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big-bear-ski-resortHello everyone! It has been downright frigid the last few days here in Big Bear but that is perfect for making snow. For the past week Big Bear Mountain has been the only So-Cal Ski Resort open, but that is changing because Snow Summit officially opens for the season Friday, December 6, 2013. Both ski resorts and snow play areas have been making snow continuously and have good coverage in place for wintertime fun!

If you are planning on visiting us in Big Bear for the holidays, now is the time to book a cabin because they are filling up VERY fast!! Visit us at RSVacations.net and book your perfect Big Bear Cabin today – before they’re all gone!!

We do have some snow and freezing temps in the forecast for the weekend so if you are planning to travel in the Big Bear area, please have chains, extra food and blankets and warm clothing in your car.

12-5-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

There are a few events happening around town this weekend (see below), several live music venues as well as some great holiday shopping in the newly renovated Village of Big Bear Lake. Be sure to check out the cozy, outdoor fire pits located around the Village, take a horse and carriage ride around town and bring the kids to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Here are some of the special events:

  • “Big Bear Loves Chocolate” at Bed & Breakfasts, Copper Q and Sugar Pine Bakery

Dec 07, 2013 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

A Big Bear Bed and Breakfast Experience, a collection of local B&B’s in Big Bear   Valley, is hosting “Big Bear Loves Chocolate” on Saturday, December 7th, from   1:00-4:00 pm.  A self-guided tour to pick up delectable chocolate treats,  think   of it as “trick or treating” for adults!  Guests may tour four local Bed & Breakfast   Inns, all decorated for the holidays, as well as two local businesses who will all be   making something very special for the occasion.  Some will have a treat to sample,   as well as something to take home with you. (If you can keep yourself from eating it on the way)!   The tour is FREE, but you must bring a flyer with you that you can   download from the group’s website:  www.bigbearbnb.com.  The flyer will list all the stops you can make on your quest for chocolate!

For more information, please call Eagle’s Nest Bed and Breakfast, at (909) 866-6465 or visit website.

Location: At Various Local Bed & Breakfests, Copper Q and Sugar Pine Bakery

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-6465 Website: www.bigbearbnb.com

  • Winter Voice Recital at The PAC

Dec 08, 2013 | 02:00PM – 04:00PM

Discover the most accomplished, award-winning vocal talent in Big Bear Meet the NEW “Carnegie Kids”! Four more Big Bear High School Seniors are going to be performing on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City in February!

Don’t miss this truly entertaining event: One Performance Only: Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center Theater in Big Bear Lake

The Big Bear Masonic Lodge No. 617 in concert with the Voice Studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja is pleased to sponsor this event. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $10 for students.

Net proceeds from the recital will help the Masonic Lodge provide a place for individual and civic groups to hold community events at reasonable rates.

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

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4907 Website: www.citybigbearlake,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!

Even though winter doesn’t “officially” begin for a couple more weeks, it is already in full swing here in the mountains. The Ski Resorts and Snow Play are open, the temperatures are brisk and the holiday spirit is all around. Following is a list of some of the upcoming special events happening around the valley. When you find something that sounds fun, visit our website at RSVacations.net and book a Big Bear Cabin for your perfect Big Bear Escape!

 

December

 

  • “Big Bear Loves Chocolate” at Bed & Breakfasts, Copper Q and Sugar Pine Bakery

Dec 07, 2013 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

 

A Big Bear Bed and Breakfast Experience, a collection of local B&B’s in Big Bear   Valley, is hosting “Big Bear Loves Chocolate” on Saturday, December 7th, from   1:00-4:00 pm.  A self-guided tour to pick up delectable chocolate treats,  think   of it as “trick or treating” for adults!  Guests may tour four local Bed & Breakfast   Inns, all decorated for the holidays, as well as two local businesses who will all be   making something very special for the occasion.  Some will have a treat to sample,   as well as something to take home with you. (If you can keep yourself from eating it on the way)!   The tour is FREE, but you must bring a flyer with you that you can   download from the group’s website:  www.bigbearbnb.com.  The flyer will list all the stops you can make on your quest for chocolate!

For more information, please call Eagle’s Nest Bed and Breakfast, at (909) 866-6465 or visit website.

 

Location: At Various Local Bed & Breakfests, Copper Q and Sugar Pine Bakery

 

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-6465 Website: www.bigbearbnb.com

  • Winter Voice Recital at The PAC

    Dec 08, 2013 | 02:00PM – 04:00PM

    Discover the most accomplished, award-winning vocal talent in Big Bear Meet the NEW “Carnegie Kids”! Four more Big Bear High School Seniors are going to be performing on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City in February!

    Don’t miss this truly entertaining event: One Performance Only: Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center Theater in Big Bear Lake
    The Big Bear Masonic Lodge No. 617 in concert with the Voice Studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja is pleased to sponsor this event. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $10 for students.

    Net proceeds from the recital will help the Masonic Lodge provide a place for individual and civic groups to hold community events at reasonable rates.

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

    Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4907 Website: www.citybigbearlake,com

 

  • Classic Movie Night at the Cave “White Christmas”

    Dec 11, 2013 | 06:30PM – 09:00PM

    The Cave Presents Classic Movie Night with “White Christmas”.

    The Cave would like to welcome the holiday season by offering classic movie nights!

    Kicking off Wednesday, December 11 with Irvin Berlin’s wonderful “White Christmas”. Adult beverages and food will be available. We offer a delicious variety of beer and wine. Try our gourmet grilled cheese made with premium cheeses!

    Bring the whole family to celebrate with laughter, warm wishes and good times with our family here at The Cave. Cheers!  Tickets are available online and on sale now!

    Doors open at 5:30 pm
    Show starts at 6:30 pm
    Admission: $5.00 all ages welcome
    Children 5 and under are free (with purchase of adult ticket)

    You can also reserve your seats by calling us:(909) 878-0204

    Other shows and dates include:December 18: Miracle on 34th Street December 23: It’s a Wonderful Life

 

  • Annual Holiday Gallery Reception at the Gallery in the Village

    Dec 13, 2013 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

    The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is holding its annual Holiday Reception on Friday December 13th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Wine and Finger Food. Meet the featured artist Debra Oxley who specializes in etched and craved glass.

    Location: The Gallery at 40750 Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4161 Website:www.bigbearartscouncil.org

 

  • Goldsmith’s Board House Race Series # 1 at Snow Summit

    Dec 15, 2013 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

    A snowboarding event at Snow Summit Ski Resort. Starts at 10 AM. Registration between 8:00 and 9:30 AM.

    Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

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

 

  • USASA Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

    Dec 15, 2013 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • Classic Movie Night at the Cave with “Miracle on 34th Street”

    Dec 18, 2013 | 06:30PM – 07:30PM

    The Cave Presents Classic Movie Night with “Miracle on 34th Street”.

    In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

    Admission: $5 Children 5 and under FREE. Doors Open: 5:30 PM Show Starts at 6:30 PM. Adult Beverages and food available.

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

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

 

  • “A Christmas Carol… Askew” at the PAC

    Dec 19, 2013 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

    christmas carol askewThe Big Bear Theatre Project presents it’s own hilarious version of the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Steve Cassling, Ty Warren, and Brian Adams are together again, playing all the familiar Dickens characters and some that were never meant to be part of the story. The show is done in the ‘panto’ style of theatre, so be ready for good jokes, bad jokes, political humor, songs, guys in dresses, and lots of audience involvement.

    ‘A Christmas Carol… askew’ opens Dec. 19th for a four show run at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.

    Shows start at 7:30pm on Thurs, Fri., and Sat. (12/19, 12/20,12/21) with a 2:00 matinee on Sunday (12/22). Come laugh until your face hurts!

    Call (909) 866-4970 for tickets or buy them on-line at www.citybigbearlake.com    Tickets are only $10. for adults and $5. for students and seniors.

    To find out more about the Big Bear Theatre Project, visit www.bigbeartheatreproject.com

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

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

 

  • Bald Eagle Volunteer Count at The Big Bear Discovery Center

    Dec 21, 2013 | 08:00AM – 10:00AM

    Volunteer to help the USFS count the bald eagles wintering on the San Bernardino National Forest.  Please dress warm and bring your own binoculars.
    December 21; January 11; February 8; March 8

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

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

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

 

  • Classic Movie Night at the Cave with “It’s a Wonderful Life”

    Dec 23, 2013 | 06:30PM – 09:00PM

    The Cave Presents Classic Movie Night with “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

    George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, which leads to a very happy ending…

    Admission: $5 Children 5 and under FREE. Doors Open: 5:30 PM Show Starts at 6:30 PM. Adult Beverages and food available.

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

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

 

  • Holiday Classic Movie Day at the Cave

    Dec 25, 2013

    Holiday Classic Movie Day at the Cave. The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 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: (909) 878-0500 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

  • 1st Annual “Winter Kick Off Party” at the Cave with Warren Miller Ski Film and Live Music

    Dec 26, 2013 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    1st Annual Winter Kick Off Party at The Cave with Warren Miller Productions “Ticket to Ride”

    Join us as we kick off winter with the 2013 premiere of Warren Miller’s “Ticket to Ride” sponsored by Bear Mountain Resorts.

    Live entertainment after the movie by The Wheeland Brothers from Newport Beach. Their style, Sublime attitude with a Jack Johnson vibe bringing you a mash up of acoustic beach rock and ukulele hip hop reggae. Their songs cover a full spread of punk reggae, acoustic hip hop, and ukulele bonfire jams.

    Don’t miss out and Reserve your tickets now!

    Admission: $20.00 (includes swag bag)  Grand prize giveaway from Bear Mountain Resorts!  Raffles, food and adult beverages will be served.

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

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

 

  • Bald Eagle Celebration at Big Bear Discovery Center

    Dec 27, 2013 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

    Join Forest Service Biologist for a 1-hour presentation on the biology of eagles and why they winter in the Big Bear Valley; great for families to learn together about our National Bird! December 27; January 11; February 8; March 8 11am-12pm   Free to the Public. Donations appreciated!

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

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

 

  • Guided Snowshoe Tours at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Dec 28, 2013 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest. Learn how to snowshoe, go for a guided trek through the forest, and have some exploration time as well!  Dependent on snow conditions; call for more details.  Reservations suggested, call or go online December 28 – March 2 All Saturdays; 2 tours; 9am-12pm; 1pm-4pm All Sundays; 1 tour; 9am-12pm $30 adult; $20 youth (ages 8-12)

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

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

 

  • Annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit

    Dec 31, 2013 | 07:00PM – 08:30PM


    After a great day on the slopes on New Years Eve guests will be treated to a torchlight parade (7:00 p.m. start time), which will serpentine down Miracle Mile run at Snow Summit. A spectacular sight to see as 100 skiers and snowboarders carry torches down Miracle Mile to weave a mysterious path of light to ring in the New Year.

    Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

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

 

 

  • Snow Summit New Year’s Party

    Dec 31, 2013 08:00PM – Jan 01, 2014 12:00AM

    After a terrific day on the slopes on New Year’s Eve, guest will be treated to a torchlight parade at 7:00 pm followed up by Summit’s New Year Eve Party starting at 8:00 pm. For more details please call (909) 866-5766 or visit website.

    Website: www.snowsummit.com

    Location: 880 Summit Blvd

    Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

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

 

  • New Year’s Eve Party at Bear Mountain

    Dec 31, 2013 09:00PM – Jan 01, 2014 12:00AM

    Keep the excitement going after a day on the snow by bringing in the New Year with live music, food, and much more! Bear Mountain Party begins at 9:00 PM. For more details please call (909) 585-2519 or visit website.

    Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

    Location: 43101 Gold Mine Drive

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

 

January

 

  • Burton Mountain Festival at Bear Mountain

 

Jan 03, 2014 – Jan 05, 2014

 

The Burton Mountain Festival is set to take over the slopes of Bear Mountain with a host of free on-snow entertainment, good vibes, product giveaways and more on Friday, January 3rd through Sunday, January 5th. Call or visit website for more details

 

Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

 

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

  • South Series Ski Race Slalom at Snow Summit

    Jan 04, 2014 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

    A slalom ski race at Snow Summit for USSA members. Please visit www.snowsummitraceteam.org for details.

    Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

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

 

  • USASA Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

    Jan 05, 2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

    Jan 11, 2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM


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

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • ANDREW DICE CLAY at the Cave

    Jan 24, 2014 | 08:00PM – 11:30PM

    Stand-up comedian Andrew Dice Clay, known as the “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy,” makes a rare appearance at The Cave on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2014. Clay will perform his bad-boy style of comedy that made him legendary, including his infamous nursery rhymes. Special guest Eleanor Kerrigan is the opening act and Andrew Dice Clay’s sons Dylan and Max close the show with their rock band LA Rocks. The show starts at 8 p.m. each night.

    Ticket prices for general theatre seating range from $60 to $125. VIP pit table tickets that include cocktail/bottle service are $500. VIP box ticket packages are also available for parties of 12 or more. The show contains graphic language, adult satire and strong sexual content. Anyone 17 and under requires adult supervision. There are no refunds given based on show content. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

    To purchase tickets in advance log onto www.thecavebigbear.com or call 909-878-0204. Advance tickets and/or lodging packages are also available at www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232.

    Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive

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

 

  • USASA Slopestyle at Bear Mountain

    Jan 26, 2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

 

 

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Fall Colors and houseBig Bear Lake is absolutely ‘alive’ with color this week! I honestly cannot remember a year when the autumn colors were so vivid. Maybe it is because of all the summer rains we had, but it is stunning up here right now!! The chilly nights are perfect for a snuggly evening with a fire in the fireplace and the daytime temps are perfectly pleasant for a bike ride, hike or stroll through The Village. These wonderful autumn days wont last long though, winter will be here soon enough (check out next Thursday on the weather)! Enjoy a quick mountain getaway before the snow flies. Visit us at RSVacations.net and book a cozy Big Bear Cabin. Don’t forget to check out our packages!!

Here are this week’s details:

 

10-3-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

We didn’t receive a What’s up In Big Bear flyer this week, so here is a link to Tuesday’s post with Events.

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

The beautiful Fall Season has arrived in Big Bear Lake and you know what that means! Oktoberfest is here!! Along with this annual festival, we have many more special events going on, and as always, tons of activities you can take part in while you’re here. Come up and see what a 4-Season Resort is all about!

The Special Events just keep coming – there is no slowing down in Big Bear!! Check out the list below, then visit RSVacations.net to book a cabin. Don’t forget to check back on Wednesdays for some incredible deals! Come on up and enjoy Big Bear in the Autumn!! Here is what is coming up this month, next month and beyond:

September

 

  • The Bighorn Mountain Men 30th Annual Rendezvous

    Sep 1/2 2013 | 08:00AM – 06:00PM & Sep 6/7 2013 | 08:00AM – 06:00PM

    The Bighorn Mountain Men 30th Annual Rendezvous The Bighorn Mountain Men will be celebrating their 30th Annual Rendezvous this year which takes place at the Holcomb Valley Boy Scout Camp for two weekends (August 30-September 2) and September 6-7) Come see hundreds of people recreate the Fur Trade period of our history. Learn how people prior to 1840 camped in tents and teepees, what they wore, and the tools they used. Open to the Public 8am to 6pm. All visitors must exit camp by 6pm. Adults $5 and 11 years and younger FREE. Scouts in uniform are also FREE. For more details please visit website.

    Location: Holcomb Valley Boy Scout Camp (Highway 38 to Van Duesen Road and Follow Signs)

    Contact: Tel: (951) 780-9331 Website: www.bighornmountainmen.com

  • Endure The Bear Trail Run

    Sep 07, 2013 | 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.  Please visit website for updates.

    Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

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

 

  • 18th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 07, 2013 | 09:30AM – 05:00PM

    18th 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 Northwoods Resort & Conference Center, 40650 Village Drive. For more information call or visit website.

    Location: Northwoods Resort & Conference Center at 40650 Village Drive

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

  • YOUNG EAGLES – FREE Airplane Rides for Kids at Big Bear City Airport

    Sep 14, 2013 | 09:00AM – 11:00AM

    The Young Eagles program is held at the Airport August 10th and September 14th month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m The Young Eagles program was started by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in an effort to stimulate interest in aviation for young people. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 are offered a free airplane ride around the Big Bear area by pilots from the Pilot’s Association. Each child will be given a preflight review of the basics of flight and the main parts of an airplane prior to the flight. No appointments are necessary, but each child must be accompanied by a parent or adult who must sign a release of liability for the child and can then take pictures of the happy flyer after their flight. Due to inclement weather at times in Big Bear, Young Eagles flights may be cancelled at short notice.  For further information on this program call Big Bear Airport Pilots Association – Roger Schmidt at (909)547-0832.  For additional background information and activity suggestions log on to the Young Eagles web site at http://www.youngeagles.org.

    Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 547-0832 Website: www.youngeagles.org.

  • 43rd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Weekends – Sept. 14, 2013 – Oct. 26,02013 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for seven consecutive weekends, September 14 through October 26 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.

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

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

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Sep 15, 2013


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

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

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

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

    Sep 20, 2013 06:00PM – Sep 22, 2013 12:00PM

    So Cal’s all new 100 and 50 mile Ultras.  Trail running in the San Bernardino Mountains at its finest will be on display for the Kodiak 100 and the (by popular demand) Kodiak 50. This is a spectacular course that circles the entire valley. 100 Mile Race Start Time – Friday September 20 at 6:00 PM at The Village of Big Bear Lake. 50 Mile Race Start Time – Saturday September 21 at 6:00 AM at Holcomb Valley Campground. Finish Expo and Awards in The Village of Big Bear Lake.  For more details please visit website

    Location: Race Venue in Village. Course is on Forest Trail.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 553-9154 Website: www.kodiak100.com

  • The Big Bear International Film Festival

    Sept. 20 – 22, 2013

    The 2013 Big Bear International Film Festival takes place September 20-22. Film screenings and workshops will be held at the PAC, Northwoods Resort, and the Village Theaters Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  More details to be announced.

    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

  • 14th Annual Big Bear Lake Coastal Cleanup Day

    Sep 21, 2013 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

    The 13th Annual Big Bear Lake Coastal Cleanup Day.   Be part of the solution to marine pollution! California Coastal Clean-up Day helps keep our lake clean and is a great way for our community to join together, to take care of our fragile lake. Become part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world. Meet at Juniper Point on the North Shore at 9:00 AM. Large groups should call Alan Sharp at (909) 866-3218 or e-mail alan@bigbearmarina.com  Small groups or individuals can show up at Juniper Point. Event is from 9am to noon and CCC provides gloves and bags for clean-up.

    Location: Juniper Point on North Shore ( ¾ mile west of Stanfield Cutoff)

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3218 Website: www.coastalcleanupday.org

  • 10th Annual Hot Dawgz and Handrails at Bear Mountain Resort

    Sep 21, 2013 | 11:00AM – 07:00PM

    Bear Mountain Resorts presents the 10th annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort Saturday September 21, 2013. Competition is from 2:00 PM until dark. Come early to check out the vendors booths which open at 11:00 AM. The snowboard competition will feature Top Pros competing for Cash Prizes. There will be dozens of brands set up in booth city, enter to win great stuff in contests, check out the scene at the Beach Bar. Admission for public is FREE!

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

  • Autumn Wine Walk in the Village

    Sep 21, 2013 | 03:00PM – 08:00PM

    The Village Business Association presents their annual Autumn Wine Walk on Saturday, September 21st.

    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, Paisley Boutique, Cedar Rose, 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

  • Theatre at the Mansion 2013: “Wyatt Earp”

    Sep 22, 2013 | 03:00PM – 05:00PM

    Theatre at the Historic Knickerbocker Mansion with the Great-Grandnephew of the legendary Wyatt Earp with more tales of the Earp family, the OK Corral and one of the most interesting periods of time in the history of the West.  Dinner in the historic Mansion’s beautiful dining room follows the performance at 5:00 pm for those who choose to join us for dinner with special new menu selections prepared by Chef Robert.    Performance: $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors – Dinner: $20 Reservations: 909-585-5916.

    Location: Knickerbocker Mansion at at 869 Knickerbocker Road

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

  • The Traveling Vietnam Wall at Meadow Park

    Sep 26, 2013 10:00AM – Sep 28, 2013 05:00PM

    The Traveling Vietnam Wall will be visiting Big Bear Lake September 26-28, 2013. Thursday September 26th will be visitation day for the the students of Bear Valley Unified School District , Friday September 27th will be visitation day for active military from local base, General Public is invited on Saturday September 28th. More details to follow

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-2638 Website: www.avtt.org

  • 6th Annual 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker Memorial Run for Freedom

    Sep 28, 2013 | 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: http://beta.active.com/fawnskin-ca/running/6th-annual-1st-lt-jared-m-landaker-memorial-run-for-freedom-2013

  • D.O.V.E.S. Starry Starry Night: “All the Glitters” at the Bear Cave Entertainment Center

    Sep 28, 2013 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    D.O.V.E.S. annual “Starry Starry Night” will take place at Bear Cave Entertainment Center. Great Music, Great Food and Great Friends.Exciting & Unique Live and Silent Auction Items. Tickets $60 per person. For tickets and more information please call (909) 866-1546

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-1546 Website: www.doves4help.org

  • An Intimate Evening of Food and Wine at Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room

    Sep 28, 2013 | 05:30PM – 10:00PM

    Le Dolce Vita with Karen Stewart of Four Brix Winery and Chef Steven Stroh’s Pestos present “An Intimate Evening of Food and Wine” For more details please call or visit website.

    Location: Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room 40645 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-1538 Website: www.ldvtastingroom.com

October

  • Big Bear Lake October Troutfest

    Oct 05, 2013 | 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! More details to be announced.

    Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road

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

  • California State MTN Bike Endurance Championships

    Oct 05, 2013 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

    Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Race hosted at La Montana’s with course on National Forest Trails. Registration takes place at La Montana’s on Friday from 3-5pm and on Saturday from 7:00-9:30 am. Races start at 10:00 am. Please see website or call (909) 633-6729 for more details.

    Location: La Montanas at 42164 Moonridge Road

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

  • 43rd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Weekends Oct 05, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013| 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for seven consecutive weekends, September 14 through October 26 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.

    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

    Saturday Nights beginning Oct. 5, 2013 | 06:15PM – 09:00PM


    Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo   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 6:15 PM and close at 6:30 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

  • 2nd Annual Big Bear Ridge Trail Run at Bear Mountain Ski Resort

    Oct 06, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

    2nd ANNUAL BIG BEAR RIDGE TRAIL RUN features a 24 and 13 miles courses as well as a shorter 10K course and is the final race of the Race Ready Trail Series 2013.

    The 24 miler is one big loop in the San Bernardino National Forest, consisting of fires roads and single track. The race starts at 7,000-feet elevation and runners will reach the highest elevation behind Snow Summit Ski Resort at 8,000-feet elevation.

    The 13 miler is also one big loop in the San Bernardino National Forest, consisting of a mix fires roads and single track. It also starts at 7,000 feet elevation with runners reaching the highest elevation behind Snow Summit Ski Resort at 8,000-feet elevation.

    The 10K will have a section of out and back. This race also starts at 7,000-feet elevation and will reach its highest point at 8,000-feet. Runners will enjoy the same spectacular views as the longer runs.

    Registration is on Saturday October 5th from 3-5 pm and Sunday October 6th at 7:00 am at La Montana Mexican Restaurant 42164 Moonridge Road.

    Race Start is at 9:00 am at Bear Mountain Ski Resort 43101 Goldmine Drive.

    Awards ceremonies and taco feed at La Montana’s in the early afternoon.

    Website: www.racereadytrailseries.com

    Location: 43101 Goldmine Drive.

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

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

  • Oktoberfest “Unplugged”

    Oct 11 & 18  2013 | 06:00PM – 11:30PM

    New 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 11 and October 18. The cost is $95 per person, which includes a five-course pairing meal, entertainment, a commemorative one-liter dimple stein, and free admission for Saturday’s Oktoberfest celebration. 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

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

    Oct 27, 2013 | 01:00PM – 05:00PM

    Bring the children on this special day for a late afternoon/early evening of Tricks ‘n Treat–The Graveyard, Pumpkin Patch, Electric Dungeon of Doom, Witches Brew, Scarecrow Land, Witches Lair, and Goblins throughout the park.  Also enjoy seeing the park 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, 2013 | 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

 

November

 

  • C.A.T.S. Presents “Christmas in the Mountains” at the PAC

    Nov 15, 2013 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    CATS presents a musical variety show, CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS featuring an original play, “Screwge of Starvation Flats, A Big Bear Christmas Carol”at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center Nov. 15, 16, 20, 22. 23, 26, 29,30at7:30 & Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1 at 1:30. All performances are reserved seating, and prices, depending on date and location of seats, range from$16 to$28 for Adults, $15 to $26 for Seniors and $9 to $19 for Kids under the age of 18. For info and tickets go to the CATS website at www.bigbeartheater.org or contact 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

  • The 1st Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

    Nov 28, 2013 | 08:30AM – 12:30PM

    The 1st 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, $45 for 6 mile and $55 for 9 miles.

    To register and for more information please visit www.bigbearturkeytrot.com

  • Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Nov 29, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Let the shopping season begin! A unique high country shopping experience with a holiday flare. Sixty plus handmade vendors from throughout the Western United States. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on the list. The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. each day and the shopping fun continues until 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:00 pm on Sunday. Admission is $3.00 for adults with children 12 and under FREE! For more information please call (909)585-3000 or visit website.

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

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

  • Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

    Nov 29, 2013 | 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 22nd. 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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In Big Bear, the 4th of July is so much more than just a (spectacular!) Fireworks show. We have activities and events to satisfy everyone in your family or group. Whether you’re looking for thrills, relaxation, shopping, entertainment, or just getting in touch with nature – we have it all…and then some!

RS Vacations still has a few homes left and do we have a deal for you! Visit us today and book your Big Bear Cabin before they’re all gone!

Celebrate July 4th : Stay 3 Nights and Get the 4th Night FREE

June 30 to July 8, 2013 – Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE and celebrate the 4th with us in cooler mountain weather. Savor all the summer activities Big Bear has to offer and enjoy a good old fashioned 4th and Big Bear’s SPECTACULAR fireworks show over the lake.
Discount automatically applies with Online Booking or call us today and we will help you with the booking process.
NOTE: Discount can NOT apply to existing reservations. This offer can NOT be combined with other RS Vacations booking discounts. Minimum stay of 4 nights required.

Here are just some of the things to do this Independence Day weekend:

  • See a Show: CATS presents OKLAHOMA! at the PAC
  • Hear some great, live music: Rock out to some amazing tribute bands at The Cave in the Village. Listen to the hits of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, ZZ Top and more! Check out some local musical talent at the Skeleton Key or one of our local bars/clubs.
  • Take in some Art: The 8th Annual Village Art Walk features 40+ artists, food, live music and more.
  • Experience an Old Time Bear Country Fair: Face painting, jewelry making, bear roaring contest and more! Which of our resident bears can eat a pie fastest? Visit the Big Bear Alpine Zoo and find out!
  • Check out some great Crafts: Visit the 27th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show. Food, music, and activities as well. At the Convention Center.
  • Get out on Big Bear Lake: Rent a boat, kayak, canoe, wave runner, paddleboard or peddleboat from a local marina. Take a cruise on a pirate ship or an authentic paddleboat. Kick back at Swim Beach and play on the giant lake slide. See the lake from above while parasailing.
  • Get into the National Forest: Take a hike, a 4×4 Jeep tour, a horseback ride, ride a zipline or ride the sky chair and mountain bike down.
  • Wander through the Village: It may be under construction, but the Village of Big Bear Lake IS OPEN! Browse quaint shops, sample some amazing fudge (YUM!), watch a live cooking demonstration or have an outstanding meal in one of the restaurants.
  • Have some family fun: Zoom down the Alpine Slide, splash down the Waterslide, take a unique segway tour, go ice skating, play Laser-Tag, go bowling, visit the Zoo, or rent some bikes and ride the Alpine Pedal Path.
  • Relax: Get a massage, get a mani-pedi, sit out on the deck or in the spa of your RS Vacations Cabin and listen to the breeze and the birds.
  • Watch that amazing Fireworks Show: No matter where you choose to view it, you wont be disappointed!

Please join us in beautiful Big Bear Lake this Independence Day weekend and make some lasting memories with the people you love! See you soon!!

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

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

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

This Month:

  • Spring Wine Walk in the Village

Jun 01, 2013 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

  • Team Big Bear Big Bear Shoot-Out

Jun 02, 2013 | 11:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jun 07, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

  • 3rd Annual Big Bear Spiritual Experience

Jun 07, 2013 – Jun 10, 2013

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-7100

  • Fishing for $50K Trout Derby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Outdoors Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jun 08, 2013 | 10:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

  • 17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 09, 2013 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

Starting at the water’s edge of Big Bear Lake, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run brings runners deep into the heart of the most scenic area in Big Bear, Holcomb Valley. Breathtaking views of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area, Big Bear Lake, and the surrounding valley can be seen from the miles of single track running along the Pacific Crest Trail.  The Holcomb Valley Trail Run offers three separate distances:  a 33-mile race, a 15-mile race, and a 7-mile race. Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail are part of each race course. This is some of the best trail running in Southern California; so sign up early, the race has sold out the past 4 years.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

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

  • Big Bear Triathlon at Meadow Park

Jun 15, 2013 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM


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

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

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

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

Jun 15, 2013 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


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

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

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

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

Jun 15, 2013 | 04:00PM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

  • Mountaintop Strings “Bon Voyage” Concert at the Cave

Jun 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 855-8286

  • The 14th Annual Big Bear Cowboy Gathering

Jun 21, 22, 23, 2013

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

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

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

  • 8th Annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival

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

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

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

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

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

After Party at Nottingham’s with DJ Jonathan Phillips

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 21, 2013 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 22, 2013

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

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

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

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

Jun 22 – 23, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

CHECK-IN: Saturday starts 5:00 AM. All hunters must check-in

HUNTING TIMES:Saturday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM ‘

AWARDS: Sunday, starts at 3:00 PM . Cash Prizes!!!

Visit website or call 909-866-5796 for more information.

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.org

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

Jun 28 – 30, 2013

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2013 takes place this year from June 28th until June 30th.  Lots of great Vettes’ to check out and admission to public events is FREE to all. Main event for public viewing of cars is the Participants Choice Car Show at the Marina Resort on Friday June 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 29th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and a Corvette Drive Around the Lake on Saturday afternoon.

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

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

  • The Sixth Annual Big Bear PaddleFest

Jun 29, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM


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

Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

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

  • 34th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour

Jun 29, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jun 29, 2013 | 06:00PM – 09:30PM

     

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

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

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

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

Next Month – July

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 4 – 6, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The 27th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show with Unique One-of-a-Kind Items, Family Fun Activities, Live Entertainment, Patio Dining, and Wyatt’s serving Full Menu & Full Service Bar. For more info please visit website or call.

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

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

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

Jul 04, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2013 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

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

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

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

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

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show

Jul 04, 2013 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

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

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

Jul 05, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Time Bear Country Fair at Moonridge Animal Park

Jul 06, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • Pine Knot Village Artwalk

Jul 06 – 07, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jul 07, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miners 2nd Annual Big Bear Bluegrass Festival

Jul 12 – 14, 2013

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

Location: Various Locations in Town

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

  • Old Miners Big Bear Calcutta Dinner & Chili Booth Auction

Jul 12, 2013 | 07:30PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

  • Old Miners 3rd Annual Outhouse Races in the Village

Jul 13, 2013

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

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

Contact: Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Mountain Communities Health Fair at the Elks Lodge

Jul 13, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7121

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

Jul 13, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jul 13, 2013 | 02:00PM – 08:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jul 14, 2013

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

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

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

  • Kenny Metcalf as Elton John at the Cave

Jul 14, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

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

Jul 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 19, 2013 | 10:15AM – 05:00PM

Big Bear Women’s Club Flower Show at The Performing Arts Center. Judging is on Friday from 10:15 AM to Noon. Open to the public Noon to 5:00 PM on Friday and 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday. Admission is FREE. For More info please call (909) 866-6777.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6777

  • Big Bear Mountain Bike Skills Camp

Jul 20, 2013 – Jul 22, 2013

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

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

Contact: Tel: (760) 912-6368

  • The 11th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 20, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

The 11th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour sponsored by the Siera Club Big Bear group is set to take place on Saturday, July 20th. Participants can begin the FREE self-guided tour anytime between 9 am and noon starting at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery, located at 41223 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake, across the street from the Denny’s Restaurant.  Once registered, participants will have until 4:00 pm to complete the driving tour of the homes in Big Bear Valley.

A tour booklet, which includes the locations of the 8 stops, a map and helpful information on gardening in the mountains, will be handed out at the starting location. Experts will be on hand at each of the homes on the tour to explain the ins and outs of creating a beautiful landscape and conserving water at the same time. Several of the tour sponsors will be on hand at the Eminger’s starting location to answer questions about topics such as composting, tree care and artificial turf. Drought-tolerant plants will be on sale at Eminger’s throughout the day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 20, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miner’s DooDah Parade in Fawnskin

Jul 27, 2013 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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

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

Cost: Spectators Free, Parade Entry $10

Location: Downtown Fawnskin

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

  • Battle of the Bands at the Cave

Jul 28, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

Beyond

 

  • 4th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 03, 2013 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

Held in the high country of Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, riders of all levels escape the summer heat and cruise alpine roadways, over high mountain passes like Onyx Summit (elevation of 8,443 feet), and around Big Bear and Baldwin Lakes. Each Tour distance includes portions of the 2010, 2012 and proposed 2014 AMGEN Tour of California. Stages Phil Liggett named “one of the best cycling stages we’ve seen in America, ever!”

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

Tour de Big Bear weekend events include Friday packet pick-up, no-host pasta dinner, optional spectacular sunset dinner cruise on Big Bear Lake, and a Goldsprints Competition at Nottingham’s Tavern. Saturday’s post ride activities include: Cycling Expo. Blues for the Zoo concert – riders receive discounts on tickets to attend this annual lakeside event, Saturday evening Goldsprints Competition, pitting qualifies from earlier rounds against each other for final overall winners. Rounding out the weekend is a time trial race and an organized recovery ride, both scheduled for Sunday.   For more information, including registration details, course maps and discounted lodging, or to register for the event, please visit website.

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8467 Website: www.openairbigbear.com.

  • 12th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

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

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

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

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

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

Aug 09 – 11, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • 14th Annual Art on the Lake

Aug 16 – 18, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2013

Aug 22 – 25, 2013

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

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

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

  • Big Bear Yoga Festival

Aug 23 – 25, 2013 – Aug 24, 2013

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

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

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

  • Big Bear Air Fair 2013

Aug 24, 2013 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

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

Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd

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

  • Fall Festival at the Big Bear Convention Center

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

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

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

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

 

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Tomorrow is the first day of spring! While there are many things that are wonderful about spring in Big Bear, one of the things we look forward to the most is the return of the Farmer’s Market at the Big Bear Convention Center.

16623605-basket-with-vegetablesBig Bear’s Farmer’s Market features fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers grown by farmers local to Southern California. In addition to the delicious produce, the market also features unique arts & crafts created by local artisans and even antiques and collectables! It is a great way to spend a sunny, spring morning.

The Big Bear Farmer’s Market is held every Tuesday from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM beginning April 2nd and running through September 24th. Come join us and see what the local folks have to offer!

RS Vacations has discounted rates on our cabins when you stay mid-week this spring. Visit our website to book your Big Bear Getaway today and enjoy the splendor of spring in Big Bear!

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Moulin Rouge

 

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Walk to the Village from this Romantic and Charming Mountain Home

Charming and romantic cabin close to the Village with all the delights it has to offer; quaint streets filled with shops, dining choices, and entertainment. Take a stroll to the lake for a beautiful sunset as well. View of the lake from house and a deck out back with BBQ and table for warm weather dining amid the pines.

Moulin Rouge is newly remolded with mountain elegant decor and a beautiful gathering room with vaulted wood beam ceilings and wood burning fireplace for added ambiance. WiFi and TV with DVD, and VCR are provided for your entertainment. Enjoy cooking in the updated kitchen with granite counters and new appliances and cabinets. Relax after a day in the village or on the slopes with a fine meal cooked with love. Bon Apetit!

Lovely and romantic master with vaulted ceilings and queen size bed. The chic guest room with twin beds will be perfect for a second couple or the kids.

Stackable washer and dryer for your convenience.

Moulin Rouge is simply magnifique!

Sorry NO PETS!

Amenities


  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1

Walk to the Village
View of the Lake from the Deck
Newly Remodeled
Wood Burning Fireplace
Vaulted Wood Ceilings
WiFi
Washer/Dryer

View more photos, check availability and book Moulin Rouge online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to a romantic Big Bear Lake Vacation.

To view, download and/or print a .pdf flyer of Moulin Rouge, please click the following link: Moulin Rouge Printable Flyer

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12-20-12

Weather Courtesy of BensWeather.com

What's Up 12-20-12

Events Courtesy of BigBear.com

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The Village in Big Bear Lake does offer many unique shopping experiences and plenty of tasty restaurants, but there is so much more to experience. This time of year it is decked out in all of its Holiday Splendor and you can enjoy a festive atmosphere and live entertainment, including carolers!  Here are just a few of the fun experiences you can have in The Village:

 

Experience Glow Bowling

Take a Segway Tour

Visit Santa in The Village

Visit Santa in The Village

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride

Go Ice Skating

There is so much more! Come and stay with RS Vacations and experience everything Big Bear has to offer. Visit us at RSVacations.net and book today!

 

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