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RS Vacations wants to remind you that other than the professional show over the lake, ABSOLUTELY NO fireworks are allowed in Big Bear due to extremely high fire danger. Please don’t risk the loss of our homes! Thank you!!

Independence Day is almost here, and America loves to celebrate with fireworks. Here are a few fun facts about fireworks that you may not know.

1. The Founding Fathers were fans

Fireworks have been around since the days of ancient China. But their history in the United States is far-reaching, too. Right after the Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress, John Adams, in 1776, wrote to his wife that America’s independence “ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” Illuminations, of course, meant fireworks.

The only catch was that Adams was two days off on his recommendations of when Independence Day would be celebrated. He predicted a holiday date of July 2, the day a closed session of Congress approved the resolution of independence. Instead, the country went with July 4, the date on the Declaration of Independence.

2. Chemicals create colors

Ever wondered why some fireworks are blue and others are red? It’s all in the chemicals. Copper produces blue sparks, while a mix of salts and other substances make red. Barium yields a green glow, and sodium burns yellow.

3. America doesn’t hold the record

Americans’ love their fireworks, but the biggest display ever took place in Portugal in December 2006. In 37 launch sites spread across the island of Madeira pyrotechnics experts set off no less than 66,326 individual fireworks. In fact, Madeira snagged a Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display in the world that year.

4. Playing with fire isn’t the safest way to celebrate

As much fun as they are, fireworks are, well, kind of dangerous. In July 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recorded at least 6,300 fireworks-related injuries. About 1,200 were caused by handheld sparklers, while 400 were the fault of bottle rockets. Hands and fingers were most frequently injured.

5. Fireworks are more fun with math

Just as you see a flash of lightning before you hear the thunder, you’ll notice fireworks lighting up the sky before you hear their echoing booms. That’s because light travels about a million times faster than sound. Use this knowledge to your advantage to calculate how far you are from the explosions: As soon as you see a flash, count the seconds until the “boom.” Divide by three to get the distance between you and the patriotic pyrotechnics in kilometers.

Courtesy of: Live Science – Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer

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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!

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

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

Coming up this weekend:

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jul 01-04, 2016 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

Please call for more information.

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

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

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The 30th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show with Unique One-of-a-Kind Items, Family Fun Activities, Live Entertainment, Patio Dining, and Wyatt’s serving Full Menu & Full Service Bar. For more info please visit website or call.

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

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

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

“Zeppelin USA” Led Zeppelin Tribute at the Cave

Jul 03, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

-Jerry Greenberg, former chairman of Atlantic Records

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

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

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

Captain John’s Independence Day Extravaganza

Jul 04, 2016

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

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

Admission is FREE with Parking fee.

Please call  or visit website for more info.

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

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2016 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQThe Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbecue at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Reserved Seating and Meals with Live Entertainment and Kids Games before the Fireworks Start. Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm.

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com

View the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Miss Liberty

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:00PM – 10:30PM

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

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

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

Limited Seating. For Reservations call 909-866-8129

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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mark-your-calendarThe Summer Season is underway in Big Bear Lake and Independence Day Weekend is coming fast! Whether you plan on joining us this coming weekend, for a  July 4th Getaway or any of the spectacular weeks of summer, Big Bear Lake has more activities, special events and things to do than anywhere else in Southern California! We have a Lake full of water activities, a National Forest with hundreds of miles of hiking/biking trails including a state of the art Downhill Bike Park, Tours by Boat, 4×4, Helicopter, Segway, Kayak, or on foot, Live Concerts, Plays, Nightlife, The Village for shopping and dining, Fishing Tournaments, Old Miner’s Days, Film Festivals, Ropes Courses, Zipline, Art Shows, Wine Walks, Bike Races, Car Shows, Fireworks,  and SO MUCH MORE!!

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

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

Here are the major summertime happenings:

June

 

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2016

Jun 24, 2016 12:00AM – Jun 26, 2016 12:00AM

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, 2016 will be our 34th 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 2016 takes place this year from June 24th until June26th.  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 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 28th 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

C.A.T.S. presents “Take Me Along” at the PAC

Jun 24, 2016 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

CATS, The Community Arts Theater Society will present the delightful Broadway musical“TAKE ME ALONG” for 11 performances at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.Performances are June 24, 25, 29, July 1, 2, 6, 8 & 9 at 7:30 and Sunday matinees on June 26,July 3 & 10 at 1:30. All performances are reserved seating and prices range from $17 to $29 for Adults, $16 to $27 for Seniors and $11 to $20 for Students/Children depending on date and location of seats. For info and tickets check CATS web site at http://www.bigbeartheater.org or the PAC Box Office at 909-866-4970.

Based on Eugene O’Neill’s classic comedy, “Ah, Wilderness!” the Broadway musical, “TAKEME ALONG” is set on July 4, 1906. Originally starring Jackie Gleason, who won a Tony Awardfor his hilarious performance, and also starring Walter Pigeon in his magnificent singing role,“TAKE ME ALONG” is a high spirited family musical filled with wonderful songs anddelightfully funny scenes. Teenage children as well as Senior citizens fall in love, come of ageand try to stay out of trouble. If you liked “The Music Man”, you’ll love “TAKE ME ALONG”.

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

DJ Night at the Cave

Jun 24, 2016 | 09:00PM – 11:30PM

DJ Night at the Cave. FREE admission to all over 18 years old. Food and Drink Specials.

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: 40789 Village Dr.
Contact: Phone: (909) 878-0500 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

Music in the Mountains #1 with Taylor Dayne and Sophie B. Hawkins at the Discovery Center

Jun 25, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #1 with Taylor Dayne and Sophie B. Hawkins at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday June 25th.

About Taylor Dayne: From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way. Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music formats. With the release of her first two albums, 1988’s Tell It to My Heart and 1989’s Can’t Fight Fate, Dayne racked up three number 1 singles: “Tell It to My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back” and “Prove Your Love to Me.” Her Grammy-nominated songs could be heard across the radio dial, from Top 40 pop stations to adult contemporary channels. http://www.taylordayne.com/

Opening the show will be Sophie B. Hawkins, a  proudly idiosyncratic singer and songwriter who embraces an eclectic range of musical influences and isn’t afraid to be nakedly confessional in her music. Here latest CD “The Crossing” was released in 2012. www.sophiebhawkins.com

2016 Series Dates: June 25th, July 16th, July 23rd, August 6th, August 20th and September 3rd

Season passes (bench seats), premium tickets (bench seats), general admission tickets and parking are available for purchase online and walk up.  A ‘Pick 3’ events package and discounted tickets for local full-time residents; active and retired military; first responders, fire and police; and Mountains Foundation volunteers are now available with proof on a walk-up basis at The Cave Box Office; open Wednesday through Sunday.  Check ticket web sites for hours of operation.
A 20% discount will apply only to general admission tickets; no online purchase option available.

Adult ticket prices vary; $30 general admission and $40 premium seats for tribute shows and $40 general admission and $75 premium seats for national bands; ticket service fees will apply.  Season passes for all 6 shows go on sale May 1, 2016, with the announcement of the September 3 finale show; $320 for premium seats and $185 for general admission inclusive of $25 discount each pass.   ‘Pick 3’ passes will include a $10 discount and must be packaged as premium seats or general admission.

Parking is sold separately and available on a first-come basis to all ticket buyers at $20 per vehicle.   Handicap parking will be available at the Center at no charge on a limited and first-come basis with official license plate for placard.  Free off-site parking at Meadows Edge, located ¼ mile west of the Discovery Center, will be available with free shuttle from 5pm to 10pm.

Youth 12 and under admitted FREE. Teen (ages 13-18) tickets will be discounted $5.  Both must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.  All seating will be available on a first-come basis.  General admission guests must bring their own beach chairs for the open and designated seating areas.  Music-loving dogs on leash are welcome and admitted free.

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

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: www.mountainsfoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

July

 

Fire on the Mountain Reggae with Special Blend and Spliff Vision at the Cave

Jul 01, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

“Fire on the Mountain” Reggae Concert with Special Blend and Spliff Vision at the Cave

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

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jul 01-04, 2016 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

Please call for more information.

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

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

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The 30th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show with Unique One-of-a-Kind Items, Family Fun Activities, Live Entertainment, Patio Dining, and Wyatt’s serving Full Menu & Full Service Bar. For more info please visit website or call.

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

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

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

“Zeppelin USA” Led Zeppelin Tribute at the Cave

Jul 03, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

-Jerry Greenberg, former chairman of Atlantic Records

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

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

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

Captain John’s Independence Day Extravaganza

Jul 04, 2016

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

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

Admission is FREE with Parking fee.

Please call  or visit website for more info.

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

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2016 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQThe Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbecue at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Reserved Seating and Meals with Live Entertainment and Kids Games before the Fireworks Start. Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm.

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com

View the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Miss Liberty

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:00PM – 10:30PM

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

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

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

Limited Seating. For Reservations call 909-866-8129

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

“Craft and Cranks” Brew Festival and Mountain Bike Racing at Snow Summit

Jul 08, 2016  – Jul 10, 2016

Snow Summit and Big Bear Lake Brewing Company present the 2nd Annual Crafts & Cranks Bike Race Weekend and Craft Brew Fest on July 9th.

Finalists from previous Summit Downhill Series and Team Big Bear races will compete in multiple events for a $25,000 prize purse.

Spend the day racing and spectating while enjoying California’s premier Micro brews and Bands; featuring Live Music by Project N-Fidelikah, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Demrick, and Main Man.

Enjoy tastings from 40 of 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 Activities run from 10am to 6pm on Saturday July 9th

Visit www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or call 844-GO2-BEAR for more information.

Ticket Prices:
21 years old+ $25
5-20 years old (or none-drinking) $20
Kids 4 & Under – FREE

Race registration and details may be found on Team Big Bear’s site www.teambigbear.com

Full Weekend Race Schedule:

Friday, July 8th
12:30pm-­-4:30pm Registration and Packet Pick Up
1:30pm-­-4:00pm Downhill Practice
1:00pm-­-2:30pm Non-­Pro DH Practice
2:30pm-­-4:30pm Pro DH Practice

Saturday, July 9th

6:30am Registration and Packet Pick Up
7:00am Ticket Windows Open
7:30am Chair Opens for DH Practice
8:30am Registration closed for DH
10:00am Last Chair for DH Practice
10:00am Endurance Race.Start
10:30am DH Race Start
11:00am Cross Country Race Start
2:00pm  DH Awards
2:30pm Cross-­Country Awards

Sunday, July 10th

7:00am 10:00am  Registration and Packet  Pick Up
7:30am  Ticket Windows Open
8:00am Chair Opens for Enduro Practice
10:00am Last Chair  for Enduro Practice
10:30am Enduro  Race Start

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (844) GO2-BEAR Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.craftsandcranks.com

Elton John’s “Greatest Hits Live” Featuring Brody Dolyniuk at The Cave

Jul 08, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Brody Dolyniuk is a multi-faceted, self-taught musician who began his professional music career playing in piano bars. A chance meeting with a pair of star-shaped sunglasses led to forming an Elton John tribute band Brody called Yellow Brick Road. Soon YBR began going outside the EJ catalog to perform other classic rock giants such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and more.Within a year, YBR was a steady working band in the Las Vegas music scene and had cultivated a large local following. YBR also became an in-demand choice for the corporate entertainment market.

After 14 years of solid work, Brody stepped down as front man for YBR to pursue other avenues, namely his role as a vocalist for Windborne Music’s touring symphony shows, singing the Music of Queen, and later The Who, Rolling Stones, U2 and Journey. Simultaneously Brody had been developing his own production called Symphonic Rockshow.

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 9th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest

Jul 09, 2016 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM

Ready to get your paddle on? The 9th annual Big Bear PaddleFest is held on 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.

Location to be announced in early 2016.

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

Location: TBA

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

Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

Jul 09, 2016 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Big Bear Airport at 501 Valley Blvd, Big Bear City
Contact: Tel: (909) 547-0832 Website: www.youngeagles.org

75th Annual Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show at the PAC

Jul 15, 2016 | 10:15AM – 05:00PM

The 75th annual  Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show at The Performing Arts Center.

Judging is on Friday from 10:15 AM to Noon.

Open to the public Noon to 5:00 PM on Friday and 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday.

Admission is FREE. For More info please call (909) 866-6777.

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6777

The 14th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 16, 2016 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 14th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour sponsored by the Sierra Club Big Bear group is set to take place on Saturday, July 16th. Participants can begin the FREE self-guided tour anytime between 9 am and noon starting at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery, located at 41223 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake, across the street from the Denny’s Restaurant.  Once registered, participants will have until 4:00 pm to complete the driving tour of the homes in Big Bear Valley. A tour booklet, which includes the locations of the 8 stops, a map and helpful information on gardening in the mountains, will be handed out at the starting location.

The 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 garden. This year’s theme focuses on education and identifying drought-tolerant and native plants with “What’s that Plant.” Volunteers at each of the featured gardens will have a plant list specific to that particular home, identifying the top ten plants to help you find the plants you would like for your garden. Plant names and a brief description will help attendees make their own plant lists with the confidence of knowing they are planting beautiful drought-tolerant plants. The plant lists will also be highlighted on the Xeriscape Website at http://bigbeargardentour.weebly.com.

The X-Tour Photo Contest will also be back this year with three categories: Plant/Flower Close-ups, People & Gardens, and Overall Garden. The top winner in each category will receive a $20 nursery gift card. More details on how to enter will be included in the tour booklet.

The tour will once again highlight 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 to the Demonstration Garden, there will be 6 homeowner gardens, landscaped by professionals and homeowners. So no matter your budget, you’ll find solutions for creating low-maintenance, drought tolerant gardens here in Big Bear.

For additional information on the Sierra Club’s Xeriscape Garden Tour contact Lisa Patterson at 909-866-1067. To see pictures of previous tours, go online to: http://bigbeargardentour.weebly.com.

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 and Outhouse Races in the Village

Jul 16, 2016 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

The Old Miners Association presents the Big Bear Chili Cook­off. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, festivities include more than 100 chili cooks, vendors, outhouse races, and a children’s game area. Come see our Wild West Shows, Live Music and plenty of Chili. 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

Please call or visit website for more details.

6th Annual Outhouse Race

Much like the gold fever that once spread through these mountains over a century ago, “Outhouse Race Fever” has clearly struck Big Bear. Come to the Calcutta Auction and bid on the fastest “People-Powered-Potty in the West.” The winning bidder splits the prize pot with the championship teamand Old Miners. The championship team is awarded the coveted “Golden Outhouse” trophy as wellas gift certificates from Old Miners event sponsors. A “People’s Choice” award will also be grantedto the best decorated outhouse and team costumes. Race-ready outhouses will be available for rent– reserve in advance to ensure a place in the bracket!

Location: Big Bear Chili Cookoff (on Cottage Lane and Bartlett Parking Lot in the Village)
Time: Outhouse Parade and Calcutta Auction at 1 pm; Races from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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

Eco-Sunday Adventure Festival at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jul 17, 2016 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

On Sunday, June 17, the day following the Xeriscape Garden Tour, the second Eco-Sunday Adventure Festival of 2016 will take place at the Big Bear Discovery Center.

TOURS: Get a taste of the fun!  Sample:…nature & discovery hikes, …Water Sports,…Birding Hikes,…Off-Road Rides

BOOTHS: Information on BBV eco-friendly outdoor adventures & green businesses

AWESOME SURPRISES AWAIT!

Outdoor Adventures, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding,  Lake Activities, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding,Wildlife Sightings, Gorgeous Scenery, Amazing Wildflowers.

Please visit website for more information.

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Website: www.bigbearecotourism.org

Old Miners Doo Dah Parade, “Ride n’ Tie” Mountain Bike Race and Loggers & Miners Jubilee in Fawnskin

Jul 23, 2016 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

Old Miners Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade:

Old Miners and the Big Bear Moose Lodge #2085 present one of Big Bear’s wackiest traditions: the Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade. Although rumored to be the World’s Shortest Parade, it sure isn’t short on fun. After the parade, enjoy great food, live music, crafts and children’s games in partnership with the Fawnskin Moose Festival.

Time: 8:00 am – Breakfast Burritos,
10:00 am – Parade, followed by a BBQ hosted by the Moose

Cost: Free for Spectators, Parade Entry $10,  Applications available at www.oldminers.org

2nd Annual “Ride n’ Tie” Mountain Bike Race

Come witness an old tradition honored in a creative new way as Old Miners presents the 2nd Annual“Ride n’ Tie” Mountain Bike Race on July 18th. In earlier days gone by, two-person teams would race a burro from Pioneer Town to the trails of Holcomb Valley during Old Miners Days. Now,teams of two will race a single bike in a 10-mile loop beginning and ending in the beautiful mountain community of Fawnskin. The bike must be swapped at least twice and both team members must finish together.

Time: 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Cost: Free for Spectators, $50 Team Entry Fee, Applications available at www.oldminers.org

Loggers & Miners Jubilee

Another Old Miners Days tradition returns with some new twists on July 18th in the historic town of Fawnskin. Participants will compete in numerous contests including the Tomahawk Throw, BiscuitCut, Jack & Jill cross, competition gold panning and ore mucking. Events include both single and team contest categories.

Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: Free for Spectators, $5 – $10 per person per contest, Applications can be completed at event.

Location: Downtown Fawnskin
Contact: Tel: (909) 229-6725 Website: www.oldminers.org

21st Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

Jul 23, 2016 | 09:30AM – 03:00PM

The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo (FOBBAZ) invite motorcycle enthusiasts and the general public to the 21st Annual Run for the Grizzlies, a Motorcycle Poker Run and Festival.  Event proceeds will help pay for the grizzly bear families’ new habitat at their modern home in the new Big Bear Alpine Zoo.

The event is open to the public and all motorcycles are welcome.  The Village event will feature live music by local band, “Damn Good Question,” raffle prizes, and a silent auction.  The Motorcycle Chapter Challenge Award will be presented to the motorcycle club/chapter with the most members present.  In addition, vendors selling motorcycle items, clothing and jewelry will display their wares.

Chad’s Place is sponsoring the live music and will offer food, beer and cocktails at the event.  Thirty vendor spaces are available for businesses and individuals to promote their products and services.  Event sponsorships and program advertising is also available and donated items and services for the raffle and silent auction are very much appreciated.

The 7-Stop Poker Run will take bikers around Big Bear Lake and include stops at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Chad’s Place, Get The Burger, Big Bear Mountain Brewery, the Fawnskin Moose Lodge, BJ’s Sandwich Shop, and the final stop at the event itself.

An early bird discount fee is available online only at http://www.runforthegrizzlies.com through July 1.  After July 1, the registration fee increases both online and on-site on July 23.  Event registration includes a Run for the Grizzlies t-shirt, the Run Pin and the printed program.

FOBBAZ was formed in 1989 as a non-profit public benefit corporation whose purpose is to support the Big Bear Alpine Zoo through: educating the public regarding treatment, protection, and conservation of wildlife; recruiting and coordinating zoo volunteers; and fundraising.

Contact Event Planner Ellen Clarke at runforgrizzlies@fobbaz.org for more information.  If you have questions about registration, please contact Gale Nichols at FOBBAZ at (909) 878-4200.

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

“Spirits of the West” Brewsfest and National Day of the Cowboy at the Big Bear Convention Center

Jul 23, 2016 | 01:00PM – 07:00PM

The fourth annual Spirits of the West Brewsfest will celebrate the National Day Of The Cowboy on Saturday, July 23, 201.  This year’s beer and spirit tasting will again include a full day of Western fun for the entire family featuring action shooters; games of skill, arts & craft vendors, live music throughout the day.   With more than 40 different beers and 20+ spirits to sample, the Brewsfest has become the mountain’s largest sampling event.  This year’s beneficiaries will be the Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038, as well as the National Day of The Cowboy Non Profit.

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 with John Waite at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jul 23, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #3 with John Waite at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday July 23rd.

About John Waite:The ride began when Waite was tapped as bassist and lead vocalist for the Babys who rocketed to Top 20 chart positions with a pair of infectious hits, “Isn’t it Time” from the band’s sophomore LP, Broken Heart in 1977 and the monster ballad, “Every Time I Think of You” off 1978’s Head First.  From the ashes of the Baby’s, however, rose an abundant and prodigious solo career, Waite’s new greatest hits album is a thrilling snapshot representing the inspired artistic breadth of this legendary artist’s entire career tallying more than 40 years on the rock and roll highway. From re-recorded versions of signature classics, “Back on My Feet Again,” “Isn’t It Time” and “Missing You,” hard-hitting live renditions of “Head First,” “Saturday Night” and “Change” to the more introspective fare of “Suicide Life,” “Downtown” and “Bluebird Cafe”.   John Waite is a no-holds-barred rock n’ roll performer who devotes heart and soul to a live performance making sure every fan in the audience leaves the concert hall just as elated and exhausted as the band they paid to see.  He walks and rocks among us. http://www.johnwaiteworldwide.com/about-john-waite/

2016 Series Dates: June 25th, July 16th, July 23rd, August 6th, August 20th and September 3rd

Season passes (bench seats), premium tickets (bench seats), general admission tickets and parking are available for purchase online and walk up.  A ‘Pick 3’ events package and discounted tickets for local full-time residents; active and retired military; first responders, fire and police; and Mountains Foundation volunteers are now available with proof on a walk-up basis at The Cave Box Office; open Wednesday through Sunday.  Check ticket web sites for hours of operation.   A 20% discount will apply only to general admission tickets; no online purchase option available.

Adult ticket prices vary; $30 general admission and $40 premium seats for tribute shows and $40 general admission and $75 premium seats for national bands; ticket service fees will apply.  Season passes for all 6 shows go on sale May 1, 2016, with the announcement of the September 3 finale show; $320 for premium seats and $185 for general admission inclusive of $25 discount each pass.   ‘Pick 3’ passes will include a $10 discount and must be packaged as premium seats or general admission.

Parking is sold separately and available on a first-come basis to all ticket buyers at $20 per vehicle.   Handicap parking will be available at the Center at no charge on a limited and first-come basis with official license plate for placard.  Free off-site parking at Meadows Edge, located ¼ mile west of the Discovery Center, will be available with free shuttle from 5pm to 10pm.

Youth 12 and under admitted FREE. Teen (ages 13-18) tickets will be discounted $5.  Both must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.  All seating will be available on a first-come basis.  General admission guests must bring their own beach chairs for the open and designated seating areas.

Music-loving dogs on leash are welcome and admitted free.

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

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: www.mountainsfoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

The Tubes at the Cave

Jul 23, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The Tubes successfully combine rock, theatre and satire. Their biting combination of offbeat subject matter, complex yet muscular arrangements, and provocative presentation pushed the boundaries of rock like few before or since. Most modern visually-oriented acts owe a debt—knowingly or not—to the Tubes.

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

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

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

Big Bear Cycling Week

Jul 29 – Aug 7, 2016

Big Bear Cycling Presents Big Bear Cycling Week from July 29th until August 7th.  Schedule is listed below. Please visit website for more information.

Friday, July 29th 

Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo and Grizzly 100 Check-in – Nottingham’s Patio 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 30th 
BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN BIKE GRAN FONDO AND GRIZZLY 100 (20K, 30K, 50K, 70K, 100K) & EXPO    (Event Entry Required – www.bbvrace.com)
Beginner Ride – Copper Q 8:30 am
Community Ride – Copper Q 9:00 am

Sunday, July 31st  

Bike For Bender – Skyline Social Tour and Big Bear MTB
Gran Fondo and Grizzly Recovery Ride – 572 Social – 9:00 am

Monday, August 1st    

Snow Summit Adventure Park MTB – Chains Required 3:00 pm
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (25 Mile Recreational) – Copper Q 9:00 am
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (50 Mile Intermediate) – Copper Q 10:00 am ‘

Tuesday, August 2nd  
Feed the Machine Night MTB Ride – North Shore Trading Company 7:30 pm
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (25 Mile Recreational) – Copper Q 9:00 am
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (70 Mile Advanced) – Copper Q 3:00 pm

Wednesday, August 3rd  
Knickerbocker Mansion Bike Biathlon (Road & MTB) – Knickerbocker Mansion
Intermediate 4:00 pm
Beginner 5:00 pm
Dinner with the Pro’s at Knickerbocker Mansion – 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 4th
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (25 Mile Recreational) – Copper Q 9:00 am
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (50 Mile Intermediate) – Copper Q 10:00 am
Cyclefest – Kids Riding Event – Knickerbocker Parking Lot 3:00 pm
Community Concert & Beer Garden – Village & Pine Knot 6:30 pm

Friday, August 5th
Tour de Big Bear Check-in/Big Bear Cycling Expo – Nottingham’s Tavern Noon – 9:00 pm    Tour de Big Bear Poker Ride – Copper Q 5:00 pm    Road Bicycle Concours – Nottingham’s Tavern 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 6th

Tour de Big Bear PRESENTED BY REMAX 100, 70, 50, 25 Mile Road Ride & Cyclist Expo    (Event Entry Required – www.tourdebigbear.com)
Big Bear Cycling Expo – Village & Pine Knot  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 7th 
Tour de Big Bear Recovery Ride – Copper Q 8:30 am
Big Bear Cycling Time Trial – North Shore Drive & Highway 38 9:00 am

Location: Various Locations in Big Bear. Please visit website
Contact: Website: www.bigbearcycling.com

3rd Annual Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fondo and the Grizzly 100

Jul 30, 2016 | 07:00AM – 05:00PM

Bear Valley Bikes and Open Air Big Bear present the 3rd annual Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fondo and Grizzly 100 in Big Bear Lake California.

The Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo joins the ranks of premier Southern California endurance mountain bike events with rides for all levels. Riders challenge their personal abilities with distances of 20/30/70/100k.

The 20k allows intermediate riders to take the Snow Summit Sky Chair to the ridgeline to begin their ride, while other rides begin in the Village and may include 3,500 to as much as 10,000 feet of climbing.

The Big Bear Grizzly 100 is a National Ultra Endurance Race series event. Professional mountain bike racers from all over the United States and other countries will compete for points and prizes in this national series.

Please call or visit website for more details

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8000 Website: www.bigbeargranfondo.com or www.openairbigbear.com

Sinbad at the Cave

Jul 30, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

Sinbad is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became well known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series, and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way and Good Burger..

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

August

 

7th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 06, 2016 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

Tour de Big Bear offers rides of  25, 50, 70 and 100 miles.

For more information, including registration details, course maps and discounted lodging, or to register for the event, please visit website.

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Website: www.tourdebigbear.com

15th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Aug 06, 2016 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM


The 15th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 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 (909) 301-1319 or visit website

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 301-1319 Website: www.bbvrsinc.org

Music in the Mountains #4 with “DSB” Journey Tribute at the BIg Bear Discovery Center

Aug 06, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #4 with DSB at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday August 6th.

2016 Series Dates: June 25th, July 16th, July 23rd, August 6th, August 20th and September 3rd

Season passes (bench seats), premium tickets (bench seats), general admission tickets and parking are available for purchase online and walk up.  A ‘Pick 3’ events package and discounted tickets for local full-time residents; active and retired military; first responders, fire and police; and Mountains Foundation volunteers are now available with proof on a walk-up basis at The Cave Box Office; open Wednesday through Sunday.  Check ticket web sites for hours of operation.   A 20% discount will apply only to general admission tickets; no online purchase option available.

Adult ticket prices vary; $30 general admission and $40 premium seats for tribute shows and $40 general admission and $75 premium seats for national bands; ticket service fees will apply.  Season passes for all 6 shows go on sale May 1, 2016, with the announcement of the September 3 finale show; $320 for premium seats and $185 for general admission inclusive of $25 discount each pass.   ‘Pick 3’ passes will include a $10 discount and must be packaged as premium seats or general admission.

Parking is sold separately and available on a first-come basis to all ticket buyers at $20 per vehicle.   Handicap parking will be available at the Center at no charge on a limited and first-come basis with official license plate for placard.  Free off-site parking at Meadows Edge, located ¼ mile west of the Discovery Center, will be available with free shuttle from 5pm to 10pm.

Youth 12 and under admitted FREE. Teen (ages 13-18) tickets will be discounted $5.  Both must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.  All seating will be available on a first-come basis.  General admission guests must bring their own beach chairs for the open and designated seating areas.

Music-loving dogs on leash are welcome and admitted free.

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

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: www.mountainsfoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

27th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 12, 2016 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 27th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 12th through Sunday August 14th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at  3pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

Click to View 2016 Flyer

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

Aug 20, 2016 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

The show features classic woodenboats, Chris-Craft models and other antique vessels. The event is sponsored by the Antique & Classic Boat Society, Souther California Chapter, and Nottingham’s Tavern.  There is expected to be between 25 and 30 boats to start arriving on Thursday August 18. A Big Bear Lake Poker Run is scheduled for Friday August 20 for participants in the show.Boats will be on display at the Pine Knot Landing Docks from 9am to 4pm on Saturday. Admission is free, and most of the boat owners and skippers will be there to talk about the history of their boats. Classic Cars from the Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club will also be on display.The Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing takes place on Saturday August 22nd with a jaw dropping display of antique and classic wooden boats. FREE to All.

For more info please call (909) 844-5337

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 844-5337

The 18th Annual “Art on The Lake”

Aug 20, 2016 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 18th Annual Fine Arts Festival: “Art on the Lake” which  kicks off Friday evening with an opening night reception set to take place from 7 pm to 9 pm. Saturday hours are 10-7 pm and Sunday hours will be 10-4 pm and admission is FREE.  40+ artists from around the region will be exhibiting their work for sale as well as Live Music, Beer and Wine Garden and Food Vendors.

The Arts Council strives to bring nothing but exceptional photographers, painters, jewelers, and sculptors to this annual event.   Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-3556 Website: www.bigbearlakearts.org

Music in the Mountains #5 with “The Long Run” Eagles Tribute at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Aug 20, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #5 with “The Long Run” Eagles Tribute at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday September 3rd.

The Long Run was formed in 1999 in Los Angeles by a group of well-rounded professional musicians with a love of harmony and a deep respect for one of the greatest rock bands of all time. After months of painstaking preparation rehearsing a long list of The Eagles’ chart-topping hits, The Long Run set out to win over audiences across the USA. The strategy was to provide authentic live performances. They quickly became regarded as the finest Eagles tribute band in the country by consistently delivering the lush harmonies and rich instrumental arrangements that made The Eagles an unforgettable part of rock history. The Long Run continues to successfully blend the classic Eagles sound into their own genuine live performance style, delighting audiences young and old with faithful recreations of some of the best music ever written.

2016 Series Dates: June 25th, July 16th, July 23rd, August 6th, August 20th and September 3rd

Season passes (bench seats), premium tickets (bench seats), general admission tickets and parking are available for purchase online and walk up.  A ‘Pick 3’ events package and discounted tickets for local full-time residents; active and retired military; first responders, fire and police; and Mountains Foundation volunteers are now available with proof on a walk-up basis at The Cave Box Office; open Wednesday through Sunday.  Check ticket web sites for hours of operation.   A 20% discount will apply only to general admission tickets; no online purchase option available.

Adult ticket prices vary; $30 general admission and $40 premium seats for tribute shows and $40 general admission and $75 premium seats for national bands; ticket service fees will apply.  Season passes for all 6 shows go on sale May 1, 2016, with the announcement of the September 3 finale show; $320 for premium seats and $185 for general admission inclusive of $25 discount each pass.   ‘Pick 3’ passes will include a $10 discount and must be packaged as premium seats or general admission.

Parking is sold separately and available on a first-come basis to all ticket buyers at $20 per vehicle.   Handicap parking will be available at the Center at no charge on a limited and first-come basis with official license plate for placard.  Free off-site parking at Meadows Edge, located ¼ mile west of the Discovery Center, will be available with free shuttle from 5pm to 10pm.

Youth 12 and under admitted FREE. Teen (ages 13-18) tickets will be discounted $5.  Both must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.  All seating will be available on a first-come basis.  General admission guests must bring their own beach chairs for the open and designated seating areas.

Music-loving dogs on leash are welcome and admitted free.

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

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: www.mountainsfoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

 

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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

Beyond

  • Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 03, 2015 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

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

Jul 04, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The 29th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show with Unique One-of-a-Kind Items, Family Fun Activities, Live Entertainment, Patio Dining, and Wyatt’s serving Full Menu & Full Service Bar. For more info please visit website or call.

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

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

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2015 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQThe Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbeque at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Reserved Seating and Meals with Live Entertainment and Kids Games before the Fireworks Start. Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm.

For more information please call the Big Bear Visitors Bureau at (800) 424-4232.
No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

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

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2015 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

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

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

Jul 11, 2015 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

  • “Berlin” featuring Teri Nunn at the Cave

Jul 11, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

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

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fireworks-021.jpgWe are ready to celebrate Independence Day here in beautiful Big Bear Lake! Our weather looks to be warm, with highs in the 80’s, some afternoon cloud build up and potential scattered thunderstorms through the weekend. Don’t worry though, our summer storms are usually quick to clear out leaving lots of sunshine behind. And, if you have never smelled a rainstorm in the mountains, you are in for a treat!

There are a wide variety of activities and events happening all around town throughout the weekend and be sure to find a good spot to watch our amazing Fireworks Spectacular on Friday night. Have a blast!!

RS Vacations reminds you that absolutely NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS are allowed in the Big Bear Valley. It was a very dry winter and our fire danger is high, so please be fire safe in all you do.

We do not have any cabins left for this weekend, but if you are planning a future stay, be sure to visit us at our website and check out all of our beautiful cabins. We have something for everyone and unmatched customer service. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!

 

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Eden Mountain Lodge

 

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Castle Glen Luxury Home: Have a Heavenly Mountain Experience

Savor the breathtaking lake and Stanfield Marsh views from every room in this 3500 sq ft. elegant yet comfortable tri-level mountain home just made for a family or friend reunion. Relish every amenity that is provided for your enjoyment; from the game room with its pool table, game table, wet bar and wood fireplace to the spacious outdoor spa. Your group will fall in love with heavenly Eden Mountain Lodge.

The front door opens to a spacious great room with a floor to ceiling fireplace surrounded by comfy seating. The roomy gourmet kitchen with double oven and space for plenty of cooks has bar seating that opens up to the dining and living areas.

The romantic first floor master suite has a king size bed and a master bath with jetted tub and gas fireplace. Sliders lead out to the spa with gorgeous views from one of five decks.

The second floor has a Game Room to die for with pool table, wet bar and seating around another wood fireplace. The room has THREE flat screens.

Just around the corner you will find another cozy master with a king size bed and jettedi tub. The two other welcoming bedrooms open out to a shared deck. One room has a king and the other a queen and twin over double bunk. Two queen sleep sofas ( one in the great room and one in the game room) and twin futon (in the loft area) make everyone comfy.

WiFi, Surround Sound, an Intercom system, DVD player and a full size washer and dryer are provided for your convenience.

Fido can join his pack here. Good Pets Welcome!

NO SMOKING PER BIG BEAR CODE COMPLIANCE ON ALL RENTAL PROPERTIES

Relax, unwind, and enjoy as you make wonderful Big Bear memories!

Amenities


  • Sleeps: 16
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
Spectacular Views
SLEEPS 16, PARKING FOR 4 CARS (Garage not available)
Two Master Bedrooms with Jetted Tubs
Spa off Master
Three King Size Beds, One Queen, One Twin Over Double Bunk Bed
Two Queen Sleep Sofas, One Twin Futon
Three Fireplaces (2 Wood Burning and 1 Gas)
Game Room including Pool Table, Wet Bar and 3 flat screen TV’s
Spacious Kitchen for Group Cooking with Double Ovens
Five Decks for Sunset Viewing
WiFi
Surround Sound
Intercom System
Charcoal BBQ
Adjacent to Eagle Preserve
Walk to Lake and Pond
Shopping Close ByGood Dogs Welcome. Woof!
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View more photos, check availability and book Eden Mountain Lodge online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to a relaxing Big Bear Lake Vacation.

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WHAT GUESTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT EDEN MOUNTAIN LODGE:

*Thank you for allowing us to stay in your gorgeous home. We felt so cozy, warm, luxurious and elegant all in one.
–Victor’s Family

*What a lovely time we had. This is the 4th year our group has come to Big Bear and I must say this cabin is the top of the charts.
–Dirk

*Family from Tustin totally enjoyed ourselves… Your home felt like our home away from home. All the comforts of home. Thanks for the cozy and personal touches. We plan on visiting again.
–Tustin Family

*Kenny was absolutely amazing and super responsive!…The stay was extremely enjoyable and the cabin was amazing… We would definitely book this cabin again! Thank you again for all your help in making it so enjoyable.
–Jack M.

*Awesome place. Love the balconies, the pool table, the kitchen island and fireplaces.
–Ariana

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