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

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

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

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

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

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

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WinterattheLakeThere is snow on the ground, the Resorts are open and Big Bear Lake is the PERFECT Holiday Destination! We received several inches of snow last week which gave the Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts and local Snow Tubing Areas a much needed boost. Conditions are fantastic!! Come on up and make some magical, holiday memories with your family!

We are looking at clear weather this week with highs in the 40-50 range FreshSnowand lows in the 20’s. The perfect weather to hit the slopes, build a snowman, stroll through the Village, or snuggle in front of the fireplace!

Be sure to check out the Event Flyer below for all the details on the coming week’s events and recreation in Big Bear.

RS Vacations does have a few cabins left for Christmas and New Years. Visit our website at www.RSVacations.net and book one of our cozy cabins for your Big Bear Holiday Getaway.  Book today before they are all gone!

 

12-18-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

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Cooler temperatures are in store for the first official weekend of fall here in Big Bear Lake. We are expecting highs in the low 60’s this weekend with overnight lows in the 30’s. This is the perfect weather for exploring Big Bear during the day and snuggling by the fire at night! Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in the mountains so be sure to head up for a weekend before the snow flies!!

HDHR LogoSpeaking of snow, the 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails Event is happening this Saturday at Bear Mountain Ski Resort. They will have live music, food, drinks, giveaways, *season pass discounts and of course, SNOW! Top snowboarders will be competing for cash prizes at this unique fall event. Don’t miss it!!

*Have you heard the news?? Mammoth Mountain has purchased Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Ski Resorts! We are excited to see what great things they have in store for us. Already announced? A 4-mountain UNLIMITED Season Pass (Mammoth, June, Summit and Bear) called the CALI4NIA PASS, available for only $689!! This amazing pass goes on sale at the Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails Event. It’s going to be an EPIC WINTER for skiing/riding!

The 44th Annual Oktoberfest is in full swing at the Convention Center. Big Bear has one of the best celebrations in the country, so come on big-bear-bar-maidsup and have some fun! You can also catch some live music at the Blues for the Zoo event this Saturday. Enjoy world-class Blues at a fantastic lakeside setting.

Fall is also a great time to take a stroll through The Village. Eat at one of the delicious restaurants, listen to live music, do some shopping and enjoy some hot chocolate by one of the outdoor fire-pits. All kinds of fun is waiting for you at 6700′!!

RS Vacations is currently running a couple of Fall Specials that make it an ideal (and economical!) time to come stay and play with us. Enjoy a long weekend and only pay for two nights with our  3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special. Only have time for a quicker trip? Save a bundle on a two night stay with our 25% Off a 2 Night Stay Special. These deals are on top of our already reduced fall prices so be sure to book soon! Visit RSVacations.net and find your perfect cabin. The savings will apply automatically. See you soon!!

 

9-25-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

What's Up 9-27-14Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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I am a little late with this post, but better late than never! Beautiful summer weather is in store for Big Bear Lake this coming week with weekend highs hovering right around 80° with clear skies. Perfect weather for a late-summer escape with the family before school starts back up. Come on up and Beat the Heat!!

art on the lakeThis weekend, the 13th Annual Renaissance Faire continues in the quaint village of Fawnskin on the north shore of the lake. Fun for the whole family awaits! Also going on this weekend is the 15th Annual Art on the Lake. This event takes place in the Big Bear Lake Village and admission is FREE. Enjoy live music, food, drinks and some amazing art from more than 40 artists.

When the sun goes down, rock out with 90’s band Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Cave, enjoy a silent movie under the stars accompanied by theatre organ, taking place at the Broadway Cafe or take in one of the many live bands at clubs around town.

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

 

8-14-14
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What's Up 08-16-2014Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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

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

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

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

Here are the major summertime happenings:

 

August

 

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

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

    The Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 8th through Sunday August 10th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at 4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

 

  • 13th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

    Aug 09, 2014 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM


    The 13th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 in beautiful downtown Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun! For more details please visit website.

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

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

 

 

  • Campfire Nights at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Aug 09, 2014 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  • Friday Nights in the Village

    Aug 14, 2014 | 05:00PM – 08:00PM

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

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

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

 

 

 

  • The 15th Annual “Art on The Lake”

    Aug 15, 2014 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

      The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 15th Annual Fine Arts Festival: “Art on the Lake” which  kicks off Friday evening with an opening night reception set to take place from 7 pm to 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday hours will be 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and admission is FREE.

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

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

 

  • “Toad the Wet Sprocket” at the Cave

    Aug 16, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

  • Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2014

    Aug 21, 2014

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

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

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

 

 

  • Big Bear Yoga Festival at Camp Oakes

    Aug 22, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014

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

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

    Contact: Website: www.bigbearyogafestival.com

 

 

  • Big Bear Pilates Festival

    Aug 22, 2014

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

    For more details please call or visit website.

    Location: Big Bear Chateau at 42200 Moonridge Road

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

 

 

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

    Aug 23, 2014 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

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

    Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area on Northshore Blvd

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

 

 

  • Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

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

    The Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing takes place on Saturday/Sunday August 23-24 with a jaw dropping display of antique and classic wooden boats. FREE to All.

    For more info please call (909) 844-5337

    Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 844-5337

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

 

 

  • Ice Cream Safari at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Aug 30, 2014 | 11:00AM – 02:00PM

    Ice Cream! Ice Cream! Ice Cream!

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

    Aug 31, 2014 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

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

    Gates: 5:00 pm  Concert: 6:00 pm

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

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

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

 

 

September

 

  • Friday Nights in the Village

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

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

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

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

 

 

  • Endure The Bear Trail Run

    Sep 06, 2014 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

 

 

  • 19th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 06, 2014 | 09:30AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

    For more information call or visit website.

    Location: Chad’s Place at 40824 Big Bear Blvd

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

 

 

  • 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 13, 2014 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

 

  • The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

    Sep 19, 2014 | 10:00AM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more details please visit website

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

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

 

 

  • Autumn Wine Walk in the Village

    Sep 20, 2014 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

    Sep 27, 2014 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Sep 27, 2014 | 09:15AM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

 

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

    Sep 27, 2014 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

    This year’s Line-up:

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

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

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

    Location: Swim Beach Amphitheatre at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

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

 

Beyond

 

  • 44th Annual Oktoberfest “Locals Night”

    Oct 03, 2014 | 04:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

  • Big Bear Lake October Troutfest

    Oct 04, 2014 | 06:30AM – 04:00PM

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

    Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road

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

 

  • 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Oct 04, 2014 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

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

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

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

  • Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 04, 2014 | 06:30PM – 08:30PM

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

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

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

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • “ABC” Live at the Cave

    Oct 10, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

  • Oktoberfest “Unplugged”

    Oct 10, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:30PM

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

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

    For more information please call or visit website.

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

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

 

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

    Oct 17, 2014 | 05:30PM – 08:00PM

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

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

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

    Tickets: $10 per person

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

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

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

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Fall Bass Blast

    Oct 18, 2014

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

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

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

 

  • Wolf Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 18, 2014 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • Ship of Screams on Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat

    Oct 25, 2014 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Oct 31, 2014 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

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

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2014 | 05:00PM – 07:30PM

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

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747

 

  • Gold Mountain Gold Rush Multi-Sport Challenge

    Nov 01, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Nov 14, 2014 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • The 2nd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

    Nov 27, 2014 | 08:30AM – 12:30PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

  • Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

    Nov 28, 2014 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

    Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

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

 

 

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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 in full swing and it is time to start making plans for your Summer Mountain Escape! Whether you plan on joining us for Independence Day festivities, A ‘Farewell to Summer’ Labor Day Getaway or any 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, Fireworks, 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 today!

Here are the major summertime happenings:

 

June

 

  • Tuesday Farmers Market at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

    Jun 03, 2014 | 08:00AM – 01:30PM

    Enjoy farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long. The Farmer’s Market also features unique arts, crafts and handmade items by local artisans. Every Tuesday from April 1st until September 23rd. For more information please visit website.

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

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

 

  • Thursday Night Hike

    Jun 05, 2014 | 07:30PM – 08:30PM

    Join a Discovery Center naturalist to explore how the forest changes as the sun goes down.  Meet at Serrano Campground kiosk.  Hikes are not strenuous and designed for all skill levels.

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Meet at Serrano Campground Kiosk on Northshore Blvd

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

 

  • Qi Gong Health & Fitness Retreat with World Champion Master Instructor Anthony von Sager.

    Jun 6, 7 & 8, 2014

    Qi Gong – Health &  Fitness Retreat with  World Champion – Master Instructor, Anthony von Sager. Qi Gong -Tai Chi, Meditation, Fitness Classes, Yoga, Self-Defense, Hiking, Biking, Sailing, Village SPA and more. Please call for more details.

    Location: Various Outdoor and Indoor Locations in Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (800) 544-3615

 

  • Campfire Nights at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Jun 06, 2014 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

    Fridays and Saturdays, May 23 through August 29, 2014 (no campfire on concert event nights, June 28, July 19 and August 30) Starts at 7pm or 8pm depending on program

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

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

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

 

  • Fishing for $50K Trout Derby

    Jun 7-8, 2014 | 06:00AM – 02:00PM


    Enter to catch a tagged trout worth $50,000 plus many more prizes and raffles. Prizes for the remaining 14 tagged trout caught are eligible for a cash prize of $150 per tagged trout. “Weigh in Your Trout” contest awards cash prizes for biggest trout caught in adult M/F and child M/F categories.

    Stay at a Big Bear Visitors Bureau lodge and pay only a $15 entry fee per person (based on lodging occupancy). Rent a pontoon boat at a participating marina in Big Bear Lake and receive up to four FREE entries! FREE Pautzke Fire Bait for all anglers.

    An awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 8, 2014 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.

    To register for Fishin’ for $50K or to book your lodging or pontoon, log onto www.bigbear.com or call (800) 424-4232.

    Location: Registration at Big Bear Lake Visitor Center at 630 Bartlett Rd. Fish Weigh-in Station at Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Court

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

 

  • Intro to Geocaching at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Jun 07, 2014 | 09:00AM – 10:30AM

    Learn how to get involved in the world wide scavenger hunt known as geocaching. You will learn how to navigate online to find caches, how to use a GPS unit to locate caches, and learn about environmental ethics associated with the sport.

    No experience necessary, all tools provided. Class limited to 15 people.

    Please call to sign-up (909) 866-3437.

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

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

 

  • Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve Tour and Wild Flower Walks

    Jun 07, 2014 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

    Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve is a wonderful spot for wildflower viewing!

    Stop by and get information about what’s in bloom and get a chance to see the amazing pebble plain flowers found only in the Big Bear Valley!

    Tours 10am -2pm Wildflower Walk at 11:30 am

    Stroll on your own, or take a tour. For more information call (909) 484-0617 or (909) 855-3437.

    Location: Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve at Highway 18 at Holcomb Valley Rd.

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

 

  • Gold Panning at Big Bear Discovery Center

    Jun 07, 2014 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

    Short description about event: Come learn how to pan for gold!  Children will lean the process of gold panning using real panning equipment.  The “gold” is pyrite, and children can take home their findings along with an informational handout and certificate!

    Admission: $3

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

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

 

  • Summer Wine Walk in the Village

    Jun 07, 2014 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.

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

    Presale tickets for the Village Summer Wine Walk cost $30 if purchased before May 27th and will be $40 after the 27th, if any are available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bigbearlakevillage.com or www.bigbear.com and at 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.

    Wine Walk participants must be at least 21 years old.  Ticketholders receive a map of participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass, 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 and across from the Bartlett Street parking lot.

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

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

 

  • Comedy Night at the Cave

    Jun 07, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:30PM

    Join us for a night of laughter as The Cave presents comedians Derrik Murry, Jodi Miller, Josh Nasar, Karmel Humphries and Sam Ridley.

    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 6pm Concert starts at 8pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

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

 

  • 18th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

    Jun 08, 2014 | 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.

    Registration fee: 33 Miler – $80 postmarked by 5/25/2014, $100 thereafter; 15 Miler – $70 postmarked by 5/25/2014, $90 thereafter; 7 Miler – $60 postmarked by 5/25/2014, $80 thereafter

    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

 

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

    Jun 14, 2014 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


    The editors of the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo 2015 Calendar invite all photographers to enter the 2014 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, 2014 and July 30, 2014.  June 14 will be a special photo op of the animals, though participants do not need to be present that day to enter.  There will be 4 photography groups: Professional, Intermediate, Amateur and Youth (under 18 years).

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

    Winners will be published in a professionally designed 15 month calendar. All entrants will be mailed a free copy of the 2015 calendar.

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

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

 

  • Build a Birdhouse at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Jun 14, 2014 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

    Bluebirds will love your yard with this well designed birdhouse that you can build! We will provide kits for individuals or families to build together during this 2-hour program sponsored by Butcher’s Block. Class limited to 20 people, first come first served.

    Admission is $6. Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

 

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

    Jun 14, 2014 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

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

    The 2014 theme “From Wagon Wheels to Smart Automobiles – Paving the Way to a Sustainable Future” honors the history of the Valley and creates a forum for the community to express its vision for a sustainable future.

    More information on all pre and post-parade activities is available on www.oldminers.org.

    Location: In The Village of Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel:(909) 584-5949 Website: www.oldminers.org

 

  • Miss Clementine & Lucky Baldwin Scholarship Pageant at the Cave

    Jun 14, 2014 | 01:00PM – 03:00PM

    Miss Clementine & Lucky Baldwin Scholarship Pageant will take place at the Cave directly after the Big Bear Old  Miners Heritage Parade. More details to be announced soon.

    Please call or visit website in the meantime.

    Location: The Cave at Village Drive a 40789 Village Drive

    Contact: Tel:(909) 584-5949 Website: www.oldminers.org

 

  • 9th Annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival

    Jun 20 & 21, 2014 | 05:00PM – 11:30PM

    The 9th Annual Big Bear Lake Jazz Trax Summer Music Festival takes place Lakeside at the Marina Resort. Lineup and schedule is as follows.

    Friday June 20
    5:30 PM and 7:30 PM – Jazz Cruise on Miss Liberty with Flamenco group Roman Street

    Saturday June 21
    Doors Open Noon
    1PM – Saxophonist Lebron
    3PM – Japanese Jazz Fusion Group Hiroshima featuring  KOTO
    5PM – Saxophonist Richard Elliot

    Sunday  June 22
    Doors Open Noon
    1PM – California’s Premier Party Band DW3
    3PM – Sax in the City w/Paul Taylor and Marion Meadows5PM – Guitarist Norman Brown

    Jazz Trax After Party Celebrations Nightly at Nottingham’s Tavern

    Please call or visit website for ticket information or more details

    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 “Wizard of Oz” at the PAC

    Jun 20, 2014 | 07:30PM – 08:30PM

    C.A.T.S. (The Community Arts Theater Society) brings their summer musical, The Wizard of OZ to the Big Bear Performing Arts Center for 12 performances: June 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 30, July 2, 3, & 5 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances on June 22, 29 and July 6 at 1:30 p.m. The classic movie The Wizard of OZ is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. With music and script based on the movie, and featuring all the familiar characters, it’s sure to be a family favorite! The Oscar winning musical score features such wonderful songs as Over the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Bring Road and Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.

    Admission: Adults $17-$29; Seniors $16-$27; Children (under 18) $11-$20
    Tickets for all events will be available through the C.A.T.S. web site at www.bigbeartheater.org. Tickets can also be purchased through the PAC Box Office at 909-866-4970.

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

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

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Jun 21, 2014

    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 8 bass tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 12, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 27-28. This Year two new events will be the Spring Bass on April 1st and the Fall Bass Blast on October 18th ( not part of Championship series)For tournament details please visit the website or call.

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

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

 

  • 11th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

    Jun 21 & 22, 2014 | 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.org

 

  • Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2014

    Jun 27 & 28, 2014

    Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2014 takes place this year from June 27th until June 29th.  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 27th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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

    Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

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

 

  • 2nd Annual Big Bear Triathlon at Pine Knot Landing

    Jun 28, 2014 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM


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

    Olympic Triathlon to start at 7:30 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:00 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 27th at 1PM.

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

    Location: Pine Knot Landing at 439 Pine Knot Avenue

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

 

  • 35th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour

    Jun 28, 2014 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

    The 35th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour will take place on Saturday June 28th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. More details to be announced in early 2014

    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

 

  • Martha Davis and the Motels at the Cave

    Jun 28, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    Martha Davis & The Motels at the Cave.

    Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless – The Los Angeles Times’ Robert Hilburn called her “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.”

    And about the Hollywood Bowl concert just a few months ago, The Hollywood Reporter wrote: Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like “Only The Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.”

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

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

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

 

  • Music in the Mountains 2014 “The Long Run” (Eagles) & “Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience” (Chicago)

    Jun 28, 2014 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

         

    2014 Music in the Mountains presents: The Long Run, Experience the Eagles
    and Co-Headliners Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience

    “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” concerts are fund raisers for Discovery Center programming. Help contribute to sustaining visitor services, youth education and forest restoration on the mountains we love! All our tribute shows have been seen on national AXS TV and proudly voted by their fans as “World’s Greatest!”

    The first in the series are co-headliners, The Long Run, Experience The Eagles and Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience. The Big Bear Discovery Center is one of Southern California’s favorite concert venues. Enjoy an intimate, casual and fun outdoor concert experience at 7,000′ on the mountaintop of the San Bernardino Mountains! With your support, we’ll rock the mountains and raise money for nonprofit programming at The Discovery Center.

    The Discovery Center serves over 190,000 visitors annually, educates students and youth groups in and out of the classroom, and supports our restoration and trail-building initiatives!

    Free shuttle is available from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. from Meadows Edge parking area.

    Gates at 5:00 pm Concert at 6:00 pm

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

 

  • Palm Springs Film Festival in Big Bear: “One World” a FREE Screening of International Short Films

    Jun 29, 2014 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival presents “One World” a FREE Screening of International Films at the Wine Room at Wolf Creek.  Fine wine and drinks will be available as well as finger food.

    ONE WORLD Bringing the world into focus one film at a time

    Join us for ONE WORLD, an engaging program of short films that brings into focus the lives and cultures of the vastly different, yet amazingly similar people with whom we share the planet.

    ONE WORLD is an interactive, eye-opening event guaranteed to get you talking.  Each of these FREE presentations is followed by a lively guided discussion about the films you’ve just seen, how they reflect our shared experiences and their transformative power.

    ONE WORLD is appropriate for ages 16 and up.

    THERE IS ONLY ONE WORLD.Find out more about who’s sharing it with you and you may learn more about yourself.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

    Location: The Wine Room at the Wolf Creek Resort at 41421 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-2644 Website: www.psfilmfest.org/oneworld

 

July

 

  • C.A.T.S. Presents “Wizard of Oz” at the PAC

    Jul 02, 2014 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    C.A.T.S. (The Community Arts Theater Society) brings their summer musical, The Wizard of OZ to the Big Bear Performing Arts Center for 12 performances: June 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 30, July 2, 3, & 5 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances on June 22, 29 and July 6 at 1:30 p.m. The classic movie The Wizard of OZ is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. With music and script based on the movie, and featuring all the familiar characters, it’s sure to be a family favorite! The Oscar winning musical score features such wonderful songs as Over the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Bring Road and Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.

    Admission: Adults $17-$29; Seniors $16-$27; Children (under 18) $11-$20Tickets for all events will be available through the C.A.T.S. web site at www.bigbeartheater.org. Tickets can also be purchased through the PAC Box Office at 909-866-4970.

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

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

 

  • Captain John’s Independence Day Extravaganza

    Jul 04, 2014

    Live Reggae music, bring your picnic and BBQs or buy your picnic from Tropical BBQ (Hawaiian BBQ). Huge beach so bring your chairs, beach blankets and umbrellas to get your spot early. View the Big Bear Lake Rotary fireworks from Captain John’s. Rentals start at 7 a.m. Parking fee. Call for more info.

    Location: Captain Johns Marina at 39369 North Shore Dr. Fawnskin

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6478 Website: www.fawnharbor.com

 

  • The 28th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show

    Jul 04, 2014 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    The 28th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show with Unique One-of-a-Kind Items, Family Fun Activities, Live Entertainment, Patio Dining, and Wyatt’s serving Full Menu & Full Service Bar. For more info please visit website or call.

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

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

 

  • Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival

    Jul 04, 2014 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM


    The Big Bear Summer Artwalk takes place July 4-6 in the heart of the Big Bear Village.

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

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

    The newly renovated Village and the new Bartlett Events Center will be ready for this year’s Events starting in July with the 2014 Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival! Make plans to experience the Artwalk Festival, meet the Artists and enjoy the day supporting the Arts in Beautiful Big Bear Lake, SoCal’s Leisure Travel and Getaway Destination!

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

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

 

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

    Jul 04, 2014 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

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

    Tickets at: Shelli’s Hallmark at 42166 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315(909) 866-4882
    or the Big Bear Visitors Bureau www.bigbear.com for online ticket sales or in-person at 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake, Ca
    Telephone:  (909) 866-4607 ext. 944

    No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

    Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4607 Website: www.bigbear.com/things-to-do/special-events/4th-of-july/

 

  • Fourth of July Cruise on Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat

    Jul 04, 2014 | 08:00PM – 10:00PM

    Cruise launches at 8 p.m. and returns approximately at 10 p.m. Cruise includes a non-alcoholic drink ticket, light hors d’oeuvres. Beer, wine, soft drinks and assorted snacks available for purchase in the cash only galley. Admission: Adults $80; Children (12 and under) $40. For more information and reservations call the Pine Knot Marina office during business hours.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8129 Website: www.pineknotlanding.com

 

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show

    Jul 04, 2014 | 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

 

 

  • 73rd Annual Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show

    Jul 11, 2014 | 10:15AM – 05:00PM

    The 73rd Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show at The Performing Arts Center.

    This year’s them is “A Garden Party.”

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

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

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

    Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6777

 

  • The 7th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest

    Jul 12, 2014 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM


    The 7th 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 Races for Kayaks, Canoes, and Stand Up Paddleboards on Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company.  Spectators can demo kayaks and SUPs as well as visit the festival site which will have music, food, sports vendors and much more.

    For complete schedule please go to www.bigbearpaddlefest.com.

    Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

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

 

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

    Jul 12, 2014 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

    The 2014 Big Bear Old Miners Association International Chili Society Sanctioned Chili Cook Off at the Bartlett Events Area 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! Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

 

  • Old Time Bear Country Fair at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Jul 12, 2014 | 10:00AM – 03:00PM

    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.bigbearzoo.org

 

  • Old Miners 4th Annual Outhouse Races in the Village

    Jul 12, 2014 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

    Big Bear Valley’s newest sport returns in the 4th  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 Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Website: www.oldminers.org

 

  • “Berlin featuring Terri Nunn” at the Cave

    Jul 18, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    “Berlin” Featuring Terri Nunn at the Cave. For fans of  electronic music – and the far-reaching wave of style and pop culture that followed in the wake of the 80s – Berlin vocalist Terri Nunn is an icon.   Still performing and recording more than 20 years after the release of the groundbreaking debut, Pleasure Victim, Terri and Berlin are currently touring in support of 4Play, the group’s impressive 10th release. An eclectic and ambitious album, 4Play is comprised of new material along with both electronic and alternative rock covers from a first rate selection of artists – David Bowie, Depeche Mode and industrial-Goth icon Marilyn Manson, to name a few.

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

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

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

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Jul 19, 2014

    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 8 bass tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 12, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 27-28. This Year two new events will be the Spring Bass on April 1st and the Fall Bass Blast on October 18th ( not part of Championship series)For tournament details please visit the website or call.

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

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

 

  • Old Miners Doo Dah Parade/Ride n’ Tide Race/Moose Festival/Loggers/Miners Jubilee in Fawnskin

    Jul 19, 2014 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

    Old Miners 2014 ends with a bang with their annual Doo Dah Parade in Fawnskin. New events this year include a Mountain Bike Ride n’ Tide Race, The Fawnskin Moose Festival and the Loggers & Miners Jubilee. Fun for all.

    Doodah Parade from 10am – 11am
    The Doo Dah Parade in Fawnskin, in conjunction with the 65th annual Old Miners Days celebration of Big Bear is outrageous and hilarious. After enjoying a hearty breakfast in Fawnskin, come watch one of Big Bear’s wackiest traditions. Although famous as the World’s Shortest Parade, it sure isn’t short on fun. The three blocks of “downtown” Fawnskin are lined with folks who make special trips up the mountain just to see this great spoof of a parade. FREE to spectators $10 Parade Entry

    1st Annual Ride n’ Tide Mountain Bike Race
    Registration 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.; Race Time 9 a.m. – 11 a.m at the Big Bear Moose Lodge in Fawnskin

    In earlier days gone by, two-person teams would race a burro from Pioneertown to the trails of Holcomb Valley during Old Miners Days. Now, Teams of two will race a single bike in a 10-mile loop beginning and ending in Fawnskin. The bike must be swapped at least twice and both riders must reach the finish-line together.FREE to Spectators, $50 Entry Fee

    Loggers & Miners Jubilee 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Big Bear Moose Lodge

    After the Doo Dah Parade, numerous logging and mining contests will be held including the Tomahawk Throw, Biscuit Cut, Jack & Jill Cross Cut, competition Gold Panning and Ore Mucking. Events include both single and team contest categories. FREE to Spectators, $5-$10 Entry per participant, per Contest

    Please call or visit website for more details.

    Location: Downtown Fawnskin

    Contact: Tel:(909) 229-6725 Doo Dah Parade (909) 584-5949 Ride n Tide (909) 641-3643 Loggers Jubilee Website: www.oldminers.org

 

  • Masonic Lodge Big Breakfast

    Jul 19, 2014 | 08:30AM – 11:00AM

    Join the Friends of The Masons for and all-you-can-eat breakfast plus Saturday morning cartoons and a Big Bear History show. Masonic Child ID Program will be available free during breakfast. The menu includes eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice and all the trimmings.

    Admission: Adults – $6; Children under 12 – $3

    Special thanks to Grizzly Manor Café for donating all the food. So treat yourself and your family, and assist the Masonic Lodge in its fund raising efforts. Other dates for the Big Breakfasts are July 19 August 16 and September 20.

    Location: Masonic Lodge at 385 Summit Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-2531 Website: www.bigbearmasons.com

 

  • The 12th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

    Jul 19, 2014 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    The 12th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour sponsored by the Sierra Club Big Bear group is set to take place on Saturday, July 19th. 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

 

  • Music in the Mountains 2014 “DSB” A Tribute to Journey and “The Petty Breakers” (Tom Petty)

    Jul 19, 2014 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

                        

    2014 Music in the Mountains presents  “DSB:The World’s Favorite to Journey” and “Big Bear Jr Strings

    Gates: 5:00 pm  Concert: 6:00 pm

    $30 General admission. $40-45 bench seat with parking. Teens (13-18); $10 general admission; all events 12 & under are admitted FREE for general admission seating only. Music loving pets on leash always welcome and admitted FREE. General admission tickets valid in open and casual seating areas only.

    SEASON PASS SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE; $115 ADULT (18+) For more details please visit website.

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

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

 

  • 1st Annual Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fondo and the Grizzly 100

    Jul 26, 2014 | 07:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

    Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

 

  • “Spirits of the West” Brewfest at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Jul 26, 2014 | 11:00AM – 05:00PM

    Big Bear Valley celebrates the 10th Annual “National Day of the Cowboy” with “Spirits of the West” Brewsfest.

    The Brewsfest is a family event.  Enjoy live music all day and an evening concert with the Doo Wah Riders performing. Family activities will go on all day with games, contests and over 40 different brews & spirits to taste. There are tastings for kids too with root beer, sarsaparilla and birch beer.

    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

 

Beyond

 

  • 5th Annual Tour de Big Bear

    Aug 02, 2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

    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.

 

  • 13th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

    Aug 02, 2014 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

    The 13th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 in beautiful downtown Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun! For more details please visit website.

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

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

 

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

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

    The Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 8th through Sunday August 10th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at 4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

 

  • The 15th Annual “Art on The Lake”

    Aug 15, 2014 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

      The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 15th Annual Fine Arts Festival: “Art on the Lake” which  kicks off Friday evening with an opening night reception set to take place from 7 pm to 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday hours will be 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and admission is FREE.

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

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

  • Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2014

    Aug 21, 2014

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

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

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

 

  • Big Bear Yoga Festival at Camp Oakes

    Aug 22, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014

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

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

    Contact: Website: www.bigbearyogafestival.com

 

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

    Aug 23, 2014 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

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

    Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area on Northshore Blvd

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Aug 31, 2014 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

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

    Gates: 5:00 pm  Concert: 6:00 pm

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

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

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

 

  • Endure The Bear Trail Run

    Sep 06, 2014 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • 19th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 06, 2014 | 09:30AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

    For more information call or visit website.

    Location: Chad’s Place at 40824 Big Bear Blvd

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

 

  • 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 13, 2014 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

  • The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

    Sep 19, 2014 | 10:00AM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

  • Autumn Wine Walk in the Village

    Sep 20, 2014 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Sep 27, 2014 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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