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Big 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!

Memorial Day Weekend is behind us, and summer activities and events in Big Bear Lake are in full swing! We are enjoying absolutely gorgeous weather with clear blue skies and wonderful early summer temps around 70°. If you have never been to Big Bear this time of year, you have been missing out!! Come on up to paradise!

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Following is a list of just some of the upcoming special events happening around the valley this month and in the months to come.

 

June

 

“Rumours” Fleetwood Mac Tribute at the Cave

Jun 09, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The group was formed in the Summer of 2012 and not too long after, word got around. They were set up to play on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”. Rumours recreates the band’s legendary persona, in all its youthful glory from 1975-1987.

The band is comprised of vocalist/artist/actor Jesika Miller, vocalist/film maker/photographer Rebecca Fishman, drummer Ned Brower (Rooney, Mike Viola), guitarist/producer/engineer Taylor Locke (Rooney, Taylor Locke and the Roughs, The Great Indoors), and bassist/producer/engineer Nic Johns (ROOM8, Ben Lee, Margaret Cho.)

Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, Rumours takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show.

Relive the rock and roll magic with Rumours.

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 in the Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series at B’s Boathouse

Jun 10, 2017
Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 5 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 1, June 10, July 15, August 12 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 9-10.

For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: Registration and Weigh-ins at B’s Boathouse at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 909-866-2240 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

 

Paddle Big Bear at Veteran’s Park

Jun 10, 2017 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

Paddle Big Bear is celebrating it’s 10th year in 2017! Test your stamina at 7,000 feet in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California.This is a fun race for both first time racers and elite athletes. We offer 3 distances plus a free kid’s race. Paddle your OC, Kayak, Surfski, or SUP. Enjoy the races, demos, and beach party!

For up to date information and schedule please go to website.

Location: Veteran’s Park and Pine Knot Harbor
Contact: Tel: (760) 492-8600 Website: www.paddlebigbear.com

 

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 10, 2017 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake will host the annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. This merchant organized event showcases fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses.

For 2017, the Village Business Association (VBA) is happy to welcome Classic Wines of California, Southern Wine and Spirits, Wilson Creek Winery and Joseph Filippi Winery and Vineyards and many more as participants in our 2017 Village Summer Wine Walk.

New this year, the Village Business Association will be offering a VIP ticket, including $5.00 transportation to the event and free rides home, double raffle tickets, express VIP check-in and a complimentary wine yoke.

Ticket holders receive a map of the all of the participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass, raffle ticket and badge, 12 wine tasting tickets and a wristband at check-in. Guest check-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive.  Wine Walk participants must be at least 21 years old.  The Wine Walk will begin at 3:30 and end at 7:00 p.m., shortly followed by a raffle prize drawing in front of Home Warehouse Design Center for event attendees.

Pre-sale tickets for the Village Summer Wine Walk cost $35 if purchased before May 30, 2017 and will be $45 from the 30th on, if any are available.  “Food Only” tickets can be purchased for $20 each.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.bigbearlakevillage.com, at The UPS Store on Village Drive and The Chamber of Commerce on Bartlett Road.

A portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village, Fourth of July fireworks and numerous other events for the community.

Location: Registration and Day of Ticket Sales at the Corner of Pine Knot & Village Drive in the The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

XEB (X Third Eye Blind) at the Cave

Jun 10, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

XEB brings together ex original members of Third Eye Blind. Kevin Cadogan, Tony Fredianelli and Arion Salazar’s contributions span 17 years of the band’s history.

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

 

21st Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 11, 2017 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

Starting at the water’s edge of Big Bear Lake, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run brings runners deep into the heart of the most scenic area in Big Bear, Holcomb Valley. Breathtaking views of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area, Big Bear Lake, and the surrounding valley can be seen from the miles of single track running along the Pacific Crest Trail.  The Holcomb Valley Trail Run offers three separate distances: a 33-mile race, a 15-mile race, and a 7-mile race. Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail are part of each race course. This is some of the best trail running in Southern California; so sign up early, the race has sold out the past 5 years.

Now in it’s 21st year, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary & Pam Kalina in 1997. Gary was an avid runner; he realized that some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in Big Bear. Their involvement is crucial to the success of the event. Gary and Pam had decided after 15 years of event directing and coordination it was time to close that chapter in their life. Team Big Bear now runs the event in their honor

Please call of visit website for more information.

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

 

Golden State Rally at Big Bear

Jun 15, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

Hwy 101 Event Co. is pleased to provide the following initial details for an exciting, inaugural, three-day rally in Big Bear Lake, CA that kicks off the summer riding season.

Lodging and Pre-registration is anticipated to open the mid January.

We are anticipating over 700 motorcycle riders to participate and are expecting riders from CA, NV, and AZ. With the emphasis on ride, shop, dine and play in the Big Bear area, the Golden State Rally looks forward to introducing rally participants to all that the Big Bear Lake area has to offer. So, mark the date on your calendar and join us in the mountains.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Holiday Inn Resort at 40650 Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (760) 766-3307 Website: www.goldenstaterally.com

 

Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Shoot Out #2 at Snow Summit

Jun 17, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

Team Big Bear presents Mountain Bike Racing with the Big Bear Shoot-Out #2
which is also the Kenda Cup XC #6, Kenda Cup Endurance #4, So Cal Enduro #7 and Snow Summit Downhill Series #2

For more details please visit website or call (909) 633-6729

Location: Registration/Start: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.teambigbear.com

 

14th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 17 – 18, 2017 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

“Mick Adams and The Stones” Rolling Stones Tribute at The Cave

Jun 17, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:30PM

Named one of the top ten tribute bands in the world by Backstage 360 Magazine, Mick Adams and The Stones are an authentic recreation of The Rolling Stones, live in concert!

Endorsed by former Atlantic Records President, Jerry Greenberg, Ryan Seacrest and Mark Cuban, this band must be seen to be believed! According to Jerry, “It doesn’t get any closer than this!”Mick Adams and the Stones have been featured twice on National TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.”This exciting seven piece, live recreation of The Stones in concert, features multiple costume changes, full choreography, and a media show.

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 8:00 pm. Call or visit website for more details.

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

 

Big Bear Run hosted by the Big Bear Trailriders

Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017

A two day Dual Sport Motorcycle tour of the surrounding mountains.

Go to www.bigbeartrailriders.com for all the details

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

 

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2017

Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017

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, 2017 will be our 35th anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette events in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2017 takes place this year from June 23rd until June 25th.  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 Parking Lot of Robin Hood Resort on Friday June 23rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 24th at 8:30 am and a Corvette Caravan Around the Lake on Sunday morning.

For more details please call or visit website

Location: Robin Hood Resort at 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (951) 317-9346 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash.htm

 

5th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Jun 24, 2017 | 08:00AM – 03:30PM

The Big Bear Triathlon is back for our Fifth Year!! Join us in the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and challenge your triathlon skills at 7,000′. We will be hosting FourTri distances for this event, Olympic Triathlon to start at 8:00 AM, Aquabike at 8:15, Sprint Triathlon at 8:30, and Duathlon at 9am.

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.

Registration pickup and athlete check-in is at Copper Q from 1pm to 9pm Friday, June 23rd.

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

Location: Veteran’s Park/Community Church at 40946 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake
Contact: e-mail: bigbeartri@gmail.com Website: www.bbtriathlon.com

 

Music in the Mountains #1 Kenny Metcalf’s Elton John Tribute /Amy Winehouse Experience Tribute

Jun 24, 2017 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

Kenny Metcalf’s Tribute to Elton John with special guest, The Amy Winehouse Experience featuring Mia Karter.

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

Each show will feature opening and headliner bands; with pricing presented below:
Adult premium seat               $48                                             Teen general admission (13-17)  $27 Adult general admission        $37                                             12 and under FREE
Teen premium seat (13-17)   $38

Season passes for all six concerts are on sale at a discount for a premium seat package at $265 and a general admission ticket package at $200.00.  Passes are available online and at walk up sales locations.  Parking is not included but available for purchase in a six-season package.

Parking and ticket gates open at 5:00pm; all concerts begin at 6:00pm.

2017 Series Dates: June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th and September 2nd. Please call or visit website for updates and more details.

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

 

“Lyvyn Skynyrd” at the Cave

Jun 24, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Lyvyn Skynyrd is the quintessential Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band. Based in Southern California, this group of consummate musicians and soulful rockers embody the talent and energy of the original band. Lyvyn Skynyrd evokes Ronnie Van Zant’s profound and powerful vocals, while highlighting the dual lead guitar riffs that Lynyrd Skynyrd made famous. They celebrate the entire catalogue including their hits “Simple Man,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Gimme 3 steps,” as well as deeper cuts such as “The Needle and the Spoon” and “Poison Whiskey.”

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 7:30pm. 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

 

Riki Hendrix Experience at the Cave

Jun 30, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Born and raised in San Bernadino, California, Riki grew up in a home that was filled with sounds, classical music and jamming jazzy musicians. When he was 12, his father gave him his first guitar, but when a friend introduced him to “Machine Gun”, a song written by cousin Jimi Hendrix, Riki realized his music had become a soul matter.

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: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

CATS Presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at the PAC

Jun 30, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

CATS will present the classic Broadway Musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” based on Charles Schultz’s comic strip “Peanuts.”

Performance dates are June 30, July 1, 3, 5,7, 8  at 7:30 pm. Matinees July 2 and 9 at 1:30 pm. Please call or visit website for tickets or for additional information.

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

 

July

 

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jul 01 – 03, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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 and the Open Sky Music Foundation. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday  July 1-3

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

 

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 01 – 02, 2017 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The Big Bear Summer Artwalk takes place July 1-2 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.

Make plans to to kick off the 4th of July Holiday at 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: (818) 621-1350 Website: www.westcoastartists.com/events

 

Dick Dale at the Cave

Jul 01, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950’s. Not the ’60’s as is commonly believed. He was given the title “King of the Surf Guitar” by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.

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. 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

 

CATS Presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at the PAC

Jul 01, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

CATS will present the classic Broadway Musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” based on Charles Schultz’s comic strip “Peanuts.”

Performance dates are June 30, July 1, 3, 5,7, 8  at 7:30 pm. Matinees July 2 and 9 at 1:30 pm. Please call or visit website for tickets or for additional information.

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

 

1st Annual Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car and Motorcycle Show at Big Bear Snowplay

Jul 02, 2017 | 09:00AM – 02:00PM

1st Annual Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car and Motorcycle Show at Snow Play. This event’s proceeds will go towards local Animal Rescue Programs. All Cars and Motorcycles are welcome. No Year or Make Requirements.

Top 10 Awards
Best in Show
Raffle Prizes
50/50 Drawing
Music by George
Food by Murray’s

Click Here for Pre-Registration Form and please call or e-mail for more details

Location: Big Bear Snow Play at 42825 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-0589 E-mail: guygk.guyra@yahoo.com

 

“40 OZ to Freedom” Sublime Tribute at the Cave

Jul 02, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

“40 OZ to Freedom” is the premier Sublime Tribute Band.

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 Show starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: 40789 Village Dr.
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Ted Nugent at the Cave

Jul 03, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing over 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.

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: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

July 4th Farmers Market & Old Fashioned Country Fair

Jul 04, 2017 | 08:30AM – 05:00PM

A day of fun for the entire family under the pines. Farmer’s Market helps celebrate this year’s July 4th holiday. Festivities include Old Fashion contests and games for all ages, vendors and live music.

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, 2017 | 12:00PM – 09:00PM

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

 

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

Jul 04, 2017 | 05:30PM – 10:00PM

Big Bear Mountain Resort is bringing its signature “send it” style to the Fourth of July with ABOVE THE BOOM.

The adventure begins with a ride on Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair through the San Bernardino National Forest to the top of the mountain (elev. 8,200 feet) for a fully catered Southern-style BBQ dinner, live music, and free activities like facing painting and bounce houses for the kids.

When it’s time for the rockets’ red glare spectators will actually be above the festivities with panoramic views of the entire valley for a viewing experience that’s sure to be a blast for the whole family.

Complimentary champagne toast before the fireworks show (21+). Limited tickets/capacity available. Call 844-GO2-BEAR for more info.

Website:  http://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/summer/things-to-do/events/event-detail?url=above-the-boom

 

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2017 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 

Music in the Mountains #2 Jim Curry’s John Denver/Taylor Made’s James Taylor Tributes

Jul 08, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #2 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday July 8th.

Jim Curry, Tribute to Music of John Denver
with special guest, Taylor Made, Tribute to James Taylor

Music in the Mountains favorite Jim Curry returns with A Tribute to the Music of John Denver, with special debuting guest, Taylor Made, the James Taylor Tribute Band on the Discovery Center Amphitheater stage It’s a night to pay tribute to the most iconic 70’s music legends who raised our environmental awareness and commitment to take better care of our planet.

2017 Series Dates: June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th and September 2nd

 

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

 

76th Annual Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show at the PAC

Jul 14 – 15, 2017 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

The 76th Annual Big Bear Woman’s Club Flower Show will be held on July 14 and 15, 2017 at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. The different categories are – cut flowers (one bloom), cut flowers (multiple blooms), wild flowers, African Violets, miniature arrangements (1.5 to 5 inches), miniature arrangements (5-8 inches), perennials, annuals, all white, wood/pine one arrangements, house plants (foliage only), house plants (flowering),  roses only, arrangements with shells, multi floral mixtures, edible, children’s entries, and succulents.

This year’s show has been named ” Buds and Bugs”.

The show is from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Friday July 14th, and 9:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday July 15th.

This is event is  FREE to participants and spectators.
For more information please  contact Terry B. at (909 547-0322

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 547-0322

 

The 15th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 15, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 2016/2017 winter season has seen above average snow and rainfall, compared to years in the recent past. Does this mean the drought is over? Maybe for some parts of California, but not for Big Bear Valley.

The 15th Annual Big Bear Valley Xeriscape Garden Tour, put on by the Sierra Club Big Bear Group, is the perfect opportunity to get landscaping ideas, discover drought tolerant plants and learn how to save money on your water bill, all while creating a beautiful drought-tolerant garden. As an added bonus, one of the homes will feature a landscape that is both low-water use and fire-wise.

This year’s theme, “Water Conservation…A Big Bear Way of Life,” will focus on Big Bear’s unique water situation and how everyone can do their part to conserve water while still creating beautiful and exciting yards and gardens.

The tour will once again include the DWP’s Xeriscape Demonstration Garden on Fox Farm Road, in front of the Community Garden, with native plant expert Orchid Black on hand to answer questions. In addition, there will be a variety of homeowner gardens, some landscaped by professionals and others by the homeowners. No matter your budget, you’ll find solutions for creating low-maintenance, drought tolerant gardens right here in Big Bear Valley.

So mark your calendars for the 15th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour to take place on Saturday, July 15th. Participants can begin the FREE self-guided tour anytime between 9 am and noon starting at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery, located at 41223 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake, across the street from the Denny’s Restaurant.  A tour booklet, which includes the locations and directions for the tour stops, and helpful information on Xeriscape gardening in the mountains, will be handed out at the starting location. Once registered, participants will have until 4:00 pm to complete the self-guided driving tour of the homes in Big Bear Valley.

For additional information on the Sierra Club’s Xeriscape Garden Tour contact Lisa Patterson at 909-866-1067.

Location: Check-in Emingers Mountain Nursery at 41223 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-1067 Website: www.sierraclubbigbeargroup.com

 

Big Bear Old Miners Association Chili Cook Off in the Village

Jul 15, 2017 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

The Old Miners Association presents the Big Bear Chili Cook­off. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, festivities include more than  40 Chili Cooks, Vendors,  Live Music Stage, and a Children’s Game Area. Admission to the event is free, compliments of the Old Miners Association.   Tasting Kits will be available for purchase.

The purpose of the Old Miners’ Association is to produce special events of a historical and entertainment nature for residents and visitors that promote a spirit of cooperation and unity throughout the Big Bear Valley. Such events celebrate the rich historical and cultural heritage of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Vendor and Chili Cook Applications available at www.oldminers.org

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Rd.
Contact: Tel: (442) 243-1880 Website: www.oldminers.org

 

“Battle of the Bands” at The Cave

Jul 20, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

On May 4 we hosted our first Battle of the Bands and it was a SMASHING SUCCESS–so naturally, we are putting on a second!Join us on July 20, 2017 for Battle of the Bands – Round 2!

FORMAT:July 20: 8 Bands. 30 minute sets. 15 minute breaks.
TICKETS:Tickets at the door will be $10 for all ages!

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: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

“Craft and Cranks” Brew Festival and Mountain Bike Racing

Jul 22, 2017 12:00AM – Jul 23, 2017 12:00AM

Snow Summit and Team Big Bear present the 3rd Annual Crafts & Cranks Bike Race Weekend and Craft Brew Fest on July 22nd and 23rd.

Finalists from previous Summit Downhill Series and Team Big Bear races will compete in multiple events for a prize purse to be announced. Races include Kenda Cup XC Series Final, Kenda Cup Endurance Final,  Snow Summit Downhill Final and California Enduro Series #5

Spend the day racing and spectating while enjoying California’s premier Micro brews and Bands; Enjoy tastings from California’s Premier Breweries, learn about new products from the industry’s top exhibitors, and take part in games and activities for the whole family.

Brew Fest and Live Music and Games and Activities run from Noon to 7pm on Saturday July 9th. Race registration and details may be found on Team BigBear’s site www.teambigbear.com

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2-BEAR Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.craftsandcranks.com

 

“Spirits of the West” Brewsfest and National Day of the Cowboy

Jul 22, 2017 | 01:00PM – 07:00PM

The 6th annual Spirits of the West Brewsfest will celebrate the National Day Of The Cowboy on Saturday, July 22, 2017. A full day of Western Family Fun with two live bands, arts & craft vendors, Gunfighters and local Sheriff’s Posse. Sample 50+ different beers and Spirits.

Spirits of the West is an action-packed outing for the entire family.   In addition to beer and spirit sampling, the day’s activities feature the Temecula Gunfighters performing four shows throughout the afternoon and evening.  Little visitors will enjoy carnival games, bounce house, face painting and horseshoe painting.  A variety of arts, crafts and collectibles vendors will be on-hand selling their wares.

Wyatt’s Cafe & Saloon will also be open serving up the mountain’s heartiest ranch-style food.    Live entertainment takes place throughout on two outdoor stages featuring the Shadow Mountain Band on the main stage and the Silver Moon duo on the Fairway Stage. The evening’s entertainment features DJ Joe Vonesh spinning a huge variety of country.

Spirit and beer sampling includes everything from flavored organic beers to IPA’s.  Bourbons, whiskeys and tequila will also be available for sampling. Sample tickets are $1.00 each for beer and $3.00 for spirits.  The under 21 crowd will enjoy sampling a variety of sodas.

Gates open at 1:00 p.m. with sampling through 7:00 p.m. Both daytime and evening festivities offer Free Admission for the entire family. For complete event details please call or visit website.

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

 

Music in the Mountains #3 “China Grove” Doobies/”Turn The Page” Bob Seger Tributes

Jul 22, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #3 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday July 22nd.

China Grove’s Tribute to Doobie Brothers with special guest, Turn the Page’s Ultimate Tribute to Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band

Two iconic 70’s classic rock tribute bands debut at Music in the Mountains. Don’t miss this total dance party celebrating Detroit/heartland rock ‘n’ roll!!

 Please call or visit website for updates and more details.

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

 

1st Annual Ryan Hall’s “Conquer the Wall” at Snow Summit

Jul 29, 2017 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

1st Annual Ryan Hall’s “Conquer the Wall”

One mile starting at 7000 feet elevation running up 1200 feet!  Most unique race you will ever run with the toughest and slowest mile!  See how tough you really are.  $100 to top male and top female finisher. Teams encouraged and receive a 15% discount. Fundraiser for Big Bear High School Cross Country Team who has used this course to train champions for almost 20 years.

Event Details and Schedule:

Event begins at 9:00 am on Saturday July 29 at Snow Summit.

Packet Pickup Friday  July 28 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm at Nottingham’s Resort at 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake.  Also Saturday morning from 7:00 – 8:30 at race site.

WEAR SUNSCREEN.  You are much closer to the sun up here!

Parking will be at Snow Summit.

Participants will receive pass for free chair lift ride back down the mountain.  Spectators who wish to view the finish at the top of the mountain will need to separately purchase chair lift ticket.  There is also a separate hiking trail to go up/down the mountain instead of the “Wall” route and is free. There will be water/gatorade/fruit at the top for participants.  There is also a restaurant and hiking trail at the top.

Awards will be held at 10:15 at top of course.

Age categories for Awards:  Male & Female 14 & Under, 15-18, 18-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+ Team awards for top men’s team, top women’s team, and top mixed team (which must include at least 2 women).  Top 5 times will be used to make team score.

Please call or visit website to for more details. To register directly Click Here

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (909) 543-9159 Website: www.conquerthewall.org

 

Mountaintop Trail Rally at Snow Summit to Benefit Big Bear Trails

Jul 30, 2017 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

In short, Big Bear’s Mountaintop Trail Rally is just what it says it is- a gathering… for trail users… on the top of a mountain… and we want you there. Equal parts race and leisure, MTR is much more than getting out on trails. It’s a celebration of our beautiful trail system in Big Bear and what all trail stakeholders (which includes the community) have accomplished improving it throughout the years.

What’s more, all proceeds directly benefit Big Bear’s trail system, so we’ll have more to celebrate next year. Presented by Team Big Bear, and through the strong partnership between the Southern California Mountains Foundation and the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the Mountaintop Trail Rally aims to unite the widest range of trail users in a single place through a competitive mountain bike race, non-competitive mountain bike ride, trail run, and hike. In other words, any way you enjoy the trails up here using muscle power you will love participating in this event!

The event will be held at Snow Summit and all entry fees include Sky Chair rides at the resort and lunch at their Skyline Taproom on top of their resort, or at the Big Horn Blues BBQ at the base of the resort.

Sky Chair lifts open at 8:30 am for this event, so start early for cooler temps.

Choose from 4 events:

Skyline Time Trial, presented by Team Big Bear – $65. 9 am start time.

Vertical Mile Run, brought to you by Kodiak Kids Trail Runs – $30, all ages, race starts at 10 am.

Mountain Bike Ride, hosted by Girls Gone Riding –  $35, rolling start from 9:30 am -12:00 pm.

Mountain Hike – promoted by the Sierra Club – $30, rolling start from 10 am – 12:00 pm.

To Register or for more details please visit website

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Website: www.trailsfoundation.org

 

Check back next month for more and updated summer events in Big Bear Lake!!

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10010661_R_OKTOBERFEST_0904The heat may be on where you live, but here in Big Bear Lake, the skies are clear and the temperature is absolutely perfect! We have highs in the upper 70’s this weekend. Beautiful!! The coming week will bring more clear skies and temps in the mis-70’s.

This is the ideal time to make a quick getaway to Big Bear to do some hiking, biking or to spend some time on the lake. Oh, and in case you haven’t heard, the best Oktoberfest in Southern California is going on through the end of October! The leaves are changing, the nights are cool and best of all, our cabin prices are at their lowest point of the year! Head over to RSVacations.net and find a clean and comfy cabin. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or getting together with a group of friends and family, we have a cabin to suit your needs and budget. If you are planning to join us for the Christmas or New Years Holidays, be sure to make a reservation soon because homes are going fast! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!

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

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.

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    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

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It is almost the weekend once again here in fabulous Big Bear Lake and despite some possible rain today, the weekend looks absolutely spectacular with high temps around 70° and lots of sunshine. Beat the June Gloom of the city andwave runner head up to clear blue skies!!

This weekend, Big Bear is filled with things to do: Boating, Kayaking, Fishing, WaterTubing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ziplining, Helicopter Tours, Pirate Ship Tours, Off-Road 4 x 4 Tours, Segway Tours, Bowling, Water Slide, Ice Skating, Shopping, Stargazing, Zoo, Golfing, Alpine Slide, Live Concerts, Museum, Discovery Center, Sky Chair, and so much more!

wine_clashThere are also several Special Events happening such as: The Big Bear Village Summer Wine Walk, National Trails Day, The Tubes in Concert, Holcomb Valley Trail Run and more! Check out the Flyer below for all the details. There is so much to do at 7000′!!

If you or someone you know is looking for a cabin in Big Bear, whether as a last-minute getaway this weekend or dates in the future, please visit our website at RSVacations.net. We have an ever-growing number of cabins available: From quiet Lakefronts for 2, to one of our Lodge Cabins that sleep 12 +. Most of our cabins have the amenities you are looking for such as WiFi, Cable, Spas, BBQs, Game Tables and more, and we have Stunning Lakefronts and Cozy Cabins that are walking distance to the Lake or Village! RS Vacations offers superior customer service and we do everything possible to make sure your visit is enjoyable. Take a look at what we have to offer and book your perfect BigBear Cabin today!!

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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.

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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

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  • 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

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I am a little late with this post, but better late than never! Beautiful summer weather is in store for Big Bear Lake this coming week with weekend highs hovering right around 80° with clear skies. Perfect weather for a late-summer escape with the family before school starts back up. Come on up and Beat the Heat!!

art on the lakeThis weekend, the 13th Annual Renaissance Faire continues in the quaint village of Fawnskin on the north shore of the lake. Fun for the whole family awaits! Also going on this weekend is the 15th Annual Art on the Lake. This event takes place in the Big Bear Lake Village and admission is FREE. Enjoy live music, food, drinks and some amazing art from more than 40 artists.

When the sun goes down, rock out with 90’s band Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Cave, enjoy a silent movie under the stars accompanied by theatre organ, taking place at the Broadway Cafe or take in one of the many live bands at clubs around town.

If you are planning a trip to Big Bear and are looking for that perfect ‘Home Away from Home’, look no further. RS Vacations has cabins for two and cabins for sixteen, and everything in between. Head on over to RSVacations.net and take a look. We have easy online booking and are always available to answer your questions. Book your Big Bear Vacation Home today!

 

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We had another shot of winter weather in Big Bear Lake the last few days (what’s up Mother Nature?!?), but the weather is expected to be spectacular over the Memorial Day Weekend with highs in the low 70’s and sunny skies.

Friday night’s meteor shower is just the beginning of a very “starry” weekend in Big Bear. Enjoy the show from the lake on a boat cruise or attend the ‘Campfire Star Party’ at the Discovery Center. There are also a few ‘star parties’ going on. See the flyer below for details.

Saturday brings the much anticipated “StarLight Festival” to Big Bear with exhibits, hands-on activities and a whole lot of fun for all ages. Saturday night, check out Jefferson Starship live in concert at The Cave in The Village.

Sunday, take part in the Big Bear Half-Marathon and Memorial Fun Run. The Lifestyle Expo with vendors and live music is FREE.

On Monday, take the family to the Antique Car Club ‘Show & Shine’ and Pinewood Derby.

Add to these unique events all of the dozens of summertime activities available and you get a weekend full of fun and memories!

If you find yourself in need of a place to stay, visit RS Vacations on our website and score a great deal on a cabin rental. See you soon!!

 

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