List of my top favorite local events and features in Carson Valley
Carson Valley is a beautiful valley tucked away in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range just east of Lake Tahoe and south of Carson City. We enjoy the beauty of all seasons here. Average snowfall in the winter 17-26 inches, the average number of sunny days is 251, and the beautiful spring blooms and fall leaves peeping are things we get to enjoy.
The Carson Valley is a small rural community of 8,656 residents made up of Minden and Gardnerville. While enjoying the rich agricultural land we also have amenities and shopping all around. You get that small town feel with access to everything you need without all the big city hub bub.
The summer months boast big name concert events hosted by Carson Valley Inn. The likes of Pat Benatar, Martina McBride, Loverboy, Joan Jett, Kenny G, Dwight Yoakam and more.
Our Annual Carson Valley days is held in Jun. The community celebrates with a 5-day event with a parade, a carnival, concerts and fun local activities.
Over at Heritage Park, the Town of Gardnerville hosts the family friendly event, Movies in the Park throughout the summer.
And we can’t forget the annual 4th of July celebration including a BBQ, music, and fireworks.
The Genoa Candy Dance is an annual festival full of crafts and food with live music and family fun. It’s a huge event that people from all over the region come to sell and shop.
One of my favorites is the Aviation Roundup every other October hosted by the Minden-Tahoe airport. The show is dedicated to the Veterans who have served our country.
Also, in the fall is the Harvest Festival at Corley Ranch featuring a petting zoo, the fun corn maze, pig races, food, crafts, and pumpkin picking!
Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff! A family holiday tradition with a Christmas tree lighting, and Heritage Park Pavilion lighting, sleigh rides, fireworks, and pictures with Santa.
Don’t miss the Carson Valley Inn’s Candy Cane Lane and the parade of lights hosted by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce.
There is plenty to do for the holidays in the valley.
In January, anglers have the pleasure of joining the Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby New Year’s Day through mid-April where anglers catch tagged fish for cash and prizes.
Also, in January, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts the Gathering of Eagles and Celebration of Agriculture. The event hosts a photography exhibit, dinner and specialty photo tours. This is a must see and participate event for any nature photographer or nature lover.
We are a busy little hometown year-round. So much to enjoy with a laid-back outdoor lifestyle and a small-town feel, right next door to the most beautiful lake of all and close to bigger city activities and resources. We pretty much have it all here.