It’s not hard to see why so many people from all over the world come and visit Lake Tahoe every year. Winter offers the perfect backdrop for shredding down the mountains on skis or a snowboard and summer offers just as much fun. Whether you’re visiting to take advantage of all of the winter fun or exploring our great outdoors during the summer, you’re sure to see what makes Lake Tahoe so magical. During your visit, be sure to take a break from all the adrenaline-rushing activities and attend one of the many local events the entire family will enjoy. Below is our guide to Lake Tahoe events that won’t break the bank:

Tahoe City’s Farmers Market

One of the best ways to get a true sense of everything that is offered in Lake Tahoe is by visiting Tahoe City’s Farmers. This family-friendly event is held from May 12th through October 20th at Commons Beach. Visitors can browse more than 16 vendors, each offering something uniquely their own. Local goods range from fresh produce, botanical beauty products, handmade clothing, jewelry, and delicious homemade bread. The Tahoe City’s Farmers Market doesn’t just offer a variety of local goods, but an unbeatable view. As you shop around, you enjoy the stunning backdrop of Lake Tahoe. As many like to say, “come from for the produce, stay for the views”.

The Tahoe City’s Farmers Market is free and is from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Learn more information here.

Tahoe City Oktoberfest

The annual Tahoe City Oktoberfest is back and better than ever! After taking a two-year break due to the pandemic, guests can now return in their very best German-themed outfits. On Saturday, September 24th the entire family can enjoy a day filled with Bavarian-themed food, beer (21 +), games, contests, and plenty more. Children are even encouraged to paint their very own pumpkins and get their faces painted. The event is from 10 am to 5 pm at 130 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145. Learn more about this festive event on their website.

Lake Tahoe Events at the Main Street Fall Fest

Fall is in the air and there’s no better way to kick off this beautiful season than a family trip to the Main Street Fall Fair. This annual festival is on Saturday, October 1st, and celebrates all things fall. Designed for the entire family in mind, attendees can harvest in the garden, build scarecrows, race a coffin with friends or family, and visit the petting zoo. When you’re hungry, don’t worry because there’s plenty of tasty fun waiting to be enjoyed from CV Flyte and Kona Ice while watching the array of performing artists. Before the day wraps, be sure to visit the market where you can purchase local goods to take home with you. This free event begins at 9 am and ends at 3 pm at Heritage Park in Gardnerville, NV. Learn more about this family-friendly event here.

Made in Tahoe Festival

There’s nothing like taking home a piece of Tahoe home with you. Visit the Made in Tahoe Festival Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th, to shop goods exclusively made in Tahoe or inspired by our beautiful area. This two-day event celebrates all things local and features more than 50 vendors, ranging from handmade jewelry, clothing, art, pottery, furniture, and more. When you’re done shopping, be sure to grab a bite to eat and something tasty to sip on. The festival features seven food vendors, including Slice of Switzerland, Little Truckee Ice Creamery, and Mountain Lotus Catering. The fun doesn’t stop there. Throughout all two days, attendees can enjoy live music at the Community Stage, First Street Stage, and Events Plaza Stage. The event is free and is held at The Village at Palisades Tahoe. Learn more about this event on their website.

Book Your Tahoe Escape

There’s no doubt that Lake Tahoe is a wonderful destination all year round. Whether you’re shredding the slopes, hiking to mountain peaks, or even visiting the many family-friendly events in town, you’re bound to have a great time. Once you’re ready to catch some sleep, we invite you to retreat to one of our beautiful vacation rentals. At Tahoe Signature Properties, we make it our mission to find you the perfect rental to meet all of your needs. Our properties range from one-bedroom rentals to five-bedroom rentals. All of our vacation rentals are equipped with beautiful furnishings, upgraded amenities, and have access to our wonderful staff that can answer all of your questions. Please contact our team of reservation specialists to book your stay and to learn about the amazing events, activities, and attractions waiting for you in Lake Tahoe.