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Festivals for the Kids in Lake Tahoe

Submitted by on Thursday, July 4, 2013No Comment
photo courtesy VisitRenoTahoe.com

photo courtesy VisitRenoTahoe.com

That sure was fast, wasn’t it?  One month of summer is already past us, you can hear it in the gasps of dread coming from your children whenever they glance at a calendar.  Their days and nights don’t have to be filled with absolute trepidation; you can give them some memories that will hopefully get them through the glummest of school days by looking forward to another summer filled with good times.

If you happen to be heading to the Lake Tahoe area, there are a couple of great kid friendly activities sure to delight your tiny little progeny.

photo courtesy Squaw.com

photo courtesy Squaw.com

June 27th to August 29thOutdoor Movie Series at The Village at Squaw Valley: Every Thursday night from June 27th to the end of August is free movie night!  It’s probably check the schedule before you go, as some of the movies run as high as a PG-13 rating.  The films range from the kid friendly Wreck-It-Ralph, to the grisly dystopian film The Hunger Games, and to the intense action of Skyfall.

photo courtesy RedWhiteAndTahoeBlue.org

photo courtesy RedWhiteAndTahoeBlue.org

July 3rd to July 6thRed White and Tahoe Blue: Celebrate the nation’s birthday in style!  Four days of celebrations highlight the best of Lake Tahoe’s local culture.  A pancake breakfast, fireworks, ice cream eating competition, parades, and the most brutal rubber ducky race this side of the Mississippi; have something for kids of any flavor.  There’s even a few events for the grownups with a wine & cheese event on the 5th and beer and brats on the 6th.

photo courtesy of TruckeeTahoeAirFair.com

photo courtesy of TruckeeTahoeAirFair.com

July 6th – 2013 Truckee and Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival: Starting at 10 am and running until 4pm, this festival is back for the second year in a row after a 16 year hiatus.  It’s free to attend with free parking making it a perfect budget choice if your kids are in need of some serious aerobatic skill.  There will be food and gift vendors with the proceeds going to benefit local youth organizations.

photo courtesy of Squaw.com

photo courtesy of Squaw.com

August 24th to August 25thPeaks and Paws: If the little ones in your family are rather inhumanly hairy, or if your kids just love animals, then the Peaks and Paws event is where you can unleash!  A $5 dollar entry fee gets you through the door.  There are animal themed events and vendors with live music from local and regional bluegrass bands.  There’s also a wine-tasting and beer garden available for the old dogs in your pack, but they’ll be checking ID’s in human years so be ready for that.

Of course, there’s more going on in Lake Tahoe during the summer, this is just a highlight of a few of the best events available.  There’s also a pretty big lake out here!  So, if you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello.


Tristan Roberts is a loving father who sells beautiful lakefront real estate in the Tahoe area, and he is hoping to see lots of new faces around the beach this summer.


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