“Join us in the heart of Tahoe City to celebrate the beginning of summer. In addition to Tahoe City’s distinctive charms – convenient lake access, acclaimed artists, fabulous restaurants and notable shops and galleries – the Farmers Market, Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show, Tahoe City Wine Walk and Sunday’s concert are annual Solstice Festival highlights,” shares Stacie Lyans, Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Executive Director.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
Farmers Market at Commons Beach, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE
FRIDAY, JUNE 20
Solstice Sip 'n Shop, 3 to 8 p.m. FREE
Solstice Sip 'n Shop offers adult beverages for shoppers (21+) at the Trunk Show in the Cobblestone Center who are checking out the latest works by local artists and on the spot custom jewelry design by Bella Petunia. TahoeTrunkShow.com
Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show, 6 to 8 p.m. FREE
North Lake Tahoe Boulevard will become a nostalgic journey through Tahoe’s love affair with classic automobiles and collector cars. Vote for best in show during the early evening Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show (free). For more information, go to VisitTahoeCity.com or call (530) 583-3348.
SATURDAY, JUNE 21
Solstice Paddle on Lake Tahoe, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Glide across water so clear that you can see the bottom, paddle past historic homes and hear interesting stories about local history, culture and landmarks with a special half priced, full experience guided paddle with Tahoe City Kayak. Call (530) 581-4336 for reservations ($37.50/person).
Volunteer Training with UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. FREE
The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center is training community volunteers to guide tours at the education center in Tahoe City. Call (775) 881-7560 for details.
Tahoe City Wine Walk, Noon – 4 p.m.
Heralded as the most fun you can have in Tahoe City in one afternoon, the Tahoe City Wine Walk offers more than two dozen tasting locations featuring regional wineries paired with gourmet bites. Tickets: $40in advance at TahoeCityWineWalk.com,
$50 at the event (cash only).
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
Concerts at Commons Beach, 3 to 7 p.m. FREE
Featuring Afrolicious and Roemers
The Tahoe City Solstice Festival winds down as two summer events kick into high gear: Adventure Sports Week, June 20-29, includes a variety of competitive events including trail running, mountain biking, triathlon and stand up paddle board races and the Alpenglow Mountain Festival, June 21-29, offers daily activities including excursions and non-competitive recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Designed to inspire participants, organizers of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival want everyone to have fun, make friends, and enjoy activities including picturesque nature hikes, fabulous trail runs, serene lakefront yoga sessions, inspiring presentations, cutting-edge product demos and awesome giveaways.