Tahoe and Vicinity August 18, 2019

Lake Tahoe Entertainment

You are in your new Tahoe house. Your real estate agent, Stacey Hanna, found the perfect fit for you and your family. Escrow went smoothly and closed on time. The furniture’s in, and the beds are made. Now what?

Luckily, you are in the stunning Tahoe Basin, where a day’s entertainment is always easy to find. In the summer, it’s hike, bike, swim, boat, and fish. Winters, it’s hike, ski, skate, and fish. After all that, if you long to hear live music, or sit and see a play, or enter Truckee’s bocce tournament, you can because Tahoe has something to entertain everyone in every season.

How about a play some summer’s evening? Probably the best-known venue is the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at beautiful Sand Harbor. It’s been delighting audiences for over 40 years. Whether you choose premium seating down front or the simple slingback chairs in the upper gallery, you’ll have trouble deciding where to look; the stage or the background of lake, mountains and stars.

Need to get up and dance after a hard winter? Then go to the popular late spring festival, WinterWonderGrass, in Olympic Valley. It’s a party for the whole family, and full of bluegrass music echoing off the mountains. Get your tickets early, though.

Northstar’s Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival happens in early July. Who wouldn’t love tasting a cold craft-brewed beer while listening to banjos and fiddles? To make it easy for attendees, there is a complimentary shuttle running from Kings Beach to Northstar and from Truckee to Northstar.

After all that toe-tapping, maybe you’re in the mood for something more dignified, like a little Mozart or Bach. Incline Village hosts a three-week celebration of music, Classical Tahoe, performed by visiting symphony orchestras and award-winning soloists.

Tired of buying tickets? Then head to Tahoe City on a Sunday afternoon for its free Concerts at Commons Beach. With the concert stage just a few feet off the water, you can even listen to the concerts from the comfort of your own boat.

For a more comprehensive list of activities, go to https://tahoe.com. The web site lists programs around Lake Tahoe, from South Lake to North Lake and everything in between.