It’s that time of year again and Truckee Thursdays is back! This lively, annual, summer street festival transforms downtown Truckee into a vibrant hub of entertainment, local culture, and community spirit! Whether you’re familiar with the area or a brand new visitor, this guide will provide everything you need to make the most of Truckee Thursdays in 2024!

Where and When


Downtown Truckee, California. The event spans the historic streets, creating a pedestrian-friendly zone filled with vendors, food trucks, and entertainment.

Dates and Times:

Truckee Thursdays run every Thursday evening from June 13 through August 29, 2024. The festivities kick off at 5:00pm and continue until 8:30pm, offering plenty of time to explore and enjoy.

Who is Involved


Truckee Thursdays is proudly supported by a variety of local businesses and organizations dedicated to enhancing community life. 

Key sponsors include:

Truckee Downtown Merchants Association

Truckee Chamber of Commerce

Woodward Tahoe


Barracuda Championship

Keep Truckee Green 

Timber Tech

Hyatt Vacation Club

Tahoe Mountain Realty

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Tahoe Forest Health System

And more!



Expect a diverse array of vendors showcasing local crafts, artisanal products, and delicious food. 

Popular vendors include:

Truckee Sourdough Company

Mountain Valley Meats

Tahoe Art Haus

High Sierra Woodcraft

Local farmers markets stalls

What You Can Expect


Live music from local bands sets a festive tone. You can also find street performers, children’s activities, and art displays. With kids activities so that younger attendees will have plenty of fun!

Food and Drink:

Savor mouthwatering bites from food trucks and stalls offering a range of cuisines. Local breweries and wineries are also on hand to serve craft beers and fine wines in a designated beer garden.


Discover unique handmade items, local art, jewelry, clothing, and more from an array of local artisans and boutiques!

Community Vibe:

The event is a true celebration of the Truckee community, bringing together residents and visitors in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Getting There

From Downtown Truckee:

If you’re staying in downtown Truckee, getting to the event is a breeze. Simply walk over to the historic downtown area where the event is held.

From Elsewhere:

For those coming from other parts of Truckee or nearby areas, several options are available:


Ample parking is available at designated lots around downtown Truckee. Look for signage directing you to free and paid parking areas. Arrive early to secure a convenient spot.


TART (Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit) offers bus services throughout the region so no matter where you’re staying, you can find a route to take you to Truckee. Check the latest TART schedule for routes and times.


Depending on where you’re staying and who you’re traveling with, biking is a great way to get to Truckee Thursdays! Whether you’re staying a short ride away or willing to take on a challenging route to the event, you can check and plan your bike routes through North Lake Tahoe and once you arrive, you’ll find bike racks are available throughout downtown for secure bike parking. 

Truckee Thursday FAQs

Is it Family-Friendly?

Absolutely! Truckee Thursdays is designed with families in mind. The Kids’ Zone features games, crafts, face painting, and other fun activities. With a safe, pedestrian-only area, parents can relax and enjoy the evening while their kids play and explore.

Is there an entry fee?

No, Truckee Thursdays is a free event open to everyone.

What should I bring?

Bring comfortable walking shoes, a light jacket for the cool mountain evenings, a reusable water bottle, and cash or cards for purchases.

Are pets allowed?

Yes, well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Be mindful of the crowd and noise, and make sure your pet is comfortable in such environments.

What if it rains?

For the most part, the weather in Truckee in the summer is warm during the day and balmy in the evenings making it perfect for a street event like Truckee Thursdays! However, in the rare event of severe weather, you can check the Truckee Thursdays social media to make sure that the event is going ahead.

Is there seating available?

Limited seating is available as this event is more geared towards walking and dancing but feel free to bring your own portable chairs or blankets to sit on!

Truckee Thursdays is a highlight of the summer season, offering a perfect blend of local culture, food, and fun! Enjoy your summer evenings like a local at this beloved weekly festival – a must-experience event in the heart of Truckee!