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A beautiful, early fall weekend is in store for Big Bear Lake with high temps in the low to mid 70’s. We have clear blue skies and cool evenings. Ideal mountain getaway weather!

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Willkommen to the 49th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest! The fun continues this weekend so grab some friends and head on up for some fun, food, music and BEER!

The Village Fall Wine Walk is happening this weekend as well. Come and see what these fantastic annual events are all about! RS Vacations has cabins available and we are featuring lower off-season pricing as well as some awesome specials! Head over to our website and book today!!

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There is still so much to do and enjoy in Big Bear! Fall is the perfect time for Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, strolls through The Village, Zip Lining, listening to live music, and so much more. The crowds have thinned, our prices have dropped and the weather is gorgeous!! Come on up!

If you are planning to join us for the holidays, be sure to book your cabin with us soon, as our calendar is starting to fill up. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the magic of the holidays in Big Bear. RS Vacations has all sizes of cabins with awesome amenities and unmatched customer service! You will not be disappointed!! Book a Big Bear Cabin today!

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Looking to beat the heat? Our Big Bear weather forecast for the coming week boasts temps in the low 80’s and our famous summer, afternoon thunderstorms to cool things down. Not to worry though, these storms are usually fairly brief and you will still be able to have your fun on the lake, in the forest or around town. This is a great time of year to visit the mountains!!

Along with the huge number of activities to do in Big Bear during the summer months, ChiliCookOffwe have a few great events happening this weekend as well, including the Annual Chili Cook-Off.  Check out this weekend’s “Live It. Up.” below for more information.

Visit us at RSVacations.net if you are looking to beat the heat, lose the crowds, and have some fun in beautiful Big Bear Lake. Book your Big Bear Vacation Cabin today!! See you soon!

 

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ChiliCookOff

Big Bear’s 2019 Chili Cook-Off is an ICS-World qualifier event with 40+ competing chefs!

630 Bartlett in The Village
Saturday, July 13th
11am to 5pm (Tastings close at 3pm)

TASTING KITS & LIVE MUSIC!
KIDS LAND & AN ADULT CHILL GARDEN!

 

chili1Entertainment for ALL Ages

 

  • ICS-Sanctioned World Qualifier Competition with 40+ cooks competing for over $4,900 Prize Purse and a People’s Choice Competition with a $500 Grand Prize. Tasting Kits available to the public.
  • Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Garden
  • Live Music
  • Kids Land
  • Artisan Marketplace and Food Vendors

 

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Great Music Line-Up

  • Doo Wah Riders @ 12 Noon
  • Born Country @ 2:15pm
  • South of Santa Fe @ 4:15pm

 

Kids Land Fun!

  • Petting Zoo hosted by Bear Valley Farms
  • Bouncers
  • Craft table
  • And more!

 

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  • Traditional Red Chili: 1st-$1500; 2nd-750; 3rd-250
  • Chili Verde: 1st-500; 2nd-250; 3rd-150
  • Veggie Chili: 1st-500; 2nd-250; 3rd-150
  • Youth Red Chili: 1st-250; 2nd-125; 3rd-75
  • People’s Choice: Winner-500
  • Bear Valley Chili Master: Winner-100

 

Moulingreatroom.720If you are looking for a clean and updated cabin with amenities, head over to RSVacations.net and find the one that is perfect for you! We have cabins that are walking distance to The Village, Lake, Forest Trails, Bike Park, and more!! You won’t be disappointed!! Book your Big Bear Getaway today!!

 

 

 

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

RSVLogoNoBackSmWe do have a few cabins left for the 4th Weekend, but they are filling up fast! Whether your group is big or small, we have something for you – Head over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear cabin today!

 

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

Hear some great, live music: Rock out at The Cave in the Village. Listen to the hits of Tom Petty with “The Pettybreakers”, and bang your head with Metalachi! The first concert in the Music in the Mountains summer series at the Big Bear Discovery Center takes you back to boogie with “Bee Gees Gold” – Tribute to the Bee Gees with special guest Abba Fab, The Premier Abba Experience.

Take in some Art: Check out some local artists at Art on the Corner in the Village. Want to do some creating of your own? Paint a masterpiece of your own at the Paint and Sip Fireworks Edition at Barrel 33 in the Village!

AirFair2019Airplane Fun at the 2019 Air Fair: 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!

Check out some great Crafts: Visit the Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show. Food, music, and activities as well. At the Convention Center.

Get out on Big Bear Lake: Rent a boat, kayak, canoe, wave runner, paddleboard or peddleboat from a local marina. Take a cruise on a pirate ship or an authentic paddleboat. See the lake from above while parasailing.

Get into the National Forest: Take a hike, a 4×4 Jeep tour, a horseback ride, ride a zipline, or ride the sky chair and mountain bike down.

Wander through the Village: Browse quaint shops, sample some amazing fudge (YUM!), watch a live cooking demonstration or have an outstanding meal in one of the many restaurants.

Have some family fun: Play 9 holes of GLOW GOLF, Zoom down the Alpine Slide, splash down the Waterslide, take a unique segway tour, go ice skating, play Laser-Tag, go bowling, visit the Zoo or Museum, or rent some bikes and ride the Alpine Pedal Path.

Relax: Get a massage, get a mani-pedi, sit out on the deck or in the spa of your RS Vacations Cabin and listen to the breeze and the birds.

fireworks1.jpgWatch that amazing Fireworks Show: Whether you watch from a boat, lakeside, or Above the Boom, you wont be disappointed!

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

Here are the major late-summer happenings:

 

August

 

29th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 10 – 12, 2018 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 29th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at  4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

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

 

2nd Annual Ryan Hall’s “Conquer the Wall” at Snow Summit

Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

The 2nd Annual Ryan Hall “Conquer the Wall” takes place on August 11th with proceeds to benefit the BBHS Cross Country Program

When Olympian Ryan Hall began his journey as a runner, it all started here. Ryan grew up only 5 minutes away from Snow Summit and incorporated weekly 1 mile timed runs up “The Wall” ski run.  The current high school cross country team in Big Bear still utilizes this course every summer for their training, hoping to reach the heights that Ryan Hall established.  Three State Champions later….it seems to be working!

Event begins at 9:00 am at Snow Summit

Race Packet pickup: Friday August 10th from 3-8 p.m. at Nottingham’s Resort 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake and Saturday a.m. from 7-8:30 at Snow Summit.

Parking will be at Snow Summit. ? Participants will receive a pass for free chair lift back down the mountain.  Spectators who wish to view the finish from the top will need to separately purchase a chair lift ticket or hike up. There is a separate hiking trail to get to the top.

Please also note that “Conquer the Wall” is asking for donations of used running/basketball/soccer shoes that will help local fundraising efforts in partnership with Angel Bins . During the race, we will be taking donations of athletic shoes – running, basketball, or soccer cleats – that are still in good condition.  For more information on Angel Bins please Click Here

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 543-9159 Website: www.conquerthewall.org or Snow Summit Website: https://bit.ly/2qkKItD

 

Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 3 – Best Whip Competition

Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Get ready to pump, whip, and catch some air.

Join us on Saturday, August 11th for  Summit Series #3 – Best Whip Competition.

How to register: Look for a registration booth at the Adventure Academy at Snow Summit to register morning of from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on August 11. Registration is free and open to the public of all ages and levels.

Who can complete? Anyone and everyone.

We’ll be hosting the races in these 4 groups:
Ages 12 and under – boys
Ages 12 and under – girls
Ages 13 and up – men
Ages 13 and up – women

What do you win? -2018 Mammoth + Summit Bike Pass

Event schedule:
Registration is from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Practice is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Competition is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/summer/things-to-do/events/event-detail

 

The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Aug 11, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and 4-5, 11-12 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

For complete schedule details please call or visit website

Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin
Contact: Tel: (626) 623-9907 Website: www.bbvrsinc.com

 

Geoff Tate’s 30th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime at The Cave

Aug 11, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Operation: Mindcrime is a progressive metal band that is fronted by the former lead singer of Queensrÿche, Geoff Tate. Operation: Mindcrime was the third studio album release of Queenryche released 30 years ago.

Doors open at 6:30pm Concert 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

 

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: A Wrinkle in Time

Aug 11, 2018 | 08:00PM – 11:00PM

Movies in the Meadow Summer Series at Snow Summit

Join us at Snow Summit on select dates 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

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:
Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Rango
Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Wonder Woman
Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.  Coco
Saturday, August 4 at 7:45 p.m. WALL-E
Saturday, August 11 at 7:45 p.m. A Wrinkle in Time

Click Here for more details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2 – BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2qjb13s

 

Big Bear Romp 2018

Date: 8/16/2018 – 8/19/2018

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

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

August 17-19—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Captain John’s Marina

September 14-16—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Pine Knot Marina

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

 

35th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

Aug 18, 2018 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

The show features classic wooden boats, 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.

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.

Here are the headliners and dates for the 2018 season:
#1 July 7: LED ZEPAGAIN with Mountaintop Stings
#2 July 21: THE GARTH GUY with Vegas McGraw
#3 August 4: DSB with Live From Earth
#4  August 18: MIRAGE with Petty and The Heartshakers
#5 September 1: THE LONG RUN (TLR) with 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.

Tickets 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

 

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, 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

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 .

Location: The Boathouse Lakeside Tavern at 350 Alden Road, 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

 

“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

 

September

 

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

Sep 01, 2018 12:00AM – Sep 03, 2018 12:00AM


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 both Sunday and Monday.

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 01, 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

Here are the headliners and dates for the 2018 season:
#1 July 7: LED ZEPAGAIN with Mountaintop Stings
#2 July 21: THE GARTH GUY with Vegas McGraw
#3 August 4: DSB with Live From Earth
#4  August 18: MIRAGE with Petty and The Heartshakers
#5 September 1: THE LONG RUN (TLR) with 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

 

First Fridays Star Parties at Bear Valley Farms

Sep 07, 2018 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

First Fridays Under the Stars

Join Bear Valley Astronomers at Bear Valley Farms for an amazing Star Party in an ideal location. Local astronomers will talk about the events in the night sky while sharing their telescopes and expertise. Guests are welcome to BYOB and bring their own blankets and chairs to relax under the stars.

July 6: 8pm-10pm
August 3: 8pm-10pm
September 7: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Tickets are $10 and available at ffstarparties.eventbrite.com

Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/225846301349680/

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 East Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 547-5424 Website: www.bearvalleyfarms.com

 

48th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest at the Big Bear Convention Center

Sep 08, 2018 12:00PM – Sep 09, 2018 12:00AM

Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest! Join our extended family for a true German celebration featuring live German music,food, entertainment and beer.

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for nine consecutive weekends, September 8 through November 3 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.

September 8th
America’s Heroes Weekend
Free admittance for past and present Military, Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters
Main Stage, The Express Band 12:30-12
Wyatt’s Bier Garten Stage, The Blue Henrys 7-11

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

 

The Village Fall Wine Walk

Sep 15, 2018 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, September 15, 2018 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.

More Details to be announced shortly. In the meantime please call or visit website for updates.

Location: Event takes place in the Village of Big Bear Lake. Registration at the Corner of Pine Knot Ave and Village Dr.
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.villagewinewalk.com

 

15th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort

Sep 22, 2018 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

Don’t miss Southern California’s premier winter kickoff event.

September in SoCal usually means sunny skies and scorching temps, but the forecast at Bear Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 calls for 100 percent chance of snow, groomed to perfection for the 15th annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails.

One of the most influential and innovative events in the snowboarding industry, HDHR features some of the best riders in the world competing on a one-of-a-kind rail jam course designed and built by Bear Mountain’s renowned park staff.

Toss in must-see music performances and a bunch of snow-starved fanatics ready to party like there’s no tomorrow, and it’s no wonder why HDHR is called “the largest winter kickoff party known to man.”

For more information, visit HotDawgzAndHandRails.com.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel:(844) GO2-BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2GLVP9n

 

5th Annual Big Bear Mountain Grizzly 100 and MTB Gran Fondo

Sep 29, 2018 | 07:00AM – 05:00PM

Bear Valley Bikes and Open Air Big Bear present the 5th annual Big Bear Mountain Grizzly 100 and MTB Bike Gran Fondo in Big Bear Lake California.

The Grizzly 100:  Race or Ride the 100 or 75K. The Grizzly National Ultra Endurance Race course offers epic technical riding on some of Southern California’s best single track right in the heart of the San Bernardino mountains. This race draws some of the top mountain bikers from around the world.

The Big Bear Gran Fondo Mountain Bike ride offers five different routes to fit all levels of riders. From the tame 20k Skyview which takes you up the Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair to the 50k Skyline course, you’ll enjoy the best riding that Big Bear has to offer.

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

To Register CLICK HERE

Location: Starts and Finishes in the Village at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8000 Website: www.bbvrace.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 in the low 80s° with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. Gorgeous!

This weekend brings several special events to the Big Bear Valley, and there really is somethingwaterskier 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

 

Big Bear Cycling Festival July 28-August 5th

Aug 1 – 5, 2018

The only week long cycling festival in the United States, the Big Bear Cycling Festival features events and activities that draw thousands of visitors to Big Bear Lake for a few days up to a full week.  The Cycling Festival is perfect for the serious cyclist looking for last minute training at altitude before Tour de Big Bear or the recreational cyclist wishing to simply enjoy riding roads and trails in a beautiful mountain landscape.

Grand Marshalls for this year’s Big Bear Cycling Festival will be newly announced Specialized Women Ambassador and former Team Cylance racer Alison Tetrick and four time road race champion and Tour of California Race Ambassador Freddie Rodriguez.  Events and activities include group rides (road and mountain), a Cyclefest youth event, new Bike Demo Event, a Poker Ride, Recovery Ride and Time Trials culminating in the Tour de Big Bear road cycling event on Saturday, August 4.

For more information, including festival information and lodging specials, visit www.bigbearcyclingfestival.com.

Location: Various Locations in Big Bear.
Contact: Website: www.bigbearcyclingfestival.com

 

“Wilderness Living” Big Bear Quilt Show at The Lodge

Aug 03, 2018 10:00AM – Aug 04, 2018 05:00PM

The 2018  Quilt Show “Wilderness Living” at the Lodge in the Village produced by the Big Bear Lake Quilters Guild. Vendors and Marketplace

Friday, August 4th, 10 am-6:00 pm
Saturday, August 5th, 10 am-5 pm
Contest Drawings at 4:45 pm on Saturday

Admission ONLY $5

Location: The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Holiday Inn Resort at 40650 Village Drive
Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakequiltersguild.com Email: ​ BBLquiltersguild@gmail.com

 

Paint and Sip at Barrel 33 in the Village

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of painting, wine tasting, and fun with new friends! Barrel 33 is now hosting Bi-Weekly Paint and Sips with Craft to Treasure! Call in advance, we book up fast! The event …

Location: Barrel 33 at 40754 Village Dr Big Bear Lake Ca 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0838 Website: www.barrel33bigbear.com

 

“AbbaFab” Abba Tribute at the Cave

Aug 03, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational Anne Davies, Chelsea Faulds, Scotty Pearson, Nick Davies and a line up of stellar musicians.

This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others. From the earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on an ABBA journey that is unmatched.

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

 

First Fridays Star Parties at Bear Valley Farms

Aug 03, 2018 | 08:00PM – 10:00PM

First Fridays Under the Stars

Join Bear Valley Astronomers at Bear Valley Farms for an amazing Star Party in an ideal location. Local astronomers will talk about the events in the night sky while sharing their telescopes and expertise. Guests are welcome to BYOB and bring their own blankets and chairs to relax under the stars.

July 6: 8pm-10pm
August 3: 8pm-10pm
September 7: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Tickets are $10 and available at ffstarparties.eventbrite.com

Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/225846301349680/

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 East Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 547-5424 Website: www.bearvalleyfarms.com

 

8th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 04, 2018 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

Tour de Big Bear will again host riders to Big Bear Lake and provide rides appealing to all level of rider and athlete. Tour de Big Bear Route Options Tour de Big Bear – 25 miles – over 1300 feet of climbing Big Bear Valley Tour – 50 miles –more than 3000 feet of climbing The Grand Tour – 70 miles – over 4,800 feet of climbing THE CLIMB – 107 miles –8,000 feet of challenging climbing HC Gran Fondo – 125 miles – nearly 12,000 feet of climbing

Tour de Big Bear Weekend Events: 
The BBCA hosts a two-day cycling expo with 40+ cycling vendors, a complimentary bike valet for registered riders, entry into the New Belgium Beer Garden, our famous raffle and live entertainment during Saturday’s festivities. Tour de Big Bear is a timed event and includes the Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo and popular King and Queen of the Mountain Race Segment.  Prizes are awarded to winners of the competitive events.  All registered riders receive a goody bag, custom-designed finishers’ medal, and a high-performance, technical shirt and much more. Each Tour de Big Bear distance is staffed with Course Marshalls, numerous legendary nutrition/hydration aid stations, first aid attendants, and rider safety and repair vehicles.  Rounding out the weekend are complimentary organized recovery ride and competitive time trial race on Sunday, August 5.

For more information, including registration details visit www.TourdeBigBear.com.

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive
Contact: Website: www.tourdebigbear.com

 

The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Aug 04, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and 4-5, 11-12 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

For complete schedule details please call or visit website

Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin
Contact: Tel: (626) 623-9907 Website: www.bbvrsinc.com

 

Music in the Mountains #3 “DSB” (Journey Tribute) with “Live from Earth” (Pat Benatar Tribute)

Aug 04, 2018 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #3 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday August 4th with DSB’s Tribute to Journey and special guest Live from Earth’s Pat Benatar Tribute

Here are the headliners and dates for the 2018 season:
#1 July 7: LED ZEPAGAIN with Mountaintop Stings
#2 July 21: THE GARTH GUY with Vegas McGraw
#3 August 4: DSB with Live From Earth
#4  August 18: MIRAGE with Petty and The Heartshakers
#5 September 1: THE LONG RUN (TLR) with 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.

Tickets 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

 

Freddie McGregor at the Cave

Aug 04, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, Freddie McGregor, O.D., has made significant contributions to Reggae music since inception, and has also helped to shape it with his conscious lyrics and Philly-Soul style for over 50 years.

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

 

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: WALL-E

Aug 04, 2018 | 08:00PM – 11:00PM

Movies in the Meadow Summer Series at Snow Summit

Join us at Snow Summit on select dates 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

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:
Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Rango
Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Wonder Woman
Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.  Coco
Saturday, August 4 at 7:45 p.m. WALL-E
Saturday, August 11 at 7:45 p.m. A Wrinkle in Time

Click Here for more details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2 – BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2qjb13s

 

Big Bear SPNDX Stampede

Aug 05, 2018 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

New to the Big Bear Cycling Festival is the SPNDX Stampede, Big Bear Lake’s first gravel ride event.  If your tank still has some juice in it after Tour de Big Bear . . . swap out the tires and hit the dirt.  Taking place on Sunday following the Tour de Big Bear road event riders start in the Village and are challenged with a 44 mile route including fire road climbs and single track through the trees, that will make it a Stampede like no other in the series.

For more information, including registration details visit www.spndxstampede.com

Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive
Contact: Website: www.spndxstampede.com

 

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