Check out Truckee in September!

Truckee Offers an Array of Colorful Events and Activities this September

Located near the Sierra Nevada crest at almost six-thousand feet, the historic town of Truckee is amazingly picturesque during autumn, when the air is crisp, the sun bright and the tree-covered mountains become a patchwork of warm and vibrant colors. Perfect weather for hiking, cycling, fishing or almost any outdoor activity as well as a whole heap of spectacular events!

How will you be spending this spectacular season? Photographing the variety of colors and scenic landscapes? Hiking or cycling along the numerous trails spanning Tahoe National Forest? Paddleboarding across Donner lake? Sampling the Truckee tastings for the wine connoisseur? Fishing in one of the many rivers, lakes or streams? Dining at any one of Truckee’s fine restaurants?

Whatever activities you choose…you are sure to have an outstanding time in Truckee this fall.

First Fridays – September 5, 2014

Every First Friday of the month from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. head to Historic Downtown Truckee where several of downtown’s unique shops, boutiques, art studios, and eateries keep their doors open later and offer special promotions, activities, demonstrations, food and beverages, music, and more! Participating shops and restaurants will display First Friday Flags so the public will know where the fun is. Come explore the festive atmosphere and energy of Truckee the first Friday of every month. For more information, visit

Pacific Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – September 6-7, 2014

From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., head to historic Downtown Truckee for the Pacific Fine Arts & Crafts Festival at the corner of Bridge Street and Donner Pass Road, where you will see original art work of more than 60 artists and crafters. Enjoy shopping at all the unique and distinct merchants along Commercial Row, or stop in for a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants set in authentic historic buildings, while surrounded by dramatic Sierra scenery. For more information, check out

Ironman Lake Tahoe – Truckee Viewing Party – September 20-21

The Lake Tahoe location is arguably tougher than any other, with over 8,000 feet of climbing on the bike course as-compared to the 5,000 feet of climbing through the Alps in Ironman France, and Truckee will once again be part of the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe course as the bike portion of the race comes through Historic Downtown Truckee not once, but twice.

The first wave of athletes are expected to come through downtown Truckee around 8:00 a.m., with the final competitors following around 2:30 p.m. The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association is planning a Viewing Party on Sunday, September 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. including a live feed of the swim-bike-run transitions on Jumbotron, a beer garden, music, dining and drink specials, and plenty of cowbells to cheer on the athletes. The large metal arch over the street will also make for some spectacular photo ops. For more information, visit

Foothill’s Farmers Market – September 23, September 30, October 7 & October 14

An ongoing event in Truckee, on Tuesdays from 8am-1pm, ending October 14th. Located on Brockway Road, this weekly event is the place to go for fresh products that nearby farmers have grown themselves. Additional non-agricultural food items, such as baked goods and prepared foods, are available by local vendors as well. For more information, visit

Truckee’s History Alive! – September 25

Entertaining and educating! This program runs from 7pm-9pm at the Truckee Veterans Hall. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Truckee Library, the Truckee Library and The Truckee Donner Historical Society and there is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit

Oktoberfest – September 27

The Squaw Valley Oktoberfest will feature traditional Bavarian music, folk dancing and games from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., including the ever-intense Stein Holding competition, Keg-Rolling race, Bratwurst Toss and of course, Squaw Valley’s only Yodeling contest. A fundraiser for the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association, there will be a $10 admission that includes a specialty glass and your first beer, $5 for subsequent beers.

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