Lake Tahoe nightlife and events are so vast that only by cloning yourself can you enjoy them all! These Lake Tahoe events are found at historic venues, beside fire pits, outdoors, in casino showrooms and at many bars and restaurants. The fun typically kicks off with happy hour. Once you’re happy, head on out to a local hangout to hear that band everyone’s talking about, or take in a Lake Tahoe event that people marvel about, such as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival or the acclaimed Summer Concerts series that features Grammy Award-winning artists. Join the crowd for a concert by a big-name band at a Lake Tahoe casino. Or experience a step up with Lake Tahoe nightlife by shedding your usual clothing for tuxes and gowns and attend an annual gala. By checking these pages regularly, you can know in advance when a big show is coming that you’ll need tickets for. If you’re visiting, take advantage of the maps to help get you where you want to be. Review our Top Picks for a local’s point of view of the coolest upcoming events for Lake Tahoe’s nightlife.
Lake Tahoe Nightlife — Sophisticated to Funky!
From Scottish fiddlers to Mexican dance troupes, the decades-old Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival heats up summer on the Hellmann Estate lawn. Local colleges also provide regular Lake Tahoe nightlife with varied entertainment. Art lovers frequent exhibits of students, staff and visiting artists. The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences at Sierra Nevada College offers scientific seminars, and the school’s acclaimed choir creates nighttime magic with concerts.
Lake Tahoe nightlife swings from sophisticated to funky, from dusk 'til dawn, and you’ll find all the information you need to take advantage of it here. Lake Tahoe’s nightlife and events options are plentiful, but some do have restrictions on age limit, pet inclusion or family focus, so check out the details here before you go. Live large and have fun — that’s Lake Tahoe’s unofficial motto!