Truckee Thursdays and Key Summer & Fall Events

Truckee Thursdays and Key Summer & Fall Events

August 19, 2021

Mark your calendar for these great Truckee events you won’t want to miss. For a full calendar list, visit the Events Page.

Smoky conditions have caused cancellations of some outdoor events. Conditions change frequently. You can check Purple Air for the current Air Quality Index and the event website or Facebook page for updates.

Truckee Thursdays Summer Street Festival

September 9

5:30-8:30 pm

Presented by the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA)

This popular street festival brings local artisan vendors, food trucks, beer garden, and live music to Historic Downtown Truckee. It’s a summer feel-good event that brings the community out to enjoy the long summer evenings, see friends, and just enjoy life in the mountains. Only once a month this summer – don’t miss the last one on September 9th!  

Historic Downtown Truckee

Music in the Park

Wednesdays through August 25

6:30-8:30 pm

Presented by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District (TDRPD)

UPDATE: Canceled on 8/25 due to unhealthy air quality because of forest fire smoke. Loved by locals of all ages, this community gathering combines great music and a relaxing atmosphere sitting on the grassy amphitheater, visiting with friends, and enjoying a picnic dinner or maybe just wine and apps! Poor Man’s Whiskey is set to play the last concert on August 25th!

Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater

The Truckee Professional Rodeo, with support by the Truckee Donner Horsemen

August 27-28, 2021

The rodeo is an annual fun event, keeping the western heritage of our town alive. The Truckee Donner Horsemen was founded in 1962 with the purpose to cultivate and foster an interest in horses and horsemanship.

McIver Arena Rodeo Grounds

Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings

September 3, 2021

Benefitting Tahoe Institute of National Science

The ultimate annual battle of local bands and chefs to see who will be crowned “best wings” and “best band.” 

The Village at Squaw Valley

Alpen Wine Fest

September 5, 2021

Benefitting Can Do MS

All-inclusive wine tasting from exceptional wineries, live music, and a huge silent auction.

The Village at Squaw Valley

Northstar Summer Live Music Series

Fridays through October 1, 2021

5:30-7:30 pm

Wind down at the end of the week with live music, drinks, and dining alfresco at the pavilion in the Village at Northstar every Friday.

Trails & Vistas Art Hikes

September 11, 2021

Presented by Trails & Vistas

Postponed until 2022 due to national forest closures and air quality concerns. One of the most unique and memorable events you’ll ever experience featuring the scenic beauty of the Sierra Nevada combined with art, music, and dance along a 2-3 mile trail.

Art & Soul: Annual Downtown Truckee ArtWalk

September 18, 2021

1:00-5:00 pm

Presented by the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA)

Stroll Historic Downtown Truckee while enjoying visual art, live music, engaging demonstrations, beverages, small bites and more in the “Heart & Soul” of Truckee.

Truckee Chamber Annual Awards Event – Come Together!

September 24, 2021

5:30-7:30 pm

Presented by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce

This annual event brings together the business community to Celebrate Truckee, and recognize innovation, resilience, entrepreneurs, creatives, cool companies and more. Enjoy food, drinks, music, great company and great views.

Truckee Tahoe Airport Hangar N1, Chandelle Way

Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop

October 2, 2021

12:00-4:00 pm

Presented by Switchback Public Relations + Marketing

Wine and food tastings by California wineries and local merchants.

Historic Downtown Truckee

Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour

October 14-15, 2021

Presented by Truckee History Tour

Stroll through historic downtown with guided tours to see live re-enactments of Truckee’s haunted past.

Historic Downtown Truckee