A complete guide to public events and family-friendly activities taking place at Tahoe Donner amenities.
Summer is around the corner and Tahoe Donner is hosting a wide variety of fun events and activities for all ages. Highlights include the 9th annual Summer Concert on the Green, Waterpalooza, Wild West Fest, Edi-Bōl dinner series, mountain bike and golf clinics, equestrian events and free wine tastings.
See below for a list of what’s coming up at Tahoe Donner amenities. The complete online community calendar of events is available at tahoedonner.com. Events and dates are subject to change.
TAHOE DONNER BIKEWORKS |530-582-9694 | Website
Mountain Bike Maintenance Series: June 6, July 11, Aug. 1
Routine bike maintenance keeps you riding smoothly and prolongs the life of your bike. This introductory class will help you take care of your bike before, during and after rides. Reservations call
530-582-9694. Time: 4–6 p.m. Cost: Free to Tahoe Donner members. Just $10 for non-members per session. More info.
FUN-damental Mountain Biking Clinic
(Age 8-10) Saturdays June 22, July 27, Aug. 24 | (Age 11-14) Sundays June 23, July 28, Aug. 25
Kids will learn skills and gain confidence as they go through mountain biking progressions including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending and navigating obstacles on the trail. Certified mountain biking instructors teach fundamentals, trail etiquette and general riding safety. Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Reservations call 530-582-9694. Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $149 per session. Bike rentals are available for a separate cost. More info.
Women’s Introduction to Mountain Biking Series – Part 1 | June 22, July
27, Aug. 24
Part 1 teaches basic techniques including shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Learn important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. There will be plenty of time on the trails riding and practicing these new skills. Reservations call 530-582-9694. Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost: $149 per session.More info.
Women’s Introduction to Mountain Biking Series – Part 2 | June 23, July
28, Aug. 25
Part 2 reviews fundamentals and teaches advanced skills so you understand what you’re capable of on a bike. This session will involve more trail riding, helping you dial-in your technique and giving you more time to session tricky parts of the trails and find your flow! Reservations call 530-582-9694.
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost: $149 per session.More info.
TAHOE DONNER DRIVING RANGE | 530-582-9603
9TH Annual Summer Concert on the Green | July 5 & 6
Tahoe Donner’s biggest event of the year returns Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6 featuring two nights of performances by today’s top tribute bands.
- Friday, July 5:
Neon Velvet (Party Cover Band) with Woodie & The Longboards (Beach Boys tribute)
- Saturday, July 6:
Hollywood U2 (U2 Tribute) with The Fog City Swampers (CCR Tribute)
Low back chairs and picnics are permitted. The Food Truck Zone features local vendors Morgan’s Lobster Shack, Starkey’s Stoked Pizza & Epic Sushi, MOGROG Rotisserie and Super Swirl Ice Cream. Time: Doors open at 4 p.m. Music 6–10 p.m. Cost: Adult $40. Child (5-12) $20. Age 4 and under is free. More information and tickets at tahoedonner.com/summerconcert.
Waterpalooza | Aug. 10
Gather your family, call your friends and put on your swimsuit for the return of Waterpalooza, a day of fun water games and activities to help you stay cool in the heart of summer. Enjoy slip and slides, water fight zone, field games like cornhole, water balloon toss, a flume zoom and food and beverage options. Time: 12-4 p.m. Cost: TBA early summer. More info.
TAHOE DONNER EQUESTRIAN CENTER | 530-587-9470 | Website
Equestrian Meet + Greet | June 15
Meet the horses and staff, enter to win a trail or pony ride, and collect trading cards featuring the horses. Time: 5-7 p.m. Cost: Free event. More info.
Cowgirls and Cocktails | June 28, July 3, July 19, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 20, Sept. 27
Cowgirls and cowboys are invited to gather for an early evening trail ride through highland meadows and forests followed by beer, wine and appetizers. This event is for adults ages 21 and up. Reservations call (530) 587-9470. Time: Trail ride 5-6 p.m. Drinks and appetizers from 6-7 p.m. Cost: Tahoe Donner members $69 per person. $85 per person for public. More info.
Pancakes and Ponies | July 6, July 27, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Sept. 21
Bring the little ones and join us for a fun
Saturday morning event. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage,
scrambled eggs, coffee and juice, followed by a pony ride for children ages
2-6. Come out for breakfast only or join both the breakfast and the 15-minute
pony ride. A minimum of five participants are required with a maximum of 30. Reservations
call 530-587-9470. Time: 9–11 a.m.
Cost: $35 with pony ride, $15 breakfast only. More info.
Saturday Night BBQ | July 13 and Aug. 3
Enjoy a fun, family-friendly evening of games, crafts, contests, and delicious food cooked to order. Event highlights include: Pony rides for ages 2-6 (must weigh less than 60 pounds), cornhole, piñata and games, family dress up and photo station, golden horseshoe hunt, and water balloon toss. BBQ menu includes hot dogs, veggie burgers and hamburgers with an extensive gourmet topping bar. Ranch beans, salads, desserts and campfire s’mores (conditions permitting) round out the menu. Reservations are required with a 72-hour cancellation policy. Call (530) 587-9470. Time: 5–7:30 p.m. Cost: Tahoe Donner members $34. Public $45 per person. Inquire about child and youth rates. More info.
Wild West Fest | Aug. 31
Join cowboys, cowgirls and the Tahoe Donner and Truckee community for a Labor Day Weekend celebration for all ages. Enjoy a day of dancing, live music and entertainment, equestrian performances, a dress-up photo both and Western-style barbecue dinner. Additional activities for kids include pony rides, hands-on crafts and face painting. This event takes place at the beautiful Alder Creek Adventure Center in partnership with the Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center. Time: 4-8 p.m. Cost: TBA. Tickets go on sale early summer. More info.
TAHOE DONNER GOLF COURSE |530-587-9443 | Website
Weekly Golf Clinics | Mid-June through early September
Golf clinics are approximately one hour and run weekly through Sept. 3. All clinics are $25 per student, payable at the Pro Shop. More info.
- Putting + Chipping | Mondays | 12PM
- Pitching + Bunker Play | Wednesdays | 12PM
- Full Swing – Irons + Hybrids | Fridays | 12PM
- Full Swing – Fairway Woods + Drivers | Saturdays | 12PM
- Drop-In Clinic | Sundays | 9AM
- Junior Clinic for Ages 6-13 | Sundays | 12PM
Soccer Golf | June 26
It’s a cross between soccer and golf and it’s quickly becoming a new trend across the country. Tahoe Donner’s version will be held on a nine-hole course on the Tahoe Donner driving range. Soccer balls will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them. No soccer cleats. Time: TBA. Cost: $8 for kids, $10 for adults.
Fun Glow Golf | Aug. 31
Bring the family for dinner at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub then head out for putting and closest-to-the-pin contests with glowing golf balls to win great prizes. Time and cost to be announced soon at tahoedonner.com.
ALDER CREEK CAFE |530-582-9686 | Website
Edi-Bōl Dinner Series at Alder Creek Cafe | June 6, 13, 20
Join the local community for a unique and flavorful dinner series at Alder Creek Cafe every Thursday. Each week, Chef David Smith will prepare a different bowl of mixed seasonal ingredients. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Time: 5-8 p.m. Cost: $14 per bowl. www.tahoedonner.com/edi-bol
Friday Night Cornhole Tournaments | July 19, Aug. 2, Aug. 16, Aug. 30
Think you’ve got what it takes to be the cornhole champion of Tahoe Donner? Find out at this fun tournament with great prizes. Food and drinks will be available from Alder Creek Cafe and Trailside Bar. Time: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per person, two player teams. Includes one drink. More info.
NORTHWOODS CLUBHOUSE | 530-587-9400 |PIZZA ON THE HILL | 530-582-9669 | Website
Movie Night | Every Friday starting Mid-June
Kids and adults—bring a favorite pillow and blanket to Northwoods Clubhouse, kick back, and enjoy both classic and new movies. Dinner and drinks can be purchased from Pizza on the Hill. All films are rated G or PG. Time: 6:30 p.m. Cost: Free event
Bingo on the Lawn | Mondays June 24-Aug. 26 (No bingo July 1)
Bring a blanket and join the excitement with free weekly bingo games on the lawn outside Northwoods Clubhouse. Order Pizza on the Hill for dinner and play for fun prizes. Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: Free event.
Annual Fall Festival | October 12
Don’t miss one of Tahoe Donner’s biggest events of the year! There’s something for everyone at this annual harvest festival, including a pumpkin patch, carnival area, arts and crafts, games, festive food and seasonal beer offerings. Time: 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: TBA this summer. More info.
THE LODGE RESTAURANT & PUB | 530-587-9455 |Website
Free Wine Tasting | June 21
Sample selections by Alpha Omega and Tolosa Winery. Stay for dinner and enjoy special pricing on wine throughout the night. Time: 5-6:30 p.m. Cost: Free event.
Tahoe Donner Giving Fund’s 5th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction | July 18
Enjoy a fun evening of scrumptious food, convivial camaraderie, and a worthy cause. This year’s theme is All Aboard the Giving Fund Train, a tie-in with the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. In keeping with this motif, the speaker is Jerry Blackwill from the Truckee Donner Railroad Society. Proceeds from the dinner and auction will go directly into the 2019 Grant Fund and will support worthy local area non-profits. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $100 per person. Info and tickets.
SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR BY DATE:
June 6. Edi-Bōl Dinner Series at Alder Creek Café. More info.
June 6. Women’s Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic. More info.
June 13. Edi-Bōl Dinner Series at Alder Creek Café. More info.
June 15. 2019 Equestrian Meet & Greet. More info.
June 20. Edi-Bōl Dinner Series at Alder Creek Café. More info.
June 21. Free Wine Tasting at The Lodge. More info. More info.
June 22. FUN-damental Mountain Bike Clinic (Kids 8-10). More info.
June 23. FUN-damental Mountain Bike Clinic (Kids 11-14). More info.
June 26. Soccer Golf at Tahoe Donner Golf Course. More info.
June 28. Cowgirls & Cocktails. More info.
July 3. Cowgirls & Cocktails. More info.
July 5-6. Summer Concert on the Green. More info.
July 6. Pancakes & Ponies. More info.
July 11. Women’s Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic. More info.
July 13. Saturday Night BBQ. More info.
July 18. Giving Fund’s 5th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Benefit. More info.
July 19. Friday Night Cornhole Tournaments. More info.
July 19. Cowgirls & Cocktails. More info.
July 27. Pancakes & Ponies. More info.
July 27. FUN-damental Mountain Bike Clinic (Kids 8-10). More info.
July 28. FUN-damental Mountain Bike Clinic (Kids 11-14). More info.
Aug. 1. Women’s Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic. More info.
Aug. 2. Friday Night Cornhole Tournaments. More info.
Aug. 3. Saturday Night BBQ. More info.
Aug. 9. Cowgirls & Cocktails. More info.
Aug. 10. Pancakes & Ponies. More info.
Aug. 10. Waterpalooza. More info.
Aug. 16. Friday Night Cornhole Tournament. More info.
Aug. 23. Cowgirls & Cocktails. More info.
Aug. 24. Women’s Introduction to Mountain Biking – Part 1. More info.
Aug. 24. FUN-damental Mountain Biking Clinic (kids 8-10). More info.
Aug. 25. Women’s Introduction to Mountain Biking – Part 2. More info.
Aug. 25. FUN-damental Mountain Biking Clinic (kids 11-14). More info.
Aug. 30. Friday Night Cornhole Tournament. More info.
Aug. 31. Family Fun Glow Golf. More info.
Aug. 31. Wild West Fest. More info.
Sept. 14. Pancakes & Ponies. More info.
Sept. 20. Cowgirls & Cocktails. More info.
Sept. 21. Pancakes & Ponies. More info.
Sept. 27. Cowgirls & Cocktails. More info.
Oct. 12. 10th Annual Fall Festival. More info.
About Tahoe Donner:
Tahoe Donner is one of California’s largest resort communities, with nearly 6,500 properties and 25,000 members enjoying over 7,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada. Located 18 miles from Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California, Tahoe Donner operates a wide variety of recreational facilities, including an award-winning championship golf course, a family-friendly downhill ski resort, and a renowned cross country ski center with a newly constructed, state-of-the-art base lodge —all of which are open to the public. In addition, Tahoe Donner operates several member-only facilities, such as a beach club marina, recreation center and pools. These amenities can be explored in detail at tahoedonner.com. For more information on Tahoe Donner and its recreational facilities and events, visit tahoedonner.com or call (530) 587-9400.
Content provided by Derek Moore, Tahoe Donner. Photos courtesy of Tahoe Donner