If you desire a little bit of culture with your mountain experience, then you are in for a treat with the annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. This festival is a coming together of highly talented theatrical acts interlaced with the elegance of fine dining set in an al fresco ambiance that looks out upon a luxurious Tahoe setting, giving you opportunity to run your fingers through the sand and to relax into an evening of suspense and intrigue. The 2019 festival offers two different plays to take in throughout the summer: an interpretation of the classic, The Taming of the Shrew and Million Dollar Quartet, a showing that spotlights the moment on December 4, 1956, when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley were brought together by fate to record in a Memphis studio, creating a moment never to be forgotten. The festival also offers their Monday Night Showcase that brings to the main stage a incredible display of live music and jaw-dropping entertainment that encompasses all genres. One of the greatest aspects to the summer-long festival is its D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program that gives an opportunity for the youth to access the stage. Throughout the summer, the program offers free performances that are produced for younger audiences. Each showing at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is combined with the impressive dining menu of the on-site restaurant, Shakespeare's Kitchen, which provides an excellent array of gourmet food and drinks. Patrons are also invited to bring their own picnic. Beyond the delectable dining options, there is a lovely cocktail area as well as a place to purchase keepsakes to take home with you. To take advantage of the entire evening, it is highly recommended that you come early and enjoy the pre-show festivities and to mingle and take in the stunning surrounding scenery. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Parking is limited and costs $10. Parking permits can be purchased online but do not guarantee a parking space, so please be sure to show up early.
Sand Harbor State Park, 2005 NV Highway 28, Incline Village, NV