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KayakGroupWith the Big Bear Paddlefest coming up this weekend, I thought that this post from 2013 would be fun to share. This is a really fun sport and a great way to get some exercise. I highly recommend it!!

Kayaking is the use of a Kayak for moving across water. Kayaking and canoeing are also known as paddling. Kayaking is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined by the International Canoe Federation (the world sanctioning body) as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. Most kayaks have closed decks, although “sit-on-top” kayaks are growing in popularity, as are inflatable kayaks which come without decks but which have air chambers surrounding the boat.

Whitewater kayaking involves taking a kayak down rapids, weirs and waterfalls. Sea kayaking, also referred to as ocean kayaking or touring, involves taking kayaks out on to the ocean or other open water such as a lake. It can involve short paddles with a return to the starting point (or “put-in”), or expeditions covering many miles and days. Kayaking of all kinds has become more popular through the 1990s and early 21st century.

Kayaks are classified by their use. There are eight primary classifications: polo, slalom, whitewater, surf, touring/expedition, light touring/day tripping, sprint/racing and general recreation. From these primary classifications stem many sub-classes. For example, a fishing kayak is simply a general-recreation kayak outfitted with accessories that make it easier from which to fish. A creek kayak is a certain type of whitewater kayak, designed to handle narrow gully type rivers and falls. Also within these classifications are many levels of performance which further separate the individual models. In other words, not all touring kayaks handle the same.

Kayaks and canoes are also classified by their design and the materials from which they are made. Kayaks can have hard or soft chines which require different types of handling. Each design has its specific advantage, including performance, maneuverability, stability, and paddling style. Kayaks can be made of metal, fiberglass, wood, plastic, fabrics, and inflatable fabrics such as PVC or rubber. Each material also has its specific advantage, including strength, durability, portability, flexibility, resistance to UV, and storage requirements. For example, Wooden kayaks can be created from kits or built by hand, but they are heavy to transport. Inflatable kayaks, made from lightweight fabric, can be dried, deflated, and stored in a closet.

There are several major configurations of kayaks. “Sit on tops”, as the name suggests, involve sitting on top of the kayak in an open area. “Cockpit style” involves sitting with the legs and hips inside the kayak hull with a “spray deck” or “spray skirt” that creates a water resistant seal around the waist. “Inflatables” are a hybrid of the two previous configurations, these boats have an open deck, but the paddler sits below the level of the deck. “Tandems” are configured for multiple paddlers, in contrast to the single person designs featured by most kayaks. Tandems can be used by two or even three paddlers. How a kayak is configured has nothing to do with its classification. All configurations are represented in each of the five primary classifications.

Because of their range and adaptability, kayaks can be useful for other outdoor activities such as diving, fishing, wilderness exploration and search and rescue during floods.

Info courtesy of Wikipedia

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SailboatHangCroppedWe have been experiencing beautiful, late-spring weather lately here in Big Bear Lake, and this weekend will be no exception. Highs will be in the mid-60’s with breezy conditions on Saturday and clear blue skies throughout the week. This is the perfect weather for a forest hike or mountain bike ride, fishing on the lake, or a stroll through the Village!

What is happening around town this weekend? Quite a bit! We’ve got live music, a fishing tournament, the 10th Annual Paddlefest, Summer Wine Walk, and the 21st Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run. There is something for everyone in Beautiful Big Bear Lake!!

We have cabins available for this weekend and we are still running our amazing Spring Special, so now is the perfect time for a last-minute getaway! Check out our excellent selection of cabins at RSVacations.net and book your spring getaway today!

 

6.8.17
Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

 

Weekend Events

 

“Rumours” Fleetwood Mac Tribute at the Cave

Jun 09, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The group was formed in the Summer of 2012 and not too long after, word got around. They were set up to play on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”. Rumours recreates the band’s legendary persona, in all its youthful glory from 1975-1987.

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 in the Village
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 10, 2017
Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 5 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 1, June 10, July 15, August 12 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 9-10.

For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: Registration and Weigh-ins at B’s Boathouse at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 909-866-2240 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

 

Paddle Big Bear at Veteran’s Park

Jun 10, 2017 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

Paddle Big Bear is celebrating it’s 10th year in 2017! Test your stamina at 7,000 feet in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California.This is a fun race for both first time racers and elite athletes. We offer 3 distances plus a free kid’s race. Paddle your OC, Kayak, Surfski, or SUP. Enjoy the races, demos, and beach party!

For up to date information and schedule please go to website.

Location: Veteran’s Park and Pine Knot Harbor
Contact: Tel: (760) 492-8600 Website: www.paddlebigbear.com

 

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 10, 2017 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake will host the annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. This merchant organized event showcases fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses.

Location: Registration and Day of Ticket Sales at the Corner of Pine Knot & Village Drive in the The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

XEB (X Third Eye Blind) at the Cave

Jun 10, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

XEB brings together ex original members of Third Eye Blind. Kevin Cadogan, Tony Fredianelli and Arion Salazar’s contributions span 17 years of the band’s history.

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: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

21st Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 11, 2017 | 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

 

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

Memorial Day Weekend is behind us, and summer activities and events in Big Bear Lake are in full swing! We are enjoying absolutely gorgeous weather with clear blue skies and wonderful early summer temps around 70°. If you have never been to Big Bear this time of year, you have been missing out!! Come on up to paradise!

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

Following is a list of just some of the upcoming special events happening around the valley this month and in the months to come.

 

June

 

“Rumours” Fleetwood Mac Tribute at the Cave

Jun 09, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The group was formed in the Summer of 2012 and not too long after, word got around. They were set up to play on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”. Rumours recreates the band’s legendary persona, in all its youthful glory from 1975-1987.

The band is comprised of vocalist/artist/actor Jesika Miller, vocalist/film maker/photographer Rebecca Fishman, drummer Ned Brower (Rooney, Mike Viola), guitarist/producer/engineer Taylor Locke (Rooney, Taylor Locke and the Roughs, The Great Indoors), and bassist/producer/engineer Nic Johns (ROOM8, Ben Lee, Margaret Cho.)

Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, Rumours takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show.

Relive the rock and roll magic with Rumours.

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 in the Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series at B’s Boathouse

Jun 10, 2017
Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 5 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 1, June 10, July 15, August 12 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 9-10.

For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: Registration and Weigh-ins at B’s Boathouse at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 909-866-2240 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

 

Paddle Big Bear at Veteran’s Park

Jun 10, 2017 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

Paddle Big Bear is celebrating it’s 10th year in 2017! Test your stamina at 7,000 feet in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California.This is a fun race for both first time racers and elite athletes. We offer 3 distances plus a free kid’s race. Paddle your OC, Kayak, Surfski, or SUP. Enjoy the races, demos, and beach party!

For up to date information and schedule please go to website.

Location: Veteran’s Park and Pine Knot Harbor
Contact: Tel: (760) 492-8600 Website: www.paddlebigbear.com

 

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 10, 2017 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake will host the annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. This merchant organized event showcases fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses.

For 2017, the Village Business Association (VBA) is happy to welcome Classic Wines of California, Southern Wine and Spirits, Wilson Creek Winery and Joseph Filippi Winery and Vineyards and many more as participants in our 2017 Village Summer Wine Walk.

New this year, the Village Business Association will be offering a VIP ticket, including $5.00 transportation to the event and free rides home, double raffle tickets, express VIP check-in and a complimentary wine yoke.

Ticket holders receive a map of the all of the participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass, raffle ticket and badge, 12 wine tasting tickets and a wristband at check-in. Guest check-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive.  Wine Walk participants must be at least 21 years old.  The Wine Walk will begin at 3:30 and end at 7:00 p.m., shortly followed by a raffle prize drawing in front of Home Warehouse Design Center for event attendees.

Pre-sale tickets for the Village Summer Wine Walk cost $35 if purchased before May 30, 2017 and will be $45 from the 30th on, if any are available.  “Food Only” tickets can be purchased for $20 each.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.bigbearlakevillage.com, at The UPS Store on Village Drive and The Chamber of Commerce on Bartlett Road.

A portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village, Fourth of July fireworks and numerous other events for the community.

Location: Registration and Day of Ticket Sales at the Corner of Pine Knot & Village Drive in the The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

XEB (X Third Eye Blind) at the Cave

Jun 10, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

XEB brings together ex original members of Third Eye Blind. Kevin Cadogan, Tony Fredianelli and Arion Salazar’s contributions span 17 years of the band’s history.

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: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

21st Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 11, 2017 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

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

Now in it’s 21st year, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary & Pam Kalina in 1997. Gary was an avid runner; he realized that some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in Big Bear. Their involvement is crucial to the success of the event. Gary and Pam had decided after 15 years of event directing and coordination it was time to close that chapter in their life. Team Big Bear now runs the event in their honor

Please call of visit website for more information.

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

 

Golden State Rally at Big Bear

Jun 15, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

Hwy 101 Event Co. is pleased to provide the following initial details for an exciting, inaugural, three-day rally in Big Bear Lake, CA that kicks off the summer riding season.

Lodging and Pre-registration is anticipated to open the mid January.

We are anticipating over 700 motorcycle riders to participate and are expecting riders from CA, NV, and AZ. With the emphasis on ride, shop, dine and play in the Big Bear area, the Golden State Rally looks forward to introducing rally participants to all that the Big Bear Lake area has to offer. So, mark the date on your calendar and join us in the mountains.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Holiday Inn Resort at 40650 Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (760) 766-3307 Website: www.goldenstaterally.com

 

Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Shoot Out #2 at Snow Summit

Jun 17, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

Team Big Bear presents Mountain Bike Racing with the Big Bear Shoot-Out #2
which is also the Kenda Cup XC #6, Kenda Cup Endurance #4, So Cal Enduro #7 and Snow Summit Downhill Series #2

For more details please visit website or call (909) 633-6729

Location: Registration/Start: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.teambigbear.com

 

14th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 17 – 18, 2017 | 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/

 

“Mick Adams and The Stones” Rolling Stones Tribute at The Cave

Jun 17, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:30PM

Named one of the top ten tribute bands in the world by Backstage 360 Magazine, Mick Adams and The Stones are an authentic recreation of The Rolling Stones, live in concert!

Endorsed by former Atlantic Records President, Jerry Greenberg, Ryan Seacrest and Mark Cuban, this band must be seen to be believed! According to Jerry, “It doesn’t get any closer than this!”Mick Adams and the Stones have been featured twice on National TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.”This exciting seven piece, live recreation of The Stones in concert, features multiple costume changes, full choreography, and a media 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 8:00 pm. Call or visit website for more details.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Big Bear Run hosted by the Big Bear Trailriders

Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017

A two day Dual Sport Motorcycle tour of the surrounding mountains.

Go to www.bigbeartrailriders.com for all the details

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

 

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2017

Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017

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, 2017 will be our 35th anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette events in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2017 takes place this year from June 23rd until June 25th.  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 23rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 24th 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

 

5th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Jun 24, 2017 | 08:00AM – 03:30PM

The Big Bear Triathlon is back for our Fifth Year!! Join us in the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and challenge your triathlon skills at 7,000′. We will be hosting FourTri distances for this event, Olympic Triathlon to start at 8:00 AM, Aquabike at 8:15, Sprint Triathlon at 8:30, and Duathlon at 9am.

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.

Registration pickup and athlete check-in is at Copper Q from 1pm to 9pm Friday, June 23rd.

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

Location: Veteran’s Park/Community Church at 40946 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake
Contact: e-mail: bigbeartri@gmail.com Website: www.bbtriathlon.com

 

Music in the Mountains #1 Kenny Metcalf’s Elton John Tribute /Amy Winehouse Experience Tribute

Jun 24, 2017 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

Kenny Metcalf’s Tribute to Elton John with special guest, The Amy Winehouse Experience featuring Mia Karter.

Tickets prices represent all six concerts and are available online at MountainsFoundation.org.

Each show will feature opening and headliner bands; with pricing presented below:
Adult premium seat               $48                                             Teen general admission (13-17)  $27 Adult general admission        $37                                             12 and under FREE
Teen premium seat (13-17)   $38

Season passes for all six concerts are on sale at a discount for a premium seat package at $265 and a general admission ticket package at $200.00.  Passes are available online and at walk up sales locations.  Parking is not included but available for purchase in a six-season package.

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

2017 Series Dates: June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th and September 2nd. Please call or visit website for updates and 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

 

“Lyvyn Skynyrd” at the Cave

Jun 24, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Lyvyn Skynyrd is the quintessential Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band. Based in Southern California, this group of consummate musicians and soulful rockers embody the talent and energy of the original band. Lyvyn Skynyrd evokes Ronnie Van Zant’s profound and powerful vocals, while highlighting the dual lead guitar riffs that Lynyrd Skynyrd made famous. They celebrate the entire catalogue including their hits “Simple Man,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Gimme 3 steps,” as well as deeper cuts such as “The Needle and the Spoon” and “Poison Whiskey.”

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 7:30pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Riki Hendrix Experience at the Cave

Jun 30, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Born and raised in San Bernadino, California, Riki grew up in a home that was filled with sounds, classical music and jamming jazzy musicians. When he was 12, his father gave him his first guitar, but when a friend introduced him to “Machine Gun”, a song written by cousin Jimi Hendrix, Riki realized his music had become a soul matter.

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

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

CATS Presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at the PAC

Jun 30, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

CATS will present the classic Broadway Musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” based on Charles Schultz’s comic strip “Peanuts.”

Performance dates are June 30, July 1, 3, 5,7, 8  at 7:30 pm. Matinees July 2 and 9 at 1:30 pm. Please call or visit website for tickets or for additional information.

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

 

July

 

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jul 01 – 03, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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 and the Open Sky Music Foundation. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday  July 1-3

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

 

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 01 – 02, 2017 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The Big Bear Summer Artwalk takes place July 1-2 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.

Make plans to to kick off the 4th of July Holiday at the Artwalk Festival, meet the Artists and enjoy the day supporting the Arts in Beautiful Big Bear Lake, SoCal’s Leisure Travel and Getaway Destination!
Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (818) 621-1350 Website: www.westcoastartists.com/events

 

Dick Dale at the Cave

Jul 01, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950’s. Not the ’60’s as is commonly believed. He was given the title “King of the Surf Guitar” by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.

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. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

CATS Presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at the PAC

Jul 01, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

CATS will present the classic Broadway Musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” based on Charles Schultz’s comic strip “Peanuts.”

Performance dates are June 30, July 1, 3, 5,7, 8  at 7:30 pm. Matinees July 2 and 9 at 1:30 pm. Please call or visit website for tickets or for additional information.

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

 

1st Annual Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car and Motorcycle Show at Big Bear Snowplay

Jul 02, 2017 | 09:00AM – 02:00PM

1st Annual Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car and Motorcycle Show at Snow Play. This event’s proceeds will go towards local Animal Rescue Programs. All Cars and Motorcycles are welcome. No Year or Make Requirements.

Top 10 Awards
Best in Show
Raffle Prizes
50/50 Drawing
Music by George
Food by Murray’s

Click Here for Pre-Registration Form and please call or e-mail for more details

Location: Big Bear Snow Play at 42825 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-0589 E-mail: guygk.guyra@yahoo.com

 

“40 OZ to Freedom” Sublime Tribute at the Cave

Jul 02, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

“40 OZ to Freedom” is the premier Sublime Tribute Band.

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 Show starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: 40789 Village Dr.
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Ted Nugent at the Cave

Jul 03, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing over 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.

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

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

July 4th Farmers Market & Old Fashioned Country Fair

Jul 04, 2017 | 08:30AM – 05:00PM

A day of fun for the entire family under the pines. Farmer’s Market helps celebrate this year’s July 4th holiday. Festivities include Old Fashion contests and games for all ages, vendors and live music.

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

 

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2017 | 12:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

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

 

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

Jul 04, 2017 | 05:30PM – 10:00PM

Big Bear Mountain Resort is bringing its signature “send it” style to the Fourth of July with ABOVE THE BOOM.

The adventure begins with a ride on Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair through the San Bernardino National Forest to the top of the mountain (elev. 8,200 feet) for a fully catered Southern-style BBQ dinner, live music, and free activities like facing painting and bounce houses for the kids.

When it’s time for the rockets’ red glare spectators will actually be above the festivities with panoramic views of the entire valley for a viewing experience that’s sure to be a blast for the whole family.

Complimentary champagne toast before the fireworks show (21+). Limited tickets/capacity available. Call 844-GO2-BEAR for more info.

Website:  http://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/summer/things-to-do/events/event-detail?url=above-the-boom

 

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2017 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 

Music in the Mountains #2 Jim Curry’s John Denver/Taylor Made’s James Taylor Tributes

Jul 08, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #2 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday July 8th.

Jim Curry, Tribute to Music of John Denver
with special guest, Taylor Made, Tribute to James Taylor

Music in the Mountains favorite Jim Curry returns with A Tribute to the Music of John Denver, with special debuting guest, Taylor Made, the James Taylor Tribute Band on the Discovery Center Amphitheater stage It’s a night to pay tribute to the most iconic 70’s music legends who raised our environmental awareness and commitment to take better care of our planet.

2017 Series Dates: June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th and September 2nd

 

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

 

76th Annual Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show at the PAC

Jul 14 – 15, 2017 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

The 76th Annual Big Bear Woman’s Club Flower Show will be held on July 14 and 15, 2017 at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. The different categories are – cut flowers (one bloom), cut flowers (multiple blooms), wild flowers, African Violets, miniature arrangements (1.5 to 5 inches), miniature arrangements (5-8 inches), perennials, annuals, all white, wood/pine one arrangements, house plants (foliage only), house plants (flowering),  roses only, arrangements with shells, multi floral mixtures, edible, children’s entries, and succulents.

This year’s show has been named ” Buds and Bugs”.

The show is from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Friday July 14th, and 9:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday July 15th.

This is event is  FREE to participants and spectators.
For more information please  contact Terry B. at (909 547-0322

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 547-0322

 

The 15th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 15, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 2016/2017 winter season has seen above average snow and rainfall, compared to years in the recent past. Does this mean the drought is over? Maybe for some parts of California, but not for Big Bear Valley.

The 15th Annual Big Bear Valley 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 drought-tolerant garden. As an added bonus, one of the homes will feature a landscape that is both low-water use and fire-wise.

This year’s theme, “Water Conservation…A Big Bear Way of Life,” will focus on Big Bear’s unique water situation and how everyone can do their part to conserve water while still creating beautiful and exciting yards and gardens.

The tour will once again include 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, there will be a variety of homeowner gardens, some landscaped by professionals and others by the homeowners. No matter your budget, you’ll find solutions for creating low-maintenance, drought tolerant gardens right here in Big Bear Valley.

So mark your calendars for the 15th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour to take place on Saturday, July 15th. 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.  A tour booklet, which includes the locations and directions for the tour stops, and helpful information on Xeriscape gardening in the mountains, will be handed out at the starting location. Once registered, participants will have until 4:00 pm to complete the self-guided driving tour of the homes in Big Bear Valley.

For additional information on the Sierra Club’s Xeriscape Garden Tour contact Lisa Patterson at 909-866-1067.

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 in the Village

Jul 15, 2017 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

The Old Miners Association presents the Big Bear Chili Cook­off. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, festivities include more than  40 Chili Cooks, Vendors,  Live Music Stage, and a Children’s Game Area. 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

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Rd.
Contact: Tel: (442) 243-1880 Website: www.oldminers.org

 

“Battle of the Bands” at The Cave

Jul 20, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

On May 4 we hosted our first Battle of the Bands and it was a SMASHING SUCCESS–so naturally, we are putting on a second!Join us on July 20, 2017 for Battle of the Bands – Round 2!

FORMAT:July 20: 8 Bands. 30 minute sets. 15 minute breaks.
TICKETS:Tickets at the door will be $10 for all ages!

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: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

“Craft and Cranks” Brew Festival and Mountain Bike Racing

Jul 22, 2017 12:00AM – Jul 23, 2017 12:00AM

Snow Summit and Team Big Bear present the 3rd Annual Crafts & Cranks Bike Race Weekend and Craft Brew Fest on July 22nd and 23rd.

Finalists from previous Summit Downhill Series and Team Big Bear races will compete in multiple events for a prize purse to be announced. Races include Kenda Cup XC Series Final, Kenda Cup Endurance Final,  Snow Summit Downhill Final and California Enduro Series #5

Spend the day racing and spectating while enjoying California’s premier Micro brews and Bands; Enjoy tastings from 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 Live Music and Games and Activities run from Noon to 7pm on Saturday July 9th. Race registration and details may be found on Team BigBear’s site www.teambigbear.com

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2-BEAR Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.craftsandcranks.com

 

“Spirits of the West” Brewsfest and National Day of the Cowboy

Jul 22, 2017 | 01:00PM – 07:00PM

The 6th annual Spirits of the West Brewsfest will celebrate the National Day Of The Cowboy on Saturday, July 22, 2017. A full day of Western Family Fun with two live bands, arts & craft vendors, Gunfighters and local Sheriff’s Posse. Sample 50+ different beers and Spirits.

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 “China Grove” Doobies/”Turn The Page” Bob Seger Tributes

Jul 22, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #3 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday July 22nd.

China Grove’s Tribute to Doobie Brothers with special guest, Turn the Page’s Ultimate Tribute to Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band

Two iconic 70’s classic rock tribute bands debut at Music in the Mountains. Don’t miss this total dance party celebrating Detroit/heartland rock ‘n’ roll!!

 Please call or visit website for updates and 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

 

1st Annual Ryan Hall’s “Conquer the Wall” at Snow Summit

Jul 29, 2017 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

1st Annual Ryan Hall’s “Conquer the Wall”

One mile starting at 7000 feet elevation running up 1200 feet!  Most unique race you will ever run with the toughest and slowest mile!  See how tough you really are.  $100 to top male and top female finisher. Teams encouraged and receive a 15% discount. Fundraiser for Big Bear High School Cross Country Team who has used this course to train champions for almost 20 years.

Event Details and Schedule:

Event begins at 9:00 am on Saturday July 29 at Snow Summit.

Packet Pickup Friday  July 28 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm at Nottingham’s Resort at 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake.  Also Saturday morning from 7:00 – 8:30 at race site.

WEAR SUNSCREEN.  You are much closer to the sun up here!

Parking will be at Snow Summit.

Participants will receive pass for free chair lift ride back down the mountain.  Spectators who wish to view the finish at the top of the mountain will need to separately purchase chair lift ticket.  There is also a separate hiking trail to go up/down the mountain instead of the “Wall” route and is free. There will be water/gatorade/fruit at the top for participants.  There is also a restaurant and hiking trail at the top.

Awards will be held at 10:15 at top of course.

Age categories for Awards:  Male & Female 14 & Under, 15-18, 18-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+ Team awards for top men’s team, top women’s team, and top mixed team (which must include at least 2 women).  Top 5 times will be used to make team score.

Please call or visit website to for more details. To register directly Click Here

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (909) 543-9159 Website: www.conquerthewall.org

 

Mountaintop Trail Rally at Snow Summit to Benefit Big Bear Trails

Jul 30, 2017 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

In short, Big Bear’s Mountaintop Trail Rally is just what it says it is- a gathering… for trail users… on the top of a mountain… and we want you there. Equal parts race and leisure, MTR is much more than getting out on trails. It’s a celebration of our beautiful trail system in Big Bear and what all trail stakeholders (which includes the community) have accomplished improving it throughout the years.

What’s more, all proceeds directly benefit Big Bear’s trail system, so we’ll have more to celebrate next year. Presented by Team Big Bear, and through the strong partnership between the Southern California Mountains Foundation and the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the Mountaintop Trail Rally aims to unite the widest range of trail users in a single place through a competitive mountain bike race, non-competitive mountain bike ride, trail run, and hike. In other words, any way you enjoy the trails up here using muscle power you will love participating in this event!

The event will be held at Snow Summit and all entry fees include Sky Chair rides at the resort and lunch at their Skyline Taproom on top of their resort, or at the Big Horn Blues BBQ at the base of the resort.

Sky Chair lifts open at 8:30 am for this event, so start early for cooler temps.

Choose from 4 events:

Skyline Time Trial, presented by Team Big Bear – $65. 9 am start time.

Vertical Mile Run, brought to you by Kodiak Kids Trail Runs – $30, all ages, race starts at 10 am.

Mountain Bike Ride, hosted by Girls Gone Riding –  $35, rolling start from 9:30 am -12:00 pm.

Mountain Hike – promoted by the Sierra Club – $30, rolling start from 10 am – 12:00 pm.

To Register or for more details please visit website

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Website: www.trailsfoundation.org

 

Check back next month for more and updated summer events in Big Bear Lake!!

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Exercise should be fun! Well, that’s what ‘they’ say, right? I’d really like to know who ‘they’ are and how they know so much about everything anyway. But I digress…..

Getting enough exercise has always been an issue for me. I never played sports in school nor did I play recreational team sports as a kid. I sit in a chair at work and have hobbies that strain my brain more than my body. I try to get on the treadmill or stationary bike, but it is so boring! I do enjoy skiing every now and then and I finally took up mountain biking 5 years ago (not so fun riding up, really fun riding down!), but I really wanted to find a lake sport that the hubby and I could enjoy and get a workout to boot. We found it: Kayaking!

Kayak groupWe first tried kayaking four years ago on Big Bear Lake and we both absolutely loved it!  The view of the mountains? Spectacular! Nice cool water gently splashing you (or soaking you if you fall in like I did!), and a wonderful sense of peace and calm. Outdoor sports and activities really are a great way to get a workout because it is really more about the fun – the exercise is just a perk. I know that when I get back from a few hours on the slopes or a bike ride in the forest, I don’t feel like I just had a ‘workout’. I feel like I had an adventure that just happened to be good for me.  🙂 The same holds true after getting back from paddling.

One of the great things about Big Bear is that there are so many different ‘active’ things to do – all four seasons of the year. Just take your pick as to what you and your family enjoy and go do it. The bonuses of doing things in the mountains are the beautiful blue skies, sparkling blue lake, majestic pine forests and four-season weather. And of course the great workout!  If you’ve never experienced Big Bear, we invite you to come up and experience this one-of-a-kind locale for yourself.

This coming weekend hosts the 10th Annual Paddle Big Bear Event. I will have more information on this event throughout the week. If you’ve never paddled before, I highly recommend that you give it a try!

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mark-your-calendarBig 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!

The beautiful Fall Season is beginning in Big Bear Lake and you know what that means! Oktoberfest is here!! Along with this annual festival, we have many more special events going on, and as always, tons of activities you can take part in while you’re here. All of our Summer activities (lake, mountain biking & more!) are still going strong as well, so come up and see what a 4-Season Resort is all about!

We know you have many choices when it comes to renting a vacation cabin in Big Bear. When you book with RS Vacations, you will get quick responses to your emails, texts and calls; a simple booking experience; the ability to head straight to the cabin when you arrive in Big Bear; a clean and ready cabin; and a local management team that will immediately handle anything that comes up. We want your trip to be stress-free, fun and memorable! Visit us today at RSVacations.net and find the cabin that is just right for you. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Here are some fun things to do this fall:

SEPTEMBER

  • 32nd Annual Big Horn Mountain Men Holcomb Valley Rendezvous

    Sep 03 – 12, 2015

    The Holcomb Valley Rendezvous is an authentic hunting and gaming camp created by a troop of historical re-enactors called the Big Horn Mountain Men. A living History Encampment of the Fur Trade Era of the American West, spanning the time period of the French and Indian War (1700) to 1840. Fun for the whole family – Step back in time and visit a high mountain encampment of Mountain Men and their families.  Meet colorful characters in costumes of the time period.  See history come alive with demonstrations of primitive skills: flint and steel fire starting, Dutch oven cooking, basket making, leather work, scrimshaw, tomahawk and knife throwing, target shooting with muzzle loading rifles, pistols and trade guns.  Mountain Men live in tipis and a wide assortment of period canvas tentage; trade goods and primitive clothing available for sale at several traders.

    Click to Down Load Flyer

    Visitors welcome with or without period costumes! For more details please check website or call.

    Location: Holcomb Valley Scout Ranch

    Contact: Tel: (951) 961-9008 Website: www.bighornmountainmen.com

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

    Sep 05 – 07, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

    Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, and Monday

    Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

    Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • Busy Bears Annual Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School

    Sep 05 – 06, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Busy Bears Quilt Guild of Big Bear Lake presents their annual  Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School Saturday September 5th from 10-5 & Sunday September 6th from 10-4

    Admission $5 – Children Under 12 Free

    Quilts for Sale – Boutique – Vendors – Boutique – Door Prizes and More!

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Big Bear Middle School at 41275 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: (909)584-4799 Website: www.busybearsquiltguild.com

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

    Sep 05, 2015 10:00AM – Sep 06, 2015 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • Music in the Mountains “Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver” at the Discovery Center.

    Sep 05, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Music in the Mountains presents Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver at the Discovery Center. Concert #4 in the 2015 season.

    The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time.  Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.  His music raised our conscientiousness to work toward a sustainable future for our world environmentally, socially and politically.

    Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

    Jim will close Season 10 Music in the Mountains at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine”, “Calypso”, and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts while his popular music delivered a heartfelt message that raised our environmental consciousness to care for our planet and each other.

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

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

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

    2015 Dates: June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and September 5th.  Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • 20th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 12, 2015 | 09:30AM – 04:00PM

    The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their 20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies on September 12, 2015 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village. This is an annual Motorcycle Poker Run fundraiser supporting the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Grizzly Bears.

    The zoo will be relocating to a larger property and we want to use the funds to help build a modern habitat for our family of grizzly bears.   The event is open to the public, all motorcycles are welcome.

    There will be 7 Poker stops that will go around Big Bear Lake, including a stop at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for visiting the grizzlies. There will be opportunity drawings, prizes, a Chapter Challenge, vendors, BBQ, drink and live music.

    Registration the day of the event is from 9:30 am to 12 pm OR online at www.RunForTheGrizzlies.com. The cost is $30/rider and$25 for passengers and registration includes a Poker Run Pin & T-Shirt.

    To learn more about this event please call or visit website

    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 Website: http://www.GrizzlyBikeRun.com or www.friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 12, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.

    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

  • Autumn Village Wine Walk

    Sep 12, 2015 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.
    The Autumn 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 soon. Please vist website(s) in the meantime.

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

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

  • The 8th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest ( Replacement Date)

    Sep 19, 2015 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM

    Ready to get your paddle on? The 8th annual Big Bear PaddleFest is held on the South Shore of 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.

    September 19th date replaces the July date which had to be postponed due to rain, wind and lightning . July 18th registrations will be honored.

    New Location for 2015 at the Pines Lakefront and Pine Knot Harbor

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

    Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Sep 19, 2015 – Sep 20, 2015


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

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

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

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

    Sep 25, 2015 12:00PM – Sep 27, 2015 12:00AM

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

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

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

    100 Mile Race Start Time – Friday September 25 at 12 noon

    50 Mile Race Start Time – Saturday September 26 at 6:00 AM at Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin

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

    For more details please visit website

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com

  • 12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort

    Sep 26, 2015 | 09:15AM – 10:00PM

    The groundwork for the 12th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) is already underway and we’re counting down the days until the biggest Winter Kickoff Party of the season!

    Saturday, September 26 fantastic riders will flip tricks on over 140 tons of snow made from ice trucked in the previous day! Bear Mountain has added great new features for the event this year, including a brand new entrance to the Red Bull Plaza, new features on the city center, & new features on the creeper ledge! We have also partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to make this event even more killer than ever! Don’t miss out!

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

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

  • A “Hee Haw Honey Reunion” starring Barbi Benton & Misty Rowe at the PAC

    Sep 26, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    Experience the West Coast Premiere of the Hee Haw Honey Reunion starring Hee Haw Honeys Misty Rowe and Barbi Benton, original cast members of the longest running country-western variety show in the history of television. Accompanied by the amazing band of multi-instrumentalists with gorgeous costumes and production numbers. Also starring special guest stars, vocalist Amber Carpenter and the Dancing Fiddle Player Amberly Rosen. Barbi & Misty salute the famous shows and stars they worked with over their 25-year careers. This is a foot stomping, knee-slapping, belly-laughing extravaganza benefiting the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation.

    The performances will be at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. for $29.50 and Sunday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. for $24.50,   Call or visit website for tickets.

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

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

OCTOBER

  • 45th Annual Oktoberfest “Locals Night”

    Oct 02, 2015 | 04:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

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

    Schedule:
    Friday, October 2, 2015
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Registration and Packet Pick up, Robinhood Resort

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    6:30 am to 8:30 am                  Registration and Packet Pick up, 140 Business Center Dr.
    9:15 am                                    Race Start – Half Marathon
    9:20 am                                    Race Start – 10K
    9:25 am                                    Race Start – 5K

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

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

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

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

  • The Big Bear Lake October Troutfest

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30AM – 04:00PM

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

    Please call or visit website for details.

    Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road

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

  • The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour – Homes for the Holidays Big Bear Style

    Oct 03, 2015 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

    The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour has a new date and concept for 2015 with the “Hearth and Home Tour. Revel in Big Bear’s fall foliage and delight in remarkable homes decorated with inspiration from the colors, sights, sounds and aromas of fall. Magic fills the crisp autumn air as holidays in the mountains draws near.

    Historic Big Bear Valley shows off its homespun charm during the Hearth and Home Tour, sponsored by the Soroptimists International of Big Bear Valley.  The Hearth and Home tour is a great opportunity to stroll through four amazing homes in the sky professionally decorated for fall and the holiday season!

    Enjoy the best of Big Bear’s fascinating range of private homes with cozy home-fires burning and the scents of apple pie and cider will embrace your, during Soroptimists’ 37th annual home tour.

    More details to be announced in the near future.

    Location: TBA

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7037 or 1(800) 424-4232 Ext 5 Website: www.siofbigbearvalley.org

  • Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30PM – 08:30PM

    The Big Bear Alpine Zoo will be hosting its Flashlight Safaris each Saturday for the month of October (3, 10, 17 & 24)  with the exception of Halloween and the first Saturday in November (7)

    Experience the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s nocturnal animals. As soon as the sun sets and the stars begin to shine the nocturnal animals activate, and their natural instincts take over.

    Many of the animals that are hard to see by day come alive by night. Come see the sights, sounds and shadows of nature when the sun sets. Imagine having the eyes of a wild animal sparkle from the light of your flashlight or listening to the wolves and coyotes howl in total darkness.

    Exploring the zoo after dark is an experience of its own. Come see how the mountain lions, bobcats, wolves, grizzly and black bears, and many other animals react to the night life.

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

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

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Oct 03, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.

    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

  • “The English Beat” at the Cave

    Oct 10, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    One of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups, Birmingham’s English Beat formed in 1978. The multiracial band carved a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk toaster/rapper Ranking Roger.

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

    Location: The Cave at Village Drive a 40789 Village Drive

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

    Categories: Music/Concerts

  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2015 | 05:00PM – 07:30PM

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

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747

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

    Oct 31, 2015 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

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

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

BEYOND

  • C.A.T.S. presents “A Christmas Carol” at the PAC

    Nov 13, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    CATS Presents their original adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”. Get in the holiday mood with CATS wonderful stage production of the Dickens classic. Bring the family! 11 Performances at the Performing Arts Center. November 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm.  Matinees November 15, 22, 29 at 1:30 pm

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • “Christmas with The Nelsons” at the Cave

    Nov 21, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS tells the story of three family Christmases in the lives of America’s Favorite Family- The Nelsons.This heart-warming multi-media live concert experience stars the third generation of #1 Nelson Family hitmakers, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson.

    A genuine blend of Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar have been thrilling sellout audiences world-wide for the past decade with their high-integrity Ricky Nelson Remembered show… and they’ve got a new gift for you to open.

    NOT merely a rock concert with a few holiday songs thrown in… CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS delivers Christmas Classics the Nelson Family way. Interweaving quick humor, soaring sibling vocals, and state of the art big screen video, Matthew and Gunnar’s completely new show will take you on a sleigh ride through time.

    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 3rd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

    Nov 26, 2015 | 09:00AM – 01:00PM


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

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

    The 9 mile race starts at 9:00 am, 6 mile starts at 9:15 am, and 3 mile starts at 9:30am. Registration fees are $40 for 3 mile run, $45 for 6 mile and $50 for 9 miles.

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

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

  • Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Nov 27, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Let the holiday shopping begin!  Featuring more than 50 artists and crafters who specialize in handmade unique arts and crafts.  It’s a great place to shop for truly unique Christmas gifts!

    The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. each day and the shopping fun continues until 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    For more information please call (909)585-3000 or visit website.

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

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

  • Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

    Nov 27, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Come and Enjoy the Festivities at Santa’s Grand Entrance in the Village. Entertainment starts at @ 5:00 PM and Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive in his sleigh at @ 6:00 PM. Santa will also be at the Xmas Tree Lot every Weekend from 10-4 pm until December 20th.

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

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

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

The Summer Season is still going strong in Big Bear Lake but there are only a few weeks until Labor Day Weekend! Whether you plan on joining us this coming weekend, for a  Labor Day Getaway or either of the spectacular weeks in between, Big Bear Lake has more activities, special events and things to do than anywhere else in Southern California! We have a Lake full of water activities, a National Forest with hundreds of miles of hiking/biking trails, Tours by Boat, 4×4, Helicopter, Segway, Kayak, or on foot, Live Concerts, Plays, Nightlife, The Village for shopping and dining, Fishing Tournaments, Old Miner’s Days, Film Festivals, Ropes Courses, Zipline, Art Shows, Wine Walks and SO MUCH MORE!!

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

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

Here are the major summertime happenings:

AUGUST

  • The Big Bear Theatre Project Presents “The Last Five Years” at

    Aug 07, 2015 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

    “The Last Five Years” is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their thirties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy (Jennifer Gail), telling her story backwards while Jamie (Steve Cassling), tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show when their two separate timelines converge.

    Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk winner, “The Last Five Years”, has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of Time Magazine’s “10 best shows of 2001″. This remarkable production from The Big Bear Theatre Project”, will feature a live orchestra featuring the musical talents of Michael Reno (Musical Director), Peggy Baldwin, Sharon Rizzo, Linda Wilson, Josh Pool, and David Castagner.

    Brian Adams will serve as Production Supervisor, and the entire production is directed by Steve Cassling.Presented in the amazingly atmospheric ambiance of The Historic Chapel of the Community Church by the Lake in Big Bear Lake, this production promises to provide an evening of beautiful theatre and music you won’t soon forget.

    6 PERFORMANCES
    August 7, 8, 14, 15 – 7:30 PM August 9 & 16 – 2:30 PM”’

    Admission: $20 per Person
    Tel: (909) Students: $10 per Person

    Tickets are available at No Name Pizza 1114 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CAPhone – (909) 585-4840

    Location: The Historic Chapel at the Community Church by the Lake at 40946 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel (909) 585 4840 Website: www.bigbeartheaterproject.com

  • 26th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

    Aug 08, 2015 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    The 26th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 7th through Sunday August 9th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at 4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

  • Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

    Aug 08, 2015 | 09:00AM – 11:00AM

    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 11:00 a.m., 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.

  • 14th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

    Aug 08, 2015 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

    The 14th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 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 more details please call or visit website.

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

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

  • Music in the Mountains “DSB” RE-SCHEDULED DATE at the BIg Bear Discovery Center

    Aug 08, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    The rescheduled date for DSB, An American Journey, is Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  All July 18 tickets will be valid; a guest list will also be available at check in.

    Parking and ticket gates will open at 5:00pm; DSB at 7:00pm.  July 18 prepaid parking passes for the Discovery Center lot will be honored.  Meadows Edge will serve as off-site free parking for general admission guests, a free shuttle will run from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

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

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

  • Big Bear Air Fair 2015 at the Big Bear City Airport

    Aug 15, 2015 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    The Big Bear City Airport is pleased to welcome you to its 2015 Air Fair! This exciting event is a longstanding tradition in the community. For more than thirty years, the airport has welcomed audiences young and old to experience the thrill of aviation.

    Activities Include –  Mountain Fife and Drums Corps –  Helicopter and Bi-Plane Rides  –  Kids Attractions – Sky Divers – Gifts and Souvenirs – Warbirds – Food Vendors – Classic Cars.

    The whole family will enjoy incredible vintage planes, classic cars and skydiving exhibitions. Community group exhibits, current aircraft displays and a wide array of souvenir and food vendors will add to the fun. Also, we’ll have attractions just for kids! Best of all, it’s free! A big thank-you to all who have enjoyed this wonderful community event in the past, and a heartfelt welcome if you’re joining us for the first time. This day promises to be filled with fun, food, fresh air and fantastic flying!

    Free parking is available; click HERE for more information on the Air Fair

    Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3219 Website: www.bigbearairfair.com

  • The Big Bear Yoga Festival at Camp Oakes

    Aug 21, 2015 09:00AM – Aug 23, 2015 05:00PM

    The Big Bear Yoga Festival will take place at Camp Oakes on August 21, 22 and 23.  Festival was created to bring you incredible yoga teachers, dance, vibrant music, inspirational topics, yummy food and fun activities like a climbing wall and pool – all with the beautiful backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains. Come join us – it will be a weekend to remember!  We want to extend a special invitation to anyone new to yoga, and to encourage and welcome you to join us. We have a special “Beginners Track” just for you. It offers an introduction to yoga, meditation, music and more. Know that you will be welcome, and we understand how it is to try new things – all of your teachers and fellow students are here to support and encourage you! For more details please visit website.

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

    Contact: Website: www.bigbearyogafestival.com

  • “Los Lonely Boys” at the Cave.

    Aug 21, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    Los Lonely Boys is an American Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas. They play a style of music they call “Texican Rock n’ Roll,” combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown eyed soul, country, and Tejano. The band consists of three brothers: Henry (guitar, vocals), Jojo (bass, vocals), and Ringo (drums, vocals) Garza.

    Their debut single, “Heaven,” was a number one hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart and reached the Top 40on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004. In 2009 they signed to Austin-based indie label, Playing in Traffic Records and released an EP, “1969” and three albums under their LonelyTone imprint, “Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live!” “Rockpango,” and their newest release, “Revelation.”

    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 16th Annual “Art on The Lake”

    Aug 21, 2015 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

    The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 16th Annual Fine Arts Festival: “Art on the Lake” which  kicks off Friday evening with an opening night reception set to take place from 7 pm to 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday hours will be 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and admission is FREE.

    40+ artists from around the region will be exhibiting their work for sale as well as Live Music, Beer and Wine Garden and Food Vendors.   The Arts Council strives to bring nothing but exceptional photographers, painters, jewelers, and sculptors to this annual event.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-3556 Website: www.bigbearlakearts.org

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Aug 22, 2015

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

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

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

  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safety Course at MWD

    Aug 22, 2015 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

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

    Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

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

  • The American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Veteran’s Park

    Aug 22, 2015 09:00AM – Aug 23, 2015 09:00AM

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

    Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

    The 24 hour event in Big Bear Lake starts at 9:00 am on Saturday and ends on Sunday at 9:00 am. Teams of people walk or run in circles for 24 hours to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s campaign to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Teams are made up of eight to 15 people. At least one member of each team is walking or running the track at all times.

    The Relay for Life is open to the public. All cancer survivors and caregivers are encouraged to take part in the opening ceremonies and survivors lap at 9 a.m.  There will be vendor booths and live music during the day on Saturday. Also a Luminaria Ceremony at 9 pm on Saturday

    To learn more please call or visit website.

    Location: Veteran’s Park at 40798 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (760) 523-6336 Website: www.relayforlife.org/bigbearca

  • Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

    Aug 22, 2015 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

    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

  • Marc Cohn at the Cave

    Aug 22, 2015 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis”, Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade.”

    In 1998 Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join The Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, “Parade” is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date.

    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 :00 pm Concert starts at 6:30 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

SEPTEMBER

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

    Sep 04, 2015 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

    Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Saturday & Sunday, September 5 & 6

    Opening Night Artist’s Reception on Friday September 4th from 7-9 pm

    Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

    Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • Busy Bears Annual Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School

    Sep 05, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Busy Bears Quilt Guild of Big Bear Lake presents their annual  Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School Saturday September 5th from 10-5 & Sunday September 6th from 10-4

    Admission $5 – Children Under 12 Free

    Quilts for Sale – Boutique – Vendors – Boutique – Door Prizes and More!

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Big Bear Middle School at 41275 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: (909)584-4799 Website: www.busybearsquiltguild.com

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

    Sep 05, 2015 10:00AM – Sep 06, 2015 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • Music in the Mountains “Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver” at the Discovery Center.

    Sep 05, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Music in the Mountains presents Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver at the Discovery Center. Concert #4 in the 2015 season.

    The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time.  Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.  His music raised our conscientiousness to work toward a sustainable future for our world environmentally, socially and politically.

    Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

    Jim will close Season 10 Music in the Mountains at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine”, “Calypso”, and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts while his popular music delivered a heartfelt message that raised our environmental consciousness to care for our planet and each other.

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

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

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

    2015 Dates: June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and September 5th.  Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • 20th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 12, 2015 | 09:30AM – 04:00PM

    The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their 20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies on September 12, 2015 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village. This is an annual Motorcycle Poker Run fundraiser supporting the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Grizzly Bears.

    The zoo will be relocating to a larger property and we want to use the funds to help build a modern habitat for our family of grizzly bears.   The event is open to the public, all motorcycles are welcome.

    There will be 7 Poker stops that will go around Big Bear Lake, including a stop at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for visiting the grizzlies. There will be opportunity drawings, prizes, a Chapter Challenge, vendors, BBQ, drink and live music.

    Registration the day of the event is from 9:30 am to 12 pm OR online at www.RunForTheGrizzlies.com. The cost is $30/rider and$25 for passengers and registration includes a Poker Run Pin & T-Shirt.

    To learn more about this event please call or visit website

    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 Website: http://www.GrizzlyBikeRun.com or www.friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 12, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.

    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

  • Autumn Village Wine Walk

    Sep 12, 2015 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.
    The Autumn 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 soon. Please vist website(s) in the meantime.

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

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

  • The 8th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest ( Replacement Date)

    Sep 19, 2015 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM

    Ready to get your paddle on? The 8th annual Big Bear PaddleFest is held on the South Shore of 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.

    September 19th date replaces the July date which had to be postponed due to rain, wind and lightning . July 18th registrations will be honored.

    New Location for 2015 at the Pines Lakefront and Pine Knot Harbor

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

    Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road

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

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

    Sep 25, 2015 12:00PM – Sep 27, 2015 12:00AM

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

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

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

    100 Mile Race Start Time – Friday September 25 at 12 noon

    50 Mile Race Start Time – Saturday September 26 at 6:00 AM at Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin

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

    For more details please visit website

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com

  • 12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort

    Sep 26, 2015 | 09:15AM – 10:00PM

    The groundwork for the 12th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) is already underway and we’re counting down the days until the biggest Winter Kickoff Party of the season!

    Saturday, September 26 fantastic riders will flip tricks on over 140 tons of snow made from ice trucked in the previous day! Bear Mountain has added great new features for the event this year, including a brand new entrance to the Red Bull Plaza, new features on the city center, & new features on the creeper ledge! We have also partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to make this event even more killer than ever! Don’t miss out!

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

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

BEYOND

  • 45th Annual Oktoberfest “Locals Night”

    Oct 02, 2015 | 04:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

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

    Schedule:
    Friday, October 2, 2015
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Registration and Packet Pick up, Robinhood Resort

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    6:30 am to 8:30 am                  Registration and Packet Pick up, 140 Business Center Dr.
    9:15 am                                    Race Start – Half Marathon
    9:20 am                                    Race Start – 10K
    9:25 am                                    Race Start – 5K

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

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

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

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

  • The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour – Homes for the Holidays Big Bear Style

    Oct 03, 2015 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

    The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour has a new date and concept for 2015 with the “Hearth and Home Tour. Revel in Big Bear’s fall foliage and delight in remarkable homes decorated with inspiration from the colors, sights, sounds and aromas of fall. Magic fills the crisp autumn air as holidays in the mountains draws near.

    Historic Big Bear Valley shows off its homespun charm during the Hearth and Home Tour, sponsored by the Soroptimists International of Big Bear Valley.  The Hearth and Home tour is a great opportunity to stroll through four amazing homes in the sky professionally decorated for fall and the holiday season!

    Enjoy the best of Big Bear’s fascinating range of private homes with cozy home-fires burning and the scents of apple pie and cider will embrace your, during Soroptimists’ 37th annual home tour.

    More details to be announced in the near future.

    Location: TBA

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7037 or 1(800) 424-4232 Ext 5 Website: www.siofbigbearvalley.org

  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2015 | 05:00PM – 07:30PM

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

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747

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xeriscape-background.jpgPerfect, summer weather is in store for Big Bear Lake this weekend and beyond, with highs in the 70’s and the potential for afternoon thunderstorms. There are few things more refreshing than a quick thunderstorm in the mountains. Just beautiful! If you are looking to escape the heat, this is the perfect time to join us at 7000′!

There is something for everyone to do this weekend including live, outdoor music for a cause, the world’s shortest parade, a flower show, a xeriscape tour, a paddlefest and more! Get all the details on this coming weekend’s events from the flyer below. Spend the weekend making memories under clear, blue skies and perfect temperatures.

Another great reason to head to Big Bear this summer? We have added new, summer specials that make getting away for the weekend a little easier on the wallet. Stay with us 3 nights but only pay for 2. Can’t get away for 3 days? That’s okay, we are also offering 20% off on a 2 night stay! Head on over to RSVacations.net and pick out a clean and comfy cabin. The special will automatically apply. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!! See you soon!

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Kayak groupSummer is moving right along in Big Bear Lake, and this weekend’s weather looks to be just beautiful with highs around 80 degrees with a few afternoon clouds. Starting on Sunday, watch for chances of afternoon thunderstorms through the middle of next week. Beautiful summertime weather in the mountains!! Come on up and beat the heat!

This weekend will be filled with activities and events for the whole family to enjoy. If you enjoy a spicy bowl of chili and are looking for some Old Miner’s Days fun, check out the Chili Cook-off and Outhouse Races in The Village. Rather get a killer workout and have some fun on the Lake? Take part in the Big Bear PaddleFest. Learn about the latest equipment from vendors and enjoy music, food and drinks! The kids will enjoy the Old Time Bear Country Fair at the Zoo with face painting, contests and an animal feeding tour. End the day with dinner and some great music in the beautiful Big Bear Village!

If you are planning a trip to Big Bear, make sure you go to RSVacations.net to browse our wide selection of cabins. From Lakefronts with private docks to romantic cabins for 2, we do have something for everyone. Make sure you check out our exclusive discounts on area activities on our specials page! Book your Big Bear Getaway today!!

 

 

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paddlefest logoBig Bear’s 6th Annual PaddleFest is almost here! This fun event is gaining more and more popularity every year. Not only will you participate in some amazing fun and get a great workout, you can win money as well!! Come on up and see what all the fuss is about!

RS Vacations has your perfect Big Bear Vacation Rental. Visit us online at: RSVacations.net and book today!

Here are the details on Big Bear PaddleFest 2013:

Event Date: Jun 29, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM

Location: Meadow Park/Swim Beach | 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Fees: $35-$65 online or $55-$85 onsite

Categories: Stand Up PaddleBoard, Kayak or Canoe (with gender, age and team sub-categories)

King of the Lake Challenge:

Includes three disciplines combining all scores for the overall champion of each race length – 5K, 10K, and 20K. The disciplines consist of Course Race, Downwind Race and Sprint Races. All scores will be combined for the overall champion of each race length. To qualify, competitors must finish all three disciplines and race the same size board in all three disciplines.

Race 1 – 5K, 10K, or 20K will be held Saturday morning

Race 2 – Early rounds 4 person heats and then Man-on-Man Knockout styles Sprint races at race site

Race 3 – 4-man Relay

Disciplines will include the following board classes:

  1. SUP Surf, 12’6, 14’, 5K Race + Sprint + Relay

  2. SUP 12’6, 14’, Unlimited, 10K Race + Sprint + Relay

  3. SUP Unlimited, Open, 20K Race + Sprint + Relay

The fastest Man and Woman to finish the 20K will split $500 in prize money. SUP or kayak! Great prizes for other categories.

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The public is invited to the Beach Party – food, beer, music – at Swim Beach immediately after the awards ceremony. Volleyball. Fun games by sponsor New Belgium Beer. Great food. Watch the sun set on beautiful Big Bear Lake.

Saturday, June, 29, 2013
2:00 – 6:00 PM

food. beer. music. games

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mark-your-calendarBig 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!

Summer has officially begun here in Big Bear – and the huge number of special events and activities available show it! The list is long and there is something for everyone to do. Oh, and the weather is fantastic! Beat the heat, escape the city and come live it up – Big Bear Style!!

RS Vacations still has cabins available for the Independence Day Holiday, but they are going fast. From Lakefronts to Rustic Cabins off the beaten path, we have homes to fit the needs of most any group or budget. Visit us online today and book your perfect Big Bear Getaway!

This Month:

  • Spring Wine Walk in the Village

Jun 01, 2013 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association presents their annual Spring Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1st. Stroll the Village boutiques and shops while sampling fine wines and light hors d’oeuvres. $30 per person (Pre-sale) • $35 per person (Day of the Event if Available) Tickets can be purchased on line @ bigbearlakevillage.com and in the Village at Home Warehouse Design Center, Hunter Hall’s, La Dolce Vita, The Shirt Shanty, The Copper Q, and The UPS Store.  The Wine Walk will begin at 3:30 and end at 7:00 p.m., shortly followed by a raffle prize drawing for event attendees.  Check-in to get wristbands starts at 2:30 pm Saturday at the Xmas Tree Lot (corner of Pine Knot and Village Drive). For more information, please call or visit website.

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

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

  • Team Big Bear Big Bear Shoot-Out

Jun 02, 2013 | 11:00AM – 04:00PM

Team Big Bear presents the Big Bear Shoot-out. Course follows the forest trails on the South shore of the Lake.  Features a finish festival with awards, $1 tacos, music and more. Registration is from 3-5 PM on Saturday June 1st at La Montana or 8-10 AM on June 2nd. Finish Festival and Awards Ceremonies also take place at La Montana early Sunday afternoon. For more details please call (909) 633-6729

Location: Registration: La Montanas at 42164 Moonridge Road Race Start adjacent to Bear Mountain Ski Resort 43101 Goldmine Drive.

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

  • The Cave “Opening Nights” Featuring Jim Curry Tribute to John Denver

Jun 07, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

Jim Curry’s heartfelt delivery rolls out into the crowd as multi-platinum hits like “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song” and “Calypso” fill the room. Curry is not your usual “Vegas style” impersonator. In fact, he is not an impersonator at all. Jim sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute to the music in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. His looks and his voice are simply a pleasant coincidence that captures the true essence of John Denver’s music.  Tix are $25-35 and available online at website.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500 Website: www.jimcurry.eventbrite.com

  • 3rd Annual Big Bear Spiritual Experience

Jun 07, 2013 – Jun 10, 2013

The Bear Valley Center for Spiritual Enrichment presents its 3rd annual Big Bear Spiritual Experience  Registration is $275 ( includes 5 meals) for the weekend. Keynote speaker is Dr Linda Logan. Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Bear Valley Center for Spiritual Enrichment – 578 Bonanza Trail, Big Bear Lake, CA 92135

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-7100

  • Fishing for $50K Trout Derby

June 08, 2013 | 6:30AM – 4:00PM & June 09, 2013 | 6:30 AM- 4:00 PM

Big Bear Lake Resort Association will pay $50,000 to an angler that reels in the grand prize tagged trout at the 5th Annual  Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby June 8 and 9, 2013.

Prizes for the remaining fourteen tagged trout caught in the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby are eligible for a cash prize drawing of up to $500 sponsored by Big Bear Sporting Goods.  In addition to tagged trout prizes, anglers who catch the largest fish (by weight) in four different classes will be awarded prizes too. The four classes are adult male/female and junior male/female (under age 16). A bonus prize of $500 is awarded to the overall largest trout (by weight) caught on Pautzke Fire Bait.

Free entry is given to Fishin’ for 50K participants who stay at least one night at a Big Bear Lake Resort Association lodge from June 7 to June 9. The amount of free entries is based on lodging occupancy per reservation. Up to four free entries is also given to participants who rent a pontoon boat on either day of the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby at a participating marina in Big Bear Lake.

An awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. in the Big Bear Visitor Center parking lot located at 630 Bartlett Road (in the Village). The awards ceremony includes a general raffle with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers.

Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby is Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Entry is $55 for adults and $30 for participants under age 16. Entries are limited to the first 750 registered anglers. Each contestant receives a free jar of Pautzke Fire Bait and a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops and specialty services.   For rules and regulations or to register for the event visit http://www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232.

Location: Big Bear Lake Visitor Center at 630 Bartlett Rd.

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

  • Get Outdoors Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jun 08, 2013 | 10:00AM – 03:00PM

This event encourages healthy, active outdoor fun, and aims to reach first-time visitors to public lands, and reconnect our youth to the great outdoors.

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

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

  • 17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 09, 2013 | 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 4 years.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

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

  • Big Bear Triathlon at Meadow Park

Jun 15, 2013 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM


Join us on June 15th for a new chapter in Triathlon events in Big Bear Lake. Clean air, mountain forests, a large lake, 2 hours from Downtown LA, 3 hours from Las Vegas, perfect temperatures, and did I mention altitude? Come challenge yourself in Southern California’s mountain playground.  Olympic Triathlon to start at 7:30 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:00 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 14th at 1PM. For more information please visit website or visit www.openairbigbear.com

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

Contact: Website: www.bbvtriclub.com/home/big-bear-triathlon/

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

Jun 15, 2013 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


The editors of the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo 2014 Calendar invite all photographers to enter the 2013 Calendar Contest. Entries will be professionally judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. You may enter a total of 10 images taken in the Big Bear Alpine Zoo any time between January 1, 2013 and July 30, 2013.  June 15 will be a special photo op of the animals, though participants do not need to be present that day to enter.  There will be 4 photography groups: Professional, Intermediate, Amateur and Youth (under 18 years). Winners will be published in a professionally designed 15 month calendar. All entrants will be mailed a free copy of the 2014 calendar.

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

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

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

Jun 15, 2013 | 04:00PM – 06:00PM

The 2013 Big Bear Heritage Parade will begin at the intersection of Big Bear and Summit Boulevards at 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon of Saturday, June 15th. This year Old Miners extends its embrace to honor all First Responders from area police, fire, natural resource agencies, and public service institutions with the theme “Big Bear Thanks You.”  For more details please visit website

Location: Along Big Bear Blvd at China Gardens and Jeffries Road

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

  • Mountaintop Strings “Bon Voyage” Concert at the Cave

Jun 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

The Mountaintop Strings “Bon Voyage” Concert  to celebrate their upcoming 2013 European Tour. Program will be an eclectic mix of music for all ages that includes Classical, Jazz, Multicultural, Film and Light Rock. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 855-8286

  • The 14th Annual Big Bear Cowboy Gathering

Jun 21, 22, 23, 2013

The 14th Annual Big Bear Cowboy Gathering will take place on June 21-23 at the Cave in the Village. The Gathering always features outstanding musicians, authors, storytellers and poets. More details to be announced soon.

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

Contact: Tel: (909)380-1871. Website: www.bigbearcowboygathering.net

  • 8th Annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival

Jun 21, 22, 23, 2013 | 05:00PM – 11:30PM

The 8th Annual Big Bear Lake Jazz Trax Summer Music Festival takes place Lakeside at the Marina Resort. Lineup and schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY JUNE 21   Guitarist Extraordinaire STEVE OLIVER Unplugged On Board the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel boat on Big Bear Lake. Cruises at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure

After Party at Nottingham’s Saxophonist WILL DONATO and DJ Jonathan Phillips

SATURDAY, JUNE 22
Noon: Chicago Guitarist NICK COLIONNE special unplugged performance
1:00 PM:  Keyboardist NICHOLAS COLE
3:00 PM: Hit Saxman EUGE GROOVE
5:00 PM: British Guitar Legend PETER WHITE

After Party at Nottingham’s with DJ Jonathan Phillips

SUNDAY, JUNE 23
Noon:  T.B.A. Young Up and Coming Barbados born Saxophonist
1:00 PM: Jazz Vocalist SELINA ALBRIGHT
3:00 PM: Legendary Hammond B-3 Player BOOKER T. JONES of Booker T and the MG’s Fame 5:00 PM: The Godfather of Smooth  GEORGE DUKE

Tickets on sale Now! Call 866-TRAX TIX or purchase on-line at www.jazztrax.com

Location: On the Lake at the Marina Resort 40770 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: 1 866 Trax Tix Website: www.jazztrax.com

  • C.A.T.S. presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” at the PAC

Jun 21, 2013 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

CATS (The Community Arts Theater Society) will present their summer musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award classic, OKLAHOMA!, featuring such beautiful music as Oh What A Beautiful Morning and People Will Say We’re In Love. With production values as only the CATS organization can produce, the musical promises to be an outstanding theatrical experience for the whole family.

CATS brings OKLAHOMA! to the Big Bear Performing Arts Center for 12 performances: June 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, July 2, 3, 5, & 6 at 7:30 and June 23, 30 and July 7 at 1:30. Ticket prices range from $16-$28 for Adults; $15-$26 for Seniors, and $9-19 for Kids under 18.

Tickets for all events will be available through the CATS web site at www.bigbeartheater.org.

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 22, 2013

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments and Big Bear Charter Fishing  are hosting 6 bass tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year on April 21, May 4, June 22, July 14, August 11 and September15.  For tournament details please visit the website or call.

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

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

  • 10th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 22 – 23, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

Come to Big Bear Municipal Water District on June 22nd and  23rd to participate in a once a year event to catch as many carp as you can with either a pole or a bow. Prizes and More.

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.org

  • Corvettes West’s 31st Anniversary Big Bear Bash 2013

Jun 28 – 30, 2013

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2013 takes place this year from June 28th until June 30th.  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 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 29th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and a Corvette Drive Around the Lake on Saturday afternoon.

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

Contact: Tel: (951) 776-0936 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash

  • The Sixth Annual Big Bear PaddleFest

Jun 29, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM


The Sixth Annual Big Bear PaddleFest  at Swim Beach at Meadow Park on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake. Big Bear PaddleFest is a Festival of Clinics and Races for Kayaks, Canoes, and Stand Up Paddleboards on Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company.

Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

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

  • 34th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour

Jun 29, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

The 34th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour takes place on Saturday June 29th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Tickets are $25 and will be available beginning Memorial Weekend at: BIG BEAR CHAMBER of COMMERCE on Bartlett FOX FARM ANTIQUES on Fox Farm HAUS & HOME on Big Bear Blvd. INTERIORS on Fox Farm PAPER CLIP in Summit Plaza PHIL’S AUTOMOTIVE on Fox Farm SHELLI’S HALLMARK in Vons Center UNION BANK on Big Bear Blvd. For more details please call 909-866-8481

Location: Various Locations including Big Bear Chamber of Commerce at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel:(909) 585-7037 or (909) 866 -4607 Website: www.siofbigbearvalley.org

  • Music in the Mountains 2013 “The Long Run, A Band with No Name & Fortunate Son”

Jun 29, 2013 | 06:00PM – 09:30PM

     

2013 Music in the Mountains presents “Classic Harmony Tour” with
‘The Long Run’, Experience the Eagles and special guests ‘A Band with No Name’, America’s Favorite Tribute to America plus ‘Fortunate Son’, A Tribute to Music of John Fogerty.

Tickets:  $29 General admission. $40 bench seat with parking. Teens (13-17); $10 general admission; all events 12 & under are admitted FREE for general admission seating only. Music loving pets on leash always welcome and admitted FREE. General admission tickets valid in open and casual seating areas only. SEASON PASS SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE; $95 ADULT (18+) PURCHASE BY MAY 1 & SAVE!! Get your parking FREE! For more details please visit website.

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

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

Next Month – July

  • C.A.T.S. presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” at the PAC

Jul 2, 3, 5, & 6 2013 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM and Jul 7, 2013 | 1:30 PM

CATS (The Community Arts Theater Society) will present their summer musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award classic, OKLAHOMA!, featuring such beautiful music as Oh What A Beautiful Morning and People Will Say We’re In Love. With production values as only the CATS organization can produce, the musical promises to be an outstanding theatrical experience for the whole family.

CATS brings OKLAHOMA! to the Big Bear Performing Arts Center for 12 performances: June 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, July 2, 3, 5, & 6 at 7:30 and June 23, 30 and July 7 at 1:30. Ticket prices range from $16-$28 for Adults; $15-$26 for Seniors, and $9-19 for Kids under 18.

Tickets for all events will be available through the CATS web site at www.bigbeartheater.org.

Tickets can also be purchased through the PAC Box Office at 909-866-4970. Additional info at: www.bigbeartheater.org

 

  • The 27th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show

Jul 4 – 6, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The 27th 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

  • Bruce Springsteen Experience Tribute plus The Pettybreakers Tribute to Tom Petty at the Cave

Jul 04, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

The World’s most authentic tribute to Bruce Springsteen.  Their flawless reproduction of a high energy Bruce concert is unparalleled in this genre.  This Springsteen show covers material from the early 1970’s through the hits of today. This is a must-see for any die-hard fan.

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2013 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

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

$75 Deck-VIP Includes Served Meal & Reserved Seating Area with Tables
$50 Ticket Includes Meal & Reserved Viewing Area
$25 Ticket includes Steak or Chicken Meal from Barnstorm Restaurant
$20 Ticket includes Hamburger or Hot Dog meal from Red Barron
$15 View Only Ticket: Includes Fireworks Viewing and Play Area.

Tickets at:
Sotheby’s  (909)878-4214
Marina Resort (909) 866-5000
Shelli’s Hallmark (909) 866-4882
Bear City Glass (909) 585-2037
First Mountain Bank (909) 966-0022 ask for Paula

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4607 Website: www.bigbearrotary.com

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show

Jul 04, 2013 | 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.

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4607 Website: www.bigbearrotary.com

  • ZZ Too Tribute to ZZ Top and Skynyrd Reloaded Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Cave.

Jul 05, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

ZZ Too is America’s premiere ZZ Top tribute act.  ZZ Too nails their sound lick for lick!  Just close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to the original, but don’t because you have to see this band to believe it.

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Time Bear Country Fair at Moonridge Animal Park

Jul 06, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

It is a family affair at this year’s annual Bear Country Fair held at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, where there is something for everyone including an animal feeding tour following the fair activities. Enjoy country fair activities for the whole family. Includes face painting, jewelry making, bear toss, and bear roaring contest. Also pie eating contest between our 3 black bears–who eats their pie the fastest? Call (909)878-4200 for more information or visit our website.

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

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

  • Pine Knot Village Artwalk

Jul 06 – 07, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 8th Pine Knot Village Art Walk is expanding in 2013 to the Bartlett Parking Lot as well as various locations throughout the Village. Plans are in the works for live music, beer and wine garden and food trucks.  40+ artists from around the region exhibit work for sale, with live art demos and entertainment. Enjoy the clean mountain air and laid back atmosphere that makes this four season resort community a real getaway from the big city. Takes place July 6-7 and admission is Free.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-3556 Website: www.artsmda.org

  • Creedence Relived Tribute to CCR and Red Headed Stranger Tribute to Willie Nelson at the Cave

Jul 07, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

From “Fortunate Son” to “Proud Mary” to “Born on the Bayou,” Creedence Relived is a highly faithful tribute to one of America’s greatest rock Bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival. This show is an accurate recreation of a CCR concert of the 1960’s.  This is the only Creedence tribute act in the country to feature a “John Fogerty” who plays lead guitar riffs, harmonica as well as vocals.

Red Headed Stranger lovingly pays homage to a national treasure and true American hero, the living legend known as Willie Nelson.  Join the hands-down, world’s best Willie Nelson tribute band with this incredible live celebration of Willie and his music.

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miners 2nd Annual Big Bear Bluegrass Festival

Jul 12 – 14, 2013

Bring out your washboards, spoons and best boots for stompin’ this summer for the 2nd Annual Big Bear Bluegrass Festival July 12, 13 & 14, 2013.  Enjoy three days of live “Bluegrass with Big Bear Altitude.”  Choose from breath-taking Breakfast & Bluegrass concerts aboard the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Cruise, intimate acoustic sounds on board an authentic Hay Wagon Ride through the Village, free Bluegrass concerts on the Beach, a headliners Nitegrass concert in the Village, and much more.  Bluegrass workshops will also be available for enthusiastic students eager to learn from the talented group of Americana aficionados invading Big Bear this summer.  Shuttle service between sponsoring lodges, the Old Miners Chili Cookoff, and all Bluegrass concert venues will be available. View website for full performance schedule and to buy tickets.

Location: Various Locations in Town

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-5949 Website: www.bigbearbluegrass.com

  • Old Miners Big Bear Calcutta Dinner & Chili Booth Auction

Jul 12, 2013 | 07:30PM – 09:00PM

Enjoy great food, drinks and camaraderie as you bid in a live auction on the winning chili team that will compete the following day at the Big Bear Chili Cook-Off in the Village Bartlett Parking Lot.  The person who buys the winning chili team splits the pot of dough with the chili champions and the Old Miners’ Association.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 363-6592 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Old Miners 3rd Annual Outhouse Races in the Village

Jul 13, 2013

Big Bear Valley’s newest sport returns in the 3rd Annual Old Miners’ Outhouse Race on Cottage Lane at Bartlett Lot. Times TBA.  Come to the Calcutta Luncheon & Outhouse Auction during the Big Bear Chili Cookoff and bid on the fastest People-Powered-Potty in the West! The person who buys the winning race team splits the pot of dough with the winning team and the Old Miners’ Association.  Cast your vote for the best decorated Outhouse and Team costume.  Watch teams push an outhouse along a designated race track.  The winning teams will receive a cash prize, a coveted trophy and a complimentary entrance fee for next year’s race. FREE for all to watch. $50 Team Entry Fee.

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

Contact: Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Mountain Communities Health Fair at the Elks Lodge

Jul 13, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Hosted by the Big Bear Lions Club & The Sunset Lions in partnership with Crestline Lioness, Arrowbear Lake Lions and Lucerne Valley Lions. FREE for everyone to attend. Presenters in the past have included  Big Bear Valley Recreation & Parks Dept, Big Bear City Fire Dept, —EMT—Blood Pressure, CERTS—disaster awareness, Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.), Dental Screening by dentists of Big Bear Valley, Diabetes Awareness—Lions of District 4-L4, DOVE’s, Dr Pramann—Holistic Chiropractor, Face Painting for Children by Rainbow the Clown, Friends in Sight—Free Vision Screening and Free Recycled Glasses, Healthy Start—Tanya Perry, Historical Society—information booth, Life Stream Blood Mobile Unit, Medic Alert—Kiwanis, Medical Arts Pharmacy, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept—Child Fingerprinting, San Bernardino County Mobile Health, and VCA Lakeside Animal Clinic. For more information please call (909) 585-7121.

Location: The Elk’s Lodge at 40611 Village Drive Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7121

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

Jul 13, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 2013 Big Bear Old Miners Association International Chili Society Sanctioned Chili Cook Off at the Bartlett Lot in the Village. Both local and visiting contestants vie for cash prizes and awards, including the coveted opportunity to advance to the World Championships.  No Admission Charge.Tasting Kits are $5. With Live Music, Food and Drink, Vendors, Contests, Kids Activities and Lots of Chili!

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 363-6592 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Brews For Food – Big Bear’s Beer & Spirits Fest

Jul 13, 2013 | 02:00PM – 08:00PM

Big Bear Brewfest eventTaste the Experience at the second annual Brews For Food Benefit on Saturday, July 13th. A benefit for St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, Brews For Food will feature 30+ different beers and a variety of spirits from Tequila to fine Whiskeys for sampling. The day also features live entertainment on both an indoor and outdoor stage and activities for both the young and young at heart. A variety of arts, crafts and collectibles vendors will be on-hand selling their wares and Wyatt’s Cafe & Saloon will also be open serving up the mountain’s best ranch-style grub.

Saint Joseph’s Food Pantry is one of three weekly food pantries that serves the Big Bear Valley. Besides the families that pick-up at the church, the pantry also delivers food to homebound individuals. Staffed completely by volunteers, the food pantry is open to anyone who needs food every Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Saint Joseph’s also provides diapers and personal hygiene items.

Brews For Food is Big Bear’s only beer tasting event. The first 150 ticket buyers will receive a complimentary tasting pint glass and special V.I.P. tickets featuring early entrance, heavy appetizers and unlimited tasting will be available. Activities include fun contests and for children, carnival games, Pony rides and bounce houses.

Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jul 14, 2013

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments and Big Bear Charter Fishing are hosting 6 bass tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year on April 21, May 4, June 22, July 14, August 11 and September15.  For tournament details please visit the website or call.

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

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

  • Kenny Metcalf as Elton John at the Cave

Jul 14, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

Kenny Metcalf as Elton captures 70’s and 80’s era Elton John like no other tribute band.  Eight seasoned musicians recreate an early Elton John show complete with bell-bottoms, platforms, glitter and sequins.  Frontman Kenny Metcalf channels Elton while playing piano and providing lead vocals.

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Big Bear Summer Theater Festival presents “Songs of Broadway” at the Bear Cave Entertainment Center

Jul 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

The Big Bear Summer Theater Festival will take place over three weekends (July 18-20, 25-27 and August 1-3) at the Bear Cave Entertainment Center. The festival will perform a traditional melodrama “The Lost Van Duzen Gold Mine (Or How I Lost my Mind), a historical drama “Inherit the Wind” and will pay homage to the Great White Way with the  musical “Songs of Broadway” highlighting songs from Broadway shows. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $30 for VIP. Available online at website or in person at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce at 630 Bartlett Road.

Songs of Broadway:”Songs of Broadway,” the director is auditioning last minute acts and rehearsing others as he tries to get a new variety show open. Young singers and dancers anxiously await their moment in the spotlight while the reigning “Diva” isn’t all that excited about being forced to rehearse with all this “raw” talent.  The director is losing his wits and yet the show still must go on. The production is a showcase of some of the greatest singing talent available, and is loaded with award-winning performers from the music studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja.

Location: The Bear Cave Entertainment Center at 40210 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (805) 807-9939 Website: www.bigbeartheater.com

  • 72nd Annual Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show

Jul 19, 2013 | 10:15AM – 05:00PM

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

  • Big Bear Mountain Bike Skills Camp

Jul 20, 2013 – Jul 22, 2013

Big Bear Mountain Bike Skills Camp is run by long time physics teacher and pro mountain bike racer Romolo Forcino.  Romolo has been riding and racing for over 35 years.  He is a past California state champion, 24 hours of Moab Champion, Downieville podium finisher,  California State XC and Marathon podium finisher and Rim Nordic series winner. For more details please call (760) 912-6368 or email to rforcino@hotmail.com

Location: Snow Summit Ski Chair at Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (760) 912-6368

  • The 11th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 20, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

The 11th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour sponsored by the Siera Club Big Bear group is set to take place on Saturday, July 20th. 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. Experts will be on hand at each of the homes on the tour to explain the ins and outs of creating a beautiful landscape and conserving water at the same time. Several of the tour sponsors will be on hand at the Eminger’s starting location to answer questions about topics such as composting, tree care and artificial turf. Drought-tolerant plants will be on sale at Eminger’s throughout the day.

Once again the tour will feature a special FireWise home where the homeowner married defensible space with drought tolerant and native plants. Attendees will be able to pick up information on which native plants should be planted within 15 feet of the home and which should be planted outside a 15 foot circle. You CAN have a beautiful, natural yard and be FireWise, too.

Native plants will also be on sale mid-way through the tour at Hunters Nursery with native plant expert, Orchid Black on hand to answer your questions.   For additional information on the Sierra Club’s Xeriscape Garden Tour contact Christie Walker at 909-547-2237.

To see pictures of last year’s gardens, go online to: www.sierraclubbigbeargroup.org and scroll down to the bottom where you will find links to several digital photo albums of past tours.

Location: Check-in Emingers Mountain Nursery at 41223 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 547-2237 Website: www.sierraclubbigbeargroup.com

  • The Joshua Tree Tribute to U2 and Murmur Tribute to R.E.M. at the Cave

Jul 20, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

The Joshua Tree has played to the delight of fans from Southern California, to Alaska, Mexico and the East Coast.  All four band members strive to bring an authentic “U2 Experience” to every show, including sound, gear, and wardrobe.

Murmur is out to keep the music of R.E.M. alive by offering fans a fun, live experience they will never forget featuring hit songs, a great live show, and lots of surprises.

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miner’s DooDah Parade in Fawnskin

Jul 27, 2013 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

The Big Bear Moose Lodge #2085, the Fawnskin Chamber of Commerce and the Old Miners presents one of Big Bear’s wackiest traditions: the Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade. Although famous as the World’s Shortest Parade, it sure isn’t short on fun.  Spend the day enjoying great food, music and family games in one of Big Bear’s quaintest venues.

Schedule as follows:
8am  – Breakfast in Fawnskin (Breakfast Burritos at the Moose Lodge)
10am – Parade, followed by BBQ at the Moose Lodge

Cost: Spectators Free, Parade Entry $10

Location: Downtown Fawnskin

Contact: Tel: (909) 556-1567 Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Battle of the Bands at the Cave

Jul 28, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

Battle of the Bands 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. Call For ticket information.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

Beyond

 

  • 4th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 03, 2013 | 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 and proposed 2014 AMGEN Tour of California. Stages Phil Liggett named “one of the best cycling stages we’ve seen in America, ever!”

Tour de Big Bear Route Details Tour de Big Bear – 25 mile route – over 700 feet of climbing. Big Bear Valley Tour – 50 mile route -more than 1,800 feet of climbing. The Grand Tour – 70 mile route – over 3,700 feet of climbing. THE CLIMB- 100 mile route – 7,425 feet of challenging climbing.   Rider Privileges and Weekend Events An organized start and finish staging area at “The Village” and a bike valet during Saturday’s festivities. The event will be timed overall and include a NEW King of the Mountain Race Segment and CASH prizes for participants of the 70 and 100 mile routes. All pre-registered riders will receive a goodie bag, custom-made finishers’ medal, and our now famous high performance technical shirt. Distances will be staffed with Course Marshalls, legendary nutrition/hydration stations, host numerous first aid and repair vehicles.

Tour de Big Bear weekend events include Friday packet pick-up, no-host pasta dinner, optional spectacular sunset dinner cruise on Big Bear Lake, and a Goldsprints Competition at Nottingham’s Tavern. Saturday’s post ride activities include: Cycling Expo. Blues for the Zoo concert – riders receive discounts on tickets to attend this annual lakeside event, Saturday evening Goldsprints Competition, pitting qualifies from earlier rounds against each other for final overall winners. Rounding out the weekend is a time trial race and an organized recovery ride, both scheduled for Sunday.   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: Tel: (909) 866-8467 Website: www.openairbigbear.com.

  • 12th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 12th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 in beautiful downtown Fawnskin. More details to be announced.

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

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

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

Aug 09 – 11, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

The Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 9th through Sunday August 11th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at 4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

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

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

  • 14th Annual Art on the Lake

Aug 16 – 18, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 14th Annual Fine Arts Festival: “Art on the Lake” which  kicks off Friday evening with an opening night reception set to take place from 7 pm to 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday hours will be 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and admission is FREE. The Arts Council strives to bring nothing but exceptional photographers, painters, jewelers, and sculptors to this annual event.  Please call or visist website for more details.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-5916 Website: www.bigbearartscouncil.org

  • Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2013

Aug 22 – 25, 2013

The Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2013 is a unique event unlike any other, bringing together thousands of men from all over the world to take advantage of the activities and natural beauty of Big Bear Lake, California.  2013 marks the 5th Anniversary of BBAW. Saturday Night will feature a dance concert with hit recording artist Taylor Dane.  More details to be announced. In the meantime please visit website.

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

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

  • Big Bear Yoga Festival

Aug 23 – 25, 2013 – Aug 24, 2013

Big Bear’s First Yoga Festival will take place at Camp Oaks on August 23, 24 and 25.  Festival was created to bring you incredible yoga teachers, dance, vibrant music, inspirational topics, yummy food and fun activities like a climbing wall and pool – all with the beautiful backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains. Come join us – it will be a weekend to remember!  We want to extend a special invitation to anyone new to yoga, and to encourage and welcome you to join us. We have a special “Beginners Track” just for you. It offers an introduction to yoga, meditation, music and more. Know that you will be welcome, and we understand how it is to try new things – all of your teachers and fellow students are here to support and encourage you! For more details please visit website.

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

Contact: Website: www.bigbearyogafestival.com or www.openairbigbear.com

  • Big Bear Air Fair 2013

Aug 24, 2013 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The Big Bear City Airport proudly presents the Big Bear Air Fair–2013. “Celebrating 110 Years of Aviation” will showcase aircraft from World War I to today’s aviation. Come and enjoy an exciting Air Fair, beautiful Airport and spectacular day. Admission is $2 and $1 for kids 11 and under. That Saturday the skies will be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage planes, skydivers,  with arts and crafts vendors, food, entertainment and more. The Big Bear Air Fair continues to be one of Big Bear’s most exciting family entertainment events. Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3219 Website: www.bigbearcityairport.com

  • Fall Festival at the Big Bear Convention Center

Aug 31, 2013 10:00AM – Sep 01, 2013 05:00PM

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

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

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

 

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