Best things to do Labor Day Weekend in Lake Tahoe and Truckee
Labor Day Weekend is the grand finale of summer in Lake Tahoe. If you aren’t going to Burning Man coming to Tahoe for the weekend is a great alternative. There are tons of fun things to do, it’s less crowded and the weather is usually perfect, especially compared to Memorial Day weekend when it usually snows. I did the research for you to find out what’s going on around North Lake Tahoe and Truckee over Labor Day Weekend.
This is a great weekend to pick up a pair of skis for winter, a new jacket or score discounted summer merchandise like swimsuits and running shoes. The best sale will be the Tahoe Mountain Sports Sales Rep Sample Sale featuring brands like Patagonia, Buff, Icebreaker, Camelbak, Faction skis at huge discounts and Leki poles priced to move! Come check it out before hitting the trails.
Take a Hike
Hike up to one of our favorite viewpoints of Lake Tahoe, Picnic Rock or check out these other great Fall Hikes Around Lake Tahoe for some ideas or stop by our store in Truckee and we can give you some ideas. We have a new FREE Hiking Guide! Ask for it at the shop (Tahoe Mountain Sports).
All of these hikes feature scenic vistas, leaves and flowers, water and can be extended if you want to go for more miles. We’ve included directions on how to get to each hike, parking information, detailed trail descriptions. and amazing pictures to get you inspired. With slightly cooler temperatures over Labor Day weekend, you’ll be able to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe with your friends or family while getting some quality time outdoors.
The weather is great for climbing over Labor Day weekend. It’s usually cool in the mornings and evenings but nice and warm during the day. Book a trip with NASTC and get the whole family out at the crag. Or hire a guide to take you up that multi-pitch route you’ve had your eye on. Whatever your goal is, NASTC can help you achieve it while having a fun day at one of the most iconic climbing areas in the North Lake Tahoe area.
Free Concerts on the Beach
Friday, August 30th
This is the final weekend to enjoy free concerts on the shores of Lake Tahoe for the season. Kick-off your weekend Friday night, August 30th, at Music on the Beach in Kings Beach featuring The Wrinkle from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. The Wrinkle is a local bluegrass band. Dance in the sand while watching the sunset over Lake Tahoe and sipping tasty brews from Alibi Ale Works! There are also food trucks set up so you can grab something to eat.
Sunday, September 1st
Sunday afternoon, September 1st, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm check out Lebo and Friends in Tahoe City at the Concerts on Commons Beach. You can bring picnics, blankets, and low-back chairs for a perfect lakeside evening. Local food and drink vendors sell beer, wine, soft drinks, ice-cream, sushi, barbecue, salads, and more. Come early and enjoy a relaxing day at the beach!
Come see the 6th Annual Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday, September 1st, at 8:30 pm in Carnelian Bay brought to you by Gar Woods Grill & Pier and The Monte Foundation. This is a free fireworks show and is sure to impress! Donations will be accepted and will go towards local high school sports programs. T-Shirts & glow sticks will also be sold on the beach.
Enjoy Amazing Food, Wine and Beer
Saturday, August 31st
The 30th annual Foam Fest kicks off on Saturday, August 31st, from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at Squaw Valley USA on the KT Sundeck. Featuring over 20 different craft brews for you to taste along with live music including headliner ALO and Lost Whiskey Engine. Tickets required with all proceeds benefitting Achieve Tahoe.
Sunday, September 1st
The 31st Annual Alpen Wine Fest includes wine tasting, live music, a huge silent auction and raffle. Entry into the event is a donation to Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness and education for people with Multiple Sclerosis. With a donation for your wine tasting ticket, attendees receive a crystal souvenir wine glass and tastings from over 40 vineyards. The event is open to the public.
Monday, September 2nd
The 4th annual Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival is happening at Homewood Mountain Resort on Labor Day from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Enjoy great food, music, and beer at this fun family-friendly event. Listen to the Coffis Brothers as you peruse the food and beer tents. This rootsy rock n’roll band from Santa Cruz with blends folk, country, and rock – check out their sound here. Admission to this festival is free!