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It’s Time To Get Your Mountain Summer Culture Fix!   Leave a comment

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The 4th of July is soon upon us, which officially kicks off the summer season here at Lake Tahoe.

There is a lot to do and see in these brief, but glorious months, so best be marking your calendars to fit these cultural and/or summer fun events into your schedules.

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Photo from Shakespeare Festival Website.

Photo from Shakespeare Festival Website.

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Back again, as always, is the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor. A night out under the stars watching the finest from the bard of Avon is a local staple. Last year they expanded their repertoire to include the ballet Giselle, which was a wonderful addition to the theatrical menu. We sat next to out of town guests who had never been to our local favorite venue, and marveled at our picnic ‘spread’ of gastronomic  delights. If you’ve never done any events at Sand Harbor before, pack a gourmet picnic,  (although you can buy food and drink there as well) a low back chair, warm clothing, and yes, even some rain gear…just in case. A bottle of vino or two is permitted, but the events prefer you put it in something unbreakable. Broken glass, bare feet and sand is a really bad combination.

And don’t forget to pack a FLASHLIGHT! It’s hard navigating your way back to your car in the dark…just sayin’…

 This year’s production is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The season starts on July 12th and runs through August. On Mondays are other theatrical productions including ‘Broadway on the Beach’, The Reno Chamber Orchestra and the ballet ‘Coppelia’, along with much more.

http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/

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If you’re a boat aficionado, the 41st annual Concours d’ Elegance is August 9 & 10 at Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay. Featuring vintage wooden boats from a bygone era, this event is a veritable museum of maritime vessels.

http://www.laketahoeconcours.com/

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Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park

Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park

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The Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival is back with several concerts around the north shore, including Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoe Tree Company, The West Shore Café and a private residence.  For more information, go to their website:

http://tahoemusic.org/

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In nearby Reno, don’t forget ‘Artown’ (July- celebrating the local art scene) and ‘Hot August Nights’ (vintage cars, poodle skirts and that old time rock and roll…), along with top name entertainment from the likes of the Steve Miller Band, Steely Dan and Rascal Flatts to name but a few.

http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/reno-tahoe/what-to-do/events/concerts

ARTOWN

http://www.renoisartown.com/

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS

http://hotaugustnights.smugmug.com/

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Summertime and the fun is happening!   Leave a comment

ImageIt’s just about to get busy up here. So while we all have thoroughly enjoyed the last few weeks of local’s summer, we also look forward to playing with the crowds and experiencing the activities that happen in the mountains only in the sum…sum…summertime. Here are a few upcoming activities that are well worth taking a look at:

 

Alpenglow Outdoor Festival, June 22-30th.

A nine day festival of free outdoor recreation events. You can do some yoga on the lake, take a hike with inspiring athletes, learn how to climb, get tips from the experts including nutritionists and Western States 100 competitors, or take a wildflower or birding hike. Oh, and there are lots of demos and freebies to take advantage of.  For a complete schedule go to www.alpenglowsports.com

 

Truckee Thursdays-Every Thursday throughout the summer

Downtown Truckee becomes party central from 5-9 pm every Thursday. It’s a street fair, farmers market, and live music all combined, but it’s really just an excuse for a lot of locals and tourists alike to get together and have some fun.

 

 

Commons Beach Summer Concert Series. All summer long.

It’s a little thing, but your summer can be beautifully encapsulated on a Sunday afternoon in Tahoe City. Get there about 2 pm to launch your kayak onto Tahoe’s pristine deep blue waters. Paddle around for an hour or so, enjoying the sunshine, then find your way back to the Commons Beach. Float about 20 feet offshore and watch the band play and the crowd dance at Tahoe City’s Summer concert series.  Yep, that will do. But if you get hungry you can come back on Thursday’s for the Farmers Market. Catch it over at Tahoe Lake School…my alma mater, for July and August, and then it returns to the Commons Beach at the end of August.

 

Backpack and yoga.  July 9-11th

Once the busy 4th of July is past, you might be looking for a relaxing way to spend a few days. Join Tahoe Yoga Institute instructor Jenna Minnes and long time hiking guide Tim Hauserman for a backpack trip to the shores of a beautiful mountain lake. Once you get there you will have three days to swim, practice yoga, learn about the trees, and relax. For information go to: http://trailswithin.com/nurture-your-nature/

Posted June 20, 2013 by lynnnrichardson in Summer Recreation

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