Truckee Thursdays kick off downtown |

Truckee Thursdays kick off downtown

Sun staff reports

The streets of downtown Truckee will come alive every Thursday evening this summer with music, art, children’s entertainment, outdoor activities, shopping and restaurant sampling.

Brickelltown, Jibboom Street, Commercial Row, West River and Church Street will have free parking so locals and visitors will be able to meander through downtown, perusing shops and sampling food and wine.

The focus of Truckee Thursdays is to bring the community together to interact, to shop, to socialize and to ease on into an early weekend. Weekly kid-friendly activities will include things like an outdoor climbing wall or the entertainment of a puppeteer. Under the premise of “Think Local. Be Local. Buy Local. Give Local,” merchants are encouraging residents and businesses to get out and support and celebrate what is local and unique about downtown Truckee.

Local musicians will rock the train depot parking lot next to local artisans and craftsmen. The Farmer’s market will feature regional and organic products. For those supporting “Pedal There Thursdays,” a bike valet will be located in Brickelltown, where riders can lock up their bikes and walk downtown. To encourage participation, there will be a raffle with a chance to win after logging six out of ten rides throughout the summer.

To kick off Truckee Thursdays, Bernie Beauchamp, puppeteer extraordinaire, will perform June 26 and July 3 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. in front of the historic train depot. Look for local merchants to offer Thursday discounts and special promotions.

Truckee Thursdays is an act in motion. Look for flyers downtown for specific weekly events and entertainment.

Interested vendors can get more information on participation at or by calling 775-342-3605.