Lake Tahoe, where history intertwines with breathtaking landscapes. From the picturesque Olympic Valley to the serene Crystal Bay and the idyllic Incline Village nestled in the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, this region is a treasure trove of fascinating stories and natural wonders waiting to be discovered.
Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of the area as you witness the rare phenomenon of two full moons gracing the sky in a single month, casting a magical glow over the shimmering waters of Lake Tahoe. Indulge in the bountiful harvest of local farmers, savoring the fresh and flavorsome produce that this fertile land has to offer.
Delve into the rich heritage of the Washoe people, the indigenous inhabitants of this land, and gain a deeper understanding of their culture and traditions. And when you’re ready for a culinary adventure, a short drive will lead you to mouthwatering BBQ delights that will tantalize your taste buds.
Embark on a journey through time and nature in the Lake Tahoe area, where the beauty of the landscape is matched only by the stories of the people who call this place home.
Summer Moonlight Hike & Social
- When: Tuesday, August 1 & Wednesday, August 30, 2023
- Where: Incline Village Parks & Recreation, 980 Incline Wy., Incline Village
Take in a sunset to moonrise on this fun one-mile, paved road hike to the Crystal Bay lookout. This outing is for Seniors 55+ (adults 21+ are welcome) and includes transportation, wine, cheese, and snacks. On August 1st you’ll enjoy the Sturgeon Moon, named for the large number of sturgeon fish found this time of year in the Great Lakes and August 30th is a Blue Moon, also a Supermoon as it will be the closest full Moon to the earth this year! Cost is $25 per person or $20 with your IVGID pass.
Incline Village Farmers Market
- When: Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17, 29 & 31, 2023
- Where: Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village
Gather with your neighbors, family and friends every Thursday during August at the Incline Village Farmers Market. This is your time to try new things, learn new things, meet your local farmers, and take home fresh, in-season produce. If you can’t make the market visit LakeTahoeMarkets.com to order a weekly market box to be delivered to your home or office every Monday.
Washoe Cultural Talk
- When: Fridays, August 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2023
- Where: The Village of Palisades Tahoe, 1960 Olympic Valley Rd., Olympic Valley, CA
Wa She Shu (The People) the original tribal name for what most locals refer to as Wahoe, or as the tribe prefers Washo, will be hosting a cultural talk this August in Olympic Valley where the Washoe Tribe’s roots run deep. Every Friday your guide will introduce you to the natural landmarks in the area, and the local animals and plants and how the tribe used them. You may be wondering why the name of the resort changed it’s name – this is your chance to learn! Take advantage of this time to gain the knowledge to form a more respectful and complete understanding of Lake Tahoe and the areas surrounding the lake. Tickets are on sale now and will benefit the Washoe Cultural Fund, it is suggested you purchase ahead to reserve your space.
The High Sierra: A Love Story
- When: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
- Where: Granlibakken Tahoe, 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA
For anyone who is already in love with the Sierras spending time with science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will only enhance the feeling. After Robinson’s first trip to the Sierras in 1973 he felt changed by the landscape. What geological forces shaped the Sierras, what is the history of its exploration, and who were the indigenous peoples calling it home? These questions and more answered by Robinson will be the inspiration you need for an adventure of a lifetime in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
2023 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off
- When: Wednesday, August 30 – Monday, September 4, 2023
- Where: Downtown Sparks, Victorian Ave., Sparks
If the smell of BBQ is in the air you know it’s time for the annual rib cook off in Downtown Sparks. This is the Super bowl of rib competitions and a great way to wind down your summer over Labor Day weekend. Bring your appetite because there’s over 250,000 pounds of ribs barbecued over the course of the festival with two dozen of the best BBQ teams competing. You may purchase tickets for the VIP Rib Village, settle in at the multiple seating areas, or bring your own set up for fun outdoor dining then peruse the huge arts & crafts fair, or take in one of the many live concerts. This is a mouthwatering event you can’t miss!