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If you’re searching for the best Truckee Festival, we have the best recommendation for you. It is Thursday night and you are in Truckee, California. There are a lot of fantastic restaurants in the Tahoe/Truckee area and you and your family are arguing over what kind of food you want to eat and what to do that night. How about going to a place where you can listen to music, eat a variety of cuisines and shop all in the same place?

Truckee Thursdays takes place in downtown from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm for eleven weeks in the summer. It incorporates food trucks from some of the area’s most popular restaurants, performances by both local and visiting bands and booths where local artist and merchants offer discounts on their wares.

The Food

No matter if you like Mexican, Asian fusion, fun food, or a nice healthy salad, you are sure to find something to please your palate in the food truck section. If you want something to wash your meal down with, you may want to head over to the beer garden, where you can sample local drinks from the town’s microbreweries.


Truckee Thursdays always features a lively band to which you can dance or just bop along as you shop and eat. The summer of 2018 brings many great bands to Truckee, including the soul and funk band The Sextones, The Frank and Deans, who do a punky take on both classic rock and classic jazz, and the soulful sounds of Sam Ravenna.

Activities at Truckee Thursdays

Your kids will love the bouncy castle, face painting, and arts and crafts that Truckee Thursdays brings. You will love the giveaways and raffles that the various local vendors have to offer.


You can skip that airport magnet or t-shirt shop, because you will find some truly fabulous and unique souvenirs for your friends at Truckee Thursdays‘ vendor booths, where local artists offer everything from jewelry and pottery to homemade salsa and dips.
If you are planning a winter return to Lake Tahoe, you can buy a hand-crafted snowboard at the festival. If summer sports are more your thing, you may want to get yourself a kayak or rubber raft.


Now that you’ve gotten your vacation off to a good start, you will want a place to stay. Why not skip the hotel and stay in a fabulous rental home or condo? Tahoe Signature Properties can find you the perfect place to stay and provide all the amenities that you need to make your trip comfortable. Call us at 503-562-4242 or browse our website today.