Your Tahoe Weekend: Truckee Instameet, lobster, and live music this weekend |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Truckee Instameet, lobster, and live music this weekend

Cassandra Walker |

Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at

1. Meet the Winemaker: Round Pond Estate

Uncorked Truckee features a winemaker every Friday; this week they’ve invited family owned Round Pond Estate to pour three of their wines.

Where: Uncorked Truckee

When: Friday, August 4 | 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $12 tasting fee


2. Tahoeritaville Lobster Feed

Head to the North Tahoe Events Center on Friday for a lobster-feed supporting our local community. Guests will enjoy appetizers, live Maine lobster, ears of corn, Caesar salad, bread, dessert, drinks, and entertainment.

Where: North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach

When: Friday, August 4 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $70


3. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival brings live theater to the shore of Sand Harbor for a fun, casual evening of entertainment on the beach.

Where: Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

When: Throughout August

Cost: Show tickets vary


4. Sierra Crest Ultra Run

Challenge yourself to a 15K, 30K or 50K point-to-point single track trail run, enjoying gorgeous views, and some of North Lake Tahoe’s best terrain around the Auburn Ski Club trails and Donner Lake Rim Trail.

Where: Start at Alder Creek Adventure Center, Tahoe Donner

When: Saturday, Aug. 5 | 50K: 7 a.m., 30K: 8 a.m., 15K: 8:15 a.m.

Cost: 50K: $100, 30K: $80, 15K: $25


5. Classical Early Music Concert Series

Coburn Music was founded by a Truckee local, bringing Julliard musicians to downtown Truckee, launching the first-ever early music series. The opening gala, “The Coburn Bacchanalia,” will feature three courses of music with Stella’s pop-up culinary excellence.

Where: The Cedar House Sport Hotel

When: Saturday, Aug. 5 | 5-7p.m. ; Festival Aug. 5 – 12

Cost: $75 wine, canapés and music


6. Truckee Instameet

Hike & Shoot, in partnership with photographer Greg Tennyson, host an Instameet for photographers, models and creative people from the Pacific Crest Trail in Truckee.

Where: Paste code into Google Maps for pin: 84FX8M8F+JJ

When: Sunday, Aug. 6 | 5-9 p.m.

Cost: Free


7. Live Tribute Band Series

Enjoy the “60’s Summer of Love” themed-free concert series on Saturday from the Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe on the South Shore. Tribute bands will play from the Guitar Plaza every Saturday this summer.

Where: Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe

When: Saturday, Aug. 5| 8 p.m.

Cost: Free


8. Music in the Meadow, Cultural Land Tour

Enjoy an art and nature program immersed in the history of the land. Trails and Vistas showcase Perazzo Meadows with Music in the Meadow, including local musicians, an international jazz harpist, and dance by an alumni of InnerRhythms dance.

Where: Meeting at Donner Camp Picnic

When: Sunday, Aug. 6 | 9 a.m.

Cost: Child age 5-18: $12; Adult: $35


9. Felted Scarves

Atelier Truckee will hold a class in the wet-felting technique, “nuno felting” resulting in a strong, lightweight scarf. Supplies will be provided, and no prior experience is necessary.

Where: Atelier Truckee

When: Sunday, Aug. 6 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $75


10. Team Tahoe Waterman Summer Training

Get fit and fast on the water with Team Tahoe Waterman paddle club’s weekly training for all ages seeking peak performance.

Where: Waterman’s Landing

When: Sunday, Aug. 6 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: Club cost varies


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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