Monday, June 20, 2011

Big Head Todd & The Monsters Concert (July 3rd)


With the glow of the summer sun just dipping over the mountain peaks, Big Head Todd and the Monsters will rock Squaw during the Ultimate Independence Day weekend. The natural ampitheatre of KT-22 will only compliment the famous tunes.

Here's a July 3rd itinerary that will make your friends jealous: Ski or ride from 8am-2pm. Head down and watch the ever entertaining Lake Cushing Crossing as pond skimmers put on outrageous costumes and attempt to cross the frigid waters. Then grab a bite to eat at one of the many eateries and bars in the Village. When you're replenished, head over to the KT Sundeck for the free Big Head Todd and the Monsters concert.

Agate Bay Realty has some vacation rentals over the 4th of July week including dog friendly rentals and houses that have access to a community pool, pier and buoy field, and tennis courts.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Xterra Tahoe City Triathlon

North Tahoe is the adventure center of North America in the summer. Another example is on June 25th, north Lake Tahoe will host the XTERRA Triathlon. XTERRA Tahoe City is an off-road triathlon that celebrates the natural environment of the North Shores excellent terrain, trails and blue water. XTERRA Tahoe City’s swim occurs in one of the clearest, cleanest, and deepest lakes in North America, Lake Tahoe. Depending on the lake level, the long course includes a 50 meter beach run. The openness of Lake Tahoe makes for a truly open water swim experience. Tahoe City is also home to some of the area’s most treasured mountain biking trails. The biking section starts with a strong climb, continuing on to take riders through fields of wildflowers, and breath taking sierra views. The trails are faster than they are rocky, but the climbs and elevation will test ones fitness level. The start and finish is at Commons Beach. There will be an after party so plan to have some fun after a hard day of racing. Agate Bay Realty has some lodging options including discounted vacation rentals available for the triathlon weekend. Most these homes are located between Kings Beach and Tahoe City and have access to a community pool, tennis courts, along with pier & buoy field.

Course Distances:

Full Course: 2X 750 meter laps with a 50 meter beach run (lake level dependent), 22 mile bike, 6 mile run

Short Course: 750 meter lap, 13 mile bike, 3 mile run

XTERRA Tahoe City is part of Adventure Sports Week Tahoe - 10 Days of competitive and non-competitive events and clinics. ASW Tahoe starts Friday June 17th and ends Sunday June 26th. For more information about ASW Tahoe visit Be sure to also like the ASW Facebook Page. Once we hit 500 fans, we will have a random drawing, and the winner will receive a pair of Salomon XR CROSSMAX shoes and a $100 Big Blue Adventure Gift Certificate.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor

One of the great reoccurring summer events in north Lake Tahoe is the Shakespeare festival at Sand Harbor Beach in Incline Village. Picture having a picnic with great wine & foot, your feet in the sand, and being entertained with the back drop of Lake Tahoe.

This summer the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's comic masterpiece, TWELFTH NIGHT - an exhilarating production that features beautiful costumes, lavish sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West! Meet the artistic company!

Some changes to this year's festival include:
  • No Ticket Fees! We have eliminated all ticket service fees this season! From now on, the price is the price. The new, patron-friendly policy applies to all purchases (phone, online, etc.)

  • All Lower Gallery Seating Is Assigned! Assigned Lower Gallery seating enables you to avoid protracted early arrivals to stand in long lines and claim formerly open seating. In 2011, assigned beach chairs will be waiting for all patrons that purchase tickets in the Lower Gallery section.

  • Upper Gallery Seating Includes Pre-set Beach Chairs! Chairs are provided at no cost and we've kept the open beach for blanket seating in the sand.

  • Our Main Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.! Enjoy a drink or dinner from Shakespeare's Kitchen before the show beginning at 5:00p.m. The entrance to the amphitheater will open at 5:30 p.m..

  • Shakespeare's Vineyard Is Revamped! Enjoy daily wine tastings from Robert Mondavi's Napa Valley Vineyards at our on-site tasting room, Shakespeare's Vineyard. For the wine enthusiasts, enjoy exquisite, high-end reserve wines from California and Italy every Wednesday with our wine expert, Frank Cates. Learn more.
  • New Food options in 2011!

    Our main gate now opens at 5:00 p.m. allowing early access to our concession area which includes Shakespeare's Kitchen, The Bar and BardWare (merchandise souvenirs). This change of schedule affords you the opportunity to mingle early with family and friends in our newly renovated and expanded dining area. Arrive early and enjoy a pre-show cocktail, marvel at the awesome views of Lake Tahoe or simply bask in the afternoon sunshine. The amphitheatre itself opens at 5:30 p.m. Shakespeare's Kitchen cooks up a delicious onsite dining experience. Enjoy an awesome array of amazing eats! Click here to check out FULL ONSITE MENU.

Agate Bay Realty has vacation rentals during the summer long festival and the other summer activities in Lake Tahoe. Guests can view the homes on our website or call us at 1-800-550-6740.