Adam Jensen: Plenty to do at Lake Tahoe this week |

Adam Jensen: Plenty to do at Lake Tahoe this week

Get your double hula hoop on at Squaw Valley's Wanderlust Festival this weekend.
Adam Jensen | File photo

While Fourth of July weekend is traditionally the busiest time of the year at Lake Tahoe, this week is setting up to be among the most entertainment-filled of the year. Celebrity golf, as well as Imagine Dragons, Train and Kenny Chesney at the Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, will be here over the next few days, and that’s just the start. There’s something for just about every taste. Here are a few of my picks for this weekend:

American Century Championship

Even if golf isn’t your thing, the annual celebrity golf tournament is worth checking out. Really, it’s all about the celebrity watching and hanging out at the lush environs of Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Oh, and Justin Timberlake is here this year, which is stoking more than a little excitement among the women I know. We’ve got plenty more coverage in this week’s issue. For more, turn to pages 8-10 and check out the Tahoe Daily Tribune for coverage through the weekend. Edgewood is also walking distance to the South Shore’s casinos, so there’s plenty of entertainment at hand once you’ve had your fill of chasing Larry the Cable Guy around.

Wanderlust Squaw Valley

While this one is a bit of drive from the South Shore, Wanderlust is definitely a good time. There are all kinds of ticket options that include everything from kayaking to special dinners to yoga to music, and music-only tickets start at just $25. Michael Franti and My Brightest Diamond perform Friday night. Thievery Corporation and Trevor Hall perform Saturday. More information is available at

The Beach

We’ve had a wet summer at Lake Tahoe so far this year, with golf ball-sized hail and torrential rain making appearances. While there’s a chance of thunderstorms on Thursday and Sunday, Friday and Saturday look like mostly sunny days (knock on wood) to get outside and soak up some sun. For a listing of beaches around the lake, turn to page 26.

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

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