Summer 2012 - Event Line-Up
(Note: All events are weather permitting & subject to change)
Free Outdoor Movie Series
June 27 & Every Thursday in July and August; 8:30 p.m. (Dusk)
Families and friends snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen in the Events Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley. A different movie shows every Thursday through August, weather permitting. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended.
June 27 - The Hunger Games
July 4 - Men in Black 3
July 11 - The Dark Knight Rises
July 25 - Wreck-It-Ralph
August 1 - The Avengers
August 8 - Les Miserables
August 15 - Moonrise Kingdom
August 22 - Skyfall
August 29 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Western States 100-mile Endurance Run
Saturday, June 29; 5 a.m. Start
The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race. Following the historic Western States Trail, runners climb more than 18,000 feet and descend nearly 23,000 feet. In the miles between Squaw Valley and Auburn, runners experience the majestic high country beauty of Emigrant Pass and the Granite Chief Wilderness, the crucible of the canyons of the California gold country, a memorable crossing of the ice-cold waters of the main stem of the Middle Fork of the American River, and, during the latter stages, the historic reddish-brown-colored trails that led gold-seeking prospectors and homesteading pilgrims alike to the welcoming arms of Auburn.
Bluesdays Concert Series
Every Tuesday in July and August; 6-8:30 p.m.
The free blues concerts at The Village at Squaw Valley, every Tuesday throughout July and August, will feature some of the best blues acts from around the world on the Events Plaza stage. In between listening to the music, visitors can enjoy incredible food and drink specials from the Village Restaurants and explore The Village’s unique shops & art gallery.
July 2 - Chris Cain
July 9 - Mark Hummel & The Blues Survivors ft. Little Charlie Baty
July 16 - David Jacobs Strain & The Crunk Mountain Boys
July 23 - Janiva Magness
July 30 - Tinsley Ellis
August 6 - Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers
August 13 - Albert Castiglia
August 20 - Studebaker John & The Hawks
August 27 - Bluesdays Finale with Nikki Hill
Made in Tahoe Festival
July 4-6; 2-8 p.m.
Join us in celebrating our local arts, culture, music and businesses that all call Lake Tahoe home. The festival includes a vendor village filled with local artisans, businesses and non-profit organizations. Kids can check out the kids zone crafted specifically to highlight fun and art in the great outdoors. We'll wrap it all together with live music every day from our most talented local musicians including Jelly Bread and Matt Reardon.
Art, Wine & Music Festival
July 13 & 14; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Squaw Valley's base village will burst with color, taste, and sound as fine artists, crafts makers, performers and musicians come to participate in this fun, two-day annual event. The Art, Wine & Music Festival features two performance stages, restaurants and shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. Join us in The Village from 11 to 5pm and wine tasting from 2 to 5pm. $25 donation for unlimited wine tasting includes a commemorative wine glass. All proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West.
July 18-21; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's best yoga and wellness teachers and top musical acts and DJs, all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty.
Trunk Show Daze
July 19-21, 12-6 p.m.
Come meet our favorite vendors here in the Village at Squaw Valley.
Squaw Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
July 27 & 28; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate summer with the annual Squaw Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. Stroll through The Village at Squaw Valley and peruse the incredible paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry and other fine arts presented by California's finest professional artists. Brought to you by Pacific Fine Arts
Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest
August 10 & 11; 2-8 p.m.
With a great selection of beer for festival goers to sample and an incredible line-up of music both days the Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest is your chance to make great summer memories - all benefiting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Taste beers from over 40 breweries. $5 entry by donation. Beer tickets on sale for $4 each.
Peaks & Paws
August 24 & 25; 12-6 p.m.
If every dog has its day, then Peaks & Paws at Squaw Valley is it! This year’s event will feature two days packed full of pet friendly elements and activities. Guests will find an incredible variety of animal themed artists & vendors, wine tasting with some of California’s best boutique wineries, amazing microbrews and live bluegrass music on two stages! This year we are proud to announce a greatly expanded music lineup, with some of the best national and regional bluegrass/Americana bands around. Everyone will be howling along as the sun sets on the peaks of Squaw Valley. $5 entry donation. $20 wine tasting ticket. Beer will be available for $4 per beer. All proceeds benefit Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
24th Annual Foam Fest
August 31; 2-6 p.m.
Hosted by Disabled Sports USA Far West, a craft brew festival complete with rockin' blues music. This event is one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the Tahoe area. Beer enthusiasts can sample from more than 50 craft beers while supporting a great cause. The famous "hit the slopes" raffle will feature great prizes including season passes, lift tickets, skis, snowboards and winter gear.
25th Annual Alpen Wine Fest
September 1; 2-5 p.m.
Wine Tasting, Live music, Silent Auction & Raffle – Join us from 2 to 5pm for a benefit wine tasting, $40 includes a Spiegelau crystal souvenir wine glass and tastings from over 40 Vineyards. Also peruse the huge silent auction & raffle, and enjoy free live music all to benefit Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness & education for people with Multiple Sclerosis
Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings
September 6; 6-10 p.m.
A night of epic monstrous chicken wing proportions. Bands and restaurants will square off against each other in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences. Wing vs. Wing, Band vs. Band, it is a night you will not want to miss in The Village at Squaw Valley. The battle will begin at 6pm and go until 10pm. Be there, or be square. For event schedule please visit.$5 entry fee to participate and receive wing and drink specials.
Fat Tire Festival
The Tahoe Fat Tire Festival returns to Squaw Valley for our second year back! We have mountain bike races, sweet single track rides both on and off site, awesome movies, MTB clinics, and plenty of beer from New Belgium Brewing! This is one mountain bike event that you don’t want to miss!
Tahoe Sierra Century
September 14; 7 a.m. start
The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60 and 100 mile routes), full support services, great food and incredible music. We look forward to making the 2012 ride an enjoyable, memorable experience for all. The Tahoe Sierra Century is a local Tahoe fund-raiser with all proceeds benefiting the Music Programs at North Tahoe Middle and High Schools.
IRONMAN Lake Tahoe
September 22; 5 a.m. start
Debuting this year, IRONMAN comes to Lake Tahoe, and the race finish comes to The Village at Squaw Valley. Athletes are looking forward to this pristine venue that draws thousands of visitors each year. See website for complete course information, race day details, and spectator information.
September 28; 2-6 p.m.
Held in conjunction with the 2013 Laxtoberfest Tournament, The Squaw Valley Oktoberfest Celebration hosts traditional Bavarian Music and Folk Dancers, Benefit Beer Garten, Brats & Kraut & games from 2 to 6 pm. All entertainment at the event is free. Fundraiser for the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association. $10 admission includes specialty glass and first beer, $5 for additional beer.