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JetBlue Connecting NY & Reno: What To Check Out During Your Stay

JetBlue is coming to Reno Tahoe! Starting May 28 there will be a non-stop flight available from Reno, at the Reno Tahoe Airport, to New York, at the JFK Airport. Currently the flight is a featured deal on JetBlue’s website here for a special starting price of $149 for one way. The schedule for the 6-hour flight includes JFK to RNO, 7:40 to 11:07 pm and RNO to JFK, 11:59 pm – 8:09 am. Soon it will be all too easy to get from the Biggest Little City to the Big Apple in just a few hours. We welcome all New Yorkers and other east-coasters coming to experience our beautiful area. Here are some awesome reasons to come and things to check out during your upcoming spring/summer stay in Reno Tahoe.

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  1. BaseCamp: Located inside and on the side of the Whitney Peak hotel in the heart of downtown Reno, BaseCamp is a rock climbing experience unlike any other. Here you can experience elevated thrills in the middle of the busy city or take on the indoor climbing walls. BaseCamp features the world’s tallest climbing wall, 162 feet tall, on the side of the hotel and over 7,000 square feet of indoor climbing.
  2. Mountain Biking Trails: In Reno and in nearby Carson City, there are a number of great mountain biking trails that any outdoor adventurer would enjoy. There are trails for bikers of all skill and adventure levels. Take on a new trail to see great views of Reno, the surrounding mountains and desert areas.
  3. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: July 10 to August 23, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival returns to the shores of Sand Harbor. Bring your own picnic and wine and see this year’s productions of Romeo and Juliet and the Fanstasticks. The Sand Harbor State Park amphitheater is located so close to the shores of Lake Tahoe that it boasts some of the best views of the surrounding nature and crystal blue lake. Here you can relax and immerse yourself in Shakespeare’s world. For information about more excellent Reno Tahoe summer events, check out our post about Artown, Reno Rodeo, Burning Man and more here.
  4. Hiking: Experience Tahoe’s beautiful scenery while getting outside to get some exercise. The hiking around Lake Tahoe is truly some of the best around. There are tons of trails that will take you around every part of the lake to see every part of the gorgeous area.
  5. Weather: Our summers in Reno Tahoe are always consistently sunny. The dry desert heat makes every day a great day to be outside. Lay on the shore by Lake Tahoe and soak up some sun or enjoy the outdoors in Reno.
  6. Wild West Motorsports Park: Located just a few minutes outside Reno, the Wild West Motorsports Park is an off-road race track that can seat up to 10,000 spectators and definitely something you will want to check out during your trip. They host a number of big off-road racing events including the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in August and the ULTRA4 Nitto National Championship in October.
  7. Breweries: Reno Tahoe has some quality breweries as the craft beer scene is becoming an integrated part of our area. A few weeks ago, Reno held a successful Reno Craft Beer Week that combined fun events with craft beer. Also recently, the Reno Brew Bike came to town, this custom bike takes participants on a mini brewery tour around downtown Reno. Some of our breweries include Tahoe Mountain, Silver Peak, Great Basin, Stoneyhead, Pigeon Head, The Brewer’s Cabinet, St. James, Brew Brothers, High Sierra, IMBIB, The Depot and more.
  8. Reno Tahoe is Positively Electric: Overall, Reno Tahoe is a booming area with award-winning brewpubs, hip new bars, nationally-recognized eateries in Midtown, Downtown, and all over town.

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Summer And Beyond: The Dynamic Dozen

The summer festival season is quickly approaching! Here are 12 of our favorite upcoming events, or what we at Reno Tahoe like to call it, the Dynamic Dozen. These events are all unique from one another and offer something for everyone. Attend these great events and experience a Reno Tahoe summer unlike any other!

June 18-27, Reno Rodeo: Dubbed the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West,” the Reno Rodeo brings together 700+ contestants to compete for over $2.5 million during this week-long event. Here you will see pro bull riding, cattle driving, bareback, women’s professional barrel racing, team roping, and much more. In addition to the rodeo events, there’s a full carnival, Double RR marketplace, and food court. Cowboys and cowgirls alike will want to come down to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center this summer to see the impressive rodeo. Tickets are available online here.

Artown_VisitRenoTahoeJuly 1-August 1, Artown: For an entire month, Artown offers over 500 events including live music, dance, theater, performances, visual arts, workshops, multicultural events, fashion shows, tours, and much, much more. Artown takes place in various Reno and Sparks locations and brings together distinguished artists from around the world, from across the country, and from our local community. Over 60% of the Artown events are free, but a majority of the Thursday night concerts require tickets which can be purchased here.

July 10-August 23, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Taking place at the Theater at Sand Harbor State Park, this year’s festival will showcase two Shakespeare favorites, Romeo and Juliet and The Fantasticks. Showings for these plays are every Tuesday to Sunday night and tickets are available here. A different performance will be featured every Monday during the Monday Night Showcase. Enjoy gourmet food options and wine tastings at Shakespeare’s Kitchen, or bring your own picnic dinner to the show! The full list with ticket information is available here.

August 3-9, Barracuda Championship, PGA Tour Golf Tournament: See golf pros play at one of 47 stops on the PGA tour at the Montrêux Golf & Country Club located in Northern Nevada. These 132 PGA Tour professionals will play the beautiful, yet challenging course as they compete for a $3 million purse and 300 FedExCup points. Watch up close and personal as the pros play some incredible golf! Tickets for the event are available here.

HotAugustNights_VisitRenoTahoeAugust 4-9, Hot August Nights: See restored hot rods and muscle cars during the largest classic car and nostalgic event in the country, Hot August Nights. Taking place across Reno and Sparks, this event brings together, not only 5,000+ classic cars, but an entertainment line-up from some of the greatest decades in music. Show-n-Shines, drag races, controlled cruises, concerts, a swap meet, sock hop, prom, and classic car auction are just some of the great events at this popular festival. More information is available through their website here.

August 6-8, Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson: Barrett-Jackson brings the World’s Greatest Car Collector Auctions to Reno during Hot August Nights. The auction will take place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from Thursday to Saturday during the car festival. Attendees will be able to bid on and purchase cars from Barrett-Jackson’s selection of car AND take the car directly from the auction block to the streets to participate in a cruise or show-n-shine! More information about the auction is available here.

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August 31-September 7, Burning Man: Head to the heart of the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada to meet up with over 65,000 other Burners for this week-long festival. Here you will participate in the temporary metropolis that is dedicated to preserving community, art, self-expression, self-reliance, and more. The meaning of this festival varies from each attendee, but one thing is for sure, you have to experience it for yourself! Spend a week getting away from it all by reconnecting with your self and others in this popular desert festival. Ticket information is available here.

September 2-7, Best In The West Nugget Rib Cook-off: BBQ lovers won’t want to miss out on America’s best rib cook off hosted by JA Nugget in Sparks. This favorite food festival brings over 24 cookers together to show off their BBQ expertise. In addition to delicious, fall-off-the-bone ribs, the cook-off will have other BBQ favorites, sweet treats, live entertainment, special brews and drinks, shopping vendors, and so on. More information about the BBQ’ers and the 2015 event is available through their website here.

TheGreatRenoBalloonRace_VisitRenoTahoeSeptember 11-13, The Great Reno Balloon Race: At the crack of dawn, at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, you will be able to see nearly 100 hot air balloons start to rise into the air for the Great Reno Balloon Race. This colorful event is in its 34th year and a Reno favorite. This is truly one sight worth waking up for! More information is available through their website here.

September 16-20, National Championship Air Races: At the 52nd annual event, spectators can see six different race plane classes battle just 60 feet from the ground and have close-up access to racing aircraft, pilots, and pit crews. Located at the Reno Stead Airport, you will be able to view a world class air show, military display and demonstrations, aircraft display and awesome concessions. You won’t want to miss this world renown event! Ticket information is available here.

September 23-27, Street Vibrations Fall Rally: Immerse your self in compete motorcycle culture during the Fall Rally in downtown Reno. Featuring the celebration of metal, music, and motorcycles, Street Vibrations is something bike lovers and metal music fans won’t want to miss. This event brings over 50,000 motorcycles enthusiasts together for tours, live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt shows, and more.  More information can be found here.

Blue Jeans JamOctober 2-4, Blue Jeans Jam: Come experience the world of denim at Reno Tahoe’s newest festival, Blue Jeans Jam. Inspired by Reno tailor, Jacob Davis, and his work with Levi Strauss, this festival is centered around all aspects of blue jeans and the good old USA. At the festival, you can attend rock and country concerts, presentations from leaders in the denim world, a jean marketplace with vendors from all over the country, a mini film festival dedicated to history of blue jeans, discounts at local spas, specialty foods and drinks, and much more. This unique event is something fashion lovers and country music fans won’t want miss out on! For more information, check out the website here.

For more information on the Dynamic Dozen and more events in Reno Tahoe, check out the full brochure here.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Fest Early Bird Discount Offer Ends Dec 31

The 2013 season commences with an exhilarating production that features gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West!

LTSFWarm up your winter with our Earlybird Discount.
Order tickets by Dec. 31st and SAVE $5 OFF our RESERVED SEATING.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to enchant the entire family.
An exhilarating night of midsummer madness, this magical comedy brims with mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies. Boldly inspired by the marvelously mod influences of a rock ‘n’ roll infused 1960s London, the Festival’s production of Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece ensnares two pairs of lovers and a rustic troupe of would-be actors in a magical-mystery tour de force. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a joyful celebration of love lost, transformed and restored that casts a powerfully pleasing spell on audiences of all ages.

No handling fees!
The Festival will continue its popular handling fee-free ticketing in 2013. Once again the published price is the real price. No additional handling fees will be added to any ticket purchase.

Ticket details…
Tickets are on sale NOW. Regular ticket prices for A Midsummer Night’s Dream range from $15 to $85. Our Earlybird Discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on our website. No promotional code information is necessary. (Please Note: During our Earlybird Discount period, tickets may be purchased online only. Full priced tickets may be purchased by phone at 1-800-74-SHOWS beginning in spring 2013.)

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR TICKETS ONLINE BY DEC. 31st & SAVE BIG!

Buy Two Regular Priced Shakespeare Festival Tickets To Our Exciting Monday And Friday Music Series Or The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) And Get The Second Set For 25% Off!!!

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare FestivalBuy Two Regular Priced Shakespeare Festival Tickets To Our Exciting Monday And Friday Music Series Or The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) And Get The Second Set For 25% Off!!!
Guests who purchase two tickets in any section for The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s music or theatre shows will receive a 25% discount via email to use to attend a second show in either the open-seating Upper or Lower Gallery sections.
Offer valid for ticket purchases made by May 31, 2010.
Don’t let this great deal pass you by!

Get your Tickets at http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/tickets

Once you purchase the first pair of tickets you will receive an email with a code for 25% off your next purchase.

2010 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival tickets now available for purchase

Lake Tahoe ShakespeareCelebrating its 38th season, the Festival brings you all of Shakespeare’s plays in one night with the hilarious comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and the return of the Sand Harbor music series featuring performing everything from 60’s and 70’s hits, Latin rock, blues, jazz, swing, favorites by the Reno Philharmonic and much more every Monday and Friday night.

The Festival provides audiences the unique combination of a stunning lakeside location, al fresco dining at  Shakespeare’s Kitchen, and performances seven nights a week throughout July and August.  Festival-goers can expect a lighthearted escape in a refreshing outdoor setting to spend time with friends and family. The Festival looks forward to welcoming back loyal fans and introducing first-timer visitors to the magic of the idyllic lakeside setting where you are sure to make lasting lifetime memories.

“This 2010 season we truly looked to adding much more cultural diversity to our programming, having something for everyone, no matter what age. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a hilarious option for the whole family,” said Catherine Atack, executive director of the festival. “Our dinner theater on the beach is one of a kind, as is the experience and memories you make there under a Tahoe starry night, and with our Sand Harbor Music Series, you get to start and end your week with a party on the beach.  Make sure to grab dinner and wine at Shakespeare’s Kitchen on your way in and sit and relax with friends and family while enjoying quality entertainment. ”

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare AbridgedTickets are now available online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or by calling 800-74-SHOWS (800-747-4697).  Regular season tickets, start at $22 for open seating tiers and range in options up to the Premiere and Reserved seating sections at $77. Tickets for the music series every Monday and Friday, July 19-August 20, start at $15 for open seating tiers and range in options up to the premier reserved seating section from $50. A nominal ticketing and processing fee will be added onto all tickets. For more information about the 2010 season, educational outreach, group pricing, membership, volunteer opportunities and sponsorships visit online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or call the Festival office at 800-74-SHOWS (800-747-4697).

Shakespeare on the Lake: A magical evening of ‘Much Ado’

much_ado_about_nothing_webEvery year, the shore of Sand Harbor in Incline Village transforms into a playground for the arts, as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival takes center stage with beautiful Lake Tahoe and perfect “Mid-summer night” sunsets to make it all the more magical.

We had occasion on July 29 to take in a performance of “Much Ado About Nothing,” a Shakespearian love story with all of the twists, turns and bumbling characters typical of the Bard’s work. In addition to unique portrayals, including modern references and musical interludes, the troupe nailed their timing and didn’t hesitate to bring the audience into the production on occasion.

Although the atmosphere is casual – a laid-back amphitheatre setting with concessions – there is no sacrifice made for quality. Theater buffs will be pleasantly surprised as characters like Beatrice and Benedick, Don Pedro and Claudio, and of course the lovely Hero, come to life. Borachio and Conrade provide frequent comic relief as clumsy Mafiosos.

This year’s Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival runs through Aug. 23, with performances of “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Measure for Measure,” as well as the Urban Village Music Series on Monday nights. Tickets are reasonable, guests are encouraged to bring picnics … and where else can you put your toes in the sand while watching Shakespeare?

For more information, log on to the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Web site. Don’t miss one of Reno Tahoe’s great annual events.

Shakespeare Festival tickets on sale

shakespeare-actor-lago300The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its 37th season at Sand Harbor in Incline Village on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, and tickets are now on sale.

For the first time, the festival will be showing the Bard’s classic “Measure for Measure,’ along with the classic “Much Ado About Nothing.” Other programs, including dancing on Monday nights, featuring a variety of world music artists, offer attendees the opportunity to see multiple shows and get a unique experience each time.

The festival’s stage is set amphitheater-style on the sand, with Lake Tahoe as a backdrop. Moderate evenings and a near-guaranty of perfect Tahoe weather, make it one of the premier Shakespeare festivals in the country. The casual atmosphere allows for picnics – as well as on-site catering – on the beach so festival goers can sit back and enjoy Shakespeare as it was meant to be enjoyed.

Shakespeare swings into Sand Harbor

One of the privileges that comes with living in the Reno-Tahoe area is the easy access to great events at great places.

Every summer The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival offers the best of the Bard in a surreal setting – a stage at Incline Village’s Sand Harbor with the lake as a backdrop. This year, through Aug. 17, the festival offers two of Shakespeare’s most beloved works, “Richard III” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Also check out “Cambio” the musical based on the Victor Hugo novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Every year locals and visitors take the short drive to Sand Harbor to enjoy a glass of wine, a picnic and a perfect Tahoe summer breeze while taking in the show. Come check it out if you can make it – the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a great tradition that only gets better every year.

For a complete schedule of show times, seating and ticket information, check out www.laketahoeshakespeare.com.

- Jim Scripps