Your Tahoe Weekend: Wanderlust Squaw Valley, sunset kayak tour & more
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.
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1. Sierra 4×4 Trails and Ales at Tahoe Donner
The second annual Sierra 4×4 Trails and Ales event includes a shine-and-show contest, live music, kids’ games, a raffle, a beer tasting, BBQ, 4×4 vendors and a trail ride the following day. Attending this event is free, while BBQ and beverages will be available for purchase.
When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Where: Northwoods Clubhouse, Tahoe Donner
2. Wanderlust Squaw Valley
Yoga, meditation, lectures, workshops, outdoor adventure, whole foods and live music come to together at this annual Tahoe-themed Wanderlust Festival. Yeasayer, Stephen Marley and Beats Antique headline the musical proton of this year’s event, with Seane Corn, Shiva Rea and Sri Dhamra Mittra among the top yoga practitioners.
When: Friday-Sunday, July 14-17
Where: Squaw Valley
Cost: Prices vary
3. Cultural Land Tour hike at Lacy Meadows
Join Trails & Vistas’ Jean Fournier and Truckee Donner Land Trust’s KV Van Lom for a unique hiking experience, featuring en plein air painters and live music at Webber Lake and Lacy Meadows. Learn about the amazing stories of the historic Webber Hotel and enjoy live art in the meadow.
When: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, July 15
Where: Meet at Donner Historical Camp, Truckee
Cost: $20 plus fees
4. Tainted Love at Crystal Bay Casino
Tainted Love, an acclaimed cover band based in San Francisco, will bring a deep collection of ‘80s hits to the North Shore, including songs like Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
When: 9 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
Cost: $20 advance, $25 day of show
5. Tunnel Vision at CBC
Tunnel Vision — a Southern California-based five-piece outfit meshing surf, reggae and ska — will bring its laid-back, head-bobbing sound to the Crystal Bay Casino for a free show Friday.
When: 10 p.m. Friday, July 15
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room
6. Music in the Castle at Vikingsholm
Violinist Mr. John Metros will join Concert Pianist Dr. David Nelson with guest musicians for a very special concert to be held inside Vikingsholm featuring Scandinavian music themes. The concert features the custom six-legged Steinway piano, commissioned by the home’s original owner in 1929. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception follows the concert. Guests will meet at D.L. Bliss State Park and drive into Emerald Bay.
When: 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Where: Vikingsholm, Emerald Bay State Park
7. Sunset Kayak Tour
Looking for a great way to end your Friday? Paddle across Lake Tahoe and stargaze during a Sunset Friday Kayak Tour. The tour will cover some astronomy and cover the perfect distance before landing on the beach for some hot drinks, snacks, and more stargazing.
When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 15
Where: Tahoe Vista Recreation Area
Cost: $65 per person (four person minimum)
8. Boz Scaggs at MontBleu Resort
Legendary singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs — known for hit singles like “Lowdown,” and “Lido Shuffle” from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees (1976) — will bring his unmistakable blend of rock, blues and soul to the South Shore this weekend.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Where: MontBleu Resort, Lake Tahoe
Cost: $65.50/$55.50 plus fees
9. Sting & Peter Gabriel at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
Iconic rock stars Peter Gabriel and Sting will bring their co-headline “Rock Paper Scissors” tour to the South Shore on Friday. Making the tour a true team effort, the Grammy Award-winning artists will switch back and forth between each other’s legendary songs and even play a few songs together during the performance.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, July 15
Where: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, Stateline
10. Eric Lindell at Moe’s Original BBQ
Singer-songwriter Eric Lindell — described by USA Today as “pumping soul into funk, blue and roots-rock” — will bring his throwback blue-eyed soul sound to the North Shore on Saturday.
When: 9 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Where: Moe’s Original BBQ, Tahoe City