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

We are currently enjoying lovely, spring weather with a few rain showers this week and warming up through the weekend. The lake is open and the mountains are in springtime bloom. It’s beautiful up here!!

Summer is on the way, and with it dozens of special events! Get all the details below and get your cabin reserved before they’re all gone. Check out our wide variety of cabins at RSVacations.net and find the perfect mountain cabin for your spring or summer getaway. We have clean cabins with the amenities you want, and the best customer service in Big Bear. Book your Big Bear Cabin today and escape to paradise for the lowest rates of the year!!

Here are just some of the special events coming up in Big Bear Lake:

May

MS Walk: Big Bear on the Northshore

May 04, 2019 | 08:30AM – 01:00PM

The 2019 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 4th on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School.

Walk to create a world free of MS.Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise…we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m Official Start.

The 1k and 5k routes are 100% accessible and offer snacks and water at stationary rest stops.

Individuals and teams can walk, roll or stroll along the shores of Big Bear Lake, then be rewarded at the finish festival with food, music, face painting, team booths, and sponsor giveaways.

Those wanting to get involved can sign up as a walker or volunteer online or by calling (909) 949-1363 Ext. 66503

Location: Northshore Elementary School at 765 Stanfield Cutoff Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 909-949-1363 ext. 66503 Website: https://bit.ly/2TPhDq9

The Make A Wish “Trailblaze Challenge”

May 10, 2019 12:00AM – May 12, 2019 12:00AM

The Make A Wish “Trailblaze Challenge”

WHEN:  Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12, 2019   Friday:   Hikers arrive in Big Bear, Evening Pasta Party  Saturday:  Hike begins at 4am and concludes by 7:00pm  Sunday:   Victory Breakfast

WHERE:   Big Bear Lake, CA

WHAT:   Designed as an endurance event, the Trailblaze Challenge gives participants the opportunity to hike a 28 mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail in Big Bear, all in one amazing day while raising much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in Los Angeles! This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. The famous hiking trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. Trailblaze Challenge Los Angeles will cover the iconic PCT by way of Onyx Summit and will end at the Cougar Crest Trail.

WHO:   Participation is limited to 75. All hikers must be 18 years of age or older. The Challenge is open to hikers of all skill levels.

WHY:   To grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses in Los Angeles.

CLICK HERE For Event Details and to Donate

CLICK HERE for Sponsor Packet

Location: The Pacific Crest Trail from Onyx Summit to Cougar Crest Trail
Contact: Website: https://bit.ly/2NdCs97

Opening Day at Bear Mountain Golf Course

May 17, 2019 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

Bear Mountain features a nine-hole golf course at 7,000 ft.Whether you’re new to the game, a scratch golfer, or somewhere in-between, Bear Mountain is a great place to learn the basics, work out the kinks, or post your lowest score yet.

Join us May 17th  for the opening day of the Bear Mountain Golf Course. Big Bear Mountain Resort offers various golf activities from leagues to driving ranges.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2SOo4p3

Spartan Race Big Bear at Snow Summit Resort

May 18, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Spartan Returns to Big Bear Lake on May 18-19, 2019 with a Beast and Sprint Weekend   This is a Spartan United States National Series Event  and a Spartan Mountain Series Event both which  will be broadcast worldwide. New for 2019 is the Spartan Big Bear 10K Trail Run on Sunday May 19th.

Taking place on Snow Summit  Resort the race can access elevations as high as 8,200 ft and take you back down 1,200 ft of vertical drop

Please visit website to register, parking information and for updates.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Website: https://sprtn.im/2QG2cPz

Ultimate Big Trout Derby at Holloway’s Marina

May 18, 2019 06:30AM – May 19, 2019 03:00PM

Ultimate Big Trout Derby at Holloway’s Marina a two day biggest trout event May 18-19.

The Friday before each tournament there will be in person sign ups/release of liability and the Youth Fishing Club Booth from 3-7pm. Teaching our local mountain young people and anyone interested in learning different fishing techniques.

Saturday, the first day of the tournament fishing will begin at 6:30am and fish must be weighed in before 2:30pm.

Sunday the second and final day of the tournament fishing will begin at 6:30am and fish must be weighed in by 12:30pm with awards and prizes after.

Adults are anyone 18 and older. Youth are 17 and under.

One Trout Weigh-in per person (Pays 1 in 5 places – each day).

The Fishing Association appreciates and thanks all participants.

Money from these tournaments goes to cover operating expenses and hopefully buying a few fish.
The Fishing Association hopes to see everyone at one of our tournaments this year!

Please visit www.bigbearfishingassociation.org to register and for  more details

Location: Holloway’s Marina at 398 Edgemoor Road
Contact: Website: www.bigbearfishingassociation.org

Bike Park Opening Weekend at Snow Summit

May 24, 2019 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Spend your holiday in the mountains.Join us Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, 2019 from 10AM-5PM*, as we kickoff summer at Big Bear Mountain Resort.

Bring the whole family and enjoy free activities including live music, big kid backyard games (giant cornhole, ladder golf, beer pong), vendor booths, giveaways, and more.Enjoy opening day lift ticket specials for only $25, valid only on May 24.

Get ready for a summer of outdoor adventure! Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd & Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2IIx1M9

Memorial Day Weekend “Grill and Chill” KCBS State BBQ Championship! BBQ- Beer-Live Music-Kids Play!

May 25, 2019 | 11:00AM – 05:00PM

The 2nd Annual Big Bear Lake Memorial Weekend “Grill & Chill”
will take place May 25-26, 2019 with TWICE as much BBQ for Sampling!

Please visit the Website for schedule and all the details!!

KCBS Sanctioned California State BBQ Championships  with 30 + Cooks Competing for a $10,000 Prize Purse!
Beer, Wine and  Cocktails Garden!
Artisan Vendors and  Interactive Food Experiences!
Live Music!
Kids Land!

FREE for all to Attend!  Gates Open at 11am!

NEW FOR 2019:

Dinosaurs are on the loose in Big Bear! An out-of-this-world prehistoric land where kids of all ages can experience Dino Encounters… ride a Triceratops, take a selfie with Rocky the T-Rex, dig for fossils or enjoy an interactive show. This will be one not to miss!

Smoke like a Grill Master! 
Early entry at 10 to enjoy mimosas and music before the public comes in at 11, dedicated GM lines for beers and cocktails, first-in-line privilege for your favorite BBQ, concierge service and more. Tickets are limited for this special access; get yours now before they sell out!
FOR GRILL MASTER TICKETS CLICK HERE

Hitch a free ride!
Dedicated shuttles from select parking lots will be running all day long… why walk when you can ride? Check back soon for the route and schedule.

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 1 (800) 424-4232 Website: : https://www.bigbear.com/things-to-do/special-events/2019-grill-and-chill

2nd Annual Maifest at Wyatt’s at the Big Bear Convention Center

May 25, 2019 12:00PM – May 26, 2019 06:00PM

 Maifest is a traditional celebration of Spring in Germany and often    referred to as “Oktoberfest’s little sister.”  As in Germany, Big Bear’s    Maifest offers many of the same elements as our beloved Oktoberfest    guests have enjoyed through the years… German music, beer, cuisine,    contests, games and fun along with a May Pole, special MaiBock Beer,    and a Maibowle.  Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen! We will be    celebrating Spring in the mountains German Style

Doors open at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and the fun continues through 10:30 p.m.
Sunday May 26th from 12:00 pm until 6:00pm

Admission is FREE for all ages

Please call or visit website for more information.

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

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: “TURBO”

May 25, 2019 | 08:00PM – 10:00PM

MOVIES IN THE MEADOW

Join us Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8PM in the Snow Summit base area for our free Movies in the Meadow series. We are showing Turbo.

Turbo is a speed-obsessed snail with an unusual dream: to become the world’s greatest racer. This odd snail gets a chance to leave his slow-paced life behind when a freak accident gives him the power of superspeed. Newly revved-up, Turbo embarks on an extraordinary quest to enter and win the Indianapolis 500.

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

All screenings are hosted in the Snow Summit base area and feature family-friendly films throughout the year (see below).Admission is free with concessions available for purchase at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Upcoming screenings:
May 25 at 8PM : Turbo
June 15 at 8PM: School of Rock
July 6 at 8PM: Trolls
August 3 at 7:45PM : Ralph Breaks the Internet
August 17 at 7:45PM: Ratatouille
September 7 at 7:45PM:  How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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

June

Big Bear National Trails Day Run & Hike

Jun 01, 2019 | 06:00AM – 03:00PM

Big Bear National Trails Day is a day to celebrate our local treasure – our trails!

Kodiak Ultra Marathons is partnering with the Southern California Mountains Foundation to bring you a fun-filled day of running, hiking, and a chance to participate in trail maintenance. If you haven’t gotten your hands dirty prettying up those switchbacks, smoothing out the ruts, or building a new water diversion – now is your chance!

The trail run is a fundraiser event supporting the Mountains Foundation and will consist of:
• 5 Mile – Hike or Run
• Half Marathon Run
• Marathon Run
• 50K Run

Please visit website to register and for all the details

Location: Start/Finish at Aspen Glen Picnic Area 40101 Mill Creek Rd, Big Bear City, California 92314
Contact: Website: https://bit.ly/2Vt0tMV

Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby

Jun 08, 2019 | 06:00AM – 02:00PM

June 8 & 9, 2019 are the dates to save for the 2019 Fishin’ for $50K Trout Tournament.

Grab your family and friends and get out on the lake for a chance to win up to $50,000 with 5 tagged fish worth $10,000 and more.  

Awards Ceremony at Bartlett Events Area at 3:30pm on Sunday. Awards, Raffles, Food and More.

More Details to be announced in early 2019. Please call or visit website to register and for more details  in the meantime.

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road.
Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 08, 2019 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Summer Wine Walk: An Afternoon of Shopping, Walking and Wine Tasting

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its 11th annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in The Village.

New Check-In:  We will open for check-in at 11:00 a.m. to encourage guests to check-in early and enjoy all that the Village has to offer. We have also added additional check-in tables to expedite the process. Check-in is on the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive. 21+ Event.  

All participants must check-in with valid ID.Ticket holders receive a map of the 28 participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass,  badge, 12 wine tasting tickets and a wristband at check-in.  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.


Participating Businesses –  Artisans, Etc., O Koo Ran, The Copper Q, Village Sweet Shoppe, Le Muse,  Amangela’s, Del Lago’s Boutique, The Bath Workshop, Murray’s Saloon & Eatery,  AV Nightclub, Brown Bear Gift Shop, Whiskey Dave’s, Wild Coyote Gallery, Bear Skins, Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s, Camp Crib, Oakside Grill and Bar, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, a Holiday Inn Resort,  The Club, Bear Mountain Resorts, Turn Key Vacation Rentals and Barrel 33  (Subject to change).  

TICKETS: $35 Pre-Sale until May 27th, $45 starting May 28th. Food Only $20. $45 VIP Tickets include FREE Dial a Ride from your residence to event and back. 

Purchase online at  www.villagewinewalk.com or at the UPS Store in the Village or at Visitors Center. More info on website

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) 878-4747 Website: www.villagewinewalk.com

16th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 15, 2019 | 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.

Click to View Clip from 2015

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/

23rd Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 15, 2019 | 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 23rd 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 or visit website for more information.

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

Annual Big Bear Run hosted by the Big Bear Trailriders at the Big Bear Convention Center

Jun 28, 2019 – Jun 30, 2019

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

July

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2019

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQ

The Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbeque at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Open seating as well as reserved seating and meals with DJ and kids games before the fireworks Start. Fireworks display runs from 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM.

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.bigbearlakerotary.org

4th of July Fun Run at Meadow Park

Jul 04, 2019 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

Join us for the 2nd Annual Big Bear 4th of July Fun Run! Kick off the holiday with a fun run at Meadow Park, a great place on the lake to reserve your spot for the evening fireworks! A fun event for the entire family. Kids (and strollers!) welcomed. We offer 3 distances – 5K, 10K, 15K with Fast, Flat and Scenic course. Win prizes in our costume contest too!

We are honored to support Run Far, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to children of fallen service members that have committed suicide.

All participants will receive a custom event t-shirt and finisher medal.
Register early and save!   CLICK HERE

Location: Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315
Contact: Website: www.runbigbear.com

Independence Day Fair at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Jul 04, 2019 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

July 4th Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair  at The Big Bear Convention Center

A day of fun for the entire family under the pines.  Festivities include kids fun, vendors, & live music.

Visitors to Big Bear Lake this July 4th holiday will enjoy an action packed holiday for the entire family. The 25th annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair provides a fun-filled outing under the pines. Visitors will be able to enjoy shopping, activities for the little ones, and live entertainment in the high altitude beer garden.

The Independence Day Fair features arts and crafts booths with unique and one-of-a-kind items. Vendors will be selling a large variety of items including wire-wrap jewelry, home & garden decore, candles, homemade jams, health products, toys and vintage clothing. Watch as crafters make their wares onsite. A sampling of Bear Valley Farmer’s Market will also available throughout the day. Little visitors will enjoy a variety of activities include bounce house, arts & crafts, face painting, contests, and a variety of tasty treats.

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

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

Jul 04, 2019 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

A memorable Fourth of July party with Above the Boom at the top of Snow Summit. The adventure begins with a ride on our Scenic Sky Chair through the San Bernardino National Forest to the top of the mountain (elev. 8,200 feet), and continues with family-friendly entertainment and panoramic views of the Big Bear Fireworks Spectacular.

Please call or visit website for complete details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd – Hog on the Rocks at the Top
Contact: Tel: 1 (844) GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2HsykRA

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Event Date(s)

Jul 04, 2019 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California on Thursday 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

Big Bear Air Fair 2019 at the Big Bear City Airport

Jul 06, 2019 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

The Big Bear City Airport is pleased to welcome you to its 2019 Air Fair!

This one-day only event is a longstanding tradition in the community. For more than thirty years, the airport has welcomed audiences of all ages to experience the thrill of aviation.  

Activities Include:  Sky Divers – Sightseeing Tours – Warbirds – Classic Cars – Kids Attractions – Gifts and Souvenirs – Food Vendors, and more  

 The whole family will enjoy vintage planes, classic cars and skydiving exhibitions. Also adding to the fun will be community group exhibits, current aircraft displays and a wide array of souvenir and food vendors. There will be attractions that are just for kids. Best of all, IT’S FREE!

A big thank you to all who have enjoyed this wonderful community event in the past, and a heartfelt welcome if you’re joining us for the first time. This day for aviation promises to be filled with fun, food, and fresh air!  

Free Parking is available.

For more information  please call or visit website.

Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3219 Website: www.bigbearairfair.com

Big Bear Chili Cook-Off at the Bartlett Events Area FREE to the Public!

Jul 13, 2019 | 11:00AM – 05:00PM

The Big Bear Lake Chili Cook-Off will take place on Saturday July 13th  at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village of Big Bear Lake

FREE for ALL to Attend with Entertainment and Activities for ALL AGES

Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Garden!  Live Bands! 
Kids Zone presented by Bear Valley Farms! Food Vendors and Artisan Market Place!


Featuring: ICS Sanctioned Chili World  Qualifier Competition with 40+ cooks competing for a $3,500 Prize Purse + Peoples Choice Competition  with $500 Grand Prize. The Highest Finishing Local People’s Choice Cook will  be awarded the Big Bear Chili Cook-Off “Travelling Trophy” as 2018’s Top Big Bear Valley Chili Cook.

Tasting Tickets will be available to the public.
 

All cooks will be competing in People’s Choice as well as the main competition – so more chili tastings available! 
 

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 1 800 4BIGBEAR Website: www.bigbear.com

5th Annual “Craft & Cranks” Brew Festival, Family Fun and Mountain Bike Racing at Snow Summit

Jul 20, 2019 | 08:30AM – 05:00PM

Crafts N Cranks is a one-of-a-kind festival for mountain bikers, craft beer aficionados, and outdoor enthusiasts, featuring two days of bike competitions and beer tastings, with live music and a few carnival rides mixed in for fun at SoCal’s home for year-round outdoor fun – Snow Summit.

Please call or visit Crafts n Cranks website for more event details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2-BEAR or (909) 633-6729 Website: https://craftsncranks.com OR www.teambigbear.com



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fireworks1.jpgIndependence Day is just about here and there is no better place in Southern California to celebrate America than beautiful Big Bear Lake! Not only do we have the absolute BEST Fireworks Spectacular, but we have dozens of fun activities and recreation for everyone in the family, top-notch restaurants and bars, and the weather this week will be PERFECT!

RS Vacations.net has a few clean and comfy cabins left for groups of all sizes. Check out what we have available and book today before they are all gone!

Here are just some of the fun things going on in Big Bear this week:

 

Ted Nugent at the Cave

Jul 02, 2018 | 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 in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers.

Doors open at 6:30pm; Opening Act starts at 7:30pm Headliner at 9:00 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

 

4th of July Fun Run at Meadow Park

Jul 04, 2018 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

Kick off the 4th of July holiday with a fun run at Meadow Park, a great place on the lake to reserve your spot for the evening fireworks! A fun event for the entire family. Kids (and strollers!) welcomed. Choose from 3 distances – 5K, 10K, 15K.  ?

The inaugural 4th of July Fun Run supports Run Far, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to children of fallen service members due by PTSD.

All participants will receive a custom event t-shirt and finisher medal.

Fast, flat, scenic course.

Register early and save!   CLICK HERE

Location: Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315
Contact: Website: www.runbigbear.com

 

Independence Day Fair at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Jul 04, 2018 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Visitors to Big Bear Lake this July 4th holiday will enjoy an action packed holiday for the entire family. The 24th annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair provides a fun-filled outing under the pines. Visitors will be able to enjoy shopping, activities for the little ones, and live entertainment in the high altitude beer garden.

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

 

4th of July at Bear Valley Farms

Jul 04, 2018 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

We’re celebrating Independence Day by opening to the public and sharing our 30-acre working farm- and all the fun it has to offer- with all of you.

In addition to our regular Saturday openings, we’ll be open Sunday 7/1, Monday 7/2, Friday 7/6, Sunday, 7/8 and of course on Wednesday July 4th.

On the Fourth of July, we’ll turn up the fun with watermelon eating contests, sack races, and more.You and the kids will enjoy our petting zoo complete with goats, baby goats, pigs, baby pigs, alpacas, chickens, rabbits, and miniature burro.

Our game zone is epic with bounce house, roping, giant legos and jenga, huge checkerboards, and more. Kids 3 and up can be led around the arena on a full-sized, beautiful horse. And, our hay rides take you all around the property with fantastic views and a chance to learn a little more about the area.Your admission includes all the fun! Discounts for groups of four or more!

KIDS 2 AND UNDER ARE ALWAYS FREE.

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 E Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear City, CA 92314
Contact: Tel: (909) 547- 5424 Website: www.bearvalleyfarms.com

 

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2018 | 12:00PM – 10:00PM

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQ
The Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbeque at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Open seating as well as reserved seating and meals with DJ and kids games before the fireworks Start. Fireworks display runs from 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM.

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

 

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

Jul 04, 2018 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

A memorable Fourth of July party with Above the Boom at the top of Snow Summit. The adventure begins with a ride on our Scenic Sky Chair through the San Bernardino National Forest to the top of the mountain (elev. 8,200 feet), and continues with family-friendly entertainment and panoramic views of the Big Bear Fireworks Spectacular.

$50 – Adults/Youths/Seniors (13 & up)
$30 – Children 5-12
$15 – Kids 4 & under

TO PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY, CALL 844.GO2.BEAR or CLICK here.

Ticket includes:  ·
Southern-style BBQ dinner at the top of the mountain ·
Complimentary glass of champagne for adults (21+) ·
Live performances TBD ·
Panoramic views of the Fireworks Spectacular Show ·
Free bounce houses, a face painting, balloon artist, and hot chocolate for kids

Please call or visit website for complete details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd – Hog on the Rocks at the Top
Contact: Tel: 1 (844) GO2.BEAR

 

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2018 | 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

 

 

 

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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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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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Uh Oh! Did you just realize that July 4th Weekend is just over a week away and you haven’t booked a cabin yet? Did you look at the 10-day forecast for your city and groan at the 100° + temperatures you see for the holiday weekend? Have you been wanting to visit Big Bear Lake in the summer, but don’t want to break the bank?fireworks

You are in luck, my friend! RS Vacations and Big Bear Lake are the solutions to all of the above problems! All of our cabins can be securely booked online at www.RSVacations.net. We have some truly amazing last-minute deals that are too good to pass up! Check us out and book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

 

Solution #1 – We have several cabins still available for the 4th of July weekend.

 

Lodge Cabins (Sleep 10+)

Eden Mountain (Sleeps 16 & Watch the Fireworks from your deck!)

Brownie Retreat Combo (6 Bedrooms + walk to lake for Fireworks Viewing!)

Mountain Sky (Lovely Home with Spa and Pool Table)

Blue Moon (Beautiful Home with Romantic Master and Wonderful Views)

Natoma (Great Value + walk to lake for Fireworks Viewing!)

Mid-Size Cabins (sleep 7-9)

Mountain Hideaway (Fantastic Home w/ Game Room & Fabulous Master Bath!)

Forest Chalet (Beautiful Cabin + walk to lake for Fireworks Viewing!)

Bluebird Cottage (Walk to Swim Beach/Park for Fireworks Viewing!)

Moonridge Chalet (Wonderful Family Home with Foosball)

Catalina Retreat (Beautiful Family Cabin w/ Spa & Pool Table + just minutes to lake!)

Cozy Cabins (sleep 2 – 6)

FeatherNest on the Lake (See the Fireworks from your private dock or deck!)

Simply Irresistible (Adorable, Romantic Cabin w/ Spa + walk to lake!)

Moulin Rouge (Cute Cabin +walk to Village and lake for Fireworks & Festivities)

Primrose Place (Cozy, Authentic Mountain Cabin w/Spa. Pet Friendly!)

Pine View Cottage (Cute Cabin for 4 w/ Spa + walk to lake)

Dancing Bears (Lovely, Pet Friendly Home w/ Stunning Mountain Views)

Barrett Way Cabin (Cute and Clean, Updated Cabin. Pet Friendly!)

Southern Comfort ( Cute and Updated with  Air Conditioning + Foosball)

Hummingbird (Clean, Updated Family Home + walk to lake/park for Fireworks!)

 

Solution #2 – Perfect summer weather for fun!

 

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Solution #3 – Smokin’ Hot Deals with RS Vacations!

  • Celebrate July 4th: 4 Nights for the Price of 3
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Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE and celebrate Independence Day with us! NOTE: Discount CANNOT be applied to existing reservations or combined with other RS Vacations booking discounts. Minimum stay of 4 nights required.
  • Celebrate July 4th: Get 20% off a 3 Night Stay
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Save 20% off Rent when you stay 3 nights for Independence Day. Valid July 1 – 5, 2016. NOTE: CANNOT to be combined with any other offer. New reservations only. Minimum stay of 3 nights required.

 

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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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fireworks1.jpgIt is not too late to plan a trip to Big Bear Lake for the July 4th Weekend! We have some awesome cabins still available. Visit our website at RSVacations.net for easy, online booking before they are all gone!

Here is what we have left (As of 7 PM 6/28/15):

 

 

Brownie Retreat Combo

Big Bear Lake – Summit Area
Sleeps 12 | 6 bedrooms | 6 baths
Unique Duplex, Walk to Snow Summit
*These cabins can also be rented separately to sleep 6

Mountain Sky

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 12 | 4 bedrooms/3.5 Baths
Spa, Pool Table, Quiet Area

 
Natoma

Big Bear Lake – Summit Area
Sleeps 10 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Walk to Snow Summit, Huge Deck

 

Click to view larger imageForest Chalet

Central Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Huge back deck w/ Spa, Bar & BBQ, Foosball

 

 

Click to view larger imageBluebird Cottage

Eagle Point, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedroom/2 bath
Walk to Lake & Swim Beach, Fenced Backyard

 

Moonridge Chalet

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedroom/2 bath
Quiet area, Foosball, Large Deck

 

Click to view larger imageCatalina Retreat

Fox Farm, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 7 | 3 bedroom/2 bath
Central location, Spa, Pool Table

 


Bear Country Getaway

Sugarloaf, Big Bear
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths
Quiet area, Close to National Forest, Large deck

 


Moondrift

Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedrooms/1 bath
Close to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf, Spa


 

Dancing Bears

Upper Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 2 Bedrooms/1.5 Baths
Breathtaking Views of Bear Mountain, Quiet Area


 

Primrose Place

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms/1.5 baths
Close to Bear Mountain, Spa, Large deck


 

 

Southern Comfort

Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Close to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf, Foosball Table

 

 

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