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

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

Saturday night's Tahoe Star Tours will feature “Dolphin in the Cosmic Ocean.”
Courtesy Northstar California |

1. Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival

The third annual event will offer all attendees a chance to witness aerobatic flying, peruse static displays and meet leaders in the aviation community, among other forms of fun. This year’s festival serves as a salute to veterans, and will again feature retired Air Force Col. Bud Anderson.

Where: Truckee Tahoe Airport, Truckee

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11

Cost: Free


2. Concerts at Commons Beach

The annual summer outdoor concert series continues Sunday with a performance (weather permitting) from SambaDa, which has been dubbed the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band — its music works hard to unite the Americas.

Where: Commons Beach, Tahoe City

When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 12

Cost: Free


3. Movie Mondays in Tahoe Vista

Movie Mondays in the Park is sponsored by the North Tahoe Public Utility District, offering showings of family friendly films, as well as contests and weekly giveaways at each movie. This week’s film is “Penguins Movie.”

Where: Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

When: 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 13

Cost: Free ($5 parking fee for non NTPUD residents)


4. Bluesdays Tuesdays

The weekly music series featuring acclaimed blues musicians, delicious grab-and-go bites, and a Blues Bar serving beer, wine and spirits continues next week with Haden Sayers. In celebration of summer, Bluesday guests receive discounted Aerial Tram and activity packages and food and drink specials.

Where: Village at Squaw Valley

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14

Cost: Free


5. Free music in Crystal Bay

The Crown Room on Friday will host New Orleans prog rock funk band Earphunk, followed by a Red Room after party with the Congress. Then, on Saturday, the Red Room plays host to a trio of DJs in IJV, Multipleks and Crispylicious.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

When: 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 10-11

Cost: Free


6. Tahoe Star Tours

Inspired by the growing popularity of the annual summer star gazing series in the Northern Sierra, Tahoe Star Tours is back at its viewing venue, the Dark Skies Cosmoarium, for those who want to learn about and experience the night sky. This weekend: “Dolphin in the Cosmic Ocean.”

Where: Northstar California

When: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 11

Cost: $35 adults, $20 kids


7. Achilles Wheel at Bar of America

Enjoy free music twice this weekend in downtown Truckee with Achilles Wheel, a Northern California group that specializes in high-energy roots, world and rock & roll jams.

Where: Bar of America, 10040 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 10-11

Cost: Free


8. Adventure Film Series

From skiing down the tallest peaks in the Himalaya to kayaking across the Aleutian Islands, these films inspire you to chase our dreams. This weekend is a double feature from prized mountain bike production studio Anthill Films — “Arrival” and “Not Bad.”

Where: California 89, 10156 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11

Cost: $5


9. Truckee Thursdays

Truckee’s most popular weekly summer event continues next week with food trucks, art displays, local business booths, a beer garden, a free outdoor concert from The Brothers Stout and much more.

Where: Downtown Truckee

When: 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16

Cost: Free


10. Wanderlust Lake Tahoe

Wanderlust Squaw Valley is a four-day celebration of mindful living, featuring a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat. Michael Franti and Thievery Corporation headline the music.

Where: The Village at Squaw Valley

When: Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19

Cost: Ticket packages vary


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