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AftertheSnow2018We continue our mild winter here in beautiful Big Bear Lake with daytime temps in the 50’s and lows in the 20’s. Clear blue skies and pleasant temps mean you don’t have to freeze when enjoying skiing and boarding on the slopes or tubing the snow play hills! Here in Big Bear, we have become very good at outsmarting Mother Nature! Our ski and tubing resorts make snow every chance they get so even when Ms. Nature is being difficult, our visitors still have plenty of snow to enjoy!

If sliding down snow isn’t your thing, remember that we have tons more activities and events happening every weekend (and weekday!). From hiking and biking to shopping and night life, we have something that everyone will enjoy!

We do have a few cabins left for this weekend and through the rest of the winter season, and pricing has been lowered to fill in dates. Head over to RSVacations.net and check out our cute and clean cabins. We provide top-notch customer service and our cozy cabins are clean and ready for your arrival! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!

This Weekend’s Events

 

Jefferson Starship at The Cave

Jan 27, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Descended from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and 2016 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Jefferson Airplane.

The members of Jefferson Starship past and present have been exploring the mysteries of music for more than 1000 collective years. Give or take. But who’s counting?

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

 

 

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How do Big Bear Mountain Resorts provide world-class skiing and snowboarding when Mother Nature is being a bit, well…difficult? Snowmaking. Here is some interesting information and facts about our local resort’s snowmaking systems. Courtesy of SnowSummit.com

 

Snowmaking Basics

Man-made snow is real snow (not “artificial”) made by “guns” spraying atomized water particles under high pressure into the cold dry atmosphere, which freeze into snow particles before they hit the ground. The colder and drier the air, the more water can be put through the gun. No additive or chemical is put in the water.  The only difference between natural and man-made snow is that the latter falls as small round pellets due to the air turbulence, while natural usually comes in the form of small to large flakes.  However, in windy conditions even natural snow will be blown into small pellets or even marble-sized balls called “grapple”.  Natural snow can be very wet or dry, depending on its water content, the same as with man-made.  After two or three days on the ski runs, natural snow becomes indistinguishable from man-made as both are subject to skier traffic, grooming, and the freeze/thaw cycle.

Buried Pipelines

Many miles of buried steel air and water pipe lines, from 2 inches to 2 feet in diameter, deliver the high pressure water and air throughout the mountain. Attached to the main lines are hydrants placed on the sides of runs, every 50 to 150 feet or so. Each resort has about 500 hydrants lining its runs. The “air” guns are attached to the hydrants by air and water hoses and the “fan” guns by water hoses and electrical lines.  The guns are placed exactly where the snow is to be made and when enough snow is made at one location, they are moved to another.

The Guns

We use two types of snowmaking guns. One uses compressed air mixed with water at the gun (which is really just a tube with a small nozzle at the end) to atomize the water into particles small enough to freeze quickly. The other “airless” type uses an electric fan in a 5 foot long by 2 ½ foot wide tube that pushes an air stream into which small particles of water are sprayed by dozens of tiny nozzles on the rim of the tube.  (Fan guns aren’t completely “airless”; there is a small on-board compressor that helps to atomize the water at the nozzles.) If we just sprayed water straight out from a hose, without atomizing the water, it would be like rain water droplets that are too big to freeze before they hit the ground, which would then freeze on the ground as ordinary ice.

The colder and drier the air, the more snow can be made at each gun since more water can be introduced into the outside air mass because it can freeze faster. In 2006, about 70 “airless” fan guns and about 80 “air” guns can operate at one time at Snow Summit alone.  Bear Mountain operates about 45 fans and 90 air guns respectively.  (We actually have several types of air guns, but they all function basically the same way.) A number of both types of guns are mounted on towers, from 6 to 20 feet high.  While they can’t be moved to put the snow exactly where desired, they produce more snow than guns close to the surface because there is more “hang time” for the water particles to freeze before they hit the ground.

Tremendous Snow Production

Each gun can produce an amazing amount of snow in good conditions (5% to 20% humidity and 10° to 20° F), much faster than Mother Nature.  A compressed snowmaking28bgair gun can convert about 70 gallons per minute (gpm) into snow while a fan gun can convert up to 200 gpm in those conditions. (Consider that a garden hose puts out about 3 to 5 gpm.) So, in ideal conditions, each resort’s system can convert about 5,000 to 6,000 gallons of water per minute into snow! That’s a good sized stream flow that could fill a backyard pool in about 5 minutes! If a gun is left unmoved in those conditions, it can make several feet in front of it in a few hours, sometimes burying itself.

We can’t put 5,000 gallons per minute worth of snow on just one run at a time due to the limitations of pipe sizes and number of hydrants, so instead, we make snow on several runs at one time and might put an average of one foot of snow down on each. In normal snowmaking conditions we can open a run in about 48 hours of snowmaking over bare ground. At the start of the season, we typically open several runs and lifts after a couple of days and nights of snowmaking, and open still more soon after that.

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The practically unlimited water source for Big Bear Mountain Resort’s large scale snowmaking is Big Bear Lake. It’s pumped from the lake to the resorts and then up the mountains. Multi-million gallon reservoirs on the resorts store water for heavy production because the lines from the lake can’t flow enough water at those times. This lake water supply is the main reason Big Bear’s resorts can virtually guarantee skiing on most runs all winter long, even in the driest winter. Throughout the season, Summit and Bear each can produce at least twice the snow of any other local resort, which rely on limited amounts of on-site well water.

We have an annual allotment from the lake that we have never needed to exceed.  If used entirely, it would draw the lake level, when full, down only about 4 inches – and at least 50% of that runs back into the lake during the spring snowmelt!

Grooming

Grooming by snowcats pushing and tilling the man-made snow is an important element in providing good skiing. While the snowmaking guns are moved frequently, there typically will be piles left in front of each gun which must be graded into a smooth, relatively flat surface before operations. After a good period of snowmaking some of these snow mounds may be as big as a small bus and are called “whales” by the crew. After the new snow is spread evenly, the surface is gone over with a tiller on the back of the cat, which is a sort of grinder that pulverizes the top 3 to 6 inches of the snow to give it the ideal texture for skiing or boarding. Grooming is a real art to know when and how to push the snow around and condition it into a good grippy surface preferred by skiers and snowboarders. Fresh man-made snow is nearly always groomed into a consistently good surface prior to opening.

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Tomorrow is Opening Day for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Resorts!

SnowSummitBigBearLakeSpringHead on up to Big Bear and enjoy a day on the slopes or the tubing hills, get some holiday shopping done in the Village, take a bike ride or hike, or do some fishing. We have lovely weather with clear skies and highs in the mid-50’s. Chilly nights in the 20’s are perfect for snuggling up in front of the fireplace. There are quite a few events happening around town this weekend, so head on up for a weekend of fun in the mountains!

We still have a few homes left for this weekend and the holidays, but they are filling up quickly. Head over to RSVacations.net and book your cabin today!

 

12.7.17Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

 

Weekend Events

 

Santa’s Hayride to the North Pole at Bear Valley Farms

Dec 8 & 9, 2017 | 04:00PM – 08:00PM

Enjoy a complimentary cup of cocoa by the warmth of our fire pit or in front of the fireplace in our mini theater while watching Christmas classics like The Polar Express. We will also have other activities like writing letters to Santa and book readings from one of our elves.

You will then board your hayride where you will be transported through our enchanted farm to The North Pole where you will be greeted by Ms. Claus and her elves then treated to cookies and cocoa as you wait for your encounter with the head elf himself, Santa Claus!

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 E Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear City, CA 92314
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-9397 Website: www.bearvalleyfarms.com

 

Lighthouse Youth Orchestra Winter Concert at the PAC

Dec 08, 2017 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

The Lighthouse Youth Orchestra Winter Concert directed by Sharon Rizzo present their annual Winter Concert at the PAC on  Friday December 8th.

Doors open at 6 pm for Treat sand Classic Holiday Carols. Concert starts at 7 pm

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 966-4970 Website: www.bigbearlighthouse.com

 

“The English Beat” at The Cave

Dec 08, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Dave Wakeling and The English Beat are coming back to The Cave in Big Bear Lake, Ca. on December 8, 2017!

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

 

Christmas in the Village with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Dec 09, 2017 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

The Village of Big Bear Lake presents Christmas in the Village every Saturday and Sunday up to December 24th. Visit Santa and Mrs Claus at the Christmas Tree Lot from 10-4pm at the Corner of Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive as well as all the shops and restaurants throughout the Village that will be open all day into the evening.

Location: The Christmas Tree Lot in the Village at Pine Knot and Village
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

“One Drop” at the Cave

Dec 09, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

One Drop based in San Diego, California embraces the spirit of classic Roots Reggae and Dub music with a calculated blend of R&B, Pop and Rock subtleties. Inspired by artists like Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs and The Police. One Drop’s music is infectious and well received by a wide range of age and cultural demographics. Critics describe their sound as genuine and captivating, filled with melodic choruses, refreshing vintage guitar/organ tones all cleverly layered over seductive bass lines. The voice of One Drop is soulfully delivered with brutally honest lyrics rooted from true-life experiences of love and social & political taboos.

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

 

USASA Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

Dec 10, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) is a California based NFP that is represented by 32 regional series across the USA.

Join us on the following dates and locations
for the Southern California Series at Big Bear Mountain Resort:
Rail Jam – Dec 10, 2017 at Bear Mountain
Slopestyle #2 and #3 – Jan 14, 2018 at Bear Mountain
Boardercross #2 & #3 – Feb 25, 2018 at Bear Mountain
Halfpipe 1 & 2 – Mar 4, 2018 at Bear Mountain

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

 

The 3rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along at the PAC

Dec 10, 2017 | 02:00PM – 05:00PM

The 3rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along at the PAC
Guest Director Dr Todd Fitzpatrick of UNLV plus UNLV Guest Soloists and String Orchestra

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

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From BigBearMountainResort.com:

 

OPENING DAY FOR BEAR MTN & SNOW SUMMIT IS FRI, DEC 8.

 

Snow Summit boarder

 

Dec 05, 2017
WE’RE OPENING FRIDAY, DEC. 8. Come carve up Southern California with the most terrain, chairlifts, and parks open to kick off the 2017/18 winter season.

Cold temperatures the past few days have allowed snowmaking crews to work around the clock and continue to add more snow around the hill. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit with open with access to 3 chairs at each resort. We’ll also have multiple runs from top to bottom including the beginner area ready for riding. Check back daily starting Friday, Dec. 8 for Lift and Trail status.

Chairlift Hours of Operation for Opening Weekend at Both Resorts

❄ Friday, December 8 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
❄ Saturday, December 9 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
❄ Sunday, December 10 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Starting Friday, Dec. 8, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit will be open daily. For the most updated hours of operation, click here. Ticket windows open 30 minutes prior to chairlifts hours of operation. Hours of operation are subject to change based on weather.

Snow Summit Opening Weekend Chair & Terrain Access

❄ Chair 8 for beginners
❄ Chair 1 & 2 for intermediate and advance riders
❄ Runs: Miracle Mile, Summit Run, and Base Area for Beginners

Access subject to change.

Bear Mountain Opening Weekend Chair & Terrain Access

❄ Chair 7 for beginners
❄ Chair 5 & 9 for intermediate and advance riders
❄ Runs: Park Run, Express Way, and The Gulch

Access subject to change.

See Trail Maps

Here’s a Quick Checklist to Make Sure You’re Winter Ready

❄ Get your Season Pass (Hurry! Prices go up Dec. 15) – browse passes
❄ Lock in a preferred parking spot with a parking pass – purchase online
❄ Reserve rentals – check out gear and packages
❄ Book lessons – tune up or get started
❄ Road conditions – tire chains may be required
❄ Download the mobile app – get push notifications, snow reports, & more

Resort Offerings

Lessons – offered at both resorts Friday, Dec. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 10. Starting Monday, Dec. 11, all lessons types will be available at Snow Summit, and only private lessons will be offered Monday – Thursday at Bear Mountain. For more details, visit the lessons page.
Rentals – shops will be open 30 minutes prior to the chairlifts operating. For official hours, click here. Please note that the new rental shop at Snow Summit has been moved upstairs, over the ticket windows.
Retail – Big Bear Sports shop will be open 30 minutes prior to the chairlifts operating. For official hours, click here.
Food & Beverages – dining favorites such as Laybacks, Silver Mountain Eatery, and BBQ in the Park will be open. Check out the dining page for full details.
Inter-Mountain Shuttle – day lift tickets are valid at both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Leave your car in the parking lot and take the free 10-Minute shuttle ride between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

Important Notes

Night Session for Saturday, Dec. 9 has been canceled. The next available Night Session date is Friday, December 15. For more information on Night Sessions, click here

USASA Rail Jam for Sunday, Dec. 10 has been canceled. The USASA Rail Jam competition will be rescheduled. New date TBD.

The Grizzly Tube Park will not be open. Please check back mid-December for availability.

On an average peak/holiday weekend, we expect to park several thousand cars so delays may be expected. We recommend giving yourself at least an hour from any point in Big Bear Valley to drive, park, and be shuttled to the Resort of your choice. For more information and tips on parking, click here.

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It has been a beautiful summer in Big Bear Lake so far, and this weekend will be no exception! High temps will be upper 70’s to 80° with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms on Saturday. Gorgeous!

This weekend brings several special events to the Valley, and there really is something for everyone. In addition to the special events, all of our summer activities are going strong – hiking, biking, lake activities, golf, shopping, and so much more!! Check out the details below and come on up!

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

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

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Weekend Events

 

Kodiak Kids Trail Run Series at Snow Summit

Aug 10, 2017 | 04:00PM – 06:00PM

Kodiak Kids present their annual 4 part Trail Run Series set to take place in 2017 at Snow Summit. Dates are Thursdays August 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 4pm  with 1.5 and 3 mile loops.

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

 

28th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 11 – 13, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 28th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 11th through Sunday August 13th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at  3pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3938 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

 

“The Spazmatics” Ultimate 80’s Show at the Cave

Aug 11, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:00PM

The Spazmatics were born in the spring of 1983 when physics professor Kevin Stigwood of Alta Dena High in Thousand Oaks California, lost a debate over String Theory to an upstart pupil in front of the entire student body and faculty. As agreed to by both parties, the loser would have to do anything that the winner demanded, and the victorious prodigy demanded that Mr. Stigwood perform “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby during half-time at an upcoming state basketball championship game.

Doors open at 6:30pm; Opening Act starts at 7:30pm Headliner at 9:00 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

 

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Aug 12, 2017

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

Location: The Boathouse Lakeside Tavern at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

 

16th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Aug 12 – 13, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 16th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin
Contact: Tel: (909) 301-1319 Website: www.bbvrsinc.org

 

John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold Tribute to the Bee Gees at the Cave

Aug 12, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

John Acosta as Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees Tributes all over the world. His portrayal of lead singer Barry Gibb is with a zest for detail, like no other. From the look to the falsetto you will close your eyes and say it’s Barry! John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold tribute Is the ultimate salute, and experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime, LIVE ONCE AGAIN! With the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry) , Daryl Borges (Robin) , Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the brothers Gibb, there is a sensation that will make you blurt out , Wow.. I just seen and heard the Bee Gees! Backed by a live band, the Vegas Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60’s to the late 70’s, with their unique falsettos that made them legends.

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

June

 

“Rumours” Fleetwood Mac Tribute at the Cave

Jun 09, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

Relive the rock and roll magic with Rumours.

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

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

 

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

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

For tournament details please visit the website or call.

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

 

Paddle Big Bear at Veteran’s Park

Jun 10, 2017 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

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

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

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

 

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 10, 2017 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

XEB (X Third Eye Blind) at the Cave

Jun 10, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

 

21st Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 11, 2017 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

Please call of visit website for more information.

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

 

Golden State Rally at Big Bear

Jun 15, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details

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

 

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

Jun 17, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

Jun 17 – 18, 2017 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/carp-roundup/

 

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

Jun 17, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:30PM

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

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

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

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

 

Big Bear Run hosted by the Big Bear Trailriders

Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017

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

Go to www.bigbeartrailriders.com for all the details

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

 

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2017

Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017

In 1974 six Corvette fanatics got together and started a club for Corvette owners in the Inland Empire. Corvettes West is still based out of the Inland Empire in So Cal, we currently have over 100 members. Corvettes West hosts the largest ALL Corvette event in the Western United States, Big Bear Bash. This year, 2017 will be our 35th anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette events in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2017 takes place this year from June 23rd until June 25th.  Lots of great Vettes’ to check out and admission to public events is FREE to all.

Main event for public viewing of cars is the Participants Choice Car Show at the Parking Lot of Robin Hood Resort on Friday June 23rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 24th at 8:30 am and a Corvette Caravan Around the Lake on Sunday morning.

For more details please call or visit website

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

 

5th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Jun 24, 2017 | 08:00AM – 03:30PM

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

While the rest of Southern California is heating up we are just getting perfect with an average June temperature of 76 degrees. Get ready for your season with this high altitude event and enjoy all that the Big Bear Valley has to offer.

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

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

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

 

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

Jun 24, 2017 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

“Lyvyn Skynyrd” at the Cave

Jun 24, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

Riki Hendrix Experience at the Cave

Jun 30, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

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

Jun 30, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

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

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

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

 

July

 

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jul 01 – 03, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

 

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 01 – 02, 2017 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

The Big Bear Summer Artwalk takes place July 1-2 in the heart of the Big Bear Village.

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

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

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

 

Dick Dale at the Cave

Jul 01, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 01, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 02, 2017 | 09:00AM – 02:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

“40 OZ to Freedom” Sublime Tribute at the Cave

Jul 02, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

 

Ted Nugent at the Cave

Jul 03, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

July 4th Farmers Market & Old Fashioned Country Fair

Jul 04, 2017 | 08:30AM – 05:00PM

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

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

 

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2017 | 12:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

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

 

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

Jul 04, 2017 | 05:30PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2017 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 08, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Jul 14 – 15, 2017 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

The 15th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 15, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

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

The 15th Annual Big Bear Valley Xeriscape Garden Tour, put on by the Sierra Club Big Bear Group, is the perfect opportunity to get landscaping ideas, discover drought tolerant plants and learn how to save money on your water bill, all while creating a beautiful drought-tolerant garden. As an added bonus, one of the homes will feature a landscape that is both low-water use and fire-wise.

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

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

So mark your calendars for the 15th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour to take place on Saturday, July 15th. Participants can begin the FREE self-guided tour anytime between 9 am and noon starting at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery, located at 41223 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake, across the street from the Denny’s Restaurant.  A tour booklet, which includes the locations and directions for the tour stops, and helpful information on Xeriscape gardening in the mountains, will be handed out at the starting location. Once registered, participants will have until 4:00 pm to complete the self-guided driving tour of the homes in Big Bear Valley.

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

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

 

Big Bear Old Miners Association Chili Cook Off in the Village

Jul 15, 2017 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

The Old Miners Association presents the Big Bear Chili Cook­off. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, festivities include more than  40 Chili Cooks, Vendors,  Live Music Stage, and a Children’s Game Area. Admission to the event is free, compliments of the Old Miners Association.   Tasting Kits will be available for purchase.

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

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

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

 

“Battle of the Bands” at The Cave

Jul 20, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

 

“Craft and Cranks” Brew Festival and Mountain Bike Racing

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

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

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

Spend the day racing and spectating while enjoying California’s premier Micro brews and Bands; Enjoy tastings from California’s Premier Breweries, learn about new products from the industry’s top exhibitors, and take part in games and activities for the whole family.

Brew Fest and Live Music and Games and Activities run from Noon to 7pm on Saturday July 9th. Race registration and details may be found on Team BigBear’s site www.teambigbear.com

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

 

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

Jul 22, 2017 | 01:00PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

Spirit and beer sampling includes everything from flavored organic beers to IPA’s.  Bourbons, whiskeys and tequila will also be available for sampling. Sample tickets are $1.00 each for beer and $3.00 for spirits.  The under 21 crowd will enjoy sampling a variety of sodas.

Gates open at 1:00 p.m. with sampling through 7:00 p.m. Both daytime and evening festivities offer Free Admission for the entire family. For complete event details please call or visit website.

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

 

Music in the Mountains #3 “China Grove” Doobies/”Turn The Page” Bob Seger Tributes

Jul 22, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 Please call or visit website for updates and more details.

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

 

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

Jul 29, 2017 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

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

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

Event Details and Schedule:

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

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

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

Parking will be at Snow Summit.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mountaintop Trail Rally at Snow Summit to Benefit Big Bear Trails

Jul 30, 2017 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

Choose from 4 events:

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

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

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

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

To Register or for more details please visit website

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

 

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

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Can you believe it? Memorial Day Weekend is already here and summer in beautiful Big Bear Lake is just around the corner! Here are just a few of the events happening around town this weekend. Enjoy!!

If you still need a last minute rental for the weekend, we still have just a few cabins left. Head over to our RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin before they are all gone!

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