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Your Complete Summer Festival Guide
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Here it is: our annual, complete guide to fun for the summer. We’ve scoured the Internet and dug through our archives, talked to our friends, and kept our eyes open for what’s happening. The result is this comprehensive list of every festival we could find for Truckee/Tahoe and beyond. Rip these pages out and keep them on the fridge. Let them lead you to a grassy patch next to a stage, a fun carnival with face painting, or a new experience with different people and good music.

ONGOING FESTIVALS

Concerts at Commons Beach
Sundays, June 24 to Sept. 9
Free community concerts at the lake, headliners include Blues Monsters, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Monophonics, Dead Winter Carpenters, Mumbo Gumbo, New Monsoon, Poor Man’s Whiskey, the Trey Stone Band, Hot Buttered Rum, Samba Da, Local’s Last Waltz, and the Beer Gardeners, most shows start at 4pm, Commons Beach, Tahoe City, visittahoecity.org

Bluesdays at Squaw
Tuesdays in July and August
Free blues concerts, 6pm, the Village, Squaw Valley, squaw.com

Music in the Mountains
June 14 to July 3
Two weeks, 10 concerts, and a trainload of talent playing some of the best music ever written-from classical to classic rock, Grass Valley, musicinthemountains.org

Music in the Park
Wednesdays, June 20 to Aug. 29
Live music, 6:30pm, Truckee Regional Park, Truckee, tdrpd.com

Movies at Commons Beach
Wednesdays, June 27 to Aug. 29
Cuddle up and watch a flick on the big screen under the stars, movies include “Spaceballs,” “Adventures of Tintin,” “The Goonies,” “The Perfect Game,” “Surf’s Up,” “Big Miracle,” “Hugo,” “Puss in Boots,” “Dolphin Tale,” dusk, Commons Beach, Tahoe City, visittahoecity.org

Outdoor SummerMovie Series at Squaw
Thursdays, July 5 to Aug. 2
Families and friends can snuggle up while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen, 8:30pm, the Village, Squaw Valley, squaw.com

Truckee Thursdays
Thursdays, July 5 to Aug. 23
Farmers market, artists, crafts vendors, music, beer garden, and food line up in downtown Truckee, Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, historictruckee.com

Music on the Beach
Fridays, July 6 to Aug. 31
Dance to live tunes in the sand, 6:30pm, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Kings Beach, northtahoebusiness.org

Music at the Mine
Saturdays, June 23 to Aug. 25
Picnic under the tall pines, enjoy a barbecue, and dance to live music, headliners include Joni Morris, James Garner, Mumbo Gumbo, Bob Mora and the 3rd Degree Blues Band, and Bourgeois Gypsies, 6pm, tickets vary, Kentucky Mine, Sierra City, (530) 994-3376, sierracountyhistory.org
May

Emissions
May 11 to 13
“West Coast bass culture,” headliners include Vaski, Starkey, Amp Live and Eligh, Zion-I, NastyNasty, Minnesota, SPL, Love and Light, tickets $95/pre sale, $120/advance, $160/the gate, private location, near Angels Camp, emissionsfestival.com

Symbiosis Gathering
(See Get Out & Go)
May 17 to 21
An experience founded in art, music, learning, and sustainable living, headliners include James Blake, Little Dragon, Beats Antique, Tipper, and PaNTy RAiD, tickets $280, Pyramid Lake, pyramideclipse.com

Joshua Tree Music Festival
May 18 to 20
“The desert is freedom, music is power, and community is crucial,” headliners include Fort Knox Five, Gaudi, Wunmi, and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, tickets $100/three day, $50/Friday or Sunday, $70/Saturday, $15/camping per person per night, Joshua Tree Lake Campground, joshuatreemusicfestival.com

Bay to Breakers
Sunday May 20
A 12K race from the Embarcadero to Golden Gate Park, opt to run it seriously or wander in costume, 7am to noon, tickets $57/basic registration, San Francisco, zazzlebaytobreakers.com

Lightning in a Bottle
May 24 to 28
Celebrating art, music, performance, sustainability, and life, headliners include Bassnectar, the Glitch Mob, Shpongle, and Tipper, tickets $215/weekend in advance, $165/two day in advance, $85/one day in advance, $240/weekend at the door, $185/two day at the door, $100/one day at the door, Silverado, lightninginabottle.org

Strawberry Music Festival
May 24 to 28
“Mountains, magic, music” near Yosemite National Park, headliners include Trampled by Turtles, Joan Osborne, Alison Krauss, and Robert Earl Keen, tickets $200/four day, $190/three day, $65/one day, Jamestown, strawberrymusic.com

I LOVE THIS CITY Festival
May 25 and 26
Electronic music hits up SF, headliners include Duck Sauce and Tiesto, tickets $350/VIP, $150/two day, the Lot at AT&T Park, San Francisco, ilovethiscityfestival.com

Black Rock Rendezvous
May 26 and 27
Join the Friends of Black Rock, the Nevada Outdoor School, and the Friends of Nevada Wilderness in the Black Rock Desert to celebrate diversity and stewardship, events include kids camp, workshops, potlucks and Dutch oven cook-off, burn barrel talks, and more, free, Black Rock Desert, blackrockdesert.org

JUNE

Raindance Campout
June 1 to 4
Music, dancing, art, workshops, and a pool party, headliners include OPIUO, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz and Dynamite MC, VIBESQUAD, III Gates, and more, tickets $175/tier 2, $225/gate, $50/Sunday, Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, Upper Lake, raindancepresents.com

Valhalla Renaissance Faire
June 2 and 3, 9 and 10
The magic and merriment of the renaissance, featuring four stages of music, dancing, jesters, costumed actors, Shakespearean vignettes, staged battles, storytelling, archery tournaments, plus merchants selling jewelry, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, historic weapons, and leather goods, 10am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 5pm on Sunday, tickets $17/adults, $12/seniors, military, ages 13 to 17, $7/children 6 to 12, Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina, South Lake Tahoe, valhallafaire.com

Electric Daisy Carnival
June 8 to 10
Hundreds of DJs, artists, and performers in the city of sin, headliners include Bassnectar, Benny Benassi, David Guetta, Digitalism, Kaskade, Moby, MSTRKRFT, Pretty Lights, Tiesto, Zeds Dead, and more, tickets $275/three day, $500/VIP, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, electricdaisycarnival.com

San Francisco Free Folk Festival
June 9 and 10
Two days of formal and informal music-making and dancing, workshops include Appalachian clogging, jamming the blues, hardly strictly folk songs, songwriting basics, and more, workshop times vary, Presidio Middle School, San Francisco, sffolkfest.org

Fathers Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival
June 14 to 17
Celebrate dad with some bluegrass, headliners include Steep Canyon Rangers, the Deadly Gentlemen, Bigfoot, Seldom Scene, and Dan Paisley and the Southern Grass, tickets $160/four day, $130/three day, $35/Thursday or Sunday, $50/Friday, $55/Saturday, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, fathersdayfestival.com

Reno Rodeo
June 14 to 23
“The wildest, richest rodeo in the West,” complete with carnival, music, and food, events include bareback, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, team roping, tie-down roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, and bull riding, tickets start at $14, Reno Livestock Events Center, Reno, renorodeo.com

The Bounce Festival
June 15 to 18
Premier electronic music, progressive art, vibrant community, and natural surroundings, headliners include MartyParty, Figure, Vibesquad, Fort Knox Five vs. Thunderball, Signal Path, Elite Force, Love & Light, Pumpkin, Quade, and more, tickets $160.16/full weekend advance, $200/door, Belden, thebouncefestival.com

Heart and Solstice Festival
June 15 to 24
Celebrate the summer solstice with music, a street dance, wine walk, and more, headline events include the Bridgetender Fireworks Street Dance, Commons Beach concert featuring Mumbo Gumbo, the Tahoe City Classic Car Stroll and Wine Walk, times vary, Tahoe City, visittahoecity.org

Adventure Sports Week
June 15 to 24
Races, clinics, music, film, and family activities in North Tahoe, compete in trail running, mountain biking, triathlon, stand-up paddle boarding, and swimming, registration varies, Tahoe City, aswtahoe.com

Lake Tahoe Paddle Festival
June 18 and 19
A solstice celebration of human-powered watercrafts, events include a paddle race through Emerald Bay, yoga, food, and workshops on the healing arts and environmental awareness, paddle race is at 8am on Saturday, Meeks Bay Resort, West Shore, laketahoepaddlefestival.com

Star Sessions
Friday June 22
Northstar’s new concert series, headliner and tickets to be announced, 8pm, the Village at Northstar, Truckee, northstarattahoe.com

The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews, and Blues Festival
June 22 and 23
Reno’s summer kickoff party, events include live blues entertainment, food, and more than 40 microbrews, noon to 8pm on Friday, 11am to 8pm on Saturday, the El Dorado Hotel and Casino, Reno, eldoradoreno.com

The 5th Sunset
June 22 to 24
The Mayans called the age we live in “The 5th Sun,” which is setting this December on the winter solstice. Celebrate the last summer solstice of the fifth age at this festival, headliners include Love & Light, Nasty Nasty, EPROM, Protohype, BASS Science, Who Cares, and more, 5:30pm, tickets start at $50, Rio Ramaza Marina, Sacramento, the5thsunset.com

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
June 22 to 24
Three days of roots reggae and world music, headliners include Jimmy Cliff, Luciano, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Third World, Israel Vibration, and more, tickets $160/three day advance, camping not included, Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, snwmf.com

Truckee Chili Cookoff
Sunday June 24
Contestants compete for the best chili in town and raise funds for the Truckee Sunrise Rotary’s efforts locally and internationally, noon to 4pm, tickets $15/adults, $3/children under 12, Truckee Regional Park, Truckee, truckeechilicookoff.org
Susanville

Bluegrass Festival
June 24 to 26
Sew a quilt and listen to jams, headliners include the Chapmans, Mark Phillips & III Generation Bluegrass Band, Northern Departure, and more, tickets $40/three day advance, $55/three day, $20/Friday and Saturday, $15/Sunday, Lassen County fairgrounds, Susanville, susanvillebluegrass.com

Enchanted Forest
June 29 to July 2
Celebrating tribal culture through dance, art, and nature in the Redwoods, headliners include Random Rab, David Starfire, Bluetech, Love & Light, Kalya Scintilla, Phutureprimitive, and more, tickets $145, Camp Masonite, Navarro, enchantedforestmendo.com

Fourth of July Arts and Crafts Festival
June 30 and July 1
Handcrafted arts, 10am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 5pm on Sunday, the Village, Squaw Valley, pacificfinearts.com

Red, White, and Tahoe Blue
June 30 to July 7
Incline Village and Crystal Bay celebrate the country’s independence, events include USAF Air National Guard Training Mission, parades, fireworks, concerts, veterans tribute, rubber ducky races, food, and more, times and locations vary, Incline Village, redwhitetahoeblue.org

JULY

Artown
July 1 to 31
Bringing the arts to Reno with some 400 events throughout the city all month, events include opening night with the Mickey Hart Band on July 1, Monday Music Night Series, the Missoula Children’s Theatre, the Family Series, the World Music Series, closing night with Maceo Parker on July 31, and more, tickets, times, and locations vary, Reno, renoisartown.com

High Sierra Music Festival
July 5 to 8
Blues to bluegrass, rock to folk in the Sierra Nevada, headliners include Ben Harper, STS9, Railroad Earth, Galactic, Built to Spill, Toots and the Maytals, Ryan Bingham, Soulive, ALO, Lotus, Delta Spirit, and more, tickets $185/four day early bird, $165/three day early bird, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, Quincy, highsierramusic.com

Star Sessions
Friday July 6
Northstar’s new concert series, headliner and tickets to be announced, 8pm, the Village at Northstar, Truckee, northstarattahoe.com

Soaring Kites and Music Festival
Saturday July 7
Watch high-flying kites perform stunts under a backdrop of alpine terrain, events include kite flying demonstrations, kids kite building seminars, live music, and general kite mania, 11am, High Camp, Squaw Valley, squaw.com

Truckee Tahoe AirFair and Faimily Festival
Saturday July 7
Fly-bys and facepaints! Appearances from several original Tuskegee Airmen, static aircraft displays with pilot docents, and a variety of aircraft fly-bys, free EAA Chapter 1073 Young Eagle flights for kids ages 8 to 17, live music, kids activites, food court, and beer garden, Truckee Tahoe Airport, Truckee, truckeetahoeairfair.com

Fine Arts and Crafts on the Shore
July 7 and 8
Handcrafted arts, 10am to 5pm, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Kings Beach, pacificfinearts.com

Fillmore Jazz Festival
July 7 and 8
The largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, events include three stages of back-to-back music, 10am to 6pm, on Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Streets, San Francisco, fillmorejazzfestival.com

Mendocino Music Festival
July 7 to 21
Summer festival featuring orchestral and chamber music, opera, jazz, and big band, featuring the Festival Orchestra conducted by Allan Pollack, Turtle Island Quartet, double bill with Becca Stevens and Taarka, Viver Brasil, and more, times and tickets vary, Mendocino, mendocinomusic.com

ARTour
July 12 to 15
Local artists open their studios to the public, featuring watercolor, pastels, oil painting, acrylics, glass, jewelry, mixed media, and photography, North Tahoe and Truckee, northtahoearts.com

California WorldFest
July 12 to 15
Eight stages of music and dancing from around the world plus workshops, international food, fine crafts, and a children’s program, headliners include Cake, Ani DiFranco, Tommy Emmanuel, Vieux Farka Toure Trio, Delhi 2 Dublin, Fishtank Ensemble, and more, tickets $160/four day with camping, $150/three day with camping, $120/two day with camping, $65/one day with camping, fairgrounds, Grass Valley, worldfest.net

Americana Festival
July 13 to 15
Folk and bluegrass take over Virginia City, headliners include Growling Old Men, the Novelists, Rose’s Pawn Shop, the Central Valley Boys, Suspect Terrane, and more, events are free unless specified, Virginia City, americanafest.org

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
July 13 to Aug. 26
Pack a picnic, watch the sun set on the East Shore, and listen to Shakespeare come alive on the stage, featuring “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” tickets start at $15, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, laketahoeshakespeare.com

Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival
Saturday July 14
Live music and 30 local and regional breweries on tap, headliners include Sweetwater String Band and Grant Farm, 3 to 7pm, tickets $30/advance, $38/door, the Village at Northstar, northstarattahoe.com

Art, Wine, and Music Festival
July 14 and 15
Browse booths by fine artists and craft makers, watch live performances and music, and sip wine from featured wineries, 11am, tasting from 2 to 5pm, the Village, Squaw Valley, squaw.com

Broadway on the Beach
Monday July 16
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Laura Jackson perform on the beach, featuring guest artists Capathia Jenkins and Robert Evan, 7:30pm, tickets start at $30, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, laketahoeshakespeare.com
Mystic Garden:

Gathering of the Tribes
July 18 to 23
This year’s theme is “transformational festivals creating evolutionary culture,” headliners include Delhi 2 Dublin, Rupah and the April Fishes, Ruthie Foster, Hamsa Lila, GAUDI, plus yoga and the visionary arts, tickets $110/five day pass, $90/three day pass, Lake Selmac, Selma, Ore., mysticgardengathering.com

Jukebox Music Festival
July 20 to 22
A brand new country music festival, headliners include Alan Jackson, Kellie Pickler, Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols, Mark Chesnutt, Pam Tillis, Ricky Skaggs, Daryle Singletary, Asleep at the Wheel, and Nuthin’ Fancy, noon to 10pm, tickets $129/general admission, Shasta District Fairgrounds, Anderson, jukeboxmusicfestival.com

Reggae on the River
July 21 and 22
An internationally renowned celebration of the best in reggae and world music that features 30 artists on stages along the banks of the Eel River, headliners include Toots & the Maytals, Midnite, Calypso Rose, Romain Virgo, CeCile, Oliver Mtukudzi and Black Spirits, and more, tickets $110/advance, Benbow Lake State Park, Benbow, reggaeontheriver.com

Wild Wild West Weekend
July 21 and 22
Western-style fun, events include live music by Forget the Roses, pony rides, and petting zoo, noon to 4pm, High Camp, Squaw Valley, squaw.com

Under the Western Sky
Monday July 23
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Laura Jackson perform western favorites, featuring guest artists Waddie Mitchell and Don Edwards, 7:30pm, tickets start at $30, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, laketahoeshakespeare.com

Wanderlust
July 26 to 29
Bringing the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs, and winemakers together in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty, music headliners include Ziggy Marley, Shpongle Presents the Masquerade, Beats Antique, Krishna Das, Garth Stevenson, MC Yogi, and more, yoga headliners include Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Jonny Kest, and more, tickets $475/Sage four day, $395/Seeker three day, $108/Thursday, $160/Friday or Saturday, $99/Sunday, $24.50/Thursday music only, $29.50/Friday music only, $34.50/Saturday music only, $20/Sunday music only, Squaw Valley, wanderlustfestival.com

Sierra Storytelling Festival
July 27 to 29
Tellers and special guests will regale participants with stories from African, Jewish, and Native American traditions, as well as heart-warming folk tales, featured tellers include Brenda Wong Aoki, Willie Claflin, Slash Coleman, Donald Davis, Olga Loya, and Kim Weitkamp, tickets $82.50/all events, $20.75/Friday, $29.95/Saturday day, $22.50/Saturday evening, $12.50/Sunday, the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, San Juan Ridge, sierrastorytellingfestival.org

Tour de Nez
July 27 to 29
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the festival for two-wheelers, events include street sprints, the Comstock Circuit Race in Virginia City, ride with the pros, the Legendary Clunker Classic, the Downtown Criterium, and more, registration varies, Reno, tourdenez.com

Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival
July 28 and 29
Handcrafted arts, 10am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 5pm on Sunday, Bridge Street at Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, pacificfinearts.com

Living History Day
Saturday July 28
The California State Parks turn back the clock to the 1930s where guests can meet Florence and Sydney Ehrman and experience the gracious lifestyle that wealthy residents once lived at their summer retreats, events include concerts, historical talks, movies, painting with artists-in-residence, guided tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $10/parking, Sugar Pine Point State Park, laketahoelivinghistory.com

Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Arts Festival
July 28 and 29
The Washoe reunite on the last weekend of July at the Tallac Historic Site to honor their culture and heritage, events include traditional American Indian dancers and drum performers, basket weaving displays, art, and food, 10am to 5pm, donations requested, Valhalla Grand Lawn, South Lake Tahoe, valhallatahoe.com

Giselle
Monday July 30
The Sierra Nevada Ballet presents one of the most loved ballets in the world, features 30 professional dancers, 7:30pm, tickets start at $22, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, laketahoeshakespeare.com

SummerFest Concert Series
July 31 to Aug. 19
Artistic director and principal conductor Maestro Joel Revzen and concert master Laura Hamilton present a variety of classical music concerts, headlining instrumentalists from the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, and more, 6:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays, tickets start at $25, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, tahoesummerfest.org

Mammoth Blue Sky Fest
2012 Dates To Be Announced
A progressive lifestyle festival that celebrates mountains, music, and adventure in the Eastern Sierra, Blue Sky Muisc features an eclectic and energetic lineup of musical genres from rock to world, jazz to funk, blues to bluegrass, and more, headliners and tickets TBA, Blue Sky Bowl, Mammoth Lakes, blueskyfest.com

AUGUST

Bluesapalooza
Aug. 3 to 5
Outdoors among the pines and showcasing the best craft breweries in the country and top blues performers, headliners include Leon Russell, Johnny Winter Band, Edgar Winter Group, Rick Derringer, and more, tickets $140/ultimate blues and brews three day pass, $105/two day pass, Sam’s Wood Site, Mammoth Lakes, mammothbluesbrewsfest.com

Mrs. Robinson
Monday Aug. 6
The ultimate classic rock concert on the beach, featuring rock and pop tunes from the ’60s to current hits, 7:30pm, tickets start at $25, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, laketahoeshakespeare.com

Hot August Nights
Aug. 7 to 12
Cars and music to celebrate rock ’n roll and the ’50s, entertainment and schedule to be announced, Reno, hotaugustnights.net

Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance
Aug. 10 and 11
One of the premier events showcasing wooden boats, events include boat exhibits, dinners, awards ceremony, and more, 10am to 4:30pm, awards ceremony at 6pm on Friday, tickets $25/advance, $30/door, $35/two day advance, $40/two day door, Sierra Boat Company, Carnelian Bay, laketahoeconcours.com

Outside Lands
Aug. 10 to 12
Music and art at Golden Gate Park, headliners include Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck, Skrillex, Sigur Ros, Justice, Norah Jones, Dispatch, the Kills, Regina Spektor, Passion Pit, Andrew Bird, and more, tickets $225, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, sfoutsidelands.com

Mountain Vibe Music Gathering
Aug. 11 and 12
Music, camping, and off-roading, headliners to be announced, tickets $60/early bird, Shinneyboo Creek Cabin Resort, Yuba Pass, mountainvibemusic.com

Brews, Jazz, and Funk Fest
Aug. 11 and 12
Taste beers from representing microbreweries and listen to an incredible lineup of music, bring your dog as this is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, 2 to 8pm, the Village, Squaw Valley, squaw.com

Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival
Aug. 11 and 12
Handcrafted arts, 10am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 5pm on Sunday, Bridge Street at Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, pacificfinearts.com

Chautauqua
Monday Aug. 13
Historical characters come to life, featuring famous scientist Madame Curie, who discovered radioactivity, and early 1900s’ Mary Harris Jones, who would become “Mother Jones,” a passionate speaker and fiery agitator for the laboring families of the world, 7:30pm, tickets start at $22, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, laketahoeshakespeare.com

Star Sessions
Friday Aug. 17
Northstar’s new concert series, headliner and tickets to be announced, 8pm, the Village at Northstar, Truckee, northstarattahoe.com

Boatworks Mall Arts and Crafts Festival
Aug. 17 to 19, 24 to 26
Handcrafted arts, 10am to 5pm, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, pacificfinearts.com

Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 17 to 19
An outdoor festival hosted by the Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association, which is dedicated to promoting and preserving bluegrass, old-time, traditional, and related folk music in the Northern Nevada area, lineup and tickets to be announced, Bowers Mansion, New Washoe City, bowersbluegrassfestival.org

TOCCATA: A Continuing Requiem for John Lennon
Monday Aug. 20
John Lennon’s music comes back in a classical format interspersed with Mozart, madrigals, motets, and folk-rock, featuring Maestro James Rawie and friends, 7:30pm, tickets start at $25, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, laketahoeshakespeare.com

Peaks and Paws Festival
Aug. 25 and 26
Treat your dog to a weekend at Squaw, events include live music, art booths, wine and beer tasting, and doggy vendors, 2 to 8pm, the Village, Squaw Valley, squaw.com

Burning Man
Aug. 27 to Sept. 3
Come home to Black Rock City and immerse yourself in art, music, and community, this year’s theme is Fertility 2.0, Black Rock City, burningman.com

Strawberry Fall Music Festival
Aug. 30 to Sept. 3
“Mountains, magic, music” near Yosemite National Park, headliners include Jimmy LaFave, k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang, John Hiatt and the Combo, Greensky Bluegrass, and O’Brien Party of 7, tickets $200/four day, $190/three day, $65/one day, Jamestown, strawberrymusic.com

SEPTEMBER

Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival
Sept. 1 and 2
Handcrafted arts, 10am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 5pm on Sunday, Bridge Street at Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, pacificfinearts.com

Sample the Sierra
Sunday Sept. 2
El Dorado County wine paired with fare from the region’s best chefs, prepared with fresh produce grown within a 100-mile radius, events include live music, storytellers, and cooking demonstrations, 1 to 5 p.m., tickets vary, Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, samplethesierra.com

Alpen Wine Festival
Sunday Sept. 2
Listen to live music and taste wine, events also include a silent auction and raffle to benefit Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness and education for people with multiple sclerosis, tickets $40/includes a Spiegalau crystal souvenir, 2pm, the Village, Squaw Valley, squaw.com

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival
Sept. 7 to 9
Three days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings, grape stomp, and more, events and tickets to be announced, the Village at Northstar, Truckee, northstarattahoe.com

The Great Reno Balloon Race
Sept. 7 to 9
The largest free hot-air ballooning event in the nation, arrive at dawn and look up to see more than 100 balloons take flight, 6:45am, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, renoballoon.com

Virginia City International Camel Races
Sept. 7 to 9
Featuring competitors of every unlikely species, from camels to ostriches to emus, 10am, Silverland Inn and Suites, Virginia City, visitvirginiacitynv.com

Trails and Vistas
Sept. 8 and 9
Experience live performances and installation art along a guided two-hour hike that blends art and nature, this year’s theme is “the Dreaming Tree,” tickets $30/advance, $40/door, $10/kids ages 5 to 12, Donner Ski Ranch, Donner Summit, trailsandvistas.org

GuitarFish Music Festival
Sept. 14 to 16
Family, community, arts, and music festival to raise awareness of over fishing and pollution of the ocean, and to help preserve watersheds, rivers, and streams, headliners include Sambada, Monophonics, Afrofunk Experience, the Nibblers, Afrolicious, and more, tickets to be announced, Cisco Grove Campground, Cisco Grove, guitarfishfestival.com

American River Music Festival
Sept. 14 to 16
Music on the banks of the south fork of the American River, headliners include Tony Furtado, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Dangermuffin, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, tickets $50/two days, $30/one day, Henningsen-Lotus Park, Coloma, americanrivermusic.org

Oktoberfest
Saturday Sept. 29
Hold up a beer stein and say cheers, events include traditional Bavarian music and folk dancers, benefit beer garden, brats and kraut, and games, 2 to 6pm, the Village, Squaw Valley, squaw.com

Celtic Festival
Sept. 29 and 30
Celebrate Celtic heritage with live music and family fun, headliners include the Elders, Samantha Robichaud, Bad Haggis, the Paul McKenna Band, and more, the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, kvmr.org

 

 
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December 13, 2018