What's Happening in Truckee This July
Happy Summer everyone! July is peak season in Truckee and Lake Tahoe for a reason. Besides the amazing trails, Donner Lake, and outdoor adventures, there is a full calendar of exciting events to keep kids and adults stoked during the month. Our favorite events for July include a few races, live music, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of Truckee! For a complete list of Fourth of July events, see our blog post on 4th of July Celebrations in Truckee and Lake Tahoe.
LISTEN to the jazzy style of three-time Grammy Award-winning Saxophonist, Branford Marsalis at a gorgeous lakefront estate in Incline Village on the 8th for the 2018 Classical Tahoe Summer Gala. This is a benefit event for Classical Tahoe and will help build the Music Institute, a new and interactive, multi-generational Institute for community involvement and education. The event promises to be more thrilling than ever: Marsalis is joined by the wunderkind pianist Peter Dugan, a delicious feast by Colin Smith of Roundabout Catering, and an auction with one-of-a-kind experiences. Learn more and reserve seats here.
WATCH fantastic and daredevil pilots at the Truckee Tahoe Air Show and Family Festival on the 14th. This event is one of the region’s most family-friendly festivals featuring a breathtaking air show with world-renowned performers, Family Festival, rides for a cost in military aircraft, static displays, vendors, a VIP Hospitality Tent, free Speaker Forums, and much more! All proceeds go directly to Truckee North Tahoe youth organizations. Learn more about this annual event here.
TASTE wine Tahoe style at Squaw Valley’s Art, Wine, Music Festival the 14th and 15th. The Village at Squaw Valley will burst with color, taste, and sound as fine artists, craft makers, performers, and musicians come to participate in this fun two-day annual event from 11am-5pm each day. The Art, Wine & Music Festival features wine tasting from 2-5pm, performance stages, restaurants, shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. All proceeds from the event benefit Achieve Tahoe. See the full list of wineries and music performances here.
CHALLENGE yourself at the Donner Lake Triathalon the 21st and 22nd. The venue, setting, and course offer a truly beautiful and challenging experience. Participants can choose from four different races, as well as a children’s race filled with short, fun courses. The races range in difficulty, from a “Sprint” race to a full-on Half Marathon race. Check it out and sign up here.
RUN up the mountain at Squaw Valley on July 28th. For the past 37 years, hundreds of runners and hikers have made the annual pilgrimage to the top of Squaw Valley to enjoy a great workout with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra. Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6200’), the course climbs the 3.6 mile Mountain Run to High Camp (8200’) where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments & beer from FiftyFifty Brewery are provided. Participants can choose to RUN or take a more leisurely pace and HIKE, or Nordic walk (hike with poles). More information can be found here.
WALK back in Truckee’s history with Mountain Town Walking Tours throughout the month. Historic Downtown Truckee comes alive during this colorful tour which includes stories of railroad barons, lumber mills, ice harvesting, movie stars, and other characters’ past. Pass by unique shops and restaurants while learning about Truckee’s famous and infamous past. The tour includes architecture, history, stories, fables, and facts. The walk is less than one mile and will stay in Downtown Truckee. Learn more here.