South Shore Summer Series set to begin at Lake Tahoe

The “South
Shore Summer Series”
launches the season on June 10-13, with a weekend of live music, culinary delights,
sternwheeler race, concerts and competitions stretching across the
from Camp Richardson Resort on the west to Zephyr Cove on the east.

Guy Fieri, Food Network superstar and
host of
NBC’s “Minute To Win It”, brings his “Rock
‘n’ Roll Culinary Tour” to Harrah’s Lake
Tahoe’s South Shore Room on July 11. Fieri describes his show as
“cooking, music and all the things I can’t say or do on

Blue yster Cult will perform in Harrah’s
South Shore Room, June 12. Blue yster Cult occupies a unique place
in rock
history as one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both
mainstream acclaim as well as commercial success.

The 50th anniversary of the opening of the
Playboy Club is June 10. To celebrate, Playboy has invited 50 venues
in 50
cities to party with them simultaneously on the exact date the first
Playboy Club opened in Chicago in 1960 – and VEX Nightclub at
Lake Tahoe is among the chosen elite. The search for the 50/50

Playboy Bunny title will conclude Thursday, June 10, at VEX.
Tickets are
$10 in advance or $20 for men and $10 for women at the door.

World Welterweight Champion
Pacquiao will perform with his band and “friends” at
Harrah’s Special Events Center, Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. 
Tickets are $49.50 to $199.50, available at Harrah’s or online at

The first stop of the X-Dance Action Sports
is June 10-12 and features the top international films
wakeboarding, surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding, snowboarding
skiing at Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. 968 Park Hotel
will host the VIP Opening Night Party, to meet and greet the
filmmakers and the ‘Godfather’ of action sports, Warren Miller. 

Mark Twain’s Wild West Weekend at Zephyr
Resort springs into action with, frog jumping, poetry reading,
stories from Mark Twain, and a mini-triathlon for kids June 12-13.
by Twain’s life and work, festivities include a Pie Eating
Competition where contestants have 20 minutes to finish as many
cherry pies
as possible; a Chili Cook-off showcasing the best of Tahoe’s amateur
chefs; and Mark Twain’s Wild West Bold-Faced Liars Contest.


The event’s highlight is
a Mark Twain Lecture Dinner that Saturday and includes a
meal with guest speakers Robert Stewart, author of “Aurora,
Nevada’s Ghost City of Dawn,” and Robert Hirst, general editor
and official curator of the Mark Twain Project and Papers. Stewart
address Twain’s route through Lake Tahoe and the designation of
Clemens Cove. Hirst will discuss the release of Mark Twain’s
autobiography that has been withheld for the past 100 years. Tickets
$100. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the preservation of
Mark Twain’s


The Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race,
the waters June 13 as the annual battle between Nevada’s M.S. Dixie
II and California’s Tahoe Queen continues. The M.S.Dixie II leads
series 8-5, so who will it be this summer?

The fifth annual South Shore Lake
Tahoe Geocaching High Tech Treasure Hunt
is June 12-13, with
nearly 50 prizes
stashed throughout the area waiting to be stalked by an anticipated
ambitious GPS-wielding trackers. Prizes will reflect the unique
of the area including certificates to popular Tahoe restaurants,
accommodations, ski resort lift tickets and various local
Geocaching is an affordable family-friendly activity – it’s
just $20 to rent the GPS for the weekend. For footage from previous

The Valhalla

Renaissance Faire, June 5-6 and 12-13, at Camp Richardson Resort
to life the authentic pleasures and pageantry of an Elizabethan
fair. Costumed players perform at Camp Richardson’s Resort in the
shady lanes and byways, and hawk their wares from market stalls
filled with
fine handmade crafts. Jousters vie for the pleasure of the Royal
twice daily in the tournament. It’s Renaissance Europe with
singing, dancing, storytelling, comedy acts, feasts, merchants and
re-creations of sword fighting and battles.

The inaugural Great Lake Tahoe Chili
sanctioned by the International Chili Society, along with live music
Craft Faire complement the weekend festivities held at MontBleu
Casino & Spa. Winners of this event are eligible to compete in
fall’s ICS World Championship Cook-off.

Take a step back through time and relive the
and rigors of the early pioneers as they forged their way west with
the Annual
Hwy 50 Wagon Train
. The historical re-enactment of the “Great
Western Migration” is June 5-13, ending in Placerville.

In celebration of its 150th
Anniversary, the
National Pony Express Association will conduct a re-ride of the Pony
Trail, June 6-13. The 1,966 mile route follows the Pony Express
Historic Trail through California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska,
Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. 

The Tahoe Derby Dames, Lake
Tahoe’s only flat track roller derby league, play a demo bout at
Bijou Park
for the Roller

Derby, Saturday, June 12.

The 46th annual DeCelle Memorial
Tahoe Relay
race, Saturday, June 12, consists of 72 mile, 7
running relay around Lake Tahoe. Each member runs 8-12 miles. This
is a
non-profit event and proceeds benefit the local High School Running

This is the first of several summer activities
South Shore. Upcoming events include:

  • Lights on the Lake – Fourth of July Fireworks
  • 21st Annual American Century Celebrity Golf
    Championship, July 8-13
  • Hot August Nights, July 30- August 1
  • 21st  Annual Lake Tahoe Air Fest,
    Saturday, Aug. 28
  • Labor Day Fireworks, Sunday Sept. 5

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and all that’s happening in South Lake Tahoe, The Lake Tahoe
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