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

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

Coming up this weekend:

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jul 01-04, 2016 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

Please call for more information.

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

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

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

“Zeppelin USA” Led Zeppelin Tribute at the Cave

Jul 03, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

-Jerry Greenberg, former chairman of Atlantic Records

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

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

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

Captain John’s Independence Day Extravaganza

Jul 04, 2016

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

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

Admission is FREE with Parking fee.

Please call  or visit website for more info.

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

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2016 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

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

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

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

View the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Miss Liberty

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:00PM – 10:30PM

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

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

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

Limited Seating. For Reservations call 909-866-8129

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the major summertime happenings:

June

 

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2016

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

In 1974 six Corvette fanatics got together and started a club for Corvette owners in the Inland Empire. Corvettes West is still based out of the Inland Empire in So Cal, we currently have over 100 members. Corvettes West hosts the largest ALL Corvette event in the Western United States, Big Bear Bash. This year, 2016 will be our 34th anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette event in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2016 takes place this year from June 24th until June26th.  Lots of great Vettes’ to check out and admission to public events is FREE to all.

Main event for public viewing of cars is the Participants Choice Car Show at the Parking Lot of Robin Hood Resort on Friday June 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 28th at 8:30 am and a Corvette Caravan Around the Lake on Sunday morning.

For more details please call or visit website

Location: Robin Hood Resort at 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (951) 317-9346 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash.htm

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

Jun 24, 2016 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

DJ Night at the Cave

Jun 24, 2016 | 09:00PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

Jun 25, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

July

 

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

Jul 01, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jul 01-04, 2016 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

Please call for more information.

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

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

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 02-04, 2016 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

“Zeppelin USA” Led Zeppelin Tribute at the Cave

Jul 03, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

-Jerry Greenberg, former chairman of Atlantic Records

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

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

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

Captain John’s Independence Day Extravaganza

Jul 04, 2016

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

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

Admission is FREE with Parking fee.

Please call  or visit website for more info.

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

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2016 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

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

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

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

View the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Miss Liberty

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:00PM – 10:30PM

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

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

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

Limited Seating. For Reservations call 909-866-8129

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2016 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jul 08, 2016  – Jul 10, 2016

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

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

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

Enjoy tastings from 40 of California’s Premier Breweries, learn about new products from the industry’s top exhibitors, and take part in games and activities for the whole family.

Brew Fest and Activities run from 10am to 6pm on Saturday July 9th

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

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

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

Full Weekend Race Schedule:

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

Saturday, July 9th

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

Sunday, July 10th

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

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

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

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

Jul 08, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

The 9th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest

Jul 09, 2016 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM

Ready to get your paddle on? The 9th annual Big Bear PaddleFest is held on Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company. 5K Recreational Race, 10K Elite Race, 20K Around the Lake Challenge, Sprints and Relay Races. Music, Sports and Boating Expo and much more.

Location to be announced in early 2016.

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

Location: TBA

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

Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

Jul 09, 2016 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 15, 2016 | 10:15AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

The 14th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 16, 2016 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

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

The Xeriscape Garden tour, put on by the Sierra Club Big Bear Group, is the perfect opportunity to get landscaping ideas, discover drought tolerant plants and learn how to save money on your water bill, all while creating a beautiful garden. This year’s theme focuses on education and identifying drought-tolerant and native plants with “What’s that Plant.” Volunteers at each of the featured gardens will have a plant list specific to that particular home, identifying the top ten plants to help you find the plants you would like for your garden. Plant names and a brief description will help attendees make their own plant lists with the confidence of knowing they are planting beautiful drought-tolerant plants. The plant lists will also be highlighted on the Xeriscape Website at http://bigbeargardentour.weebly.com.

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

The tour will once again highlight the DWP’s Xeriscape Demonstration Garden on Fox Farm Road, in front of the Community Garden, with native plant expert Orchid Black on hand to answer questions. In addition to the Demonstration Garden, there will be 6 homeowner gardens, landscaped by professionals and homeowners. So no matter your budget, you’ll find solutions for creating low-maintenance, drought tolerant gardens here in Big Bear.

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

Location: Check-in Emingers Mountain Nursery at 41223 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 866–1067 Website: www.sierraclubbigbeargroup.com

Big Bear Old Miners Association Chili Cook Off and Outhouse Races in the Village

Jul 16, 2016 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

The Old Miners Association presents the Big Bear Chili Cook­off. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, festivities include more than 100 chili cooks, vendors, outhouse races, and a children’s game area. Come see our Wild West Shows, Live Music and plenty of Chili. Admission to the event is free, compliments of the Old Miners Association.   Tasting Kits will be available for purchase.

The purpose of the Old Miners’ Association is to produce special events of a historical and entertainment nature for residents and visitors that promote a spirit of cooperation and unity throughout the Big Bear Valley. Such events celebrate the rich historical and cultural heritage of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Vendor and Chili Cook Applications available at www.oldminers.org

Please call or visit website for more details.

6th Annual Outhouse Race

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

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

Applications available at www.oldminers.org

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

Contact: Tel: (442) 243-1880 Website: www.oldminers.org

Eco-Sunday Adventure Festival at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jul 17, 2016 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

AWESOME SURPRISES AWAIT!

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

Please visit website for more information.

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

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

Jul 23, 2016 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

Old Miners Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Loggers & Miners Jubilee

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

Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

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

21st Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

Jul 23, 2016 | 09:30AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200

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

Jul 23, 2016 | 01:00PM – 07:00PM

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

Spirits of the West is an action-packed outing for the entire family.   In addition to beer and spirit sampling, the day’s activities feature the Temecula Gunfighters performing four shows throughout the afternoon and evening.  Little visitors will enjoy carnival games, bounce house, face painting and horseshoe painting.  A variety of arts, crafts and collectibles vendors will be on-hand selling their wares.

Wyatt’s Cafe & Saloon will also be open serving up the mountain’s heartiest ranch-style food.    Live entertainment takes place throughout on two outdoor stages featuring the Shadow Mountain Band on the main stage and the Silver Moon duo on the Fairway Stage. The evening’s entertainment features DJ Joe Vonesh spinning a huge variety of country.

Spirit and beer sampling includes everything from flavored organic beers to IPA’s.

Bourbons, whiskeys and tequila will also be available for sampling.

Sample tickets are $1.00 each for beer and $3.00 for spirits.

The under 21 crowd will enjoy sampling a variety of sodas.

Gates open at 1:00 p.m. with sampling through 7:00 p.m.

Both daytime and evening festivities offer Free Admission for the entire family.

For complete event details please call or visit website.

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

Music in the Mountains #3 with John Waite at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jul 23, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

The Tubes at the Cave

Jul 23, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

Big Bear Cycling Week

Jul 29 – Aug 7, 2016

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

Friday, July 29th 

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

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

Sunday, July 31st  

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

Monday, August 1st    

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 6th

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

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

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

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

Jul 30, 2016 | 07:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

Sinbad at the Cave

Jul 30, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

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

August

 

7th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 06, 2016 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Website: www.tourdebigbear.com

15th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Aug 06, 2016 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM


The 15th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

For complete schedule details please call (909) 301-1319 or visit website

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

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

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

Aug 06, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

27th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 12, 2016 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

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

Click to View 2016 Flyer

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

Aug 20, 2016 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

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

For more info please call (909) 844-5337

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 844-5337

The 18th Annual “Art on The Lake”

Aug 20, 2016 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

Aug 20, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

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Lake3With record high temps forecast in Southern California for the coming week, now is the perfect time to beat the heat and head to the mountains. Big Bear Lake is the perfect escape with our clear blue skies and cool mountain breezes. Spend some time on the lake any way you please: boat, kayak, wave runner, paddleboard or pirate ship – we have it all!! Do you like wheels better than water? Ride the sky chair up and feel the wind on your face as you make your way down on a mountain bike – leisurely or racing speeds, there are runs for everyone! bearvalleybikes6

Along with these activities and dozens more, we also have some special events happening this coming Father’s Day Weekend including the 4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon and the 13th Annual Carp Round-up. Live Music can be enjoyed throughout the weekend all over the Big Bear area, including  Jazz, Strings Orchestra, and Wynona Judd is playing at The Cave.

See all the details below and then head over to RSVacations.net and book the perfect cabin. Whether you are getting away for a romantic weekend, some family fun, or a large group get-together, we have the cabin for you. Our Customer Service is top-notch and our cabins are clean and well-equipped! Book a Big Bear Cabin today!!

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This Weekend’s Events:

13th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 18, 2016 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

This two-day event is held once a year.  Two-person teams participate to catch as many carp as possible with either a pole or a bow to win cash. Prizes awarded in multiple categories including: 1st-3rd place shoreline team, 1st-3rd place boating team, biggest and smallest fish and more.  Enter a raffle to win a custom hunting bow.

CHECK-IN: Saturday starts 5:00 AM. All hunters must check-in
HUNTING TIMES:Saturday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM ‘
AWARDS: Sunday, starts at 3:00 PM . Cash Prizes!!!

Visit website or call 909-866-5796 for more information.
Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/carp-roundup/

4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Jun 18, 2016 | 08:00AM – 03:30PM

The Big Bear Triathlon is back for our Fourth 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 8:00 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:30 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 27th at 4PM.

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

Location: Starts and Finishes at TBA
Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4840 Website: www.bbtriathlon.com or www.openairbigbear.com

Wynona Judd and the Big Noise at the Cave

Jun 18, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

A certain musical and spiritual condition defines Wynonna Judd’s first album with her band The Big Noise — not to mention the first album of original material in 13 years from one of country music’s supreme redheads. That quality is joy. It dominates, not just because Judd is performing with a small group led by her husband, the drummer and producer Cactus Moser, letting loose on songs she hand-selected because she liked them rather than out of concern for padding her remarkable roster of hits. Wynonna & The Big Noise lays bare the joy that is Judd’s most potent gift as a vocalist.

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

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

MountainTop Strings European Tour Orchestra at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jun 18, 2016 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

Experience the music of the MountainTop Strings in this special ‘before the tour’ sendoff concert at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Enjoy a preview of what the orchestra will play in their upcoming summer tour of Italy.  Mike Cross, Piano Artistry Unlimited, will open.

Admission free; donations welcome.
Beer and wine bar to raise funds for the Discovery Center youth education programs.
Please call or visit website for more details
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

Notti’s Jazz Festival on Miss Liberty and at Nottinghams Tavern

Jun 18, 2016 | 03:00PM – 10:30PM

Nottinghams presents the 1st annual Notti’s Jazz Festival on June 17-19, 2016

Schedule is as follows:

Friday June 17th

5:30PM
Guitarist Steve Oliver on The Miss Liberty Boat Cruise  www.steveolivermusic.com

8:30 PM
Saxophonist  Will Donato Upstairs at Nottinghams www.willdonato.com

Saturday June 18th

3:00PM
Guitarist Chris Standring  on the Patio at Nottinghams www.chrisstandring.com
8:30 PM
Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner Upstairs at Nottinghams  www.jackiemjoyner.com

Sunday June 19th

NOON – FREE
Pianist Mike Cross on the Patio at Nottinghams www.pianobiz.net

For more information and/or to buy tickets please call or visit website(s)

Location: Miss Liberty at Pine Knot Landing and Nottinghams Tavern at 40797 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4644 Website: www.nottisjazzfest.com or www.nottinghamstavern.com

 

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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!

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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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Snow in SpringWe have had some pretty wild weather the last couple of weeks here in Big Bear Lake, but that is pretty normal for this time of the year. Springtime in the mountains is both beautiful and unpredictable. Our unsettled weather is not over yet, with showers expected this weekend and possibly next weekend as well. Do not let that deter you from planning a visit, though! The storms this time of year generally pass through pretty quickly and leave behind fresh, clean air and a forest renewed!

This spring, be sure to visit the Big Bear Discovery Center for several FREE activities that the whole family will enjoy. This weekend, be sure to catch Big Bear High School’s production of Tarzan onstage at the Performing Arts Center. The show is getting fantastic reviews and they even have a live band performing the music! Check out the flyer below for more on these activities and other things to do in Big Bear this weekend.

Here at RS Vacations, we are continuing our Spring Specials which means you can enjoy all Big Bear has to offer at the lowest pricing of the year! Head over to our website at RSVacations.net for all the details and book a Big Bear Cabin today! See you soon!!

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star magnoliaHappy Earth Day!! Beautiful spring weather in Big Bear Lake this week with high temps around 60 for the weekend. Now is the time to take advantage of lower, off-season rates, super spring specials, and enjoy the added benefit of no crowds.

This weekend you can enjoy a variety of music and theatrical entertainment, take a stroll through the Village, a hike in the forest, a bike ride along the lake, or enjoy one of dozens of local activities. The Lake is now open for the season, so now is a great time to come up and do some boating or fishing.

Whether you are looking for a last-minute getaway or are planning ahead, RS Vacations has the perfect cabin for you. Visit our website today and book your Big Bear Vacation Cabin. We offer quality cabins and unmatched customer service. Book today!!

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This Weekend’s Events

  • “Tarzan” The Musical Presented by Big Bear High School Performing Arts at the PAC

Apr 22, 2016 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

“Tarzan” The Musical Presented by Big Bear High School Performing Arts at the PAC April 22 – 23 and 29 – 30 at 7:30 pm and April 24 at 2:30 pm

Ticket Prices   Adult $15.00*  Student or Senior $10.00*  * $1 Box Office Fee

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4970 Website: www.citybigbearlake.com

  • Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve Guided Wildflower Walks

Apr 23, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve is a wonderful spot for wildflower viewing!  Stop by and get information about what’s in bloom and get a chance to see the amazing pebble plain flowers found only in the Big Bear Valley!  Visitor Information center is staffed with volunteers and open in partnership with the Southern California Mountains Foundation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Dates: April 2, April 9, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25

Times: 10am-2pm, Guided Wildflower Walks @ 11:30am

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Hwy 18 east of Big Bear City. Reserve is at the intersection of Hwy 18 and Holcomb Valley Road on the north side of Baldwin Lake.

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

  • “Slaves Against the Machine” Tribute to Rage Against the Machine at the Cave

Apr 23, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

“Slaves Against the Machine” Tribute to Rage Against the Machine at the Cave.

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

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

  • Antique Car Club’s “Spring Cruising” at Nottinghams

Apr 24, 2016 | 03:00PM – 06:00PM

Big Bear’s Antique Car Club starts out the season with their 11th annual “Spring Cruising” Auto Show at Nottingham’s in the Village. FREE to the public and a good time for all.

Cars shown in Robinhood Resort’s Sherwood Forest Parking Lot from 3-5pm and Social in the Tavern starts at 5pm.

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Nottingham’s Tavern at 40797 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3938 or (909) 844-5337 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

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https://rsvacations.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/mark-your-calendar.jpg?w=292&h=89Big Bear has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

We are currently enjoying lovely, spring weather and we have a chance for some much-needed rainfall later this week and through the weekend. The lake is open and Big Bear is making the transition from Winter Wonderland into Springtime Paradise. Come on up and enjoy the clear blue skies and flowers in bloom. It’s beautiful up here!!

Check out our wide variety of cabins at RSVacations.net and find the perfect mountain cabin for your spring getaway.We have clean cabins with the amenities you want, and the best customer service in Big Bear. Book your Big Bear Cabin today and escape to paradise for the lowest rates of the year!!

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

APRIL

 

  • Tuesday Farmers Market Opens for the Season at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Apr 05, 2016 | 08:00AM – 01:30PM

Enjoy farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long. The Farmer’s Market also features unique arts, crafts and handmade items by local artisans. Every Tuesday from April 5th until September 27th.

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

  • Spring Culinary Event with Guest Chef T.K. Hood at the Knickbocker Mansion and Bistro

Apr 08, 2016 | 06:30PM – 09:00PM

Chef T.K. Hood from Houston will join Chef Robert Velasquez for the Culinary Event of the Season at the Knickerbocker Mansion.

Friday and Saturday April 8-9 with seating at 6:30 pm. Brunch Seatings on Sunday April 10th at 10am and 12;30 pm.

Limited Seating – Only 35 seats available.

Please call Vickie at the Mansion at (909) 878-9190 for menu

Location: Knickerbocker Mansion and Bistro at 869 Knickerbocker Road
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-9190 E-mail for Menu: victoriaharris77@gmail.com Website: www.knickerbockermansion.com

  • Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve Guided Wildflower Walks

Apr 09, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve is a wonderful spot for wildflower viewing!  Stop by and get information about what’s in bloom and get a chance to see the amazing pebble plain flowers found only in the Big Bear Valley!  Visitor Information center is staffed with volunteers and open in partnership with the Southern California Mountains Foundation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Dates: April 2, April 9, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25

Times: 10am-2pm, Guided Wildflower Walks @ 11:30am

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Hwy 18 east of Big Bear City. Reserve is at the intersection of Hwy 18 and Holcomb Valley Road on the north side of Baldwin Lake.

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

  • Nature Walks at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Apr 09, 2016 | 01:00PM – 02:30PM

Join us for a 30-minute nature walk on Saturdays and Sundays to learn about the local plant life, wildlife and some very interesting historical facts. Great activity for families and individuals who want to gain a greater appreciation for our National Forest. Nature walks are not strenuous and designed for all levels of physical conditioning.

Free!Saturdays (year round) at 1pm & 2pm  Sundays (year round)  at 11am & 12pm

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

  • Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at the Cave

Apr 09, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are a rock band from Tempe, Arizona, USA. The band is typically referred to by the fans as the abbreviation “RCPM”. The music is known to cross genres with songs showing an Adult Alternative Rock/Pop/Americana/Reggae/Mariachi influence

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

  • Jazz at the Pines Lakefront with Mike Cross and Mark Cade

Apr 14, 2016 | 05:30PM – 09:00PM

Jazz at the Pines Lakefront. Every other Thursday featuring pianist Maike Cross and bassist Mark Cade ( plus guest sit-ins) FREE for everyone.

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 Website: www.thepineslakefront.com

  • “Jumping Jack Flash” Stones Tribute at the Cave

Apr 16, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

It began for them the way it always has–in a dimly lit, smoky nightclub. But who that was present at those long-ago performances by the Rolling Stones would have guessed that they’d become icons, and perhaps the most revered and enduring act of all-time? Imagine walking into a nearby historic theater and happening upon a performance by the youthful Stones!

They’re all there; Mick is prancing and gyrating, Keith is ripping licks and prowling the stage with his trusty beat-up Fender guitar. Charlie and Bill are intense as they lay down the back-beat, and Brian Jones looks regal as he lords over his stage.

But there’s something amiss; although this incredible scenario has most certainly taken place, this isn’t swinging London circa 1964 but rather, your town today.

Put down that pint, mate… take a closer look–it’s Jumping Jack Flash, the world’s greatest tribute to the Rolling Stones!

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

  • MS Walk: Big Bear on the North Shore

Apr 30, 2016 | 08:30AM – 01:00PM


The 2016 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday April 30th on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School.

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

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

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

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

Location: Northshore Elementary School at 765 Stanfield Cutoff Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 909-949-1363 ext. 66503 Website: www.walkMS.org

MAY

 

  • The Hall Family May Trout Classic

May 14, 2016 06:00AM – May 15, 2016 06:00PM

A BIG BEAR LAKE FAMILY TRADITION IS BACK!!

The Hall Family May Trout Classic will take place over the May 14-15 weekend.

$8,000 in Prizes – $75 Entry Fee -Trophy Size Trout Stocked -Great Family Fun – Kid Under 16 FREE with Paid Adult – Trophies, Drawings and Prizes!

This is a non profit event. ALL PROCEEDS USED FOR FISH AND FISH HABITAT!

The mission of the Hall Family May Trout Classic is to continue promoting Big Bear Lake as a premier fishery for large trout. This premier fishery depends on a constant replenishment of fish.
The funds derived from this tournament enable us to plant trophy size trout and provide an improved angling experience for this and future generations

Applications are to be mailed to the District.  Applications available on website

Mailed forms are to be received by May 1.

If anglers choose to register in person, registration is open during check-in at MWD on Friday May 13 11:00am-9:00pm

Weigh-ins are at Big Bear Marina, Saturday 5/14 12-2pm and 4-6pm and Sunday 5/15 12-2pm

Awards ceremony is at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center at 3pm

Please visit website to register and for more details.

Location: Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/may-trout-classic/

  • Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

May 14, 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 pre-flight 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

  • Build a Birdhouse at the Big Bear Discovery Center

May 14, 2016 | 09:30AM – 10:30AM

Dates: May 14, May 28, June 11, June 18, July 2, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 3 Time: 9:30-10:30am Bluebirds will love your yard with this well designed birdhouse that you can build! We will provide kits for individuals or families to build together during this program sponsored by Butcher’s Block.

Dates: May 14, May 28, June 11, June 18, July 2, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 3

Time: 9:30-10:30am

Class limited to 20 people, first come first serve.   Fee: $6 per kit

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

  • Bear Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

May 21, 2016 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

Come and celebrate Bear Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on May 21st 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

  • “Bonfire” AC/DC Tribute at the Cave

May 21, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Bonfire is one of the best tributes to AC/DC you will ever see. Since 2001, Bonfire’s perfect recreation of a high energy AC/DC show, has been capturing the attention of music fans of all ages. Jerry Greenberg, who was the former president of Atlantic Records, and worked with AC/DC says, “It’s as close as you will ever get to the real thing!” If you love AC/DC, Bonfire will give you an unforgettable show.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:00 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

May 27, 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, May 28-30th
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Opening Night Artist’s Reception on Friday May 27th 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

  • Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season

May 28, 2016 | 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: 800-B Greenway Drive, Big Bear City CA 92314
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8100 Website: www.bigbearhistory.org

JUNE

 

  • Big Bear Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Big Bear Convention Center

Jun 03, 2016 09:00AM – Jun 05, 2016 05:00PM

Minerals in the Mountains – the Big Bear Lake, Gem Mineral and Fossil Show to be held on Friday June 3rd and Saturday June 4th from 9 am to 5 pm; and Sunday June 5th from 9 am to 4 pm

A chance to meet wholesale and retail sellers of high quality pieces at affordable prices. Saturday features a children’s show with prizes.

For prices please see the show page on the website www.gemsofthewest.com

Tickets can be booked in advance at reduced prices at www.eventbrite.com

To register as a vendor or re-seller; entry to the children’s show or for other information
please email mineralshow@gemsofthewest.com

Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/gemsofthewest/ 

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (909) 633-9970 or 909-585-3000 Website: www.gemsofthewest.com

  • The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 04, 2016 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 4, 2016 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 the meantime please call or visit website

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at corner of Pine Knot & Village Dr.
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

  • “Desperado” Eagles Tribute at The Cave

Jun 04, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

With their exciting stage & visual presence, “world class” guitar work, rock solid rhythm section, and dynamic vocal work, Desperado satisfies their audiences with a “Big Stage” quality experience.As you experience this band performing, you realize that you are in the presence of a group of extremely accomplished & well seasoned, “world class” musicians. A Desperado performance isn’t just about an audience enjoying their favorite Eagles hits… It’s about that & much more.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 8:00 pm. Call or visit website for more details.

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

  • Eco-Sunday Ecotourism Festival at the Xmas Tree Lot in the Village

Jun 05, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

The Big Bear Ecotourism Coalition presents the Eco-Sunday Ecotourism Festival at the Xmas Tree Lot in the Village

Get a Taste of the Fun with “Sample” Tours with Eco Friendly Activity Promoters in Big Bear Lake. Nature & Discovery Hikes, Water Sports, Birding, Off Road Adventures, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking and Paddleboarding, and much more.

Expo and Informational Booths on Big Bear Valley eco-friendly outdoor adventures & green businesses.   FREE for all to attend.  Please visit website for more information.

Location: Expo at the Xmas Tree Lot in the Village at Pine Knot and Village. Activities will take place throughout the Valley
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-3091 Website: www.bigbearecotourism.com

  • Fishing for $50K

Jun 11, 2016

Fishing for $50K is back in 2016 and set to take place on June 11th and 12th.

More details to be announced in early 2016

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road.
Contact: Tel: 1 (800) 4BIGBEAR Website: www.bigbear.com

  • “Berlin” featuring Terri Nunn at the Cave

Jun 11, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

“Berlin” featuring Terri Nunn at the Cave

This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, featuring singer Terri Nunn, made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. Their greatest success was the top-selling 1986 single “Take My Breath Away”, the love theme in the film Top Gun.  Their most recent recording “Animal” came out in 2012.

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 7:00 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

  • 20th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 12, 2016 | 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

  • 4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Jun 18, 2016 | 08:00AM – 03:30PM

The Big Bear Triathlon is back for our Fourth 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 8:00 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:30 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 27th at 4PM.

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

Location: Starts and Finishes at TBA
Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4840 Website: www.bbtriathlon.com or www.openairbigbear.com

  • Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2016

Jun 24, 2016 – Jun 26, 2016

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 Marina 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: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard
Contact: Tel: (951) 317-9346 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash.htm

 

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https://rsvacations.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/mark-your-calendar.jpgBig Bear has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

El Niño seems to have finally arrived in Big Bear Lake today as we are experiencing steady snowfall and it is expected to continue through Friday. The snowfall total is expected to be at least two feet by the weekend!! Even better? We are expecting more snow late next week, just in time for the long, MLK weekend. Come on up and take advantage of fresh powder!!

Check out our wide variety of cabins at RSVacations.net and find the perfect mountain cabin for your winter getaway. We have clean cabins with the amenities you want, and the best customer service in Big Bear. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Here is what’s coming up in beautiful Big Bear this winter:

JANUARY

Windell’s Snowboard Camp at Snow Summit

Jan 09, 2016 – Jan 10, 2016

Windell’s Camp is a weekend snowboard Camp  at Snow Summit. Please call or visit websites for more details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.highcascade.com/winter

Bald Eagle Volunteer Count at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jan 09, 2016 | 08:00AM – 10:00AM

Volunteer to help the USFS count the bald eagles wintering on the San Bernardino National Forest.  Please dress warm and bring your own binoculars.

December 12; January 9; February 13; March 12

All volunteer eagle counts meet at the Discovery Center between 8-8:30am. Actual count 9am-10am

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

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

Guided Snowshoe Eco Tours with the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jan 09, 2016 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest.  You will learn how to snowshoe, go for a guided trek through the forest, and have some exploration time as well!  Dependent on snow conditions, call for more details.

Dates: December 19- March 6 Saturdays, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm, and Sundays, 9am-12pm

Reservations required. Go to www.mountainsfoundation.org to reserve your spot today. Fee: Adults $30, Kids (8-12 yrs. old) $20. Dates and fees subject to change

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.com

Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jan 09, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

The Southern California Mountains Foundation will host the 5th annual Winter Trails Day event at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to learn about and try snowshoeing and other winter activities for FREE. There will be snowshoe demos, hot coco, a snowman building contest and more.

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

USASA Slopestyle at Bear Mountain

Jan 10, 2016 | 08:30AM – 04:30PM

A USASA Snowboarding event at Bear Mountain. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in organized snowboarding. Please visit their website at www.usasa.org.  or call resort.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Go-Pro Out of the Box at Bear Mountain

Jan 14, 2016 – Jan 15, 2016

Out Of The Box is an invite only resort competition taking place over the 2015-2016 winter season. Four resorts will receive identical containers full of raw materials to create, destroy and modify as they see fit- the goal being to design the most fun, most imaginative, most photo-friendly snow park possible. Bear Mountain’s creations will be unveiled and opened to the public initiating the second phase of the competition.

Resort guests are invited to compete in the Best #GoPro INSTAGRAM contest. Guests from each resort will capture and share GoPro photos on Instagram using #GoProPark, #GoPro and #BearBuilt.

One winner will be chosen from each resort. Winners will receive $1,000.00 and Next Year’s Season Pass.

The resorts themselves will be competing in the Best Overall Activation and the Best GoPro Resort Video contests.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2519 Website: www.bearmountain.com

High Cascade Airbag at Bear Mountain

Jan 15, 2016 – Jan 17, 2016

Ready to try that trick you have been dying to learn with the safety of an airbag landing? This is your chance as the High Cascade Snowboard Camp brings their Airbag to Bear for the weekend.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2519 Website: www.bearmountain.com

Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

Jan 23, 2016

The Peanut Butter and Rail Jam is Volcom’s amateur snowboard contest series. The goal of the series is to give something back to the kids. Deviating from the established way snowboard contests are run, we put our heads together and came up with a fresh format. The event is absolutely free, on a first come first serve basis, and boasts tons of free prizes and PB&J sandwiches! Also, everyone who enters walks away with a t-shirt and stickers!! See you on the hill!

Please call or visit website(s) for more details.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2519 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.volcom.com/events

Totally 80’s: “Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow & When In Rome ” at The Cave

Jan 23, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Totally 80’s: “Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow & When In Rome ” at The Cave. Music Icons from the 1980’s in concert in Big Bear Lake.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 8:00 pm. Call or visit website for more details.

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

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

USASA Boarder Cross at Snow Summit

Jan 31, 2016 | 08:30AM – 04:30PM

A USASA Snowboarding event at Snow Summit. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in organized snowboarding. Please visit their website at www.usasa.org.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd.

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

FEBRUARY and BEYOND

Space & Alien SnowFest at the Big Bear Convention Center

Feb 05, 2016 – Feb 07, 2016

The Space & Alien Snowfest, a Mountain UFOlogy Conference will take place at the Convention Center in Big Bear Lake this February 2016.  Topics will cover but not limitied to:  *our not so far distant future-Mars & beyond *government cover-ups *secret space programs *recent case abductions *significant  sightings *evidence of past visitations *audience discussions of shared encounters *compelling discoveries of our origins *Panel discussion with George Noory and Producer Tom Danheiser  & * A Meet & Greet Mixer w/ George Noory & Coast to Coast Am Producer Tom Danheiser

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 or www.aliensnowfest.com

USASA Half Pipe at Bear Mountain

Feb 21, 2016 | 10:00AM – 01:00PM

A USASA Snowboarding event. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in organized snowboarding. Please visit their website at www.usasa.org

Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2519 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

12th Annual Scout Day at Bear Mountain

Mar 05, 2016 | 08:00AM – 04:30PM

Good news Boy Scouts! Saturday, March 5, 2016!! Mark your troop calendar…

Scout Merit Badge Day is coming back to Bear Mountain! Boy scouts all around southern California will be taking advantage of this opportunity. Don’t be the only scout without this badge!!  Discounted lift tickets, lessons, and rentals will give your Scouts the opportunity to join in, and demonstrate portions of skiing or snowboarding with our Snow Sports Merit Badge counselors.

Parents and siblings are welcome to take advantage of the discounted rates. There is not a minimum requirement of participants to qualify for this event.

Reservations are required. If your troop or any members of your troop would like to join us, please contact group sales at (909)584-0220 or by email sales@bearmtn.com.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2519 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

5th Annual Big Bear Lake “Polar Plunge” for Special Olympics at Swim Beach

Mar 05, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

Special Olympics Southern California is excited to announce the 5th Annual “Polar Plunge.” Run, walk, or dance into the chilly waters of Big Bear Lake on Saturday, March 5th  to raise funds for Special Olympics Inland Empire. For just a minimum of $50, you can participate in the coolest event of 2016 — the Polar Plunge. Not only will you brave the cold waters, but you’ll have the opportunity to earn incentives, party with friends, and support Special Olympics.

Dress Up in Costume!   View Trailer Here: 2013 Polar Plunge

Activities begin at 10 am and “The Plunge” will commence at noon.

The Polar Plunge is an event where all participants race into the frigid waters of Big Bear Lake.  Plungers decide how deep they’ll go and how long they stay in the water. Some Plungers only get their ankles wet while others stay in until the lifeguards make them leave the water! The goal of the 4th Big Bear Polar Plunge is to raise a minimum of $100,000. Your support of this event will help Special Olympics Southern California reach out and provide year-round training and sports programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Inland Empire Region.

Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue or at East Boat Launch on North Shore

Contact: Tel: (951) 672-7707 Website: www.sosc.org/bigbearplunge

 

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SantaThe Holiday Season is upon us, and Big Bear Lake is all decked out and ready to go! We are expecting snow tomorrow night and another storm is on track for Christmas Eve, bringing us the potential of a White Christmas!!

Be sure to check out the Events Flyer below for the details on some of the events happening around town this weekend. Santa will be getting around this weekend and will be seen on land, on water and on the slopes!! Be sure to take an evening stroll through the Village. You can sip hot chocolate by one of the outdoor fire pits and enjoy the spectacular lights.

Are you looking to make lasting memories with your family and friends this Christmas and New Years, but don’t have a reservation yet? RS Vacations can help! We do still have a few cabins with openings during the upcoming holiday period, but they are renting fast!! Take a look at what’s available at RSVacations.net. You can book securely online or we are happy to book you over the phone. Don’t wait! Book your Big Bear Cabin today and have a Magical Holiday here in a Big Bear Winter Wonderland!!

12-18-15

Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

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Snow Summit boarderIt’s beginning to look a lot like…winter! Big Bear Lake is expecting snow today and another storm is on track to hit early next week, bringing us the potential of several inches of new snow. We are looking forward to a white holiday season!

Be sure to check out the Events Flyer below for the details on some of the events happening around town this weekend. From live music to exciting snowboarding competitions, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Are you looking to make lasting memories with your family and friends this Christmas and New Years? RS Vacations can help! We do still have several cabins with openings during the upcoming holiday period, but they are renting fast!! Take a look at what’s available at RSVacations.net. You can book securely online or we are happy to book you over the phone. Don’t wait! Book your Big Bear Cabin today and have a Magical Holiday here in a Big Bear Winter Wonderland!!

12-11-15

Weathercourtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 12-12-15

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