Summer at the Commons Beach

By Tim Hauserman

The Commons Beach in the center of Tahoe City is the family place to be in the summer. In addition to an expansive playground with an unbeatable view of Lake Tahoe, there is a lakeside walking and riding path, and lots of grass and sand to play on at the edge of the lake. Commons Beach is also the place where summer events happen in Tahoe City including Wednesday night movies, Thursday morning Farmer’s Market and Sunday evening concerts. Here’s the scoop on the events:

Wednesday Outdoor Movies

Check out the stars both in the sky and onscreen while keeping the kids entertained along the lakeshore at Commons Beach. The movies happen from June 27 to August 22 at dusk. The fee is a whole dollar donation.

June 27 Eddie the Eagle

July 11 Overboard

July 18 Wonder

July 25 Breaking Legs

August 1 Jumanji

August 8 The Lego Ninjago Movie

August 15 Leap!

August 22 Coco

Hungry? There are tasty treats and ice cream available for purchase.

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Thursday Farmers Market

Every Thursday morning throughout the summer and into fall it’s time to pick up your fruits and veges, grass fed meat, fish direct from the ocean, or sample some fine cheese at the Tahoe City Farmers Market. After you found your treasures The Commons is the perfect place to dive into that just ripe peach. The views so nice, you might have to eat the second peach as well. But don’t dilly dally getting to the market, because the hours are just 8 am to 1 pm.

Sunday Concerts on the Beach

A highlight of summer in Tahoe City are the Sunday evening concerts on the beach from June 17 through September 2nd. Concerts run from 4 pm to 7 pm with a host of great local and regional bands gracing the stage. While the music will get you dancing, it’s the setting that will blow you away. Bring a low back chair and a picnic basket full of food and wine and sit on the grass with a thousand friends. When the lake is high like it is now, you can also float your way into the concert via kayak or paddleboard. It’s pretty dang nice to float just off shore watching the crowd and listening to the music.