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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:

AUGUST

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

SEPTEMBER

 

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) 

 Awards:
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.

 Volunteer
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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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.

    Click to Down Load Flyer

    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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bigbearlakesummerIt looks like it is going to be another gorgeous, summertime weekend in Big Bear Lake with highs in the upper 70’s and beautiful blue skies for the weekend after a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. A great alternative to the June Gloom down the mountain! Come on up!!

Besides the hundreds of activities that Big Bear offers, we have a few special events this weekend. The Old Miner’s Big Bear Heritage Parade makes its way down Big Bear Blvd. on Saturday the 13th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Saturday also brings us the Big Bear Alpine Zoo Photography Contest which takes place during 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM as well as the Cruisin’ to Stop Bruisin’ DOVES Car Show andDOVES-Car-Show-2015-Poster-Final-1024x658 Fundraiser at Big Bear Snow Play from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. You can get more information on that event from my Tuesday post HERE. Also, be sure to check out the newest fun thing to do in Big BearThe Big Bear Speedway, where you can try to beat the clock in go-carts that reach up to 30 MPH!! This fun activity is also located at Big Bear Snowplay. Bob will be checking it out this weekend, so I plan to post more information and photos on my next Tuesday’s Topic post. Stay tuned!

We know that there are a lot of choices when you are getting ready to book a cabin in Big Bear, but we want you to know that when you book with RS Vacations, you will experience the very best in customer service. You can look forward to a quick and easy, secure reservation process, fast and personal answers to questions along the way, going straight to your cabin upon your arrival in Big Bear, a clean and well-stocked cabin and a 24 hour, local Property Manager to handle anything unexpected – immediately and professionally. You WILL notice the difference when you stay with us!

RS VacationsVisit our website at RSVacations.net and take a look at our wide variety of cabins of all sizes and in all price ranges. You can contact us at any time with questions and book securely online or over the phone. Let us help you plan your next trip to beautiful, Big Bear Lake!! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!

6-12-15Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 6-13-15Events Flyer courtesy of BigBear.com

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memorial-day2014Memorial Day Weekend is finally here – a time to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom and a time to celebrate that freedom by making memories with our families. Big Bear Lake is a beautiful place to make those memories! If you are lucky enough to be visiting us this weekend, we welcome you!

The weekend is starting out a little cool and stormy today, but sunshine and pleasant temps in the low 60’s are expected for Saturday through Monday.

As always, there is a wide range of activities happening around town and the flyer below highlights the major events.

If you are looking for a last-minute deal on a Big Bear Cabin, RS Vacations is offering 3 nights for the price of 2 this weekend on all remaining cabins. If you can only stay for 2 nights, you will get 25% off rent. Head over to RSVacations.net and book now!

5-22-15Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 5-23-15Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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