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 11-day (!) Reno Rodeo.

Featured Photo: Truckee Reggae Fest courtesy of Alex Titus

North Lake Tahoe

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Photo: Courtesy of Tahoe City Downtown Association

Tahoe City Food and Wine Classic

June 11

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

June 3, 10, 24

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. This month: Jeff Jones, Jacked Up and Mike Sinclair.

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South Lake Tahoe

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Photo: Courtesy of Lake Tahoe Historical Society

Western Days

June 4-5

The Lake Tahoe Historical Society presents Western Days, a two-day celebration of local history, including the annual US50 Wagon Train. Join in on the fun at the Lake Tahoe History Museum complex for an old-fashioned western shootout, a Chautauqua presentation of a member of the Donner Party, horse and carriage rides, kids games from an era gone by, live music, food, drink and craft vendors. There will be tours of the museum, a 1930s cabin, and the Osgood Toll House. Event is free. On Sunday, June 5, watch the Wagon Train on its historic journey to Placerville through South Lake Tahoe. 

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Brewfest at Heavenly

June 18

Heavenly Villages Spring Brewfest is back for its fifth 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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Photo: Courtesy of Michelle Erskine

Truckee Thursdays

Thursdays, June 23 and 30

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. 5pm to 8:30pm.

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Photo: Courtesy of Alex Titus

Truckee Reggae Fest 2022 Summer Solstice Celebration

June 24-25

The Second Annual Truckee Reggae Fest will feature Internationally known Reggae music including artists like Ky-Mani Marley, Third World, Wailing Souls and Sister Carol. Also includes 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 16-25

The Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” celebrates 103 years of wild west family fun. The 10-day rodeo has stretched into 11 with the addition of a kick-off concert Attendees can 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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