Archive for April, 2015

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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Kids today are surrounded by technology. From their phones and tablets to their video games and laptops, we live in a very electronic society. Technology is amazing and I personally love the time we live in and look forward to what new gadgets are still to come, but I also love to be in the forest and hear the wind blow through the trees, see the birds and squirrels frolicking, smell the pine from the trees and feel the crunch of bare ground beneath my feet.

SBNF signOne of the most amazing things about Big Bear is our National Forest. The variety of plant life and animals that make the forest their home will surprise and fascinate you. The forest is a wondrous place, especially to the young and young at heart, and it is so important for us to explore the world we live in. Sometimes we need to put down the gadgets and experience the wonders of the natural world.

A great way to learn more about the San Bernardino National Forest and the Big Bear area in particular is to head over to the north shore of the lake and visit the Big Bear Discovery Center. They have programs for young and old alike which include interpretive trails and hikes, kayak and canoe tours, a Children’s Forest and the Nature Discovery Zone.

From the Discovery Center website:

The Nature Discovery Zone is an outdoor adventure space designed to enhance nature play and exploration while reconnecting children to nature.

The Zone is designed to inspire creativity, connectivity and stewardship to the natural environment for children 2 to 7 years childrens-forest.180.135.cof age.  This new addition to the Big Bear Discovery Center features nine interactive areas to encourage outdoor exploration and unstructured play.  Areas include: gathering area, nature art, messy materials, building, climbing and crawling, music and movement, pathways through planting, dirt digging, quiet area, and a large open area for unstructured play.

DiscoveryCenterZoneSpring, Summer and Fall in Big Bear are the perfect times of year to get outside and enjoy the forest. The Discovery Center has programs for all ages and is the perfect place to start your forest adventure. You can get more information about their programs and hours from their website at: http://www.mountainsfoundation.org/big-bear-discovery-center

Be sure to head over to RSVacations.net and take a look at our wide selection of cabins. We have lodge cabins for your group, lakefronts, family cabins and romantic cabins for 2. We have just lowered our rates for spring and will be running specials throughout the next couple of months as well. Book a Big Bear Cabin today!

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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 officially here, and with it comes Fishing Tournaments, Bike Races, Live Music and so much more! Big Bear Lake is so beautiful in the springtime 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


  • Tuesday Farmers Market at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Apr 07, 2015 | 08:00AM – 01:30PM

Enjoy farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long. The Farmer’s Market also features unique arts, crafts and handmade items by local artisans. Every Tuesday from April 7th until September 29th.

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

  • The Redlands Bicycle Classic Time Trials on North Shore

Apr 09, 2015 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

 The 31st annual Redlands Bicycle Classic will be returning to Big Bear in 2015 for the Time Trials.

Race to take place on North Shore Drive from 10am until 4pm with road closures starting at 8am.

FREE for all to spectate. For more details please visit website.

Location: The East Boat Ramp on North Shore Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-2638 Website: www.redlandsclassic.com

  • Earth Day Festival and Volunteer Open House at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Apr 11, 2015 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

Earth Day Festival held at the Big Bear Discovery Center with booths and activities for families along with various community organization promoting volunteerism and giving back to the community for Earth Month. Free for everyone.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.com

  • Earth Day Expo 2015 at Bear Valley Electric Service

Apr 17, 2015 | 11:00AM – 02:00PM

Bear Valley Electric Service is hosting Earth Day Expo 2013 on Friday, April 17th at the BVES parking lot.

Join Bear Valley Electric Service in the Race to Make the World a Better Place!

Educational/Demonstration booths, Food, Drinks, Balloons, Face Painting for the kids,  giveaway bags and more.

Location: Bear Valley Electric Service at 42020 Garstin Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 909-866-4678

Contact: Tel: 909-866-4678 Website: www.bves.com

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Apr 18, 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 Air Big Bear Open House and Earth Day Celebration at Nottingham’s

Apr 22, 2015 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts. Celebrate Earth Day with Open Air Big Bear and get the latest information on the 2015 Calendar of Outdoor Sporting Events in Big Bear Lake! Meet and chat with race directors, events sponsors, other local athletes, and connect with outdoor organizations like the Big Bear Trails Foundation, Big Bear Discovery Center and more.  FREE for anyone to attend!

Upstairs at Nottinghams Tavern from 6-9 pm. Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Nottingham’s Tavern at 40797 Big Bear Blvd

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


  • MS Walk: Big Bear

May 02, 2015 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

The 2015 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 2nd on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m Official Start.

The 1k and 5k routes are 100% accessible and offer snacks and water at stationary rest stops.

Individuals and teams can walk, roll or stroll along the shores of Big Bear Lake, then be rewarded at the finish festival with food, music, face painting, team booths, and sponsor giveaways.

Those wanting to get involved can sign up as a walker or volunteer online or by calling (909) 949-1363.

Location: Northshore Elementary School at 765 Stanfield Cutoff Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 949 -1363 Website: www.walkmssocal.org

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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/

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