The days are getting warmer, the snow is melting, and our favorite trails and shorelines are ready for some springtime adventure. There truly is no better time than now to explore North Lake Tahoe!
There are plenty of things to add to your spring bucket list in North Lake Tahoe including spring happenings such as Earth Day on April 22 and Mother’s Day on May 9. And if you’re feeling energetic, you can even do multiple activities in one day or a weekend! Start off by enjoying a glassy paddle on big blue, a round of golf, a relaxing afternoon on the sandy beach, or perhaps sneak in a few last turns with some spring skiing and riding. While the spring adventures are endless, there are also heaps of amazing local small businesses we encourage you to show your love to and support including shops, restaurants, services and more!
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Celebrate Earth Day with MAP from the comfort and safety of your home and join us for the 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Friday, April 23. This year’s festival will be hosted virtually, featuring an evening of family-friendly, environmental films, and a virtual auction with proceeds benefiting MAP’s environmental advocacy work. The virtual lobby opens at 6:30pm and films start at 7pm. The virtual auction will open on Friday, April 23, at noon and will close on Friday, April 30 at noon. No ticket is needed for the virtual auction.
In honor of Earth Day, Sierra State Parks Foundation is promoting recreating responsibly with a virtual art contest. All ages are encouraged to enter and prizes will be awarded for each age division. Deadline to enter your masterpiece is April 16 and the winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22. Click here for more information.
South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Community Cleanup
As the snow melts, winter litter is exposed. Help us celebrate Earth Month and kick off the start of Tahoe’s warm weather by joining us for a physically distanced cleanup! What to bring: comfortable clothing/shoes, sunscreen, cleanup gloves (if you have them), hat, sunglasses, face mask, any snacks that you would like, and a full reusable water bottle. We provide: cleanup bags, clean gloves, hand sanitizer, sanitized cleanup equipment, wrapped snacks, canned water, lunch voucher, and a giveaway. All volunteers attending Keep Tahoe Blue events must fill out a waiver. Volunteers under 18 will need to have a guardian sign the waiver, and the volunteer must bring the signed waiver to the event. The guardian may also attend the event and can sign off for the minor at the event. For questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Full Moon Snowshoe Tours
Join Tahoe Adventure Company for the final Full Moon Snowshoe Tour of the season, Full Pink Moon, on Tuesday, April 27 from 7–10pm. Take in the brisk mountain air as you snowshoe under the moon and learn about the High Sierra. You will trek on easy to use snowshoes by moonlight. Knowledgeable guides will discuss local natural history, astronomy topics, as well as fascinating facts about our moon. You will also stop along the way to take in the beautiful views and enjoy snacks and hot drinks. Cost is $75 per person and no experience is necessary. Please contact Tahoe Adventure Company or book the tour online.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society that celebrated on various days in many parts of the World. This Mother’s Day, make sure she knows just how much you love and appreciate her for being the glue that holds it all together.
Join Gar Woods Grill & Pier tonight, Wednesday, April 21, to participate in their Patron tequila tasting — all starting at 5:30pm. Admission is free with the purchase of a specialty cocktail. Enjoy a complimentary pairing of appetizers during the tasting. Must be 21 to attend.
This year, Sierra Community House is breaking from the tradition of their Annual Father Daughter Dance to host a VIRTUAL dance for the entire family! Executive Director Paul Bancroft commented, “For 10 years, we hosted the popular Father Daughter Dance at the Tahoe Biltmore. Because we still can’t come together safely, we decided to re-imagine what a dance could look like virtually and how to include the entire family. After one year of COVID, we hope this dance will provide a healthy outlet for families to connect, participate and experience the joy and happiness that comes from dance.” This year’s FREE event will take place on Saturday, April 24 from 7–8pm. Guests will need to register to access the party package which includes link to a DJ Set by McLain’s Mobile DJ, goody bag with family-friendly activities, and an entry to win fun prizes. While we can’t be there with you in person we will be there in spirit — family spirit! Let’s show our community that COVID won’t stop us from experiencing the joy and happiness of dance!
The 147th Kentucky Derby is scheduled for May Day, Saturday, May 1. The Derby, taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, is dubbed “The Run for the Roses,” stemming from the blanket of roses draped over the winner. Sip on a refreshing Woodford Reserve Mint Julep at any of Tom Turner’s north shore restaurants [Gar Woods, Caliente!, Bar of America] while you take in “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.” The estimated post time is 7:01 pm and will also be broadcast on NBC.
Kiwanis Club’s annual auction and wine tasting is going virtual for 2021. On Sunday, May 2 the Kiwanis Club and guests will gather virtually to raise a glass to toast to our community. President Linda Adkins will host a brief Zoom Toast at 5pm. Purchase your tickets here to be entered into a drawing for door prizes and host a virtual toast to our community. The silent online auction bidding will begin on April 25 at 5pm. This is your chance to support our community and win amazing items such as a 7-night vacation getaway to Florida, Volkl and Nordica skis, season ski passes to Tahoe City X-Country and to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, an Ikon ski pass, a round of golf at Coyote Moon, jewelry, locally made Tahoe art, a Tahoe cruise, California wines and more! Check out the complete list here. Bidding closes at 5pm on Sunday, May 2. All proceeds benefit organizations in the greater North Lake Tahoe Community.
Big things do come in tiny packages. Stop by North Tahoe Arts’ artisan shop through May 2 to check out the Tiny Art Show and Sale. All art is no larger than 5″ x 5″ x 5″. This art’s whimsical size challenged local artists to push their talent by working within tiny guidelines. All works are for sale, so stop by and pick up a “little” something special for yourself at North Tahoe Arts: 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145.
NTBA is excited to welcome the beautiful long, warm days that spring brings to North Lake Tahoe. There truly is no better time than now to explore the many fun adventures our region has to offer.
If you’re feeling energetic, you can even do multiple activities in one day or a weekend! Start off by enjoying a glassy paddle on big blue, a round of golf, a relaxing afternoon on the sandy beach, or perhaps in a last chance for spring skiing and riding. While the spring adventures are endless, there are also heaps of amazing local small businesses we encourage you to show your love to and support including shops, restaurants, services and more!
Northstar has reduced all pass prices 20%* to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the mountains. Now an Epic Local Pass is $583, down from $729 last season. Or you can ski and ride for $67 a day with an Epic Day Pass. Find the pass that fits you and get more value from one day to every day. Epic for Everyone. (*North American pass products only. Restrictions and exclusions apply. See full terms and conditions for details.)
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