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This weekend in Tahoe has is going to be awesome. So many things to see, so many things to do. And it doesn’t hurt that it is 4th of July Weekend.  A little advice: don’t drive if you don’t have to, and pace yourselves, because there is going to be a lot of partying.

Friday, 7/1

STUNG – A Tribute to The Police. This is a part of the KT concert series. In its first season, the KT concert series goes through August and September and are totally FREE. With the one and only KT for the backdrop, the awesome line ups will be matched by the amazing beauty of the mountain. All shows start at 6pm and go to 8:30. Food and Beverages will be available at the venue.

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Later in the summer! Rolling Stones tribute on Aug 5 and U2 on Sep 2

Squaw Fine Arts and Crafts (until 7/3)– The Village at Squaw Valley USA will celebrate art in the outdoors during the 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival.  Hosted by Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company and The Village at Squaw Valley USA, this is a  free event that is showcasing over 45 award-winning artists specializing in photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more.

Saturday, 7/2

Ski and Ride at Squaw Valley. 7/2-7/4 – Yes, skiing in July! Squaw will be open from 8am-2pm and The Funitel, Gold Coast, Shirley Lake, Links, Cable Car, and Siberia lifts will be spinning. Tickets will be $49 for adults and $12 for kids age 12 and under and will include a t-shirt. If you already have a 2011/2012 pass you will not have to worry about a ticket and if you are a member of the armed forces then you get on the lift for free!

Beerfest and Bluegrass.
2-7:30pm – The Get Down Boys, The Earl Brothers, and Dead Winter Carpenters will all be  jamming out as you will have the opportunity to try over 30 regional and local breweries. Located in the Village at Northstar on July 2, 2011. Tickets are on sale now.

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Shane Suffriti and Haylestorm at the CBC.
Dubbed “super booty” electronica, free at 11:00 pm in the Crystal Bay Club Red Room.

Headphone Union at Fat Cat
. 9pm, free

Sunday, 7/3

Ski and Ride at Squaw

Squaw Fine Arts and Crafts

Mark Sexton Band free at Common’s Beach at 4:30-7. Make sure to get there early to save a seat!

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Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Squaw. Free at 7pm ~ Part of the KT Summer Concert series, Big Head Todd is one iconic band that will be playing in Squaw infront of our most iconic face. It is going to be absolutely beautiful.

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Fireworks at Squaw. Starts around 9, it is going to be a show worthy of red white and blue.

Kings Beach Fireworks. Starts around 9:15-9:30 and can be viewed for free from the public sandy beach, Jason’s restaurant deck, and from boats on the water. There will also be a deck party at the North Tahoe Event Center. This will include a VIP viewing area with live music and a dance floor. $10 for adults and $5 for kids (ages 3-11). There will be food booths offering casual dining options for $6- $10 and no host bar for all attendees. Doors open to the event at 6:30 for the viewing party. Get tickets at the NTBA office or cal (530) 546-9000. for more info

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. free funk startning at 10:00 pm at the CBC. After party with Groove Session- Free in the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room.

Bourgeois Gypsies at 9:30. Free at Bar of America –

Monday, 7/4

Ski and Ride at Squaw

Run to the Beach 5k and 10k. Starts at 8:00 AM at the North Tahoe Regional Park. From the park you have an option of participating in the 5 or 10k distance. They both finish on the “Big” beach in Kings Beach, CA.

Tahoe City Fireworks. Commons Beach, 9pm

Truckee Fireworks. Fireworks Display begins at dusk at West End Beach, Donner Lake.

Incline Fireworks. Fireworks Show at “Red, White, and Tahoe Blue” starting 9:30 pm. Fireworks will be launched off a barge near Incline Beach. Show sponsored  by the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

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