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

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

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

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

 

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Weekend Events

 

Big Bear Cycling Festival July 28-August 5th

Aug 1 – 5, 2018

The only week long cycling festival in the United States, the Big Bear Cycling Festival features events and activities that draw thousands of visitors to Big Bear Lake for a few days up to a full week.  The Cycling Festival is perfect for the serious cyclist looking for last minute training at altitude before Tour de Big Bear or the recreational cyclist wishing to simply enjoy riding roads and trails in a beautiful mountain landscape.

Grand Marshalls for this year’s Big Bear Cycling Festival will be newly announced Specialized Women Ambassador and former Team Cylance racer Alison Tetrick and four time road race champion and Tour of California Race Ambassador Freddie Rodriguez.  Events and activities include group rides (road and mountain), a Cyclefest youth event, new Bike Demo Event, a Poker Ride, Recovery Ride and Time Trials culminating in the Tour de Big Bear road cycling event on Saturday, August 4.

For more information, including festival information and lodging specials, visit www.bigbearcyclingfestival.com.

Location: Various Locations in Big Bear.
Contact: Website: www.bigbearcyclingfestival.com

 

“Wilderness Living” Big Bear Quilt Show at The Lodge

Aug 03, 2018 10:00AM – Aug 04, 2018 05:00PM

The 2018  Quilt Show “Wilderness Living” at the Lodge in the Village produced by the Big Bear Lake Quilters Guild. Vendors and Marketplace

Friday, August 4th, 10 am-6:00 pm
Saturday, August 5th, 10 am-5 pm
Contest Drawings at 4:45 pm on Saturday

Admission ONLY $5

Location: The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Holiday Inn Resort at 40650 Village Drive
Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakequiltersguild.com Email: ​ BBLquiltersguild@gmail.com

 

Paint and Sip at Barrel 33 in the Village

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of painting, wine tasting, and fun with new friends! Barrel 33 is now hosting Bi-Weekly Paint and Sips with Craft to Treasure! Call in advance, we book up fast! The event …

Location: Barrel 33 at 40754 Village Dr Big Bear Lake Ca 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0838 Website: www.barrel33bigbear.com

 

“AbbaFab” Abba Tribute at the Cave

Aug 03, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational Anne Davies, Chelsea Faulds, Scotty Pearson, Nick Davies and a line up of stellar musicians.

This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others. From the earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on an ABBA journey that is unmatched.

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 and concert starts at 7:30 pm, Please call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

First Fridays Star Parties at Bear Valley Farms

Aug 03, 2018 | 08:00PM – 10:00PM

First Fridays Under the Stars

Join Bear Valley Astronomers at Bear Valley Farms for an amazing Star Party in an ideal location. Local astronomers will talk about the events in the night sky while sharing their telescopes and expertise. Guests are welcome to BYOB and bring their own blankets and chairs to relax under the stars.

July 6: 8pm-10pm
August 3: 8pm-10pm
September 7: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Tickets are $10 and available at ffstarparties.eventbrite.com

Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/225846301349680/

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 East Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 547-5424 Website: www.bearvalleyfarms.com

 

8th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 04, 2018 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

Tour de Big Bear will again host riders to Big Bear Lake and provide rides appealing to all level of rider and athlete. Tour de Big Bear Route Options Tour de Big Bear – 25 miles – over 1300 feet of climbing Big Bear Valley Tour – 50 miles –more than 3000 feet of climbing The Grand Tour – 70 miles – over 4,800 feet of climbing THE CLIMB – 107 miles –8,000 feet of challenging climbing HC Gran Fondo – 125 miles – nearly 12,000 feet of climbing

Tour de Big Bear Weekend Events: 
The BBCA hosts a two-day cycling expo with 40+ cycling vendors, a complimentary bike valet for registered riders, entry into the New Belgium Beer Garden, our famous raffle and live entertainment during Saturday’s festivities. Tour de Big Bear is a timed event and includes the Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo and popular King and Queen of the Mountain Race Segment.  Prizes are awarded to winners of the competitive events.  All registered riders receive a goody bag, custom-designed finishers’ medal, and a high-performance, technical shirt and much more. Each Tour de Big Bear distance is staffed with Course Marshalls, numerous legendary nutrition/hydration aid stations, first aid attendants, and rider safety and repair vehicles.  Rounding out the weekend are complimentary organized recovery ride and competitive time trial race on Sunday, August 5.

For more information, including registration details visit www.TourdeBigBear.com.

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive
Contact: Website: www.tourdebigbear.com

 

The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Aug 04, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and 4-5, 11-12 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 complete schedule details please call or visit website

Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin
Contact: Tel: (626) 623-9907 Website: www.bbvrsinc.com

 

Music in the Mountains #3 “DSB” (Journey Tribute) with “Live from Earth” (Pat Benatar Tribute)

Aug 04, 2018 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #3 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday August 4th with DSB’s Tribute to Journey and special guest Live from Earth’s Pat Benatar Tribute

Here are the headliners and dates for the 2018 season:
#1 July 7: LED ZEPAGAIN with Mountaintop Stings
#2 July 21: THE GARTH GUY with Vegas McGraw
#3 August 4: DSB with Live From Earth
#4  August 18: MIRAGE with Petty and The Heartshakers
#5 September 1: THE LONG RUN (TLR) with Shannon Rae & 100 Proof

Music in the Mountains proceeds will continue to benefit the Mountains Foundation’s six powerful programs that focus on conservation, recreation, and education programs; many benefiting the Big Bear Valley.

Tickets prices represent all five concerts and are available online at MountainsFoundation.org.

Please visit website for pricing  and more details as there are a variety of options including Season Passes.        Children 12 & Under; FREE!

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

 

Freddie McGregor at the Cave

Aug 04, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, Freddie McGregor, O.D., has made significant contributions to Reggae music since inception, and has also helped to shape it with his conscious lyrics and Philly-Soul style for over 50 years.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: WALL-E

Aug 04, 2018 | 08:00PM – 11:00PM

Movies in the Meadow Summer Series at Snow Summit

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

All screenings are hosted in the Snow Summit base area and feature family-friendly films throughout the year

Admission is FREE with concessions available for purchase at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Upcoming screenings:
Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Rango
Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Wonder Woman
Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.  Coco
Saturday, August 4 at 7:45 p.m. WALL-E
Saturday, August 11 at 7:45 p.m. A Wrinkle in Time

Click Here for more details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2 – BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2qjb13s

 

Big Bear SPNDX Stampede

Aug 05, 2018 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

New to the Big Bear Cycling Festival is the SPNDX Stampede, Big Bear Lake’s first gravel ride event.  If your tank still has some juice in it after Tour de Big Bear . . . swap out the tires and hit the dirt.  Taking place on Sunday following the Tour de Big Bear road event riders start in the Village and are challenged with a 44 mile route including fire road climbs and single track through the trees, that will make it a Stampede like no other in the series.

For more information, including registration details visit www.spndxstampede.com

Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive
Contact: Website: www.spndxstampede.com

 

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Tour de Big Bear

Aug 04, 2018 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

TourDeBigBearHeld in the high country of Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, road cyclists of all levels escape the summer heat and cruise alpine roadways and trails, over high mountain passes like Onyx Summit (elevation of 8,443 feet), and around Big Bear and Baldwin Lakes. With scenic and challenging high altitude rides, professional style racing venue and a week long Cycling Festival, it’s no wonder Big Bear Lake is known as the “Cycling Capital of Southern California.”

Tour de Big Bear will again host riders to Big Bear Lake and provide rides appealing to all level of rider and athlete. Tour de Big Bear Route Options Tour de Big Bear – 25 miles – over 1300 feet of climbing Big Bear Valley Tour – 50 miles –more than 3000 feet of climbing The Grand Tour – 70 miles – over 4,800 feet of climbing THE CLIMB – 107 miles –8,000 feet of challenging climbing HC Gran Fondo – 125 miles – nearly 12,000 feet of climbing

Tour de Big Bear Weekend Events: 
The BBCA hosts a two-day cycling expo with 40+ cycling vendors, a complimentary bike valet for registered riders, entry into the New Belgium Beer Garden, our famous raffle and live entertainment during Saturday’s festivities. Tour de Big Bear is a timed event and includes the Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo and popular King and Queen of the Mountain Race Segment.  Prizes are awarded to winners of the competitive events.  All registered riders receive a goody bag, custom-designed finishers’ medal, and a high-performance, technical shirt and much more. Each Tour de Big Bear distance is staffed with Course Marshalls, numerous legendary nutrition/hydration aid stations, first aid attendants, and rider safety and repair vehicles.  Rounding out the weekend are complimentary organized recovery ride and competitive time trial race on Sunday, August 5.

Tour de Big Bear Schedule of Events

Big Bear Cycling Festival
July 28 – August 5, 2018
Enjoy the only week long cycling festival in the United States – daily rides and cycling activities for the entire family! Complete details at bigbearcyclingfestival.com

Friday, August 3
Tour de Big Bear Check-in – Noon – 9:00 PMBBCFestival2018-768x616
Poker Ride – 4:00 PM
Freedom Ride Finish

Saturday, August 4
HC Gran Fondo – 7:00 AM
Tour de Big Bear – 7:00 AM

Sunday, August 5
Time Trial presented by Haute Route – HWY 18/38 @ Big Bear Dam –     8:30AM
Recovery Ride presented by Haute Route– Village at Big Bear Lake – 9:00AM
Freedom Ride Final Stage Start – Village at Big Bear Lake – 9:30AM
NEW! Spandex Stampede Gravel Ride – Village at Big Bear Lake – 8:00AM – Complete details at SpandexStampede.com

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive in the Big Bear Lake Village
Contact: Website: www.tourdebigbear.com

 

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

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Whether you have already booked a cabin with us for the coming weeks in Big Bear, or if you are still making plans (visit us at RSVacations.net for some great cabins!), you may be wondering what there is to do in December in the mountains when there is no snow on the ground. Don’t worry, there is more to do than you might think! Today I will talk about just some of the fun things to do here in beautiful Big Bear Lake-with or without snow!

Snow Summit boarderSkiing and Snowboarding

No matter what mood Mother Nature is in, Big Bear Ski Resorts take matters into their own hands. With a world-class snow-making system in place, you can hit the slopes even when the snow is not falling. As a bonus, it is much more fun to ski and board when temps are in the 50’s than when it is freezing! STAY TUNED FOR OPENING DAY INFORMATION!!

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Just like our Ski Resorts, Big Bear’s Snow Play Areas have the ability to make their own snow, and boy have they been busy at it! The coverage is great and with their “Magic Carpets”, you can enjoy an entire day of tubing fun without all the climbing!

Biking

Do you feel more comfortable on two wheels than on two planks of wood? Another positive of the mild weather is that you can take a bike ride – IN DECEMBER! Choose a comfort bike and take a leisurely spin along the lake or rent a mountain bike and hit the trails.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy the beauty of the mountains and explore the back-country from horseback. You will have some terrific photo opportunities as well when you get to the top and see the gorgeous, panoramic views of Big Bear Valley.

Off-Road 4×4 Tours

Get off the beaten path and see and learn about Big Bear’s rich history when you take an Off-road Tour. Several different tours are available.

Helicopter Big Bear

See Big Bear Lake from a whole new perspective – the air! Enjoy the stunning scenery of our beautiful Valley, Lake and surrounding Forest. Bring your camera!

Hiking

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Another benefit of the fall-like weather we are experiencing is that the trails around our forest are clear and accessible for hiking. Grab a trail map from the Discovery Center and set out on a nature hike with the family. From beginner to expert trails, there is something for every level of hiker.

Ziplining

Experience the sensation of flight as you zip through the forest. A real adrenaline rush for the whole family!

The Big Bear Alpine Zoobaby-raccoon

View and learn about over 180 animals at our local zoo. Check out our Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Mountain Lion, Deer and more. Feeding tours and special presentations on most days.

Bowling, Laser-Tag, Arcade & Ice Skating

Head over to the Bowling Barn and Big Bear Funplex for hours of family fun. Go Ice Skating on real ice, get competitive at Laser Tag or just enjoy the arcade. Have a blast going Glow Bowling at night!

Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Have you ever wanted to be on ‘The Amazing Race’? Now is your chance – sort of! Set out on a 1.5 hour walking adventure in and around The Big Bear Village. Using your smartphone, you will solve clues and complete challenges while learning local history and fun-facts.

Shopping, Eating and Music

Stroll through the Big Bear Lake Village and enjoy the unique shops and quaint atmosphere. Catch a movie at the local Theater, dine at one of the many delicious restaurants, take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride around town or enjoy a live concert at The Cave. When the sun goes down, grab a cup of hot chocolate and sit by one of the fire-pits or check out one of the night clubs for some live music.

The Discovery Center

If you want to find out where to hike, bike or otherwise get in touch with nature, the Big Bear Discovery Center is the place to start. Get trail maps, learn how to be prepared and take an interpretive tour through the forest. Special presentations and celebrations are happening all the time.

 

As you can see, Big Bear Lake has so much more to offer than just snow! Come on up to our sparkling blue skies, crisp air and stunning forest. You will love it!! Do you need somewhere to stay? RS Vacations has cabins for every group and budget. Check out the “Our Homes” tab at the top of this page to see what we have to offer, then visit our website to book your perfect Big Bear Cabin. See you soon!

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