Your Tahoe Weekend: Guitarfish, costumes, and mountain running on tap |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Guitarfish, costumes, and mountain running on tap

Cassandra Walker |

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. 7th Annual Guitarfish Music Festival

Enjoy original, progressive music in the form of funk, folk, reggae, jazz, rock and more, while raising awareness of watershed, river and stream preservation. Hike, bike, swim, and shop in the open-air food and vendor market.

Where: Cisco Grove Campground, South Yuba River

When: Thursday, July 27 – Sunday, July 30

Cost: Single- and multi-day tickets available at the gate from $50-$220


2. Friday Night BBQ at Greenhorn Ranch

Savor all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken, ribs, sides and dessert, book a horseback ride, play lawn games, fish, swim in the pool, and enjoy fun company all evening long.

Where: Greenhorn Creek Ranch

When: Friday, July 28 | 3-10 p.m.

Cost: Child 3-6: $2.25; Junior 6-15: $11.25; Adult: $24


3. 5th Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Enjoy gorgeous movement and music during the festival’s final performance evening from the Truckee Amphitheater. Highly acclaimed dance companies, dancers, and choreographers will convene to curate a spectacular performance.

Where: Truckee River Regional Park Amphitheater

When: Friday, July 28 | 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Students/Seniors (65+): $20 in advance, $25 at the door; Adults: $25 in advance, $30 at the door


4. Jack Johnson at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s

The final stop in their tour, John Craigie will open for Jack Johnson at Harvey’s Outdoor Arena, bringing soulful acoustic sounds.

Where: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s

When: Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29 | 7 p.m.

Cost: $101-$289


5. 37th Annual Squaw Mountain Run

Challenge yourself alongside hundreds of runners and hikers as you make your way to the top of Squaw Valley. The course climbs 2,000 feet in 3.6 miles where the trip is made worthwhile by breathtaking views, music, refreshments, a raffle, and awards.

Where: Squaw Valley

When: Saturday, July 29 | 9 a.m.

Cost: Adult and junior tickets: $30-$50


6. Summer Festival and Playawear Workshop

Learn from the experts to create the look that best expresses your individuality at any festival you might be attending this summer. Using different materials like faux fur, you’ll receive hands-on help in learning to bring your own garment design to life.

Where: Truckee Roundhouse Makerspace

When: Saturday, July 29 | 3 p.m.

Cost: $45


7. Carpenter Valley Nature Preserve Hike

Join Truckee Donner Land Trust on an exclusive, guided hike to lower Carpenter Valley led by docents ready to answer all of the environmental questions the group has.

Where: Carpenter Valley Nature Preserve

When: Sunday, July 30 | 9 a.m.

Cost: Free


8. Wild Bill’s Thrill & Grill

Head to The Golf Courses at Incline Village for an afternoon of fun beginning with a build-your-own Bloody Mary station, and a silly round of golf on the back nine incorporating fun challenges.

Where: The Golf Courses at Incline Village

When: Sunday, July 30 | 3 p.m.

Cost: $45


9. Concerts at Commons Beach

This Sunday, Kuinka will perform their folk rock tunes from Commons Beach. Bring a low-back chair, snacks, and your favorite people for a fun evening on the shore of Lake Tahoe.

Where: Commons Beach

When: Sunday, July 30 | 4-7 p.m.

Cost: Free


10. Tahoe Chamber Music Society Final Concert

Wrap up the 2017 Chamber Music Society’s concert season with a presentation in collaboration with Tahoe Star Tours’ Tony Berendsen, showcasing pieces performed by a string quartet and piano with telescope viewings afterward.

Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno

When: Sunday, July 30 | 7 p.m.

Cost: Free


Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.

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