the Winter Games will take place at the spring egg hunt on March 30, 2024. For more information on the egg hunt, click here

All events are subject to change due to weather and conditions. Check back on this webpage for the most up to date information.

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Winter Carnival Schedule Flyer 2024Bringing back the Truckee Winter Carnival.

The Museum of Truckee History, in conjunction with the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, is pleased to announce that plans are being finalized to revive the Truckee Winter Carnival. The free, family-friendly event will include old-time group photos, snow sculpture making, ice skating, historical presentations and more. Please save the date. Show up and have some family fun!

Events are at the Truckee Community Arts Center, the Truckee River Regional Park and the Museum of Truckee History. Please see below for more details.



Winter Group Photo

Friday, FEBRUARY 2, 2024

Community Arts Center

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM


Join us for your place in history for a group photo commemorating the return of the Truckee Winter Carnival.

Truckee in 1895 was a rough and tumble town with a plethora of saloons, logging and ice men, respectable women and the not so respectable men and women. Truckee has worked hard to preserve its identity as a historic mountain town. Be a part of a walk back to that era. 

Come dressed in anything that reminds you of something of Truckee historical looks. Hats, vests, coats, dresses and other items will help to make this historic photo one to remember. Come join us for the free family fun! The older the costume look, the closer to the front of the photo you get to be.

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Winter Carnival Group Photo On Ski Hill


Join the Famous "Truckee Miner" (Greg Zirbel) at the Group Photo!

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Snow Sculpting is Postponed

Mother nature hasn't cooperated for this event so far this year. The Snow Sculpting Contest is postponed for now, and we will update this page and our social media accounts if we are able to run this event after a big storm. All other events are on as scheduled. 

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

The Museum of Truckee History's mission is to bring alive Truckee’s history by illustrating the stories of its major industries thru the display of artifacts and exhibits, creation of documentary films, and access to lectures, educational programs, and research facilities.

Visit the Museum of Truckee History


Free To Attend

Historic Presentations: Beginning of Winter Sports

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Historic  Presentations: Truckee Movies

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Free To Attend

Historic Tour: Downtown District

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Historic Tour: Truckee Winter Sports

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Truckee River Regional Park Farmers Market Parking Lot

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Bring the whole family to the Farmers Market Parking Lot at Regional Park for Sled Dog Demonstrations.  Meet the dogs and learn how sled dogs and their mushers brought life-saving serum and food to those in need. 


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Saturday, FEBRUARY 3, 2024


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free to Watch (Public Skating Begins at 12:00pm.)

Step into the Truckee Ice Rink and immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of hockey showcases featuring our TDRPD Rec League "All Stars" and Youth Hockey kids. Get ready for action packed Rec League All Stars as they display their skillful moves and strategic plays, igniting the rink with intensity. The Youth Hockey kids, brimming with infectious energy, will captivate the audience with their agility and pure joy for the game. It's more than just a hockey spectacle; it's a community celebration of athleticism, teamwork, and the love of the game. Join us at the Truckee Ice Rink for an afternoon of impressive displays, camaraderie, and the spirit of winter hockey in Truckee.



Sunday, FEBRUARY 4, 2024

Truckee Rodeo Grounds

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FREE Participation 

Embrace the thrill of winter at our 1st Annual Truckee Games! Strap on your snowshoes for a heart-pounding race, where every step could end in a face full of snow or closer to glory. Gather the family and team up for the Family Sled Pull Race, a laughter-filled dash that will create unforgettable memories. Are you the fastest from the parking lot to the lift lines…test your skills in the Snowboard and Ski XC Race. Throw a ski or snowboard like a Javelin, or Shot Put a Ski Boot, a unique winter twist on classic events. Unleash your inner Olympian in the Snowball Target Throw, showcasing your aim in this frosty challenge. The Truckee Winter Games are a celebration of Truckee winter's community, uniting friends, families, and thrill-seekers. Join us for a day of laughter, competition, and unforgettable snowy “sports” that will be sure to cap our Winter Carnival.

No Registration Necessary. Free To Participate. Times are subject to change depending on how fast we get through each event. 

10:00 am
Snow Shoe Races
Bring Your Own Snow Shoes
11:00 am
Family Sled Pulls
Bring Your Own Sleds
12:00 pm
Snowboard XC Race
Bring Your Own Snowboards
1:00 pm
Ski & Board Relay Race (No Free Heels) 
Bring Your Own Skis & Boards
Ongoing - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ski and Board Javelin
Skis and Boards Provided
Ongoing - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ski Boot Shot Put
Ski Boots Provided
Ongoing 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Snowball Target Throws
3:00 pm or when games end

THANKS TO: RoundhouseLogo-002


for the laser engraved Winter Carnival Awards and Pendants

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

At the Truckee Ice Rink

12:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Bring your friends, family, and festive spirit to make memories on the ice. Skate Rentals will be available for a $7 fee, ensuring everyone can partake in this winter celebration. Come and experience the ice – it's a day of laughter, joy, and community at the Truckee Ice Rink! See you on the ice for a full day of fun.

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