Best Things to Do in Tahoe This April

Best Things to Do in Tahoe This April

Yes it’s spring, but ski season promises to continue strong for a few more months with one of the most epic snowfalls on record. As temperatures heat up, so does the fun at local ski resorts and around town. This month, rock out at the WinterWonderGrass Festival at Palisades Tahoe, join the party (in costume) at Heavenly’s pond skim, get inspired by films that focus on the environment, local activism and adventure at the Wild & Scenic Film Fest, hunt for Easter eggs (and $1,000 in cash prizes), saddle up for a fat bike adventure on the snow, plus so much more. Just don’t forget the sunscreen! 

We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in Tahoe including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in Tahoe, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay. 

Don’t forget the sunscreen! Although weather in April is mild, the sun is in full swing. Average temperatures in the 40s – 50s and only about 30 inches of snowfall. 

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Heavenly Mountain Resort

North Lake Tahoe

A crowd gathers in front of a stage at the WinterWonderGrass festival under a banner with the event name. Musicians perform on stage, flanked by California Republic flags. Snow-covered mountains and trees are visible in the background, showcasing one of the best things to do in Tahoe this April.
Photo courtesy of Palisades Tahoe

WinterWonderGrass Festival

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It’s all about banjos, beer and bluegrass at this lively music fest that features more than 25 bands across 4 stages at Palisades Tahoe. The line-up includes WinterWonderGrass veterans Trampled by Turtles and Greensky Bluegrass plus newcomers Marcus King, The Main Squeeze and The Lone Bellow. Others include Molly Tuttle, Mapache, Neal Francis, Tray Wellington Band, Big Richard, AJ Lee & Blue Summit and more. Complimentary beer, whiskey and spiked seltzer tastings for those 21 and over, from 3-5 p.m.

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A group of children wearing colorful costumes and accessories stands on a stage, raising their arms in celebration. An adult woman in a vibrant dress stands to the right, speaking into a microphone. A banner in the background reads "Truckee E-Waste Recycling Day," one of the best things to do in Tahoe this April.
Photo courtesy of Palisades Tahoe.

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day

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This free community event — the largest Earth Day celebration in the area — takes place in the Village at Palisades Tahoe and gives kids and adults alike the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy and sustainability through hands-on activities. Plus, don’t miss live music by local bands.

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South Lake Tahoe

A large crowd gathers around a snowy pool at a ski resort surrounded by mountains. A person is attempting to skim across the pool on skis. There are trees in the background, and the event is festive with red banners and people cheering—one of the best things to do in Tahoe this April.
Photo courtesy of Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Pond Skim

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It’s always a party at Heavenly’s annual Pond Skim! See participants ski or board off a snow jump and across the water in the hopes of reaching the other side — in style, of course. Bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and wildest costume. There will be live music and giveaways from 1-3 p.m.

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A skier wearing an orange jacket and purple pants is skiing downhill through fresh snow, using ski poles. A large ram with curved horns stands on snowy ground in the background, with mountain peaks visible under a cloudy sky. This scene highlights some of the best things to do in Tahoe in April.
Photo courtesy of Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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Join the Sierra Nevada Alliance for an afternoon of award-winning, awe-inspiring films that focus on the environment, local activism and adventure.

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A cluster of colorful plastic Easter eggs is scattered on green grass, evoking one of the best things to do in Tahoe in April. The eggs are in various colors, including pink, blue, yellow, orange, and green. One green egg is slightly separated from the rest.
Photo courtesy of Denisse Leon.

Easter Egg Hunts

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Say hello to the Easter bunny and grab your baskets to collect colorful eggs at two Easter egg hunts this weekend. On Saturday, April 8, the South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club hosts an Easter egg hunt in the parking lot of Lake Tahoe Community College. The event features a parade, costume contests and an egg hunt by age group for those ages 1-11. It starts at 10:30 a.m. and is free. On Sunday, April 9, The Shops at Heavenly Village host an Easter egg hunt with more than 15,000 eggs, including $1,000 in cash prize eggs. The event starts at 10 a.m. for those 12 and under and is $5 per child. The Easter Bunny will be on-site for a meet and greet and there will be a Build-a-Bunny activity.

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A person wearing a blue jacket, black pants, and a yellow helmet rides a blue fat-tire bicycle on a snow-covered trail through a forest of tall pine trees. The sky is clear, and sunlight filters through the trees—one of the best things to do in Tahoe this April.
Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts/Northstar California.

Fat-Tire Snow Biking

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Try something new — what better way to follow up a morning of spring skiing than an afternoon on a fat bike adventure in the snow? Trade in your skis for wheels and take on the groomed trails of the Northstar Cross-Country trail network. Northstar offers top-of-the-line rental equipment and private guides to help with technique, not to mention a vast knowledge of the area to provide a nice tour of Northstar while leading you from one spectacular view to the next. Season ends April xx, weather permitting.

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Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in Tahoe? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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