Your Tahoe Weekend: Garden and art tours, Jimi Hendrix tribute & more!
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.
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1. Lake of the Sky Garden Tour
The Lake of the Sky Garden Club’s 28th annual Garden Tour will take place Saturday from Kings Beach to Tahoe City. The event will feature eight gardens, as well as the three-acre native garden at the Historic Old Hatchery in Tahoe City. Additionally, local artists will be displaying art in the gardens for sale.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 30
Where: From Kings Beach to Tahoe City
Cost: $25 per ticket
2. Hank Biggs and the Hardtops at Bar of America
Hank Biggs and the Hardtops will bring its swinging rockabilly sound to downtown Truckee for back-to-back free shows at Bar of America this weekend.
When: 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 29
Where: Bar of America, Truckee
3. Purple Haze at the Crystal Bay Casino
Jimi Hendrix tribute band Purple Haze will perform renditions of Hendrix’s classic hits on the North Shore for a free show at the Crystal Bay Casino.
When: 10 p.m. Friday, July 29
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room
4. Guitarfish Music Festival at Donner Summit
Starting Thursday, the sixth annual Guitarfish Music Festival will reel in the music-loving, environmentally conscious crowds for the four-day event at Cisco Grove Campground. In all, 30 bands will perform at the four-stage festival, headlined by ALO, the Greyboy Allstars, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, and Orgone.
When: Thursday-Sunday, July 28-31
Where: Cisco Grove Campground, Soda Springs
Cost: Prices vary
5. Serina Dawn Duo at Cottonwood Restaurant
Soulful singer Serina Dawn and guitarist Ben “Jammin’” Martin will perform a free set Friday at Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar.
When: 6 p.m. Friday, July 29
Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee
6. Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
Another Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held this weekend at Homewood Mountain Resort. The free event brings together more than 50 artists displaying their wares against the beautiful backdrop of the West Shore.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 29-31
Where: Homewood Mountain Resort
7. Tahoe City Waterfront Walking Tour
This fun and informative tour is all about the waters of Lake Tahoe. Hear about the Truckee River, sailing and racing boats, and the dam, as well as things to do and where to eat during the one-mile tour.
When: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 30
Where: Meet at Gatekeeper’s Museum, Tahoe City
8. Keith Urban at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Keith Urban — playing in support of his latest album “Ripcord” — will bring his electrifying and emotional, fast-paced and inclusive tour to the South Shore this weekend.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, July 29
Where: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Area, Stateline
Cost: Tickets start at $63.24
9. Tahoe Games Bike Night
The second annual Tahoe Games Bike Night Series continues with this year’s third event on Friday. The races — classified by age and bike type — are approximately six miles, with two laps around a three-mile course for most classes. Event attendance for spectators is free and open to all ages.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, July 29
Where: Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Cost: $20 adults; $15 kids
10. 10th annual Artist Studio Tour
Bead weaving, watercolors, woodworking and more can be seen at the 10th annual Artist Studio Tour, which kicks off this Friday across South Lake Tahoe. The tour, which is self-guided, celebrates local artistry and includes work from over 40 artists in 21 studios on the South Shore.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, July 29-31
Where: South Lake Tahoe