Best Things to Do in Tahoe This August

It’s the last official full month of summer, and there’s no better place to take advantage than in Tahoe/Truckee. This month, the area welcomes the most beautiful wooden boats to Lake Tahoe in an elegant and upscale boat show. Music and drink fests abound, there’s a Bloody Mary competition with the area’s famed local vodka, and a three-day music series every weekend this month. So head up to the mountains this August to catch all the fun!

We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in Tahoe including museums, cultural events, food tours, athletic events, hikes 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 the best places to stay

August in Tahoe calls for hikes, getting out on the water, and soaking up the sun, with temperatures generally in the 70s and 80s.

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North Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance

This spectacularly stunning wooden boat show returns to the west shore of Lake Tahoe with some of the most well-preserved and restored wooden boats in the world. The event features luxury shopping, live jazz music, gourmet cuisine, a fully stocked bar and a silent auction.

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South Lake Tahoe

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11th Annual Tahoe Blue Vodka Bloody Mary Competition

Fifteen of the most creative bartenders in the region compete to make the best Bloody Mary — all using the same local spirit: Tahoe Blue Vodka. Enjoy their concoctions on the beautiful beaches of Tahoe while you rock out to live music and DJs on multiple stages at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe. There will be food available for purchase.

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6th Annual Tahoe Brewfest

Eat and drink your way through this brewfest that features more than 30 breweries, food trucks and live music. Regional craft beers will be flowing from breweries like South Lake Brewing Co., Jackrabbit Brewing Company and Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Event takes place at Lake Tahoe Community College’s outdoor fields.

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Northstar Summer Music Series


Post-mountain biking, beaching, hiking, golfing, swimming — or anything in between, wind down with live music at The Village at Northstar every weekend this month. DJs take the stage Fridays and bands play Saturdays and Sundays.

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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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