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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.

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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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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’t 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 – 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!

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

Spring is underway Summer is coming, and with it comes Fishing Tournaments, Bike Races, Live Music and Theater, Art Events, Fireworks, and so much more! Big Bear Lake is so beautiful in the spring and summer, and there are so many things to do and see. Add that to the lower, off-season prices and you have the perfect time for a mountain getaway!

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

Following is a list of just some of the upcoming special events happening around the valley. Courtesy of BigBear.com

May

  • Big Bear Yoga Retreat Mothers Day Weekend at Camp Cedar Falls

May 08, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Pamper yourself with an escape over Mother’s Day weekend May 8, 9 & 10, 2015 – to nurture and nourish yourself. Perfect Mother’s Day Gift and 100% a Perfect Gift to Give Yourself for Being AWESOME! – 3 days of classes and activities centered on supporting and pampering YOU! – Friday healthy and gourmet hors d’oeurves, Saturday 3 vegetarian meals & Sunday 2 vegetarian meals. – 2 nights Lodge accommodations (3 people per room.)

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Camp Cedar Falls 39850 State Highway 38 in Angelus Oaks, CA

Contact: Tel: (909) 747-4186 Website: www.bigbear yogafestival.com/retreat

  • AMGEN Tour of California ” Big Bear Lake Time Trial”

May 15, 2015

Big Bear Lake will once again be hosting a stage of the The AMGEN Tour of California which is the most important and largest road cycling event in North America.

In 2015 Big Bear Lake will host the first ever High Elevation Time Trial in the tour’s history.

More details to be announced in early 2015.

Tour Website: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

Local Website:www.bigbeartimetrial.com

Location: Details To Be Announced in early 2015

Contact: Website: www.bigbeartimetrial.com

  • Legendary Women of Country Music at the PAC

May 17, 2015 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

Nancy Celeste Walker will be performing a Tribute to the Legendary Women of Country Music with a full country band, including Mike Cross on piano, and “The Runnin’ Kind” with Rick Schmidt on pedal steel guitar, Bob Ryan on lead guitar, Cliff Saunders on bass, & Rick Kurianski on drums.

Nancy will sing the music of June Carter Cash, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Brenda Lee and Dolly Parton in this wonderful tribute, all of whom have paved the way for female country singers today.

Tickets are $20. Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Boulevard

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3200 or (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bvcse.org

  • Antique Car Club Show & Shine and Pinewood Derby at Big Bear Snowplay

May 23, 2015 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

Lots of Fun for the Car Enthusiast and the Whole Family! Car Show and Pinewood Derby at the Big Bear Snow Play Lot. No charge for either the show cars or spectators. The Pinewood Derby is for local 5th grade students.  Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Big Bear Snowplay at 42825 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-4333 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

  • Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season

May 23, 2015 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season. Come and visit the museum where thousands of Big Bear historical artifacts are displayed. Adults $3, Under 14 Free

Location: Greenway Drive, Big Bear City CA 92314

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8100 Website: www.bigbearhistory.org

  • Bear Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

May 23, 2015 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

Come and celebrate Bear Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on May 23rd to learn about bears and have fun!

For more information on Bear Awareness Day call (909) 878-4200 or visit website.

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

  • 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5K Fun Run

May 24, 2015 | 08:00AM – 03:00PM

       Welcome to the the Memorial 5k Fun Run, a scenic and challenging course along the border of the National Forest.

This is an Open Air Big Bear event so you can expect a FUN start and finish in The Village of Big Bear Lake with Live Music and Local Vendors at the Lifestyle Expo.

The Memorial 5k Fun Run is an official proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project! A portion of each race entry fee will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

More details to be announced in early 2015. In the meantime please visit website

Location: Starts and Finishes in the Village of Big Bear Lake

Contact: Tel: (909) 744-7876 Website: www.openairbigbear.com

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

May 30, 2015

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: B’s Backyard BBQ at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • Open Arena Day at Los Vaqueros de la Montanas Riding Club

May 30, 2015 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

Equu8 Horsemanship & Therapeutic Riding. Food and Vendor booths. Vendors include retail, jewelry, veterinarian. Admission: Free

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Los Vaqueros de la Montanas Riding Club at 440 Cascade Street, Big Bear City, Ca.

Contact: Tel: (909) 963-9405 Website: www.losvaquerosridingclub.org

June

  • Summer Wine Walk in the Village

Jun 06, 2015 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.

The Wine Walk is a creative social event that combines shopping with food and wine tasting as attendees walk from merchant to merchant. The VBA Wine Walk is a growing social and economically stimulating event, which showcases the Village as a shopping destination to visitors and locals alike.

More details to be announced in early 2015. Please call of visit website in the meantime.

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at corner of Pine Knot & Village Dr.

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

  • “The Tubes” at the Cave

    Jun 06, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the hit single “White Punks on Dope”. During its first fifteen years or so, the band’s live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics. They are perhaps best remembered for their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty”, a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin'” opposite a big band.

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

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

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

  • 19th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 07, 2015 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

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

Please call of visit website for more information.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.holcombvalleytrailruns.com

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

Jun 13, 2015 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

The Big Bear parade is the longest running community event in the Valley and has brought residents and visitors together to celebrate the heritage of the Big Bear Valley and honor members of our community and the Nation’s military.  Once again this year, Old Miners and the Village Business Association bring this traditional event to the Village, the Heart of Big Bear.

More details to be announced in early 2015. In the meantime please call or visit website.

Location: In The Village of Big Bear Lake

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-5850 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 13, 2015

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: B’s Backyard BBQ at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safety Course at MWD

Jun 13, 2015 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

This one day class teaches proper boat handling, local hazards, navigation rules, boating laws, safety equipment, boating problems, personal watercraft safety, trailering and more! Each student is provided with a class textbook, handouts and 8 hours of class instruction time. A nationally recognized lifetime certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion of this course. Lite breakfast and lunch provided

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 725-0447 Website: www.boatcrashexpert.com

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

Jun 13, 2015 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


The editors of the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo 2016 Calendar invite all photographers to enter the 2015 Calendar Contest. Entries will be professionally judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. You may enter a total of 10 images taken in the Big Bear Alpine Zoo any time between January 1, 2015 and July 30, 2015.  June 13 will be a special photo op of the animals, though participants do not need to be present that day to enter.  There will be 4 photography groups: Professional, Intermediate, Amateur and Youth (under 18 years).

The contest entry fee is $20 + regular zoo admission (Zoo admission is free with a Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo Membership)

Winners will be published in a professionally designed 15 month calendar. All entrants will be mailed a free copy of the 2016 calendar.

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

  • Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2015

Jun 26, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

In 1974 six Corvette fanatics got together and started a club for Corvette owners in the Inland Empire. Corvettes West is still based out of the Inland Empire in So Cal, we currently have over 100 members. Corvettes West hosts the largest ALL Corvette event in the Western United States, Big Bear Bash. This year, 2015 will be our 33rd anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette event in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2015 takes place this year from June 26th until June 28th.  Lots of great Vettes’ to check out and admission to public events is FREE to all.

Main event for public viewing of cars is the Participants Choice Car Show at the Marina Resort on Friday June 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 27th at 8:30 am and a Corvette Caravan Around the Lake on Sunday morning.

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For more details please call or visit website

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

Contact: Tel: (951) 317-9346 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash.htm

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jun 26, 2015 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Saturday & Sunday, June 27th and 28th.
Opening Night Artist’s Reception on Friday June 26th from 7-9 pm

Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Art on the Corner at the Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • CATS presents “Annie Get Your Gun” at the PAC

Jun 26, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

C.A.T.S.  (Community Arts Theater Society) presents Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” at the PAC.

June 26, 27 and July 1, 3, 6, 8, 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm. Matinees June 28, July 5 and 12 at 1:30 pm

For more details please call or visit website.

Location: The Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

  • 3rd Annual Big Bear Triathlon at Pine Knot Landing

Jun 27, 2015 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM

The Big Bear Triathlon is back for our Third Year!! Join us in the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and challenge your triathlon skills at 7,000′. We will be hosting two distances for this event, Sprint and Olympic. While the rest of Southern California is heating up we are just getting perfect with an average June temperature of 76 degrees. Get ready for your season with this high altitude event and enjoy all that the Big Bear Valley has to offer.

Olympic Triathlon to start at 7:30 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:00 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 26th at 1PM.

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

  • Music in the Mountains “The Pettybreakers/Fortunate Son” Petty/Fogerty Tributes at the Discovery Ctr

Jun 27, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains welcomes back America’s #1 Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The PettyBreakers, to open Season 10 on June 27 at the Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert.

Combining timeless CCR favorites and Fogerty solo hits, Brad Ford & FORTUNATE SON truly personifies the spirit and grit of America’s Favorite Rock & Roll Band! This show is for all ages and unites classic rock, country, blues, and folk music fans together like no other tribute act can. Every show features the best of both worlds-timeless CCR classics and legendary Fogerty solo hits.

Concert #1 in the 2015 season. Gates and parking open at 5pm.
Concert starts at 6pm
Tickets:  www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

We could not do it without YOU, our ticket-buying guests, sponsors, in-kind donors and over 40 volunteers who make this unique concert series one of the best in Southern California. Your proceeds will help continue the year-round programming we provide at the Big Bear Discovery Center to over 200,000 guests.

Our aim is to connect and engage our youth and adult visitors to help protect and conserve our treasured public lands while building greater stewardship values, respect and appreciation for our mountains.

2015 Dates: June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and September 5th.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

  • “Who’s Bad” Michael Jackson Tribute at the Cave a World Games Host Town Benefit

Jun 27, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has continued to impress fans — all over the world and of all ages — for the last 10 years.

Show is also a benefit for the Special Olympics 2015 World Games Big Bear Lake Host Town Program. $5 from each tickets goes to hosting athlete delegations from Luxembourg, Chile, and Montenegro.

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

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

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

Beyond

  • Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 03, 2015 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

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

Jul 04, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2015 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

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

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

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

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

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2015 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

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

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

Jul 11, 2015 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

  • “Berlin” featuring Teri Nunn at the Cave

Jul 11, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

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

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As we have been enjoying spectacular, spring weather the last several days, I got to thinking how very much I love springtime in Big Bear. It brought to mind a post of mine from last year at this time and I decided to share it once again. Yes, Big Bear is a beautiful wintertime destination (the slopes are still open so come on up!), but it is not only a wintertime destination. Enjoy!

As winter (if you want to call it that this year 😦 ) in Big Bear Lake winds down, I can’t help but look forward to springtime in the mountains. I love the warming days and cool nights, the flowers and trees blooming, the blue skies….truly beautiful.

Big Bear SpringOne of the most surprising things to me is that most people believe that Big Bear is strictly a winter destination – no more than a ski town. I can’t even count how many guests this year asked me what we do up here the rest of the year. Or, when I suggested that they visit us in spring or summer, they asked “but what is there to do?”

I guess I take it all for granted because I’ve lived here since I was 7, but truly, winter is my least favorite season in Big Bear. Don’t get me wrong, the snow is beautiful and I do enjoy skiing, but there is just so much more to do in the other months. Lake activities such as kayaking, fishing, boating and more, golfing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, the zoo, the alpine slide and waterslide. The list goes on. Not to mention the shopping and restaurants in The Village, art shows, wine walks, car shows, music events, theater offerings and the Independence Day fireworks show.golf in the mountains_0

While ‘June gloom’ gets you down, we are enjoying sparkling blue skies! When you are sweating it out in July, we are putting on a light sweater for our evening walks. Seriously people, it is GORGEOUS up here in the spring, summer and fall!! And guess what? It is less expensive to enjoy Big Bear in the “off” seasons as well. Do yourself a favor and come up to explore Big Bear Lake in the warmer months. You will be amazed at our perfect weather and how much there is to do up here.

RS Vacations offers cabins of every size and location. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for your sweetheart or want to have a fun weekend with family and friends, we have what you are looking for. Do you want to bring up the boat and need a lakefront with a private dock? We can help you. Looking for something close to the National Forest to do some hiking? You’ve come to the right place! Plan to do some shopping in The Village? We have cabins within walking distance. Golfing or Mountain Biking? A whole bunch of cabins close by. We also offer discount coupon packages on several activities and are adding more all the time. There are some great specials going on right now as well,so check out our packages and specials page.

FeathernestUpstairsDeckView-DockKeep an eye on this blog (subscribe!!) for what’s going on and visit our website at RSVacations.net to check out our wide selection of cabins. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!! See you soon!

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Fall ColorsPleasant, fall temperatures continue here in Big Bear Lake, with highs in the 60’s and lows in the 20’s. Sunshine prevails this week and this is the perfect time to come up and explore the forest (hiking or biking), do some holiday shopping in the Village, take a stroll by the Lake, or enjoy one of the many activities that are still going on – including SNOW PLAY! That’s right, come up and go sledding on Southern California’s only snow beginning November 8th. See below for more details!

Thanksgiving is approaching rapidly and if you haven’t reserved a cabin yet, be sure to visit RSVacations.net and book today. We are filling up, but still have several beautiful cabins available. We are beginning to fill up for the Christmas and New Years Holidays as well. Plan to make some magical memories with your family in a Winter Wonderland. Book your Big Bear Cabin for the holidays before they are all gone!

 

11-6-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

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Beautiful fall weather continues in Big Bear Lake this week with highs in the 60’s, lows in the 20’s – 30’s and lots of sunshine. Take advantage of these fantastic conditions to see the explosion of autumn colors all around the Valley. Some suggestions? Take a hike to Castle Rock, ride the chairlift at Snow Summit and mountain bike down miles of trails, take a 4 x 4 expedition through the back country, fly through the forest on a zip-line adventure, take a lake cruise and see the colors from below or take a helicopter tour and admire the beauty of the mountains from above. There is so much to do in Big Bear and this is one of the most enjoyable times of year to experience it!

10010661_R_OKTOBERFEST_0904This weekend, be sure to take part in Oktoberfest ‘Unplugged’. Check out all the details on this unique event on my Tuesday’s Topic post here. Looking for some chills and thrills? Head over to the Meadow Park Gym for the ‘Panic in the Park Haunted House’. They also have a not-so-scary house for the little ones earlier in the evening. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo has a couple of events happening: Wolf Awareness Day is on Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM and the Flashlight Safari is that same evening beginning at 6:30 PM.

Hurry and take advantage of our fall specials before they disappear October 31. Save 25% on a two night stay OR Stay two nights and get the third night FREE! Our cabins are clean, comfortable and have the amenities you want so head on over to RSVacations.net and book a Big Bear Vacation Cabin today!

 

10-16-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

What's Up 10-18-14Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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

The Summer Season is still going strong in Big Bear Lake but there are only a few weeks until Labor Day Weekend! Whether you plan on joining us this coming weekend, for a  Labor Day Getaway or either of the spectacular weeks in between, 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, 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 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:

 

August

 

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

    Aug 9-11, 2014 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    The Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 8th through Sunday August 10th. 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

 

  • 13th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

    Aug 09, 2014 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM


    The 13th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 in beautiful downtown 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 more details please visit website.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 237-0448 Website: www.bbvrsinc.org

 

 

  • Campfire Nights at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Aug 09, 2014 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

    Join us at The Discovery Center for an educational and entertaining evening program to teach visitors about the San Bernardino National Forest.

    Fridays and Saturdays, May 23 through August 29, 2014 (no campfire on concert event nights, June 28, July 19 and August 30)

    Starts at 7pm or 8pm depending on program . Call or visit website.

    Admission: $5; FREE for Children 5 & under and Serrano campers

    Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 Highway 38/North Shore Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3437 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

 

  • Friday Nights in the Village

    Aug 14, 2014 | 05:00PM – 08:00PM

    Come to the Village in Big Bear every Friday night from 5-8 PM to enjoy family entertainment, great shopping, restaurants, arts and crafts, live street musicians and more in the Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please call (909) 878-4747 or visit website.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

 

 

  • The 15th Annual “Art on The Lake”

    Aug 15, 2014 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

      The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 15th 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 and Sunday hours will be 10:00 am to 5:00 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) 585-5916 Website: www.bigbearartscouncil.org

 

 

  • “Toad the Wet Sprocket” at the Cave

    Aug 16, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name.   Against all odds, the joke became permanent. “Toad the Wet Sprocket” has been touring ever since with all four original members: lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made 5 studio albums which combined sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe.

    After breaking up in 1998, Toad would get together sporadically to play shows on a casual basis, but their hard core fans never gave up hope for a new album. After successful tours in 2006-2010, the band finally decided to put the last piece of the puzzle in place and a new album “ New Constellation” was released in the Fall of 2013.

    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 Adventure Weekend 2014

    Aug 21, 2014

    The Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2014 is a unique event unlike any other, bringing together thousands of men from all over the world to take advantage of the activities and natural beauty of Big Bear Lake, California.  2014 marks the 6th Anniversary of BBAW.  More details to be announced. In the meantime please visit website.

    Location: Northwoods Resort at 40650 Village Drive and Various Locations throughout the Valley

    Contact: Tel: (760) 399-0580 Website: www.bbaweekend.com

 

 

  • Big Bear Yoga Festival at Camp Oakes

    Aug 22, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014

    The Big Bear Yoga Festival will take place at Camp Oakes on August 22, 23 and 24.  Festival was created to bring you incredible yoga teachers, dance, vibrant music, inspirational topics, yummy food and fun activities like a climbing wall and pool – all with the beautiful backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains. Come join us – it will be a weekend to remember!  We want to extend a special invitation to anyone new to yoga, and to encourage and welcome you to join us. We have a special “Beginners Track” just for you. It offers an introduction to yoga, meditation, music and more. Know that you will be welcome, and we understand how it is to try new things – all of your teachers and fellow students are here to support and encourage you! For more details please visit website.

    Location: Camp Oaks at 47400 Monte Vista Dr Big Bear City, CA 92314

    Contact: Website: www.bigbearyogafestival.com

 

 

  • Big Bear Pilates Festival

    Aug 22, 2014

    Big Bear Pilates is hosting a three day intensive Pilates Festival on August 22-24, 2014 .at the Big Bear Chateau. For complete schedule of activities and classes click here.

    For more details please call or visit website.

    Location: Big Bear Chateau at 42200 Moonridge Road

    Contact: Tel: (909) 329-9140 Website: www.bigbearpilates.com

 

 

  • 7th Annual 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker Memorial Run for Freedom

    Aug 23, 2014 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

    5K and 10K and 15K Race and a 1 mile Family Fun Run/Walk on the Northshore of Big Bear Lake honoring 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker. Please join us to celebrate the lives of our heroes and enjoy a beautiful weekend in the mountains. Activities for the children, food, music and vendors. Starts and finishes at Meadow Edge Picnic Area on Northshore. Registration opens at 7:30 am.  The 15K starts at 9:15am; the 10K starts at 9:20 am; the 5k starts at 9:25 am.  The 1 mile Family event will start at 9:30 am.

    Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area on Northshore Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.sevenstarsfoundation.com

 

 

  • Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

    Aug 23, 2014 10:00AM – Aug 24, 2014 04:00PM

    The Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing takes place on Saturday/Sunday August 23-24 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

 

 

 

  • Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Aug 30, 2014 10:00AM – Aug 31, 2014 05:00PM

    Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with family fun, arts & crafts, great food and live entertainment. Crafters and artists sell goods and demonstrate their fine-tuned crafts. Browse shops for handcrafted gems like hand-carved bears, handmade dolls, hand-thrown pottery, homemade jams and unique wire-wrapped jewelry. For more information please visit website or call.

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

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

 

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village of Big Bear Lake

    Aug 30 & 31, 2014 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

    Art on the Corner : A New Art Show in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.

    Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts. FREE for all to attend.

    Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31.

    Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

    Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Big Bear Blvd in the Village of Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

 

 

  • Ice Cream Safari at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Aug 30, 2014 | 11:00AM – 02:00PM

    Ice Cream! Ice Cream! Ice Cream!

    Tour the Zoo and enjoy delicious scoops of ice cream at the same time. There are five ice cream stations throughout the zoo, all with a different flavor of ice cream. To participate in the Ice Cream Safari is only $5.00 for five scoops of ice cream. The cost is regular zoo admission (Zoo admission is free with a Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo membership) + the $5.00  to participate in the Ice Cream Safari.

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

 

 

 

  • Music in the Mountains 2014: “Led ZepAgain” (Zeppelin Tribute)

    Aug 31, 2014 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

    2014 Music in the Mountains presents “Led ZepAgain” (Led Zeppelin Tribute)
    with special guests Big Bear Jr. Strings

    Gates: 5:00 pm  Concert: 6:00 pm

    $30 General admission. $40-45 bench seat with parking. Teens (13-18); $10 general admission; all events 12 & under are admitted FREE for general admission seating only. Music loving pets on leash always welcome and admitted FREE. General admission tickets valid in open and casual seating areas only. SEASON PASS SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE; $115 ADULT (18+) For more details please visit website.

    Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

    Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: www.MountainsFoundation.org

 

 

September

 

  • Friday Nights in the Village

    Sep 05, 12, & 19, 2014 | 05:00PM – 08:00PM

    Come to the Village in Big Bear every Friday night from 5-8 PM to enjoy family entertainment, great shopping, restaurants, arts and crafts, live street musicians and more in the Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please call (909) 878-4747 or visit website.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

 

  • Endure The Bear Trail Run

    Sep 06, 2014 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

    The Endure the Bear Mountain Trail Run  starts in the Village and heads into the Pristine National Forest Trails on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake. Features routes of 50K, 30K and 15K as well as a 5k Family Fun Run & Walk.  Schedule as follows. Please visit website or call for more details.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 224-9315 Website: www.openairbigbear.com

 

 

  • 19th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 06, 2014 | 09:30AM – 05:00PM

    19th Annual Run for the Grizzlies fundraiser presented by the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. All proceeds to benefit the Grizzly Bears at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge.

    Open to the public and all bikes are welcome! Poker Ride – Prizes – Vendors – BBQ and Live Music.

    Register online at http://www.GrizzlyBikeRun.com or register the day of the event at Chad’s Place at 40824 Big Bear Blvd.

    For more information call or visit website.

    Location: Chad’s Place at 40824 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: http://www.GrizzlyBikeRun.com or www.friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org

 

 

  • 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 13, 2014 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for seven consecutive weekends, September 13 through October 25 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Special Locals Night on Friday October 3rd and new this year Oktoberfest Unplugged on Friday October 10th and 17th.

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

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

 

 

  • The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

    Sep 19, 2014 | 10:00AM – 11:30PM

    The 2014 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival takes place September 19-21. Film screenings and workshops will be held at the PAC, Northwoods Resort, and the Village Theaters Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   Schedule will be released later in the year.

    Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd and Village Theaters at 602 Pine Knot Ave

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3433 Website: www.bigbearlakefilmfestival.com

 

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

    Sep 19, 2014 12:00PM – Sep 20, 2014 11:59PM


    Trail running in the San Bernardino Mountains at it’s finest will be on display for the Kodiak 100 and the  Kodiak 50. Southern California mountains tend to surprise people, especially in September-its phenomenal conditions. It’s typically sunny, the temperature is almost always comfortable, considering this course is ALL between 5,100′ and 10,000′ .

    The nights can be that nice cool Alpine chill, but no where near freezing. (if you’re  a shirtless runner, you may want to reconsider at least for this night section. Day times- late September, should be stellar- with temps in the 60′s and 70′s.

    It’s pretty reliable and trusty weather in Late September, high likelihood of great race conditions.

    100 Mile Race Start Time – Friday September 19 at 12 noon

    50 Mile Race Start Time – Saturday September 20 at 5:00 AM at Meadows Edge Picnic Area

    Finish Festival and Awards at the Village & Pine Knot in The Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please visit website

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake and National Forest Trails.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100.com

 

 

  • Autumn Wine Walk in the Village

    Sep 20, 2014 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association presents their annual Autumn Wine Walk on Saturday, September 20th.

    Stroll the Village boutiques and shops while sampling fine wines and light hors d’oeuvres. $30 per person (Pre-sale) • $35 per person (Day of the Event if Available) Purchase tickets at Hunter Halls, UPS Store, Copper Q, Room-to-Room, Home Warehouse Design Center, and Shirt Shanty in the Village.   Check-in to get wristbands starts at 3 pm Saturday at the Xmas Tree Lot (corner of Pine Knot and Village Drive). For more information, please call or visit website.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at corner of Pine Knot Ave and Village Dr.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

 

  • Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon / 10 K / 5K

    Sep 27, 2014 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

    The First Annual Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon 5k and 10K

    Schedule:
    Friday, September 26, 2014
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Registration and Packet Pick up, Robinhood Resort

    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    6:30 am to 8:30 am                  Registration and Packet Pick up, 140 Business Center Dr.
    9:15 am                                    Race Start – Half Marathon
    9:20 am                                    Race Start – 10K
    9:25 am                                    Race Start – 5K

    North Shore Half Marathon Course
    The 13.1 mile half marathon course will be an out and back course.  The course is relatively flat with only 444 feet of elevation gain.  Starting at the corner on Business Center Dr., runners will head east over Stanfield Cut-off before heading west toward Big Bear Dam on the scenic highway, through the National Forest, and the mountain hamlet of Fawnskin, past the bald eagle sanctuary, to the turn around point adjacent to Big Bear Lake.

    5K / 10 K Course
    Both courses are out and back courses and are relatively flat.  The 5K course has 125 feet of elevation gain and the 10K course has 255 feet of elevation gain.

    Location: Starts and Finishes on 140 Business Center Drive Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 www.bigbearnorthshorehalfmarathon.com

 

  • 11th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort

    Sep 27, 2014 | 09:15AM – 10:00PM

    The groundwork for the 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) is already underway and we’re counting down the days until the biggest Winter Kickoff Party of the season!

    Saturday, September 27 fantastic riders will flip tricks on over 140 tons of snow made from ice trucked in the previous day! Bear Mountain has added great new features for the event this year, including a brand new entrance to the Red Bull Plaza, new features on the city center, & new features on the creeper ledge! We have also partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to make this event even more killer than ever! Don’t miss out!

    Admission for public is FREE! For more details please visit website or telephone.

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel:909-866-5766 Website: www.bearmountain.com/snowboard/

 

 

  • 5th Annual “Blues For The Zoo” at Swim Beach Amphitheatre

    Sep 27, 2014 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

    Big Bear Lake’s Premier Music Event of the Summer. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo Celebrates with a Lakeside Festival featuring World Class Blues Music! Fine Food, Local Artisans on site, Festival Seating, Beach Chairs and Blankets are welcome. No coolers please.

    Doors open at 11:00 am
    Music starts at 1:00 pm
    Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of show. On sale June 1st.

    Ticketing Lodging packages through BigBear.com or 1 800 4-BIGBEAR.
    Host Hotel is Northwoods Resort. Call (909) 866-3121 for “Blues for the Zoo” special rate

    This year’s Line-up:

    Otis Taylor Band  (3:30 pm)
    (2012 downbeat magazine Blues CD of the Year)
    Website: www.otistaylor.com

    Janiva Magness (2:15 pm)
    (2013 Female Blues Artist of the Year & Song of the Year – National Blues Music Awards)
    Website: www.janivamagness.com

    Bonne Musique Zydeco (1:00 pm)
    (Southern California’s Finest Zydeco Band)
    Website: www.bonnemusiquezydeco.com

    Location: Swim Beach Amphitheatre at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

 

Beyond

 

  • 44th Annual Oktoberfest “Locals Night”

    Oct 03, 2014 | 04:30PM – 11:30PM

    Oktoberfest Locals Night Local’s Night – All Admission To Benefit Local Charities. Admission $5.00 or $3.00 with the donation of two non-perishable food items for Adults and Seniors – FREE for Children. Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

  • Big Bear Lake October Troutfest

    Oct 04, 2014 | 06:30AM – 04:00PM

    Since 2004, the Big Bear Lake October Troutfest has proven to be a popular outing for all members of your family. Come on up to the crisp clean air of Big Bear and enjoy a weekend among your fellow anglers as you fish for fun and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes! Please visit website for details.

    Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road

    Contact: Tel: (949) 366-0030 Website: www.wonews.com

 

  • 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Oct 04, 2014 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 44 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for seven consecutive weekends, September 13 through October 25 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Special Locals Night on Friday October 3rd and Oktoberfest Unplugged on Friday October 10th and 17th.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

  • Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 04, 2014 | 06:30PM – 08:30PM

    The Big Bear Alpine Zoo will be hosting its Flashlight Safaris each Saturday for the month of October (5,12, 19, 26).   Experience the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s nocturnal animals. As soon as the sun sets and the stars begin to shine the nocturnal animals activate, and their natural instincts take over.

    Gates open 6:30 PM and close at 7:00 PM to start the tour.  Bring your flashlight and wear warm clothes.

    Regular Admission: Under 3 years old free, for ages 3-10 $6.00, and over 10 years old $9.00.

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 584-1299 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

 

  • “ABC” Live at the Cave

    Oct 10, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    ABC at the Cave.  ABC was formed in 1980 and landed such hits in America as “Tears are Not Enough”, “Look of Love”, “Poison Arrow”, “Be Near Me”, “How to be a Millionaire”, and “When Smokey Sings” to name a few.  Led by lead vocalist Martin Fry, ABC takes New Wave and New Romantic music to a new level of excitement.

    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

 

  • Oktoberfest “Unplugged”

    Oct 10, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 44 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    New last year and returning this year at Oktoberfest is Oktoberfest “Unplugged”. The intimate Friday evening events present a fine dining experience with a five-course German dinner paired with a variety of German beers and spirits. Oktoberfest Unplugged includes traditional German polkas and sing-alongs as well as amusing storytelling by Oktoberfest founder/ Über -Burgermeister Hans Bandows and other Oktoberfest personalities. The Friday evening Oktoberfest Unplugged dates are October 10 and October 17.

    For more information please call or visit website.

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

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

 

  • “Panic in the Park” Haunted House at Meadow Park

    Oct 17, 2014 | 05:30PM – 08:00PM

    Back by popular demand PANIC IN THE PARK III Haunted House at Meadow Park Gym.

    Takes place Friday & Saturday nights Oct 17-18, 24-25 and 31.

    Times: 6:30 pm – 9pm except Halloween night 7pm – 9pm

    Tickets: $10 per person

    On Fri nights  5:30 -6:30 pm $5 the Not-So-Scary version for the younger kids.

    Location: Meadow Park Gym at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-9700 Website: www.bigbearparks.com

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Fall Bass Blast

    Oct 18, 2014

    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments have two new events in 2014 the Spring Bass Blast on April 1st and the Fall Bass Blast on October 18th ( not part of Championship series) For tournament details please visit the website or call.

    Location: The Boathouse Lakeside Tavern at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: 1 (800) 475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

 

  • Wolf Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 18, 2014 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

    Come and celebrate Wolf Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on October 18, from 11 am to 3 pm.

    There will be educational and fun things to do at the zoo. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo joins other zoos and animal sanctuaries around the country in celebrating Wolf Awareness Week.   They will dispel the many misconceptions and myths about wolves. The event educates the public on the important role that wolves play within the ecosystem.  Practice your howling skills and see if your howl is good enough to get the wolves to howl back.

    For more information on Wolf Awareness Day call (909) 878-4200 or visit website.

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

 

  • Ship of Screams on Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat

    Oct 25, 2014 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

    This is a haunted walk through tour and the dates may be subject to change. This will be our second annual Ship of Screams walk through tour. Locals are free on October 31st 2014.

    For more information call our office during business hours at (909)866-8129

    Location: Miss Liberty is moored at Pine Knot Marina at 439 Pine Knot

    Contact: Tel: (909)866-6463 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

 

  • Boo In The Zoo! at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 31, 2014 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

    Bring the children on this special day for a late afternoon/early evening of Tricks ‘n Treat “Visit the graveyard and pumpkin patch, as well as the goblins throughout the zoo. There will also be games, prizes and costume contests”.  Also enjoy seeing the zoo animals receive their Halloween treats too!

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website:www.bigbearzoo.org

 

  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2014 | 05:00PM – 07:30PM

    Bring your kids to the safest place to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween! With 50+ places to stop for candy you are sure to fulfill your sweet tooth. Take a walk through the village seeing all the horrors that it has to offer! Don’t forget your costume or you’ll miss out on the trick or treating!

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747

 

  • Gold Mountain Gold Rush Multi-Sport Challenge

    Nov 01, 2014

    Gold Mountain Gold Rush – November 1, 2014 – Big Bear Lake, CA

    New to Big Bear Lake is this multi-sport challenge through California’s gold country. Prepare to run, swim, paddle, bike, and navigate your way through our 4 hour adventure course in the San Bernardino Mountains as you follow the old wagon trails and chase gold.

    Mandatory gear check prior to the event. We will send a list of both individual and team gear needed. The biggest things, each team needs a canoe and each person needs a mountain bike, both of which are available to rent on race day. Other gear includes accessories like helmets, PFD’s, running shoes, etc…

    More information coming soon! Please call or visit website in the meantime

    Location: Starts and Finishes at Gold Mountain Manor at 1117 Anita Ave, Big Bear City, CA 92314

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.runbigbearlake.com

 

  • C.A.T.S. Presents “20th Anniversary Christmas Show” at the PAC

    Nov 14, 2014 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    C.A.T.S. presents their 20th Anniversary Christmas Show at the PAC November 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm. Matinees November 16, 23 and 30 at 1:30 pm. Call or visit website for details

    Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 or (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

 

  • The 2nd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

    Nov 27, 2014 | 08:30AM – 12:30PM

    The 2nd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot consists of 3 mile, 6 mile, and 9 mile Road Runs on Thanksgiving Day with Start/Finish line located at Meadow Park.  This is a FUN event for the whole family. The run course is a relatively flat 3 mile loop through the neighborhood of Eagle Point, with 6 mile runners completing 2 laps and 9 mile runners completing 3, making it easy for all abilities to participate.

    Turkey Trots are run on Thanksgiving Day in anticipation of the large meal to be had later on. Other traditions include a “turkey” prize for the overall winner and runner costume contest. In addition, a portion of race entry fees will be donated to the Big Bear Senior Center holiday food drive.

    The 9 mile race starts at 8:30am, 6 mile starts at 9:00am, and 3 mile starts at 9:30am.  Registration fees are $35 for 3 mile run, $40 for 6 mile and $45 for 9 miles.

    Location: Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8555 Website: www.bigbearturkeytrot.com or www.openairbigbear.com

 

  • Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

    Nov 28, 2014 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Come and Enjoy the Festivities at Santa’s Grand Entrance in the Village. Entertainment starts at @ 5:00 PM and Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive in his sleigh at @ 6:00 PM. Santa will also be at the Xmas Tree Lot every Weekend from 10-4 pm until December 21st. More info to be announced in the Fall

    Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

 

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