Your Tahoe Weekend: Fall fun in North Lake Tahoe |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Fall fun in North Lake Tahoe

Los Lobos will play live from MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa this Friday night.
Courtesy of Alan Kogut |

Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at

1. First Friday Artist Reception

Riverside Studios will host an artist reception to showcase a beautiful, weather-inspired journal by the popular PNW author, Hanna Viano. The high-quality lined journal will be available for purchase, signed by Hannah during the reception night only.

Where: Riverside Studios | 10076 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: Friday, Oct. 6 | 5-8 p.m.

Cost: Free


2. “Meditation Saved my Life” with Phakyab Rinpoche

Learn from Tibetan Iama Phakyab Rinpoche on how meditation became an unconventional cure to life-threatening injuries he suffered during imprisonment in China.

Where: For Goodness Sake | 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: Friday, Oct. 6 | 6 p.m.

Cost: Free


3. Los Lobos in Concert

Spend the evening with East LA legends, Los Lobos, will bring their musical mastery to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa for a fantastic show on Friday night.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa | Stateline, Nev.

When: Friday, Oct. 6 | 9 p.m.

Cost: $40 per person


4. 14th annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop

Meander through the streets of downtown Truckee sipping wine, sampling local food and shopping through local boutique stores and meeting the wonderful people who own and run them.

Where: Historic Downtown Truckee

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 | 12-4 p.m.

Cost: $40 in advance, $45 day-of


5. Crepe Paper Marigold Workshop

Atelier Truckee will teach students to make crepe paper peony flowers with all necessary supplies to start a project and work on it more at home.

Where: Atelier Truckee | 10128 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 | 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $98


6. Tails on the Trails: Healthy Parks Healthy People Trail Series

Run with your dog in a timed race benefiting the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation. Courses are 10K, 5K and one mile, and runners can celebrate with their furry companions afterward.

Where: Hidden Valley Regional Park | 4740 Parkway Drive, Reno, Nev.

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 | 9 a.m.

Cost: $15 – $45 depending on race


7. Fall Fish Festival

Get a close-up look at the naturally dramatic and colorful spawning behaviors of Kokanee salmon from Taylor Creek and the Stream Profile Chamber during the family friendly Fall Fish Festival.

Where: Taylor Creek, South Lake Tahoe

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 8 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free


8. 23rd annual Oktoberfest

Camp Richardson Resort offers family-friendly activities, souvenir beer mugs and plenty of delicious food during their Oktoberfest celebration this Saturday.

Where: Camp Richardson Resort | 1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 8

Cost: Free to attend, items for purchase.


9. Aromatherapy Workshop: Essential Oils for your Health and Well-Being

Learn from certified aromatherapist, April Murrel, during a fun and hands-on class teaching the physical, mental and emotional health benefits of essential oils.

Where: Well Being Tahoe | 8571 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach

When: Sunday, Oct. 8 | 1 p.m.

Cost: $35


10. The Pumpkin Patch

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, has guests choose their perfect pumpkin, make candy apples and enjoy hot apple cider while painting their pumpkins with family and creating lovely fall decorations.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee

When: Sunday, Oct. 8 | 1-5 p.m.

Cost: Pricing varies.


Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.

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