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Absolutely beautiful weather is expected this coming week in Big Bear Lake with highs in the mid 70’s and plenty of sunshine. Beat the June Gloom and come on up to the clear blue skies!!

Sunday is Father’s Day, so why not surprise Dad with a quick weekend trip to Big Bear? Sign him up for a Fishing Charter, a round of Golf, or a Jet Boat Ride! There are plenty of fun, family activities going on this weekend and all summer long!

RS Vacations still has cabins available, and with off season pricing and special discounts still in effect, it is the perfect time to join us! Book your Big Bear Cabin Rental TODAY!

Are you planning on joining us for Independence Day Weekend? Big Bear Lake has one of the best Fireworks displays in Southern California, plus Arts and Craft Shows, the annual Rotary BBQ, and more. We do have several cabins still available including several that are close to the Lake and Village and a home with Fireworks views from the deck. Be sure to book soon because they are filling up fast!! Check out our selection of cabins at RSVacations.net. See you soon!!

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Are you planning on joining us for Independence Day Weekend? Big Bear Lake has one of the best Fireworks displays in Southern California, plus Arts and Craft Shows, the annual Rotary BBQ, and more. We do have several cabins still available including several that are close to the Lake and Village and a home with Fireworks views from the deck. Be sure to book soon because they are filling up fast!! Check out our selection of cabins at RSVacations.net. See you soon!!

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After a cool and winter-like Memorial Day Weekend, Big Bear is finally looking at some lovely, springtime weather coming up! This weekend looks to be in the mid to upper 60’s with some afternoon thunderstorms popping up. Next week looks sunny and clear, and temps will be in the low 70’s! Perfect!!

Summertime in Big Bear is almost here and with it come dozens of special events and activities. Now is an excellent time to make your summer plans and reserve the cabin that is just right for your group! Take a look at our clean and cozy cabins – we have a great selection! Don’t forget that our SPRING SPECIAL is still running through June 30: Book 3 or More Nights and 1 Night is FREE! A great deal on already rock-bottom pricing!! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Here are the details for the upcoming weekend. See you soon!!

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

We are currently enjoying lovely, spring weather with a few rain showers this week and warming up through the weekend. The lake is open and the mountains are in springtime bloom. It’s beautiful up here!!

Summer is on the way, and with it dozens of special events! Get all the details below and get your cabin reserved before they’re all gone. Check out our wide variety of cabins at RSVacations.net and find the perfect mountain cabin for your spring or summer getaway. We have clean cabins with the amenities you want, and the best customer service in Big Bear. Book your Big Bear Cabin today and escape to paradise for the lowest rates of the year!!

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

May

MS Walk: Big Bear on the Northshore

May 04, 2019 | 08:30AM – 01:00PM

The 2019 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 4th on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School.

Walk to create a world free of MS.Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise…we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

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

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

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

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

Location: Northshore Elementary School at 765 Stanfield Cutoff Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 909-949-1363 ext. 66503 Website: https://bit.ly/2TPhDq9

The Make A Wish “Trailblaze Challenge”

May 10, 2019 12:00AM – May 12, 2019 12:00AM

The Make A Wish “Trailblaze Challenge”

WHEN:  Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12, 2019   Friday:   Hikers arrive in Big Bear, Evening Pasta Party  Saturday:  Hike begins at 4am and concludes by 7:00pm  Sunday:   Victory Breakfast

WHERE:   Big Bear Lake, CA

WHAT:   Designed as an endurance event, the Trailblaze Challenge gives participants the opportunity to hike a 28 mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail in Big Bear, all in one amazing day while raising much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in Los Angeles! This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. The famous hiking trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. Trailblaze Challenge Los Angeles will cover the iconic PCT by way of Onyx Summit and will end at the Cougar Crest Trail.

WHO:   Participation is limited to 75. All hikers must be 18 years of age or older. The Challenge is open to hikers of all skill levels.

WHY:   To grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses in Los Angeles.

CLICK HERE For Event Details and to Donate

CLICK HERE for Sponsor Packet

Location: The Pacific Crest Trail from Onyx Summit to Cougar Crest Trail
Contact: Website: https://bit.ly/2NdCs97

Opening Day at Bear Mountain Golf Course

May 17, 2019 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

Bear Mountain features a nine-hole golf course at 7,000 ft.Whether you’re new to the game, a scratch golfer, or somewhere in-between, Bear Mountain is a great place to learn the basics, work out the kinks, or post your lowest score yet.

Join us May 17th  for the opening day of the Bear Mountain Golf Course. Big Bear Mountain Resort offers various golf activities from leagues to driving ranges.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2SOo4p3

Spartan Race Big Bear at Snow Summit Resort

May 18, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Spartan Returns to Big Bear Lake on May 18-19, 2019 with a Beast and Sprint Weekend   This is a Spartan United States National Series Event  and a Spartan Mountain Series Event both which  will be broadcast worldwide. New for 2019 is the Spartan Big Bear 10K Trail Run on Sunday May 19th.

Taking place on Snow Summit  Resort the race can access elevations as high as 8,200 ft and take you back down 1,200 ft of vertical drop

Please visit website to register, parking information and for updates.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Website: https://sprtn.im/2QG2cPz

Ultimate Big Trout Derby at Holloway’s Marina

May 18, 2019 06:30AM – May 19, 2019 03:00PM

Ultimate Big Trout Derby at Holloway’s Marina a two day biggest trout event May 18-19.

The Friday before each tournament there will be in person sign ups/release of liability and the Youth Fishing Club Booth from 3-7pm. Teaching our local mountain young people and anyone interested in learning different fishing techniques.

Saturday, the first day of the tournament fishing will begin at 6:30am and fish must be weighed in before 2:30pm.

Sunday the second and final day of the tournament fishing will begin at 6:30am and fish must be weighed in by 12:30pm with awards and prizes after.

Adults are anyone 18 and older. Youth are 17 and under.

One Trout Weigh-in per person (Pays 1 in 5 places – each day).

The Fishing Association appreciates and thanks all participants.

Money from these tournaments goes to cover operating expenses and hopefully buying a few fish.
The Fishing Association hopes to see everyone at one of our tournaments this year!

Please visit www.bigbearfishingassociation.org to register and for  more details

Location: Holloway’s Marina at 398 Edgemoor Road
Contact: Website: www.bigbearfishingassociation.org

Bike Park Opening Weekend at Snow Summit

May 24, 2019 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Spend your holiday in the mountains.Join us Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, 2019 from 10AM-5PM*, as we kickoff summer at Big Bear Mountain Resort.

Bring the whole family and enjoy free activities including live music, big kid backyard games (giant cornhole, ladder golf, beer pong), vendor booths, giveaways, and more.Enjoy opening day lift ticket specials for only $25, valid only on May 24.

Get ready for a summer of outdoor adventure! Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd & Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2IIx1M9

Memorial Day Weekend “Grill and Chill” KCBS State BBQ Championship! BBQ- Beer-Live Music-Kids Play!

May 25, 2019 | 11:00AM – 05:00PM

The 2nd Annual Big Bear Lake Memorial Weekend “Grill & Chill”
will take place May 25-26, 2019 with TWICE as much BBQ for Sampling!

Please visit the Website for schedule and all the details!!

KCBS Sanctioned California State BBQ Championships  with 30 + Cooks Competing for a $10,000 Prize Purse!
Beer, Wine and  Cocktails Garden!
Artisan Vendors and  Interactive Food Experiences!
Live Music!
Kids Land!

FREE for all to Attend!  Gates Open at 11am!

NEW FOR 2019:

Dinosaurs are on the loose in Big Bear! An out-of-this-world prehistoric land where kids of all ages can experience Dino Encounters… ride a Triceratops, take a selfie with Rocky the T-Rex, dig for fossils or enjoy an interactive show. This will be one not to miss!

Smoke like a Grill Master! 
Early entry at 10 to enjoy mimosas and music before the public comes in at 11, dedicated GM lines for beers and cocktails, first-in-line privilege for your favorite BBQ, concierge service and more. Tickets are limited for this special access; get yours now before they sell out!
FOR GRILL MASTER TICKETS CLICK HERE

Hitch a free ride!
Dedicated shuttles from select parking lots will be running all day long… why walk when you can ride? Check back soon for the route and schedule.

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 1 (800) 424-4232 Website: : https://www.bigbear.com/things-to-do/special-events/2019-grill-and-chill

2nd Annual Maifest at Wyatt’s at the Big Bear Convention Center

May 25, 2019 12:00PM – May 26, 2019 06:00PM

 Maifest is a traditional celebration of Spring in Germany and often    referred to as “Oktoberfest’s little sister.”  As in Germany, Big Bear’s    Maifest offers many of the same elements as our beloved Oktoberfest    guests have enjoyed through the years… German music, beer, cuisine,    contests, games and fun along with a May Pole, special MaiBock Beer,    and a Maibowle.  Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen! We will be    celebrating Spring in the mountains German Style

Doors open at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and the fun continues through 10:30 p.m.
Sunday May 26th from 12:00 pm until 6:00pm

Admission is FREE for all ages

Please call or visit website for more information.

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

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: “TURBO”

May 25, 2019 | 08:00PM – 10:00PM

MOVIES IN THE MEADOW

Join us Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8PM in the Snow Summit base area for our free Movies in the Meadow series. We are showing Turbo.

Turbo is a speed-obsessed snail with an unusual dream: to become the world’s greatest racer. This odd snail gets a chance to leave his slow-paced life behind when a freak accident gives him the power of superspeed. Newly revved-up, Turbo embarks on an extraordinary quest to enter and win the Indianapolis 500.

Join us at Snow Summit on select dates below for our Movies in the Meadow series and enjoy your favorite movies under the stars for free.

All screenings are hosted in the Snow Summit base area and feature family-friendly films throughout the year (see below).Admission is free with concessions available for purchase at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Upcoming screenings:
May 25 at 8PM : Turbo
June 15 at 8PM: School of Rock
July 6 at 8PM: Trolls
August 3 at 7:45PM : Ralph Breaks the Internet
August 17 at 7:45PM: Ratatouille
September 7 at 7:45PM:  How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2 – BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2UtgyRY

June

Big Bear National Trails Day Run & Hike

Jun 01, 2019 | 06:00AM – 03:00PM

Big Bear National Trails Day is a day to celebrate our local treasure – our trails!

Kodiak Ultra Marathons is partnering with the Southern California Mountains Foundation to bring you a fun-filled day of running, hiking, and a chance to participate in trail maintenance. If you haven’t gotten your hands dirty prettying up those switchbacks, smoothing out the ruts, or building a new water diversion – now is your chance!

The trail run is a fundraiser event supporting the Mountains Foundation and will consist of:
• 5 Mile – Hike or Run
• Half Marathon Run
• Marathon Run
• 50K Run

Please visit website to register and for all the details

Location: Start/Finish at Aspen Glen Picnic Area 40101 Mill Creek Rd, Big Bear City, California 92314
Contact: Website: https://bit.ly/2Vt0tMV

Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby

Jun 08, 2019 | 06:00AM – 02:00PM

June 8 & 9, 2019 are the dates to save for the 2019 Fishin’ for $50K Trout Tournament.

Grab your family and friends and get out on the lake for a chance to win up to $50,000 with 5 tagged fish worth $10,000 and more.  

Awards Ceremony at Bartlett Events Area at 3:30pm on Sunday. Awards, Raffles, Food and More.

More Details to be announced in early 2019. Please call or visit website to register and for more details  in the meantime.

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road.
Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 08, 2019 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Summer Wine Walk: An Afternoon of Shopping, Walking and Wine Tasting

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its 11th annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in The Village.

New Check-In:  We will open for check-in at 11:00 a.m. to encourage guests to check-in early and enjoy all that the Village has to offer. We have also added additional check-in tables to expedite the process. Check-in is on the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive. 21+ Event.  

All participants must check-in with valid ID.Ticket holders receive a map of the 28 participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass,  badge, 12 wine tasting tickets and a wristband at check-in.  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.


Participating Businesses –  Artisans, Etc., O Koo Ran, The Copper Q, Village Sweet Shoppe, Le Muse,  Amangela’s, Del Lago’s Boutique, The Bath Workshop, Murray’s Saloon & Eatery,  AV Nightclub, Brown Bear Gift Shop, Whiskey Dave’s, Wild Coyote Gallery, Bear Skins, Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s, Camp Crib, Oakside Grill and Bar, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, a Holiday Inn Resort,  The Club, Bear Mountain Resorts, Turn Key Vacation Rentals and Barrel 33  (Subject to change).  

TICKETS: $35 Pre-Sale until May 27th, $45 starting May 28th. Food Only $20. $45 VIP Tickets include FREE Dial a Ride from your residence to event and back. 

Purchase online at  www.villagewinewalk.com or at the UPS Store in the Village or at Visitors Center. More info on website

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) 878-4747 Website: www.villagewinewalk.com

16th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 15, 2019 | 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.

Click to View Clip from 2015

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/

23rd Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 15, 2019 | 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 23rd 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 or visit website for more information.

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

Annual Big Bear Run hosted by the Big Bear Trailriders at the Big Bear Convention Center

Jun 28, 2019 – Jun 30, 2019

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

July

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2019

Big Bear Fourth of July Fireworks BBQ

The Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbeque at the Marina Resort on Big Bear Blvd. Open seating as well as reserved seating and meals with DJ and kids games before the fireworks Start. Fireworks display runs from 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM.

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.bigbearlakerotary.org

4th of July Fun Run at Meadow Park

Jul 04, 2019 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

Join us for the 2nd Annual Big Bear 4th of July Fun Run! Kick off the holiday with a fun run at Meadow Park, a great place on the lake to reserve your spot for the evening fireworks! A fun event for the entire family. Kids (and strollers!) welcomed. We offer 3 distances – 5K, 10K, 15K with Fast, Flat and Scenic course. Win prizes in our costume contest too!

We are honored to support Run Far, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to children of fallen service members that have committed suicide.

All participants will receive a custom event t-shirt and finisher medal.
Register early and save!   CLICK HERE

Location: Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315
Contact: Website: www.runbigbear.com

Independence Day Fair at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Jul 04, 2019 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

July 4th Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair  at The Big Bear Convention Center

A day of fun for the entire family under the pines.  Festivities include kids fun, vendors, & live music.

Visitors to Big Bear Lake this July 4th holiday will enjoy an action packed holiday for the entire family. The 25th annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair provides a fun-filled outing under the pines. Visitors will be able to enjoy shopping, activities for the little ones, and live entertainment in the high altitude beer garden.

The Independence Day Fair features arts and crafts booths with unique and one-of-a-kind items. Vendors will be selling a large variety of items including wire-wrap jewelry, home & garden decore, candles, homemade jams, health products, toys and vintage clothing. Watch as crafters make their wares onsite. A sampling of Bear Valley Farmer’s Market will also available throughout the day. Little visitors will enjoy a variety of activities include bounce house, arts & crafts, face painting, contests, and a variety of tasty treats.

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

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

Jul 04, 2019 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

A memorable Fourth of July party with Above the Boom at the top of Snow Summit. The adventure begins with a ride on our Scenic Sky Chair through the San Bernardino National Forest to the top of the mountain (elev. 8,200 feet), and continues with family-friendly entertainment and panoramic views of the Big Bear Fireworks Spectacular.

Please call or visit website for complete details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd – Hog on the Rocks at the Top
Contact: Tel: 1 (844) GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2HsykRA

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Event Date(s)

Jul 04, 2019 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California on Thursday 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

Big Bear Air Fair 2019 at the Big Bear City Airport

Jul 06, 2019 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

The Big Bear City Airport is pleased to welcome you to its 2019 Air Fair!

This one-day only event is a longstanding tradition in the community. For more than thirty years, the airport has welcomed audiences of all ages to experience the thrill of aviation.  

Activities Include:  Sky Divers – Sightseeing Tours – Warbirds – Classic Cars – Kids Attractions – Gifts and Souvenirs – Food Vendors, and more  

 The whole family will enjoy vintage planes, classic cars and skydiving exhibitions. Also adding to the fun will be community group exhibits, current aircraft displays and a wide array of souvenir and food vendors. There will be attractions that are just for kids. Best of all, IT’S FREE!

A big thank you to all who have enjoyed this wonderful community event in the past, and a heartfelt welcome if you’re joining us for the first time. This day for aviation promises to be filled with fun, food, and fresh air!  

Free Parking is available.

For more information  please call or visit website.

Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3219 Website: www.bigbearairfair.com

Big Bear Chili Cook-Off at the Bartlett Events Area FREE to the Public!

Jul 13, 2019 | 11:00AM – 05:00PM

The Big Bear Lake Chili Cook-Off will take place on Saturday July 13th  at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village of Big Bear Lake

FREE for ALL to Attend with Entertainment and Activities for ALL AGES

Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Garden!  Live Bands! 
Kids Zone presented by Bear Valley Farms! Food Vendors and Artisan Market Place!


Featuring: ICS Sanctioned Chili World  Qualifier Competition with 40+ cooks competing for a $3,500 Prize Purse + Peoples Choice Competition  with $500 Grand Prize. The Highest Finishing Local People’s Choice Cook will  be awarded the Big Bear Chili Cook-Off “Travelling Trophy” as 2018’s Top Big Bear Valley Chili Cook.

Tasting Tickets will be available to the public.
 

All cooks will be competing in People’s Choice as well as the main competition – so more chili tastings available! 
 

Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 1 800 4BIGBEAR Website: www.bigbear.com

5th Annual “Craft & Cranks” Brew Festival, Family Fun and Mountain Bike Racing at Snow Summit

Jul 20, 2019 | 08:30AM – 05:00PM

Crafts N Cranks is a one-of-a-kind festival for mountain bikers, craft beer aficionados, and outdoor enthusiasts, featuring two days of bike competitions and beer tastings, with live music and a few carnival rides mixed in for fun at SoCal’s home for year-round outdoor fun – Snow Summit.

Please call or visit Crafts n Cranks website for more event details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2-BEAR or (909) 633-6729 Website: https://craftsncranks.com OR www.teambigbear.com



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lakesunsetbackground4.jpgBeautiful, late-summer weather is in store for the coming week in Big Bear Lake. Warm days, cool nights, and and clear blue skies! Just gorgeous!!

Summer activities on the lake and in the forest are still going strong but the crowds have gone away and most prices have dropped! It is the absolute perfect time to experience the best that Big Bear has to offer.

Come up and celebrate with us as we welcome thebigbearoktoberfest 48th Annual Oktoberfest this weekend. Have a blast and enjoy great food, music, dancing, games and of course, beer! Opening weekend is FREE for past and present military and first responders, and RS Vacations is proud to offer a 10% rent discount, as well! 

Check out the flyer below for the major events going on this weekend and then head over to RSVacations.net and book the perfect getaway cabin. We are now offering lower fall prices on all of our cabins, so again, it is the perfect time for a quick, weekend getaway! See you soon!!

 

9.6.18Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

 

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laborday1Labor Day Weekend (the un-official end to the summer season) in Big Bear Lake is upon us. We are expecting absolutely beautiful weather this holiday weekend with high temps hovering in the mid 70°s with clear blue skies. Gorgeous!! It is the perfect time to escape the heat and have some fun – on the lake, in the forest or around town. There is so much to do in Big Bear!

This weekend, we have some fun special events going on. The Kids Adventure Games are happening at Bear Mountain Resort, Support DOVES by stopping by the “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Convention Center, enjoy local art by visiting the Village and checking out the Labor Day ‘Art on the Corner’ event, or enjoy some amazing Tribute Bands and donate to a worthy cause at the final concert of this year’s Music in the Mountains Series. All the details on these and other events can be found below.

Whether you need last minute accommodations for this weekend (we have just a few cabins left and we have a GREAT SPECIAL!!) or are planning ahead for the holidays, RS Vacations has the perfect getaway cabin for you! We offer personalized service that the ‘big guys’ just can’t offer and our cabins are clean and have the amenities you are looking for! Head on over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

 

8.30.18Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

 

Weekend Events

 

Sunset Dinner Cruises on Miss Liberty with The Liberty Ramblers

Aug 31, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:30PM

Fine Dining aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat a Big Bear Treasure.

Relax and enjoy reserved seating, linen, and fine china, along with a gourmet buffet and homemade dessert. No Host Bar on the Promenade Deck with Live entertainment! Cocktails and departure at 6pm.

Featuring the Liberty Ramblers, a six piece band that plays traditional New Orleans Jazz with locals Dan Comins and John Isaksen.

Please call for reservations or for more information

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 or (909) 866-8129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

 

“Visions” Rush Tribute at the Cave

Aug 31, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

We have a VISION to bring the world renowned RUSH concert to the masses. Since the announcement that Rush has officially retired from the touring scene, their diehard fans the world over, are in need of their fix of live Rush music. While many tributes find it necessary to get the “look” of the band just right with wigs and other attire, Visions believes that the music is #1. The common Rush Head is very skeptical of anyone attempting to reproduce Rush music with any proficiency, not to mention very quick to point out ANY mistakes. With this in mind, and being die hard Rush fans ourselves, the choice to make sure every nuance of a song, from samples to vocal harmonies to analog keyboards, is the priority.

A Visions show is a state of the art experience that should be seen by Rush fans worldwide. It is our dream, and our mission, to do just that.

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

 

The 3rd Annual Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Bear Mountain

Sep 01, 2018 – Sep 02, 2018

The Big Bear Kids Adventure Games features a kid sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a ‘natural terrain’ inspired obstacle course. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more.  This is a fun and confidence building outdoor experience for kids ages 6-14. A great day out for the whole family!

Skills Clinic for Kids  (Separate registration) on Saturday with races from 9am til early afternoon on Sunday with Awards Ceremony at 2pm

For more full schedule and other information visit http://www.kidsadventuregames.com/case-studies/bear-mountain-ca/

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: : https://bit.ly/2uBbmAD

 

9th Annual “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

Sep 01, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Join the Rodriders of Big Bear for its annual “Cool Run in the Mountains ” Car Show benefiting DOVES & Local Animal Rescue Programs

All cars are welcome regardless of year, make or model. There will be sponsor raffles, opportunity drawings and awards to the top 20 entries.

To register your “ride” please visit www.rodridersofbigbear.com

Spectators are admitted FREE of charge.

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (562) 505-5755 Website: www.rodridersofbigbear.com

 

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Sep 1 – 3, 2018 | 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 and Monday September 1-3

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

 

Music in the Mountains #5 The Long Run (Eagles Tribute) with Shannon Rae & 100 Proof

Sep 01, 2018 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #5  at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday September 1st with the Long Run (Eagles Tribute) with special guest Shannon Rae & 100 Proof

Music in the Mountains proceeds will continue to benefit the Mountains Foundation’s six powerful programs that focus on conservation, recreation, and education programs; many benefiting the Big Bear Valley.

Ticket prices represent all five concerts and are available online at MountainsFoundation.org.

Please visit website for pricing  and more details as there are a variety of options including Season Passes.        Children 12 & Under; FREE!

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

 

Herman’s Hermits Featuring Peter Noone at the Cave

Sep 01, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama

At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “No Milk Today” “The End of the World” “Leaning On A Lamp Post”, and “Dandy”. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over fifty-two million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold.

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

 

 

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bigbearlakesummerLooking for a way to BEAT the HEAT? Escape to beautiful Big Bear Lake for a quick getaway. Our daytime highs this coming week are expected to be in the mid 70’s with clear skies! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

This weekend in Big Bear, you can listen to some Live Music, Take a Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Lake, Play a round of Glow Golf, and much more! These events, along with activities for the whole family are just a couple of hours away in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Summer is winding down, but you still have time to enjoy all that Big Bear has to offer its summertime visitors. Labor Day Weekend is only a week away and if you haven’t found a cabin yet, you are in luck! RS Vacations has cabins of all sizes still available and we are currently offering 50% off your 3rd night for Labor Day on all of our available cabins. Why not make an end of summer trip with family and friends before school schedules and holiday planning begin? Visit RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin for Labor Day today!!

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Weekend Events

 

Sunset Dinner Cruise on Miss Liberty with The Liberty Ramblers

Aug 24, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:30PM

Fine Dining aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat a Big Bear Treasure.

Relax and enjoy reserved seating, linen, and fine china, along with a gourmet buffet and homemade dessert. No Host Bar on the Promenade Deck with Live entertainment! Cocktails and departure at 6pm.

Featuring the Liberty Ramblers, a six piece band that plays traditional New Orleans Jazz with locals Dan Comins and John Isaksen.

Please call for reservations or for more information

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 or (909) 866-8129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

 

Faster Pussycat’s Glitter Box Tour at the Cave

Aug 24, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

Hollywood sleaze rockers Faster Pussycat made their mark in the world with a self-titled debut in 1987 and the 1989 gold album Wake Me When It’s Over, which spawned the hit single and video “House of Pain.”

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. Headline act at 9:00 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

 

Glow Golf #3 at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Aug 24 – 25, 2018 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

Light up the night with Glow Golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course on select dates this summer. Come play a round under the stars with cart, glow ball, and dinner + fountain drink or draft beer included. This nighttime fun is open to players of all ages and abilities, but spaces are limited so reserve your spot today.

Join us August 24-25 at Bear Mountain Golf Course for Glow Golf – a 9-hole extravaganza with a lighted course and balls. The event will begin with dinner and drinks at 7:00 p.m. Shotgun will start at 8:00 p.m., ending at approximately 10:00 p.m.

A $59 ticket includes:
Dinner (finger foods)
One (1) Draft beer or Fountain Soda
Glow Ball
Golf with Cart

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8002 Website: https://bit.ly/2qmbDV6

 

Old Miners Horseshoe Tournament at the Mountain Bar & Grill

Aug 25, 2018 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

The Old Miners Horseshoe Tournament welcomes all skill levels to compete for T-shirts and a trophy in a double-elimination, blind draw tournament. Come join the fun at the at  the tournament’s new location, The Mountain Bar & Grill.

Registration from 9 a.m. – 10a.m. Starts at 10:00 a.m. until Sunset

Entry Fee is $25 .  FREE to Spectators .

Please call, e-mail or visit website for more details.

Location: The Mountain Bar & Grill at 42164 Moonridge Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 379-9812 E-mail: s14james@aol.com Website: www.oldminers.org

 

Terri Nunn & Berlin at the Cave

Aug 25, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, founded by bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboard player David Diamond, made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. The group was filled out by guitarist Rick Olsen, keyboard player Matt Reid, and drummer Rob Brill. Berlin’s first full-length LP was the gold Love Life in 1984. In 1985, the group was pared down to a trio of Crawford, Nunn, and Brill. Berlin topped the charts in 1986 with the single “Take My Breath Away,” the love theme from the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.

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 6:30pm  Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Headliner at 9:00 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

 

 

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We have been experiencing beautiful, late-summer weather lately here in Big Bear Lake, and this weekend will be no exception. Highs will be right around 80° with clear blue skies throughout the weekend after a few thunderstorms today and tomorrow. This is the perfect weather for a forest hike or mountain bike ride, fishing on the lake, or a stroll through the Village!SailboatHangCropped

What is happening around town this weekend? Quite a bit! We’ve got live music at several different venues – including Music in the Mountains 2018 #4, the 6th Annual Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon, the 35th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show, and more!! There is something for everyone in Beautiful Big Bear Lake!!

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

 

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Weekend Events

 

Big Bear Romp 2018

The Big Bear Romp 2018 is a unique event unlike any other, bringing together hundreds of men from all over the world to take advantage of the activities and natural beauty of Big Bear Lake, California…

Location: The Lodge at Big Bear Lake a Holiday Inn Resort at: 40650 Village Drive and Various Locations throughout the Valley.
Contact: Website: www.bigbearromp.com

 

The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

Aug 17, 2018 09:00AM – Aug 18, 2018 08:00PM

The 6th annual Kodiak Ultra Marathons will take place August 17-18, 2018 in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California. Big Bear Lake sits at 7,000 ft in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. The 100 mile distance will start and finish in the Big Bear Village and will circumnavigate the entire Big Bear Valley. The Kodiak also offers a 50-mile distance and a 50k, which will be run along the same track as the 100-mile race.

The 100 miler will start at 8AM Friday with a special 12 Noon Prize Purse Start elite runners. The 50 miler will start at 4AM on Saturday on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, and finally the Back 50k will start at 8AM at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain.

There will be six crew-accessible aid stations along the Kodiak 100 mile route, including the start/finish area in the Village. Pacers are permitted starting at the Dump Aid Station (Mile 56), except for the prize purse race, where pacers can join starting at Sugarloaf (Mile 69). No pacers in the 50M or 50K race. ?

The Kodiak 100 miler is a 6 point UTMB Qualifier and the 50 miler is worth 3 points.

We encourage all spectators to enjoy the start/finish area in the Village. We will have a beer garden, food and sponsor booths setup on Saturday.

To Register CLICK HERE

For more details please visit website

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake and National Forest Trails.
Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com

 

Big Bear Lake Fishing Association All Fish Tournament at Captain John’s Marina

Aug 17, 2018 12:00PM – Aug 19, 2018 05:00PM

Please visit www.bigbearfishingassociation.org to register and for  more details

Location: Captain Johns Marina at 39369 North Shore Dr. Fawnskin
Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakefishingassociation.org

 

Sunset Dinner Cruises on Miss Liberty with The Liberty Ramblers

Aug 17, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:30PM

Fine Dining aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat a Big Bear Treasure.

Relax and enjoy reserved seating, linen, and fine china, along with a gourmet buffet and homemade dessert. No Host Bar on the Promenade Deck with Live entertainment! Cocktails and departure at 6pm.

Featuring the Liberty Ramblers, a six piece band that plays traditional New Orleans Jazz with locals Dan Comins and John Isaksen.

Please call for reservations or for more information

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 or (909) 866-8129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

 

“X” at the Cave

Aug 17, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

EXENE CERVENKA – JOHN DOE – BILLY ZOOM – DJ BONEBRAKE

THE FACT IS, NO ONE SOUNDS LIKE X AND NO ONE EVER WILL.

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 with Headliner at 9:00 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

 

35th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

Aug 18, 2018 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

The show features classic woodenboats, Chris-Craft models and other antique vessels. The event is sponsored by the Antique & Classic Boat Society, Southern California Chapter, and Nottingham’s Tavern.  There is expected to be between 25 and 30 boats to start arriving on Thursday August  16. A Big Bear Lake Poker Run is scheduled for Friday August 17 for participants in the show.

Boats will be on display at the Pine Knot Landing Docks from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday the 18th.

Admission is FREE, and most of the boat owners and skippers will be there to talk about the history of their boats.

For more info please call (909) 844-5337

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 844-5337

 

Music in the Mountains #4 Mirage (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) & Petty and the Heartshakers ( Tom Petty)

Aug 18, 2018 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #4 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday August 18th  with Mirage’s Fleetwood Mac Tribute with special guests Petty and the Heartshakers.

Please visit website for pricing  and more details as there are a variety of options including Season Passes.        Children 12 & Under; FREE!

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

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