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13 May 2024
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Holidays and Events

Memorial Day is the official kick-off to the summer season, and what better place to spend your long weekend than the shores of Lake Tahoe. After months of an epic winter that again brought us record snowfall, the sun has emerged and the greens and blues of North Lake Tahoe are brighter than ever. Time to dust off those golf clubs, hiking shoes, and paddle boards! (And if you can't quite put the skis away yet, we've got open ski runs too).

So if you haven't booked your Tahoe vacation rental yet, do it now to make sure you don't miss the party. And if you are wondering about things to do in Tahoe, we've listed just a few of the reasons why Tahoe has something for everyone this Memorial Day weekend:

Opening Day at the Lake!

A time-honored tradition, this unofficial event is when the summer season officially kicks off in North Lake Tahoe.  It means it's time to put the boat in the water and enjoy your favorite cocktail at any one of the deck opening parties at our favorite restaurants in town. No boat? No problem.  Rent a bike and travel around town on the miles of dedicated bike paths or even take advantage of FREE public transportation. Our favorite deck opening party? Sunnyside's Rock the Deck Party with The Nomads!  It will kick off the weekend on Friday, May 24th 2024, at 5:30pm with live Music by The Nomads.

Image: Coburn Station on the Main Stage in the Village at Squaw Valley,

Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

Made in Tahoe Festival

Saturday, May 25th, and Sunday, May 26th

The Made in Tahoe Festival celebrates all things LOCAL. The Village at Palisades Tahoe will host a wide array of offerings that are made or inspired in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas - local artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations, and entertainers. Discover, explore, and experience our special community rich with talented creators.

Image: Palisades Tahoe

Spring Skiing at Palisades Tahoe

Thanks to the huge amount of snowfall we have received this year, Palisades has extended operations through Memorial Day May, 27th 2024. Go for a few runs and then enjoy LIVE music Saturday and Sunday.   The best deals out there right now are the Spring Ticket Trio and regular day tickets are being offered at 40% off Monday-Thursday and 25% off Friday-Sunday. 

Did Someone Say Memorial Day Sale?

And if you plan to ski, then why not re-up on your gear at a crazy discount?  Sidewalk Memorial Day sales will abound throughout downtown Tahoe City, including local's favorite Tahoe Dave's.  Or head over to Tahoe Mountain Sports' annual rep sale. Browse your favorite brands like Patagonia, Marmot, and Mountain Hardware outdoors in the Safeway Shopping Center (located in front of Tahoe Mountain Sports). This is your rare opportunity to get sample sale pricing all weekend long!

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