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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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mark-your-calendarBig 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!

Summer has officially begun here in Big Bear – and the huge number of special events and activities available show it! The list is long and there is something for everyone to do. Oh, and the weather is fantastic! Beat the heat, escape the city and come live it up – Big Bear Style!!

RS Vacations still has cabins available for the Independence Day Holiday, but they are going fast. From Lakefronts to Rustic Cabins off the beaten path, we have homes to fit the needs of most any group or budget. Visit us online today and book your perfect Big Bear Getaway!

This Month:

  • Spring Wine Walk in the Village

Jun 01, 2013 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association presents their annual Spring Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1st. Stroll the Village boutiques and shops while sampling fine wines and light hors d’oeuvres. $30 per person (Pre-sale) • $35 per person (Day of the Event if Available) Tickets can be purchased on line @ bigbearlakevillage.com and in the Village at Home Warehouse Design Center, Hunter Hall’s, La Dolce Vita, The Shirt Shanty, The Copper Q, and The UPS Store.  The Wine Walk will begin at 3:30 and end at 7:00 p.m., shortly followed by a raffle prize drawing for event attendees.  Check-in to get wristbands starts at 2:30 pm Saturday at the Xmas Tree Lot (corner of Pine Knot and Village Drive). For more information, please call or visit website.

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

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

  • Team Big Bear Big Bear Shoot-Out

Jun 02, 2013 | 11:00AM – 04:00PM

Team Big Bear presents the Big Bear Shoot-out. Course follows the forest trails on the South shore of the Lake.  Features a finish festival with awards, $1 tacos, music and more. Registration is from 3-5 PM on Saturday June 1st at La Montana or 8-10 AM on June 2nd. Finish Festival and Awards Ceremonies also take place at La Montana early Sunday afternoon. For more details please call (909) 633-6729

Location: Registration: La Montanas at 42164 Moonridge Road Race Start adjacent to Bear Mountain Ski Resort 43101 Goldmine Drive.

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

  • The Cave “Opening Nights” Featuring Jim Curry Tribute to John Denver

Jun 07, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

Jim Curry’s heartfelt delivery rolls out into the crowd as multi-platinum hits like “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song” and “Calypso” fill the room. Curry is not your usual “Vegas style” impersonator. In fact, he is not an impersonator at all. Jim sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute to the music in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. His looks and his voice are simply a pleasant coincidence that captures the true essence of John Denver’s music.  Tix are $25-35 and available online at website.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500 Website: www.jimcurry.eventbrite.com

  • 3rd Annual Big Bear Spiritual Experience

Jun 07, 2013 – Jun 10, 2013

The Bear Valley Center for Spiritual Enrichment presents its 3rd annual Big Bear Spiritual Experience  Registration is $275 ( includes 5 meals) for the weekend. Keynote speaker is Dr Linda Logan. Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Bear Valley Center for Spiritual Enrichment – 578 Bonanza Trail, Big Bear Lake, CA 92135

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-7100

  • Fishing for $50K Trout Derby

June 08, 2013 | 6:30AM – 4:00PM & June 09, 2013 | 6:30 AM- 4:00 PM

Big Bear Lake Resort Association will pay $50,000 to an angler that reels in the grand prize tagged trout at the 5th Annual  Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby June 8 and 9, 2013.

Prizes for the remaining fourteen tagged trout caught in the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby are eligible for a cash prize drawing of up to $500 sponsored by Big Bear Sporting Goods.  In addition to tagged trout prizes, anglers who catch the largest fish (by weight) in four different classes will be awarded prizes too. The four classes are adult male/female and junior male/female (under age 16). A bonus prize of $500 is awarded to the overall largest trout (by weight) caught on Pautzke Fire Bait.

Free entry is given to Fishin’ for 50K participants who stay at least one night at a Big Bear Lake Resort Association lodge from June 7 to June 9. The amount of free entries is based on lodging occupancy per reservation. Up to four free entries is also given to participants who rent a pontoon boat on either day of the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby at a participating marina in Big Bear Lake.

An awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. in the Big Bear Visitor Center parking lot located at 630 Bartlett Road (in the Village). The awards ceremony includes a general raffle with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers.

Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby is Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Entry is $55 for adults and $30 for participants under age 16. Entries are limited to the first 750 registered anglers. Each contestant receives a free jar of Pautzke Fire Bait and a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops and specialty services.   For rules and regulations or to register for the event visit http://www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232.

Location: Big Bear Lake Visitor Center at 630 Bartlett Rd.

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

  • Get Outdoors Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jun 08, 2013 | 10:00AM – 03:00PM

This event encourages healthy, active outdoor fun, and aims to reach first-time visitors to public lands, and reconnect our youth to the great outdoors.

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

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

  • 17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 09, 2013 | 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 4 years.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

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

  • Big Bear Triathlon at Meadow Park

Jun 15, 2013 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM


Join us on June 15th for a new chapter in Triathlon events in Big Bear Lake. Clean air, mountain forests, a large lake, 2 hours from Downtown LA, 3 hours from Las Vegas, perfect temperatures, and did I mention altitude? Come challenge yourself in Southern California’s mountain playground.  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 14th at 1PM. For more information please visit website or visit www.openairbigbear.com

Location: Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315

Contact: Website: www.bbvtriclub.com/home/big-bear-triathlon/

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

Jun 15, 2013 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


The editors of the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo 2014 Calendar invite all photographers to enter the 2013 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, 2013 and July 30, 2013.  June 15 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). Winners will be published in a professionally designed 15 month calendar. All entrants will be mailed a free copy of the 2014 calendar.

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

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

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

Jun 15, 2013 | 04:00PM – 06:00PM

The 2013 Big Bear Heritage Parade will begin at the intersection of Big Bear and Summit Boulevards at 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon of Saturday, June 15th. This year Old Miners extends its embrace to honor all First Responders from area police, fire, natural resource agencies, and public service institutions with the theme “Big Bear Thanks You.”  For more details please visit website

Location: Along Big Bear Blvd at China Gardens and Jeffries Road

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

  • Mountaintop Strings “Bon Voyage” Concert at the Cave

Jun 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

The Mountaintop Strings “Bon Voyage” Concert  to celebrate their upcoming 2013 European Tour. Program will be an eclectic mix of music for all ages that includes Classical, Jazz, Multicultural, Film and Light Rock. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 855-8286

  • The 14th Annual Big Bear Cowboy Gathering

Jun 21, 22, 23, 2013

The 14th Annual Big Bear Cowboy Gathering will take place on June 21-23 at the Cave in the Village. The Gathering always features outstanding musicians, authors, storytellers and poets. More details to be announced soon.

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

Contact: Tel: (909)380-1871. Website: www.bigbearcowboygathering.net

  • 8th Annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival

Jun 21, 22, 23, 2013 | 05:00PM – 11:30PM

The 8th Annual Big Bear Lake Jazz Trax Summer Music Festival takes place Lakeside at the Marina Resort. Lineup and schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY JUNE 21   Guitarist Extraordinaire STEVE OLIVER Unplugged On Board the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel boat on Big Bear Lake. Cruises at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure

After Party at Nottingham’s Saxophonist WILL DONATO and DJ Jonathan Phillips

SATURDAY, JUNE 22
Noon: Chicago Guitarist NICK COLIONNE special unplugged performance
1:00 PM:  Keyboardist NICHOLAS COLE
3:00 PM: Hit Saxman EUGE GROOVE
5:00 PM: British Guitar Legend PETER WHITE

After Party at Nottingham’s with DJ Jonathan Phillips

SUNDAY, JUNE 23
Noon:  T.B.A. Young Up and Coming Barbados born Saxophonist
1:00 PM: Jazz Vocalist SELINA ALBRIGHT
3:00 PM: Legendary Hammond B-3 Player BOOKER T. JONES of Booker T and the MG’s Fame 5:00 PM: The Godfather of Smooth  GEORGE DUKE

Tickets on sale Now! Call 866-TRAX TIX or purchase on-line at www.jazztrax.com

Location: On the Lake at the Marina Resort 40770 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: 1 866 Trax Tix Website: www.jazztrax.com

  • C.A.T.S. presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” at the PAC

Jun 21, 2013 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

CATS (The Community Arts Theater Society) will present their summer musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award classic, OKLAHOMA!, featuring such beautiful music as Oh What A Beautiful Morning and People Will Say We’re In Love. With production values as only the CATS organization can produce, the musical promises to be an outstanding theatrical experience for the whole family.

CATS brings OKLAHOMA! to the Big Bear Performing Arts Center for 12 performances: June 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, July 2, 3, 5, & 6 at 7:30 and June 23, 30 and July 7 at 1:30. Ticket prices range from $16-$28 for Adults; $15-$26 for Seniors, and $9-19 for Kids under 18.

Tickets for all events will be available through the CATS web site at www.bigbeartheater.org.

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 22, 2013

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments and Big Bear Charter Fishing  are hosting 6 bass tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year on April 21, May 4, June 22, July 14, August 11 and September15.  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

  • 10th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 22 – 23, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

Come to Big Bear Municipal Water District on June 22nd and  23rd to participate in a once a year event to catch as many carp as you can with either a pole or a bow. Prizes and More.

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.org

  • Corvettes West’s 31st Anniversary Big Bear Bash 2013

Jun 28 – 30, 2013

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2013 takes place this year from June 28th until June 30th.  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 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 29th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and a Corvette Drive Around the Lake on Saturday afternoon.

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

Contact: Tel: (951) 776-0936 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash

  • The Sixth Annual Big Bear PaddleFest

Jun 29, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM


The Sixth Annual Big Bear PaddleFest  at Swim Beach at Meadow Park on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake. Big Bear PaddleFest is a Festival of Clinics and Races for Kayaks, Canoes, and Stand Up Paddleboards on Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company.

Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3414 Website: www.openairbigbear.com

  • 34th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour

Jun 29, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

The 34th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour takes place on Saturday June 29th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Tickets are $25 and will be available beginning Memorial Weekend at: BIG BEAR CHAMBER of COMMERCE on Bartlett FOX FARM ANTIQUES on Fox Farm HAUS & HOME on Big Bear Blvd. INTERIORS on Fox Farm PAPER CLIP in Summit Plaza PHIL’S AUTOMOTIVE on Fox Farm SHELLI’S HALLMARK in Vons Center UNION BANK on Big Bear Blvd. For more details please call 909-866-8481

Location: Various Locations including Big Bear Chamber of Commerce at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel:(909) 585-7037 or (909) 866 -4607 Website: www.siofbigbearvalley.org

  • Music in the Mountains 2013 “The Long Run, A Band with No Name & Fortunate Son”

Jun 29, 2013 | 06:00PM – 09:30PM

     

2013 Music in the Mountains presents “Classic Harmony Tour” with
‘The Long Run’, Experience the Eagles and special guests ‘A Band with No Name’, America’s Favorite Tribute to America plus ‘Fortunate Son’, A Tribute to Music of John Fogerty.

Tickets:  $29 General admission. $40 bench seat with parking. Teens (13-17); $10 general admission; all events 12 & under are admitted FREE for general admission seating only. Music loving pets on leash always welcome and admitted FREE. General admission tickets valid in open and casual seating areas only. SEASON PASS SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE; $95 ADULT (18+) PURCHASE BY MAY 1 & SAVE!! Get your parking FREE! For more details please visit website.

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

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

Next Month – July

  • C.A.T.S. presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” at the PAC

Jul 2, 3, 5, & 6 2013 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM and Jul 7, 2013 | 1:30 PM

CATS (The Community Arts Theater Society) will present their summer musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award classic, OKLAHOMA!, featuring such beautiful music as Oh What A Beautiful Morning and People Will Say We’re In Love. With production values as only the CATS organization can produce, the musical promises to be an outstanding theatrical experience for the whole family.

CATS brings OKLAHOMA! to the Big Bear Performing Arts Center for 12 performances: June 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, July 2, 3, 5, & 6 at 7:30 and June 23, 30 and July 7 at 1:30. Ticket prices range from $16-$28 for Adults; $15-$26 for Seniors, and $9-19 for Kids under 18.

Tickets for all events will be available through the CATS web site at www.bigbeartheater.org.

Tickets can also be purchased through the PAC Box Office at 909-866-4970. Additional info at: www.bigbeartheater.org

 

  • The 27th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show

Jul 4 – 6, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The 27th 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

  • Bruce Springsteen Experience Tribute plus The Pettybreakers Tribute to Tom Petty at the Cave

Jul 04, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

The World’s most authentic tribute to Bruce Springsteen.  Their flawless reproduction of a high energy Bruce concert is unparalleled in this genre.  This Springsteen show covers material from the early 1970’s through the hits of today. This is a must-see for any die-hard fan.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Call for ticket information.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2013 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

The 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.

$75 Deck-VIP Includes Served Meal & Reserved Seating Area with Tables
$50 Ticket Includes Meal & Reserved Viewing Area
$25 Ticket includes Steak or Chicken Meal from Barnstorm Restaurant
$20 Ticket includes Hamburger or Hot Dog meal from Red Barron
$15 View Only Ticket: Includes Fireworks Viewing and Play Area.

Tickets at:
Sotheby’s  (909)878-4214
Marina Resort (909) 866-5000
Shelli’s Hallmark (909) 866-4882
Bear City Glass (909) 585-2037
First Mountain Bank (909) 966-0022 ask for Paula

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4607 Website: www.bigbearrotary.com

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show

Jul 04, 2013 | 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.

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4607 Website: www.bigbearrotary.com

  • ZZ Too Tribute to ZZ Top and Skynyrd Reloaded Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Cave.

Jul 05, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

ZZ Too is America’s premiere ZZ Top tribute act.  ZZ Too nails their sound lick for lick!  Just close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to the original, but don’t because you have to see this band to believe it.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers.Call for ticket information.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Time Bear Country Fair at Moonridge Animal Park

Jul 06, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

It is a family affair at this year’s annual Bear Country Fair held at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, where there is something for everyone including an animal feeding tour following the fair activities. Enjoy country fair activities for the whole family. Includes face painting, jewelry making, bear toss, and bear roaring contest. Also pie eating contest between our 3 black bears–who eats their pie the fastest? Call (909)878-4200 for more information or visit our website.

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

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

  • Pine Knot Village Artwalk

Jul 06 – 07, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 8th Pine Knot Village Art Walk is expanding in 2013 to the Bartlett Parking Lot as well as various locations throughout the Village. Plans are in the works for live music, beer and wine garden and food trucks.  40+ artists from around the region exhibit work for sale, with live art demos and entertainment. Enjoy the clean mountain air and laid back atmosphere that makes this four season resort community a real getaway from the big city. Takes place July 6-7 and admission is Free.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-3556 Website: www.artsmda.org

  • Creedence Relived Tribute to CCR and Red Headed Stranger Tribute to Willie Nelson at the Cave

Jul 07, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

From “Fortunate Son” to “Proud Mary” to “Born on the Bayou,” Creedence Relived is a highly faithful tribute to one of America’s greatest rock Bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival. This show is an accurate recreation of a CCR concert of the 1960’s.  This is the only Creedence tribute act in the country to feature a “John Fogerty” who plays lead guitar riffs, harmonica as well as vocals.

Red Headed Stranger lovingly pays homage to a national treasure and true American hero, the living legend known as Willie Nelson.  Join the hands-down, world’s best Willie Nelson tribute band with this incredible live celebration of Willie and his music.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Call for ticket information

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miners 2nd Annual Big Bear Bluegrass Festival

Jul 12 – 14, 2013

Bring out your washboards, spoons and best boots for stompin’ this summer for the 2nd Annual Big Bear Bluegrass Festival July 12, 13 & 14, 2013.  Enjoy three days of live “Bluegrass with Big Bear Altitude.”  Choose from breath-taking Breakfast & Bluegrass concerts aboard the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Cruise, intimate acoustic sounds on board an authentic Hay Wagon Ride through the Village, free Bluegrass concerts on the Beach, a headliners Nitegrass concert in the Village, and much more.  Bluegrass workshops will also be available for enthusiastic students eager to learn from the talented group of Americana aficionados invading Big Bear this summer.  Shuttle service between sponsoring lodges, the Old Miners Chili Cookoff, and all Bluegrass concert venues will be available. View website for full performance schedule and to buy tickets.

Location: Various Locations in Town

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-5949 Website: www.bigbearbluegrass.com

  • Old Miners Big Bear Calcutta Dinner & Chili Booth Auction

Jul 12, 2013 | 07:30PM – 09:00PM

Enjoy great food, drinks and camaraderie as you bid in a live auction on the winning chili team that will compete the following day at the Big Bear Chili Cook-Off in the Village Bartlett Parking Lot.  The person who buys the winning chili team splits the pot of dough with the chili champions and the Old Miners’ Association.

Location: Nottingham’s Tavern at 40797 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: Tel: (909) 363-6592 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Old Miners 3rd Annual Outhouse Races in the Village

Jul 13, 2013

Big Bear Valley’s newest sport returns in the 3rd Annual Old Miners’ Outhouse Race on Cottage Lane at Bartlett Lot. Times TBA.  Come to the Calcutta Luncheon & Outhouse Auction during the Big Bear Chili Cookoff and bid on the fastest People-Powered-Potty in the West! The person who buys the winning race team splits the pot of dough with the winning team and the Old Miners’ Association.  Cast your vote for the best decorated Outhouse and Team costume.  Watch teams push an outhouse along a designated race track.  The winning teams will receive a cash prize, a coveted trophy and a complimentary entrance fee for next year’s race. FREE for all to watch. $50 Team Entry Fee.

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

Contact: Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Mountain Communities Health Fair at the Elks Lodge

Jul 13, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Hosted by the Big Bear Lions Club & The Sunset Lions in partnership with Crestline Lioness, Arrowbear Lake Lions and Lucerne Valley Lions. FREE for everyone to attend. Presenters in the past have included  Big Bear Valley Recreation & Parks Dept, Big Bear City Fire Dept, —EMT—Blood Pressure, CERTS—disaster awareness, Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.), Dental Screening by dentists of Big Bear Valley, Diabetes Awareness—Lions of District 4-L4, DOVE’s, Dr Pramann—Holistic Chiropractor, Face Painting for Children by Rainbow the Clown, Friends in Sight—Free Vision Screening and Free Recycled Glasses, Healthy Start—Tanya Perry, Historical Society—information booth, Life Stream Blood Mobile Unit, Medic Alert—Kiwanis, Medical Arts Pharmacy, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept—Child Fingerprinting, San Bernardino County Mobile Health, and VCA Lakeside Animal Clinic. For more information please call (909) 585-7121.

Location: The Elk’s Lodge at 40611 Village Drive Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7121

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

Jul 13, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 2013 Big Bear Old Miners Association International Chili Society Sanctioned Chili Cook Off at the Bartlett Lot in the Village. Both local and visiting contestants vie for cash prizes and awards, including the coveted opportunity to advance to the World Championships.  No Admission Charge.Tasting Kits are $5. With Live Music, Food and Drink, Vendors, Contests, Kids Activities and Lots of Chili!

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 363-6592 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Brews For Food – Big Bear’s Beer & Spirits Fest

Jul 13, 2013 | 02:00PM – 08:00PM

Big Bear Brewfest eventTaste the Experience at the second annual Brews For Food Benefit on Saturday, July 13th. A benefit for St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, Brews For Food will feature 30+ different beers and a variety of spirits from Tequila to fine Whiskeys for sampling. The day also features live entertainment on both an indoor and outdoor stage and activities for both the young and young at heart. A variety of arts, crafts and collectibles vendors will be on-hand selling their wares and Wyatt’s Cafe & Saloon will also be open serving up the mountain’s best ranch-style grub.

Saint Joseph’s Food Pantry is one of three weekly food pantries that serves the Big Bear Valley. Besides the families that pick-up at the church, the pantry also delivers food to homebound individuals. Staffed completely by volunteers, the food pantry is open to anyone who needs food every Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Saint Joseph’s also provides diapers and personal hygiene items.

Brews For Food is Big Bear’s only beer tasting event. The first 150 ticket buyers will receive a complimentary tasting pint glass and special V.I.P. tickets featuring early entrance, heavy appetizers and unlimited tasting will be available. Activities include fun contests and for children, carnival games, Pony rides and bounce houses.

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

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jul 14, 2013

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments and Big Bear Charter Fishing are hosting 6 bass tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year on April 21, May 4, June 22, July 14, August 11 and September15.  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

  • Kenny Metcalf as Elton John at the Cave

Jul 14, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

Kenny Metcalf as Elton captures 70’s and 80’s era Elton John like no other tribute band.  Eight seasoned musicians recreate an early Elton John show complete with bell-bottoms, platforms, glitter and sequins.  Frontman Kenny Metcalf channels Elton while playing piano and providing lead vocals.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Call for ticket information

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Big Bear Summer Theater Festival presents “Songs of Broadway” at the Bear Cave Entertainment Center

Jul 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

The Big Bear Summer Theater Festival will take place over three weekends (July 18-20, 25-27 and August 1-3) at the Bear Cave Entertainment Center. The festival will perform a traditional melodrama “The Lost Van Duzen Gold Mine (Or How I Lost my Mind), a historical drama “Inherit the Wind” and will pay homage to the Great White Way with the  musical “Songs of Broadway” highlighting songs from Broadway shows. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $30 for VIP. Available online at website or in person at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce at 630 Bartlett Road.

Songs of Broadway:”Songs of Broadway,” the director is auditioning last minute acts and rehearsing others as he tries to get a new variety show open. Young singers and dancers anxiously await their moment in the spotlight while the reigning “Diva” isn’t all that excited about being forced to rehearse with all this “raw” talent.  The director is losing his wits and yet the show still must go on. The production is a showcase of some of the greatest singing talent available, and is loaded with award-winning performers from the music studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja.

Location: The Bear Cave Entertainment Center at 40210 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (805) 807-9939 Website: www.bigbeartheater.com

  • 72nd Annual Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show

Jul 19, 2013 | 10:15AM – 05:00PM

Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show at The Performing Arts Center. Judging is on Friday from 10:15 AM to Noon. Open to the public Noon to 5:00 PM on Friday and 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday. Admission is FREE. For More info please call (909) 866-6777.

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6777

  • Big Bear Mountain Bike Skills Camp

Jul 20, 2013 – Jul 22, 2013

Big Bear Mountain Bike Skills Camp is run by long time physics teacher and pro mountain bike racer Romolo Forcino.  Romolo has been riding and racing for over 35 years.  He is a past California state champion, 24 hours of Moab Champion, Downieville podium finisher,  California State XC and Marathon podium finisher and Rim Nordic series winner. For more details please call (760) 912-6368 or email to rforcino@hotmail.com

Location: Snow Summit Ski Chair at Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (760) 912-6368

  • The 11th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 20, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

The 11th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour sponsored by the Siera Club Big Bear group is set to take place on Saturday, July 20th. Participants can begin the FREE self-guided tour anytime between 9 am and noon starting at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery, located at 41223 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake, across the street from the Denny’s Restaurant.  Once registered, participants will have until 4:00 pm to complete the driving tour of the homes in Big Bear Valley.

A tour booklet, which includes the locations of the 8 stops, a map and helpful information on gardening in the mountains, will be handed out at the starting location. Experts will be on hand at each of the homes on the tour to explain the ins and outs of creating a beautiful landscape and conserving water at the same time. Several of the tour sponsors will be on hand at the Eminger’s starting location to answer questions about topics such as composting, tree care and artificial turf. Drought-tolerant plants will be on sale at Eminger’s throughout the day.

Once again the tour will feature a special FireWise home where the homeowner married defensible space with drought tolerant and native plants. Attendees will be able to pick up information on which native plants should be planted within 15 feet of the home and which should be planted outside a 15 foot circle. You CAN have a beautiful, natural yard and be FireWise, too.

Native plants will also be on sale mid-way through the tour at Hunters Nursery with native plant expert, Orchid Black on hand to answer your questions.   For additional information on the Sierra Club’s Xeriscape Garden Tour contact Christie Walker at 909-547-2237.

To see pictures of last year’s gardens, go online to: www.sierraclubbigbeargroup.org and scroll down to the bottom where you will find links to several digital photo albums of past tours.

Location: Check-in Emingers Mountain Nursery at 41223 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 547-2237 Website: www.sierraclubbigbeargroup.com

  • The Joshua Tree Tribute to U2 and Murmur Tribute to R.E.M. at the Cave

Jul 20, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

The Joshua Tree has played to the delight of fans from Southern California, to Alaska, Mexico and the East Coast.  All four band members strive to bring an authentic “U2 Experience” to every show, including sound, gear, and wardrobe.

Murmur is out to keep the music of R.E.M. alive by offering fans a fun, live experience they will never forget featuring hit songs, a great live show, and lots of surprises.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Call for ticket information.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miner’s DooDah Parade in Fawnskin

Jul 27, 2013 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

The Big Bear Moose Lodge #2085, the Fawnskin Chamber of Commerce and the Old Miners presents one of Big Bear’s wackiest traditions: the Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade. Although famous as the World’s Shortest Parade, it sure isn’t short on fun.  Spend the day enjoying great food, music and family games in one of Big Bear’s quaintest venues.

Schedule as follows:
8am  – Breakfast in Fawnskin (Breakfast Burritos at the Moose Lodge)
10am – Parade, followed by BBQ at the Moose Lodge

Cost: Spectators Free, Parade Entry $10

Location: Downtown Fawnskin

Contact: Tel: (909) 556-1567 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Battle of the Bands at the Cave

Jul 28, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

Battle of the Bands at the Cave. The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Call For ticket information.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

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  • 4th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 03, 2013 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

Held in the high country of Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, riders of all levels escape the summer heat and cruise alpine roadways, over high mountain passes like Onyx Summit (elevation of 8,443 feet), and around Big Bear and Baldwin Lakes. Each Tour distance includes portions of the 2010, 2012 and proposed 2014 AMGEN Tour of California. Stages Phil Liggett named “one of the best cycling stages we’ve seen in America, ever!”

Tour de Big Bear Route Details Tour de Big Bear – 25 mile route – over 700 feet of climbing. Big Bear Valley Tour – 50 mile route -more than 1,800 feet of climbing. The Grand Tour – 70 mile route – over 3,700 feet of climbing. THE CLIMB- 100 mile route – 7,425 feet of challenging climbing.   Rider Privileges and Weekend Events An organized start and finish staging area at “The Village” and a bike valet during Saturday’s festivities. The event will be timed overall and include a NEW King of the Mountain Race Segment and CASH prizes for participants of the 70 and 100 mile routes. All pre-registered riders will receive a goodie bag, custom-made finishers’ medal, and our now famous high performance technical shirt. Distances will be staffed with Course Marshalls, legendary nutrition/hydration stations, host numerous first aid and repair vehicles.

Tour de Big Bear weekend events include Friday packet pick-up, no-host pasta dinner, optional spectacular sunset dinner cruise on Big Bear Lake, and a Goldsprints Competition at Nottingham’s Tavern. Saturday’s post ride activities include: Cycling Expo. Blues for the Zoo concert – riders receive discounts on tickets to attend this annual lakeside event, Saturday evening Goldsprints Competition, pitting qualifies from earlier rounds against each other for final overall winners. Rounding out the weekend is a time trial race and an organized recovery ride, both scheduled for Sunday.   For more information, including registration details, course maps and discounted lodging, or to register for the event, please visit website.

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8467 Website: www.openairbigbear.com.

  • 12th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 12th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 in beautiful downtown Fawnskin. More details to be announced.

Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin

Contact: Tel: (909) 237-0448 Website: www.bbvrsinc.org

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

Aug 09 – 11, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

The Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 9th through Sunday August 11th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at 4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3938 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

  • 14th Annual Art on the Lake

Aug 16 – 18, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 14th Annual Fine Arts Festival: “Art on the Lake” which  kicks off Friday evening with an opening night reception set to take place from 7 pm to 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday hours will be 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and admission is FREE. The Arts Council strives to bring nothing but exceptional photographers, painters, jewelers, and sculptors to this annual event.  Please call or visist website for more details.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-5916 Website: www.bigbearartscouncil.org

  • Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2013

Aug 22 – 25, 2013

The Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2013 is a unique event unlike any other, bringing together thousands of men from all over the world to take advantage of the activities and natural beauty of Big Bear Lake, California.  2013 marks the 5th Anniversary of BBAW. Saturday Night will feature a dance concert with hit recording artist Taylor Dane.  More details to be announced. In the meantime please visit website.

Location: Northwoods Resort at 40650 Village Drive and Various Locations throughout the Valley

Contact: Tel: (760) 399-0580 Website: www.bbaweekend.com

  • Big Bear Yoga Festival

Aug 23 – 25, 2013 – Aug 24, 2013

Big Bear’s First Yoga Festival will take place at Camp Oaks on August 23, 24 and 25.  Festival was created to bring you incredible yoga teachers, dance, vibrant music, inspirational topics, yummy food and fun activities like a climbing wall and pool – all with the beautiful backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains. Come join us – it will be a weekend to remember!  We want to extend a special invitation to anyone new to yoga, and to encourage and welcome you to join us. We have a special “Beginners Track” just for you. It offers an introduction to yoga, meditation, music and more. Know that you will be welcome, and we understand how it is to try new things – all of your teachers and fellow students are here to support and encourage you! For more details please visit website.

Location: Camp Oaks at 47400 Monte Vista Dr Big Bear City, CA 92314

Contact: Website: www.bigbearyogafestival.com or www.openairbigbear.com

  • Big Bear Air Fair 2013

Aug 24, 2013 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The Big Bear City Airport proudly presents the Big Bear Air Fair–2013. “Celebrating 110 Years of Aviation” will showcase aircraft from World War I to today’s aviation. Come and enjoy an exciting Air Fair, beautiful Airport and spectacular day. Admission is $2 and $1 for kids 11 and under. That Saturday the skies will be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage planes, skydivers,  with arts and crafts vendors, food, entertainment and more. The Big Bear Air Fair continues to be one of Big Bear’s most exciting family entertainment events. Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3219 Website: www.bigbearcityairport.com

  • Fall Festival at the Big Bear Convention Center

Aug 31, 2013 10:00AM – Sep 01, 2013 05:00PM

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with family fun, arts & crafts, great food and live entertainment. Crafters and artists sell goods and demonstrate their fine-tuned crafts. Browse shops for handcrafted gems like hand-carved bears, handmade dolls, hand-thrown pottery, homemade jams and unique wire-wrapped jewelry. For more information please visit website or call.

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

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

 

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