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Absolutely beautiful weather is expected this coming week in Big Bear Lake with highs in the mid 70’s and plenty of sunshine. Beat the June Gloom and come on up to the clear blue skies!!

Sunday is Father’s Day, so why not surprise Dad with a quick weekend trip to Big Bear? Sign him up for a Fishing Charter, a round of Golf, or a Jet Boat Ride! There are plenty of fun, family activities going on this weekend and all summer long!

RS Vacations still has cabins available, and with off season pricing and special discounts still in effect, it is the perfect time to join us! Book your Big Bear Cabin Rental TODAY!

Are you planning on joining us for Independence Day Weekend? Big Bear Lake has one of the best Fireworks displays in Southern California, plus Arts and Craft Shows, the annual Rotary BBQ, and more. We do have several cabins still available including several that are close to the Lake and Village and a home with Fireworks views from the deck. Be sure to book soon because they are filling up fast!! Check out our selection of cabins at RSVacations.net. See you soon!!

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Are you planning on joining us for Independence Day Weekend? Big Bear Lake has one of the best Fireworks displays in Southern California, plus Arts and Craft Shows, the annual Rotary BBQ, and more. We do have several cabins still available including several that are close to the Lake and Village and a home with Fireworks views from the deck. Be sure to book soon because they are filling up fast!! Check out our selection of cabins at RSVacations.net. See you soon!!

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bigbearlakesummerWet your appetite for fun! Big Bear Lake has it all – pontoon boating, sailing, power boating; windsurfing, sailboarding; wake-boarding, water-skiing, water-tubing; jet-skiing/wave runners; canoeing or kayaking, paddle boarding; boat tours and cruises…there is something for everyone! Boats and equipment can be rented at any one of the marinas that dot the lake’s 23 miles of shoreline. Marinas are open spring, summer and autumn. Private boat permits are required and can be purchased at any marina.

The lake is indeed top billing at the mountain resort. It is located right in the center of the action, which makes it the number one attraction in the summer months. Big Bear Lake attracts boaters of all walks of life. On any given weekend from May to October expect to see a variety of water vessels that are great for boating and leisure. Anglers enjoy taking a boat out to catch a selection of freshwater species, namely rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Some of the more popular types of boats for cruising around or trolling include pontoons and tripoons as well as aluminum fishing boats and bass boats. Many of these style boats will have white flags hanging near the boat’s stern. This doesn’t mean they are surrendering. Instead the white flag represents a fair warning to other boaters that they are trolling for rainbow trout and their line is nearby.

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Fun on Big Bear Lake!

Another great way to get a feel for the lake is to experience a boat with a little more flash and a little more pep. Some people prefer to speed it up a bit with high-powered motor boats. One of the top ways to have fun is to go waterskiing or wakeboarding behind a boat that is specialized for these favored aquatic sports. Also, water skis and wakeboards are not the only things to ride the wakes in Big Bear Lake. In fact, inner tubes are something that just about anyone can have a good time on. Just hold on to the tow rope and let it rip! With these types of boats it’s common to see a person on board holding an orange flag. This simply means a wakeboarder, skier or other type of swimmer is near the boat, better known as “skier down.” There are many ways to enjoy the lake from behind a boat, and there is no better place to get a feel for the excitement than in Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear has even taken wakeboarding and wakeskating to another level where a boat is not required. Big Bear now offers a cable wake park designed to help get beginners get their feet wet and learn the popular water sport.

Another way to get a rush on the water’s surface is with jet skis. Here riders hit full throttle on these jet-propelled watercraft to dart across the lake! This is the epitome of fun in the sun. Hit the rolling wakes and zip around the lake with fast-paced action! Jet skis come in different styles including Sea Doos, Yamaha Waverunners, and the classic Kawasaki Jetskis.

Lake10For a more relaxed pace, skippers of wind-powered vessels enjoy some of the best freshwater sailing in Southern California. Consistent mountain breezes provide just enough gust for Hobie Cats, windsurfers and sailboards.

Then of course there are many opportunities to poke around the lake paddling around. There are various personal watercrafts to explore Big Bear such as kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddleboards. These smaller vessels are ideal for individuals that want to experience Big Bear Lake where larger boats cannot go. There are coves, bays and inlets perfect for paddling around.

Other fun things to consider for a good time are to fly a parasail high into the sky above the water. Also, Big Bear Lake offers a new thrilling way to get above the lake’s surface with the latest water craze called flyboarding.

Lake9If you are looking to relax and get a little history about the Lake and the Big Bear Valley, you can take one of our local boat tours – The Big Bear Queen, Miss Liberty, and our very own Pirate Ship are fun ways for the whole family to experience the lake.

What is all comes down to is Big Bear Lake has plenty of ways to either get into the action and get a little wet or take in the relaxed atmosphere and cruise around the lake in a boat. In spring, summer and fall it’s all about the lake, and the choices for aquatic fun are boundless.

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After a cool and winter-like Memorial Day Weekend, Big Bear is finally looking at some lovely, springtime weather coming up! This weekend looks to be in the mid to upper 60’s with some afternoon thunderstorms popping up. Next week looks sunny and clear, and temps will be in the low 70’s! Perfect!!

Summertime in Big Bear is almost here and with it come dozens of special events and activities. Now is an excellent time to make your summer plans and reserve the cabin that is just right for your group! Take a look at our clean and cozy cabins – we have a great selection! Don’t forget that our SPRING SPECIAL is still running through June 30: Book 3 or More Nights and 1 Night is FREE! A great deal on already rock-bottom pricing!! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Here are the details for the upcoming weekend. See you soon!!

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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 with a few rain showers this week and warming up through the weekend. The lake is open and the mountains are in springtime bloom. It’s beautiful up here!!

Summer is on the way, and with it dozens of special events! Get all the details below and get your cabin reserved before they’re all gone. Check out our wide variety of cabins at RSVacations.net and find the perfect mountain cabin for your spring or summer 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:

May

MS Walk: Big Bear on the Northshore

May 04, 2019 | 08:30AM – 01:00PM

The 2019 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 4th on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School.

Walk to create a world free of MS.Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise…we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

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 Ext. 66503

Location: Northshore Elementary School at 765 Stanfield Cutoff Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 909-949-1363 ext. 66503 Website: https://bit.ly/2TPhDq9

The Make A Wish “Trailblaze Challenge”

May 10, 2019 12:00AM – May 12, 2019 12:00AM

The Make A Wish “Trailblaze Challenge”

WHEN:  Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12, 2019   Friday:   Hikers arrive in Big Bear, Evening Pasta Party  Saturday:  Hike begins at 4am and concludes by 7:00pm  Sunday:   Victory Breakfast

WHERE:   Big Bear Lake, CA

WHAT:   Designed as an endurance event, the Trailblaze Challenge gives participants the opportunity to hike a 28 mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail in Big Bear, all in one amazing day while raising much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in Los Angeles! This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. The famous hiking trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. Trailblaze Challenge Los Angeles will cover the iconic PCT by way of Onyx Summit and will end at the Cougar Crest Trail.

WHO:   Participation is limited to 75. All hikers must be 18 years of age or older. The Challenge is open to hikers of all skill levels.

WHY:   To grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses in Los Angeles.

CLICK HERE For Event Details and to Donate

CLICK HERE for Sponsor Packet

Location: The Pacific Crest Trail from Onyx Summit to Cougar Crest Trail
Contact: Website: https://bit.ly/2NdCs97

Opening Day at Bear Mountain Golf Course

May 17, 2019 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

Bear Mountain features a nine-hole golf course at 7,000 ft.Whether you’re new to the game, a scratch golfer, or somewhere in-between, Bear Mountain is a great place to learn the basics, work out the kinks, or post your lowest score yet.

Join us May 17th  for the opening day of the Bear Mountain Golf Course. Big Bear Mountain Resort offers various golf activities from leagues to driving ranges.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2SOo4p3

Spartan Race Big Bear at Snow Summit Resort

May 18, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Spartan Returns to Big Bear Lake on May 18-19, 2019 with a Beast and Sprint Weekend   This is a Spartan United States National Series Event  and a Spartan Mountain Series Event both which  will be broadcast worldwide. New for 2019 is the Spartan Big Bear 10K Trail Run on Sunday May 19th.

Taking place on Snow Summit  Resort the race can access elevations as high as 8,200 ft and take you back down 1,200 ft of vertical drop

Please visit website to register, parking information and for updates.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Website: https://sprtn.im/2QG2cPz

Ultimate Big Trout Derby at Holloway’s Marina

May 18, 2019 06:30AM – May 19, 2019 03:00PM

Ultimate Big Trout Derby at Holloway’s Marina a two day biggest trout event May 18-19.

The Friday before each tournament there will be in person sign ups/release of liability and the Youth Fishing Club Booth from 3-7pm. Teaching our local mountain young people and anyone interested in learning different fishing techniques.

Saturday, the first day of the tournament fishing will begin at 6:30am and fish must be weighed in before 2:30pm.

Sunday the second and final day of the tournament fishing will begin at 6:30am and fish must be weighed in by 12:30pm with awards and prizes after.

Adults are anyone 18 and older. Youth are 17 and under.

One Trout Weigh-in per person (Pays 1 in 5 places – each day).

The Fishing Association appreciates and thanks all participants.

Money from these tournaments goes to cover operating expenses and hopefully buying a few fish.
The Fishing Association hopes to see everyone at one of our tournaments this year!

Please visit www.bigbearfishingassociation.org to register and for  more details

Location: Holloway’s Marina at 398 Edgemoor Road
Contact: Website: www.bigbearfishingassociation.org

Bike Park Opening Weekend at Snow Summit

May 24, 2019 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Spend your holiday in the mountains.Join us Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, 2019 from 10AM-5PM*, as we kickoff summer at Big Bear Mountain Resort.

Bring the whole family and enjoy free activities including live music, big kid backyard games (giant cornhole, ladder golf, beer pong), vendor booths, giveaways, and more.Enjoy opening day lift ticket specials for only $25, valid only on May 24.

Get ready for a summer of outdoor adventure! Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd & Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2IIx1M9

Memorial Day Weekend “Grill and Chill” KCBS State BBQ Championship! BBQ- Beer-Live Music-Kids Play!

May 25, 2019 | 11:00AM – 05:00PM

The 2nd Annual Big Bear Lake Memorial Weekend “Grill & Chill”
will take place May 25-26, 2019 with TWICE as much BBQ for Sampling!

Please visit the Website for schedule and all the details!!

KCBS Sanctioned California State BBQ Championships  with 30 + Cooks Competing for a $10,000 Prize Purse!
Beer, Wine and  Cocktails Garden!
Artisan Vendors and  Interactive Food Experiences!
Live Music!
Kids Land!

FREE for all to Attend!  Gates Open at 11am!

NEW FOR 2019:

Dinosaurs are on the loose in Big Bear! An out-of-this-world prehistoric land where kids of all ages can experience Dino Encounters… ride a Triceratops, take a selfie with Rocky the T-Rex, dig for fossils or enjoy an interactive show. This will be one not to miss!

Smoke like a Grill Master! 
Early entry at 10 to enjoy mimosas and music before the public comes in at 11, dedicated GM lines for beers and cocktails, first-in-line privilege for your favorite BBQ, concierge service and more. Tickets are limited for this special access; get yours now before they sell out!
FOR GRILL MASTER TICKETS CLICK HERE

Hitch a free ride!
Dedicated shuttles from select parking lots will be running all day long… why walk when you can ride? Check back soon for the route and schedule.

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 1 (800) 424-4232 Website: : https://www.bigbear.com/things-to-do/special-events/2019-grill-and-chill

2nd Annual Maifest at Wyatt’s at the Big Bear Convention Center

May 25, 2019 12:00PM – May 26, 2019 06:00PM

 Maifest is a traditional celebration of Spring in Germany and often    referred to as “Oktoberfest’s little sister.”  As in Germany, Big Bear’s    Maifest offers many of the same elements as our beloved Oktoberfest    guests have enjoyed through the years… German music, beer, cuisine,    contests, games and fun along with a May Pole, special MaiBock Beer,    and a Maibowle.  Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen! We will be    celebrating Spring in the mountains German Style

Doors open at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and the fun continues through 10:30 p.m.
Sunday May 26th from 12:00 pm until 6:00pm

Admission is FREE for all ages

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: 909-585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: “TURBO”

May 25, 2019 | 08:00PM – 10:00PM

MOVIES IN THE MEADOW

Join us Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8PM in the Snow Summit base area for our free Movies in the Meadow series. We are showing Turbo.

Turbo is a speed-obsessed snail with an unusual dream: to become the world’s greatest racer. This odd snail gets a chance to leave his slow-paced life behind when a freak accident gives him the power of superspeed. Newly revved-up, Turbo embarks on an extraordinary quest to enter and win the Indianapolis 500.

Join us at Snow Summit on select dates below for our Movies in the Meadow series and enjoy your favorite movies under the stars for free.

All screenings are hosted in the Snow Summit base area and feature family-friendly films throughout the year (see below).Admission is free with concessions available for purchase at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Upcoming screenings:
May 25 at 8PM : Turbo
June 15 at 8PM: School of Rock
July 6 at 8PM: Trolls
August 3 at 7:45PM : Ralph Breaks the Internet
August 17 at 7:45PM: Ratatouille
September 7 at 7:45PM:  How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2 – BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2UtgyRY

June

Big Bear National Trails Day Run & Hike

Jun 01, 2019 | 06:00AM – 03:00PM

Big Bear National Trails Day is a day to celebrate our local treasure – our trails!

Kodiak Ultra Marathons is partnering with the Southern California Mountains Foundation to bring you a fun-filled day of running, hiking, and a chance to participate in trail maintenance. If you haven’t gotten your hands dirty prettying up those switchbacks, smoothing out the ruts, or building a new water diversion – now is your chance!

The trail run is a fundraiser event supporting the Mountains Foundation and will consist of:
• 5 Mile – Hike or Run
• Half Marathon Run
• Marathon Run
• 50K Run

Please visit website to register and for all the details

Location: Start/Finish at Aspen Glen Picnic Area 40101 Mill Creek Rd, Big Bear City, California 92314
Contact: Website: https://bit.ly/2Vt0tMV

Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby

Jun 08, 2019 | 06:00AM – 02:00PM

June 8 & 9, 2019 are the dates to save for the 2019 Fishin’ for $50K Trout Tournament.

Grab your family and friends and get out on the lake for a chance to win up to $50,000 with 5 tagged fish worth $10,000 and more.  

Awards Ceremony at Bartlett Events Area at 3:30pm on Sunday. Awards, Raffles, Food and More.

More Details to be announced in early 2019. Please call or visit website to register and for more details  in the meantime.

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road.
Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 08, 2019 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Summer Wine Walk: An Afternoon of Shopping, Walking and Wine Tasting

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its 11th annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in The Village.

New Check-In:  We will open for check-in at 11:00 a.m. to encourage guests to check-in early and enjoy all that the Village has to offer. We have also added additional check-in tables to expedite the process. Check-in is on the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive. 21+ Event.  

All participants must check-in with valid ID.Ticket holders receive a map of the 28 participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass,  badge, 12 wine tasting tickets and a wristband at check-in.  Wine Walk participants must be at least 21 years old.  

The Wine Walk will begin at 3:30 and end at 7:00 p.m.


Participating Businesses –  Artisans, Etc., O Koo Ran, The Copper Q, Village Sweet Shoppe, Le Muse,  Amangela’s, Del Lago’s Boutique, The Bath Workshop, Murray’s Saloon & Eatery,  AV Nightclub, Brown Bear Gift Shop, Whiskey Dave’s, Wild Coyote Gallery, Bear Skins, Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s, Camp Crib, Oakside Grill and Bar, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, a Holiday Inn Resort,  The Club, Bear Mountain Resorts, Turn Key Vacation Rentals and Barrel 33  (Subject to change).  

TICKETS: $35 Pre-Sale until May 27th, $45 starting May 28th. Food Only $20. $45 VIP Tickets include FREE Dial a Ride from your residence to event and back. 

Purchase online at  www.villagewinewalk.com or at the UPS Store in the Village or at Visitors Center. More info on website

Location: Registration and Day of Ticket Sales at the Corner of Pine Knot & Village Drive in the The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.villagewinewalk.com

16th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 15, 2019 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

This two-day event is held once a year.  Two-person teams participate to catch as many carp as possible with either a pole or a bow to win cash. Prizes awarded in multiple categories including: 1st-3rd place shoreline team, 1st-3rd place boating team, biggest and smallest fish and more.  Enter a raffle to win a custom hunting bow.

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CHECK-IN: Saturday starts 5:00 AM. All hunters must check-in

HUNTING TIMES:Saturday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM ‘

 AWARDS: Sunday, starts at 3:00 PM . Cash Prizes!!!

 Visit website or call 909-866-5796 for more information.

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/carp-roundup/

23rd Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 15, 2019 | 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. 

Now in it’s 23rd year, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary & Pam Kalina in 1997. Gary was an avid runner; he realized that some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in Big Bear. Their involvement is crucial to the success of the event. Gary and Pam had decided after 15 years of event directing and coordination it was time to close that chapter in their life. Team Big Bear now runs the event in their honor.

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.holcombvalleytrailruns.com

Annual Big Bear Run hosted by the Big Bear Trailriders at the Big Bear Convention Center

Jun 28, 2019 – Jun 30, 2019

A two day Dual Sport Motorcycle tour of the surrounding mountains.
Go to  www.bigbeartrailriders.com  for all the details.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: 909-585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com or www.bigbeartrailriders.com

July

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2019

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQ

The Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbeque at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Open seating as well as reserved seating and meals with DJ and kids games before the fireworks Start. Fireworks display runs from 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM.

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.bigbearlakerotary.org

4th of July Fun Run at Meadow Park

Jul 04, 2019 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

Join us for the 2nd Annual Big Bear 4th of July Fun Run! Kick off the holiday with a fun run at Meadow Park, a great place on the lake to reserve your spot for the evening fireworks! A fun event for the entire family. Kids (and strollers!) welcomed. We offer 3 distances – 5K, 10K, 15K with Fast, Flat and Scenic course. Win prizes in our costume contest too!

We are honored to support Run Far, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to children of fallen service members that have committed suicide.

All participants will receive a custom event t-shirt and finisher medal.
Register early and save!   CLICK HERE

Location: Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315
Contact: Website: www.runbigbear.com

Independence Day Fair at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Jul 04, 2019 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

July 4th Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair  at The Big Bear Convention Center

A day of fun for the entire family under the pines.  Festivities include kids fun, vendors, & live music.

Visitors to Big Bear Lake this July 4th holiday will enjoy an action packed holiday for the entire family. The 25th annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair provides a fun-filled outing under the pines. Visitors will be able to enjoy shopping, activities for the little ones, and live entertainment in the high altitude beer garden.

The Independence Day Fair features arts and crafts booths with unique and one-of-a-kind items. Vendors will be selling a large variety of items including wire-wrap jewelry, home & garden decore, candles, homemade jams, health products, toys and vintage clothing. Watch as crafters make their wares onsite. A sampling of Bear Valley Farmer’s Market will also available throughout the day. Little visitors will enjoy a variety of activities include bounce house, arts & crafts, face painting, contests, and a variety of tasty treats.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3000 Website www.bigbearevents.com

Above The Boom – 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 8,200 Feet!

Jul 04, 2019 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

A memorable Fourth of July party with Above the Boom at the top of Snow Summit. The adventure begins with a ride on our Scenic Sky Chair through the San Bernardino National Forest to the top of the mountain (elev. 8,200 feet), and continues with family-friendly entertainment and panoramic views of the Big Bear Fireworks Spectacular.

Please call or visit website for complete details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd – Hog on the Rocks at the Top
Contact: Tel: 1 (844) GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2HsykRA

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Event Date(s)

Jul 04, 2019 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

Big Bear Air Fair 2019 at the Big Bear City Airport

Jul 06, 2019 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

The Big Bear City Airport is pleased to welcome you to its 2019 Air Fair!

This one-day only event is a longstanding tradition in the community. For more than thirty years, the airport has welcomed audiences of all ages to experience the thrill of aviation.  

Activities Include:  Sky Divers – Sightseeing Tours – Warbirds – Classic Cars – Kids Attractions – Gifts and Souvenirs – Food Vendors, and more  

 The whole family will enjoy vintage planes, classic cars and skydiving exhibitions. Also adding to the fun will be community group exhibits, current aircraft displays and a wide array of souvenir and food vendors. There will be attractions that are just for kids. Best of all, IT’S FREE!

A big thank you to all who have enjoyed this wonderful community event in the past, and a heartfelt welcome if you’re joining us for the first time. This day for aviation promises to be filled with fun, food, and fresh air!  

Free Parking is available.

For more information  please call or visit website.

Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3219 Website: www.bigbearairfair.com

Big Bear Chili Cook-Off at the Bartlett Events Area FREE to the Public!

Jul 13, 2019 | 11:00AM – 05:00PM

The Big Bear Lake Chili Cook-Off will take place on Saturday July 13th  at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village of Big Bear Lake

FREE for ALL to Attend with Entertainment and Activities for ALL AGES

Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Garden!  Live Bands! 
Kids Zone presented by Bear Valley Farms! Food Vendors and Artisan Market Place!


Featuring: ICS Sanctioned Chili World  Qualifier Competition with 40+ cooks competing for a $3,500 Prize Purse + Peoples Choice Competition  with $500 Grand Prize. The Highest Finishing Local People’s Choice Cook will  be awarded the Big Bear Chili Cook-Off “Travelling Trophy” as 2018’s Top Big Bear Valley Chili Cook.

Tasting Tickets will be available to the public.
 

All cooks will be competing in People’s Choice as well as the main competition – so more chili tastings available! 
 

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 1 800 4BIGBEAR Website: www.bigbear.com

5th Annual “Craft & Cranks” Brew Festival, Family Fun and Mountain Bike Racing at Snow Summit

Jul 20, 2019 | 08:30AM – 05:00PM

Crafts N Cranks is a one-of-a-kind festival for mountain bikers, craft beer aficionados, and outdoor enthusiasts, featuring two days of bike competitions and beer tastings, with live music and a few carnival rides mixed in for fun at SoCal’s home for year-round outdoor fun – Snow Summit.

Please call or visit Crafts n Cranks website for more event details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2-BEAR or (909) 633-6729 Website: https://craftsncranks.com OR www.teambigbear.com



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This weekend Big Bear Lake hosts the annual MS Walk – a walk to create a world free of multiple sclerosis. There are several Walk/Runs for different charities throughout the year all over the world where people from different backgrounds come together for a common purpose.

Here are 10 reasons why participating in one of these events is good for them and you!!

1

Your running can save a charity money

Charities have the opportunity to buy places from race events to give to runners that raise a certain amount of money. However, if you are lucky enough to secure your own place through the race’s ballot or other entry systems, you can decide to raise funds for a charity of your choice, at no additional cost to the charity.

After small fees from having you as part of the race team are covered, the money that you raise will be mostly profit going directly to the charity providing a welcome boost to their donations.

2

Charity running provides you with a purpose

Beyond the sense of achievement that you will get from finishing a race, running on behalf of a charity will give you further purpose for completing the event. If you are able to achieve personal goals as well as raising valuable funds for a charity of your choice, this can add another level of effort to the challenge. You may even go on to beat your record!

3

Motivation to train

We all know how hard it can be to stay motivated to run when the rain is bouncing off the pavement and temperatures are dropping, it’s tempting to give training a miss or even consider pulling out of your race. However, if a charity is relying on you, you won’t want to let them down. This will give you extra motivation to brave the elements as well as achieving your goals on race day.

4

Personal reasons

You may have your own personal reasons for wanting to support a particular charity. If you, a family member or friend has been affected by a particular disease or illness then running to raise funds for a charity will help you feel like you are doing your bit for a cause that is close to your heart.

People are often motivated by the memory of a loved one, and you might even be able to encourage other friends or family members to get up and running for the same charity.

5

Support surrounding the event

The charity will make sure it provides plenty of support for their runners; before, during and after the event. They will offer training plans as well as tips for fundraising for the weeks coming up to the race, and will help with other arrangements to ensure you feel well prepared when you are standing on the start line.

6

You’re part of the family

In an event like the London Marathon which is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet, there will be thousands of people all in the same boat. Whether they are representing the same charity as you or another cause, there will always be someone to turn to should you be nervous, unsure or start to flag.

There is a massive sense of camaraderie among charity runners.

Most charities will provide their runners with a clearly branded running top so there will be no doubt who everyone is raising money for. There is a massive sense of camaraderie among charity runners on race day so definitely make the most of it and talk to other runners.

7

The day has arrived

Come race day the charity will take out most of the hassle out of your event and make sure you know everything you need to, the only thing left to you is running the race! If you start to struggle you can be sure that you’ll see gangs of supporters from your charity cheering you on from the side which is guaranteed to be a second wind in your sails.

8

Gift aid benefits

If you make the decision to help out a charity by raising funds, taxpayers in certain countries can also benefit the charities ever further by adding their full details to your sponsor form or online page. If this information is given then the charity may in some cases receive an extra set percentage in the form of tax relief (in the UK this is known as Gift Aid), which can make a real difference to their work.

9

Helping raise awareness

High profile events such as marathons will have thousands of spectators as well as the potential for television coverage. This makes these events fantastic opportunities for a charity to raise awareness of their cause. Runners and support teams sporting branded clothing can help bring the charity to public consciousness and you can feel incredibly proud to be contributing to that.

10

Running inevitably gets you fit

For those of you who are starting out in running, training for a race can be challenging but also very rewarding. Training for a race, especially longer events such as marathons, is very important to be properly prepared when the day arrives. Provided you train properly, you will be fitter than you’ve been in some time, potentially the whole of your life.

By deciding to run for a charity, you are not only contributing to their donations but you are also investing in your physical health and well-being. It’s a win-win situation and as good a reason as any to get off the couch once and for all…

List is courtesy of realbuzz.com

Check our list of upcoming events each month to see when the next event is happening in Big Bear and join together for a great cause!

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Did you know that there is a scenic and safe route along the shore of Big Bear Lake that is the perfect place for all ages to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and lake? If you have never taken a stroll along the Alpine Pedal Path, you have been missing out!

The Alpine Pedal Path is a 5.4 mile asphalt path that wanders along the north shore of Big Bear Lake from Stanfield Cutoff to just west of the Solar Observatory. It is easily accessible for hikers, skaters, joggers, and even strollers and wheelchairs. This path extends through a pedestrian tunnel under North Shore Drive (Highway 38), to the Cougar Crest Trailhead parking lot. The path continues east 0.6 of a mile and connects with the Big Bear Discovery Center.

The Alpine Pedal Path is consistently ranked in the top 10 FREE things to do in Big Bear, so the next time you visit us be sure to take a walk or ride and see what it’s all about!

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It is looking like a picture perfect spring weekend coming up in beautiful Big Bear Lake, with daytime temps in the low 60’s and sunny skies. This is the ideal time of year to visit the mountains – prices are at their lowest of the year and there dozens of activities to choose from!

Take a leisurely bike ride along the lake shore, venture into the forest, stroll through The Village, enjoy the nightlife, or just relax in one of our cabins. No matter what kind of getaway you are looking for, Big Bear has got you covered! Check out the flyer below for some special events going on this weekend.

Be sure to visit our website and take a look at all of our beautiful cabins. We do our best to give you the easiest experience possible and help you make lasting memories! Be sure to check out our specials page for details on our 3 Nights for the Price of Two Special that we’ve got going on right now. Paradise is more affordable than you think! Book Today!!

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