Tahoe Nalu Festival!
August 13 & 14, 2016.
Hawaii comes to the mountains in August, as the Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Fesitval hits Lake Tahoe's North Shore. And it is extra-special this year, as the event celebrates a decade of fun on the water. It's three days of races and other paddling fun, clinics, demos, music, vendors and exhibits. Exhibitors include dozens of organizations and businesses involved with paddleboards and gear, water sports apparel and the outdoor lifestyle, and the food selection at the festival ranges from island to farm with fresh, healthy and delicious offerings.
Friday, August 12, kicks it all off in the afternoon with clinics on fitness and yoga, talks and demos on different products, booths with vendors, a food court and the Kona beer garden featuring live music. The live music each afternoon is a new feature for this year's event, and there are several new races slated for the 10th anniversary celebration.
Saturday starts bright and early, with race registration beginning at 7 a.m. and the festival's opening ceremonies taking place at 7:30. Races take place throughout the day as do demonstrations and clinics, and the vendor village is open for participants to explore the wares and exhibits.
It wraps up Sunday with race registration again at 7 a.m. and races beginning at 9. At 11 a.m., check out a new addition to this year's line-up, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Sand Castle Contest. Clinics, demos and vendor exhibits also continue all day, on up until the closing ceremonies at 4 p.m.
10th Annual Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival - Aug 13 2016 Day 1
10th Annual Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival - Aug 14 2016 Day 2
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South Lake Tahoe’s 4th of July Parade
On Monday, July 4, the City of South Lake Tahoe hosts this event in a tribute to a local group deserving of special attention during the Independence Day observance, Post 795 of the American Legion. With some 50 different floats representing the businesses, groups and organizations of the area, along with three times as many people participating by walking in the parade and volunteer participation headed up by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, this promises to be one of the largest holiday events in the area.
It all kicks off at 10 a.m. down at the "Y" where participants will gather in the parking lot at what is now known as The Crossings, or what the longtime Tahoe folk remember as the Outlet Shops. The parade route will head into town on Lake Tahoe Boulevard/U.S. Highway 50 and continue east to Al Tahoe Boulevard, reaching its conclusion at Bijou Community Park, all in all a distance of just a bit over two miles.
Radio and television personality Dreu Murin serves as host and emcee for the celebration, while the American Legion will be the parade marshals. Murin will be announcing the event from the American Legion post at 2748 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, located near the beginning of the final leg of the parade route. There will be bleachers set up at the American Legion to provide viewing during the parade, and the post will also be the site of the event's After Party beginning at 10:30 a.m., with music, a barbeque and beer garden. But if you can't find a viewing spot in the bleachers or along the street, don't worry, because Tahoe Production House will be streaming the whole thing live right from the American Legion post as well.