Living or staying in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee area? Then you’re probably aware that SnowFest events take place throughout the year, with an amazing collection of events bunched together in early March. This year, the main SnowFest happenings occur from March 3-13, 2016, with opening ceremonies set for Thursday, March 3. Here’s more information for enthusiasts…
In its 35th year, SnowFest attracts thousands of people, and is held at many different North Lake Tahoe venues. Most of the activities are free for spectators. A number of events are crowd favorites, including:
- Opening Ceremonies and Queen Coronation, March 3
- Ribfest, March 4
- Fireworks, March 5
- Snow Sculpt Contest, March 15
If you “love a parade”, you can catch one in either Tahoe City, on March 5, or Kings Beach, on March 12.
SnowFest exists due to the pioneering efforts of the late Bob Everson, then-Marketing Director at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Its mission includes promoting Tahoe’s weather and skiing, encouraging tourism, and enjoying the great outdoors that Tahoe offers in winter. At one point, this annual affair was named one of the Top 100 Events in the United States by the American Business Association, and the Top 10 Events in California by the California Department of Tourism. It’s known internationally, but attracts tourists mostly from the U.S. and Canada. After experiencing some serious debit about 15 years ago, the event has re-emerged with a passion. One more wonderful fact about SnowFest is that it provides an opportunity for fundraising for some of our non-profit organizations.
To find out more about SnowFest, please visit their main website here.
This list was accurate at the time of publication; please check directly with the venue(s) to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.