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Things to do in August at Lake Tahoe
August Lake Tahoe
Things to do in August at Lake Tahoe

Live music. Craft beer. Yoga. History. There are so many things to do in August at Lake Tahoe, you may have to extend your stay to see it all! Check out some of these events and happenings this August at Tahoe.


Free Music Lake Tahoe

Enjoy free Music on the Beach every Friday from 6-8:30PM in Kings Beach.

6 Days per Week through September

High Notes

Various Locations

Who doesn’t love free live music? Bring your blanket or low-backed chair and enjoy live music in an unmatched setting at Lake Tahoe this summer.


July 8–August 27

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Sand Harbor, NV

Unforgettable is really the only way to describe The Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor. Enjoy a play by The Bard with a backdrop that can’t be beat. Enjoy unique interpretations of some of Shakespeare’s best work in an unparalleled setting.



Thursdays 8AM-1PM May 8–October 12

Tahoe City Farmer’s Market

Tahoe City, CA

Shop for locally grown produce, meats, and locally produced honey, baked goods, and products at Tahoe City’s Farmer’s Market on Thursday mornings. Bring back your haul to The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, where all of our rooms feature fully-equipped kitchens.

Thursdays June 8–August 17

Truckee Thursdays

Truckee, CA

Local artisans, arts and crafts, kid-friendly activities, and tasty local food. These are just some of the many reasons why we love Truckee Thursdays. Enjoy the perfect ending to a summer evening as you stroll through downtown Truckee, which turns into a pedestrian outdoor mall on Thursdays from 6-9PM.



August 11 & 12, 9AM-4:30PM

Concours d’Elegance

Obexer’s Marina, Homewood, CA

History and luxury fuse together in this boat exhibition, showcasing lovingly restored wooden boats. See the boats restored to look as they did when first purchased, and enjoy beer, wine, and social events.



Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through September 10.

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Well Being Massage & Skin Care, Kings Beach, CA

Take your practice to the lake this summer. Great for all abilities, this class will help you to strengthen your balance and reconnect with nature as you enjoy the restorative effects of Lake Tahoe. If SUP Yoga isn’t your thing, check out Well Being Massage & Skin Care’s full schedule of events here.



Most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September September 3

Mountain Towns Historic Walking Tours

Truckee and Tahoe City, CA

Enjoy a free walking tour of Truckee or Tahoe City on weekends through August. Learn about the rich and storied history of the regions, from historic architecture to the pioneers who made these towns what they are today. See the schedule here.



Daily through September 15

Kayak Tours

Tahoe City Kayak

View the full moon rising from Lake Tahoe on August 16 & 17 and August 24 & 25 on Tahoe City Kayak’s full moon tour. If you miss that, you won’t want to miss their daily sunset kayak tours, historic tours, and more. If you prefer to be your own guide, hourly and daily rentals are available.



Fridays through October

Friday Sunset Kayak Tours

Tahoe Adventure Company, Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Start your weekend off right–with an unforgettable Tahoe sunset. The Tahoe Adventure Company is located next door to The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, allowing for easy access to this one-of-a-kind experience. Also, don’t miss their full moon tours, happening during select dates through October.

Things to do in Tahoe


August 15-20

Lake Tahoe Music Festival

North Lake Tahoe,CA

Enjoy being serenaded on the shores of Lake Tahoe at this year’s Lake Tahoe Music Festival, featuring an orchestra performing the classics by composers like Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert. Don’t miss the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective’s ballet at the Friday and Saturday shows.



August 25-27

Creating Equilibrium

Squaw Valley, CA

The first of its kind, the inaugural Creating Equilibrium event focuses on bringing together leaders in the environmental, government, business, and innovations communities to discuss solutions to the world’s challenges. This immersive festival will feature workshops, laboratories, discussions, and music, all set in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains.



Looking for a place to stay? Book lodging at The Franciscan  Lakeside Lodge to enjoy comfortable accommodations in an unparalleled setting.


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