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memorial-day2014Memorial Day Weekend is finally here – a time to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom and a time to celebrate that freedom by making memories with our families. Big Bear Lake is a beautiful place to make those memories! If you are lucky enough to be visiting us this weekend, we welcome you!

The weekend is starting out a little cool and stormy today, but sunshine and pleasant temps in the low 60’s are expected for Saturday through Monday.

As always, there is a wide range of activities happening around town and the flyer below highlights the major events.

If you are looking for a last-minute deal on a Big Bear Cabin, RS Vacations is offering 3 nights for the price of 2 this weekend on all remaining cabins. If you can only stay for 2 nights, you will get 25% off rent. Head over to RSVacations.net and book now!

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what's up 5-23-15Events courtesy of BigBear.com

warmemorialbackground.jpgMemorial Day is coming up this weekend and Big Bear Lake has events and activities for everyone. Come on up and make some lasting family memories.

RS Vacations has cabins (Including LAKEFRONTS!) left for the upcoming holiday weekend. We have great specials happening too, so be sure to visit us at RSVacations.net and book that cabin!!

TOP THINGS TO DO & DEALS THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Action Tours: Action Flyboarding, Action Segway Tours & Action Tree Rope Climbing or Zipline
Action Flyboarding opens for its summer season during Memorial Day Weekend. Action Zipline Tours, Action Segway Tours and Action Tree Rope Climbing also available. Please call for reservations or View website for more info and to make a reservation.

The Cave
See Stephen Pearcy – The Voice of RATT perform live at The Cave.

Memorial Day 5K Fun Run
Sign-Up for the Big Bear Lake Half Marathon & Memorial 5K Fun Run! A scenic and challenging 5K course along the border of the National Forest.  Visit website for all the details and schedule for the Memorial Day Weekend Event.

Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina: Summer Kick-Off Party
Start your summer off right at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina. Grab your cooler, swim attire and pull up a beach spot to enjoy the beautiful mountain sunshine at the Summer Kick-Off Party on May 24, 2015, between 12 noon – 3 p.m. There will be catered Tropical BBQ, Vintage Bohemian Shopping with the Wild Banshees and their Fashion Truck/Boutiques along with live music by One Story. View website for list of scheduled activities. 

Mountain Mobile Massage
Free Foot Reflexology (with every paid massage or spa service) Memorial Day means summertime, and that means getting outdoors and doing those fun activities you’ll find only at Big Bear Lake! Wind down with a massage at our humble spa facility, or we travel to your cabin, hotel or even campground at no extra charge! As an added bonus, this weekend only, schedule an appointment (spa or mobile) and receive a complimentary foot reflexology treatment. Call (909) 800-8103 for reservations or visit website more details.

Nottinghams
Join Nottinghams Restaurant & Tavern on May 23rd and 24th, between 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. for drinks, dinner and live music featuring Bob Gulley.

Big Bear Alpine Zoo: “Bear Awareness Day”
Enjoy a day at the zoo, have fun visiting the animals and learn about bears. On May 23, 2015, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is having “Bear Awareness Day” between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Big Bear Valley Historical Museum
The Big Bear History Museum opens for the season. Come and visit the museum where thousands of Big Bear historical artifacts are displayed. See the building blocks that have made History since it was first recorded in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Event Info courtesy of BigBear.com

No plans for Memorial Day? Planning to come to Big Bear, but forgot to book a cabin? Looking for a Last-Minute DEAL? RS Vacations has cabins (Including LAKEFRONTS!) left for the upcoming holiday weekend. We have great specials happening too, so be sure to visit us at RSVacations.net and book that cabin!!

This list is up to date as of Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM. Houses can be booked online at any time. No guarantee of availability.

 

Lodge Cabins (Sleep 10-16)

 


Eden Mountain Lodge
Castle Glen Estates, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 16 | 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths
Lake View, Spa, Pool Table, Bar


 

 

Brownie Retreat Combo
Big Bear Lake – Summit Area
Sleeps 12 | 6 bedrooms | 6 baths
Unique Duplex, Walk to Snow Summit


 

 

Mountain Sky
Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 12 | 4 bedrooms/3.5 Baths
Spa, Pool Table, Quiet Area


 

 

Click to view larger imageBear Peek Inn
Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 12 | 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths
Walk to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf, Spa, Pool Table


 

 

Paradise Cove
Eagle Point, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 10 | 3 bedrooms/4 Baths
5 star Lakefront, Pool Table, Spa


 

 

Moose Haus
Moonridge Area, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 10 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Spa, Pool Table, Log Cabin


 

 

Aspen Glen
Big Bear Lake West
Sleeps 10 | 4 bedrooms/3 baths
Spa, Air Hockey, Close to Village


 

 

Blue Moon Lodge
Moonridge Area, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 10 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Bear Mountain Views, Foosball, Jetted Tub


 
Natoma
Big Bear Lake – Summit Area
Sleeps 10 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Walk to Snow Summit, Huge Deck


 


 

Mid-Size Cabins (Sleep 7-9)

 


Click to view larger imageLa Cerena Chalet
Lower Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 9 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Walk to Bear Mountain Shuttle, Large yard for play


 

 

Pine View EscapeClick to view larger image
Big Bear City, Big Bear
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Large Decks, Spa, Ping Pong


 

 

Lagunita Lakefront
Lagunita Point, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Lakefront, Private dock, Stunning views


 

 

Click to view larger imageBearlagio
Central Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Walk to Snow Summit, Spa, Foosball


 

 

A Piece of Heaven
Lower Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Close to Bear Mountain Shuttle, Spa, Fenced Backyard


 

 

Moonridge Chalet
Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedroom/2 bath
Quiet area, Foosball, Large Deck


 

 

Click to view larger imageBluebird Cottage
Eagle Point, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedroom/2 bath
Walk to Lake & Swim Beach, Fenced Backyard


 

 

Click to view larger imageCatalina Retreat
Fox Farm, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 7 | 3 bedroom/2 bath
Central location, Spa, Pool Table


 

 


Mountain Hideaway

Upper Moonridge Area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 7 | 3 bedrooms/3 baths
Game Room w/Pool Table, Foosball & Air Hockey


 

 

Click to view larger image
Clyde’s Chalet
Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 7 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Close to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf, Spa, Pool Table, Basketball


 

 

 

Modern Lakefront Combo
Lagunita Point, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 7 | 3 bedrooms/2 Baths
Lakefront, Updated, Combo Unit


 

 

Cozy Cabins (Sleep 2-6)

 


Lakefront Retreat
Central Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedroom, 1 bath
Lakefront, Beautiful Views


 

 

Dancing Bears
Upper Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 2 Bedrooms/1.5 Baths
Breathtaking Views of Bear Mountain, Quiet Area


 

 

Ski Sweet A
Big Bear Lake – Summit Area
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedroom/2 bath
Walk to Snow Summit, Newly updated


 

 

Hummingbird Home
Eagle Point area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedrooms + den/2 baths
2 Car Garage, Fenced Yard, Walk to Lake


 

 

Moondrift
Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedrooms/1 bath
Close to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf, Spa


 

 

Primrose Place
Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms/1.5 baths
Close to Bear Mountain, Spa, Large deck


 

 

Southern Comfort
Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Close to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf, Foosball Table


 

 

Bear Country Getaway
Sugarloaf, Big Bear
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths
Quiet area, Close to National Forest, Large deck


 

 

 

Click to view larger imageMoulin Rouge
Central Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 5 | 2 bedrooms/1 bath
Lake View, Walk to Village, Large Deck


 

 

Modern Lakefront ‘B’
Lagunita Point, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 4 | 2 bedroom/1 bath
Lakefront, Updated


 

 

Modern Lakefront ‘A’
Lagunita Point, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 3 | 1 bedroom/1 bath
Lakefront, Updated


 

 

Click to view larger imageFeatherNest on the Lake
Fawnskin, North Shore Big Bear
Sleeps 3 | 1 bedroom/1 bath
Lakefront, Private dock, Huge decks, National Forest access


 

 

Almost Paradise
Village area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 2 | 1 bedroom/1 bath
Spa, Walk to Lake & Village

 

mothers-day-card-template-14We are having our annual Mother’s Day storm today, but things will be cleared out for the weekend with cool temps in the upper 50’s to low 60’s for the coming week. Springtime in Big Bear Lake!

I hope that you checked out Tuesday’s post listing many of the upcoming events for the next few months. Spring and Summer in Big Bear are absolutely gorgeous and there really is so much to do! The flyer below highlights just a few of the events going on this weekend. Come join us!!

If you or someone you know is looking for a cabin in Big Bear, whether as a surprise for Mom this weekend or dates in the future, please visit our website at RSVacations.net. We have an ever-growing number of cabins available: From quiet Lakefronts for 2 to one of our Lodge Cabins that sleep 12 +. Most of our cabins have the amenities you are looking for such as WiFi, Cable, Spas, BBQs, Game Tables and more, and we have Stunning Lakefronts and Cozy Cabins that are walking distance to the Lake or Village! RS Vacations offers superior customer service and we do everything possible to make sure your visit is enjoyable. Take a look at what we have to offer and book your perfect BigBear Cabin today!!

5-7-15Weather Courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 5-9-15Events courtesy of BigBear.com

mothers-day-card-template-14Looking to surprise a special MOM with something special this year? Why not head up to beautiful Big Bear Lake for a weekend getaway that is sure to bring a smile to her face! Take advantage of our Spring Specials – it’s not too late!!

Now through June 25,2015*, get 10% off our already low, spring rates when you stay 2 nights OR get 20% off when you stay 3 nights or more at one of our Big Bear Cabins. Head over to RSVacations.net and pick the perfect cabin – the discount will apply automatically!

Looking for discounts on fun activities while you’re here? Check out our Packages Page for information about our discount coupons that are available to add to your booking at no extra cost! Book Today!!

*Special NOT available on Memorial Day Weekend. See Website for complete information.

mark-your-calendarBig Bear Lake has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

Spring is underway Summer is coming, and with it comes Fishing Tournaments, Bike Races, Live Music and Theater, Art Events, Fireworks, and so much more! Big Bear Lake is so beautiful in the spring and summer, and there are so many things to do and see. Add that to the lower, off-season prices and you have the perfect time for a mountain getaway!

Let RS Vacations provide you with the perfect cabin for your Big Bear Escape. We offer clean, comfortable cabins with the very best amenities and we pride ourselves on EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE! You will not be disappointed! Check out our cabin selection at RSVacations.net. Please call or email us if you have any questions. Book a Big Bear Cabin today!

Following is a list of just some of the upcoming special events happening around the valley. Courtesy of BigBear.com

May

  • Big Bear Yoga Retreat Mothers Day Weekend at Camp Cedar Falls

May 08, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Pamper yourself with an escape over Mother’s Day weekend May 8, 9 & 10, 2015 – to nurture and nourish yourself. Perfect Mother’s Day Gift and 100% a Perfect Gift to Give Yourself for Being AWESOME! – 3 days of classes and activities centered on supporting and pampering YOU! – Friday healthy and gourmet hors d’oeurves, Saturday 3 vegetarian meals & Sunday 2 vegetarian meals. – 2 nights Lodge accommodations (3 people per room.)

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Camp Cedar Falls 39850 State Highway 38 in Angelus Oaks, CA

Contact: Tel: (909) 747-4186 Website: www.bigbear yogafestival.com/retreat

  • AMGEN Tour of California ” Big Bear Lake Time Trial”

May 15, 2015

Big Bear Lake will once again be hosting a stage of the The AMGEN Tour of California which is the most important and largest road cycling event in North America.

In 2015 Big Bear Lake will host the first ever High Elevation Time Trial in the tour’s history.

More details to be announced in early 2015.

Tour Website: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

Local Website:www.bigbeartimetrial.com

Location: Details To Be Announced in early 2015

Contact: Website: www.bigbeartimetrial.com

  • Legendary Women of Country Music at the PAC

May 17, 2015 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

Nancy Celeste Walker will be performing a Tribute to the Legendary Women of Country Music with a full country band, including Mike Cross on piano, and “The Runnin’ Kind” with Rick Schmidt on pedal steel guitar, Bob Ryan on lead guitar, Cliff Saunders on bass, & Rick Kurianski on drums.

Nancy will sing the music of June Carter Cash, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Brenda Lee and Dolly Parton in this wonderful tribute, all of whom have paved the way for female country singers today.

Tickets are $20. Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Boulevard

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3200 or (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bvcse.org

  • Antique Car Club Show & Shine and Pinewood Derby at Big Bear Snowplay

May 23, 2015 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

Lots of Fun for the Car Enthusiast and the Whole Family! Car Show and Pinewood Derby at the Big Bear Snow Play Lot. No charge for either the show cars or spectators. The Pinewood Derby is for local 5th grade students.  Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Big Bear Snowplay at 42825 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-4333 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

  • Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season

May 23, 2015 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season. Come and visit the museum where thousands of Big Bear historical artifacts are displayed. Adults $3, Under 14 Free

Location: Greenway Drive, Big Bear City CA 92314

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8100 Website: www.bigbearhistory.org

  • Bear Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

May 23, 2015 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

Come and celebrate Bear Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on May 23rd to learn about bears and have fun!

For more information on Bear Awareness Day call (909) 878-4200 or visit website.

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

  • 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5K Fun Run

May 24, 2015 | 08:00AM – 03:00PM

       Welcome to the the Memorial 5k Fun Run, a scenic and challenging course along the border of the National Forest.

This is an Open Air Big Bear event so you can expect a FUN start and finish in The Village of Big Bear Lake with Live Music and Local Vendors at the Lifestyle Expo.

The Memorial 5k Fun Run is an official proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project! A portion of each race entry fee will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

More details to be announced in early 2015. In the meantime please visit website

Location: Starts and Finishes in the Village of Big Bear Lake

Contact: Tel: (909) 744-7876 Website: www.openairbigbear.com

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

May 30, 2015

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: B’s Backyard BBQ at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • Open Arena Day at Los Vaqueros de la Montanas Riding Club

May 30, 2015 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

Equu8 Horsemanship & Therapeutic Riding. Food and Vendor booths. Vendors include retail, jewelry, veterinarian. Admission: Free

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Los Vaqueros de la Montanas Riding Club at 440 Cascade Street, Big Bear City, Ca.

Contact: Tel: (909) 963-9405 Website: www.losvaquerosridingclub.org

June

  • Summer Wine Walk in the Village

Jun 06, 2015 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.

The Wine Walk is a creative social event that combines shopping with food and wine tasting as attendees walk from merchant to merchant. The VBA Wine Walk is a growing social and economically stimulating event, which showcases the Village as a shopping destination to visitors and locals alike.

More details to be announced in early 2015. Please call of visit website in the meantime.

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at corner of Pine Knot & Village Dr.

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

  • “The Tubes” at the Cave

    Jun 06, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the hit single “White Punks on Dope”. During its first fifteen years or so, the band’s live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics. They are perhaps best remembered for their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty”, a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin'” opposite a big band.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue with state of the art sound and lighting that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

    Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • 19th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 07, 2015 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

Starting at the water’s edge of Big Bear Lake, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run brings runners deep into the heart of the most scenic area in Big Bear, Holcomb Valley. Breathtaking views of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area, Big Bear Lake, and the surrounding valley can be seen from the miles of single track running along the Pacific Crest Trail.  The Holcomb Valley Trail Run offers three separate distances: a 33-mile race, a 15-mile race, and a 7-mile race. Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail are part of each race course. This is some of the best trail running in Southern California; so sign up early, the race has sold out the past 5 years.

Please call of visit website for more information.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.holcombvalleytrailruns.com

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

Jun 13, 2015 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

The Big Bear parade is the longest running community event in the Valley and has brought residents and visitors together to celebrate the heritage of the Big Bear Valley and honor members of our community and the Nation’s military.  Once again this year, Old Miners and the Village Business Association bring this traditional event to the Village, the Heart of Big Bear.

More details to be announced in early 2015. In the meantime please call or visit website.

Location: In The Village of Big Bear Lake

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-5850 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 13, 2015

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: B’s Backyard BBQ at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safety Course at MWD

Jun 13, 2015 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

This one day class teaches proper boat handling, local hazards, navigation rules, boating laws, safety equipment, boating problems, personal watercraft safety, trailering and more! Each student is provided with a class textbook, handouts and 8 hours of class instruction time. A nationally recognized lifetime certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion of this course. Lite breakfast and lunch provided

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 725-0447 Website: www.boatcrashexpert.com

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

Jun 13, 2015 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


The editors of the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo 2016 Calendar invite all photographers to enter the 2015 Calendar Contest. Entries will be professionally judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. You may enter a total of 10 images taken in the Big Bear Alpine Zoo any time between January 1, 2015 and July 30, 2015.  June 13 will be a special photo op of the animals, though participants do not need to be present that day to enter.  There will be 4 photography groups: Professional, Intermediate, Amateur and Youth (under 18 years).

The contest entry fee is $20 + regular zoo admission (Zoo admission is free with a Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo Membership)

Winners will be published in a professionally designed 15 month calendar. All entrants will be mailed a free copy of the 2016 calendar.

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

  • Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2015

Jun 26, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

In 1974 six Corvette fanatics got together and started a club for Corvette owners in the Inland Empire. Corvettes West is still based out of the Inland Empire in So Cal, we currently have over 100 members. Corvettes West hosts the largest ALL Corvette event in the Western United States, Big Bear Bash. This year, 2015 will be our 33rd anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette event in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2015 takes place this year from June 26th until June 28th.  Lots of great Vettes’ to check out and admission to public events is FREE to all.

Main event for public viewing of cars is the Participants Choice Car Show at the Marina Resort on Friday June 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 27th at 8:30 am and a Corvette Caravan Around the Lake on Sunday morning.

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For more details please call or visit website

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

Contact: Tel: (951) 317-9346 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash.htm

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jun 26, 2015 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

Art on the Corner : A New Art Show in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.   Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Saturday & Sunday, June 27th and 28th.
Opening Night Artist’s Reception on Friday June 26th from 7-9 pm

Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Art on the Corner at the Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • CATS presents “Annie Get Your Gun” at the PAC

Jun 26, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

C.A.T.S.  (Community Arts Theater Society) presents Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” at the PAC.

June 26, 27 and July 1, 3, 6, 8, 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm. Matinees June 28, July 5 and 12 at 1:30 pm

For more details please call or visit website.

Location: The Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

  • 3rd Annual Big Bear Triathlon at Pine Knot Landing

Jun 27, 2015 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM

The Big Bear Triathlon is back for our Third Year!! Join us in the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and challenge your triathlon skills at 7,000′. We will be hosting two distances for this event, Sprint and Olympic. While the rest of Southern California is heating up we are just getting perfect with an average June temperature of 76 degrees. Get ready for your season with this high altitude event and enjoy all that the Big Bear Valley has to offer.

Olympic Triathlon to start at 7:30 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:00 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 26th at 1PM.

If you have any questions please check our website at: www.bbtriathlon.com

  • Music in the Mountains “The Pettybreakers/Fortunate Son” Petty/Fogerty Tributes at the Discovery Ctr

Jun 27, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains welcomes back America’s #1 Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The PettyBreakers, to open Season 10 on June 27 at the Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert.

Combining timeless CCR favorites and Fogerty solo hits, Brad Ford & FORTUNATE SON truly personifies the spirit and grit of America’s Favorite Rock & Roll Band! This show is for all ages and unites classic rock, country, blues, and folk music fans together like no other tribute act can. Every show features the best of both worlds-timeless CCR classics and legendary Fogerty solo hits.

Concert #1 in the 2015 season. Gates and parking open at 5pm.
Concert starts at 6pm
Tickets:  www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

We could not do it without YOU, our ticket-buying guests, sponsors, in-kind donors and over 40 volunteers who make this unique concert series one of the best in Southern California. Your proceeds will help continue the year-round programming we provide at the Big Bear Discovery Center to over 200,000 guests.

Our aim is to connect and engage our youth and adult visitors to help protect and conserve our treasured public lands while building greater stewardship values, respect and appreciation for our mountains.

2015 Dates: June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and September 5th.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

  • “Who’s Bad” Michael Jackson Tribute at the Cave a World Games Host Town Benefit

Jun 27, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has continued to impress fans — all over the world and of all ages — for the last 10 years.

Show is also a benefit for the Special Olympics 2015 World Games Big Bear Lake Host Town Program. $5 from each tickets goes to hosting athlete delegations from Luxembourg, Chile, and Montenegro.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue with state of the art sound and lighting that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30pm Concert starts at 7:30pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

Beyond

  • Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 03, 2015 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

The Big Bear Summer Artwalk takes place July 3-5 in the heart of the Big Bear Village.

Each year in July since 2004, the Artwalk Festival showcases exhibits by regional and local artists selling their works in Oils, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Wood, Metal and Jewelry.

The City of Big Bear Lake has invested nearly 5 Million Dollars over the past couple of years in new sidewalks, landscape and lighting improvements for the Village Shopping, Dining & Entertainment District.

Make plans to experience the Artwalk Festival, meet the Artists and enjoy the day supporting the Arts in Beautiful Big Bear Lake, SoCal’s Leisure Travel and Getaway Destination!

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909)878-3556 Website:www.bigbearlakeartwalk.com

  • The 29th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show

Jul 04, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The 29th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show with Unique One-of-a-Kind Items, Family Fun Activities, Live Entertainment, Patio Dining, and Wyatt’s serving Full Menu & Full Service Bar. For more info please visit website or call.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3000 Website www.bigbearevents.com

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2015 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQThe Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbeque at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Reserved Seating and Meals with Live Entertainment and Kids Games before the Fireworks Start. Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm.

For more information please call the Big Bear Visitors Bureau at (800) 424-4232.
No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2015 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California.  The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing.  Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm. Viewable from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. Make sure to bring a jacket or blanket because it can get cold.

For more details please call the Big Bear Visitors Bureau at (800) 424-4232

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com/things-to-do/special-events/4th-of-july/

  • Big Bear Old Miners Association Chili Cook Off and BrewFest in the Village

Jul 11, 2015 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

The Old Miners Association presents the Big Bear Regional Chili Cookoff and BrewFest at the Bartlett Events Area in The Village.

Local and visiting contestants vie for cash prizes and awards, including the opportunity to advance to the World Championships.  Sample a great selection of chili, salsa, food & spirits as well as great live music.  With a climbing wall, gold panning, pony rides, face painting, children’s craft activities and more, it is sure to be a great day of fun for the whole family.  Located in the heart of The Village, enjoy a full day of shopping with over 40 event vendors and 120 Village shops.

No Admission Charge.Tasting Kits are available by purchase. With Live Music, Food and Drink, Vendors, Contests, Kids Activities and Lots of Chili!

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Rd.

Contact: Tel: (909) 272-4800 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • “Berlin” featuring Teri Nunn at the Cave

Jul 11, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

For fans of electronic music – and the far-reaching wave of style and pop culture that followed in the wake of the 80s – Berlin vocalist Terri Nunn is an icon. As the charismatic vocalist for a band that virtually launched electronic dance rock in the U.S., Terri earned the No. 11 spot on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Women in Rock.”

Still performing and recording more than 20 years after the release of the groundbreaking debut, Pleasure Victim, Terri and Berlin are currently touring in support of 4Play, the group’s impressive 10th release.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6 :30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

springWhat is even better than enjoying the beauty of Big Bear in the spring? Saving money while you’re doing it! Now through May 23,2015 get 10% off our already low, spring rates when you stay 3 days or more at one of our cabins. Head over to RSVacations.net and pick the perfect cabin – the discount will apply automatically!

Looking for discounts on fun activities while you’re here? Check out our Packages Page for information about our discount coupons that are available to add to your booking at no extra cost!

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