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A beautiful weekend is in store for Big Bear Lake with high temps in the mid 70’s. We have clear blue skies and cool evenings. Ideal late-summer weather!

big-bear-bar-maidsWillkommen to the 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest! The fun continues this weekend so grab some friends and head on up for some fun, food, music and BEER!

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

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

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

 

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

The beautiful Fall Season is beginning in Big Bear Lake and you know what that means! Oktoberfest is here!! Along with this annual festival, we have many more special events going on, and as always, tons of activities you can take part in while you’re here. All of our Summer activities (lake, mountain biking & more!) are still going strong as well, so come up and see what a 4-Season Resort is all about!

We know you have many choices when it comes to renting a vacation cabin in Big Bear. When you book with RS Vacations, you will get quick responses to your emails, texts and calls; a simple booking experience; the ability to head straight to the cabin when you arrive in Big Bear; a clean and ready cabin; and a local management team that will immediately handle anything that comes up. We want your trip to be stress-free, fun and memorable! Visit us today at RSVacations.net and find the cabin that is just right for you. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Here are some fun things to do this fall:

SEPTEMBER

  • 32nd Annual Big Horn Mountain Men Holcomb Valley Rendezvous

    Sep 03 – 12, 2015

    The Holcomb Valley Rendezvous is an authentic hunting and gaming camp created by a troop of historical re-enactors called the Big Horn Mountain Men. A living History Encampment of the Fur Trade Era of the American West, spanning the time period of the French and Indian War (1700) to 1840. Fun for the whole family – Step back in time and visit a high mountain encampment of Mountain Men and their families.  Meet colorful characters in costumes of the time period.  See history come alive with demonstrations of primitive skills: flint and steel fire starting, Dutch oven cooking, basket making, leather work, scrimshaw, tomahawk and knife throwing, target shooting with muzzle loading rifles, pistols and trade guns.  Mountain Men live in tipis and a wide assortment of period canvas tentage; trade goods and primitive clothing available for sale at several traders.

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    Visitors welcome with or without period costumes! For more details please check website or call.

    Location: Holcomb Valley Scout Ranch

    Contact: Tel: (951) 961-9008 Website: www.bighornmountainmen.com

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

    Sep 05 – 07, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Art on the Corner : A New Art Show 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 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. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, and Monday

    Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

    Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • Busy Bears Annual Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School

    Sep 05 – 06, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Busy Bears Quilt Guild of Big Bear Lake presents their annual  Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School Saturday September 5th from 10-5 & Sunday September 6th from 10-4

    Admission $5 – Children Under 12 Free

    Quilts for Sale – Boutique – Vendors – Boutique – Door Prizes and More!

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Big Bear Middle School at 41275 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: (909)584-4799 Website: www.busybearsquiltguild.com

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

    Sep 05, 2015 10:00AM – Sep 06, 2015 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 “Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver” at the Discovery Center.

    Sep 05, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Music in the Mountains presents Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver at the Discovery Center. Concert #4 in the 2015 season.

    The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time.  Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.  His music raised our conscientiousness to work toward a sustainable future for our world environmentally, socially and politically.

    Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

    Jim will close Season 10 Music in the Mountains at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine”, “Calypso”, and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts while his popular music delivered a heartfelt message that raised our environmental consciousness to care for our planet and each other.

    Gates and parking open at 5pm Concert starts at 6pm
    Tickets:  www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

    We could not do it without YOU, our ticket-buying guests, sponsors, in-kind donors and over 40 volunteers who make this unique concert series one of the best in Southern California. Your proceeds will help continue the year-round programming we provide at the Big Bear Discovery Center to over 200,000 guests.

    Our aim is to connect and engage our youth and adult visitors to help protect and conserve our treasured public lands while building greater stewardship values, respect and appreciation for our mountains.

    2015 Dates: June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and September 5th.  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: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

  • 20th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 12, 2015 | 09:30AM – 04:00PM

    The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their 20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies on September 12, 2015 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village. This is an annual Motorcycle Poker Run fundraiser supporting the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Grizzly Bears.

    The zoo will be relocating to a larger property and we want to use the funds to help build a modern habitat for our family of grizzly bears.   The event is open to the public, all motorcycles are welcome.

    There will be 7 Poker stops that will go around Big Bear Lake, including a stop at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for visiting the grizzlies. There will be opportunity drawings, prizes, a Chapter Challenge, vendors, BBQ, drink and live music.

    Registration the day of the event is from 9:30 am to 12 pm OR online at www.RunForTheGrizzlies.com. The cost is $30/rider and$25 for passengers and registration includes a Poker Run Pin & T-Shirt.

    To learn more about this event please call or visit website

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

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

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 12, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 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.

    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

  • Autumn Village Wine Walk

    Sep 12, 2015 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, September 12, 2015 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 Autumn 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 soon. Please vist website(s) in the meantime.

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

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

  • The 8th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest ( Replacement Date)

    Sep 19, 2015 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM

    Ready to get your paddle on? The 8th annual Big Bear PaddleFest is held on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company. 5K Recreational Race, 10K Elite Race, 20K Around the Lake Challenge, Sprints and Relay Races. Music, Sports and Boating Expo and much more.

    September 19th date replaces the July date which had to be postponed due to rain, wind and lightning . July 18th registrations will be honored.

    New Location for 2015 at the Pines Lakefront and Pine Knot Harbor

    In the meantime, for up to date information and complete schedule please go to www.bigbearpaddlefest.com.

    Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Sep 19, 2015 – Sep 20, 2015


    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. 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

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

    Sep 25, 2015 12:00PM – Sep 27, 2015 12:00AM

    Trail running in the San Bernardino Mountains at it’s finest will be on display for the Kodiak 100 and the  Kodiak 50. Southern California mountains tend to surprise people, especially in September-its phenomenal conditions. It’s typically sunny, the temperature is almost always comfortable, considering this course is ALL between 5,100′ and 10,000′ .

    The nights can be that nice cool Alpine chill, but no where near freezing. (if you’re  a shirtless runner, you may want to reconsider at least for this night section. Day times- late September, should be stellar- with temps in the 60′s and 70′s.

    It’s pretty reliable and trusty weather in Late September, high likely hood of great race conditions.

    100 Mile Race Start Time – Friday September 25 at 12 noon

    50 Mile Race Start Time – Saturday September 26 at 6:00 AM at Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin

    Finish Festival and Awards at the Village & Pine Knot in The Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please visit website

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake and National Forest Trails.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com

  • 12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort

    Sep 26, 2015 | 09:15AM – 10:00PM

    The groundwork for the 12th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) is already underway and we’re counting down the days until the biggest Winter Kickoff Party of the season!

    Saturday, September 26 fantastic riders will flip tricks on over 140 tons of snow made from ice trucked in the previous day! Bear Mountain has added great new features for the event this year, including a brand new entrance to the Red Bull Plaza, new features on the city center, & new features on the creeper ledge! We have also partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to make this event even more killer than ever! Don’t miss out!

    Admission for public is FREE! For more details please visit website or telephone.

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel:909-866-5766 Website: www.bearmountain.com/snowboard/

  • A “Hee Haw Honey Reunion” starring Barbi Benton & Misty Rowe at the PAC

    Sep 26, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    Experience the West Coast Premiere of the Hee Haw Honey Reunion starring Hee Haw Honeys Misty Rowe and Barbi Benton, original cast members of the longest running country-western variety show in the history of television. Accompanied by the amazing band of multi-instrumentalists with gorgeous costumes and production numbers. Also starring special guest stars, vocalist Amber Carpenter and the Dancing Fiddle Player Amberly Rosen. Barbi & Misty salute the famous shows and stars they worked with over their 25-year careers. This is a foot stomping, knee-slapping, belly-laughing extravaganza benefiting the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation.

    The performances will be at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. for $29.50 and Sunday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. for $24.50,   Call or visit website for tickets.

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

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

OCTOBER

  • 45th Annual Oktoberfest “Locals Night”

    Oct 02, 2015 | 04:30PM – 11:30PM

    Oktoberfest Locals Night Local’s Night – All Admission To Benefit Local Charities. Admission $5.00 or $3.00 with the donation of two non-perishable food items for Adults and Seniors – FREE for Children. 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

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

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

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

    Schedule:
    Friday, October 2, 2015
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Registration and Packet Pick up, Robinhood Resort

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    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

  • The Big Bear Lake October Troutfest

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30AM – 04:00PM

    Since 2004, the Big Bear Lake October Troutfest has proven to be a popular outing for all members of your family. Come on up to the crisp clean air of Big Bear and enjoy a weekend among your fellow anglers as you fish for fun and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes!

    Please call or visit website for details.

    Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road

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

  • The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour – Homes for the Holidays Big Bear Style

    Oct 03, 2015 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

    The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour has a new date and concept for 2015 with the “Hearth and Home Tour. Revel in Big Bear’s fall foliage and delight in remarkable homes decorated with inspiration from the colors, sights, sounds and aromas of fall. Magic fills the crisp autumn air as holidays in the mountains draws near.

    Historic Big Bear Valley shows off its homespun charm during the Hearth and Home Tour, sponsored by the Soroptimists International of Big Bear Valley.  The Hearth and Home tour is a great opportunity to stroll through four amazing homes in the sky professionally decorated for fall and the holiday season!

    Enjoy the best of Big Bear’s fascinating range of private homes with cozy home-fires burning and the scents of apple pie and cider will embrace your, during Soroptimists’ 37th annual home tour.

    More details to be announced in the near future.

    Location: TBA

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7037 or 1(800) 424-4232 Ext 5 Website: www.siofbigbearvalley.org

  • Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30PM – 08:30PM

    The Big Bear Alpine Zoo will be hosting its Flashlight Safaris each Saturday for the month of October (3, 10, 17 & 24)  with the exception of Halloween and the first Saturday in November (7)

    Experience the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s nocturnal animals. As soon as the sun sets and the stars begin to shine the nocturnal animals activate, and their natural instincts take over.

    Many of the animals that are hard to see by day come alive by night. Come see the sights, sounds and shadows of nature when the sun sets. Imagine having the eyes of a wild animal sparkle from the light of your flashlight or listening to the wolves and coyotes howl in total darkness.

    Exploring the zoo after dark is an experience of its own. Come see how the mountain lions, bobcats, wolves, grizzly and black bears, and many other animals react to the night life.

    Gates open 6:30 PM and close at 7:00 PM to start the tour.  Bring your flashlight and wear warm clothes.

    Regular Admission: Under 3 years old free, for ages 3-10 $6.00, and over 10 years old $9.00.

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 584-1299 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Oct 03, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 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.

    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

  • “The English Beat” at the Cave

    Oct 10, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    One of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups, Birmingham’s English Beat formed in 1978. The multiracial band carved a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk toaster/rapper Ranking Roger.

    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 Village Drive a 40789 Village Drive

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

    Categories: Music/Concerts

  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2015 | 05:00PM – 07:30PM

    Bring your kids to the safest place to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween! With 50+ places to stop for candy you are sure to fulfill your sweet tooth. Take a walk through the village seeing all the horrors that it has to offer! Don’t forget your costume or you’ll miss out on the trick or treating!

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747

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

    Oct 31, 2015 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

    Bring the children on this special day for a late afternoon/early evening of Tricks ‘n Treat “Visit the graveyard and pumpkin patch, as well as the goblins throughout the zoo. There will also be games, prizes and costume contests”.  Also enjoy seeing the zoo animals receive their Halloween treats too!

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

BEYOND

  • C.A.T.S. presents “A Christmas Carol” at the PAC

    Nov 13, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    CATS Presents their original adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”. Get in the holiday mood with CATS wonderful stage production of the Dickens classic. Bring the family! 11 Performances at the Performing Arts Center. November 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm.  Matinees November 15, 22, 29 at 1:30 pm

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • “Christmas with The Nelsons” at the Cave

    Nov 21, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS tells the story of three family Christmases in the lives of America’s Favorite Family- The Nelsons.This heart-warming multi-media live concert experience stars the third generation of #1 Nelson Family hitmakers, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson.

    A genuine blend of Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar have been thrilling sellout audiences world-wide for the past decade with their high-integrity Ricky Nelson Remembered show… and they’ve got a new gift for you to open.

    NOT merely a rock concert with a few holiday songs thrown in… CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS delivers Christmas Classics the Nelson Family way. Interweaving quick humor, soaring sibling vocals, and state of the art big screen video, Matthew and Gunnar’s completely new show will take you on a sleigh ride through time.

    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

  • The 3rd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

    Nov 26, 2015 | 09:00AM – 01:00PM


    The 3rd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot consists of 3 mile, 6 mile, and 9 mile Road Runs on Thanksgiving Day with Start/Finish line located at Meadow Park.  This is a FUN event for the whole family. The run course is a relatively flat 3 mile loop through the neighborhood of Eagle Point, with 6 mile runners completing 2 laps and 9 mile runners completing 3, making it easy for all abilities to participate.

    Turkey Trots are run on Thanksgiving Day in anticipation of the large meal to be had later on. Other traditions include a “turkey” prize for the overall winner and runner costume contest. In addition, a portion of race entry fees will be donated to the Big Bear Senior Center holiday food drive.

    The 9 mile race starts at 9:00 am, 6 mile starts at 9:15 am, and 3 mile starts at 9:30am. Registration fees are $40 for 3 mile run, $45 for 6 mile and $50 for 9 miles.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-7876 Website: www.bigbearturkeytrot.com or www.openairbigbear.com

  • Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Nov 27, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Let the holiday shopping begin!  Featuring more than 50 artists and crafters who specialize in handmade unique arts and crafts.  It’s a great place to shop for truly unique Christmas gifts!

    The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. each day and the shopping fun continues until 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    For more information please call (909)585-3000 or visit website.

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

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

  • Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

    Nov 27, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Come and Enjoy the Festivities at Santa’s Grand Entrance in the Village. Entertainment starts at @ 5:00 PM and Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive in his sleigh at @ 6:00 PM. Santa will also be at the Xmas Tree Lot every Weekend from 10-4 pm until December 20th.

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

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It is almost the weekend once again here in fabulous Big Bear Lake and despite some possible rain today, the weekend looks absolutely spectacular with high temps around 70° and lots of sunshine. Beat the June Gloom of the city andwave runner head up to clear blue skies!!

This weekend, Big Bear is filled with things to do: Boating, Kayaking, Fishing, WaterTubing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ziplining, Helicopter Tours, Pirate Ship Tours, Off-Road 4 x 4 Tours, Segway Tours, Bowling, Water Slide, Ice Skating, Shopping, Stargazing, Zoo, Golfing, Alpine Slide, Live Concerts, Museum, Discovery Center, Sky Chair, and so much more!

wine_clashThere are also several Special Events happening such as: The Big Bear Village Summer Wine Walk, National Trails Day, The Tubes in Concert, Holcomb Valley Trail Run and more! Check out the Flyer below for all the details. There is so much to do at 7000′!!

If you or someone you know is looking for a cabin in Big Bear, whether as a last-minute getaway this weekend or dates in the future, please visit our website at RSVacations.net. We have an ever-growing number of cabins available: From quiet Lakefronts for 2, to one of our Lodge Cabins that sleep 12 +. Most of our cabins have the amenities you are looking for such as WiFi, Cable, Spas, BBQs, Game Tables and more, and we have Stunning Lakefronts and Cozy Cabins that are walking distance to the Lake or Village! RS Vacations offers superior customer service and we do everything possible to make sure your visit is enjoyable. Take a look at what we have to offer and book your perfect BigBear Cabin today!!

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

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

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

This Month:

  • Spring Wine Walk in the Village

Jun 01, 2013 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

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

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

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

  • Team Big Bear Big Bear Shoot-Out

Jun 02, 2013 | 11:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jun 07, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

  • 3rd Annual Big Bear Spiritual Experience

Jun 07, 2013 – Jun 10, 2013

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-7100

  • Fishing for $50K Trout Derby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Outdoors Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jun 08, 2013 | 10:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

  • 17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 09, 2013 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

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

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

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

  • Big Bear Triathlon at Meadow Park

Jun 15, 2013 | 07:30AM – 03:00PM


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

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

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

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest

Jun 15, 2013 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


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

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

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

  • Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

Jun 15, 2013 | 04:00PM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

  • Mountaintop Strings “Bon Voyage” Concert at the Cave

Jun 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 855-8286

  • The 14th Annual Big Bear Cowboy Gathering

Jun 21, 22, 23, 2013

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

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

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

  • 8th Annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival

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

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

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

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

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

After Party at Nottingham’s with DJ Jonathan Phillips

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 21, 2013 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

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

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

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

 

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 22, 2013

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

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

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

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

Jun 22 – 23, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

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

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

Jun 28 – 30, 2013

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

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard

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

  • The Sixth Annual Big Bear PaddleFest

Jun 29, 2013 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM


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

Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park 41220 Park Avenue

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

  • 34th Annual Soroptimist Home Tour

Jun 29, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jun 29, 2013 | 06:00PM – 09:30PM

     

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

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

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

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

Next Month – July

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Jul 4 – 6, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jul 04, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ

Jul 04, 2013 | 04:30PM – 07:30PM

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

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

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

No Ice Chests, No Alcohol, No Pets

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Blvd

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

  • Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show

Jul 04, 2013 | 08:45PM – 10:00PM

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

Location: Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing

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

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

Jul 05, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Time Bear Country Fair at Moonridge Animal Park

Jul 06, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • Pine Knot Village Artwalk

Jul 06 – 07, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jul 07, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miners 2nd Annual Big Bear Bluegrass Festival

Jul 12 – 14, 2013

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

Location: Various Locations in Town

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

  • Old Miners Big Bear Calcutta Dinner & Chili Booth Auction

Jul 12, 2013 | 07:30PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

  • Old Miners 3rd Annual Outhouse Races in the Village

Jul 13, 2013

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

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

Contact: Website: www.oldminers.org

  • Mountain Communities Health Fair at the Elks Lodge

Jul 13, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7121

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

Jul 13, 2013 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

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

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

Jul 13, 2013 | 02:00PM – 08:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jul 14, 2013

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

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

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

  • Kenny Metcalf as Elton John at the Cave

Jul 14, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

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

Jul 18, 2013 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 19, 2013 | 10:15AM – 05:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6777

  • Big Bear Mountain Bike Skills Camp

Jul 20, 2013 – Jul 22, 2013

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

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

Contact: Tel: (760) 912-6368

  • The 11th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour

Jul 20, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 20, 2013 | 07:00PM – 11:00PM

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

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

  • Old Miner’s DooDah Parade in Fawnskin

Jul 27, 2013 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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

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

Cost: Spectators Free, Parade Entry $10

Location: Downtown Fawnskin

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

  • Battle of the Bands at the Cave

Jul 28, 2013 | 12:00PM – 05:00PM

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500

Beyond

 

  • 4th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 03, 2013 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

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

  • 12th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

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

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

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

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

  • Antique Car Club Fun Run

Aug 09 – 11, 2013 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • 14th Annual Art on the Lake

Aug 16 – 18, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

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

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

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

  • Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2013

Aug 22 – 25, 2013

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

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

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

  • Big Bear Yoga Festival

Aug 23 – 25, 2013 – Aug 24, 2013

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

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

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

  • Big Bear Air Fair 2013

Aug 24, 2013 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

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

Location: Big Bear City Airport at 501 Valley Blvd

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

  • Fall Festival at the Big Bear Convention Center

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

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

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

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

 

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