souza, a master of jazz, flamenco, and all things guitar (and trumpet) will perform at Cottonwood’s deck, which offers a stunning view of downtown Truckee.

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee

When: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 19-20

Cost: Free with dinner/drinks/Happy Hour


4. High Camp activities open

Accessed via the famous Aerial Tram, Squaw Valley’s High Camp fully opens Saturday, offering access to the resort’s scenic High Camp Pool & Hot Tub, the High Camp Roller Rink and other family friendly activities, like hiking, disc golf and the rock climbing wall.

Where: Squaw Valley

When: Opens Saturday; tram runs daily from 10:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Cost: Adult tram ride is $39 (online rate $34)


5. Free music in Crystal Bay

Two free shows this weekend include “Wild Child,” a tribute to the Doors on Friday; and Whatitdo, a Reno-based trans-rhythmic, multidimensional West Coast funk trio on Saturday.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

When: Friday, Saturday 9 p.m., June 20-21

Cost: Free


6. Rock the Ridge

Three bands and three DJs, including Zebuel, Sneaky Creatures and Peter Joseph Burtt & the KingTide, will perform an all-day outdoor music festival to raise money for efforts to protect Tahoe’s ridge lines.

Where: North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista

When: 1-8 p.m. Saturday, June 20

Cost: $15 per person


7. Bluesdays Tuesdays

The outdoor concert series at the Village at Squaw Valley features acclaimed blues musicians, great food offerings from restaurants and a blues bar with beer, wine and spirits. Next week’s featured act is John Nemeth.

Where: Village at Squaw Valley

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23

Cost: Free


8. Music in the Park

One of Truckee’s most entertaining free events continues next week with a free show from the Deckheads. Bring your food, drinks, chairs and blankets to have a fun summer evening in the park.

Where: Truckee River Regional Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24

Cost: Free


9. 10th Annual Jazz Camp

For 10 Years, JJ Morgan and Moody’s Bistro have presented a Jazz Camp for ages 10-17. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for any young musician in the area who wants to explore improvisation and music of all kinds, seen from a jazz perspective

Where: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats, Truckee

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 22-27

Cost: Free


10. Tahoe Symphony Orchestra

Toccata, the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, kicks off its 10th Summer MusicFest with the “Going For Baroque – Summer Solstice Serenade” concert series, featuring Vivaldi’s Concerto for Flute No. 428, “Goldfinch,” and other music.

Where: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village

When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 19 (same performance Sunday in South Lake Tahoe and Tuesday in Reno)

Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors


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