Truckee Winter Carnival Returns February 2nd - 4th!
January 19, 2024
BRINGING BACK THE TRUCKEE WINTER CARNIVAL
The Museum of Truckee History, in conjunction with the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, is pleased to announce that plans are being finalized to revive the Truckee Winter Carnival. The free, family-friendly event will include old-time group photos, snow sculpture making, ice skating, historical presentations and more. Show up and have some family fun!
Events are at the Truckee Community Arts Center, the Truckee River Regional Park and the Museum of Truckee History. Please see below for more details.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2024 COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM Free
Join us for your place in history for a group photo commemorating the return of the Truckee Winter Carnival.
Truckee in 1895 was a rough and tumble town with a plethora of saloons, logging and ice men, respectable women and the not so respectable men and women. Truckee has worked hard to preserve its identity as a historic mountain town. Be a part of a walk back to that era.
Come dressed in anything that reminds you of something of Truckee historical looks. Hats, vests, coats, dresses and other items will help to make this historic photo one to remember. Come join us for the free family fun! The older the costume look, the closer to the front of the photo you can to be.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2024 TRUCKEE RIVER REGIONAL PARK BALLFIELDS 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Free
Show off your snow creativity at Regional Park and join us for a day of snowman making and sculpture building. Get ready to witness the enchanting transformation of snow into magnificent works of art at our Snow Sculpting Contest! Sculptors from far and wide will converge to showcase their creativity in two distinct categories. In the Artistic Category, marvel at intricate designs and imaginative sculptures that push the boundaries of snow artistry. Meanwhile, in the Family Fun Category, witness the magic of family teams turning snow into whimsical creations, blending joy and creativity. It’s a day of frozen masterpieces and family bonding, where the cold canvas of snow becomes a playground for artistic expression and winter fun. Join us for a snowy spectacle that will leave you awe-inspired and smiling. Judges will be on site to pick the favorites from the day. Awards announced at 4:00 pm.
No Registration Necessary. Show up with your team, and start building with snow! Judges will decide on winners based on these two categories.
ARTIST SCULPTURE CONTEST No maximum number of people for your team. A great category for your fellow artists, companies, and organizations.Only manual hand toolsShovels/Chisels, PicksNo machines or chainsaws
FAMILY SCUPT/BUILD CONTEST No maximum number of people for your team. Great category for your friends, family, co-workers and school classes.Only manual hand toolsShovels/Chisels, PicksNo machines or chainsaws
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2024
The Museum of Truckee History’s mission is to bring alive Truckee’s history by illustrating the stories of its major industries thru the display of artifacts and exhibits, creation of documentary films, and access to lectures, educational programs, and research facilities.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2024 TRUCKEE RIVER REGIONAL PARK BALLFIELDS 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Free
Bring the whole family to the ballfields at Regional Park for Sled Dog Demonstrations. Learn how sled dogs and their mushers brought life-saving serum and food to those in need.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2024 TRUCKEE ICE RINK 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Free to Watch (Public Skating Begins at 12:00 pm.)
Step into the Truckee Ice Rink and immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of hockey showcases featuring our TDRPD Rec League “All Stars” and Youth Hockey kids. Get ready for action packed Rec League All Stars as they display their skillful moves and strategic plays, igniting the rink with intensity. The Youth Hockey kids, brimming with infectious energy, will captivate the audience with their agility and pure joy for the game. It’s more than just a hockey spectacle; it’s a community celebration of athleticism, teamwork, and the love of the game. Join us at the Truckee Ice Rink for an afternoon of impressive displays, camaraderie, and the spirit of winter hockey in Truckee.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2024 BALLFIELDS AT TRUCKEE RIVER REGIONAL PARK 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM FREE Participation
Embrace the thrill of winter at our 1st Annual Truckee Games! Strap on your snowshoes for a heart-pounding race, where every step could end in a face full of snow or closer to glory. Gather the family and team up for the Family Sled Pull Race, a laughter-filled dash that will create unforgettable memories. Are you the fastest from the parking lot to the lift lines…test your skills in the Snowboard and Ski XC Race. Throw a ski or snowboard like a Javelin, or Shot Put a Ski Boot, a unique winter twist on classic events. Unleash your inner Olympian in the Snowball Target Throw, showcasing your aim in this frosty challenge. The Truckee Winter Games are a celebration of Truckee winter’s community, uniting friends, families, and thrill-seekers. Join us for a day of laughter, competition, and unforgettable snowy “sports” that will be sure to cap our Winter Carnival.
No Registration Necessary. Free To Participate. Times are subject to change depending on how fast we get through each event.
10:00 am Snow Shoe Races
11:00 am Family Sled Pulls
12:00 pm Snowboard XC Race
2:00 pm Ski & Board Relay Race (No Free Heels)
Ongoing – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Ski and Board Javelin
Ongoing – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Ski Boot Shot Put
Ongoing 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Snowball Target Throws
3:00 pm or when games end Awards
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2024 AT THE TRUCKEE ICE RINK 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring your friends, family, and festive spirit to make memories on the ice. Skates will be available for $7 rentals, ensuring everyone can partake in this winter celebration. Come and experience the ice – it’s a day of laughter, joy, and community at the Truckee Ice Rink! See you on the ice for a full day of fun.
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