2018 SnowFest! Events

Parties, parades, fireworks, and more for SnowFest! 2018 from March 1st-11th.
EventDateTime LocationDetails
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!
TCDA's Selfie Scavenger HuntThurs. March 1-Sun. March 11, 2018March 1 @5:00pm-March 11 @11:59pmTCDA Member BusinessesParticipants must tag a selfie inside as many TCDA businesses as they can. The individual with the most businesses visited and tagged will win an ultimate Tahoe City Summer Event Package! Members of the TCDA can be found at: http://business.visittahoecity.org/list/. For more details, contact info@visittahoecity.com.
Blue Agave's Blake-Apalooza & Fireworks Show, hosted by The Blue AgaveFri. March 2, 20186:30pm-9:30pmThe Blue Agave
425 North Lake Blvd
Tahoe City
Blake-Apalooza is a social tribute to the legacy of local legend and friend to all of Tahoe City, “Blake Beeman.” It will be an evening of music, food, and fun to honor our late friend and band member, Blake. Come to the Blue Agave, join the celebration, and enjoy an awesome view of the fireworks!
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.
Parade CentralSat. March 3, 201811:30amThe Blue Agave
425 North Lake Blvd
Tahoe City
Parade announcing, viewing, and judging
Tahoe City ParadeSat. March 3, 201811:30pm-12:30pmDowntown Tahoe CityThe Tahoe City SnowFest Parade is a mardi gras-themed, family-friendly event that features local organizations with floats, bands, beads, and more! This SnowFest! favorite draws spectators from near and far and is not to be missed. "Johnny B" is our Grand Marshal for 2018. And new this year: the Uni-Cycling Unicorn!
2nd Annual Snowball Drop Fundraiser sponsored by the North Tahoe PTO
Sat. March 3, 2018
1:00pmWinter Sports Park/Golf Course
251 North Lake Blvd
Tahoe City
Pre-purchase snowballs (numbered ping pong balls) for only $10/each for
a chance to win the Snowball Drop! 1st Place Grand Prize is $1,000 (sponsored by the Lakehouse Mall Property Management, Inc./The Motamedi Family). 2nd Place Prize is $100. Snowballs can be purchased through students at North Tahoe School and North Tahoe High School with cash, checks (made out to NT PTO) or online through PayPal: PayPal.me/snowballfundraiser. Please include the student’s name and grade in the comments when purchasing your snowballs. All proceeds from this fundraiser help our PTO fund school programs, supplies, field trips, and much more for North Tahoe School and North Tahoe High School students.

A snowball fight with the North Tahoe principals will follow the Snowball Drop, so come cheer on your Lakers!
Paint the Snowman, hosted by North Tahoe ArtsSat. March 3, 201812:30pm380 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe CityNorth Tahoe Arts will Paint the Snowman! Children are invited to come to North Tahoe Arts and paint wooden cutouts of snowmen. Free event. We can't wait to see you!!
Pete 'N Peters Post Parade Party
Sat. March 3, 2018
Immediately following the parade (12:30pm - ?)Pete 'N Peters
395 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
Join Pete 'N Peters for the after parade party. Meet the Vulcans from Minnesota and Tahoe City's own Miners.
Tahoe Community Nursery School Winter Party & FundraiserSat. March 3, 201812:30pm-3:00pmBoatworks Mall
760 N Lake Blvd #2
Tahoe City
Come by the Boatworks Mall after the parade to support TCNS. Beer, live music, silent auction, raffle, and fun.
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.
The Dog Pull


Sun. March 4, 201812:00pm Registration 1:00pm RaceBehind Plumas Bank, Tahoe CityThe popular Dog Pull returns! Register your dog, no matter what size! They will pull weighted sand bags according to their size and weight. Prizes will be awarded! Come join the festivities.
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!
Sunnyside's Annual LuauSun. March 4, 20184:00pm-9:00pmSunnyside Resort
1850 West Lake Blvd.
Sunnyside's Annual Luau will feature Hawaiian style pupus and entrees. We'll have $7.00 MaiTais, Pina Coladas, and Lava Flows. And you won't want to miss the Hula Pie eating contest and hula hoop contest. Wear your Hawaiian shirts and bring your Aloha spirit!
Za's 4th Annual Clam BakeMon. March 5, 20185:00pmZa's (behind Pete 'n Peters)
395 N Lake Blvd. Tahoe City
1 lb. of clams, 1/2 a chicken, potatoes, and corn!
Pete 'N Peter's Bar Olympics
Tues. March 6, 2018
7:00pmPete 'N Peters
395 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City
This event is limited to 16, two-person teams. Entry fee is $20.00 per team. Test your skills in pool, shuffleboard, darts, and bar dice.
Wine 'n Ice, hosted by Truckee River WineryWed. March 7, 201811:00am - 7:00pm11467 Brockway Rd, TruckeeTruckee River Winery's 8th annual Ice Carving Competition, dedicated to Chris Banovich! Come to Tahoe's local winery and watch talented local professionals transform large blocks of ice into works of art while listening to the amazing stylings of DJ Chango all while enjoying some winter fun. Proceeds will benefit the Truckee River Watershed Council. All ages welcome! $10.00 cover includes souvenir wine glass, mardi gras beads, as well as a donation. For more info go to: www.truckeeriverwinery.com
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!
Meet the Rescue Dogs of Squaw Valley, hosted by North Lake Tahoe Visitor CenterThurs. March 8, 20185:30-7:00PM
100 North Lake Blvd. Tahoe CityMeet the Avalanche Rescue Dogs of Squaw Valley, in person. Get your photo taken surrounded by our "Heros of Winter" dogs. Learn about their puppy selection, training, and the important work they do. This is a kid-friendly event. Bring your cameras and make some amazing memories. 100% of the $5.00 donations go to the Squaw Dog Foundation. T-shirts for sale, free snacks, and hot cider provided. Donations gladly accepted for beer and wine.
Rosie's Bingo NightThurs. March 8, 20189:00pmRosie's Cafe
571 North Lake Blvd
Tahoe City
21+ only. $5.00 per card entry. Prizes awarded!
Bridgetender's 10th Annual RibfestFri. March 9, 20185:00pm65 West Lake Blvd. Tahoe CityPlease join us on the BT Patio for a fun night of smoked ribs, cocktails, and laughs. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Chris Parks Scholarship Fund.
Winter White Out Party
Fri. March 9, 20187:00pmAlibi Ale Works
10069 Bridge St. Truckee
Bringing the SNOW back to SnowFest! Wear all white for a chance to win awesome prizes. $10.00 suggested donation; benefits SOS Outreach (a national youth development non-profit, gearing kids up for life on and off the slopes).
Kings Beach Parade, hosted by NTBASat. 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:
Dress Up Your Dog, sponsored by NTPUDSat. March 10, 20188:30am Registration
10:30am Contest
Lakeside Plaza
North Tahoe Event Center
8318 N Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach
$10. Categories that will be judged include, Best in Show, Looks Most Like Owner, Most Creative!
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.
Get S'more SaturdaySat. March 10, 20183:00pm-6:00pmDowntown Kings BeachShop, dine and get S’more out of the Kings Beach businesses you love Head to 12 eateries and shops and receive something extra and unexpected; track your visits on a play card; then stroll to the outdoor gathering area to enjoy free S’Mores, heaters and fire pits; plus multiple chances to win raffle prizes valued at $3,000.

Participating businesses will offer shoppers and diners something extra and unexpected, such as complimentary beverages and snacks, free appetizer or specialty menu items, complimentary balloon animals, artist demos, and more.
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
Truckee
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!