Here comes August…now go have some fun.

By Tim Hauserman

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Ah August, the last hurrah of prime time Tahoe summer. And these days, kids are dragged kicking and screaming back to school well before Labor Day, so you need to take full advantage of the first few weeks of this glorious month. Fortunately, aside from the normal waterskiing, wakeboarding, hiking, biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, beachgoing, and anything else you can come up with, Tahoe City is putting out the welcome mat with a series of captivating events.

Concours d’Elegance. August 9-10th. Get your classic wooden boat fix at one of the best shows in North America. www.laketahoeconcours.com

Shakespeare at Sand Harbor. Watch a hilarious rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, whilst staring out at the lake. Free parking after 5 PM for those attending the show. Through August 25th. www.laketahoeshakespeare.com

Tahoe City’s Farmers Market. A peach just tastes better when you get it fresh from a farmer at a Farmers Market. Eat a peach or whatever else your heart desires at our local Farmers Market every Thursday from 8-1. It’s at the Tahoe Lake School on Grove Street most of August, returning to The Commons Beach from August 29th.

Movies and Music Oh My. Also on The Commons Beach in Tahoe City, you can watch a movie on Wednesday nights or join the throng of locals at a concert on Sunday night.

Tahoe City’s 150th Anniversary. Be there for the August 8th parade along Tahoe City’s Lakeside Trail or the party later that day, or attend a host of events over Labor Day weekend. On September 1st the Judge Vernon Honeymoon Paddle Tour is followed by a town photo and concert on the beach. Locations and details are still being worked out, so for the latest scoop go to www.tahoecity150.com

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival August 14-16th. Live outdoor dance performances at the Gatekeepers Cabin in Tahoe City on Thursday August 15th and Friday, August 16th at 6 pm. The festival organized by the Tahoe City based Tahoe Youth Ballet will also include workshops and classes for students. www.laketahoedancefestival.com

So now then, I don’t want to hear anymore of that “There is nothing to do” coming from the back seat. Get out there and enjoy.

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