Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Arts & Crafts’

Whether you have already made plans to come to Big Bear Lake this Memorial Day Weekend or you haven’t decided yet, check out the special events going on this weekend! We have something for everyone to do and we have clear skies and pleasant temps!

If you haven’t yet booked a cabin for the weekend, be sure to head over to RSVacations.net and take advantage of our 3 Nights for the Price of 2 special. It will automatically apply at booking! We only have a few houses left, so be sure to book today!!

Memorial Weekend Grill & Chill

The Big Bear Lake “Grill and Chill” starts cookin’ Memorial Weekend from 11:00am to 7:00pm in the Big Bear Lake Village. Admission is FREE. This sanctioned Kansas City BBQ state championship will feature 32+ cooking teams competing for $10,000 prize purse. Public can purchase samples or full portions while enjoying live music, beer/wine garden along with a vendor showcase featuring food and artisan merchandise.  Kids can play at the Bear Valley Farm area enjoying a petting zoo, games, crafts and more!

 

Opening Day Summit Bike Park – May 25

As the premier MTB destination in Southern California, Snow Summit has a diverse mix of trails and terrain for riders of all ages and ability levels, including a gravity fed park with lift-served access to six trails and a Skill Builder Park with pump tracks, jump line, and pro line. Riders can also explore 60+ miles of cross-country trails that are directly accessible from the Summit base and mountaintop areas.

 

1st Annual Maifest at Wyatt’s – May 25

Wyatt’s Celebrates Maifest! Live music begins at 2 pm.  Celebrations include traditional German games and contests, German Beer and Fare. The Kalifornia Krauts join us on stage in the Evening! Wear your Dirndl or Lederhosen and get your steins ready!!

 

 

Art on the Corner in the Village – May 26 to May 27

Art on the Corner is in the Heart of Big Bear Village. Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of mediums. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork. Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. FREE for all to attend.

 

Memorial Day Show & Shine Car Show & Pinewood Derby –  May 27

The Antique Car Club’s Show & Shine and Pinewood Derby offers Fun for the Car Enthusiast and the whole family!  Classic Antique Cars and Pinewood Derby Races with the kids! FREE for all to attend!

 

 

Barrel 33 New Wine Room

Barrel 33 provides an elegant and inviting environment for everyone to come together and share their love of wine. The most in demand attraction is the new wine bar featuring favorite California wines. You’ll feel comfortable in the warm, cozy atmosphere while you browse! All are welcomed, even pups!

Read Full Post »

4th flyerIndependence Weekend is almost here and Big Bear Lake knows how to celebrate! There is something for everyone to do and the weather forecast is looking PERFECT with highs in the low 80’s! Check out the info below to see just some of the Special Events that will be happening. The Big Bear Fireworks Show is rated one of the best in California!!

RS Vacations does still have a few cabins left for the weekend and we are still running our specials: 4 Nights for the Price of 3 or 20% off a 2 Night Stay. Book today at RSVacations.net before they are all gone!

Coming up this weekend:

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jul 01-04, 2016 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.    Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday July 2-4.

Opening Night Reception on Friday July 1st from 7-9 pm.

Please call for more information.

Location: Art on the Corner at the Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

The 30th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The 30th 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

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

The Big Bear Summer Artwalk takes place July 2-4 in the heart of the Big Bear Village.

Each year in July since 2004, the Artwalk Festival showcases exhibits by regional and local artists selling their works in Oils, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Wood, Metal and Jewelry.

The City of Big Bear Lake has invested nearly 5 Million Dollars over the past couple of years in new sidewalks, landscape and lighting improvements for the Village Shopping, Dining & Entertainment District.

Make plans to experience the Artwalk Festival, meet the Artists and enjoy the day supporting the Arts in Beautiful Big Bear Lake, So Cal’s Leisure Travel and Getaway Destination!

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

Contact: Tel: (909)878-3556 Website:www.bigbearlakeartwalk.com

“Zeppelin USA” Led Zeppelin Tribute at the Cave

Jul 03, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

“As someone who worked with Zeppelin back in the day of Atlantic Records, all I can say is, you close your eyes at a Zeppelin USA show, and you think…you’re there.”

-Jerry Greenberg, former chairman of Atlantic Records

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

Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 8:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

Captain John’s Independence Day Extravaganza

Jul 04, 2016

Live Reggae music, bring your picnic and BBQs or buy your picnic from Tropical BBQ (Hawaiian BBQ). Huge beach so bring your chairs, beach blankets and umbrellas to get your spot early.

View the Big Bear Lake Rotary fireworks from Captain John’s. Rentals start at 7 a.m.

Admission is FREE with Parking fee.

Please call  or visit website for more info.

Location: Captain Johns Marina at 39369 North Shore Dr. Fawnskin
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6478 Website: www.fawnharbor.com

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2016 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQThe Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbecue 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.

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.bigbear.com

View the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Miss Liberty

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:00PM – 10:30PM

View the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat.
We offer the best seats on the lake!  Join us once again for Lakefront Fireworks!

Tickets are $100 per person.  Dock departure at 8 pm and tour returns to dock upon completion of fireworks.

Enjoy light snacks, music, fun give-a-ways, and beer, wine and champagne in our Galley.

Limited Seating. For Reservations call 909-866-8129

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California.  The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing.  Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm. Viewable from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. Make sure to bring a jacket or blanket because it can get cold.

For more details please call the Big Bear Visitors Bureau at (800) 424-4232

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing
Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com/things-to-do/special-events/4th-of-july/

Read Full Post »

It’s Labor Day Weekend, and in Big Bear Lake we have gorgeous, fall-like weather and  a whole host of things to do! Come on up and enjoy the final weekend of the summer season!!

We have just a few cabins left for this holiday weekend, so head over to RSVacations.net if you are looking for a last-minute deal. We are also already starting to get bookings for the Christmas season, so if you are planning to enjoy the Holidays in Big Bear, make your reservation soon!! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

9-4-15Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 09-05-15Events courtesy of BigBear.com

Read Full Post »

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!

The beautiful Fall Season is beginning in Big Bear Lake and you know what that means! Oktoberfest is here!! Along with this annual festival, we have many more special events going on, and as always, tons of activities you can take part in while you’re here. All of our Summer activities (lake, mountain biking & more!) are still going strong as well, so come up and see what a 4-Season Resort is all about!

We know you have many choices when it comes to renting a vacation cabin in Big Bear. When you book with RS Vacations, you will get quick responses to your emails, texts and calls; a simple booking experience; the ability to head straight to the cabin when you arrive in Big Bear; a clean and ready cabin; and a local management team that will immediately handle anything that comes up. We want your trip to be stress-free, fun and memorable! Visit us today at RSVacations.net and find the cabin that is just right for you. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Here are some fun things to do this fall:

SEPTEMBER

  • 32nd Annual Big Horn Mountain Men Holcomb Valley Rendezvous

    Sep 03 – 12, 2015

    The Holcomb Valley Rendezvous is an authentic hunting and gaming camp created by a troop of historical re-enactors called the Big Horn Mountain Men. A living History Encampment of the Fur Trade Era of the American West, spanning the time period of the French and Indian War (1700) to 1840. Fun for the whole family – Step back in time and visit a high mountain encampment of Mountain Men and their families.  Meet colorful characters in costumes of the time period.  See history come alive with demonstrations of primitive skills: flint and steel fire starting, Dutch oven cooking, basket making, leather work, scrimshaw, tomahawk and knife throwing, target shooting with muzzle loading rifles, pistols and trade guns.  Mountain Men live in tipis and a wide assortment of period canvas tentage; trade goods and primitive clothing available for sale at several traders.

    Click to Down Load Flyer

    Visitors welcome with or without period costumes! For more details please check website or call.

    Location: Holcomb Valley Scout Ranch

    Contact: Tel: (951) 961-9008 Website: www.bighornmountainmen.com

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

    Sep 05 – 07, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Art on the Corner : A New Art Show in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.

    Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts. FREE for all to attend.

    Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, and Monday

    Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

    Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • Busy Bears Annual Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School

    Sep 05 – 06, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Busy Bears Quilt Guild of Big Bear Lake presents their annual  Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School Saturday September 5th from 10-5 & Sunday September 6th from 10-4

    Admission $5 – Children Under 12 Free

    Quilts for Sale – Boutique – Vendors – Boutique – Door Prizes and More!

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Big Bear Middle School at 41275 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: (909)584-4799 Website: www.busybearsquiltguild.com

  • Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Sep 05, 2015 10:00AM – Sep 06, 2015 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

  • Music in the Mountains “Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver” at the Discovery Center.

    Sep 05, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Music in the Mountains presents Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver at the Discovery Center. Concert #4 in the 2015 season.

    The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time.  Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.  His music raised our conscientiousness to work toward a sustainable future for our world environmentally, socially and politically.

    Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

    Jim will close Season 10 Music in the Mountains at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine”, “Calypso”, and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts while his popular music delivered a heartfelt message that raised our environmental consciousness to care for our planet and each other.

    Gates and parking open at 5pm Concert starts at 6pm
    Tickets:  www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

    We could not do it without YOU, our ticket-buying guests, sponsors, in-kind donors and over 40 volunteers who make this unique concert series one of the best in Southern California. Your proceeds will help continue the year-round programming we provide at the Big Bear Discovery Center to over 200,000 guests.

    Our aim is to connect and engage our youth and adult visitors to help protect and conserve our treasured public lands while building greater stewardship values, respect and appreciation for our mountains.

    2015 Dates: June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and September 5th.  Please call or visit website for more details.

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

    Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

  • 20th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 12, 2015 | 09:30AM – 04:00PM

    The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their 20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies on September 12, 2015 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village. This is an annual Motorcycle Poker Run fundraiser supporting the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Grizzly Bears.

    The zoo will be relocating to a larger property and we want to use the funds to help build a modern habitat for our family of grizzly bears.   The event is open to the public, all motorcycles are welcome.

    There will be 7 Poker stops that will go around Big Bear Lake, including a stop at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for visiting the grizzlies. There will be opportunity drawings, prizes, a Chapter Challenge, vendors, BBQ, drink and live music.

    Registration the day of the event is from 9:30 am to 12 pm OR online at www.RunForTheGrizzlies.com. The cost is $30/rider and$25 for passengers and registration includes a Poker Run Pin & T-Shirt.

    To learn more about this event please call or visit website

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: http://www.GrizzlyBikeRun.com or www.friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 12, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • Autumn Village Wine Walk

    Sep 12, 2015 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.
    The Autumn Wine Walk is a creative social event that combines shopping with food and wine tasting as attendees walk from merchant to merchant. The VBA Wine Walk is a growing social and economically stimulating event, which showcases the Village as a shopping destination to visitors and locals alike.

    More details to be announced soon. Please vist website(s) in the meantime.

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

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

  • The 8th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest ( Replacement Date)

    Sep 19, 2015 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM

    Ready to get your paddle on? The 8th annual Big Bear PaddleFest is held on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company. 5K Recreational Race, 10K Elite Race, 20K Around the Lake Challenge, Sprints and Relay Races. Music, Sports and Boating Expo and much more.

    September 19th date replaces the July date which had to be postponed due to rain, wind and lightning . July 18th registrations will be honored.

    New Location for 2015 at the Pines Lakefront and Pine Knot Harbor

    In the meantime, for up to date information and complete schedule please go to www.bigbearpaddlefest.com.

    Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Sep 19, 2015 – Sep 20, 2015


    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. For tournament details please visit the website or call.

    Location: The Boathouse Lakeside Tavern at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

    Sep 25, 2015 12:00PM – Sep 27, 2015 12:00AM

    Trail running in the San Bernardino Mountains at it’s finest will be on display for the Kodiak 100 and the  Kodiak 50. Southern California mountains tend to surprise people, especially in September-its phenomenal conditions. It’s typically sunny, the temperature is almost always comfortable, considering this course is ALL between 5,100′ and 10,000′ .

    The nights can be that nice cool Alpine chill, but no where near freezing. (if you’re  a shirtless runner, you may want to reconsider at least for this night section. Day times- late September, should be stellar- with temps in the 60′s and 70′s.

    It’s pretty reliable and trusty weather in Late September, high likely hood of great race conditions.

    100 Mile Race Start Time – Friday September 25 at 12 noon

    50 Mile Race Start Time – Saturday September 26 at 6:00 AM at Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin

    Finish Festival and Awards at the Village & Pine Knot in The Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please visit website

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake and National Forest Trails.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com

  • 12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort

    Sep 26, 2015 | 09:15AM – 10:00PM

    The groundwork for the 12th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) is already underway and we’re counting down the days until the biggest Winter Kickoff Party of the season!

    Saturday, September 26 fantastic riders will flip tricks on over 140 tons of snow made from ice trucked in the previous day! Bear Mountain has added great new features for the event this year, including a brand new entrance to the Red Bull Plaza, new features on the city center, & new features on the creeper ledge! We have also partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to make this event even more killer than ever! Don’t miss out!

    Admission for public is FREE! For more details please visit website or telephone.

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel:909-866-5766 Website: www.bearmountain.com/snowboard/

  • A “Hee Haw Honey Reunion” starring Barbi Benton & Misty Rowe at the PAC

    Sep 26, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    Experience the West Coast Premiere of the Hee Haw Honey Reunion starring Hee Haw Honeys Misty Rowe and Barbi Benton, original cast members of the longest running country-western variety show in the history of television. Accompanied by the amazing band of multi-instrumentalists with gorgeous costumes and production numbers. Also starring special guest stars, vocalist Amber Carpenter and the Dancing Fiddle Player Amberly Rosen. Barbi & Misty salute the famous shows and stars they worked with over their 25-year careers. This is a foot stomping, knee-slapping, belly-laughing extravaganza benefiting the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation.

    The performances will be at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. for $29.50 and Sunday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. for $24.50,   Call or visit website for tickets.

    Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4970 Website: www.citybigbearlake.com

OCTOBER

  • 45th Annual Oktoberfest “Locals Night”

    Oct 02, 2015 | 04:30PM – 11:30PM

    Oktoberfest Locals Night Local’s Night – All Admission To Benefit Local Charities. Admission $5.00 or $3.00 with the donation of two non-perishable food items for Adults and Seniors – FREE for Children. Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon / 10 K / 5K

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

    The Second Annual Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon 5k and 10K

    Schedule:
    Friday, October 2, 2015
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Registration and Packet Pick up, Robinhood Resort

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    6:30 am to 8:30 am                  Registration and Packet Pick up, 140 Business Center Dr.
    9:15 am                                    Race Start – Half Marathon
    9:20 am                                    Race Start – 10K
    9:25 am                                    Race Start – 5K

    North Shore Half Marathon Course
    The 13.1 mile half marathon course will be an out and back course.  The course is relatively flat with only 444 feet of elevation gain.  Starting at the corner on Business Center Dr., runners will head east over Stanfield Cut-off before heading west toward Big Bear Dam on the scenic highway, through the National Forest, and the mountain hamlet of Fawnskin, past the bald eagle sanctuary, to the turn around point adjacent to Big Bear Lake.

    5K / 10 K Course
    Both courses are out and back courses and are relatively flat.  The 5K course has 125 feet of elevation gain and the 10K course has 255 feet of elevation gain.

    Location: Starts and Finishes on 140 Business Center Drive Big Bear Lake

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

  • The Big Bear Lake October Troutfest

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30AM – 04:00PM

    Since 2004, the Big Bear Lake October Troutfest has proven to be a popular outing for all members of your family. Come on up to the crisp clean air of Big Bear and enjoy a weekend among your fellow anglers as you fish for fun and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes!

    Please call or visit website for details.

    Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road

    Contact: Tel: (949) 366-0030 Website: www.wonews.com

  • The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour – Homes for the Holidays Big Bear Style

    Oct 03, 2015 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

    The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour has a new date and concept for 2015 with the “Hearth and Home Tour. Revel in Big Bear’s fall foliage and delight in remarkable homes decorated with inspiration from the colors, sights, sounds and aromas of fall. Magic fills the crisp autumn air as holidays in the mountains draws near.

    Historic Big Bear Valley shows off its homespun charm during the Hearth and Home Tour, sponsored by the Soroptimists International of Big Bear Valley.  The Hearth and Home tour is a great opportunity to stroll through four amazing homes in the sky professionally decorated for fall and the holiday season!

    Enjoy the best of Big Bear’s fascinating range of private homes with cozy home-fires burning and the scents of apple pie and cider will embrace your, during Soroptimists’ 37th annual home tour.

    More details to be announced in the near future.

    Location: TBA

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7037 or 1(800) 424-4232 Ext 5 Website: www.siofbigbearvalley.org

  • Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30PM – 08:30PM

    The Big Bear Alpine Zoo will be hosting its Flashlight Safaris each Saturday for the month of October (3, 10, 17 & 24)  with the exception of Halloween and the first Saturday in November (7)

    Experience the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s nocturnal animals. As soon as the sun sets and the stars begin to shine the nocturnal animals activate, and their natural instincts take over.

    Many of the animals that are hard to see by day come alive by night. Come see the sights, sounds and shadows of nature when the sun sets. Imagine having the eyes of a wild animal sparkle from the light of your flashlight or listening to the wolves and coyotes howl in total darkness.

    Exploring the zoo after dark is an experience of its own. Come see how the mountain lions, bobcats, wolves, grizzly and black bears, and many other animals react to the night life.

    Gates open 6:30 PM and close at 7:00 PM to start the tour.  Bring your flashlight and wear warm clothes.

    Regular Admission: Under 3 years old free, for ages 3-10 $6.00, and over 10 years old $9.00.

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 584-1299 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Oct 03, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • “The English Beat” at the Cave

    Oct 10, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    One of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups, Birmingham’s English Beat formed in 1978. The multiracial band carved a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk toaster/rapper Ranking Roger.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue with state of the art sound and lighting that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

    Location: The Cave at Village Drive a 40789 Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

    Categories: Music/Concerts

  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2015 | 05:00PM – 07:30PM

    Bring your kids to the safest place to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween! With 50+ places to stop for candy you are sure to fulfill your sweet tooth. Take a walk through the village seeing all the horrors that it has to offer! Don’t forget your costume or you’ll miss out on the trick or treating!

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747

  • Boo In The Zoo! at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 31, 2015 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

    Bring the children on this special day for a late afternoon/early evening of Tricks ‘n Treat “Visit the graveyard and pumpkin patch, as well as the goblins throughout the zoo. There will also be games, prizes and costume contests”.  Also enjoy seeing the zoo animals receive their Halloween treats too!

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

BEYOND

  • C.A.T.S. presents “A Christmas Carol” at the PAC

    Nov 13, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    CATS Presents their original adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”. Get in the holiday mood with CATS wonderful stage production of the Dickens classic. Bring the family! 11 Performances at the Performing Arts Center. November 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm.  Matinees November 15, 22, 29 at 1:30 pm

    Please call or visit website for more details.

    Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 or PAC Box Office at (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

  • “Christmas with The Nelsons” at the Cave

    Nov 21, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS tells the story of three family Christmases in the lives of America’s Favorite Family- The Nelsons.This heart-warming multi-media live concert experience stars the third generation of #1 Nelson Family hitmakers, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson.

    A genuine blend of Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar have been thrilling sellout audiences world-wide for the past decade with their high-integrity Ricky Nelson Remembered show… and they’ve got a new gift for you to open.

    NOT merely a rock concert with a few holiday songs thrown in… CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS delivers Christmas Classics the Nelson Family way. Interweaving quick humor, soaring sibling vocals, and state of the art big screen video, Matthew and Gunnar’s completely new show will take you on a sleigh ride through time.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • The 3rd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

    Nov 26, 2015 | 09:00AM – 01:00PM


    The 3rd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot consists of 3 mile, 6 mile, and 9 mile Road Runs on Thanksgiving Day with Start/Finish line located at Meadow Park.  This is a FUN event for the whole family. The run course is a relatively flat 3 mile loop through the neighborhood of Eagle Point, with 6 mile runners completing 2 laps and 9 mile runners completing 3, making it easy for all abilities to participate.

    Turkey Trots are run on Thanksgiving Day in anticipation of the large meal to be had later on. Other traditions include a “turkey” prize for the overall winner and runner costume contest. In addition, a portion of race entry fees will be donated to the Big Bear Senior Center holiday food drive.

    The 9 mile race starts at 9:00 am, 6 mile starts at 9:15 am, and 3 mile starts at 9:30am. Registration fees are $40 for 3 mile run, $45 for 6 mile and $50 for 9 miles.

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

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

  • Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Nov 27, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Let the holiday shopping begin!  Featuring more than 50 artists and crafters who specialize in handmade unique arts and crafts.  It’s a great place to shop for truly unique Christmas gifts!

    The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. each day and the shopping fun continues until 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    For more information please call (909)585-3000 or visit website.

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

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

  • Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

    Nov 27, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Come and Enjoy the Festivities at Santa’s Grand Entrance in the Village. Entertainment starts at @ 5:00 PM and Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive in his sleigh at @ 6:00 PM. Santa will also be at the Xmas Tree Lot every Weekend from 10-4 pm until December 20th.

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

Read Full Post »

mark-your-calendarBig Bear Lake has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

The Summer Season is still going strong in Big Bear Lake but there are only a few weeks until Labor Day Weekend! Whether you plan on joining us this coming weekend, for a  Labor Day Getaway or either of the spectacular weeks in between, Big Bear Lake has more activities, special events and things to do than anywhere else in Southern California! We have a Lake full of water activities, a National Forest with hundreds of miles of hiking/biking trails, Tours by Boat, 4×4, Helicopter, Segway, Kayak, or on foot, Live Concerts, Plays, Nightlife, The Village for shopping and dining, Fishing Tournaments, Old Miner’s Days, Film Festivals, Ropes Courses, Zipline, Art Shows, Wine Walks and SO MUCH MORE!!

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!

Here are the major summertime happenings:

AUGUST

  • The Big Bear Theatre Project Presents “The Last Five Years” at

    Aug 07, 2015 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

    “The Last Five Years” is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their thirties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy (Jennifer Gail), telling her story backwards while Jamie (Steve Cassling), tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show when their two separate timelines converge.

    Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk winner, “The Last Five Years”, has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of Time Magazine’s “10 best shows of 2001″. This remarkable production from The Big Bear Theatre Project”, will feature a live orchestra featuring the musical talents of Michael Reno (Musical Director), Peggy Baldwin, Sharon Rizzo, Linda Wilson, Josh Pool, and David Castagner.

    Brian Adams will serve as Production Supervisor, and the entire production is directed by Steve Cassling.Presented in the amazingly atmospheric ambiance of The Historic Chapel of the Community Church by the Lake in Big Bear Lake, this production promises to provide an evening of beautiful theatre and music you won’t soon forget.

    6 PERFORMANCES
    August 7, 8, 14, 15 – 7:30 PM August 9 & 16 – 2:30 PM”’

    Admission: $20 per Person
    Tel: (909) Students: $10 per Person

    Tickets are available at No Name Pizza 1114 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CAPhone – (909) 585-4840

    Location: The Historic Chapel at the Community Church by the Lake at 40946 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel (909) 585 4840 Website: www.bigbeartheaterproject.com

  • 26th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

    Aug 08, 2015 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    The 26th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 7th through Sunday August 9th. 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

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

  • Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

    Aug 08, 2015 | 09:00AM – 11:00AM

    Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

    The Young Eagles program is held at the Airport and flys on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., May through September. This is a wonderful experience for young flyers. The Young Eagles program was started by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in an effort to stimulate interest in aviation for young people.

    Children between the ages of 8 and 17 are offered a free airplane ride around the Big Bear area by pilots from the Pilot’s Association. Pilots must be a member of the Pilot’s Association and the EAA in order to participate in this program. We have run this program for five years and have flown thousands of children. Each child will be given a preflight review of the basics of flight and the main parts of an airplane prior to the flight.

    No appointments are necessary, but each child must be accompanied by a parent or adult who must sign a release of liability for the child and can then take pictures of the happy flyer after their flight.

    Due to inclement weather at times in Big Bear, Young Eagles flights may be cancelled at short notice.

    For further information on this program call Roger Schmidt at (909)547-0832. For additional background information and activity suggestions log on to the Young Eagles web site at www.youngeagles.org.

    Location: Big Bear Airport at 501 Valley Blvd, Big Bear City

    Contact: Tel: (909) 547-0832 Website: www.youngeagles.org.

  • 14th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

    Aug 08, 2015 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

    The 14th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

    For more details please call or visit website.

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

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

  • Music in the Mountains “DSB” RE-SCHEDULED DATE at the BIg Bear Discovery Center

    Aug 08, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    The rescheduled date for DSB, An American Journey, is Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  All July 18 tickets will be valid; a guest list will also be available at check in.

    Parking and ticket gates will open at 5:00pm; DSB at 7:00pm.  July 18 prepaid parking passes for the Discovery Center lot will be honored.  Meadows Edge will serve as off-site free parking for general admission guests, a free shuttle will run from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

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

    Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

  • Big Bear Air Fair 2015 at the Big Bear City Airport

    Aug 15, 2015 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    The Big Bear City Airport is pleased to welcome you to its 2015 Air Fair! This exciting event is a longstanding tradition in the community. For more than thirty years, the airport has welcomed audiences young and old to experience the thrill of aviation.

    Activities Include –  Mountain Fife and Drums Corps –  Helicopter and Bi-Plane Rides  –  Kids Attractions – Sky Divers – Gifts and Souvenirs – Warbirds – Food Vendors – Classic Cars.

    The whole family will enjoy incredible vintage planes, classic cars and skydiving exhibitions. Community group exhibits, current aircraft displays and a wide array of souvenir and food vendors will add to the fun. Also, we’ll have attractions 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 promises to be filled with fun, food, fresh air and fantastic flying!

    Free parking is available; click HERE for more information on the Air Fair

    Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd

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

  • The Big Bear Yoga Festival at Camp Oakes

    Aug 21, 2015 09:00AM – Aug 23, 2015 05:00PM

    The Big Bear Yoga Festival will take place at Camp Oakes on August 21, 22 and 23.  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

  • “Los Lonely Boys” at the Cave.

    Aug 21, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    Los Lonely Boys is an American Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas. They play a style of music they call “Texican Rock n’ Roll,” combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown eyed soul, country, and Tejano. The band consists of three brothers: Henry (guitar, vocals), Jojo (bass, vocals), and Ringo (drums, vocals) Garza.

    Their debut single, “Heaven,” was a number one hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart and reached the Top 40on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004. In 2009 they signed to Austin-based indie label, Playing in Traffic Records and released an EP, “1969” and three albums under their LonelyTone imprint, “Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live!” “Rockpango,” and their newest release, “Revelation.”

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6 :30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • The 16th Annual “Art on The Lake”

    Aug 21, 2015 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

    The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 16th 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.

    40+ artists from around the region will be exhibiting their work for sale as well as Live Music, Beer and Wine Garden and Food Vendors.   The Arts Council strives to bring nothing but exceptional photographers, painters, jewelers, and sculptors to this annual event.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Aug 22, 2015

    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. For tournament details please visit the website or call.

    Location: The Boathouse Lakeside Tavern at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safety Course at MWD

    Aug 22, 2015 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

     This one day class teaches proper boat handling, local hazards, navigation rules, boating laws, safety equipment, boating problems, personal watercraft safety, trailering and more! Each student is provided with a class textbook, handouts and 8 hours of class instruction time. A nationally recognized lifetime certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion of this course. Lite breakfast and lunch provided.

    Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 725-0447 Website: www.boatcrashexpert.com

  • The American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Veteran’s Park

    Aug 22, 2015 09:00AM – Aug 23, 2015 09:00AM

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

    Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

    The 24 hour event in Big Bear Lake starts at 9:00 am on Saturday and ends on Sunday at 9:00 am. Teams of people walk or run in circles for 24 hours to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s campaign to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Teams are made up of eight to 15 people. At least one member of each team is walking or running the track at all times.

    The Relay for Life is open to the public. All cancer survivors and caregivers are encouraged to take part in the opening ceremonies and survivors lap at 9 a.m.  There will be vendor booths and live music during the day on Saturday. Also a Luminaria Ceremony at 9 pm on Saturday

    To learn more please call or visit website.

    Location: Veteran’s Park at 40798 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (760) 523-6336 Website: www.relayforlife.org/bigbearca

  • Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

    Aug 22, 2015 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

    The Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing takes place on Saturday August 22nd with a jaw dropping display of antique and classic wooden boats. FREE to All.

    For more info please call (909) 844-5337

    Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 844-5337

  • Marc Cohn at the Cave

    Aug 22, 2015 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis”, Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade.”

    In 1998 Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join The Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, “Parade” is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6 :00 pm Concert starts at 6:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

SEPTEMBER

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

    Sep 04, 2015 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

    Art on the Corner : A New Art Show in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.   Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts. FREE for all to attend.

    Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Saturday & Sunday, September 5 & 6

    Opening Night Artist’s Reception on Friday September 4th from 7-9 pm

    Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

    Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • Busy Bears Annual Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School

    Sep 05, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Busy Bears Quilt Guild of Big Bear Lake presents their annual  Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School Saturday September 5th from 10-5 & Sunday September 6th from 10-4

    Admission $5 – Children Under 12 Free

    Quilts for Sale – Boutique – Vendors – Boutique – Door Prizes and More!

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Big Bear Middle School at 41275 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: (909)584-4799 Website: www.busybearsquiltguild.com

  • Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Sep 05, 2015 10:00AM – Sep 06, 2015 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

  • Music in the Mountains “Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver” at the Discovery Center.

    Sep 05, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Music in the Mountains presents Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver at the Discovery Center. Concert #4 in the 2015 season.

    The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time.  Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.  His music raised our conscientiousness to work toward a sustainable future for our world environmentally, socially and politically.

    Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

    Jim will close Season 10 Music in the Mountains at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine”, “Calypso”, and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts while his popular music delivered a heartfelt message that raised our environmental consciousness to care for our planet and each other.

    Gates and parking open at 5pm Concert starts at 6pm
    Tickets:  www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

    We could not do it without YOU, our ticket-buying guests, sponsors, in-kind donors and over 40 volunteers who make this unique concert series one of the best in Southern California. Your proceeds will help continue the year-round programming we provide at the Big Bear Discovery Center to over 200,000 guests.

    Our aim is to connect and engage our youth and adult visitors to help protect and conserve our treasured public lands while building greater stewardship values, respect and appreciation for our mountains.

    2015 Dates: June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and September 5th.  Please call or visit website for more details.

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

    Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

  • 20th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 12, 2015 | 09:30AM – 04:00PM

    The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their 20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies on September 12, 2015 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village. This is an annual Motorcycle Poker Run fundraiser supporting the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Grizzly Bears.

    The zoo will be relocating to a larger property and we want to use the funds to help build a modern habitat for our family of grizzly bears.   The event is open to the public, all motorcycles are welcome.

    There will be 7 Poker stops that will go around Big Bear Lake, including a stop at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for visiting the grizzlies. There will be opportunity drawings, prizes, a Chapter Challenge, vendors, BBQ, drink and live music.

    Registration the day of the event is from 9:30 am to 12 pm OR online at www.RunForTheGrizzlies.com. The cost is $30/rider and$25 for passengers and registration includes a Poker Run Pin & T-Shirt.

    To learn more about this event please call or visit website

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: http://www.GrizzlyBikeRun.com or www.friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 12, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • Autumn Village Wine Walk

    Sep 12, 2015 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.
    The Autumn Wine Walk is a creative social event that combines shopping with food and wine tasting as attendees walk from merchant to merchant. The VBA Wine Walk is a growing social and economically stimulating event, which showcases the Village as a shopping destination to visitors and locals alike.

    More details to be announced soon. Please vist website(s) in the meantime.

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

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

  • The 8th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest ( Replacement Date)

    Sep 19, 2015 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM

    Ready to get your paddle on? The 8th annual Big Bear PaddleFest is held on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company. 5K Recreational Race, 10K Elite Race, 20K Around the Lake Challenge, Sprints and Relay Races. Music, Sports and Boating Expo and much more.

    September 19th date replaces the July date which had to be postponed due to rain, wind and lightning . July 18th registrations will be honored.

    New Location for 2015 at the Pines Lakefront and Pine Knot Harbor

    In the meantime, for up to date information and complete schedule please go to www.bigbearpaddlefest.com.

    Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road

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

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

    Sep 25, 2015 12:00PM – Sep 27, 2015 12:00AM

    Trail running in the San Bernardino Mountains at it’s finest will be on display for the Kodiak 100 and the  Kodiak 50. Southern California mountains tend to surprise people, especially in September-its phenomenal conditions. It’s typically sunny, the temperature is almost always comfortable, considering this course is ALL between 5,100′ and 10,000′ .

    The nights can be that nice cool Alpine chill, but no where near freezing. (if you’re  a shirtless runner, you may want to reconsider at least for this night section. Day times- late September, should be stellar- with temps in the 60′s and 70′s.

    It’s pretty reliable and trusty weather in Late September, high likely hood of great race conditions.

    100 Mile Race Start Time – Friday September 25 at 12 noon

    50 Mile Race Start Time – Saturday September 26 at 6:00 AM at Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin

    Finish Festival and Awards at the Village & Pine Knot in The Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please visit website

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake and National Forest Trails.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com

  • 12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort

    Sep 26, 2015 | 09:15AM – 10:00PM

    The groundwork for the 12th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) is already underway and we’re counting down the days until the biggest Winter Kickoff Party of the season!

    Saturday, September 26 fantastic riders will flip tricks on over 140 tons of snow made from ice trucked in the previous day! Bear Mountain has added great new features for the event this year, including a brand new entrance to the Red Bull Plaza, new features on the city center, & new features on the creeper ledge! We have also partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to make this event even more killer than ever! Don’t miss out!

    Admission for public is FREE! For more details please visit website or telephone.

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel:909-866-5766 Website: www.bearmountain.com/snowboard/

BEYOND

  • 45th Annual Oktoberfest “Locals Night”

    Oct 02, 2015 | 04:30PM – 11:30PM

    Oktoberfest Locals Night Local’s Night – All Admission To Benefit Local Charities. Admission $5.00 or $3.00 with the donation of two non-perishable food items for Adults and Seniors – FREE for Children. Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon / 10 K / 5K

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

    The Second Annual Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon 5k and 10K

    Schedule:
    Friday, October 2, 2015
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Registration and Packet Pick up, Robinhood Resort

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    6:30 am to 8:30 am                  Registration and Packet Pick up, 140 Business Center Dr.
    9:15 am                                    Race Start – Half Marathon
    9:20 am                                    Race Start – 10K
    9:25 am                                    Race Start – 5K

    North Shore Half Marathon Course
    The 13.1 mile half marathon course will be an out and back course.  The course is relatively flat with only 444 feet of elevation gain.  Starting at the corner on Business Center Dr., runners will head east over Stanfield Cut-off before heading west toward Big Bear Dam on the scenic highway, through the National Forest, and the mountain hamlet of Fawnskin, past the bald eagle sanctuary, to the turn around point adjacent to Big Bear Lake.

    5K / 10 K Course
    Both courses are out and back courses and are relatively flat.  The 5K course has 125 feet of elevation gain and the 10K course has 255 feet of elevation gain.

    Location: Starts and Finishes on 140 Business Center Drive Big Bear Lake

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

  • The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour – Homes for the Holidays Big Bear Style

    Oct 03, 2015 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

    The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour has a new date and concept for 2015 with the “Hearth and Home Tour. Revel in Big Bear’s fall foliage and delight in remarkable homes decorated with inspiration from the colors, sights, sounds and aromas of fall. Magic fills the crisp autumn air as holidays in the mountains draws near.

    Historic Big Bear Valley shows off its homespun charm during the Hearth and Home Tour, sponsored by the Soroptimists International of Big Bear Valley.  The Hearth and Home tour is a great opportunity to stroll through four amazing homes in the sky professionally decorated for fall and the holiday season!

    Enjoy the best of Big Bear’s fascinating range of private homes with cozy home-fires burning and the scents of apple pie and cider will embrace your, during Soroptimists’ 37th annual home tour.

    More details to be announced in the near future.

    Location: TBA

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7037 or 1(800) 424-4232 Ext 5 Website: www.siofbigbearvalley.org

  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2015 | 05:00PM – 07:30PM

    Bring your kids to the safest place to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween! With 50+ places to stop for candy you are sure to fulfill your sweet tooth. Take a walk through the village seeing all the horrors that it has to offer! Don’t forget your costume or you’ll miss out on the trick or treating!

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747

Read Full Post »

mark-your-calendarBig Bear Lake has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

Spring is underway Summer is coming, and with it comes Fishing Tournaments, Bike Races, Live Music and Theater, Art Events, Fireworks, and so much more! Big Bear Lake is so beautiful in the spring and summer, and there are so many things to do and see. Add that to the lower, off-season prices and you have the perfect time for a mountain getaway!

Let RS Vacations provide you with the perfect cabin for your Big Bear Escape. We offer clean, comfortable cabins with the very best amenities and we pride ourselves on EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE! You will not be disappointed! Check out our cabin selection at RSVacations.net. Please call or email us if you have any questions. Book a Big Bear Cabin today!

Following is a list of just some of the upcoming special events happening around the valley. Courtesy of BigBear.com

May

  • Big Bear Yoga Retreat Mothers Day Weekend at Camp Cedar Falls

May 08, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Pamper yourself with an escape over Mother’s Day weekend May 8, 9 & 10, 2015 – to nurture and nourish yourself. Perfect Mother’s Day Gift and 100% a Perfect Gift to Give Yourself for Being AWESOME! – 3 days of classes and activities centered on supporting and pampering YOU! – Friday healthy and gourmet hors d’oeurves, Saturday 3 vegetarian meals & Sunday 2 vegetarian meals. – 2 nights Lodge accommodations (3 people per room.)

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Camp Cedar Falls 39850 State Highway 38 in Angelus Oaks, CA

Contact: Tel: (909) 747-4186 Website: www.bigbear yogafestival.com/retreat

  • AMGEN Tour of California ” Big Bear Lake Time Trial”

May 15, 2015

Big Bear Lake will once again be hosting a stage of the The AMGEN Tour of California which is the most important and largest road cycling event in North America.

In 2015 Big Bear Lake will host the first ever High Elevation Time Trial in the tour’s history.

More details to be announced in early 2015.

Tour Website: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

Local Website:www.bigbeartimetrial.com

Location: Details To Be Announced in early 2015

Contact: Website: www.bigbeartimetrial.com

  • Legendary Women of Country Music at the PAC

May 17, 2015 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

Nancy Celeste Walker will be performing a Tribute to the Legendary Women of Country Music with a full country band, including Mike Cross on piano, and “The Runnin’ Kind” with Rick Schmidt on pedal steel guitar, Bob Ryan on lead guitar, Cliff Saunders on bass, & Rick Kurianski on drums.

Nancy will sing the music of June Carter Cash, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Brenda Lee and Dolly Parton in this wonderful tribute, all of whom have paved the way for female country singers today.

Tickets are $20. Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Boulevard

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3200 or (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bvcse.org

  • Antique Car Club Show & Shine and Pinewood Derby at Big Bear Snowplay

May 23, 2015 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

Lots of Fun for the Car Enthusiast and the Whole Family! Car Show and Pinewood Derby at the Big Bear Snow Play Lot. No charge for either the show cars or spectators. The Pinewood Derby is for local 5th grade students.  Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Big Bear Snowplay at 42825 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-4333 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

  • Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season

May 23, 2015 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season. Come and visit the museum where thousands of Big Bear historical artifacts are displayed. Adults $3, Under 14 Free

Location: Greenway Drive, Big Bear City CA 92314

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8100 Website: www.bigbearhistory.org

  • Bear Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

May 23, 2015 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

Come and celebrate Bear Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on May 23rd to learn about bears and have fun!

For more information on Bear Awareness Day call (909) 878-4200 or visit website.

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

  • 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5K Fun Run

May 24, 2015 | 08:00AM – 03:00PM

       Welcome to the the Memorial 5k Fun Run, a scenic and challenging course along the border of the National Forest.

This is an Open Air Big Bear event so you can expect a FUN start and finish in The Village of Big Bear Lake with Live Music and Local Vendors at the Lifestyle Expo.

The Memorial 5k Fun Run is an official proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project! A portion of each race entry fee will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

More details to be announced in early 2015. In the meantime please visit website

Location: Starts and Finishes in the Village of Big Bear Lake

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

May 30, 2015

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: B’s Backyard BBQ at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • Open Arena Day at Los Vaqueros de la Montanas Riding Club

May 30, 2015 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

Equu8 Horsemanship & Therapeutic Riding. Food and Vendor booths. Vendors include retail, jewelry, veterinarian. Admission: Free

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Los Vaqueros de la Montanas Riding Club at 440 Cascade Street, Big Bear City, Ca.

Contact: Tel: (909) 963-9405 Website: www.losvaquerosridingclub.org

June

  • Summer Wine Walk in the Village

Jun 06, 2015 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.

The Wine Walk is a creative social event that combines shopping with food and wine tasting as attendees walk from merchant to merchant. The VBA Wine Walk is a growing social and economically stimulating event, which showcases the Village as a shopping destination to visitors and locals alike.

More details to be announced in early 2015. Please call of visit website in the meantime.

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

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

  • “The Tubes” at the Cave

    Jun 06, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the hit single “White Punks on Dope”. During its first fifteen years or so, the band’s live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics. They are perhaps best remembered for their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty”, a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin'” opposite a big band.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue with state of the art sound and lighting that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • 19th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 07, 2015 | 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.

Please call of visit website for more information.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

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

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

Jun 13, 2015 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

The Big Bear parade is the longest running community event in the Valley and has brought residents and visitors together to celebrate the heritage of the Big Bear Valley and honor members of our community and the Nation’s military.  Once again this year, Old Miners and the Village Business Association bring this traditional event to the Village, the Heart of Big Bear.

More details to be announced in early 2015. In the meantime please call or visit website.

Location: In The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 13, 2015

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: B’s Backyard BBQ at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safety Course at MWD

Jun 13, 2015 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

This one day class teaches proper boat handling, local hazards, navigation rules, boating laws, safety equipment, boating problems, personal watercraft safety, trailering and more! Each student is provided with a class textbook, handouts and 8 hours of class instruction time. A nationally recognized lifetime certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion of this course. Lite breakfast and lunch provided

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 725-0447 Website: www.boatcrashexpert.com

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

Jun 13, 2015 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


The editors of the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo 2016 Calendar invite all photographers to enter the 2015 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, 2015 and July 30, 2015.  June 13 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).

The contest entry fee is $20 + regular zoo admission (Zoo admission is free with a Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo Membership)

Winners will be published in a professionally designed 15 month calendar. All entrants will be mailed a free copy of the 2016 calendar.

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

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

  • Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2015

Jun 26, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

In 1974 six Corvette fanatics got together and started a club for Corvette owners in the Inland Empire. Corvettes West is still based out of the Inland Empire in So Cal, we currently have over 100 members. Corvettes West hosts the largest ALL Corvette event in the Western United States, Big Bear Bash. This year, 2015 will be our 33rd anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette event in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2015 takes place this year from June 26th until June 28th.  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 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 27th at 8:30 am and a Corvette Caravan Around the Lake on Sunday morning.

Download Flyer

For more details please call or visit website

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

Contact: Tel: (951) 317-9346 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash.htm

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jun 26, 2015 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

Art on the Corner : A New Art Show in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.   Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Saturday & Sunday, June 27th and 28th.
Opening Night Artist’s Reception on Friday June 26th from 7-9 pm

Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Art on the Corner at the Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • CATS presents “Annie Get Your Gun” at the PAC

Jun 26, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

C.A.T.S.  (Community Arts Theater Society) presents Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” at the PAC.

June 26, 27 and July 1, 3, 6, 8, 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm. Matinees June 28, July 5 and 12 at 1:30 pm

For more details please call or visit website.

Location: The Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

  • 3rd Annual Big Bear Triathlon at Pine Knot Landing

Jun 27, 2015 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM

The Big Bear Triathlon is back for our Third Year!! Join us in the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and challenge your triathlon skills at 7,000′. We will be hosting two distances for this event, Sprint and Olympic. While the rest of Southern California is heating up we are just getting perfect with an average June temperature of 76 degrees. Get ready for your season with this high altitude event and enjoy all that the Big Bear Valley has to offer.

Olympic Triathlon to start at 7:30 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:00 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 26th at 1PM.

If you have any questions please check our website at: www.bbtriathlon.com

  • Music in the Mountains “The Pettybreakers/Fortunate Son” Petty/Fogerty Tributes at the Discovery Ctr

Jun 27, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains welcomes back America’s #1 Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The PettyBreakers, to open Season 10 on June 27 at the Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert.

Combining timeless CCR favorites and Fogerty solo hits, Brad Ford & FORTUNATE SON truly personifies the spirit and grit of America’s Favorite Rock & Roll Band! This show is for all ages and unites classic rock, country, blues, and folk music fans together like no other tribute act can. Every show features the best of both worlds-timeless CCR classics and legendary Fogerty solo hits.

Concert #1 in the 2015 season. Gates and parking open at 5pm.
Concert starts at 6pm
Tickets:  www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

We could not do it without YOU, our ticket-buying guests, sponsors, in-kind donors and over 40 volunteers who make this unique concert series one of the best in Southern California. Your proceeds will help continue the year-round programming we provide at the Big Bear Discovery Center to over 200,000 guests.

Our aim is to connect and engage our youth and adult visitors to help protect and conserve our treasured public lands while building greater stewardship values, respect and appreciation for our mountains.

2015 Dates: June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and September 5th.

Please call or visit website for more details

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

  • “Who’s Bad” Michael Jackson Tribute at the Cave a World Games Host Town Benefit

Jun 27, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has continued to impress fans — all over the world and of all ages — for the last 10 years.

Show is also a benefit for the Special Olympics 2015 World Games Big Bear Lake Host Town Program. $5 from each tickets goes to hosting athlete delegations from Luxembourg, Chile, and Montenegro.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue with state of the art sound and lighting that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30pm Concert starts at 7:30pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

Beyond

  • Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 03, 2015 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

The Big Bear Summer Artwalk takes place July 3-5 in the heart of the Big Bear Village.

Each year in July since 2004, the Artwalk Festival showcases exhibits by regional and local artists selling their works in Oils, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Wood, Metal and Jewelry.

The City of Big Bear Lake has invested nearly 5 Million Dollars over the past couple of years in new sidewalks, landscape and lighting improvements for the Village Shopping, Dining & Entertainment District.

Make plans to experience the Artwalk Festival, meet the Artists and enjoy the day supporting the Arts in Beautiful Big Bear Lake, SoCal’s Leisure Travel and Getaway Destination!

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

Contact: Tel: (909)878-3556 Website:www.bigbearlakeartwalk.com

  • The 29th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show

Jul 04, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The 29th 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

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2015 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQThe 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.

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.bigbear.com

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2015 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California.  The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing.  Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm. Viewable from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. Make sure to bring a jacket or blanket because it can get cold.

For more details please call the Big Bear Visitors Bureau at (800) 424-4232

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com/things-to-do/special-events/4th-of-july/

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

Jul 11, 2015 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

The Old Miners Association presents the Big Bear Regional Chili Cookoff and BrewFest at the Bartlett Events Area in The Village.

Local and visiting contestants vie for cash prizes and awards, including the opportunity to advance to the World Championships.  Sample a great selection of chili, salsa, food & spirits as well as great live music.  With a climbing wall, gold panning, pony rides, face painting, children’s craft activities and more, it is sure to be a great day of fun for the whole family.  Located in the heart of The Village, enjoy a full day of shopping with over 40 event vendors and 120 Village shops.

No Admission Charge.Tasting Kits are available by purchase. With Live Music, Food and Drink, Vendors, Contests, Kids Activities and Lots of Chili!

Please call or visit website for more details

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 272-4800 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • “Berlin” featuring Teri Nunn at the Cave

Jul 11, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

For fans of electronic music – and the far-reaching wave of style and pop culture that followed in the wake of the 80s – Berlin vocalist Terri Nunn is an icon. As the charismatic vocalist for a band that virtually launched electronic dance rock in the U.S., Terri earned the No. 11 spot on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Women in Rock.”

Still performing and recording more than 20 years after the release of the groundbreaking debut, Pleasure Victim, Terri and Berlin are currently touring in support of 4Play, the group’s impressive 10th release.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6 :30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

Read Full Post »

mark-your-calendarBig Bear Lake has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

The Summer Season is still going strong in Big Bear Lake but there are only a few weeks until Labor Day Weekend! Whether you plan on joining us this coming weekend, for a  Labor Day Getaway or either of the spectacular weeks in between, Big Bear Lake has more activities, special events and things to do than anywhere else in Southern California! We have a Lake full of water activities, a National Forest with hundreds of miles of hiking/biking trails, Tours by Boat, 4×4, Helicopter, Segway, Kayak, or on foot, Live Concerts, Plays, Nightlife, The Village for shopping and dining, Fishing Tournaments, Old Miner’s Days, Film Festivals, Ropes Courses, Zipline, Art Shows, Wine Walks and SO MUCH MORE!!

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!

Here are the major summertime happenings:

 

August

 

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

    Aug 9-11, 2014 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    The Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 8th through Sunday August 10th. 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

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

 

  • 13th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

    Aug 09, 2014 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM


    The 13th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 in beautiful downtown Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun! For more details please visit website.

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

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

 

 

  • Campfire Nights at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Aug 09, 2014 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

    Join us at The Discovery Center for an educational and entertaining evening program to teach visitors about the San Bernardino National Forest.

    Fridays and Saturdays, May 23 through August 29, 2014 (no campfire on concert event nights, June 28, July 19 and August 30)

    Starts at 7pm or 8pm depending on program . Call or visit website.

    Admission: $5; FREE for Children 5 & under and Serrano campers

    Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 Highway 38/North Shore Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3437 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

 

  • Friday Nights in the Village

    Aug 14, 2014 | 05:00PM – 08:00PM

    Come to the Village in Big Bear every Friday night from 5-8 PM to enjoy family entertainment, great shopping, restaurants, arts and crafts, live street musicians and more in the Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please call (909) 878-4747 or visit website.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

 

 

  • The 15th Annual “Art on The Lake”

    Aug 15, 2014 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

      The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 15th 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.

    40+ artists from around the region will be exhibiting their work for sale as well as Live Music, Beer and Wine Garden and Food Vendors.   The Arts Council strives to bring nothing but exceptional photographers, painters, jewelers, and sculptors to this annual event.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

    Location: Bartlett Events Area 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

 

 

  • “Toad the Wet Sprocket” at the Cave

    Aug 16, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name.   Against all odds, the joke became permanent. “Toad the Wet Sprocket” has been touring ever since with all four original members: lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made 5 studio albums which combined sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe.

    After breaking up in 1998, Toad would get together sporadically to play shows on a casual basis, but their hard core fans never gave up hope for a new album. After successful tours in 2006-2010, the band finally decided to put the last piece of the puzzle in place and a new album “ New Constellation” was released in the Fall of 2013.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6pm Concert starts at 8pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

 

  • Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2014

    Aug 21, 2014

    The Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2014 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.  2014 marks the 6th Anniversary of BBAW.  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 at Camp Oakes

    Aug 22, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014

    The Big Bear Yoga Festival will take place at Camp Oakes on August 22, 23 and 24.  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

 

 

  • Big Bear Pilates Festival

    Aug 22, 2014

    Big Bear Pilates is hosting a three day intensive Pilates Festival on August 22-24, 2014 .at the Big Bear Chateau. For complete schedule of activities and classes click here.

    For more details please call or visit website.

    Location: Big Bear Chateau at 42200 Moonridge Road

    Contact: Tel: (909) 329-9140 Website: www.bigbearpilates.com

 

 

  • 7th Annual 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker Memorial Run for Freedom

    Aug 23, 2014 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

    5K and 10K and 15K Race and a 1 mile Family Fun Run/Walk on the Northshore of Big Bear Lake honoring 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker. Please join us to celebrate the lives of our heroes and enjoy a beautiful weekend in the mountains. Activities for the children, food, music and vendors. Starts and finishes at Meadow Edge Picnic Area on Northshore. Registration opens at 7:30 am.  The 15K starts at 9:15am; the 10K starts at 9:20 am; the 5k starts at 9:25 am.  The 1 mile Family event will start at 9:30 am.

    Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area on Northshore Blvd

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

 

 

  • Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

    Aug 23, 2014 10:00AM – Aug 24, 2014 04:00PM

    The Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing takes place on Saturday/Sunday August 23-24 with a jaw dropping display of antique and classic wooden boats. FREE to All.

    For more info please call (909) 844-5337

    Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 844-5337

 

 

 

  • Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Aug 30, 2014 10:00AM – Aug 31, 2014 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

 

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village of Big Bear Lake

    Aug 30 & 31, 2014 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

    Art on the Corner : A New Art Show in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.

    Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts. FREE for all to attend.

    Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31.

    Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

    Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Big Bear Blvd in the Village of Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

 

 

  • Ice Cream Safari at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Aug 30, 2014 | 11:00AM – 02:00PM

    Ice Cream! Ice Cream! Ice Cream!

    Tour the Zoo and enjoy delicious scoops of ice cream at the same time. There are five ice cream stations throughout the zoo, all with a different flavor of ice cream. To participate in the Ice Cream Safari is only $5.00 for five scoops of ice cream. The cost is regular zoo admission (Zoo admission is free with a Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo membership) + the $5.00  to participate in the Ice Cream Safari.

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

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

 

 

 

  • Music in the Mountains 2014: “Led ZepAgain” (Zeppelin Tribute)

    Aug 31, 2014 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

    2014 Music in the Mountains presents “Led ZepAgain” (Led Zeppelin Tribute)
    with special guests Big Bear Jr. Strings

    Gates: 5:00 pm  Concert: 6:00 pm

    $30 General admission. $40-45 bench seat with parking. Teens (13-18); $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; $115 ADULT (18+) 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

 

 

September

 

  • Friday Nights in the Village

    Sep 05, 12, & 19, 2014 | 05:00PM – 08:00PM

    Come to the Village in Big Bear every Friday night from 5-8 PM to enjoy family entertainment, great shopping, restaurants, arts and crafts, live street musicians and more in the Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please call (909) 878-4747 or visit website.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

 

  • Endure The Bear Trail Run

    Sep 06, 2014 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

    The Endure the Bear Mountain Trail Run  starts in the Village and heads into the Pristine National Forest Trails on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake. Features routes of 50K, 30K and 15K as well as a 5k Family Fun Run & Walk.  Schedule as follows. Please visit website or call for more details.

    Location: Starts and Finished in the Village at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 224-9315 Website: www.openairbigbear.com

 

 

  • 19th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 06, 2014 | 09:30AM – 05:00PM

    19th Annual Run for the Grizzlies fundraiser presented by the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. All proceeds to benefit the Grizzly Bears at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge.

    Open to the public and all bikes are welcome! Poker Ride – Prizes – Vendors – BBQ and Live Music.

    Register online at http://www.GrizzlyBikeRun.com or register the day of the event at Chad’s Place at 40824 Big Bear Blvd.

    For more information call or visit website.

    Location: Chad’s Place at 40824 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: http://www.GrizzlyBikeRun.com or www.friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org

 

 

  • 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 13, 2014 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for seven consecutive weekends, September 13 through October 25 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Special Locals Night on Friday October 3rd and new this year Oktoberfest Unplugged on Friday October 10th and 17th.

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

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

 

 

  • The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

    Sep 19, 2014 | 10:00AM – 11:30PM

    The 2014 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival takes place September 19-21. Film screenings and workshops will be held at the PAC, Northwoods Resort, and the Village Theaters Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   Schedule will be released later in the year.

    Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd and Village Theaters at 602 Pine Knot Ave

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3433 Website: www.bigbearlakefilmfestival.com

 

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

    Sep 19, 2014 12:00PM – Sep 20, 2014 11:59PM


    Trail running in the San Bernardino Mountains at it’s finest will be on display for the Kodiak 100 and the  Kodiak 50. Southern California mountains tend to surprise people, especially in September-its phenomenal conditions. It’s typically sunny, the temperature is almost always comfortable, considering this course is ALL between 5,100′ and 10,000′ .

    The nights can be that nice cool Alpine chill, but no where near freezing. (if you’re  a shirtless runner, you may want to reconsider at least for this night section. Day times- late September, should be stellar- with temps in the 60′s and 70′s.

    It’s pretty reliable and trusty weather in Late September, high likelihood of great race conditions.

    100 Mile Race Start Time – Friday September 19 at 12 noon

    50 Mile Race Start Time – Saturday September 20 at 5:00 AM at Meadows Edge Picnic Area

    Finish Festival and Awards at the Village & Pine Knot in The Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please visit website

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake and National Forest Trails.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100.com

 

 

  • Autumn Wine Walk in the Village

    Sep 20, 2014 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association presents their annual Autumn Wine Walk on Saturday, September 20th.

    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) Purchase tickets at Hunter Halls, UPS Store, Copper Q, Room-to-Room, Home Warehouse Design Center, and Shirt Shanty in the Village.   Check-in to get wristbands starts at 3 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 Ave and Village Dr.

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

 

 

  • Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon / 10 K / 5K

    Sep 27, 2014 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

    The First Annual Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon 5k and 10K

    Schedule:
    Friday, September 26, 2014
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Registration and Packet Pick up, Robinhood Resort

    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    6:30 am to 8:30 am                  Registration and Packet Pick up, 140 Business Center Dr.
    9:15 am                                    Race Start – Half Marathon
    9:20 am                                    Race Start – 10K
    9:25 am                                    Race Start – 5K

    North Shore Half Marathon Course
    The 13.1 mile half marathon course will be an out and back course.  The course is relatively flat with only 444 feet of elevation gain.  Starting at the corner on Business Center Dr., runners will head east over Stanfield Cut-off before heading west toward Big Bear Dam on the scenic highway, through the National Forest, and the mountain hamlet of Fawnskin, past the bald eagle sanctuary, to the turn around point adjacent to Big Bear Lake.

    5K / 10 K Course
    Both courses are out and back courses and are relatively flat.  The 5K course has 125 feet of elevation gain and the 10K course has 255 feet of elevation gain.

    Location: Starts and Finishes on 140 Business Center Drive Big Bear Lake

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

 

  • 11th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort

    Sep 27, 2014 | 09:15AM – 10:00PM

    The groundwork for the 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) is already underway and we’re counting down the days until the biggest Winter Kickoff Party of the season!

    Saturday, September 27 fantastic riders will flip tricks on over 140 tons of snow made from ice trucked in the previous day! Bear Mountain has added great new features for the event this year, including a brand new entrance to the Red Bull Plaza, new features on the city center, & new features on the creeper ledge! We have also partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to make this event even more killer than ever! Don’t miss out!

    Admission for public is FREE! For more details please visit website or telephone.

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel:909-866-5766 Website: www.bearmountain.com/snowboard/

 

 

  • 5th Annual “Blues For The Zoo” at Swim Beach Amphitheatre

    Sep 27, 2014 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

    Big Bear Lake’s Premier Music Event of the Summer. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo Celebrates with a Lakeside Festival featuring World Class Blues Music! Fine Food, Local Artisans on site, Festival Seating, Beach Chairs and Blankets are welcome. No coolers please.

    Doors open at 11:00 am
    Music starts at 1:00 pm
    Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of show. On sale June 1st.

    Ticketing Lodging packages through BigBear.com or 1 800 4-BIGBEAR.
    Host Hotel is Northwoods Resort. Call (909) 866-3121 for “Blues for the Zoo” special rate

    This year’s Line-up:

    Otis Taylor Band  (3:30 pm)
    (2012 downbeat magazine Blues CD of the Year)
    Website: www.otistaylor.com

    Janiva Magness (2:15 pm)
    (2013 Female Blues Artist of the Year & Song of the Year – National Blues Music Awards)
    Website: www.janivamagness.com

    Bonne Musique Zydeco (1:00 pm)
    (Southern California’s Finest Zydeco Band)
    Website: www.bonnemusiquezydeco.com

    Location: Swim Beach Amphitheatre at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

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

 

Beyond

 

  • 44th Annual Oktoberfest “Locals Night”

    Oct 03, 2014 | 04:30PM – 11:30PM

    Oktoberfest Locals Night Local’s Night – All Admission To Benefit Local Charities. Admission $5.00 or $3.00 with the donation of two non-perishable food items for Adults and Seniors – FREE for Children. Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

  • Big Bear Lake October Troutfest

    Oct 04, 2014 | 06:30AM – 04:00PM

    Since 2004, the Big Bear Lake October Troutfest has proven to be a popular outing for all members of your family. Come on up to the crisp clean air of Big Bear and enjoy a weekend among your fellow anglers as you fish for fun and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes! Please visit website for details.

    Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road

    Contact: Tel: (949) 366-0030 Website: www.wonews.com

 

  • 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Oct 04, 2014 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 44 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for seven consecutive weekends, September 13 through October 25 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Special Locals Night on Friday October 3rd and Oktoberfest Unplugged on Friday October 10th and 17th.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

  • Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 04, 2014 | 06:30PM – 08:30PM

    The Big Bear Alpine Zoo will be hosting its Flashlight Safaris each Saturday for the month of October (5,12, 19, 26).   Experience the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s nocturnal animals. As soon as the sun sets and the stars begin to shine the nocturnal animals activate, and their natural instincts take over.

    Gates open 6:30 PM and close at 7:00 PM to start the tour.  Bring your flashlight and wear warm clothes.

    Regular Admission: Under 3 years old free, for ages 3-10 $6.00, and over 10 years old $9.00.

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 584-1299 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

 

  • “ABC” Live at the Cave

    Oct 10, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    ABC at the Cave.  ABC was formed in 1980 and landed such hits in America as “Tears are Not Enough”, “Look of Love”, “Poison Arrow”, “Be Near Me”, “How to be a Millionaire”, and “When Smokey Sings” to name a few.  Led by lead vocalist Martin Fry, ABC takes New Wave and New Romantic music to a new level of excitement.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6pm Concert starts at 8pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

  • Oktoberfest “Unplugged”

    Oct 10, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 44 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    New last year and returning this year at Oktoberfest is Oktoberfest “Unplugged”. The intimate Friday evening events present a fine dining experience with a five-course German dinner paired with a variety of German beers and spirits. Oktoberfest Unplugged includes traditional German polkas and sing-alongs as well as amusing storytelling by Oktoberfest founder/ Über -Burgermeister Hans Bandows and other Oktoberfest personalities. The Friday evening Oktoberfest Unplugged dates are October 10 and October 17.

    For more information please call or visit website.

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

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

 

  • “Panic in the Park” Haunted House at Meadow Park

    Oct 17, 2014 | 05:30PM – 08:00PM

    Back by popular demand PANIC IN THE PARK III Haunted House at Meadow Park Gym.

    Takes place Friday & Saturday nights Oct 17-18, 24-25 and 31.

    Times: 6:30 pm – 9pm except Halloween night 7pm – 9pm

    Tickets: $10 per person

    On Fri nights  5:30 -6:30 pm $5 the Not-So-Scary version for the younger kids.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-9700 Website: www.bigbearparks.com

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Fall Bass Blast

    Oct 18, 2014

    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments have two new events in 2014 the Spring Bass Blast on April 1st and the Fall Bass Blast on October 18th ( not part of Championship series) For tournament details please visit the website or call.

    Location: The Boathouse Lakeside Tavern at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: 1 (800) 475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

 

  • Wolf Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 18, 2014 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

    Come and celebrate Wolf Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on October 18, from 11 am to 3 pm.

    There will be educational and fun things to do at the zoo. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo joins other zoos and animal sanctuaries around the country in celebrating Wolf Awareness Week.   They will dispel the many misconceptions and myths about wolves. The event educates the public on the important role that wolves play within the ecosystem.  Practice your howling skills and see if your howl is good enough to get the wolves to howl back.

    For more information on Wolf Awareness Day call (909) 878-4200 or visit website.

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • Ship of Screams on Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat

    Oct 25, 2014 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

    This is a haunted walk through tour and the dates may be subject to change. This will be our second annual Ship of Screams walk through tour. Locals are free on October 31st 2014.

    For more information call our office during business hours at (909)866-8129

    Location: Miss Liberty is moored at Pine Knot Marina at 439 Pine Knot

    Contact: Tel: (909)866-6463 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

 

  • Boo In The Zoo! at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 31, 2014 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

    Bring the children on this special day for a late afternoon/early evening of Tricks ‘n Treat “Visit the graveyard and pumpkin patch, as well as the goblins throughout the zoo. There will also be games, prizes and costume contests”.  Also enjoy seeing the zoo animals receive their Halloween treats too!

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2014 | 05:00PM – 07:30PM

    Bring your kids to the safest place to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween! With 50+ places to stop for candy you are sure to fulfill your sweet tooth. Take a walk through the village seeing all the horrors that it has to offer! Don’t forget your costume or you’ll miss out on the trick or treating!

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747

 

  • Gold Mountain Gold Rush Multi-Sport Challenge

    Nov 01, 2014

    Gold Mountain Gold Rush – November 1, 2014 – Big Bear Lake, CA

    New to Big Bear Lake is this multi-sport challenge through California’s gold country. Prepare to run, swim, paddle, bike, and navigate your way through our 4 hour adventure course in the San Bernardino Mountains as you follow the old wagon trails and chase gold.

    Mandatory gear check prior to the event. We will send a list of both individual and team gear needed. The biggest things, each team needs a canoe and each person needs a mountain bike, both of which are available to rent on race day. Other gear includes accessories like helmets, PFD’s, running shoes, etc…

    More information coming soon! Please call or visit website in the meantime

    Location: Starts and Finishes at Gold Mountain Manor at 1117 Anita Ave, Big Bear City, CA 92314

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.runbigbearlake.com

 

  • C.A.T.S. Presents “20th Anniversary Christmas Show” at the PAC

    Nov 14, 2014 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    C.A.T.S. presents their 20th Anniversary Christmas Show at the PAC November 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm. Matinees November 16, 23 and 30 at 1:30 pm. Call or visit website for details

    Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 or (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

 

  • The 2nd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

    Nov 27, 2014 | 08:30AM – 12:30PM

    The 2nd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot consists of 3 mile, 6 mile, and 9 mile Road Runs on Thanksgiving Day with Start/Finish line located at Meadow Park.  This is a FUN event for the whole family. The run course is a relatively flat 3 mile loop through the neighborhood of Eagle Point, with 6 mile runners completing 2 laps and 9 mile runners completing 3, making it easy for all abilities to participate.

    Turkey Trots are run on Thanksgiving Day in anticipation of the large meal to be had later on. Other traditions include a “turkey” prize for the overall winner and runner costume contest. In addition, a portion of race entry fees will be donated to the Big Bear Senior Center holiday food drive.

    The 9 mile race starts at 8:30am, 6 mile starts at 9:00am, and 3 mile starts at 9:30am.  Registration fees are $35 for 3 mile run, $40 for 6 mile and $45 for 9 miles.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8555 Website: www.bigbearturkeytrot.com or www.openairbigbear.com

 

  • Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

    Nov 28, 2014 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Come and Enjoy the Festivities at Santa’s Grand Entrance in the Village. Entertainment starts at @ 5:00 PM and Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive in his sleigh at @ 6:00 PM. Santa will also be at the Xmas Tree Lot every Weekend from 10-4 pm until December 21st. More info to be announced in the Fall

    Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

 

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »