2018 SnowFest! Events

Parties, parades, fireworks, and more for SnowFest! 2018 from March 1st-11th.
EventDateTime LocationDetails
"Party Like It's SnowFest!" Kickoff Party and Queen CoronationThurs. March 1, 20185:00pm-10:00pmGar Woods Restaurant
5000 N Lake Blvd. Carnelian Bay
$35 donation at the door gets you in. Enjoy hosted Wet Woodys, wine, beer and heavy appetizers from 5:00-8:00pm, as well as live music with Groove Foundry!
Tahoe City FireworksFri. March 2, 2018 7:30pm-7:45pmCommons Beach
Tahoe City
Join us for 15 minutes of lakeside fireworks in a winter wonderland!
NTFPD's Pancake BreakfastSat. March 3, 20187:00am-11:00am222 Fairway Dr.
Tahoe City
Kids $5.00
Adults $8.00
All proceeds go towards the Firefighters Association who works closely with the North Tahoe Fire Protection District to help enhance it's emergency services to the communities of the North and West Shores.
Tahoe City ParadeSat. March 3, 201811:30pm-12:30pmDowntown Tahoe City
Gar Woods' 30th Annual Polar Bear SwimSat. March 3, 20182:30pmGar Woods Restaurant
5000 N Lake Blvd. Carnelian Bay
Hundreds of spectators line the pier and deck at Gar Woods to watch hardy souls brave the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe. Participants swim approx. 250 yards in 39 degree, bone-chilling waters before returning to Gar Woods Bar to "minimize the pain." Free appetizers will be provided following the event and everyone is encouraged to stick around for the hugely popular raffle after the swim.
Fat Cat's 2nd Annual Hot Wing Eating ContestSun. March 4, 20183:00pmFat Cat Bar & Grill
599 North Lake Blvd. Tahoe City
Fat Cat & Keep Squaw True are partnering to bring you some HEAT! Think you can handle it? Contestants eat wings tossed in our super hot sauce. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. This is a Tahoe bragging rights production!
Willard's Apres SkiThurs. March 8, 20184:00pm-6:00pmWillard's Sport Shop
170 N Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Do Apres Ski the right way -- with snacks, beverages, and great deals throughout the store!
Kings Beach ParadeSat. March 10, 201811:30am-12:30pmDowntown Kings Beach
Highway 28 from Secline St. to Coon St.
The Kings Beach Snowfest Parade is a fun-filled event that brings over 1000 spectators and features entries from over 30 local community organizations and businesses, featuring costumes, floats, and live music. Everyone is encouraged to spend the day in Kings Beach for Snowfest activities and events followed by Get S’more Saturdays at 3pm! For more details, visit: http://northtahoebusiness.org/snowfest/
NTPUD's Pancake BreakfastSat. March 10, 20188:30am-10:30amNorth Tahoe Event Center
8318 North Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach
Start your Snowfest! celebration day in Kings Beach with delicious pancakes, prepared by North Tahoe Public Utility District staff and volunteers, and served with sausage, fresh strawberries, coffee, milk, and orange juice.
Tahoe Donner Assoc.'s 14th Annual I-Did-A-RunSun. March 11 , 2018Registration at 12:00pm
Race begins at 1:00pm
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort
11603 Snowpeak Way
Dogs of all shapes and sizes compete in this entertaining dog race in which the dogs pull covered wagons across a snow-covered track. The event raises money for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
River Ranch's Snow Sculpture ContestSun. March 11, 201812:00pmRiver Ranch Lodge
2285 River Rd.
Tahoe City
Teams will build snow sculptures to compete for prizes. Each team member gets drinks and lunch throughout the event. Children and dogs, welcome!