What's Happening in Truckee This May


May is here and that still means ski days?! We’ll take on the slopes, especially since the sun is starting to come out and the temperatures are starting to warm up. it looks like summer is finally waking up from a loooong hibernation. With it comes an exciting series of events, art, and food around Truckee. While there are no shortage of ways to spend these glorious spring days, we suggest you mark your calendars for these fun, family-friendly events — you won’t want to miss out!

EAT all the fresh fruits, veggies, and baked goods you can at the Truckee Tuesday Farmer’s Market. That’s right, the Farmer’s Market is back at the Regional River Park each Tuesday starting on the 14th! Treat yourself to fresh produce, vegetables, fruit, flowers, prepared foods, crepes, baked goods, fish and meat, olive oil, and handmade artisan goods from the region. The vendors will be out there from 8am-1pm, so be sure to be early! Learn more here.

PARTY at the Lodge at Tahoe Donner for Cinco de Mayo! After a long day of hiking, biking, or just relaxing in Tahoe Donner, head to the Lodge for a celebration south of the border. They will serve $3 Mexican beer specials, $6 house-made margaritas,  and authentic Mexican dishes like Carne Asada, Shrimp Ceviche and Chicken Tortilla Soup.

CREATE art at the 6th Annual Inspired Adventure Spring Festival at the Community Arts Center on the 18th. Come join in a fun day of spring celebrations, including live music performances, a Tube/Costume contest on the Kindred Glacier, make and take art stations, local artisans market and displays, urban wall art, a bounce house, food trucks, local brews and and a show by Truckee Dance Factory. Learn more here.

LEARN the fundamentals of mountain biking at the Truckee Bike Park’s Little Big Mountain Bike Festival on the 25th-26th. The weekend caters to all disciplines and skill levels of mountain biking encouraging riders of all kinds to participate. The festival features a women’s only clinic followed by a kids group clinic. Following the clinics, riders will line up at the start gates for dual slalom and dual pump track races. Additionally there will be a jump jam competitions for all skills and the first ever FMB sanctioned Jump Jam for women. Learn more here.

SHOP at the Made in Tahoe Festival the 25th-26th in the Village at Squaw Valley. Made in Tahoe celebrates all things LOCAL. The Village at Squaw Valley will host a wide array of offerings that are made or inspired in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas - local artisans, businesses, chefs/cuisine, organizations and entertainers. Discover, explore and experience our special community rich with talented creators from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Afterwards, you can celebrate the opening of the Aerial Tram by taking a scenic ride up to High Camp. Learn more about the Made in Tahoe Festival here.


CELEBRATE the thawing of Spring at Truckee’s FREE Craw Thaw Music Festival on the 31st-June 2nd. This will be the second year the Craw Thaw Music Festival takes over Downtown Truckee with will a fun, family friendly New Orleans-inspired street festival. This year, there will be an expanded music lineup that includes regional and national performers, family fun, a larger event footprint, and more food and drink options. We can’t wait to see Friday’s headliner, the 2018 Grammy-nominated headliner “Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers,” bringing their high-energy style of Zydeco music all the way from Lafayette, LA. Learn more about the festival and see the full lineup here.