Traveling in the Sierra This weekend, Plans Stops in Carson City, Bishop and Lake Tahoe for the Kick off to Festival Season
Summer in the Sierra is all about the sun, beautiful mountains and crazy entertainment and festivals. So in 2023 with all the rivers and camp grounds practically closed because of huge snow melts, lets turn our attention to the great events happening this week in the Sierra Nevada. Here are three of our favorites that could make for a great day out exploring local mountain communities and enjoying the Sierra mountain lifestyle.
Carson City Rockin’ Rib Festival – Casino Fandango
CASINO FANDANGO’S ROCKIN’ RIB-FEST is an annual tradition to kick off summer in Carson City. Just 20 minutes away from South Lake Tahoe The Rockin Rib Fest is a great time to gather with friends and family and eat some tasty BBQ. Free Admission! All Ages Welcome! MAY 26TH-29TH!
- Event includes:
- -RIB COOK-OFF COMPETITION
- -NATIONAL CHAMPION RIB COOKERS
- -BBQ VENDORS
- -ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS
- -BEER GARDEN
- -LIVE BANDS ON THE OUTDOOR STAGE
- Only on MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
- MAY 26TH-29TH!
Mule Days – Bishop California
Speaking of Tradition, the Mule Days celebration in Bishop is legendary. The Event with actually started Tuesday runs through the weekend with live parades, rodeos , music etc. the entire town is involved in this classic Sierra event. May 23-29 Bishop comes to life for this family friendly event int he Eastern Sierra.
There is no way to actually describe Mule Days. It is part mule show, part test of skills, and part Wild West show. It is an event the likes of which are held no where else in the world. Over the six days of the event, there are 14 shows featuring over 700 mules with their trainers, riders and packers. In excess of 30,000 fans converge on the Tri-County Fairgrounds and the Mike Boothe Arena to watch the events and visit the exhibitors. The fourteen mule shows consist of: Western, youth, English, cattle working, gaited, coon jumping, racing, musical tires, gymkhana, packing, shoeing, chariot racing, team roping and driving. For most competitions, veteran announcers, Bob Tallman and Bob Feist, take the microphone to both educate and entertain crowds.
In addition to competitive events, Mule Days has many other featured events to expand the experience. Country Music stars take the stage Thursday night, and on Saturday, spectators take to the streets of Bishop to watch the longest running non-motorized parade in the U.S. There’s also Barbecues, country dances and an arts and crafts show.
Made in Tahoe Festival
Made in Tahoe celebrates all things LOCAL. During this two day event, Sat – Sun, May 27- 28, 11 AM – 5 PM The Village at Palisades Tahoe will host a wide array of offerings that are made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas: local artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations, and entertainers. Discover, explore, and experience our rich community full of talented creators while enjoying a variety of local food and beer.
All Made in Tahoe bar sales will benefit Tahoe Food Hub.
Bonus events to consider:
Live music in the Park Friday night in the Carson Valley as they kick off the Bently Summer concert series
Bass Lake Live – Dinner, Music & Fireworks Friday May 26th
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