After a one-year hiatus, the Truckee Duckee Derbee returns to the River Ranch Lodge on June 24.
Billed as the “most unpredictable two minutes in Tahoe,” this year’s event will mark the official summer opening of River Ranch’s popular outdoor patio.
The rubber duck races, which were canceled last year because of high water conditions, benefit the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe. The afternoon’s festivities also include live music provided by the After Eights on the outdoor patio, a barbecue, drink specials, raffle, the hilarious “Dogz in Dudz” K-9 costume contest, and the “Cool Catz in Hatz” contest open to all “human” attendees.
Once again a local canine will be honored as the TDD’s “Pet of Honor.” This year’s recipient is Leana who was found abandoned on Donner Summit emaciated and with a bullet fragment in her head. Through the efforts of the HSTT, Leana was rescued, rehabilitated and adopted. She now serves as a therapy dog.
The pre-race party and registration starts at 1pm. Cost to sponsor a duck is $10 and the top three ducks win cash. There is no cost to enter the K-9 costume or hat contest.
Ducks may be purchased online prior to the event and Derbee winners need not be present to collect cash prizes.
Music in the Castle is a fundraiser for Vikingsholm at the castle in Emerald Bay. The twilight reception in the courtyard includes wine from Fawnridge Winery and hors d’oeuvres following the concert. It will be July 14 from 5-7:30pm. Tickets are $100. For more info, email [email protected]
Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless will be hosting the Tahoe Beach Bash, featuring the fourth annual Homebrew for the Homeless.
This family-friendly event at Tahoe Beach Retreat in South Lake Tahoe will feature live music, homebrew beer competition, lakeside barbecue, bounce house, local vendors, child-friendly obstacle course, and other entertaining activities for people of all ages.
It will be July 28 from noon-4pm.
All proceeds from the event will be used to support Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless.
Early ticket pricing is available. General entry tickets are $20 per person, which includes all activities and live music, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets for children under 12 are $10, with children 5 and under free. Tickets for the poker run which includes homebrew tasting (open to those 21 and over) are $40, including general entry.
For more information, to purchase tickets, or to enter the homebrew competition, go online.
The 15th annual Downtown Truckee Wine Walk & Shop is Oct. 6 from noon-4pm. This year’s beneficiaries are Truckee Community Theater and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Additional information and tickets are available online.