Events & Festivals
The 2017 Tahoe Cup Paddle Race Series wraps up with the 'Tahoe Fall Classic', a 22-mile point-to-point race from El Dorado Beach in South Lake Tahoe, across the entire lake, ending in Tahoe Vista at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort on the North Shore. The Fall Classic Race is the longest inland distance paddleboard race in the world.
Qualifications for all classes will start on Monday at 8am on September 11th and end at noon on Wednesday September 13th. We will begin racing around noon on Wednesday September 13th with all classes except the Unlimiteds, which will start racing on Thursday afternoon. All classes race each day starting at 8am and continue non-stop until 4:30pm. There are three heats for each class each day. In between the heats, there will be a world class airshow to keep the action in the skies above Stead Airfield.
You can find out which pilots are going to be here and which planes they’ll fly; see the latest photos and videos and hear the latest from the Reno Air Racing Association; get the latest news and updates on the event; figure out where to park, where to stay and what to bring; and take a look at our site map to help guide you along the way.
A battle of epic proportions! 6 restaurants and 5 bands will go head-to-head in The Village at Squaw Valley to benefit the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS). Each restaurant will be cooking their own signature recipes for spicy, flavor-packed chicken wings, and joining forces with the region’s best bands to crank the contest to the max. Chicken and music lovers are not going to want to miss a single stop on this around-the-valley face off. Entry is $5 donation.
- Entry is $5
- Attendees will receive tokens at the entrance allowing them to place votes for their favorite wings and favorite band
- Beer and drink specials
This annual event will transform the Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music, the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games and plenty of family fun.
- Free entrance
- All proceeds from beer sales benefit the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation
- Festival goers must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase beer
Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival is a celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. Street Vibrations offers tours, live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt shows and more to more than 50,000 biking enthusiasts. This event is so big, it rocks at several locations throughout the region. Major event venues are planned at Reno, historic Virginia City and Chester's Reno Harley-Davidson Dealership. Rides to what Mark Twain called “the fairest picture the whole Earth affords”, Lake Tahoe - provide unparalleled natural beauty. Flirt with Lady Luck during poker runs and scavenger hunts. It’s HOG heaven! Don’t miss America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo to view the latest creations. Check out the Tattoo Expo for body art extraordinaire. Swell with pride in your country at the ceremonial flag raising. Wet your whistle and get some nourishment at the Hog Town Bar in the Eldorado Plaza. Listen to loads of local bands at locations throughout the venue. Spend some money with more than 250 vendors and more than 15 factory rigs selling everything motorcycle and more.
You can register as a Street Vibrations® participant online or at the Reno Ballroom at 4th and Center St. in downtown Reno. Registered VIP's get an official t-shirt, ride pin and hog tag, poker runs, scavenger hunts, VIP parties, ride-in show, slow bike races and secured VIP parking.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Association. The event is open to all motorcycles.
For the first time in Spartan history, the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship will take place at legendary Squaw Valley, just a short distance from Lake Tahoe and only 30 minutes from Reno, NV. The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing: The Spartan Beast, the Spartan Ultra Beast and the Spartan Sprint.
Tahoe City Oktoberfest takes place on the shores of Lake Tahoe under an autumn canopy of trees adjacent to the Gatekeeper’s Museum at William B. Layton State Park. The event features live music throughout the day, as well as traditional Bavarian themed games and local artisans vendor booths.
Tahoe City Oktoberfest is a free community event.
Celtic Celebration, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit cultural programming and heritage organization that produces the annual Reno Celtic Celebration. This year marked our 25th event. The Celtic Celebration was started 25 years ago by Fitzgerald’s Casino/Hotel. It began as a Celtic New Year celebration during Samhain (Halloween, the beginning of winter on the Celtic calendar).
For several years is was operated as a gated event at the Reno Livestock & Events Center. Then it became a free event in Wingfield Park in July , as a part of ARTOWN, for the next several years. 2007 marked a return to the fall and a new venue as well – beautiful Bartley Ranch Regional Park.
The Reno Celtic Celebration is presented as a community and family event that is suitable and safe for all ages and sensibilities
Potty humor abounds at this Virginia City tradition dating back to the day when outdoor plumbing was outlawed and angry residents took their outhouses to the streets. These days, teams of three are pitted against each other in an all-out potty race to claim the latrine title. The races challenge teams of three costumed outhouse racers to zip down C Street, the town’s main drag, and hit the toilet paper finish line first. The Parade of Outhouses begins Saturday at noon with races immediately following.
Oktoberfest at Lake Tahoe - the yearly celebration of all things German – is in its 23rd year at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina October 7 & 8, 2017.
Oktoberfest Activities include German food and desserts, an owner and dog dress up contest, craft booths, face painting, pumpkin patch, balloon art, bouncy house, bungee platform, climbing wall, live music featuring the polka styling’s of the “Gruber Family Band,” and the event’s ever popular beer and wine garden. Other contests during the two-day festival range from beer stein holding to yodeling, with winners receiving gift certificates for food, activities and lodging at the resort. Food and beer can be purchased with Camp Richardson’s Oktoberfest tickets that are on sale behind the hotel at the event. Entry and parking are free.