Posted on 5/30/2024

Outdoor Concerts and Festivals You Can't Miss This Summer in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

Summer is the perfect time to soak up the sun, enjoy the great outdoors, and experience the vibrant culture of Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. This season is packed with outdoor concerts and festivals that you simply can’t miss! From the lively Truckee Thursdays to the charming local music festivals, there’s something for everyone. Here’s your ultimate guide to the best summer events in the area, along with some local tips and a subtle hint to book your stay with Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties!

1. Truckee Thursdays

Dates: Every Thursday, June 20th - August 15th

Truckee Thursdays is a beloved local tradition that brings together residents and visitors for a weekly celebration of music, food, and fun. Held in historic downtown Truckee, this event features live music, artisan vendors, delicious food trucks, and a lively beer garden. It’s the perfect way to experience the local culture and enjoy a summer evening with friends and family.

Local Tip: Arrive early to find parking and explore the local shops before the festivities begin. Don’t forget to check out the local craft vendors for unique souvenirs!

2. Music In The Park

Dates: Every Wednesday, June 19th - August 28th

Hosted at the beautiful Truckee River Regional Park, Music in the Park is a series of free concerts that offer a diverse lineup of bands and genres. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and enjoy an evening of live music under the stars. This family-friendly event is a summer staple and a great way to unwind midweek.

Local Tip: Bring some lawn games and enjoy a friendly competition before the music starts. Remember, it can get chilly in the evenings, so bring a jacket or blanket!

3. Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest

Dates: August 17th

Held at Palisades Tahoe the Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest is a one-day event that combines the best of craft beer, jazz, and funk music. With over 20 breweries and multiple stages featuring live music, this festival is a must for beer enthusiasts and music lovers alike. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, so you can feel good about having a great time!

Local Tip: Stay hydrated and wear sunscreen, as the high elevation and sunny weather can sneak up on you. Plan to use public transportation or ride-sharing services to safely enjoy the brews.

4. Reggae Fest

Dates: August 3rd - 4th

Get ready to groove to the rhythms of reggae at the Reggae Fest at Palisades Tahoe. This festival features top reggae bands like Shaggy & Rebelution along with a lively atmosphere perfect for dancing and relaxing by the lake. Enjoy a full day of music, food, and fun in the sun.

Local Tip: Bring a beach chair or blanket to relax on the grass. Arrive early to snag a good spot close to the stage!

5. Music On The Beach In Kings Beach

Dates: Every Friday, June 14th - August 30th

Music on the Beach is a popular summer concert series held at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Enjoy free live music with stunning lake views every Friday evening along with local food trucks and drinks from Alibi Ale Works and Truckee River Wine. This family-friendly event is a perfect way to kick off your weekend.  

Local Tip: Pack a picnic or grab dinner from one of the nearby food trucks. Bring a jacket, as it can get cool by the lake in the evening.

6.Concerts At Commons Beach In Tahoe City

Dates: Every Sunday, June 30th - September 8th

Concerts at Commons Beach is a free summer concert series held every Sunday in Tahoe City. Enjoy a diverse lineup of bands performing in a picturesque lakeside setting. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy some quality time with family and friends.

Local Tip: Arrive early to find parking and a good spot on the lawn. Bring a blanket, picnic, and some games to make the most of your day.

7. Tahoe City Food And Wine Classic

Dates: June 8th

The Tahoe City Food and Wine Classic is a one-day event that offers a delightful blend of gourmet food, fine wines, and beautiful scenery. Stroll through downtown Tahoe City, sampling delicious bites and sips from local restaurants and wineries. It’s a perfect event for food and wine enthusiasts.

Local Tip: Purchase your tickets in advance, as this event often sells out. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring a light jacket for the evening.

8. Bluesdays At Palisades Tahoe

Dates: Every Tuesday, June 18th - August 27th

Bluesdays is a popular summer concert series held at Palisades Tahoe, featuring free blues concerts every Tuesday evening. Enjoy performances by top blues musicians, along with food and drink specials from the surrounding restaurants.

Local Tip: Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music comfortably. Arrive early to take advantage of the dining specials and get a good spot close to the stage.

Why Stay with Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties?

As you plan your summer adventures, consider making your stay as memorable as the events themselves. Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties offers a variety of comfortable and convenient rental homes that are perfect for families, couples, and groups. Our properties are located close to all the action, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the local culture and festivities.

Book with us today and make the most of your summer in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Whether you’re here for the concerts, the festivals, or just to relax, we have the perfect home base for your adventures. Visit our website to explore our rental options and start planning your unforgettable summer getaway!

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