Annual Gatsby Festival



AUGUST 10th, 11th & 12th

The Gatsby Festival is a two-day, Saturday & Sunday, all day event held each year the second weekend in August at the Tallac Historic Site with the inclusion this year of a NEW Friday Evening Kick-Off Event!

With the same foundations from previous years plus exciting new programs, come celebrate the culture of the 1920’s. Congregate, relax and participate in the newly revitalized Gatsby Festival in Lake Tahoe. It’s looking better than ever!

 The Gatsby Festival is a free event for all ages, however fees do apply for specific tours, ticketed events and vendors throughout the festival.

1920’s attire is encouraged but not required.


 Gatsby Festival Kick-Off Event!

Gatsby Festival Celebration Concert
With Lolo Gervaise

 August 10, 2018
Friday  7:30 p.m.

Valhalla Boathouse Theater | Heller Estate | Tallac Historic Site

Lolo Gervais continues a tradition of playing vintage jazz created from modern pop tunes not unlike the styles of Post Modern Jukebox, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. This award winning and inventive Northern California-based group creates an atmosphere of fun while their quirky inventiveness onstage can’t hide the players’ obvious rich experience and love of jazz.

Tickets Available at

*Valhalla Tahoe, non-profit operating partner with the USFS, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, is an associate partner in the 2018 Gatsby Festival with the Tahoe Heritage Foundation. The Valhalla/Heller Estate is one of the three historic estates located at the Tallac Historic Site offering diverse cultural experiences. All proceeds to benefit Valhalla Tahoe’s mission to bring you world class arts programming and historic preservation.



Gatsby Festival

 August 11 & 12, 2018
Saturday and Sunday | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pope and Baldwin Estates | Tallac Historic Site

Hwy 89 | Pope-Baldwin Recreation Area| South Lake Tahoe


Join in celebration of the Rip Roaring ’20s with events including:

Guided Tours, Vintage Automobiles, Historical Talks, Period Clothing and Jewelery Vendors,  Family Games & Activities, Food & Drink and so much more!
Bring the whole family and come spend the day at these fabulous historic estates right on  the shores of Lake Tahoe!

Annual Collectible Gatsby Poster

Silent Auction & Raffle


Gatsby 2-Day Festival is presented in it’s entirety by the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, non-profit in partnership with the USFS, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. All proceeds to benefit the preservation, restoration, interpretation and education of the historic Pope and Baldwin Estates | Tallac Historic Site. 



Gatsby Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show 

August 12, 2018
Sunday | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Valhalla Grand Lawn | Heller Estate | Tallac Historic Site


*Tahoe Heritage Foundation and Valhalla Tahoe, non-profit partners with the USFS, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, are associate partners in the 2018 Gatsby Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show. All proceeds will benefit both non-profits equally in their efforts to preserve our Tahoe heritage.