Living Here

Community 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.

Community 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

Play More and Cook Less this Spring! Check Out Our Updated Truckee Dining Guide

View or download our updated Truckee Dining Guide here. Truckee restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries are arranged by neighborhood and with live links for their latest information and online ordering.

Join Us for VIP Seating at Truckee’s 4th of July Parade!

July 4, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Get ready to enjoy some special perks with VIP seating at the Annual 4th of July Parade hosted by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce! Don’t worry about saving a spot – get the VIP treatment and get into the spirit of Independence Day at the Truckee Chamber of Commerce’s Community Connections event. Reserve VIP seating next to the judge’s stage downtown during the much-anticipated annual 4th of July Parade! 

Starting at 9:00 a.m., you’ll have access to seats right in front of the Truckee train depot. And hey, we’ve got you covered with free coffee and tasty treats under a shade tent 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. The cost is $20/person and there are only 20 seats available, so sign up now under Events on!


Thanks to Everyone who Joined Us at Our March Community Connections Event at KidZone Museum!

Shop Locally

It’s fun to shop in Truckee. Local shops know what to recommend to get you and your family out on the mountain. And services are often discounted – buy your bike at a local shop and tune ups are usually free or low-cost and repairs are less expensive. Plus they’ll help you warantee items they sell, if needed.

With so many great local artisan shops, Truckee is full of unique, usable gifts. It’s been great to run into so many members of our community shopping, dining, and enjoying our great local services. Forget about parking and leave the driving to TART Connect! Service to downtown and anywhere in Truckee Town limits is FREE. And stay for dinner and dancing – Moody’s Bistro Bar + Beats and Bar of America have free live music Fridays and Saturdays. Alibi Ale Works and others also frequently feature live music.

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 Community 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 Community 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 Community 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 learn about and connect with our community. Looking for more events near you? Visit the Calendar of Events, Truckee-Tahoe’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 Truckee Chamber’s biweekly INSIDER e-newsletter – receive our email sharing community, business, chamber news and happenings around Truckee – sent every other Tuesday.

4. Be Part of the Community 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 Community Connections event. Get to know some people while planning our roster of upcoming events. Email to learn more or join the Committee!