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Tahoe City Heart & Solstice Festival ushers in season

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TAHOE CITY – To kick-off summer in style the Tahoe City Downtown Association is proud to announce the Sixth Annual Heart & Solstice Festival, June 16-19, with events for the whole family and a partnership with North Tahoe ARTS’ photography exhibit by local artists. Look for exhibits throughout town all month and showcased during the Heart & Solstice Festival.The festivities kick-off Thursday, June 16 with the Tahoe City Farmer’s Market at Commons Beach. Enjoy fresh produce and treats from Foothill Farmers Market Association California Certified growers. The market will be open during its new hours for all ages and tastes, 8 a.m.-noon. Take your favorite canine friend to the all-new Tahoe City Dog Park on Grove Street, behind the Fat Cat Cafe, adjacent to the softball field for an official 5 p.m. grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. TCDA and the Tahoe City Public Utility District teamed up with the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and several community members to create a dog-friendly play area.The festivities continue Thursday evening with the Annual Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show, presented by the Kiwanis Club of North Lake Tahoe and sponsored by the Tahoe City Public Utility District TCPUD and North Lake Auto Parts. Enjoy live music and vote for your favorite car while you stroll the main drag in Tahoe City, starting at 6 p.m.Persons interested in exhibiting their classic and vintage automobiles are encouraged to register for this event, which is free for participants and spectators. Parking along North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City will be set aside for these vehicles. North Lake Auto Parts will be awarding prizes in various categories. For information or to arrange participation contact Dave Shelton at 530-583-3787.To finish the work week, grab a few friends Friday night and head to Lakeside Pizza (behind Safeway) for The Aaron Wilson Comedy Show featuring Sacramento comedy scene voice Carlos Rodriguez and writer/comedian Jon Ueberroth. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.Day three of the Heart & Solstice Festival offers the chance to Discover Wines with a View during the Tahoe City Walk, noon-4 p.m. Sip, shop and explore the many undiscovered secrets of Downtown Tahoe City. Tickets and more information available at http://www.TahoeCityWineWalk.comFinish off your weekend with an early morning competitive Run to Squaw on a 7.9 mile course alongside the stunning Truckee River corridor. Presented as part of the first-ever Adventure Sports Week Tahoe the Run to Squaw is one of many events for the adventure racer in all of us offered June 17-26. For more information visit http://www.ASWTahoe.com.Tahoe City’s Heart and Solstice Festival concludes at the beach on Sunday afternoon with the opening day of Tahoe City’s Concert at Commons Beach Live Music Series. Sunday marks the start of the North Shore’s largest free, outdoor music series with performances from local bands The Blues Monsters, Funky Miracle, The Roemers and the Third Hand String Band. Concert starts early at 2 p.m. For a full summer event schedule and activity listings visit http://www.VisitTahoeCity.com or call 530-583-3348.