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

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

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

 

June

 

“Rumours” Fleetwood Mac Tribute at the Cave

Jun 09, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

Relive the rock and roll magic with Rumours.

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

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

 

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

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

For tournament details please visit the website or call.

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

 

Paddle Big Bear at Veteran’s Park

Jun 10, 2017 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

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

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

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

 

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 10, 2017 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

XEB (X Third Eye Blind) at the Cave

Jun 10, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

 

21st Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 11, 2017 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

Please call of visit website for more information.

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

 

Golden State Rally at Big Bear

Jun 15, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more details

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

 

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

Jun 17, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

Jun 17 – 18, 2017 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Jun 17, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:30PM

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

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

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

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

 

Big Bear Run hosted by the Big Bear Trailriders

Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017

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

Go to www.bigbeartrailriders.com for all the details

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

 

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2017

Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more details please call or visit website

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

 

5th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Jun 24, 2017 | 08:00AM – 03:30PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Jun 24, 2017 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

“Lyvyn Skynyrd” at the Cave

Jun 24, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

Riki Hendrix Experience at the Cave

Jun 30, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

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

Jun 30, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

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

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

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

 

July

 

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Jul 01 – 03, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

 

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Jul 01 – 02, 2017 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

Dick Dale at the Cave

Jul 01, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 01, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 02, 2017 | 09:00AM – 02:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

“40 OZ to Freedom” Sublime Tribute at the Cave

Jul 02, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

 

Ted Nugent at the Cave

Jul 03, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

July 4th Farmers Market & Old Fashioned Country Fair

Jul 04, 2017 | 08:30AM – 05:00PM

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

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

 

Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2017 | 12:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

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

 

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

Jul 04, 2017 | 05:30PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Jul 04, 2017 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 08, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Jul 14 – 15, 2017 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

The 15th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 15, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Big Bear Old Miners Association Chili Cook Off in the Village

Jul 15, 2017 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

“Battle of the Bands” at The Cave

Jul 20, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

 

“Craft and Cranks” Brew Festival and Mountain Bike Racing

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 22, 2017 | 01:00PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 22, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 Please call or visit website for updates and more details.

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

 

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

Jul 29, 2017 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

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

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

Event Details and Schedule:

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

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

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

Parking will be at Snow Summit.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mountaintop Trail Rally at Snow Summit to Benefit Big Bear Trails

Jul 30, 2017 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

Choose from 4 events:

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

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

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

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

To Register or for more details please visit website

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

 

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

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Lake3With record high temps forecast in Southern California for the coming week, now is the perfect time to beat the heat and head to the mountains. Big Bear Lake is the perfect escape with our clear blue skies and cool mountain breezes. Spend some time on the lake any way you please: boat, kayak, wave runner, paddleboard or pirate ship – we have it all!! Do you like wheels better than water? Ride the sky chair up and feel the wind on your face as you make your way down on a mountain bike – leisurely or racing speeds, there are runs for everyone! bearvalleybikes6

Along with these activities and dozens more, we also have some special events happening this coming Father’s Day Weekend including the 4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon and the 13th Annual Carp Round-up. Live Music can be enjoyed throughout the weekend all over the Big Bear area, including  Jazz, Strings Orchestra, and Wynona Judd is playing at The Cave.

See all the details below and then head over to RSVacations.net and book the perfect cabin. Whether you are getting away for a romantic weekend, some family fun, or a large group get-together, we have the cabin for you. Our Customer Service is top-notch and our cabins are clean and well-equipped! Book a Big Bear Cabin today!!

6-16-16Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

This Weekend’s Events:

13th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 18, 2016 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

CHECK-IN: Saturday starts 5:00 AM. All hunters must check-in
HUNTING TIMES:Saturday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM ‘
AWARDS: Sunday, starts at 3:00 PM . Cash Prizes!!!

Visit website or call 909-866-5796 for more information.
Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/carp-roundup/

4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Jun 18, 2016 | 08:00AM – 03:30PM

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

Olympic Triathlon to start at 8:00 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:30 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 27th at 4PM.

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

Location: Starts and Finishes at TBA
Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4840 Website: www.bbtriathlon.com or www.openairbigbear.com

Wynona Judd and the Big Noise at the Cave

Jun 18, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

A certain musical and spiritual condition defines Wynonna Judd’s first album with her band The Big Noise — not to mention the first album of original material in 13 years from one of country music’s supreme redheads. That quality is joy. It dominates, not just because Judd is performing with a small group led by her husband, the drummer and producer Cactus Moser, letting loose on songs she hand-selected because she liked them rather than out of concern for padding her remarkable roster of hits. Wynonna & The Big Noise lays bare the joy that is Judd’s most potent gift as a vocalist.

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

MountainTop Strings European Tour Orchestra at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jun 18, 2016 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

Experience the music of the MountainTop Strings in this special ‘before the tour’ sendoff concert at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Enjoy a preview of what the orchestra will play in their upcoming summer tour of Italy.  Mike Cross, Piano Artistry Unlimited, will open.

Admission free; donations welcome.
Beer and wine bar to raise funds for the Discovery Center youth education programs.
Please call or visit website for more details
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

Notti’s Jazz Festival on Miss Liberty and at Nottinghams Tavern

Jun 18, 2016 | 03:00PM – 10:30PM

Nottinghams presents the 1st annual Notti’s Jazz Festival on June 17-19, 2016

Schedule is as follows:

Friday June 17th

5:30PM
Guitarist Steve Oliver on The Miss Liberty Boat Cruise  www.steveolivermusic.com

8:30 PM
Saxophonist  Will Donato Upstairs at Nottinghams www.willdonato.com

Saturday June 18th

3:00PM
Guitarist Chris Standring  on the Patio at Nottinghams www.chrisstandring.com
8:30 PM
Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner Upstairs at Nottinghams  www.jackiemjoyner.com

Sunday June 19th

NOON – FREE
Pianist Mike Cross on the Patio at Nottinghams www.pianobiz.net

For more information and/or to buy tickets please call or visit website(s)

Location: Miss Liberty at Pine Knot Landing and Nottinghams Tavern at 40797 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4644 Website: www.nottisjazzfest.com or www.nottinghamstavern.com

 

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https://rsvacations.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/mark-your-calendar.jpg?w=292&h=89Big 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 and we have a chance for some much-needed rainfall later this week and through the weekend. The lake is open and Big Bear is making the transition from Winter Wonderland into Springtime Paradise. Come on up and enjoy the clear blue skies and flowers in bloom. It’s beautiful up here!!

Check out our wide variety of cabins at RSVacations.net and find the perfect mountain cabin for your spring 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:

APRIL

 

  • Tuesday Farmers Market Opens for the Season at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Apr 05, 2016 | 08:00AM – 01:30PM

Enjoy farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long. The Farmer’s Market also features unique arts, crafts and handmade items by local artisans. Every Tuesday from April 5th until September 27th.

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

  • Spring Culinary Event with Guest Chef T.K. Hood at the Knickbocker Mansion and Bistro

Apr 08, 2016 | 06:30PM – 09:00PM

Chef T.K. Hood from Houston will join Chef Robert Velasquez for the Culinary Event of the Season at the Knickerbocker Mansion.

Friday and Saturday April 8-9 with seating at 6:30 pm. Brunch Seatings on Sunday April 10th at 10am and 12;30 pm.

Limited Seating – Only 35 seats available.

Please call Vickie at the Mansion at (909) 878-9190 for menu

Location: Knickerbocker Mansion and Bistro at 869 Knickerbocker Road
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-9190 E-mail for Menu: victoriaharris77@gmail.com Website: www.knickerbockermansion.com

  • Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve Guided Wildflower Walks

Apr 09, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve is a wonderful spot for wildflower viewing!  Stop by and get information about what’s in bloom and get a chance to see the amazing pebble plain flowers found only in the Big Bear Valley!  Visitor Information center is staffed with volunteers and open in partnership with the Southern California Mountains Foundation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Dates: April 2, April 9, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25

Times: 10am-2pm, Guided Wildflower Walks @ 11:30am

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Hwy 18 east of Big Bear City. Reserve is at the intersection of Hwy 18 and Holcomb Valley Road on the north side of Baldwin Lake.

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

  • Nature Walks at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Apr 09, 2016 | 01:00PM – 02:30PM

Join us for a 30-minute nature walk on Saturdays and Sundays to learn about the local plant life, wildlife and some very interesting historical facts. Great activity for families and individuals who want to gain a greater appreciation for our National Forest. Nature walks are not strenuous and designed for all levels of physical conditioning.

Free!Saturdays (year round) at 1pm & 2pm  Sundays (year round)  at 11am & 12pm

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at the Cave

Apr 09, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are a rock band from Tempe, Arizona, USA. The band is typically referred to by the fans as the abbreviation “RCPM”. The music is known to cross genres with songs showing an Adult Alternative Rock/Pop/Americana/Reggae/Mariachi influence

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

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • Jazz at the Pines Lakefront with Mike Cross and Mark Cade

Apr 14, 2016 | 05:30PM – 09:00PM

Jazz at the Pines Lakefront. Every other Thursday featuring pianist Maike Cross and bassist Mark Cade ( plus guest sit-ins) FREE for everyone.

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 Website: www.thepineslakefront.com

  • “Jumping Jack Flash” Stones Tribute at the Cave

Apr 16, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

It began for them the way it always has–in a dimly lit, smoky nightclub. But who that was present at those long-ago performances by the Rolling Stones would have guessed that they’d become icons, and perhaps the most revered and enduring act of all-time? Imagine walking into a nearby historic theater and happening upon a performance by the youthful Stones!

They’re all there; Mick is prancing and gyrating, Keith is ripping licks and prowling the stage with his trusty beat-up Fender guitar. Charlie and Bill are intense as they lay down the back-beat, and Brian Jones looks regal as he lords over his stage.

But there’s something amiss; although this incredible scenario has most certainly taken place, this isn’t swinging London circa 1964 but rather, your town today.

Put down that pint, mate… take a closer look–it’s Jumping Jack Flash, the world’s greatest tribute to the Rolling Stones!

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

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • MS Walk: Big Bear on the North Shore

Apr 30, 2016 | 08:30AM – 01:00PM


The 2016 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday April 30th on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School.

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: www.walkMS.org

MAY

 

  • The Hall Family May Trout Classic

May 14, 2016 06:00AM – May 15, 2016 06:00PM

A BIG BEAR LAKE FAMILY TRADITION IS BACK!!

The Hall Family May Trout Classic will take place over the May 14-15 weekend.

$8,000 in Prizes – $75 Entry Fee -Trophy Size Trout Stocked -Great Family Fun – Kid Under 16 FREE with Paid Adult – Trophies, Drawings and Prizes!

This is a non profit event. ALL PROCEEDS USED FOR FISH AND FISH HABITAT!

The mission of the Hall Family May Trout Classic is to continue promoting Big Bear Lake as a premier fishery for large trout. This premier fishery depends on a constant replenishment of fish.
The funds derived from this tournament enable us to plant trophy size trout and provide an improved angling experience for this and future generations

Applications are to be mailed to the District.  Applications available on website

Mailed forms are to be received by May 1.

If anglers choose to register in person, registration is open during check-in at MWD on Friday May 13 11:00am-9:00pm

Weigh-ins are at Big Bear Marina, Saturday 5/14 12-2pm and 4-6pm and Sunday 5/15 12-2pm

Awards ceremony is at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center at 3pm

Please visit website to register and for more details.

Location: Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/may-trout-classic/

  • Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

May 14, 2016 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

The Young Eagles program is held at the Airport and flys on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon, May through September. This is a wonderful experience for young flyers. The Young Eagles program was started by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in an effort to stimulate interest in aviation for young people.

Children between the ages of 8 and 17 are offered a free airplane ride around the Big Bear area by pilots from the Pilot’s Association. Pilots must be a member of the Pilot’s Association and the EAA in order to participate in this program. We have run this program for five years and have flown thousands of children. Each child will be given a pre-flight review of the basics of flight and the main parts of an airplane prior to the flight.

No appointments are necessary, but each child must be accompanied by a parent or adult who must sign a release of liability for the child and can then take pictures of the happy flyer after their flight.

Due to inclement weather at times in Big Bear, Young Eagles flights may be cancelled at short notice.

For further information on this program call Roger Schmidt at (909)547-0832. For additional background information and activity suggestions log on to the Young Eagles web site at www.youngeagles.org.

Location: Big Bear Airport at 501 Valley Blvd, Big Bear City
Contact: Tel: (909) 547-0832 Website: www.youngeagles.org

  • Build a Birdhouse at the Big Bear Discovery Center

May 14, 2016 | 09:30AM – 10:30AM

Dates: May 14, May 28, June 11, June 18, July 2, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 3 Time: 9:30-10:30am Bluebirds will love your yard with this well designed birdhouse that you can build! We will provide kits for individuals or families to build together during this program sponsored by Butcher’s Block.

Dates: May 14, May 28, June 11, June 18, July 2, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 3

Time: 9:30-10:30am

Class limited to 20 people, first come first serve.   Fee: $6 per kit

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

  • Bear Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

May 21, 2016 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

Come and celebrate Bear Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on May 21st to learn about bears and have fun!

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

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

  • “Bonfire” AC/DC Tribute at the Cave

May 21, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Bonfire is one of the best tributes to AC/DC you will ever see. Since 2001, Bonfire’s perfect recreation of a high energy AC/DC show, has been capturing the attention of music fans of all ages. Jerry Greenberg, who was the former president of Atlantic Records, and worked with AC/DC says, “It’s as close as you will ever get to the real thing!” If you love AC/DC, Bonfire will give you an unforgettable show.

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

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

May 27, 2016 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 28-30th
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Opening Night Artist’s Reception on Friday May 27th from 7-9 pm

Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

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

  • Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season

May 28, 2016 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season. Come and visit the museum where thousands of Big Bear historical artifacts are displayed. Adults $3, Under 14 Free

Location: 800-B Greenway Drive, Big Bear City CA 92314
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8100 Website: www.bigbearhistory.org

JUNE

 

  • Big Bear Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Big Bear Convention Center

Jun 03, 2016 09:00AM – Jun 05, 2016 05:00PM

Minerals in the Mountains – the Big Bear Lake, Gem Mineral and Fossil Show to be held on Friday June 3rd and Saturday June 4th from 9 am to 5 pm; and Sunday June 5th from 9 am to 4 pm

A chance to meet wholesale and retail sellers of high quality pieces at affordable prices. Saturday features a children’s show with prizes.

For prices please see the show page on the website www.gemsofthewest.com

Tickets can be booked in advance at reduced prices at www.eventbrite.com

To register as a vendor or re-seller; entry to the children’s show or for other information
please email mineralshow@gemsofthewest.com

Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/gemsofthewest/ 

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (909) 633-9970 or 909-585-3000 Website: www.gemsofthewest.com

  • The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 04, 2016 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.

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

More details to be announced. In the meantime please call or visit website

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at corner of Pine Knot & Village Dr.
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

  • “Desperado” Eagles Tribute at The Cave

Jun 04, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

With their exciting stage & visual presence, “world class” guitar work, rock solid rhythm section, and dynamic vocal work, Desperado satisfies their audiences with a “Big Stage” quality experience.As you experience this band performing, you realize that you are in the presence of a group of extremely accomplished & well seasoned, “world class” musicians. A Desperado performance isn’t just about an audience enjoying their favorite Eagles hits… It’s about that & much more.

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

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • Eco-Sunday Ecotourism Festival at the Xmas Tree Lot in the Village

Jun 05, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

The Big Bear Ecotourism Coalition presents the Eco-Sunday Ecotourism Festival at the Xmas Tree Lot in the Village

Get a Taste of the Fun with “Sample” Tours with Eco Friendly Activity Promoters in Big Bear Lake. Nature & Discovery Hikes, Water Sports, Birding, Off Road Adventures, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking and Paddleboarding, and much more.

Expo and Informational Booths on Big Bear Valley eco-friendly outdoor adventures & green businesses.   FREE for all to attend.  Please visit website for more information.

Location: Expo at the Xmas Tree Lot in the Village at Pine Knot and Village. Activities will take place throughout the Valley
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-3091 Website: www.bigbearecotourism.com

  • Fishing for $50K

Jun 11, 2016

Fishing for $50K is back in 2016 and set to take place on June 11th and 12th.

More details to be announced in early 2016

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road.
Contact: Tel: 1 (800) 4BIGBEAR Website: www.bigbear.com

  • “Berlin” featuring Terri Nunn at the Cave

Jun 11, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

“Berlin” featuring Terri Nunn at the Cave

This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, featuring singer Terri Nunn, made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. Their greatest success was the top-selling 1986 single “Take My Breath Away”, the love theme in the film Top Gun.  Their most recent recording “Animal” came out in 2012.

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

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • 20th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 12, 2016 | 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.

Please call of visit website for more information.

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

  • 4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Jun 18, 2016 | 08:00AM – 03:30PM

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

Olympic Triathlon to start at 8:00 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:30 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 27th at 4PM.

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

Location: Starts and Finishes at TBA
Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4840 Website: www.bbtriathlon.com or www.openairbigbear.com

  • Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2016

Jun 24, 2016 – Jun 26, 2016

In 1974 six Corvette fanatics got together and started a club for Corvette owners in the Inland Empire. Corvettes West is still based out of the Inland Empire in So Cal, we currently have over 100 members. Corvettes West hosts the largest ALL Corvette event in the Western United States, Big Bear Bash. This year, 2016 will be our 34th anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette event in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2016 takes place this year from June 24th until June26th.  Lots of great Vettes’ to check out and admission to public events is FREE to all.

Main event for public viewing of cars is the Participants Choice Car Show at the Marina Resort on Friday June 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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

For more details please call or visit website

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard
Contact: Tel: (951) 317-9346 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash.htm

 

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golf in the mountains_0Big Bear Lake weather will be absolutely spectacular in the coming week, with highs in the low to mid 80’s and clear, sunny skies. Come up and check out all that Big Bear has to offer! You will not be disappointed!!

There are tons of things to do every weekend in Big Bear, including fun on the lake (boating, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, swim beach and more), fun in the forest (mountain biking, hiking, 4x4ing, zip-lining and more), fun with the family (bowling, ice skating, alpine slide/water slide, funplex, discovery center, zoo and more), and fun for the grown-ups (shopping, night life, live music, golf, wine tasting and more). We also have special events every weekend, with this weekend’s highlights featured on the flyer below. Check it out and head on up!

RS Vacations has Big Bear Cabin Rentals available and we still have our spring special going on for stays through June 30th. Get 25% off the 2nd night of a 2 night stay OR 3 nights for the price of 2!! Hurry and book before the special is gone!

If you haven’t been to Big Bear over Independence Day Weekend, you have been missing out! Not only are there special events all over town, the Fireworks Show is one of the very best in Southern California. We do have cabins still available, so book yours today before they are all gone!! Visit RSVacations.net and book your perfect Big Bear Getaway! See you soon!

 

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

 

The Summer Season is in full swing and it is time to start making plans for your Summer Mountain Escape! Whether you plan on joining us for Independence Day festivities, A ‘Farewell to Summer’ Labor Day Getaway or any of the spectacular weeks in between, Big Bear Lake has more activities, special events and things to do than anywhere else in Southern California! We have a Lake full of water activities, a National Forest with hundreds of miles of hiking/biking trails, Tours by Boat, 4×4, Helicopter, Segway, Kayak, or on foot, Live Concerts, Plays, Fireworks, Nightlife, The Village for shopping and dining, Fishing Tournaments, Old Miner’s Days, Film Festivals, Ropes Courses, Zipline, Art Shows, Wine Walks and SO MUCH MORE!!

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

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

Here are the major summertime happenings:

 

June

 

  • Tuesday Farmers Market at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

    Jun 03, 2014 | 08:00AM – 01:30PM

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

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

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

 

  • Thursday Night Hike

    Jun 05, 2014 | 07:30PM – 08:30PM

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

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Meet at Serrano Campground Kiosk on Northshore Blvd

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

 

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

    Jun 6, 7 & 8, 2014

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

    Location: Various Outdoor and Indoor Locations in Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (800) 544-3615

 

  • Campfire Nights at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Jun 06, 2014 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

  • Fishing for $50K Trout Derby

    Jun 7-8, 2014 | 06:00AM – 02:00PM


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

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

    An awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Big Bear Visitor Center parking lot located at 630 Bartlett Road (in the Village). The awards ceremony includes a general raffle with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers.

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

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

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

 

  • Intro to Geocaching at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Jun 07, 2014 | 09:00AM – 10:30AM

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

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

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

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

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

 

  • Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve Tour and Wild Flower Walks

    Jun 07, 2014 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  • Gold Panning at Big Bear Discovery Center

    Jun 07, 2014 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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

    Admission: $3

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

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

 

  • Summer Wine Walk in the Village

    Jun 07, 2014 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

    The Wine Walk will begin at 3:30 and end at 7:00 p.m., shortly followed by a raffle prize drawing for event attendees.

    Wine Walk participants must be at least 21 years old.  Ticketholders receive a map of participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass, 12 wine tasting tickets and a wristband at check-in.  Guest check-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive and across from the Bartlett Street parking lot.

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

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

 

  • Comedy Night at the Cave

    Jun 07, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

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

 

  • 18th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

    Jun 08, 2014 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM


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

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

    Please call of visit website for more information.

    Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

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

 

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

    Jun 14, 2014 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


    The editors of the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo 2015 Calendar invite all photographers to enter the 2014 Calendar Contest. Entries will be professionally judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. You may enter a total of 10 images taken in the Big Bear Alpine Zoo any time between January 1, 2014 and July 30, 2014.  June 14 will be a special photo op of the animals, though participants do not need to be present that day to enter.  There will be 4 photography groups: Professional, Intermediate, Amateur and Youth (under 18 years).

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

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

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

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

 

  • Build a Birdhouse at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Jun 14, 2014 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

    Jun 14, 2014 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

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

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

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

    Location: In The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

 

  • Miss Clementine & Lucky Baldwin Scholarship Pageant at the Cave

    Jun 14, 2014 | 01:00PM – 03:00PM

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

    Please call or visit website in the meantime.

    Location: The Cave at Village Drive a 40789 Village Drive

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

 

  • 9th Annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival

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

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

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

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

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

    Jazz Trax After Party Celebrations Nightly at Nottingham’s Tavern

    Please call or visit website for ticket information or more details

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

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

 

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

    Jun 20, 2014 | 07:30PM – 08:30PM

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

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

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

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

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Jun 21, 2014

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

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

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

 

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

    Jun 21 & 22, 2014 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

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

 

  • Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2014

    Jun 27 & 28, 2014

    Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2014 takes place this year from June 27th until June 29th.  Lots of great Vettes’ to check out and admission to public events is FREE to all.

    Main event for public viewing of cars is the Participants Choice Car Show at the Marina Resort on Friday June 27th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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

    Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

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

 

  • 2nd Annual Big Bear Triathlon at Pine Knot Landing

    Jun 28, 2014 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM


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

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

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

    Location: Pine Knot Landing at 439 Pine Knot Avenue

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

 

  • 35th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour

    Jun 28, 2014 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • Martha Davis and the Motels at the Cave

    Jun 28, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    Martha Davis & The Motels at the Cave.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Jun 28, 2014 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

         

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Jun 29, 2014 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

    ONE WORLD is appropriate for ages 16 and up.

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

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

July

 

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

    Jul 02, 2014 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

  • Captain John’s Independence Day Extravaganza

    Jul 04, 2014

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

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

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

 

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

    Jul 04, 2014 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival

    Jul 04, 2014 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

    Jul 04, 2014 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

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

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

    No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

    Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

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

 

  • Fourth of July Cruise on Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat

    Jul 04, 2014 | 08:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show

    Jul 04, 2014 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

    Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

    Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4607

 

 

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

    Jul 11, 2014 | 10:15AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6777

 

  • The 7th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest

    Jul 12, 2014 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM


    The 7th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest  at Swim Beach at Meadow Park on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake.

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

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

    Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

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

 

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

    Jul 12, 2014 | 10:00AM – 08:00PM

    The 2014 Big Bear Old Miners Association International Chili Society Sanctioned Chili Cook Off at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village. Both local and visiting contestants vie for cash prizes and awards, including the coveted opportunity to advance to the World Championships.  No Admission Charge.Tasting Kits are $5. With Live Music, Food and Drink, Vendors, Contests, Kids Activities and Lots of Chili! Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

 

  • Old Time Bear Country Fair at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Jul 12, 2014 | 10:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • Old Miners 4th Annual Outhouse Races in the Village

    Jul 12, 2014 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

    Big Bear Valley’s newest sport returns in the 4th  Annual Old Miners’ Outhouse Race on Cottage Lane at Bartlett Lot. Times TBA.  Come to the Calcutta Luncheon & Outhouse Auction during the Big Bear Chili Cookoff and bid on the fastest People-Powered-Potty in the West! The person who buys the winning race team splits the pot of dough with the winning team and the Old Miners’ Association.  Cast your vote for the best decorated Outhouse and Team costume.  Watch teams push an outhouse along a designated race track.  The winning teams will receive a cash prize, a coveted trophy and a complimentary entrance fee for next year’s race. FREE for all to watch. $50 Team Entry Fee.

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

    Contact: Website: www.oldminers.org

 

  • “Berlin featuring Terri Nunn” at the Cave

    Jul 18, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Jul 19, 2014

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

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

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

 

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

    Jul 19, 2014 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please call or visit website for more details.

    Location: Downtown Fawnskin

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

 

  • Masonic Lodge Big Breakfast

    Jul 19, 2014 | 08:30AM – 11:00AM

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

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

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

    Location: Masonic Lodge at 385 Summit Blvd

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

 

  • The 12th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

    Jul 19, 2014 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    The 12th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour sponsored by the Sierra Club Big Bear group is set to take place on Saturday, July 19th. Participants can begin the FREE self-guided tour anytime between 9 am and noon starting at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery, located at 41223 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake, across the street from the Denny’s Restaurant.  Once registered, participants will have until 4:00 pm to complete the driving tour of the homes in Big Bear Valley.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Jul 19, 2014 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

                        

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

    Gates: 5:00 pm  Concert: 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Jul 26, 2014 | 07:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

    Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

 

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

    Jul 26, 2014 | 11:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

    Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

 

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  • 5th Annual Tour de Big Bear

    Aug 02, 2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

    For more information, including registration details, course maps and discounted lodging, or to register for the event, please visit website.

    Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

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

 

  • 13th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

    Aug 02, 2014 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

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

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

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

 

  • The 15th Annual “Art on The Lake”

    Aug 15, 2014 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

 

  • Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2014

    Aug 21, 2014

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

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

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

 

  • Big Bear Yoga Festival at Camp Oakes

    Aug 22, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014

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

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

    Contact: Website: www.bigbearyogafestival.com

 

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

    Aug 23, 2014 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

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

    Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area on Northshore Blvd

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Aug 31, 2014 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

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

    Gates: 5:00 pm  Concert: 6:00 pm

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

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

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

 

  • Endure The Bear Trail Run

    Sep 06, 2014 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • 19th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 06, 2014 | 09:30AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

    For more information call or visit website.

    Location: Chad’s Place at 40824 Big Bear Blvd

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

 

  • 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 13, 2014 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

  • The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

    Sep 19, 2014 | 10:00AM – 11:30PM

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

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

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

 

  • Autumn Wine Walk in the Village

    Sep 20, 2014 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Sep 27, 2014 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

This Month:

  • Spring Wine Walk in the Village

Jun 01, 2013 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

  • Team Big Bear Big Bear Shoot-Out

Jun 02, 2013 | 11:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jun 07, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

  • 3rd Annual Big Bear Spiritual Experience

Jun 07, 2013 – Jun 10, 2013

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-7100

  • Fishing for $50K Trout Derby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Outdoors Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jun 08, 2013 | 10:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

  • 17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 09, 2013 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

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

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

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

  • Big Bear Triathlon at Meadow Park

Jun 15, 2013 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM


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

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

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

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

Jun 15, 2013 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


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

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

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

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

Jun 15, 2013 | 04:00PM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

  • Mountaintop Strings “Bon Voyage” Concert at the Cave

Jun 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 855-8286

  • The 14th Annual Big Bear Cowboy Gathering

Jun 21, 22, 23, 2013

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

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

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

  • 8th Annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival

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

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

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

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

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

After Party at Nottingham’s with DJ Jonathan Phillips

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 21, 2013 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 22, 2013

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

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

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

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

Jun 22 – 23, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

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

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

Jun 28 – 30, 2013

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

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

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

  • The Sixth Annual Big Bear PaddleFest

Jun 29, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM


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

Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

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

  • 34th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour

Jun 29, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jun 29, 2013 | 06:00PM – 09:30PM

     

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

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

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

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

Next Month – July

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 4 – 6, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jul 04, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2013 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

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

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

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

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

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show

Jul 04, 2013 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

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

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

Jul 05, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Time Bear Country Fair at Moonridge Animal Park

Jul 06, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • Pine Knot Village Artwalk

Jul 06 – 07, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jul 07, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miners 2nd Annual Big Bear Bluegrass Festival

Jul 12 – 14, 2013

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

Location: Various Locations in Town

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

  • Old Miners Big Bear Calcutta Dinner & Chili Booth Auction

Jul 12, 2013 | 07:30PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

  • Old Miners 3rd Annual Outhouse Races in the Village

Jul 13, 2013

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

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

Contact: Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Mountain Communities Health Fair at the Elks Lodge

Jul 13, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7121

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

Jul 13, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jul 13, 2013 | 02:00PM – 08:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jul 14, 2013

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

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

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

  • Kenny Metcalf as Elton John at the Cave

Jul 14, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

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

Jul 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 19, 2013 | 10:15AM – 05:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6777

  • Big Bear Mountain Bike Skills Camp

Jul 20, 2013 – Jul 22, 2013

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

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

Contact: Tel: (760) 912-6368

  • The 11th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 20, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 20, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miner’s DooDah Parade in Fawnskin

Jul 27, 2013 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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

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

Cost: Spectators Free, Parade Entry $10

Location: Downtown Fawnskin

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

  • Battle of the Bands at the Cave

Jul 28, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

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  • 4th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 03, 2013 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

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

  • 12th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

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

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

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

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

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

Aug 09 – 11, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • 14th Annual Art on the Lake

Aug 16 – 18, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2013

Aug 22 – 25, 2013

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

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

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

  • Big Bear Yoga Festival

Aug 23 – 25, 2013 – Aug 24, 2013

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

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

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

  • Big Bear Air Fair 2013

Aug 24, 2013 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

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

Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd

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

  • Fall Festival at the Big Bear Convention Center

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

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

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

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

 

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