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Art, Wine and Music Festival this weekend at Squaw Valley

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The 13th annual Art, Wine and Music Festival at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe is this weekend and offers quite the variety.

The popular Festival will feature a variety of regional artwork, fine California wines and musical favorites. The event will take place Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in The Village at Squaw Valley.

The Art, Wine and Music Festival has become one of the most popular events for those who appreciate the finer things in life while supporting a Tahoe non-profit – Disabled Sports USA Far West. Talented artists, musicians and performers gather at the base of Squaw Valley to showcase their creativity in the resort’s pristine alpine setting.

From 2-5 p.m. on July 12-13, wine lovers can sample offerings from more than 15 wineries. Featured wineries include favorites Madrona, Arbios, Cowan Cellars, Hatcher Hovey and more. Wine tasting is $25 each day and includes a commemorative festival wine glass. All proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West.

While sampling wine, visitors can admire the fine art and crafts of over 30 artists. The exhibition features artwork that spans the mediums, including gorgeous paintings, photography and jewelry.

Art, wine and music aficionados can experience free outdoor concerts by some of the area’s most talented musician. The festival features local flamenco guitarist Milton Merlos, Sacramento-based flamenco guitarists from Flamenco del Oro, and the transglobal rhythms of Yolo Mambo.

Disabled Sports USA Far West has been providing adaptive sports and recreational activities for people with disabilities for over 40 years in the Lake Tahoe area. They offer adaptive snowsports, waterskiing, cycling, paddle sports, 4WD adventures and campouts throughout the year. Their motto, “If I Can Do This, I Can Do Anything” focuses on the abilities of people with disabilities and the powerful, positive health and confidence building effects of their programs that pervade all aspects of a person’s life.

Entrance to the festival is free and open to all ages. The festival also caters to kids with additional activities, such as an 18-hole miniature golf course, a bungee Sky Jump, and free lawn games trampoline in The Village – plus swimming, roller skating, and hiking at High Camp, atop Squaw’s scenic Aerial Tram.

For activity pricing, see www.squaw.com.

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