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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. ūüėČ 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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As we get closer to the Independence Day Holiday and the summer season in Big Bear Lake, our Spring Specials will be coming to an end. You still have two weeks to take advantage of these GREAT DEALS! This includes Father’s Day weekend – why not surprise Dad with a quick trip to the mountains?!? We have Golf, Water Sports, Fishing, Mountain Biking, 4 x 4 Tours, Go-Kart Racing, and more!!

Head on over to RSVacations.net and book your spring Big Bear getaway today! Check out the details below. See you soon!

kayak2SPRING Special: 3 Nights for the Price of 2

Stay with us for 3 or more nights this spring and get ONE Night FREE!! Offer good on new reservations only and must stay between 3/28/17 and 6/22/17. Cannot be combined with any other discounts and lakefront homes are not included.

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SPRING Special: 50% off the 2nd Night

Stay with us for 2 Nights this spring and save 50% on the 2nd Night’s Rent! Offer good on new reservations only and must book and stay between 3/28/17 – 6/22/17. Cannot be combined with any other discounts and lakefront homes are not included.

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If you are wondering what there is to do this coming weekend in Big Bear Lake, see below for just some of the special events going on. In addition, the Sky Chair and Bike Park are still open along with the Lake, Village and dozens of other activities.

Be sure to visit RSVacations.net now to book one of our beautiful cabins. Enjoy low, off-season pricing, no crowds, and tons of things to do. Big Bear Lake is the perfect Fall Destination! Book your Big Bear Getaway today!!

 

Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails

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46th Annual Oktoberfest

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Village Fall Wine Walk

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International Film Festival

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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‚ÄúTAKE ME ALONG‚ÄĚ 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‚ÄôNeill‚Äôs classic comedy, ‚ÄúAh, Wilderness!‚ÄĚ the Broadway musical, ‚ÄúTAKEME ALONG‚ÄĚ 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,‚ÄúTAKE ME ALONG‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúThe Music Man‚ÄĚ, you‚Äôll love ‚ÄúTAKE ME ALONG‚ÄĚ.

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 ‚ÄėPick 3‚Äô 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.¬†¬† ‚ÄėPick 3‚Äô 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 ¬ľ 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  РJul 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‚Äôs “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‚Äôs theme focuses on education and identifying drought-tolerant and native plants with ‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs that Plant.‚ÄĚ 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, ‚ÄúOuthouse Race Fever‚ÄĚ has clearly struck Big Bear. Come to the Calcutta Auction and bid on the fastest ‚ÄúPeople-Powered-Potty in the West.‚ÄĚ The winning bidder splits the prize pot with the championship teamand Old Miners. The championship team is awarded the coveted ‚ÄúGolden Outhouse‚ÄĚ trophy as wellas gift certificates from Old Miners event sponsors. A ‚ÄúPeople‚Äôs Choice‚ÄĚ award will also be grantedto the best decorated outhouse and team costumes. Race-ready outhouses will be available for rent‚Äď 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 ‚Äď Breakfast Burritos,
10:00 am ‚Äď Parade, followed by a BBQ hosted by the Moose

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

2nd Annual ‚ÄúRide n‚Äô Tie‚ÄĚ Mountain Bike Race

Come witness an old tradition honored in a creative new way as Old Miners presents the 2nd Annual‚ÄúRide n‚Äô Tie‚ÄĚ 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, ‚ÄúDamn Good Question,‚ÄĚ 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

‚ÄúSpirits of the West‚ÄĚ 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, ‚ÄúIsn‚Äôt it Time‚ÄĚ from the band‚Äôs sophomore LP, Broken Heart in 1977 and the monster ballad, ‚ÄúEvery Time I Think of You‚ÄĚ off 1978‚Äôs Head First. ¬†From the ashes of the Baby‚Äôs, however, rose an abundant and prodigious solo career, Waite‚Äôs new greatest hits album is a thrilling snapshot representing the inspired artistic breadth of this legendary artist‚Äôs entire career tallying more than 40 years on the rock and roll highway. From re-recorded versions of signature classics, ‚ÄúBack on My Feet Again,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúIsn‚Äôt It Time‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMissing You,‚ÄĚ hard-hitting live renditions of ‚ÄúHead First,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSaturday Night‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúChange‚ÄĚ to the more introspective fare of ‚ÄúSuicide Life,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúDowntown‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúBluebird Cafe‚ÄĚ. ¬† 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 ‚ÄėPick 3‚Äô 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.¬†¬† ‚ÄėPick 3‚Äô 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 ¬ľ 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‚ÄĒknowingly or not‚ÄĒto 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 ‚ÄėPick 3‚Äô 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.¬†¬† ‚ÄėPick 3‚Äô 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 ¬ľ 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: ‚ÄúArt on the Lake‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄėPick 3‚Äô 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.¬†¬† ‚ÄėPick 3‚Äô 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 ¬ľ 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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We have had a cool week here in Big Bear Lake, but temperatures this Memorial Day weekend will be in the mid to upper 60’s with crystal clear, blue skies. It looks to be a gorgeous weekend in the mountains!

5-26-16Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

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If you haven‚Äôt yet booked a cabin for the coming weekend, it’s not too late!¬† Head over to the RS Vacations website and find the perfect cabin for your group. We have a fantastic deal on our remaining cabins for the Memorial Day Weekend ‚Äď Get 3 Nights for the Price of 2 OR get 50% off the Second Night of a 2 Night Stay! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

One of the exciting things happening in Big Bear this weekend bearvalleybikes6is the opening of the Snow Summit Bike Park and Sky Chair for the summer season. Ride the sky chair to the top and have access to over 60 miles of professionally built and maintained trails. Whether you are hiking or biking, you will enjoy the spectacular views of the lake and Big Bear Valley. mtb_250Looking for something a little more intense? Check out their Downhill Bike Park for a wide variety of runs and terrain features.Bike rentals and lessons are available!

Big Bear also offers dozens of other activities including: hiking, boating, fishing, golfing, zoo, live music, Village, ziplining, 4×4 tours, lake tours, helicopter tours, and so much more!! Come on up and experience Big Bear in the spring and summer!!

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

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

9-25-15Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

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warmemorialbackground.jpgMemorial Day is coming up this weekend and Big Bear Lake has events and activities for everyone. Come on up and make some lasting family memories.

RS Vacations has cabins (Including LAKEFRONTS!) left for the upcoming holiday weekend. We have great specials happening too, so be sure to visit us at RSVacations.net and book that cabin!!

TOP THINGS TO DO & DEALS THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Action Tours: Action Flyboarding, Action Segway Tours & Action Tree Rope Climbing or Zipline
Action Flyboarding opens for its summer season during Memorial Day Weekend. Action Zipline Tours, Action Segway Tours and Action Tree Rope Climbing also available. Please call for reservations or View website for more info and to make a reservation.

The Cave
See Stephen Pearcy – The Voice of RATT perform live at The Cave.

Memorial Day 5K Fun Run
Sign-Up for the Big Bear Lake Half Marathon & Memorial 5K Fun Run! A scenic and challenging 5K course along the border of the National Forest.  Visit website for all the details and schedule for the Memorial Day Weekend Event.

Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina: Summer Kick-Off Party
Start your summer off right at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina. Grab your cooler, swim attire and pull up a beach spot to enjoy the beautiful mountain sunshine at the Summer Kick-Off Party on May 24, 2015, between 12 noon ‚Äď 3 p.m. There will be catered Tropical BBQ, Vintage Bohemian Shopping with the Wild Banshees and their Fashion Truck/Boutiques along with live music by One Story. View website for list of scheduled activities.¬†

Mountain Mobile Massage
Free Foot Reflexology (with every paid massage or spa service) Memorial Day means summertime, and that means getting outdoors and doing those fun activities you’ll find only at Big Bear Lake! Wind down with a massage at our humble spa facility, or we travel to your cabin, hotel or even campground at no extra charge! As an added bonus, this weekend only, schedule an appointment (spa or mobile) and receive a complimentary foot reflexology treatment. Call (909) 800-8103 for reservations or visit website more details.

Nottinghams
Join Nottinghams Restaurant & Tavern on May 23rd and 24th, between 7 p.m. ‚Äď 10 p.m. for drinks, dinner and live music featuring Bob Gulley.

Big Bear Alpine Zoo: “Bear Awareness Day”
Enjoy a day at the zoo, have fun visiting the animals and learn about bears. On May 23, 2015, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is having “Bear Awareness Day” between 11 a.m. ‚Äď 2 p.m.

Big Bear Valley Historical Museum
The Big Bear History Museum opens for the season. Come and visit the museum where thousands of Big Bear historical artifacts are displayed. See the building blocks that have made History since it was first recorded in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Event Info courtesy of BigBear.com

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