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In Big Bear Lake, the 4th of July is so much more than just a (spectacular!) Fireworks show! We have activities and events to satisfy everyone in your family or group. Whether you’re looking for thrills, relaxation, shopping, entertainment, or just getting in touch with naturewe have it all…and then some!

RSVLogoNoBackSmWe do have a few cabins left for the 4th Weekend, but they are filling up fast! Whether your group is big or small, we have something for you – Head over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear cabin today!

 

Here are just some of the things to do this Independence Day weekend:

Hear some great, live music: Rock out at The Cave in the Village. Listen to the hits of Tom Petty with “The Pettybreakers”, and bang your head with Metalachi! The first concert in the Music in the Mountains summer series at the Big Bear Discovery Center takes you back to boogie with “Bee Gees Gold” – Tribute to the Bee Gees with special guest Abba Fab, The Premier Abba Experience.

Take in some Art: Check out some local artists at Art on the Corner in the Village. Want to do some creating of your own? Paint a masterpiece of your own at the Paint and Sip Fireworks Edition at Barrel 33 in the Village!

AirFair2019Airplane Fun at the 2019 Air Fair: 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!

Check out some great Crafts: Visit the Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show. Food, music, and activities as well. At the Convention Center.

Get out on Big Bear Lake: Rent a boat, kayak, canoe, wave runner, paddleboard or peddleboat from a local marina. Take a cruise on a pirate ship or an authentic paddleboat. See the lake from above while parasailing.

Get into the National Forest: Take a hike, a 4×4 Jeep tour, a horseback ride, ride a zipline, or ride the sky chair and mountain bike down.

Wander through the Village: Browse quaint shops, sample some amazing fudge (YUM!), watch a live cooking demonstration or have an outstanding meal in one of the many restaurants.

Have some family fun: Play 9 holes of GLOW GOLF, Zoom down the Alpine Slide, splash down the Waterslide, take a unique segway tour, go ice skating, play Laser-Tag, go bowling, visit the Zoo or Museum, or rent some bikes and ride the Alpine Pedal Path.

Relax: Get a massage, get a mani-pedi, sit out on the deck or in the spa of your RS Vacations Cabin and listen to the breeze and the birds.

fireworks1.jpgWatch that amazing Fireworks Show: Whether you watch from a boat, lakeside, or Above the Boom, you wont be disappointed!

Please join us in beautiful Big Bear Lake this Independence Day weekend and make some lasting memories with the people you love! See you soon!!

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After a cool and winter-like Memorial Day Weekend, Big Bear is finally looking at some lovely, springtime weather coming up! This weekend looks to be in the mid to upper 60’s with some afternoon thunderstorms popping up. Next week looks sunny and clear, and temps will be in the low 70’s! Perfect!!

Summertime in Big Bear is almost here and with it come dozens of special events and activities. Now is an excellent time to make your summer plans and reserve the cabin that is just right for your group! Take a look at our clean and cozy cabins – we have a great selection! Don’t forget that our SPRING SPECIAL is still running through June 30: Book 3 or More Nights and 1 Night is FREE! A great deal on already rock-bottom pricing!! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Here are the details for the upcoming weekend. See you soon!!

Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

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Spring is here, spring is here!! We are enjoying gorgeous, springtime weather this week in Big Bear and signs of spring are everywhere. We are looking at a slight cool down this weekend but we will still have clear skies with highs around 60° and increasing to 70° by Wednesday. This is the perfect time to head to the mountains and enjoy a quick weekend (or weekday) getaway!


This is one of those magical weekends in Big Bear that you can really do whatever you’re in the mood for! Want to hit the slopes? Head to Snow Summit for the last weekend of the season and enjoy great spring conditions along with some fun Easter activities. The snow tubing areas are still open, as well. If you’d rather take a hike or bike ride, head on into the forest and enjoy all levels of trails. Want to enjoy the lake? Rent a boat and do some fishing or sight-seeing, or take a cruise. These and so many other activities are available to you this weekend in beautiful and unique Big Bear Lake!! Check out the flyer below for more information on some of the weekend activities.

Here at RS Vacations, we have lowered prices on all of our cabins to the lowest rate of the year. We have cute and well-equipped homes of all sizes for you to choose from so it really is the perfect time to visit! Book securely online at RSVacations.net and let us know if you have any questions. See you soon!!

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Is it unbearably hot where you are? Escape that heat by heading up to 6,700′! Beautiful summer weather is in store for Big Bear Lake this coming week with weekend highs in the 70’s° with just a slight chance of those amazing afternoon thunderstorms. YES, I said the 70’s!! Perfect weather for a late-summer escape with the family before school starts back up. Come on up and Beat the Heat!!

art on the lakeThis weekend, the Antique Car Club hosts its 29th Annual Fun Run in the Big Bear Lake Village. Wander through and see dozens of gorgeous cars. The 17th Annual Renaissance Faire continues in the quaint village of Fawnskin on the north shore of the lake. Fun for the whole family awaits! Also going on this weekend is the 2nd Annual ‘Conquer the Wall’ at Snow Summit. Several other events are happening, so check out the list below!

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

 

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Weekend Events

 

29th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 10 – 12, 2018 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 29th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at  4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3938 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

 

2nd Annual Ryan Hall’s “Conquer the Wall” at Snow Summit

Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

The 2nd Annual Ryan Hall “Conquer the Wall” takes place on August 11th with proceeds to benefit the BBHS Cross Country Program

When Olympian Ryan Hall began his journey as a runner, it all started here. Ryan grew up only 5 minutes away from Snow Summit and incorporated weekly 1 mile timed runs up “The Wall” ski run.  The current high school cross country team in Big Bear still utilizes this course every summer for their training, hoping to reach the heights that Ryan Hall established.  Three State Champions later….it seems to be working!

Event begins at 9:00 am at Snow Summit

Race Packet pickup: Friday August 10th from 3-8 p.m. at Nottingham’s Resort 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake and Saturday a.m. from 7-8:30 at Snow Summit.

Parking will be at Snow Summit. ? Participants will receive a pass for free chair lift back down the mountain.  Spectators who wish to view the finish from the top will need to separately purchase a chair lift ticket or hike up. There is a separate hiking trail to get to the top.

Please also note that “Conquer the Wall” is asking for donations of used running/basketball/soccer shoes that will help local fundraising efforts in partnership with Angel Bins . During the race, we will be taking donations of athletic shoes – running, basketball, or soccer cleats – that are still in good condition.  For more information on Angel Bins please Click Here

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 543-9159 Website: www.conquerthewall.org or Snow Summit Website: https://bit.ly/2qkKItD

 

Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 3 – Best Whip Competition

Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Get ready to pump, whip, and catch some air.

Join us on Saturday, August 11th for  Summit Series #3 – Best Whip Competition.

How to register: Look for a registration booth at the Adventure Academy at Snow Summit to register morning of from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on August 11. Registration is free and open to the public of all ages and levels.

Who can complete? Anyone and everyone.

We’ll be hosting the races in these 4 groups:
Ages 12 and under – boys
Ages 12 and under – girls
Ages 13 and up – men
Ages 13 and up – women

What do you win? -2018 Mammoth + Summit Bike Pass

Event schedule:
Registration is from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Practice is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Competition is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/summer/things-to-do/events/event-detail

 

The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Aug 11, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and 4-5, 11-12 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

For complete schedule details please call or visit website

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

 

Geoff Tate’s 30th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime at The Cave

Aug 11, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Operation: Mindcrime is a progressive metal band that is fronted by the former lead singer of Queensrÿche, Geoff Tate. Operation: Mindcrime was the third studio album release of Queenryche released 30 years ago.

Doors open at 6:30pm Concert 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 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: A Wrinkle in Time

Aug 11, 2018 | 08:00PM – 11:00PM

Movies in the Meadow Summer Series at Snow Summit

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

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

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

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

Click Here for more details

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

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BIKES, BEERS & GOOD TIMES

 

Join us for the 4th annual Crafts N Cranks – July 28 & 29 – at Snow Summit.  

Crafts N Cranks is a one-of-a-kind festival for mountain bikers, craft beer aficionados,cc_kid_bike_600x600 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 in Big Bear Lake.

This year, Crafts N Cranks will serve as the official kickoff event of the Big Bear Cycling Festival – a fun-filled week of cycling-related activities throughout Big Bear. Learn more and get registered today.

Jul 28, 2018 12:00AM – Jul 29, 2018 12:00AM

CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS:
Spend a day of family-friendly fun with unlimited access* to all Basecamp Activities (climbing wall, zip line, Eurobungy® trampoline, QUICKjump), carnival rides (ferris wheel, tornado, cliff hanger), and Scenic Sky Chair.

BREWFEST:

Come sample 40+ craft beers from some of Southern California’s favorite breweries, July 28-29 from 11AM-2PM, in the Snow Summit base area. All tastings includes a souvenir Crafts N Cranks glass while supplies last.Craft beers are available for individual purchase. All guests must provide a valid 21+ ID at a the Snow Summit ticket windows to receive their tasting pass.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES:
include:
California Enduro Series
California State Cross-Country Championships
Endurance #6 – SERIES FINAL
Snow Summit Downhill Series – SERIES FINAL

LIVE MUSIC:
Concerts at Crafts N Cranks are free to the public. There will be live bands on both days of the event.  Schedule as follows

Saturday, July 28 
4:15PM-5:15PM: Live performance by theLINE
6:45PM – 8:15PM: Live performance by Guttermouth
8:30PM: North of Nightfall Red Bull movie screening

Sunday, July 29 

11:30AM – 1:45PM: Live performance by Low Lake Mountain Fire

Please call or visit website  for more details.

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

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

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

Memorial Weekend Grill & Chill

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

 

Opening Day Summit Bike Park – May 25

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

 

1st Annual Maifest at Wyatt’s – May 25

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

Barrel 33 New Wine Room

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

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Yesterday I mused about dads and how it might be nice to surprise them with something really special this year for Father’s Day instead of getting them yet another tie. 😉 Well, today I will give you some ideas of what kind of fun you can have this weekend (and every summer/fall weekend) in Big Bear Lake. You will be amazed at how many different things to do there are in our little slice of heaven!

Don’t forget to check out our cabins at RSVacations.net! Rates are still at the off-season level (plus we still have specials!!), so there is no better time to treat Dad to a fun, mountain getaway!

 

Lake Activities

 

Fishing – He can bring gear to fish on his own, or you can treat him to a day with an expert fishing guide. Either way, he can grill up some fresh fish for dinner after a relaxing day of fishing!
Fish Big Bear

Boating – Pontoons, Fishing Boats, and Performance Boats – our local marinas have you covered for a day of fun out on the lake!waterskier
Big Bear Marina

Wakeboarding/Waterskiing/Tubing – Ready to get wet? No problem! Dad (and the rest of the family) will have a blast in the water!
Designated Wakesports

Canoeing/Kayaking/Stand-up Paddleboarding – If he likes to have fun and get a workout at the same time, there are plenty of places to rent these types of equipment.
Captain John’s Fawn Harbor

Parasailing – Perhaps Dad is an adrenaline junkie? Flying above the lake is sure to get his blood pumping!
Pine Knot Parasail

Jet-Skis/Wave-Runners – Everyone loves personal watercraft! Spend a few hours exploring the lake and have tons of fun, as well!
North Shore Landing

Lake Tours – Is he a history buff? Take Dad on a lake tour! We have two different tour boats – the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel and the ‘Time Bandit’ Pirate Ship.
Miss Liberty at Pine Knot Marina
Time Bandit Pirate Ship at Holloway’s Marina

 

Forest Activities

 

Sky Chair – The Sky Chair takes the work out of forest fun! Take a relaxing ride up the mountain, grab some lunch at the top, then hike, bike, or ride the chair back down.
Sky Chair at Snow Summit Resort

Mountain Biking – Big Bear has miles of trails, including fire roads and single-track. We also have the Snow Summit Bike Park which offers a variety of terrain for all levels ofSummitMountainBike dads!
Snow Summit Bike Park

Hiking – If Dad is a nature lover, a mountain hike is just the thing! Explore the forest and see all types of wildlife and vegetation.
Big Bear Discovery Center

Zipline/Tree Climbing – Adventure-seeking dads will love a zipline or tree climbing excursion where they can fly through the forest and over rocky canyons or rope climb one of our towering pines.
Action Tours

Horseback Riding – Does he love horses? Take him on a tour through the hills on horseback and view some gorgeous vistas.
Big Bear Equestrian Center
Baldwin Lake Stables

4 x 4 Off-Road Tours – Get off the beaten path and do some 4x4ing. Take an Off-Road Tour and give Dad a view of the back-country or let Dad do the driving on a self-drive tour. There are sunset tours, stargazer trips, and a few historical tours!
Big Bear Jeep Experience

Big Bear Off-Road Adventures

 

Around Town Activities

 

Helicopter Tours –  If Dad dreams of being in the air, this is the perfect way to tour the Big Bear Valley!
Helicopter Big Bear

golf in the mountains_0Golfing – He can enjoy the benefits of altitude on his swing and have a beautiful backdrop to play 9 holes at our local course.
Bear Mountain Golf Course

Alpine Slide/Water Slide – For the dad that just wants to have fun, a day at Big Bear’s Magic Mountain is a great way to cool off and have a blast!
Alpine & Water Slide at Magic Mountain

Go-Kart Racing – If he likes speed, take him to Big Bear Speedway and let him compete against the clock at up to 30 mph!
Big Bear Speedway

Escape Room or Scavenger Hunt – For dads that like to use their heads, try an escape room or scavenger hunt. Super fun!
Adventure Quest
Mountain Room Escapes

Bowling – Take him to the lanes for some indoor fun. Let him show of his bowling skills as he aims for 300!
Bowling Barn

Laser Tag/Arcade – Dad can recapture his youth at the Big Bear Funplex. All kinds of family fun in one place!
Big Bear Funplex

Zoo – If Dad is an animal lover, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is full of rescued animals that are local to our beautiful mountains.
Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Live Music/Nightlife – Take him out on the town and enjoy some live music and a variety of clubs and bars.
The Cave

 

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