North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2018


As the warmer temps start creeping into North Lake Tahoe, locals and guests may notice mountain bikes

                           Open mic at Rosie’s

strapped to car racks, skiers and riders shedding down the hill in shorts and tank tops, and plenty of reasons to get outside and play. From foodie events and open mic nights to Cinco de Mayo celebrations and paddleboard races, North Lake Tahoe has it all.

Opportunities to Show off Your Talent

Every Tuesday night at 9pm, Rosie’s Café hosts open mic night for local artists who want to show off their musical skills. If singing is more your thing, then check out karaoke night at Fat Cat Bar & Grill on Thursdays at 9 (they are located a couple of doors down from Rosie’s). Who knows, you might be Tahoe’s next rising star!

May North Lake Tahoe Foodie Events

    A Chihuahua racer at one of Caliente’s Cinco de Mayo parties (Photo courtesy Caliente!)

For those that consider themselves local foodies, then the Food Wars at Brewforia should be a necessary stop on your weekend tour. May the fourth be with the Republic and the Empire battling it out for universal dominance to establish the best dishes of Incline Village for the day. Each side will cook up their favorite food and diners vote whose menu is better. The fun starts at 10:30am on Friday, May 4.

Or if you’re more of a taco and tequila person, then don’t forget the festivities of Cinco de Mayo. On May 5, Caliente! In Kings Beach will be hosting Chihuahua races, Hot Lips Limbo, Pink Taco Eating, and the Kentucky Derby is going on as well. Reservations are highly recommended…call (530) 546-1000 or visit for more information.

                                                                                              The Chateau in Incline Village

Treat your mom right with a beautiful Mother’s Day Brunch at the Chateau in Incline Village. Located right on the Championship Course, the brunch is $80 per person for those 13 and older, $25 per person for ages 6-12, and kids 5 and under are free. Claim a $20 discount if you make your reservations before May 6!

Spend Time Outdoors Memorial Day Weekend

Deemed the Spring Skiing Capital of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley is celebrating its closing weekend in style by showcasing the snow leftover from the record amount of snowfall that fell in March (18 feet) and local artisans displaying and selling their crafts at Made in Tahoe Festival in the Village of Squaw Valley. Check out the Squaw Valley Closing Day webpage for details about what’s going on.

The Tahoe Cup 4-event paddling series is kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with the May 26 Waterman’s Memorial Race at Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay. Three-mile short course and a 6-mile long course options are available, and you can compete in both since the races are scheduled at different times. It’s open to all human-propelled watercraft and ability levels; pre-registration is $35 or $45 the day of the event, kids 10 and under are free.

See you on the slopes, at the Chihuahua races or in the lake this May!

— Kayla Anderson