August is the height of the season in Tahoe, which means you can find all kinds of things going on around the lake—just follow the shoreline. We’re going clockwise, starting in South Lake Tahoe…come along with us!
1. First up, Homewood and the Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show, which this year is being held August 12 and 13. It’s one of the highlights of the summer for the society-page set, but even if you have no interest in boldface names, the boats themselves are gorgeous, sleek beauties from another era.
Photo Courtesy of Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show
2. Next stop: Kings Beach, where on August 12–14, the Ta-Hoe Nalu Standup Paddle Festival brings paddle clinics, SUP races, and sandcastle competitions to the state park sands, and the waters just off it, of course!
Photo Courtesy of Ta-Hoe Nalu Standup Paddle Festival
3. Rounding the top of the lake, we arrive in Incline Village, home of the Classical Tahoe music festival. The theme this season, which runs through August 13, is “famous fifths”—it being the festival’s own fifth year. On the lineup: Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 for Violin and, of course, a little symphony by Beethoven that might sound familiar.
Photo Courtesy of Classical Tahoe
4. Heading down the east side, we stop in Sand Harbor, where the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is putting on Will’s Comedy of Errors through August 21. Remember: it’s still his 400th birthday year!
Photo Courtesy of Joy Strotz
5. Finally, we wind up back down at the southern end of the lake in Stateline, where the fourth annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival will take over the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s outdoor stage on August 20, and yes, there will be a Marley (Ky-mani, Bob’s second youngest child) in the house.
Photo Courtesy of Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival