Best Things to Do in Tahoe This June

Summer is here and things are heating up in Tahoe/Truckee beyond just the temps. Live music, summer festivals and community events are back. This month, sip and savor your way through Tahoe City during a food and wine fest, dance the day away at a live music series and a reggae fest, dip into local history with a two-day celebration that includes a Western shootout and a wagon train, taste local brews, and dont miss the famed Reno Rodeo.

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

Tahoe in June is sunny and 70s. Water temperatures can be in the 60s.

Featured Photo: Truckee Reggae Fest courtesy of Alex Titus

North Lake Tahoe

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Tahoe City Food and Wine Classic

Sip and savor your way through Tahoe City during the Tahoe City Food and Wine Classic. Various restaurants and caterers will be offering curated wines and delectable bites — all to be enjoyed while you stroll along Lake Tahoes scenic walkway in Tahoe City. Taste wines from all over Northern California and shop from local Tahoe retailers offering a variety of items.

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SunSets Live Music Series

Rock out to free live music every Friday this summer in The Village at Palisades Tahoe. After a day of hiking or sightseeing from the aerial tram, relax and enjoy tunes from some of the area’s most talented musicians.

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South Lake Tahoe

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Brewfest at Heavenly

Heavenly Villages Spring Brewfest is back for its sixth year. Come thirsty because along with 15 local breweries, there will also be spirit, kombucha and soda tastings throughout the village. Get your groove on to live music by local musicians, plus the event includes a commemorative glass. Ages 21+.

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Truckee Thursdays

Truckee Thursdays is a feel-good event that beckons the community to enjoy some exuberant downtown summertime energy. Offering a stage with live music; a food court with an eclectic selection of eats; childrens activities; a beer garden; and a wide variety of artisan vendors, its no wonder this lively weekly event is on both localsand visitorsmust-do list.

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Truckee Reggae Fest 2023 Summer Solstice Celebration

The Third Annual Truckee Reggae Fest will feature Internationally known Reggae music as well as arts and craft vending, food trucks and a beer garden hosted by a local non-profit. This is an all-ages event and children 6 and under are free, held at the Truckee Regional Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

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Reno Rodeo

June 15-24

The Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” celebrates 104 years of wild west family fun. Expect to see some of the worlds best athletes compete in events like bareback, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, womens barrel racing, womens breakaway roping and bull riding. Theres also a full carnival, the Double R Marketplace, a food court, the Jack and Coors tents and much more.

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Father's Day

June 18
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June 19

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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