7 Winter and Spring Events in Truckee Not to Miss

Grab your calendar because you don’t want to miss these fun winter and spring events in Truckee.

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Leap of Love –Squaw Valley

Saturday, February 29, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Squaw Valley High Camp

Take a Leap of Love and get married or renew your vows in one of the most scenic spots in Tahoe, at 8200’ on the High Camp Upper Deck!

With its sweeping, panoramic views of the Sierra and Lake Tahoe, High Camp offers a gorgeous setting for couples wanting to tie the knot.

There will be a shared united, non-denominational wedding ceremony followed by a reception in the renovated Terrace Room. Afterward, keep the celebration going with an afternoon of skiing or riding.

Register here.

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US Freestyle Moguls Championship

Thursday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Squaw Valley

Watch the nation’s top freestyle mogul skiers as they take to the slopes of Squaw Valley for the US Freestyle Moguls Championships.

Competition at this season-culminating event is expected to be intense, with US Ski Team members Jaelin Kauf and Jesse Andringa looking to defend their double titles of current reigning 2019 moguls and dual moguls national champions.

Skiers will be competing on Red Dog, a renowned run at Squaw Valley that has hosted elite competitions as far back as the 1960 Olympic Winter Games! 

WinterWonderGrass

Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29

Squaw Valley

The bluegrass festival of the year is back! This March, Squaw Valley will be filled with the sounds of banjos, guitars, and mandolins as world-class bluegrass and acoustic bands take to the outdoor stages.

This three day festival is a fun time for all.

There are four stages of nonstop music, beer tasting of nearby California and Nevada craft breweries, and of course, phenomenal skiing on the slopes of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. 

Headliners this year include The Devil Makes Three, The Infamous Stringdusters, Billy Strings x 2, Peter Rowan, Keller & the Keels, and more.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Friday, April 17, 5 pm – 9 pm

Community Arts Center, Truckee

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival returns to Truckee on Friday, April 17th from 5 pm – 9 pm.

The festival will show a variety of outdoor inspired films focused on activism, adventure, and conservation. Along with the creative films, there will be tasty food, drinks and a huge raffle.

This is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day and be inspired!

Set a reminder for March 9th, when tickets go sale. Get your ticket early, the festival tends to sell out. 

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Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 18, 11 am – 5 pm

Squaw Valley

Bring the whole family to this free community event and celebrate Earth Day in the Village at Squaw Valley.

If you ever wanted to learn more about a specific eco-friendly topic, this is your chance! There will be a variety of educational booths as well as hands-on activities to give kids and adults the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy and sustainability.

The festival is packed with events including live music, dance, and panel speakers. Come together and celebrate our mountain environment with your whole family for Earth Day.

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Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival

Friday – Sunday

May 29 – 31, 2020

Historic Downtown Truckee

Celebrate the beginning of summer at the third annual Craw Thaw Music Festival.

This New-Orleans inspired street festival brings cajun food and jazz music to the streets of downtown Truckee. Admission is free for all ages and there are lots of family-friendly events and workshops to take part in.

Mark the Truckee Craw Thaw on your calendar and enjoy three days full of music, food, beer, and craft cocktails in the heart of downtown.

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Truckee Dirt Fondo Cycling Event and Festival

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Soaring Way, Truckee

The Dirt Fondo is Truckee’s premier gravel bike race, but you don’t have to be signed up for a race to take part in the fun. This weekend-long event is filled with off-road races, festivals, and lots of kid’s activities for family fun.

Three courses take participants through the Tahoe National Forest – a free rollout course, a medium course, and a long course.

Not racing? Enjoy the free festival on Saturday with live music, beer, local food, and vendor expos.

Then on Sunday, local craftsmen come together at Truckee Roundhouse for the annual maker’s show. Here you’ll find a collection of art and projects, as well as music, food and drinks, kids activities, a raffle and silent auction.