South Lake Tahoe Calendar of Events August 2014

August in South Lake Tahoe is jam packed with activity and culture! From sampling the sierras finest foods to enjoying some Shakespeare in the park, whatever you fancy, South Lake Tahoe has it going on this month! So pack your pets, kids and anything else necessary for a good time and head up to South Lake Tahoe for a fun family getaway this August!
July 30, 2014 | Sand Harbor State Park | 7:30 PM
Shakespeare’s Enchanting Romantic Comedy – “As You Like It”
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July 31, 2014 | Lakeview Commons/El Dorado Beach | 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
FREE music on the beach with local vendors, food vendors, a beer garden, FREE bike valet, and great vibes!
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August 1, 2014 | Blu Nightclub inside MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa |Doors open at 9:00 PM
Boogie the night away on our lighted dance floor while shaking your groove thing to the largest collections of disco balls you’ve ever seen!
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August 2, 2014 | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | 7:00 PM
Due to high demand, Lady Gaga—one of the top global touring acts of our time having sold nearly 4 million concert tickets on her previous tours—will add six new dates to the North American tour for Lady Gaga’s artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball, including a stop at the scenic Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on Saturday, August 2nd.
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August 3, 2014 | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | 6:00 PM
American rock band favorites Boston and The Doobie Brothers will perform a co-headlining show at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on Sunday, August 3rd.
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August 4, 2014 | Tahoe South
Amazing events and entertainment all summer long!
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August 8, 2014 | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | 7:00 PM
AEROSMITH with special guest Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
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August 9 – 10, 2014 | Tallac Historic Site
Vintage car shows, wandering musicians and jugglers, a raffle, special sales of period appropriate items and the sale of the annual Gatsby poster. Food and Pope House Tours are plentiful. Children love face painting and lively music.
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August 9, 2014 | MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa | 9:00 PM
Live in the MontBleu Theatre.
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August 14, 2014 | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | 7:30 PM
The red-hot pop star with five Grammy Award nominations will perform Aug. 14 at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Along with special guests Nico & Vinz.
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August 16, 2014 | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | 6:30 PM
Billed as “a journey through the history of Rock,” Sammy Hagar and Friends features such luminaries as Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson.
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August 21, 2014 | MontBleu Theatre inside the MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa | 9:00 PM
The energy from Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue is electrifying.
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August 23, 2014 | South Shore Room inside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe |7:30 PM
The Zombies were the second UK group following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America
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August 23, 2014 | MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Lake Tahoe Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure & Fitness Championship and National Qualifier at MontBleu Convention Center
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August 23, 2014 | MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa
Bands, Beers, Crawfish, Hotwings, Dunk tank, rat rods, bobber bikes, hot babes, hill-billy games, giveaways and a steller lineup!
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August 24, 2014 | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | 7:30 PM
Rascal Flatts Rewind Tour with special guests Sheryl Crow and Gloriana at the 2014 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys Outdoor Arena
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August 29 – 30, 2014 | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | 7:30 PM
The Eagles have added two concerts in South Lake Tahoe at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on Friday, August 29th and Saturday, August 30th, 2014 and will perform classics spanning their career as well as songs featured in History of the Eagles, the band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary.
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August 30, 2014 | Tahoe Queen at Ski Run and the M.S. Dixie II at Zephyr Cove | 11:00 AM
The Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II, in a four-mile race along the shoreline to determine the coveted Tahoe Cup and lake supremacy.
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August 31, 2014 | Tahoe South | 8:30 PM
This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes and designs.
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August 31, 2014 | Bijou Community Park
“Sample the Sierra,” a farm-to-fork festival celebrating the best food, wine, and art in the Sierra Nevada.
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Lake Tahoe Marathon

It’s that time of year again, America’s most beautiful run is coming back to Lake Tahoe. Beginning September 10th and lasting through the 14th Lake Tahoe will be abuzz with walkers, runners, bikers and spectators. After nineteen years, the staff behind the Lake Tahoe Marathon are breathing life into the race with fun new events for kids, sponsorships, and more.

The Lake Tahoe Marathon course starts in Tahoe City and winds its way down Highway 89 along the West Shore to the beachfront finish line at Pope Beach on the South Shore. To learn more about the event visit their website and register today! And don’t forget to book your stay with RnR Vacation Rentals – we have dozens of homes large enough to fit your team of runners!


The Lake Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament is Back!

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Every summer South Lake Tahoe fills with golf fans and celebrities alike for the annual Celebrity Golf Tournament held at Edgewood Golf Course.

Over 80 celebrities are competing this summer in the 25th year of the event. Early this week practice rounds were held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and again today. The three day tournament will begin Friday and go through Sunday.

Celebrities like Larry the Cable Guy, Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, and dozens of athletes will be competing in the tournament that benefits local North and South Lake Tahoe charities.

To see the full list of celebrity competitors and the complete schedule of events, visit Tahoe Celebrity Golf

Lake Tahoe Drought is Bad News Bears

As many Tahoe residents are familiar with the occasional bear foraging through their trash or wandering through their yards. This summer, these sightings are increasingly more common. Nevada wildlife officials are saying these bears are a new kind of trouble maker and have been fondly calling them “drought” bears.

The abnormally dry conditions have limited the bears natural resources and forced them to venture into human territory. It’s incredibly important for homeowners and vacationers to be aware of potential bears in neighborhoods and on beaches.

Check out our encounters with the bears in the South Lake Tahoe Keys neighborhood:

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EXTRA Reasons to Visit Lake Tahoe by SFist

You’ve already learned five reasons Lake Tahoe is just as awesome in the summer as it is in the winter, but here’s a little extra info on what to do once you’ve taken in those ethereal vibes. Use it to plan your trip, pack your toys (bikes, boards, boats—no boat? Rent one when you get there, duh), and convince your five favorite friends to pile into a rental minivan with you. You know it’ll be worth it.


Tahoe South brings a next-level Wild Summer Series this year, all in celebration of living life the Tahoe way—that’s the right way, man—for the entire summer season.

Read What’s going on over at SFist

Wild Flower Walk in Washoe Meadows

Looking for something fun and unique to do this summer on your Lake Tahoe vacation? Check out the natural beauty of Washoe Meadows. Washoe Meadows State park offers educational guided tours that are free! 

We took the guided wildflower hike and all we can say is, “wow”. Not only did we learn about the vast array of flowers in Washoe Meadows, we were able to take in the extreme beauty of the park. This tour is great for all ages and is an easy hike. 

The Park is the traditional summer home of the Washoe tribe of Native Americans. Purchased by Californians in 1984, Washoe Meadows is now a public park dedicated to preservation so many can enjoy its beauty for years to come.

The non-profit, Washoe Meadows Community, is an organization consisting of volunteers, conservationists, and supporters from all over California. This wonderful organization is dedicated to preserving all that Washoe Meadows has to offer. Through tours, education and media outreach preservation continues to be possible.

For more information on Washoe Meadows please visit their website: