TAHOE, Calif. — Summer officially kicks off in North Lake Tahoe Memorial Day Weekend with the 6th Annual Opening Day at the Lake.This four-day special event is Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28, and is comprised of celebrations and festivities along the West Shore and the North Tahoe region. This event is produced by Lake Tahoe’s West Shore Association.“This is our official launch into the boating and summer season,” said Chief Marketing Officer Andy Chapman of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. “The first days of summer bring with them a buzz of excitement and we wanted to capture that. People are eager to get outside and enjoy themselves. Whether it’s on the water, on the beaches or taking part in other seasonal events, it’s a great time of year to explore North Lake Tahoe.”Opening Day at the Lake events include deck opening celebrations at Sunnyside Resort (celebrating its 25th anniversary), West Shore Caf andamp; Inn, Chambers Landing Bar andamp; Restaurant and Bridgetender (celebrating its 35th anniversary); Granlibakken Resort’s Contractors Home Improvement/Repair Fair; the opening of Meeks Bay Resort andamp; Marina; openings and tours of historical Vikingsholm Castle, Sugar Pine Point Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, the Gatekeeper’s Museum and the Tahoe Maritime Museum with its new “Tahoe Twenties” exhibit; as well as the popular Mike Brown Seaplane Splash-In and BBQ at Obexer’s General Store.Another noteworthy anniversary is Tahoe House Bakery andamp; Gourmet, which celebrates 35 years this summer. The restaurant will donate complimentary continental breakfasts for early risers assisting in the West Shore Clean Up Day Friday, May 25 at 8 a.m. Also opening for the season is Swiss Lakewood Restaurant in Homewood, which has graced the West Shore for more than 50 years.New for Opening Day at the Lake this year are special lake-wide shopping and dining offerings Thursday, May 24 through Thursday, May 31, coordinated by area business associations, including the Incline Village Business Association, North Tahoe Business Association, the West Shore Association, the Tahoe City Downtown Association and the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association.Memorial Day weekend is also a fantastic time to pedal to and from Opening Day events as North Lake Tahoe’s paved bike trails are open, accessible and cleared of snow.To learn more about Opening Day at the Lake and to get a complete calendar of events, head to the West Shore Association’s website, www.tahoewestshoreassoc.com.For details about recreational activities, lodging and cool deals, social media sites, videos and images of North Lake Tahoe, click to www.GoTahoeNorth.com.
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