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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 dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

August

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


Music in the Mountains

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is bringing back the popular Music in the Mountains series this 2022!

Take a seat under the stars at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater and enjoy the best in country, classic and contemporary rock, 7,000 feet above Southern California! A ticket to a Music in the Mountains concert does more than get you into a great show, it helps to protect your public lands. Proceeds support the Southern California Mountains Foundation and its powerful conservation, recreation, and education programs: The Big Bear Discovery Center, National Children’s Forest, The Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire, Fire Lookout Hosts, Off-Highway Vehicle, and Adopt-a-Trail.

When: August 6: DSB – Tribute to Journey
August 20: Hard Day’s night – Tribute to The Beatles
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center
Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/southern-california-mountains-foundation-2933301377


Conquer The Wall

A 1-mile run, uphill, starting at 7000′. The task may be simple but it’s far from easy! Challenge yourself to the toughest mile race to exist. The 2021 Conquer the Wall event welcomes competitive runners, kids & families, and general gluttons for punishment. The trek may be daunting but the finish line will taste so sweet!

When: August 13, 2022
Location: Snow Summit Resort
Contact: tamarastiles@aol.com

September

Cool Run in the Mountains

11th Annual Cool Run In The Mountains Car Show

The Cool Run Car Show features 100+ unique and classic cars, vendors, live entertainment. Presented by Rodriders of Big Bear, the event raises funds for several local charities including Doves and local Animal Rescue programs.

When: September 3, 2022
Location: Big Bear Convention Center
Contact: Jim Eakin 949-378-8936


Kodiak Ultra Marathons

This year we’re hosting a 100M, 100K, 50K, Half Marathon, and 10K! The 100M & 100K start on Friday, August 19th, while the 50K/Half Marathon/10K will take place on Saturday, August 20th.

Bring your friends, family, and kids so they can experience a little bit of the Big Bear trails for themselves!

When: August 19 & 20, 2022
Location: 40803 Village Dr. Big Bear Lake
Contact: https://www.kodiak100.com/


Music in the Mountains

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is bringing back the popular Music in the Mountains series this 2022!

Take a seat under the stars at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater and enjoy the best in country, classic and contemporary rock, 7,000 feet above Southern California! A ticket to a Music in the Mountains concert does more than get you into a great show, it helps to protect your public lands. Proceeds support the Southern California Mountains Foundation and its powerful conservation, recreation, and education programs: The Big Bear Discovery Center, National Children’s Forest, The Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire, Fire Lookout Hosts, Off-Highway Vehicle, and Adopt-a-Trail.

When: Sept 3: Deja Vu – Tribute to Cosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center
Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/southern-california-mountains-foundation-2933301377


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 September 10 – November 5
Location: Big Bear Convention Center
Contact: https://bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest/

October

Big Bear Yoga Festival

Welcome Back to the Big Bear Yoga Festival!

Two days of music, movement, health, food & fun! You can choose from lectures on health and wellness, a wide range of yoga classes, music, yummy food, live music and guided meditation along with lots of outside fun like hiking, browsing in Vendor Village with live music, Kid’s Play Area, and more! Absolutely plan on coming, it will be phenomenal!

When: October 1 & 2, 2022
Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center
Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-bear-yoga-festival-2022-tickets-332835027527?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Big Bear Grizzly 100 & Gran Fondo

The Big Bear Gran Fondo Mountain Bike ride offers four different routes to fit all levels of riders. With the 30k Skyview or the 50k Skyline course, you’ll enjoy the best riding that Big Bear has to offer. And if you’re looking for more challenge and adventure, check out the Grizzly 100 or 75k!

The Big Bear Grizzly 100/75 is a National Ultra Endurance Race series event. Professional mountain bike racers from all over the world will compete for points and prizes in this national series. Race or ride the 100K or 75K and experience some of Southern California’s best single track and technical riding right in the heart of the San Bernardino mountains.

All tracks will be set up with first aid stations and rider support provided by the Big Bear Valley Race Association.

When: October 8, 2022
Location: The Village at Pine Knot Blvd. & Village Dr.
Contact: https://www.bikereg.com/grizzly-100


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Independence Day is just about here and there is no better place in Southern California to celebrate America than beautiful Big Bear Lake! Not only do we have the absolute BEST Fireworks Spectacular, but we have dozens of fun activities and recreation for everyone in the family, top-notch restaurants and bars, and the weather this week will be LOVELY!

RS Vacations.net has a few clean and comfy cabins left for groups of all sizes. Check out what we have available and book today before they are all gone!

Here are just some of the fun things going on in Big Bear this week:

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

Big Bear Lake’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular ranks Top 5 in Southern California. Viewable from on the water, along the shoreline, from the trails, and around town, the Fireworks Spectacular is a must see every Independence Day.


ABOVE THE BOOM

See one of SoCal’s best 4th of July fireworks shows from the top of Snow Summit. The viewing party includes a ride on the Scenic Sky Chair, live DJ music, and panoramic views of the fireworks over the lake.


WYATT’S INDEPENDENCE DAY FAIR

Head to the Convention Center during the day on July 4th and experience the annual craft fair with handmade goods like home decor, jewelry, vintage clothing, candles and health products and more. Kids activities include a bounce house, a balloon artist, and crafts. Admission is free for all!


RED, WHITE, AND BOOZE

Grown ups! Sip on some wine and get into the patriotic spirit during Barrel 33’s 4th of July paint and sip event on June 24th. This 21+ only events runs from 6pm-8pm. Cost per person is $45 and includes all supplies and first alcoholic beverage.

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As we have been enjoying spectacular, spring weather the last several weeks, I got to thinking how very much I love this time of year in Big Bear. It brought to mind a post of mine from several years ago at this time and I decided to share it once again. Yes, Big Bear is a beautiful wintertime destination and is what we are known for, but it is not only a wintertime destination. Enjoy!

As winter in Big Bear Lake has come to a close, I can’t help but look forward to spring and summertime in the mountains. I love the warming days and cool nights, the flowers and trees blooming, the blue skies….truly beautiful.

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One of the most surprising things to me is that most people believe that Big Bear is strictly a winter destination – no more than a ski town. I can’t even count how many guests ask me what we do up here the rest of the year. Or, when I suggested that they visit us in spring or summer, they asked “but what is there to do?”

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I guess I take it all for granted because I moved to Big Bear as a small child in 1977 with my family, but truly winter is my least favorite season in Big Bear. Don’t get me wrong, the snow is beautiful and I do enjoy skiing, but there is just so much more to do in the other months. Lake activities such as kayaking, fishing, boating and more, golfing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, the zoo, go-karts, ropes courses, climbing walls, ziplines, the alpine slide, and waterslide. The list goes on and on!! Not to mention the shopping and restaurants in The Village, art shows, wine walks, car shows, music events, theater offerings, and holiday events – including the annual Independence Day fireworks show.

While ‘June gloom’ gets you down, we are enjoying sparkling blue skies! When you are sweating it out in July, we are putting on a light sweater for our evening walks. Seriously people, it is GORGEOUS up here in the spring, summer, and fall!! And guess what? It is less expensive to enjoy Big Bear in the “off” seasons as well. Do yourself a favor and come up to explore Big Bear Lake in the warmer months. You will be amazed at our perfect weather and how much there is to do up here.

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RS Vacations offers cabins of every size and location. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for your sweetheart or want to have a fun weekend with family and friends, we have what you are looking for. Do you want to bring up the boat and need a lakefront with a private dock? We can help you. Looking for something close to the National Forest to do some hiking? You’ve come to the right place! Plan to do some shopping in The Village? We have cabins within walking distance. Golfing or Mountain Biking? A whole bunch of cabins close by. We have some really great specials from time to time, so check out our packages and specials page.

Keep an eye on this blog (subscribe!!) for what’s going on and visit our website at RSVacations.net to check out our wide selection of cabins. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!! See you soon!

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Beautiful fall weather continues in Big Bear Lake this week with highs in the 60’s, lows in the 20’s, and lots of sunshine. Take advantage of these fantastic conditions to see the explosion of autumn colors all around the Valley. Some suggestions? Take a hike to Castle Rock, ride the chairlift at Snow Summit and mountain bike down miles of trails, take a 4 x 4 expedition through the back country, fly through the forest on a zip-line adventure, take a lake cruise and see the colors from below or take a helicopter tour and admire the beauty of the mountains from above. There is so much to do in Big Bear and this is one of the most enjoyable times of year to experience it!

The Oktoberfest continues this weekend along with many other “spooky” themed activities such as Zombie Lazer Tag, Pumpkin Smash Zipline Tours, and more! Check out the flyer below for details and head to RSVacations.net to book a cabin for your Big Bear getaway!!

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A beautiful, autumn weekend is in store for Big Bear Lake with seasonal high temps in the upper 50’s to low 60’s and lows in the 30’s. It will be a little breezy and exactly right for a fall weekend in Big Bear!

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Willkommen to the 49th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest! The fun continues this weekend so grab some friends and head on up for some fun, food, music and BEER!

Get a jump start on the winter season and enjoy real snow, snowboarding competition, and live music at Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain.

Come and see what these fantastic annual events are all about! RS Vacations has cabins available and we are featuring lower off-season pricing! Head over to our website and book today!!

There is still so much to do and enjoy in Big Bear! Fall is the perfect time for Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, strolls through The Village, Zip Lining, listening to live music, and so much more. The crowds have thinned, our prices have dropped and the weather is gorgeous!! Come on up!

If you are planning to join us for the holidays, be sure to book your cabin with us soon, as our calendar is starting to fill up. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the magic of the holidays in Big Bear. RS Vacations has all sizes of cabins with awesome amenities and un-matched customer service! You will not be disappointed!! Book a Big Bear Cabin today!

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It has been a beautiful summer in Big Bear Lake so far, and this weekend will be no exception! High temps will be upper 70’s to 80° with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms. Gorgeous!

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This weekend brings several special events to the Big Bear Valley, and there really is something for everyone. In addition to the special events, all of our summer activities are going strong – hiking, biking, lake activities, golf, shopping, and so much more!! Check out the details below and come on up!

If you have never joined us at 6,700′ for summertime fun, come and see what you have been missing! If you have spent time here in the summer before, come on back and see what’s new!! We have lots of sunshine, perfect temperatures and tons of fun all summer long!

Please 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!

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BIKES, BEERS & GOOD TIMES

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Join us for the 5th annual Crafts N Cranks – July 20 & 21 – at Snow Summit. This is a FREE event for spectators. Wristbands for beer tasting or carnival rides are available for online purchase.

JULY 20-21, 2019 | SNOW SUMMIT

CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS:
Spend a day of family-friendly fun with unlimited access* to all Basecamp Activities (climbing wall, zip line, Eurobungy® trampoline, QUICKjump), carnival rides (ferris wheel, tornado, cliff hanger), and Scenic Sky Chair.

BREWFEST:
Come sample 40+ craft beers from some of Southern California’s favorite breweries, July 20-21 from 11AM-2PM, in the Snow Summit base area. All tastings includes a souvenir Crafts N Cranks glass while supplies last.Craft beers are available for individual purchase. All guests must provide a valid 21+ ID at a the Snow Summit ticket windows to receive their tasting pass.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES:

Whip Off
Best Trick
Dual Slalom
SoCal Enduro Series – FINAL
California State XC Championships
Gold State Endurance #6
Snow Summit Downhill Series #3 – SERIES FINAL

LIVE MUSIC:

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IGNITE

Formed in 1993 in the suburbs of Orange County during the height of Seattle Grunge and the Epitaph Records punk revival, IGNITE have made a career defying convention with against the grain music and thought provoking, politically charged lyricism. From prior efforts including “Call On My Brothers” (1995), “Past Our Means” (1996) and “A Place Called Home” (2000), the band’s records have distinguished themselves with complex arrangements, triumphant hooks and IGNITE’s calling card: frontman Zoli Teglas’ unmistakable, soaring vocals.

 

DEATH BY STEREO

DEATH BY STEREO

DBS, as they are known by many of their loyal followers, have assembled a worldwide fan base built upon a seemingly endless international tour schedule, with enough passport stamps to make many of their contemporaries jealous. They have shared the stage many times over with the likes of Slipknot, AFI, Serj Tankian, Avenged Sevenfold, and Rise Against, just to name a few. They have headlined some of the biggest and best festivals around the world (Germany’s “With Full Force”, Belgium’s “Grozerock”, U.S.‘s “Warped Tour” and Colombia’s “Rock Al Parque”). Having toured in over 20 countries is an accomplishment few bands of any stature can lay claim to.

WHITEKAPS

WHITEKAPS

In 1983 Dean Briggs, Glenn McKenzie, Mike Burton and Bob Becker, all high school friends, started a band heavily influenced by the surf / skate culture and the sounds of bands like Agent Orange, The Gears, Simpletones, The Crowd and JFA. Known for their humorous lyrics and fun raucous shows that included a lot of crowd involvement, beer and barely clad punk rock girls, the Whitekaps played with most of the bands they grew up loving as well as the 90’s wave of punk bands such as Greenday, Offspring, Blink 182, and more.

Please call or visit website  for more details.

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

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Looking to beat the heat? Our Big Bear weather forecast for the coming week boasts temps in the low 80’s and our famous summer, afternoon thunderstorms to cool things down. Not to worry though, these storms are usually fairly brief and you will still be able to have your fun on the lake, in the forest or around town. This is a great time of year to visit the mountains!!

Along with the huge number of activities to do in Big Bear during the summer months, ChiliCookOffwe have a few great events happening this weekend as well, including the Annual Chili Cook-Off.  Check out this weekend’s “Live It. Up.” below for more information.

Visit us at RSVacations.net if you are looking to beat the heat, lose the crowds, and have some fun in beautiful Big Bear Lake. Book your Big Bear Vacation Cabin today!! See you soon!

 

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ChiliCookOff

Big Bear’s 2019 Chili Cook-Off is an ICS-World qualifier event with 40+ competing chefs!

630 Bartlett in The Village
Saturday, July 13th
11am to 5pm (Tastings close at 3pm)

TASTING KITS & LIVE MUSIC!
KIDS LAND & AN ADULT CHILL GARDEN!

 

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  • ICS-Sanctioned World Qualifier Competition with 40+ cooks competing for over $4,900 Prize Purse and a People’s Choice Competition with a $500 Grand Prize. Tasting Kits available to the public.
  • Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Garden
  • Live Music
  • Kids Land
  • Artisan Marketplace and Food Vendors

 

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Great Music Line-Up

  • Doo Wah Riders @ 12 Noon
  • Born Country @ 2:15pm
  • South of Santa Fe @ 4:15pm

 

Kids Land Fun!

  • Petting Zoo hosted by Bear Valley Farms
  • Bouncers
  • Craft table
  • And more!

 

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  • Traditional Red Chili: 1st-$1500; 2nd-750; 3rd-250
  • Chili Verde: 1st-500; 2nd-250; 3rd-150
  • Veggie Chili: 1st-500; 2nd-250; 3rd-150
  • Youth Red Chili: 1st-250; 2nd-125; 3rd-75
  • People’s Choice: Winner-500
  • Bear Valley Chili Master: Winner-100

 

Moulingreatroom.720If you are looking for a clean and updated cabin with amenities, head over to RSVacations.net and find the one that is perfect for you! We have cabins that are walking distance to The Village, Lake, Forest Trails, Bike Park, and more!! You won’t be disappointed!! Book your Big Bear Getaway today!!

 

 

 

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In Big Bear Lake, the 4th of July is so much more than just a (spectacular!) Fireworks show! We have activities and events to satisfy everyone in your family or group. Whether you’re looking for thrills, relaxation, shopping, entertainment, or just getting in touch with naturewe have it all…and then some!

RSVLogoNoBackSmWe do have a few cabins left for the 4th Weekend, but they are filling up fast! Whether your group is big or small, we have something for you – Head over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear cabin today!

 

Here are just some of the things to do this Independence Day weekend:

Hear some great, live music: Rock out at The Cave in the Village. Listen to the hits of Tom Petty with “The Pettybreakers”, and bang your head with Metalachi! The first concert in the Music in the Mountains summer series at the Big Bear Discovery Center takes you back to boogie with “Bee Gees Gold” – Tribute to the Bee Gees with special guest Abba Fab, The Premier Abba Experience.

Take in some Art: Check out some local artists at Art on the Corner in the Village. Want to do some creating of your own? Paint a masterpiece of your own at the Paint and Sip Fireworks Edition at Barrel 33 in the Village!

AirFair2019Airplane Fun at the 2019 Air Fair: 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!

Check out some great Crafts: Visit the Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show. Food, music, and activities as well. At the Convention Center.

Get out on Big Bear Lake: Rent a boat, kayak, canoe, wave runner, paddleboard or peddleboat from a local marina. Take a cruise on a pirate ship or an authentic paddleboat. See the lake from above while parasailing.

Get into the National Forest: Take a hike, a 4×4 Jeep tour, a horseback ride, ride a zipline, or ride the sky chair and mountain bike down.

Wander through the Village: Browse quaint shops, sample some amazing fudge (YUM!), watch a live cooking demonstration or have an outstanding meal in one of the many restaurants.

Have some family fun: Play 9 holes of GLOW GOLF, Zoom down the Alpine Slide, splash down the Waterslide, take a unique segway tour, go ice skating, play Laser-Tag, go bowling, visit the Zoo or Museum, or rent some bikes and ride the Alpine Pedal Path.

Relax: Get a massage, get a mani-pedi, sit out on the deck or in the spa of your RS Vacations Cabin and listen to the breeze and the birds.

fireworks1.jpgWatch that amazing Fireworks Show: Whether you watch from a boat, lakeside, or Above the Boom, you wont be disappointed!

Please join us in beautiful Big Bear Lake this Independence Day weekend and make some lasting memories with the people you love! See you soon!!

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