2018 SnowFest! Events

Parties, parades, fireworks, and more for SnowFest! 2018 from March 1st-11th.

Event Date Time Location Details
Kickoff Party and Queen Coronation March 1 Gar Woods Restaurant
5000 N Lake Blvd. Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
Groove Foundry performing!
37th Annual Tahoe City Fireworks March 2 7:30pm Squaw Valley Resort
Tahoe City Parade March 3 11:30pm – 12:30pm Downtown Tahoe City
30th Annual Polar Bear Swim March 3 2:00pm Gar Woods Restaurant
5000 N Lake Blvd. Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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.
Kings Beach Parade March 10 Downtown Kings Beach
14th Annual I-Did-A-Run March 11 Registration at 12:00pm
Race begins at 1:00pm
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort
11603 Snowpeak Way
Truckee, CA 96161
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.