The heat is rising in Tahoe South and it might be due to the building anticipation for a sizzling summer in the Sierra! Mark your calendars and make a plan to experience a few of these amazing summer events.

Harveys Summer Concert Series
Feel like rocking out this? This summer it’s easy with a slew of acts coming to the Harveys Outdoor Arena. This year’s lineup includes Slightly Stoopid, July 2; Widespread Panic, July 6; Evening with James Taylor, July 13; String and Peter Gabriel, July 15; Tim McGraw, July 23; Don Henley, July 24; Keith Urban, July 27 and July 29; Steve Miller Band, Aug. 18; Sammy Hagar and The Circle ft. Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, Aug. 26; Stevie Wonder, Sept. 2.

The 25th Annual American Century Championship returns to Edgewood Tahoe July 15-20.  Photo:

American Century Championship | Courtesy: Brian Williams / Media West

American Century Championship
Star-studded and heart-pounding are just some of the adjectives we’d use to describe the weeklong action at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. American Century Championship features over 90 celebrities duking it out on the greens. With the likes of Charles Barkley and Justin Timberlake, you know you’re in for some entertainment. American Century Championship comes to Edgewood Tahoe July 19-24.

Live at Lakeview
One of the locals’ favorite hangouts on Thursday evenings starts June 30 and continues through Aug. 25. Live at Lakeview offers free music, local vendors, a beer garden and a great place to watch the sunset on the steps of Lakeview Commons. Try out fare from a homegrown restaurant or find unique wares, clothing and jewelry from the talented artisans.

Beach, beers and live music in Tahoe South - there is nothing better. Photo: Lauren Lindley

Live at Lakeview | Courtesy: Lauren Lindley Photography

“Lights on the Lake” Fireworks
The 4th of July means fireworks. And we’re serious about out 4th of July fireworks in Tahoe South (it was on NBC’s Today Show as one of the country’s best displays). Snag a spot on a beach like Zephyr Cove’s for a stellar display that will have you seeing stars. The soundtrack will be broadcast on local radio stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490.

Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series
Offering free concerts throughout the summer, the Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series offers family friendly tunes with the likes of Decoy, Gotcha Covered, Mr. Wonderful, Take Out, Hit Parade, Audiobox and many others. Make a night out of it by visiting one of the many restaurants in the Village before the music starts.

Other events that you can’t miss this summer: The Temptations, MontBleu, June 11; Alex Ramon’s IMPOSSIBLE, June 14-Sept. 10; Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail, June 16; The Bacon Brothers, MontBleu, June 17; Rock Tahoe Half Marathon, June 18; Music on the Lawn at Valhalla, July 3; Heather McDonald at the Loft, July 3; Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, July 8-Aug. 21; Annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic, July 29-30; Great Gatsby Living History Festival, Aug. 13-14. Find more events on Tahoe South.

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.