The last warm weeks of summer are fading away and the crisp autumn air is nipping at our ankles, but there are still plenty of celebrations and festivities to be had in Tahoe South. Experience Labor Day weekend and beyond with enticing September events.
Emerald Bay: perfect in any season. Credit: Rachid Dahnoun
Labor Day Weekend
The nationally renowned Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza returns Sept. 4 at 8:30 p.m. Take in the captivating display that lights up the lake with various patterns and designs. The 20-minute show is choreographed and synchronized to a music broadcast on local radio stations 93.9 FM-KRLT and 1490 AM KOWL. The fireworks are visible throughout Tahoe South, but some front row vantage points include the M.S. Dixie II, Nevada Beach, Round Hill Pines, Edgewood Tahoe and Lakeview Commons.
Labor Day is also one of the last times you can take advantage of the lingering summer days with a beach day. If you’re looking to avoid the holiday weekend crowds, check out some recommended secluded beaches worth visiting.
Tour de Tahoe: 72 miles around the most beautiful lake.
Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue is back for its 13th year, Sunday, Sept 11 with hundreds of bikers visiting Big Blue for a chance to ride the entirety of its shores. The Ride to Cure Diabetes offers an adventure for avid bicyclists to circumnavigate 72 miles around Lake Tahoe. The scenic bike tour will also include activities such as a robotic bomb squad and search and rescue demonstrations
Sample the Sierra offers tastes of the best restaurants in Tahoe. Credit: Matt Morning
The diverse and growing Lake Tahoe culinary scene will be celebrated during September with three major events featuring locally sourced food, wine, beer and spirits exploring the regional palate.
The 7th annual Sample the Sierra, the farm-to-fork food and wine festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 17. Featuring more than 20 Tahoe South restaurants, the event celebrates the bountiful regional resources by showcasing local specialties and flavorful menus. The participating restaurants will help pair delectable dishes with fare from local wineries, distilleries and breweries making for an all-encompassing dining experience.
In conjunction with Sample the Sierra, Tahoe South will also host Restaurant Week, Sept. 16-23. The event will feature favorite South Shore restaurants, offering pre-fixe dinner specials and discounts.
Guests of the Ridge may also experience unique culinary opportunities year-round with complimentary cooking demonstrations held every Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Castle Rock View Room. Additional Thursday evening activities include wine tasting in the Bear Trap Lounge, 4 p.m.
The Ridge Tahoe also provides a plethora of activities for those that would prefer a quiet Labor Day in the comfort of the resort. For a list of weekly activities, visit our Organized Activities page.