Create a Big Life

Big Life Connections

Home Is Where You Belong

Home is not where you live, it’s where you belong. When you have an opportunity to meet people, develop relationships and acquaintances, your sense of belonging increases. These acquaintances can provide connections to other people, things to do, places to explore, ways to get involved.

BIG LIFE Connections is a program developed by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee designed to:

  • Connect the community
  • Develop relationships
  • Encourage engagement, highlight volunteering opportunities
  • Connect with businesses and the people behind the business
  • Share Truckee’s character, culture, values — what it means to be a Truckee Local

June BIG LIFE Connections Event: Bluesdays Kick Off at Palisades Tahoe

June 20, 2023 | 6:00-8:30 p.m.

For our June BIG LIFE Connections event, please join us for the kick off to Bluesdays at Palisades at Tahoe, featuring Tahoe’s favorite blues band, The Blues Monsters! We’ll gather near the stage in the Village. Big Life Connections attendees will receive a food and drink ticket. Space is limited, so sign up today.

If you’d like additional libations, Bluesdays features an outdoor blues bar with beer, wine and spirits as well as great grab-and-go food offerings from Village restaurants. A limited amount of seating is available; please bring your own low back chair to be placed in the music venue seating area if you wish to sit. 


July BIG LIFE Connections Event: VIP Seating at Truckee 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy the VIP treatment and get into the spirit​ of Independence Day​ ​at the​ Truckee Chamber of Commerce’s ​​Big Life Connections event ​during ​the much-anticipated Annual 4th of July Parade! Prepare for an exclusive experience as a select few lucky participants are granted access to coveted VIP seating, right alongside the judge’s stage.

Starting at 9:00 a.m., you’ll have access to comfortable seating next to the judge’s stage. And hey, we’ve got you covered with free coffee and tasty treats to keep you fueled up. From this prime spot, you’ll get the best view of the parade, allowing you to experience all the excitement up close and personal. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity—there are only 20 seats available, so sign up now!


How Can I Join In?

1. Sign up!

Connecting with the program is free and you will then receive our newsletter with information about upcoming BIG LIFE Connections events that are held throughout the year. Additionally, you’ll learn about community events, volunteer opportunities, ways to engage, be heard and make a difference in your community.  We won’t bombard your inbox, we promise! SIGN UP BELOW.

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2. Attend Our BIG LIFE Connections Events!

Explore all that Truckee has to offer by attending our BIG LIFE Connections events held throughout the year. Build your personal and/or professional network by connecting with like-minded people who share your interest in learning more about your community.

Some of our events have included:

  • Snow tubing with appetizers and drinks at Sugar Rush/Sugar Bowl
  • A meet up at Donner Lake
  • A tour of museums of Truckee
  • An exclusive snowshoe tour of Truckee Springs led by Truckee Donner Land Trust
  • An evening with local photographer Scott Thompson
  • Wine Tasting and Tour at Truckee River Winery
  • A Private Group for Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour
  • Ice skating at Truckee’s Ice Rink in Truckee Regional Park

3. Utilize Our Resources To Learn More and Stay Up-to-date!

Besides the BIG LIFE Connections events, explore the many sections of this website full of information about our community, businesses, and events.

  • Take a little time and explore this website for news and information to help you make Truckee Your Base Camp for a Big Life. Looking for more events near you? Visit the Calendar of Events, Truckee’s most comprehensive listing of events and activities.
  • Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to see timely information about what’s happening, local businesses, and community members.
  • Check out our quarterly magazine An Insider’s Guide for fun insider information about your community.
  • Sign up to receive Big Life Weekly e-newsletter – our weekly email sharing community, business, chamber news and happenings around Truckee – sent every Tuesday.

4. Be part of the BIG LIFE Connections Committee!

This group of people is interested in meeting other residents and learning more about Truckee. They are an energetic group, enthusiastic about living here, and are full of ideas for our next BIG LIFE Connections event. Get to know some people while planning our roster of upcoming events. Email to learn more or join the Committee!