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

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


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

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

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

AirFair2019Airplane Fun at the 2019 Air Fair: The whole family will enjoy vintage planes, classic cars, and skydiving exhibitions. Also adding to the fun will be community group exhibits, current aircraft displays, and a wide array of souvenir and food vendors. There will be attractions that are just for kids. Best of all, IT’S FREE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Big Bear Lake is enjoying wonderful autumn weather with warm days in the upper 60s and nights cooling into the 30s. This is absolute perfect weather to enjoy the mountains in fall!

As we draw closer to October 31st, there are several Halloween Activities taking place in Big Bear that will get you in a spooky mood! There are events for kids and events for adults – something for everyone!! So dust off your witch’s hat or eye patch and come on up to Beautiful Big Bear Lake and join the fun! Need a place to stay? Visit us at RSVacations.net to book a cabin and take advantage of our Fall 3 Nights for 2 Special!


10.25.18Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com



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

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

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

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


9.6.18Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com



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Whether you have already booked a cabin with us for the coming weeks in Big Bear, or if you are still making plans (visit us at RSVacations.net for some great cabins!), you may be wondering what there is to do in December in the mountains when there is no snow on the ground. Don’t worry, there is more to do than you might think! Today I will talk about just some of the fun things to do here in beautiful Big Bear Lake-with or without snow!

Snow Summit boarderSkiing and Snowboarding

No matter what mood Mother Nature is in, Big Bear Ski Resorts take matters into their own hands. With a world-class snow-making system in place, you can hit the slopes even when the snow is not falling. As a bonus, it is much more fun to ski and board when temps are in the 50’s than when it is freezing! STAY TUNED FOR OPENING DAY INFORMATION!!

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Just like our Ski Resorts, Big Bear’s Snow Play Areas have the ability to make their own snow, and boy have they been busy at it! The coverage is great and with their “Magic Carpets”, you can enjoy an entire day of tubing fun without all the climbing!


Do you feel more comfortable on two wheels than on two planks of wood? Another positive of the mild weather is that you can take a bike ride – IN DECEMBER! Choose a comfort bike and take a leisurely spin along the lake or rent a mountain bike and hit the trails.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy the beauty of the mountains and explore the back-country from horseback. You will have some terrific photo opportunities as well when you get to the top and see the gorgeous, panoramic views of Big Bear Valley.

Off-Road 4×4 Tours

Get off the beaten path and see and learn about Big Bear’s rich history when you take an Off-road Tour. Several different tours are available.

Helicopter Big Bear

See Big Bear Lake from a whole new perspective – the air! Enjoy the stunning scenery of our beautiful Valley, Lake and surrounding Forest. Bring your camera!



Another benefit of the fall-like weather we are experiencing is that the trails around our forest are clear and accessible for hiking. Grab a trail map from the Discovery Center and set out on a nature hike with the family. From beginner to expert trails, there is something for every level of hiker.


Experience the sensation of flight as you zip through the forest. A real adrenaline rush for the whole family!

The Big Bear Alpine Zoobaby-raccoon

View and learn about over 180 animals at our local zoo. Check out our Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Mountain Lion, Deer and more. Feeding tours and special presentations on most days.

Bowling, Laser-Tag, Arcade & Ice Skating

Head over to the Bowling Barn and Big Bear Funplex for hours of family fun. Go Ice Skating on real ice, get competitive at Laser Tag or just enjoy the arcade. Have a blast going Glow Bowling at night!

Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Have you ever wanted to be on ‘The Amazing Race’? Now is your chance – sort of! Set out on a 1.5 hour walking adventure in and around The Big Bear Village. Using your smartphone, you will solve clues and complete challenges while learning local history and fun-facts.

Shopping, Eating and Music

Stroll through the Big Bear Lake Village and enjoy the unique shops and quaint atmosphere. Catch a movie at the local Theater, dine at one of the many delicious restaurants, take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride around town or enjoy a live concert at The Cave. When the sun goes down, grab a cup of hot chocolate and sit by one of the fire-pits or check out one of the night clubs for some live music.

The Discovery Center

If you want to find out where to hike, bike or otherwise get in touch with nature, the Big Bear Discovery Center is the place to start. Get trail maps, learn how to be prepared and take an interpretive tour through the forest. Special presentations and celebrations are happening all the time.


As you can see, Big Bear Lake has so much more to offer than just snow! Come on up to our sparkling blue skies, crisp air and stunning forest. You will love it!! Do you need somewhere to stay? RS Vacations has cabins for every group and budget. Check out the “Our Homes” tab at the top of this page to see what we have to offer, then visit our website to book your perfect Big Bear Cabin. See you soon!

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Yesterday I mused about dads and how it might be nice to surprise them with something really special this year for Father’s Day instead of getting them yet another tie. 😉 Well, today I will give you some ideas of what kind of fun you can have this weekend (and every summer/fall weekend) in Big Bear Lake. You will be amazed at how many different things to do there are in our little slice of heaven!

Don’t forget to check out our cabins at RSVacations.net! Rates are still at the off-season level (plus we still have specials!!), so there is no better time to treat Dad to a fun, mountain getaway!


Lake Activities


Fishing – He can bring gear to fish on his own, or you can treat him to a day with an expert fishing guide. Either way, he can grill up some fresh fish for dinner after a relaxing day of fishing!
Fish Big Bear

Boating – Pontoons, Fishing Boats, and Performance Boats – our local marinas have you covered for a day of fun out on the lake!waterskier
Big Bear Marina

Wakeboarding/Waterskiing/Tubing – Ready to get wet? No problem! Dad (and the rest of the family) will have a blast in the water!
Designated Wakesports

Canoeing/Kayaking/Stand-up Paddleboarding – If he likes to have fun and get a workout at the same time, there are plenty of places to rent these types of equipment.
Captain John’s Fawn Harbor

Parasailing – Perhaps Dad is an adrenaline junkie? Flying above the lake is sure to get his blood pumping!
Pine Knot Parasail

Jet-Skis/Wave-Runners – Everyone loves personal watercraft! Spend a few hours exploring the lake and have tons of fun, as well!
North Shore Landing

Lake Tours – Is he a history buff? Take Dad on a lake tour! We have two different tour boats – the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel and the ‘Time Bandit’ Pirate Ship.
Miss Liberty at Pine Knot Marina
Time Bandit Pirate Ship at Holloway’s Marina


Forest Activities


Sky Chair – The Sky Chair takes the work out of forest fun! Take a relaxing ride up the mountain, grab some lunch at the top, then hike, bike, or ride the chair back down.
Sky Chair at Snow Summit Resort

Mountain Biking – Big Bear has miles of trails, including fire roads and single-track. We also have the Snow Summit Bike Park which offers a variety of terrain for all levels ofSummitMountainBike dads!
Snow Summit Bike Park

Hiking – If Dad is a nature lover, a mountain hike is just the thing! Explore the forest and see all types of wildlife and vegetation.
Big Bear Discovery Center

Zipline/Tree Climbing – Adventure-seeking dads will love a zipline or tree climbing excursion where they can fly through the forest and over rocky canyons or rope climb one of our towering pines.
Action Tours

Horseback Riding – Does he love horses? Take him on a tour through the hills on horseback and view some gorgeous vistas.
Big Bear Equestrian Center
Baldwin Lake Stables

4 x 4 Off-Road Tours – Get off the beaten path and do some 4x4ing. Take an Off-Road Tour and give Dad a view of the back-country or let Dad do the driving on a self-drive tour. There are sunset tours, stargazer trips, and a few historical tours!
Big Bear Jeep Experience

Big Bear Off-Road Adventures


Around Town Activities


Helicopter Tours –  If Dad dreams of being in the air, this is the perfect way to tour the Big Bear Valley!
Helicopter Big Bear

golf in the mountains_0Golfing – He can enjoy the benefits of altitude on his swing and have a beautiful backdrop to play 9 holes at our local course.
Bear Mountain Golf Course

Alpine Slide/Water Slide – For the dad that just wants to have fun, a day at Big Bear’s Magic Mountain is a great way to cool off and have a blast!
Alpine & Water Slide at Magic Mountain

Go-Kart Racing – If he likes speed, take him to Big Bear Speedway and let him compete against the clock at up to 30 mph!
Big Bear Speedway

Escape Room or Scavenger Hunt – For dads that like to use their heads, try an escape room or scavenger hunt. Super fun!
Adventure Quest
Mountain Room Escapes

Bowling – Take him to the lanes for some indoor fun. Let him show of his bowling skills as he aims for 300!
Bowling Barn

Laser Tag/Arcade – Dad can recapture his youth at the Big Bear Funplex. All kinds of family fun in one place!
Big Bear Funplex

Zoo – If Dad is an animal lover, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is full of rescued animals that are local to our beautiful mountains.
Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Live Music/Nightlife – Take him out on the town and enjoy some live music and a variety of clubs and bars.
The Cave


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Vacations are for making memories. Holidays are for making memories. Why not combine the two and have an amazing Big Bear experience this winter? One of the truly great things about Big Bear is the variety of activities available. Whether you are a couple, a family with kids or a large group, there is something for you! What does Big Bear have to offer? Here are just some of the fun, winter activities to take part in.

Big-Bear-Lake-Cross-Country-Skiing_33_656x420Looking for some action? Try your legs at skiing or snowboarding at one of our world-class resorts. You can get private or group lessons, rent equipment or get a package that includes everything you’ll need for a day of winter fun. The view from the top is spectacular!

Do you want to experience the view at a slower pace? Well then, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing is the way to go. There are several different trails and difficulties to suit your needs. Experience the forests of Big Bear under sparkling blue skies!

Maybe you want to experience the snow without all the work? Then tubing is where it’s at. We have two snow play resorts that feature ‘magic carpets’ to get you up the hill so that you can spend more time enjoying getting down. Race your family members down one of the longest runs in Southern California.

How about seeing Big Bear from a different perspective? Take a Helicopter tour of the snow-covered Valley, a Segway tour through town or a Jeep Tour into the forest that finishes with an exhilarating zip-lining experience through the treetops.

We also have, ice skating, horseback riding, bowling, laser tag, movie theaters, spas, a museum, a zoo and so much more. There are restaurants and bars for every taste, live music, and the Village is packed full of charming shops. We really do have it all!

If you are lucky enough to spend the Holidays with us, you can take part in Santa’s Grand Entrance and Village Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas in the Village, the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade or New Year’s Eve parties at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit or several other places in the Valley.

cedarfrontwinterAfter you’ve spent the day experiencing all of the action Big Bear has to offer, you’ll want to wind down in a cozy cabin, with a roaring fire, a soak in the spa and maybe a friendly game of pool, foosball or air hockey. We can help you with that part! RS Vacations has cabins of all sizes to suit your needs with amenities galore. Having a private cabin to call your own, means you can relax and unwind with all the privacy you could want. Just what you need for your perfect wintertime getaway! Visit us today to book a Big Bear cabin before they’re all gone! Your amazing holiday vacation starts here!!

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

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

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

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

Here are the major late-summer happenings:


Big Bear Cycling Week

July 29 – August 7

Big Bear Cycling Presents Big Bear Cycling Week from July 29th until August 7th.  Schedule is listed below. Please visit website for more information.

Friday, July 29th 

Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo and Grizzly 100 Check-in – Nottingham’s Patio 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 30th 
BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN BIKE GRAN FONDO AND GRIZZLY 100 (20K, 30K, 50K, 70K, 100K) & EXPO    (Event Entry Required – www.bbvrace.com)
Beginner Ride – Copper Q 8:30 am
Community Ride – Copper Q 9:00 am

Sunday, July 31st  

Bike For Bender – Skyline Social Tour and Big Bear MTB
Gran Fondo and Grizzly Recovery Ride – 572 Social – 9:00 am

Monday, August 1st    

Snow Summit Adventure Park MTB – Chains Required 3:00 pm
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (25 Mile Recreational) – Copper Q 9:00 am
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (50 Mile Intermediate) – Copper Q 10:00 am ‘

Tuesday, August 2nd  
Feed the Machine Night MTB Ride – North Shore Trading Company 7:30 pm
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (25 Mile Recreational) – Copper Q 9:00 am
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (70 Mile Advanced) – Copper Q 3:00 pm

Wednesday, August 3rd  
Knickerbocker Mansion Bike Biathlon (Road & MTB) – Knickerbocker Mansion
Intermediate 4:00 pm
Beginner 5:00 pm
Dinner with the Pro’s at Knickerbocker Mansion – 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 4th
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (25 Mile Recreational) – Copper Q 9:00 am
“Altitude Acclimation Ride” (50 Mile Intermediate) – Copper Q 10:00 am
Cyclefest – Kids Riding Event – Knickerbocker Parking Lot 3:00 pm
Community Concert & Beer Garden – Village & Pine Knot 6:30 pm

Friday, August 5th
Tour de Big Bear Check-in/Big Bear Cycling Expo – Nottingham’s Tavern Noon – 9:00 pm    Tour de Big Bear Poker Ride – Copper Q 5:00 pm    Road Bicycle Concours – Nottingham’s Tavern 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 6th

Tour de Big Bear PRESENTED BY REMAX 100, 70, 50, 25 Mile Road Ride & Cyclist Expo    (Event Entry Required – www.tourdebigbear.com)
Big Bear Cycling Expo – Village & Pine Knot  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 7th 
Tour de Big Bear Recovery Ride – Copper Q 8:30 am
Big Bear Cycling Time Trial – North Shore Drive & Highway 38 9:00 am

Location: Various Locations in Big Bear. Please visit website

Contact: Website: www.bigbearcycling.com

“Erotic City” – Prince Tribute at The Cave

Aug 05, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

For the last 20 years, Julian Stefoni has been paying tribute to his purple majesty. Being multi-talented, playing guitar, keyboards, singing and dancing/performing, being backed by some really funky musicians, Erotic City delivers a high energy show that features classic Prince songs from his ultimate collection. Erotic City has performed all over the United States, including New York, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, California, Washington, Oregon and many more. With a complete live stage show, when its time to party like its 1999, Erotic City doesn’t hold back with the high heels, the lace pants, the ‘infamous’ purple coat, and all…

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

7th Annual Tour de Big Bear

Aug 06, 2016 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

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

Tour de Big Bear offers rides of  25, 50, 70 and 100 miles.

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: Website: www.tourdebigbear.com

15th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Aug 06, 2016 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 15th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

For complete schedule details please call (909) 301-1319 or visit website

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 301-1319 Website: www.bbvrsinc.org

Music in the Mountains #4 with “DSB” Journey Tribute at the BIg Bear Discovery Center

Aug 06, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #4 with DSB at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday August 6th.

Adult ticket prices vary; $30 general admission and $40 premium seats for tribute shows and $40 general admission and $75 premium seats for national bands; ticket service fees will apply.  Season passes for all 6 shows go on sale May 1, 2016, with the announcement of the September 3 finale show; $320 for premium seats and $185 for general admission inclusive of $25 discount each pass.   ‘Pick 3’ passes will include a $10 discount and must be packaged as premium seats or general admission.

Parking is sold separately and available on a first-come basis to all ticket buyers at $20 per vehicle.   Handicap parking will be available at the Center at no charge on a limited and first-come basis with official license plate for placard.  Free off-site parking at Meadows Edge, located ¼ mile west of the Discovery Center, will be available with free shuttle from 5pm to 10pm.

Youth 12 and under admitted FREE. Teen (ages 13-18) tickets will be discounted $5.  Both must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.  All seating will be available on a first-come basis.  General admission guests must bring their own beach chairs for the open and designated seating areas.

Music-loving dogs on leash are welcome and admitted free.

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

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/music-in-the-mountains

“A Golddigger” (not that kind!!) at the PAC

Aug 06, 2016 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

The Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation present Original Dean Martin Golddigger, Suzy Cadham in her award winning musical:“A Golddigger (not that kind!!)” at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.

Suzy Cadham, one of Dean Martin’s Original TV Golddiggers, starring in her hit show, “A Golddigger (not that kind!!)”Direction by multi award winner, Ken Prescott , Musical Direction by Alex Danson featuring Jay Lewis on drums and Jeff Stover on bass.

From the first downbeat, Suzy “WOWS” the crowd with her “Ethel Merman” delivery, and tugs at everyone’s heart strings, with her witty and poignant “Show Biz” tales and what it was like to be part of “The Golden Age of Variety TV”, on hit TV Shows, working with all the great stars, touring the country, and performing with Bob Hope on his USO Christmas Show, entertaining the troops in Vietnam, with a stop and dress rehearsal at The White House. Her rendition of familiar tunes, “My Heart Belongs To Daddy” or South Pacific’s“Honey Bun – There’s Nothin’ Like a Dame” or “Thanks For The Memories” will have you on your feet cheering, laughing, applauding and maybe even singing along!

Suzy’s one woman musical journey, from the Great Plains of Manitoba to the bright lights of Hollywood, is pure entertainment, as she takes you on a nostalgic, musical journey. The show is accompanied with terrific pictures and video of Suzy performing alongside great stars like Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Tommy Tune,Paul Lynde, Lou Rawls.

For more info. check out Suzy’s web pages at www.suzycadham.com or www.originalgolddiggers.com or her many performances on youtube. Guaranteed this will be the “MUST SEE” show of the season!!!!

Tickets aer $20. Please call or visit website to purchase tickets

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

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

27th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 12, 2016 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 27th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 12th through Sunday August 14th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at  3pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

Click to View 2016 Flyer

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

Ice Cream Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Aug 13, 2016 | 11:00AM – 02:00PM

The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their annual Ice Cream Safari on August 13, 2016. This yummy event will be at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake.

The event starts at 11 am and ends at 2:00 pm (or ‘til the ice cream runs out).   There will be 5 ice cream stations located throughout the zoo, each offering a different flavor.

Tickets for the Ice Cream Safari are $5 each for 5 scoops of ice cream. Enjoy a bowl of ice cream as you tour the zoo and learn about the zoo’s residents and why they are there.

The $5.00 is in addition to the General Zoo Admission.

Admission rates are: Adults $12.00; Children 3 to 10 years and seniors 60+ $6.00; under 3 years are Free.

To learn more call 909-878-4200 or visit our website.

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

33rd Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

Aug 20, 2016 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

The show features classic woodenboats, Chris-Craft models and other antique vessels. The event is sponsored by the Antique & Classic Boat Society, Souther California Chapter, and Nottingham’s Tavern.  There is expected to be between 25 and 30 boats to start arriving on Thursday August 18. A Big Bear Lake Poker Run is scheduled for Friday August 20 for participants in the show.Boats will be on display at the Pine Knot Landing Docks from 9am to 4pm on Saturday. Admission is free, and most of the boat owners and skippers will be there to talk about the history of their boats. Classic Cars from the Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club will also be on display.The Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing takes place on Saturday August 22nd with a jaw dropping display of antique and classic wooden boats. FREE to All.

For more info please call (909) 844-5337

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 844-5337

The 18th Annual “Art on The Lake”

Aug 20, 2016 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 18th 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 hours are 10-7 pm and Sunday hours will be 10-4 pm and admission is FREE.  40+ artists from around the region will be exhibiting their work for sale as well as Live Music, Beer and Wine Garden and Food Vendors.

The Arts Council strives to bring nothing but exceptional photographers, painters, jewelers, and sculptors to this annual event.   Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

Music in the Mountains #5 with “The Long Run” Eagles Tribute at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Aug 20, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Music in the Mountains #5 with “The Long Run” Eagles Tribute at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday September 3rd.

The Long Run was formed in 1999 in Los Angeles by a group of well-rounded professional musicians with a love of harmony and a deep respect for one of the greatest rock bands of all time. After months of painstaking preparation rehearsing a long list of The Eagles’ chart-topping hits, The Long Run set out to win over audiences across the USA. The strategy was to provide authentic live performances. They quickly became regarded as the finest Eagles tribute band in the country by consistently delivering the lush harmonies and rich instrumental arrangements that made The Eagles an unforgettable part of rock history. The Long Run continues to successfully blend the classic Eagles sound into their own genuine live performance style, delighting audiences young and old with faithful recreations of some of the best music ever written.

Music-loving dogs on leash are welcome and admitted free.

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

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/music-in-the-mountains



The Inaugural Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Snow Summit

Sep 03, 2016 – Sep 04, 2016

The Inaugural Big Bear Kids Adventure Games features a kid-sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a natural terrain inspired obstacle course. This event allows kids ages 6 through 14 an opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing, while learning teamwork skills and building confidence in a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience, created just for them. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, ziplines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more. A great day out for the whole family!

For more information visit www.BearMountain.com/KAG 

Registration – Sign up and secure your spot! Register Online Now! https://kidsadventuregames.redpodium.com/bigbear-kag-2016 

Full Weekend Schedule

Saturday, September 3
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Skills Clinic Check In
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Adventure Racers Check In
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Optional Skills Clinic

Sunday, September 4

8:00am – Wave #1 Racers Arrive – place equipment in transition area and fit harness 8:30am – Safety Talk and Race Instructions
9:00am – Wave #1 Racers Start – two minute intervals between each 2 teams
9:30am – Wave #2 Racers Arrive – place equipment in transition area and fit harness
10:00am – Safety Talk and Race Instructions
10:30am – Wave #2 Racers Start – two minute intervals between each 2 teams
11:00am – Wave #3 Racers Arrive – place equipment in transition area and fit harness
11:30am – Safety Talk and Race Instructions
12:00pm – Wave #3 Racers Start – two minute intervals between each 2 teams
2:30pm – After Party and Awards Ceremony

Skills Clinic Practice before the big day. The Kids Adventure Games instructors will offer an optional activity for all participants, offered Friday afternoon. Registration opens March 21.  https://kidsadventuregames.redpodium.com/clinic2016-bigbear) 

All kids will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the race during the after race celebration and awards ceremony. Awards will be given to top teams in each age category, as well as special awards for sportsmanship, spirit and environmental consciousness. The party will conclude with a prize raffle for all participants. *Time subject to change, awards will occur within 20 minutes of the last team crossing the finish line.

Volunteers are always appreciated at the Kids Adventure Games to help corral kids, marshal the course and make the event a true community effort. If you are an enthusiastic parent or an active member of the community, please join us. Volunteers are needed from approximately 7am to 2pm on race day. Registration coming soon

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or http://www.BearMountain.com/KAG

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Sep 03, 2016 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, & Monday September 3-5

Opening Night Reception on Friday September 2nd from 7-9 pm.

Please call for more information. Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

Busy Bears Annual Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School

Sep 03, 2016 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Busy Bears Quilt Guild of Big Bear Lake presents their annual  Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School Saturday September 3rd from 10-5 & Sunday September 4th 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

Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

Sep 10, 2016 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

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

The PARADE HAS MOVED INTO SEPTEMBER IN 2016 More details to be announced soon
In the meantime please call or visit website.

Location: In The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

46th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Sep 10, 2016 12:00PM – Sep 11, 2016 12:00AM

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 46 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 10 through October 29 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.

More information to be announced later in the year. In the meantime, 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 Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

Sep 16, 2016 12:00PM – Sep 18, 2016 12:00AM

Trail running in the San Bernardino Mountains at it’s finest will be on display for the Kodiak 100 miler, the  Kodiak 50 miler and Kodiak 50K. 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 – Friday 12 Noon

Front 50K Race Start – Friday 12:01 PM

50 Mile Race Start – Saturday 6AM

Back 50K Race Start – Saturday 8AM

BIG Change for 2016 – Reversing Course! In an effort to keep things interesting we will be reversing course and running clockwise around the lake! Did that just put the summit of Sugarloaf at mile 75? Why yes, yes it did. Some will ask, why would you do that? It takes out the Siberia Creek climb which is the highlight of the course. And they would have a point. However, the reverse direction presents it’s own set of unique characteristics and challenges. The run from Grandview to the bottom of Siberia Creek is absolutely gorgeous, the climbs in this direction are STEEP,  Sugarloaf Mountain and the technical terrain leading to and from it will be a MAJOR factor late in the run. Regardless of direction this course is tough and beautiful!

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

Big Bear Fine Arts Festival at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village

Sep 24, 2016 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The Big Bear Fine Arts Festival is set to take place on September 24 and 25 in the Village of Big Bear Lake.

Come join us for a Big Bear Autumn Celebration that weekend with the Fine Arts Festival, The Village Fall Wine Walk and Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest.  Something for Everybody!

Fine Arts Festival is FREE to the public.

More details to be announced soon. For more information please visit website

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

Contact: Website: www.westcoastartists.com/events

The Village Fall Wine Walk

Sep 24, 2016 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, September 24, 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 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.

Tickets: $35 Pre-Sale until September 12th. $45 Starting September 13th. Food Only $20

Purchase online at www.villagewinewalk.com or in-person at The UPS Store

Location: Event takes place in the Village of Big Bear Lake. Registration at the Corner of Pine Knot Ave and Village Dr.

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


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