June 2018 Events in Truckee and Lake Tahoe


Ahh, summer is that you?! We’ve had a great winter and a relaxing spring, but summer is on the way and we couldn't be happier. We are ready to soak up the sun at Donner Lake, hike all day, and eat s’mores all night. June brings us the start of summer with an incredible line-up of local events and our favorite summer traditions, like Truckee Thursdays. June is also the start to all the local, FREE live music series: Bluesdays at Squaw Valley, Music in the Park at Truckee Regional, Gray’s Crossing Summer Concert Series, Music on the Beach in Kings Beach, and Concerts at Commons Beach in Tahoe City.

Read on to see what we will be doing this June... 

Photo via Truckee.com

Photo via Truckee.com

RUN for a cause at the Tahoe Trail Running Series on June 3rd. Join in the fun by choosing from four different races at Riverview Park in Truckee, CA. Try a 5K or 10K along the Legacy Trail or a half marathon featuring beautiful and scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. Bring the kids for their own age-appropriate distance fun race! The 5K race is a fundraiser for the Girls on the Run Sierras. Learn more and register for each of the races online

TASTE the best brews of Northern California and Nevada at the 13th annual Truckee Brew Fest on the June 9th. There will be live music from the Blues Monsters, tastings, dancing, brats, BBQ, a silent auction, event T-shirts and lots of fun. The tastings will come from over 15 different breweries including FiftyFifty Brewing Company, Alibi Ale Works, Out of Bounds Brewing Co., Revision Brewing, Tahoe Mountain Brewing, Common Cider, and so much more! All proceeds benefit education, sports, and arts programs, sponsorships, grants and major scholarships for the youth of Truckee. For more information, contact Dave Lufi at (530) 320-4948, dlufi72@gmail.com, or visit the event website

SUPPORT local artists at the Truckee Roundhouse’s 4th annual Maker Show on June 10th. Join the Roundhouse for its show where makers share the infectious excitement of their creations with hundreds of locals. There will be food trucks, beer, live music, art cars, performances, bike parking, kids activities (or mini-makers!), and an eclectic assortment of crafts, arts, technologies, hobbies, and projects. Learn more on the Roundhouse website 


Photo by Grant Kaye via TruckeeRoundhouse.org

Photo by Grant Kaye via TruckeeRoundhouse.org

PARTY LIKE A LOCAL at the infamous Truckee Thursdays series, which starts back up on June 14th! One of our favorite Truckee traditions, the 11th annual Truckee Thursdays series will run from June 14th through August 23rd in Historic Downtown Truckee. It is a special experience for people of all ages - residents, visitors and participants alike. Each Thursday will feature live music, a food court, artisan vendors, merchant and community displays, children’s activities, and a beer garden. Like previous years, the free shuttle service will be provided to neighborhoods around Truckee. Find more information here.

Photo via Truckee.com

Photo via Truckee.com


Weekly Music Schedule

Each week, FREE concerts around Truckee and North Tahoe take place. Each is held at amazing outside venues and are family friendly! Bring your low-back chairs and get groovy! 

Photo from the  NTBA website . 

Photo from the NTBA website

Bluesdays at Squaw Valley is back every Tuesday from June 12th-September 4th: This popular concert series in the Village at Squaw Valley features acclaimed blues musicians, great grab & go food offerings from Village restaurants and a Blues bar with beer, wine & spirits available from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Events Plaza. During the summer Bluesdays series, Squaw offers discounted tickets for the Aerial Tram, food and drink specials, and lodging sales each and every Tuesday. More Info on the Squaw website.

Summer Concert Series at Gray’s Crossing will commence on June 19th and continue every Tuesday until August 28th: Continuing into its 5th year, the Summer Concert Series at Gray’s Crossing continues to gain momentum and a growing reputation for bringing incredible talent to the stage. These free outdoor concerts are family-friendly and open to all. Lawn space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Check their website for the schedule of bands/musicians.

Music in the Park will be every Wednesday night from June 20th – August 29th (excluding the 4th of July): Truckee’s classic Music in the Park is back! Join our lovely community to gather with great music in the amphitheater located at Truckee Regional Park. This year, enjoy performances from local classics to Truckee newbies, with sounds ranging from blues to funk to rock ‘n’ roll! More info and the full schedule can be found on their website. 

Music on the Beach returns to Kings Beach State Recreation Area every Friday night from June 29th – August 31st (excluding August 10th): Start your summer weekend off right by listening and dancing to FREE live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Music on the Beach takes place at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and concerts start at approximately 6:30pm on Fridays throughout the summer. Alibi Ale Works beer, plus wine, soda, and food vendors will all be available from 6-9pm. Visit the NTBA website for more information and to check out the entire 2018 Lineup. 

Concerts at Commons Beach in Tahoe City starts back up on June 17th and run every Sunday until September 2nd: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, blankets, and low-back chairs for a perfect lakeside evening. Local food and drink vendors sell beer, wine, soft drinks, sushi, bbq foods, ice cream, and more. Come early and enjoy the lakeside ambiance with friends and family. We have a fully equipped playground for the little rock-n-rollers too! Full line-up and more information can be found on their website.