Labor Day festivities on the South Shore |

Labor Day festivities on the South Shore

Tribune staff report
Rides for the Kiwanis Community Fair are set up Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of Heavenly Ski Resort.
Trisha Leonard / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

Labor Day marks the last big weekend of the summer on the South Shore. In addition to Sample the Sierra and the 2013 Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race, here are some activities to check out.

Community fair

Kiwanis of Lake Tahoe will host its first community fair this weekend.

The fair will take place Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 in the lower parking lot of Heavenly Resort. It will feature craft booths, a cooking contest, a jam contest, floral displays and carnival rides such as a Ferris Wheel. There is no entrance fee.


Tahoe South will put on its Labor Day fireworks display Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

The fireworks will be visible from around the South Shore, so head down to the beach or a lakeside restaurant and enjoy the view. Tahoe South recommends Nevada Beach, Timber Cove Marina, the Tallac Historic Site and Lakeview Commons among the best viewing spots. The Tahoe Queen, M.S. Dixie II and Edgewood-Tahoe Golf Course also offer viewing options, according to the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce.

Bijou Community Park also offers a unique viewing experience away from the lake, but with plenty of entertainment options.

“Set back from the shoreline, (the park) boasts a skate park, disc golf course, dog park, golf course, and playground to keep the whole family entertained while holding your ideal viewing spot,” according to Tahoe South.

Tattoo convention

The 2013 Lake Tahoe Tattoo Convention will be held through Sept. 1 at MontBleu Resrot Casino & Spa.

The main focus of the event will be on finding some of the best tattoos around though there will also be a contest for the “crappiest tattoo.”

“The Lake Tahoe Tattoo Convention Welcomes some of the finest artists in tattooing to this year’s convention — three days of tattooing, piercing, contests, music, performances, seminars, good people and good times,” promoters stated.

Tickets cost $10-30.

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