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Come on up to Beautiful Big Bear Lake this spring and enjoy everything our Mountain Playground has to offer for the lowest price of the year!

Now through June 15, 2022 (excluding Memorial Day Weekend), ONE NIGHT IS FREE when you book three or more nights at RSVacations.net – the special will automatically apply! We have dozens of cabins for every size group and budget, and your cabin will be clean and ready for your arrival. 

Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

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Big Bear 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!

We are currently enjoying lovely, spring weather and we have a chance for some rain showers next week. The lake is open, the slopes and snow play areas are still open, and Big Bear is making the transition from Winter Wonderland into Springtime Paradise. Come on up and enjoy the clear blue skies and flowers in bloom. It’s beautiful up here!!

Check out our wide variety of cabins at RSVacations.net and find the perfect mountain cabin for your spring getaway. We have clean cabins with the amenities you want, and the best customer service in Big Bear. Book your Big Bear Cabin today and escape to paradise for the lowest rates of the year!!

Here are just some of the special events coming up in Big Bear Lake:

April

Big Bear Valley Farmer’s Market at the Big Bear Convention Center

Enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long.  Shop arts, crafts, health products and a huge variety of collectibles.

When: The Market is open 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday morning.
Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: 909-585-3000 | website

Discovery Center Nature Walks

Join a volunteer naturalist on a 1/2 mi. loop trail. Learn about the flora and fauna, as well as some lake history. Hike is easy and for all ages.

When: (4/2 – 10/30) Saturdays 1 PM & 2 PM start times | Sundays 11 AM & Noon start times
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA 92333
Contact: 909-382-2790 | website

Bald Eagle Viewing

Join naturalist Robin Martin to get an up-close look at the nest and eagles with a spotting scope. Attendees will also learn facts about the bald eagles.

When: Saturdays in April | 9 AM – 2 PM
Location: Dana Point Park at 39369 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333
Contact: 909-382-2790 | website

Wildflower Walks

The Southern California Mountains Foundation will once again host guided wildflower walks at the Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve. Wildflower walks, guided by Discovery Center volunteer naturalists, will teach you about the unique flowers, many of which are found only in Big Bear. No pre-registration is required, and parking is free. Dates are subject to change based on weather and staffing conditions.

When: Saturdays (with the exception of April 16), beginning April 2 – June 25 | 10:30 AM & 12 PM
Location: Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve at 44999 North Shore Drive, Baldwin Lake, CA
Contact: Wendy Craig, at wcraig@mountainsfoundation.org

May

Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

The 2022 Jeep Jamboree in Big Bear Lake, California, is an off-roading festival that offers a range of trail outings for off-roading enthusiasts in the San Bernadino mountains. This year marks the event`s 30th year. The event tackles a range of trails, from moderate to difficult, offering options for a range of vehicles and driving skills. If you have a stock vehicle, you`ll go on appropriately rated trails, and, similarly, heavily modified vehicles can tackle more challenging trails.

When: May 5-7, 2022
Location: Big Bear Lake Elks Lodge #1787 (BBLEL) at 40611 Village Drive Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: 909-866-6190 | website

Mother`s Day Brunch

Celebrate Mom during Wyatt`s Annual Mother`s Day Brunch featuring a Buffet Breakfast and a la Carte menu, Bottomless Mimosas, Live Music, and a flower for each mom.

When: May 8, 2022 | 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: 909-585-3000 | website

Spartan Trifecta & 10k

Calling all Spartans, A Roo A Roo! Spartan Race returns to Big Bear in May 2022! Do you have what it takes to conquer the Beast? Or the Super? Ultra? Or all of the above?

When: May 14-15, 2022
Location: Snow Summit at 880 Summit Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: 844-GO2-BEAR | website

Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge

Hike for Wishes! If you crave adventure, love the outdoors and welcome a challenge, then this is the experience for you! Through the Trailblaze Challenge, you will challenge yourself, meet new people and help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Designed as an endurance event, the Trailblaze Challenge is a 28-mile hike where participants tackle the beautiful terrain of the Pacific Crest Trail – all in one amazing day! This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts. By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, participants help Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles grant more wishes. Take the opportunity to push your limits and truly challenge yourself. Grab your friends, family and co-workers and truly make a difference.

When: May 20 – 22, 2022
Location: Pacific Crest Trail
Contact: website

Big Bear Maifest

Oktoberfest in May? YUP! Well sort of… The Annual Big Bear Lake Maifest is the little sister to Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, a traditional German springtime celebration that dates back to the 18th century. While Maifest is scaled back a bit from her big sister Oktoberfest, there`s one thing for certain and that is she packs a big punch! Here`s what you can expect: * Festive Maypole – Adorned with Colorful Ribbons *Maibock (Traditional German Springfest Beers) *Maibowle (Champagne-style punch) *Sizzling Bratwursts Hot Off the Grill • Homemade Sauerkraut • Fresh Pretzels • Apple Strudel w/ Vanilla Sauce • Live Band • Entertainment • Kids • Activities • Log-Sawing Contests • Stein Holding Competitions • Corn-Hole Toss

When: May 21-22 & 28-29, 2022
Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: 909-585-3000 | website

“Grill and Chill” KCBS State BBQ Championship

The 2022 “Big Bear Grill & Chill” KCBS BBQ State Championship will be held in Big Bear Lake, CA at the Bartlett Events Area in The Village @ Big Bear Lake. The event is a KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Competition. All KCBS rules are in effect and will include Brisket, Pork Butt, Pork Ribs and Chicken. This year will be a double competition. People`s Choice will be limited to the first 10 teams. The People`s Choice portion is held on both event days (Saturday and Sunday) and will be surrounded by live music, vendor village, and more.

When: May 28-29, 2022
Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake
Contact: 800-424-4232 | website

Beyond

Fishin` for $50K Trout Derby

Our annual Fishin` For $50K trout tournament is scheduled for June! Enjoy a weekend on Big Bear Lake with friends and family and try your luck at reeling in five $10K tagged rainbow trout!

When: June 11-12, 2022
Location: Check-In: Bartlett Event Center at 630 Bartlett Rd. Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Contact: 800-424-4232 | website

Independence Day Fair

Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair – Two days of fun for the entire family under the pines. Arts & crafts, personalized collectables, jewelry, clothing, soaps and lotions. Live entertainment, kids` activities and bounce house.

When: July 4, 2022
Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: 909-585-3000 | website

Big Bear Fireworks Spectacular

Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California on Sunday, July 4th. 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.

When: July 4, 2022
Location: Big Bear Lake from Pine Knot Landing

Annual Tour de Big Bear

Big Bear Lake is touted as the “Cycling Capital of Southern California”! The annual Tour de Big Bear features legendary aid stations, beautiful mountain scenery and spectacular summer weather. With a 5K, a 25, 50, 70, and 100 mile course and 50 M gravel ride, there`s a route for every cycling enthusiast! The 2022 Cycling Expo will be held Friday and Saturday at Bear Mountain Ski Resort. The start and finish areas will also be located at Bear Mountain Ski Resort. Thursday, August 4 – Glow Ride Friday, August 5 – Poker Ride Saturday, August 6 – Tour de Big Bear Sunday, August 7 – Recovery Ride

When: August 4-7, 2022
Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Contact: website

Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run

Each year, the Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club hosts the Big Bear Fun Run. This 3-day car show event is held in The Village of Big Bear Lake and features about 500 classic cars, a Saturday afternoon `Cruise Around the Lake` and a Sunday morning drive through awards presentation. The Village streets are lined with beautiful antique automobiles and spectators are free to walk and talk with the owners about their shared interest. The event includes a vendors areas for food/drinks and souvenirs as well as Big Bear Village businesses, great live music, many people with similar interests and beautiful weather. The “Cruise Around the Lake” event is a fun way to see all of the cars driving by.

When: August 12-14, 2022
Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

Oktoberfest

Located in the mountain town of Big Bear Lake, this annual celebration has always been based on the lore of the world`s original Oktoberfest. Over the years, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become world renown for its own traditions and old-world ambiance, celebrating friends, family and good times. A festival like no other, guests are treated to authentic German entertainment; feast on Brats and Knockwursts direct from the German butcher; and enjoy the very same beers poured at Munich`s Oktoberfest for more than 150 years!

When: Weekends beginning September 10, 2022
Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: 909-585-3000 | website

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