This week’s action: Boats, tattoos and free tunes at Tahoe |

This week’s action: Boats, tattoos and free tunes at Tahoe

Adam Jensen
Paddle out at The Gathering of the Tribes at El Dorado Beach this Saturday, June 25.
Adam Jensen / File Photo |

Between a new boat show, a paddle race and weather in the high 70s, the theme of this weekend at Lake Tahoe is getting on the water, but there’s plenty to do even if dipping your toes in the lake isn’t on the agenda. There are bike races, a promenade and piano concert and even a garden party, so find whatever strikes you mood and go for it. Here are a couple picks for this weekend at Lake Tahoe:

1. Gather the Tribes

The cancellation of this year’s Race the Lake of the Sky is a bummer for the South Shore paddling community, but the race is expected to be back in 2017, and paddlers will get together for a scaled down celebration of paddling, The Gathering of the Tribes, at El Dorado Beach this Saturday. Even if you’re not a paddler, the beach and its renovated Lakeview Commons seating and picnic area is a great place to waste away a summer day at Lake Tahoe.


Tattoo artists from around the globe will gather at Harveys Lake Tahoe this weekend as part of the Tahoe Tattoo Show. I don’t have any tattoos, but I certainly appreciate the work of tattoo artists from afar. With 160 artists expected to attend, this event should have a little something for every ink enthusiast out there.

3. MUSIC in The Village

Heavenly Village hosts live music on Fridays and Saturdays all summer long. This week it’s Audioboxx and party band Steel Breeze that will take the stage at the village. It’s a great place to grab a bite to eat, wander through some shops and soak in some songs. Car shows are also part of the activity in the village throughout the season.

Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at

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