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Party in Big Bear!

There is an oasis waiting for you nearby!

Big Bear is a centrally located destination in Southern California, right in between Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Big Bear Lake is staying cool during this heat wave with lots of rain in our beautiful mountain town. Whether you like concerts, gold mining, hiking, swimming, bar hopping, Big bear has whatever your heart desires! Every weekend, there are all types of events and shows going on. You can go enjoy a local band in one of our bars down town, or you can rock out to a national act at The Cave’s state of the art concert venue. You can go wine and beer tasting, or conquer one of the hundreds of hiking trails we have throughout the valley and mountain ranges. This blog is meant to show you what is going on this weekend so you can make the most out of your trip to Big Bear!



X | Ellecttrodomestico

August 17 | 6:30pm | $30 | Full Bar | All Ages

It’s not surprising when you consider the group’s unique beginnings, which can only be attributed to fate. On the same day with nearly the exact same wording, two want-ads appear in a local music rag. One was sent in by a guitarist named Billy Zoom, the other by bassist who called himself John Doe.

Zoom, a rockabilly rebel who’d performed with Gene Vincent, had read a negative review of a band called the Ramones. It said they only played three chords and they played ‘em too fast. So naturally, he went to see them. The show was at the Golden West Ballroom in the L.A. suburb of Norwalk in early ’77, and as soon as the Ramones started to perform, Zoom realized that, musically, he’d found exactly what he wanted to do with his life.

Doe, who was originally from the Baltimore area, was already down with the East Coast CBGB’s scene and by the time the two got in the same room together after responding to each other’s ads, it seemed it was meant to be. They performed a few shows with various drummers before a poet with no ambition of being a singer would enter the picture.


Doors 6:30PM | Opening Act 7:30PM | Headlining Act 9PM

$30 | $40 | $50+ applicable fees.

Tables are available for reservation. Call the box office for more information.



The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

Aug 17, 2018 09:00AM – Aug 18, 2018 08:00PM

The 6th annual Kodiak Ultra Marathons will take place August 17-18, 2018 in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California. Big Bear Lake sits at 7,000 ft in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. The 100 mile distance will start and finish in the Big Bear Village and will circumnavigate the entire Big Bear Valley. The Kodiak also offers a 50-mile distance and a 50k, which will be run along the same track as the 100-mile race.

The 100 miler will start at 8AM Friday with a special 12 Noon Prize Purse Start elite runners. The 50 miler will start at 4AM on Saturday on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, and finally the Back 50k will start at 8AM at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain.

There will be six crew-accessible aid stations along the Kodiak 100 mile route, including the start/finish area in the Village. Pacers are permitted starting at the Dump Aid Station (Mile 56), except for the prize purse race, where pacers can join starting at Sugarloaf (Mile 69). No pacers in the 50M or 50K race. ?

The Kodiak 100 miler is a 6 point UTMB Qualifier and the 50 miler is worth 3 points.

We encourage all spectators to enjoy the start/finish area in the Village. We will have a beer garden, food and sponsor booths setup on Saturday.

To Register CLICK HERE

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


Dinosaurs at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Aug 17, 2018 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Let us Rock Your World in “Dino-Mite” for a Roaring good time at the Gold Rush Mining Adventures. June 22-August 30

Roar! Here’s an event full of “dino-mite!” Stomp on over to Gold Rush Mining Adventures to hear the roars and sounds of dinosaurs. Our Paleontologists will keep your brain from becoming petrified or fossilized by experiencing some dino-riffic fun! Step back to the Mesozoic, Cretaceous, and Jurassic times and view Museum Replicas on display. See castings of a T-Rex maxilla and tooth, the tyrant lizard king as well as the largest land carnivore of all time. There’s also a Velociraptor claw and entire body as well as an Albertosaurus Foot in addition to the Allosaurus footprint impression left millions of years ago during the late Jurassic period. These are just a few of the fascinating dinosaur artifacts on hand.

Children can earn their dinosaur hunting license should they choose to participate in our fossil treasure expeditions.  Visitors, ages 12 and under will receive a special gift during this event.

Location: Gold Rush Mining Adventures at 40016 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5678 Website: goldrushminingadventures.com


Big Bear Lake Fishing Association All Fish Tournament at Captain John’s Marina

Aug 17, 2018 12:00PM – Aug 19, 2018 05:00PM

The Big Bear Lake Fishing Association will be holding FIVE new tournaments in 2018!

Dates are as follows:

May 18-20 –Big Bear Lake Spring Fishing Festival—Hosted at Pine Knot Marina

June 22-24—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Holloways Marina

July 27-29—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Pleasure Point Marina

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

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

Please visit www.bigbearfishingassociation.org to register and for  more details

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

Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakefishingassociation.org


Sunset Dinner Cruises on Miss Liberty with The Liberty Ramblers

Aug 17, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:30PM

Fine Dining aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat a Big Bear Treasure.

Relax and enjoy reserved seating, linen, and fine china, along with a gourmet buffet and homemade dessert. No Host Bar on the Promenade Deck with Live entertainment! Cocktails and departure at 6pm.

Featuring the Liberty Ramblers, a six piece band that plays traditional New Orleans Jazz with locals Dan Comins and John Isaksen.

Please call for reservations or for more information

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 or (909) 866-6129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com


“Fairy Garden Festival in the Pines” at Summit Christian Fellowship

Aug 18, 2018 | 10:00AM – 03:00PM

The “A” Garden Club will be hosting their “Fairy Festival in the Pines” for the fourth year on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10 am-3 pm.   Dedicated to bringing awareness to the gardens surrounding mountainous communities. Free Admission- Nature Crafts & Games, Fairyland Marketplace Vendors,  and Face Painting.

Hands-On Fairy Dish Garden Workshop, $10.00, reservation required.

Release of 2000 live ladybugs and the Zoo will be bringing some of our favorite friends. Great fun for the entire family.

Contact Vicky Roney 909-866-9817

Location: Summit Fellowship Church, 41965 Garstin Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-9817


35th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

Aug 18, 2018 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

The show features classic woodenboats, Chris-Craft models and other antique vessels. The event is sponsored by the Antique & Classic Boat Society, Southern California Chapter, and Nottingham’s Tavern.  There is expected to be between 25 and 30 boats to start arriving on Thursday August  16. A Big Bear Lake Poker Run is scheduled for Friday August 17 for participants in the show.

Boats will be on display at the Pine Knot Landing Docks from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday the 18th.

Admission is FREE, and most of the boat owners and skippers will be there to talk about the history of their boats.

For more info please call (909) 844-5337

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 844-5337

This Weekend in Big Bear

What’s going on in Big Bear this weekend?

Ahh, the fresh air! Big Bear is such an beautiful place, filled with some amazing people and delicious food. With amazing restaurants, live music, and all kinds of activities, the entire town is packed with all kinds of things to do! Here is a list of some events that is put on by locals and the City of Big Bear. No matter what you’re looking for in your visit, Big Bear has something going on for you. Looking to go swimming and fishing in the lake? Interested in a foot or bike race? Want to watch a movie in the beautiful meadows of our mountains? We have it all happening right here this weekend.


First things first… Eat some Food!

Sashimi grade ahi diced with avocado and onions in a sesame ponzu marinade stacked on wonton crisps, topped with julienne carrots, daikon & raddish sprouts served with creamy wasabi sauce and parsley oil. Here is what one of our guests had to say!

“The staff was tremendous… very friendly! Our waitress Nancy was hilarious and constantly around to make sure we had plenty of beer! This is a great place for a brew and food…. can’t recommend it enough!”

–  Woodward Stephen Cox


Want to see a Epic Concert?

The Cave is a high caliber concert venue that also lies in the center of it all in our beloved downtown area of The Big Bear Lake Village. There are concerts every weekend of all types, and this weekend is very special because we are having two legendary bands performing live!

Al Jardine – Surf Rock Legend

Al Jardine at The Cave

Al Jardine at The Cave

Al Jardine, a founding member of The Beach Boys, will be performing on Friday, June 15th. He will be debuting his solo release of “A Postcard from California”, with his very own son at his side! In an intimate acoustic setting Including rare images and video, Mr. Jardine takes us back into a history so improbable that it must have been meant to be!  From meeting Elvis Presley to making “Pet Sounds”, here are the songs, stories and harmonies that moved generations in one unforgettable evening.

Al is performing at The Cave and is joined by his son Matt Jardine, known for his breathtaking falsettos on Brian Wilson’s most recent Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour, as well as Jeff Alan Ross, former member of the legendary Apple Records band Badfinger and musical director for Grammy award winning producer Peter Asher. Time permitting, Al also meets fans after the show at his merch booth, which includes his solo CD A Postcard from California along with his childrens book Sloop John B: A Pirate’s Tale.

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Puddle of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd at The Cave

Puddle of Mudd at The Cave

Puddle Of Mudd is an American post-grunge band from Kansas City, Missouri. The band has sold over 7 million albums and has a string of No.1 mainstream rock singles in the US. Their major label debut ‘Come Clean’ has sold over five million copies. Ask Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin about the writing and recording of the album Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate, and he responds with the same spirit of carefree wanderlust that defines his band: “It’s all easy peezy, dude, no big deal at all…”

Not to him, maybe. Wes Scantlin is custom-made for the new millennium, a rock star without the pretense, and a frontman whose spontaneity propels his offstage personality as much as it does his onstage delivery. “Wes is constantly adjusting to the vibe in the room, throwing his flavor in there and constantly trying to make people laugh,” explains bassist Doug Ardito. “He doesn’t do the David Lee Roth thing, where he delivers the same lines every night, he’s completely off-the-cuff.”

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Events around Big Bear this Weekend

15th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 16, 2018 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/carp-roundup/


22nd Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 16, 2018 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Holcomb Valley Trail Run

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

Now in it’s 22nd year, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary & Pam Kalina in 1997. Gary was an avid runner; he realized that some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in Big Bear. Their involvement is crucial to the success of the event. Gary and Pam had decided after 15 years of event directing and coordination it was time to close that chapter in their life. Team Big Bear now runs the event in their honor

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

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


20th Anniversary of the Big Bear Discovery Center Celebration

The Southern California Mountains Foundation will host the 20th Anniversary of the Big Bear Discovery Center on June 16, 2018 from 9am to 4pm at the Big Bear Discovery Center.  

Jun 16, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

20th Anniversary at The Discovery Center

20th Anniversary at The Discovery Center

The Big Bear Discovery Center opened in 1998 due to a combination of efforts between the SCMF (formerly the San Bernardino National Forest Association) and the US Forest Service. Both staff and volunteers have helped over 3 million visitors enjoy the forest and develop a sense of stewardship.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Discovery Center will offer a number of interpretive programs, booths, and educational displays. All of our interpretive programs, such as birdhouse building, gold panning, nature crafts, etc. will be offered for free that day on a limited basis to thank the community and our out of town visitors for their support.

Please call or visit our website, www.mountainsfoundation.org, for program times.

The Vegan Tamale Company will offer a choice of lunch items and beverages. There will also be snacks, beverages, and items for purchase in our Adventure Outpost store.   In addition to booths and programs, Smokey Bear is planning a visit.  The Off-Highway Vehicle education trailer will be in attendance with their “On the Right Trail” RC car program. The Urban Conservation Corps will present their recycling education trailer and a fire engine will also be present.

Beautiful commemorative 20th Anniversary pins with our original bear logo will be available that day on a first-come, first served basis for a small donation.

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

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



Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 1 – Longest Jump Competition

Jun 16, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Join us on Saturday, June 16 the kick off of Summit Series #1 – the Longest Jump Competition.

Other contest dates and categories include:
Series #2 High Air Competition: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Series #3 Pump Track: Saturday, July 7, 2018

How to register: Look for a registration booth at the Adventure Academy at Snow Summit to register morning of from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on June 16. Registration is free and open to the public of all ages and levels.

Who can complete? Anyone and everyone.
We’ll be hosting the races in these 4 groups: ·
Ages 12 and under – boys ·
Ages 12 and under – girls ·
Ages 13 and up – men ·
Ages 13 and up – women

What do you win? -2018 Mammoth + Summit Bike Pass
Event schedule:
Registration is from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Practice is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Competition is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2IHKzau


Saturdays at Bear Valley Farms

Bear Valley Farms

Bear Valley Farms

Jun 16, 2018 | 11:00AM – 04:00PM
Farm Life is the Best Life! Join us on our beautiful 30-acre farm and experience the gorgeous Big Bear outdoors as you enjoy our: Petting Zoo, Pony and Hay Rides, Bounce House, Kids Play Area, Hanging Out on the Farm. Pricing is all-inclusive! Spend your Saturday with an unforgettable experience, getting up close to our animals and spending time on our working farm. Admission is $15.00
Purchase tickets in advance to save time when you arrive!https://bvfsaturdays.eventbrite.com


Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 E Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear City, CA 92314

Contact: Tel: (909) 547-5424 Website: www.bearvalleyfarms.com


Wildwood Oak Tasting Event at Barrel 33 in the Village

Jun 16, 2018 | 02:00PM – 05:00PM

Join us for a tasting event hosted by Wildwood Oak Winery! They are located just down the Mountain in Yucaipa, but get their delicious grapes from Lodi!
Appetizers will be available throughout the event, and the tasting event will include a Signature Barrel 33 glass! Admission is $25

For more details please call or visit website

Location: Barrel 33 at 40754 Village Dr Big Bear Lake Ca 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0838 Website: www.barrel33bigbear.com


Live Music with Born Country at Wyatt’s at the Big Bear Convention Center

Jun 16, 2018 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

Live Music with Born Country at Wyatts at the Big Bear Convention Center
The Ultimate Southern Rock and Alabama tribute experience!

Please call or visit website for details. FREE admission

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

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


Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: Rango

Jun 16, 2018 | 08:00PM – 11:00PM

Movies in the Meadow Summer Series at Snow Summit

Join us at Snow Summit on select dates for our Movies in the Meadow series and enjoy your favorite movies under the stars for FREE! All screenings are hosted in the Snow Summit base area and feature family-friendly films throughout the year. Admission is FREE with concessions available for purchase at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

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

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (844) GO2 – BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2qjb13s


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Your trip to Big Bear: Food, Events, & Entertainment

So Much to do, so little time to do it!

Big Bear is such an beautiful place to visit, filled with some amazing people and delicious food. For being such a small town, there is so much to do! The entire town is packed with a great array or possible things to do, and all of the options are almost overwhelming! So We’d like to provide some guidance from a local’s perspective.

The Brewery’s Dish of the Week: Ahi Poke Stack


Sashimi grade ahi diced with avocado and onions in a sesame ponzu marinade stacked on wonton crisps, topped with julienne carrots, daikon & raddish sprouts served with creamy wasabi sauce and parsley oil




Uptown Funk – tribute to Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk is comprised of the best musicians and performers, specializing in a complete Bruno Mars concert production. These musicians love what they do and work hard together at being one of the very best tribute bands in the industry. Uptown Funk performs the full range of Bruno Mars’ live band onstage, including some of the most complex and challenging songs recorded and performed for live audiences. No other rendition of Bruno Mars’ music comes close to this level of accuracy during live performance, which has taken time to master, with unmatched attention to detail. Uptown Funk’s stage production captures it all flawlessly.

Opening the show is our local youth orchestra, Mountain Top Strings! This is an amazing group of talented up and coming musicians from our home town of Big Bear Lake. They work incredibly hard and deliver an amazing performance. Grab your tickets at the link below!

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Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby

June 9 & 10, 2018 are the dates to save because the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Tournament is back! Grab your family and friends and get out on the lake for a chance to win up to $50,000 with 5 tagged fish worth $10,000 and more.

5 tagged fish worth $10K each!

Adult Male and Female 
1st $500
2nd $250
3rd Free Entry 2019

Child Male & Female
1st Saving Bond
2nd $100 Saving Bond
3rd Free entry + rod

Entry Cost  
Adult Entry 16 & older $80 (price is for both days of the derby)
Child Entry 15 & younger $30 (price is for both days of the derby

Discount Entry  
50% off entry with pontoon rental or lodging
50% off with child entry with paying adult
20% off first respondents & military
10% off local and second homeowners

Awards Ceremony at Bartlett Events Area at 3:30pm on Sunday. Awards, Raffles, Food and More.

More info here!


The Village Summer Wine Walk

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake will host their annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district.

This merchant organized event showcases fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses.

TICKETS: $35 Pre-Sale until May 29th, $45 starting May 30th. Food Only $20. Purchase online at  www.villagewinewalk.com or at the UPS Store in the Village

More details to be announced on participating stores. In the meantime please call or visit website for updates.

Location: Registration and Day of Ticket Sales at the Corner of Pine Knot & Village Drive in the The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

Check it out!

1st Annual PubFest at Big Bear Lake

We are so excited to announce the 1st annual Big Bear Lake PubFest! With 7 locations participating throughout Big Bear Lake Village, this will be an event you will not want to miss. We’ll be distributing 5 oz. tasters in souvenir tasting cups plus each location will have complimentary appetizers. Finish off the day with the Miss Liberty Sunset Dessert Cruise on beautiful Big Bear Lake (additional fees apply).

PubFest Details

When: Saturday, May 20th from 2:30pm – 6:30pm

Where: At the following participating locations:

$20 | $35 + Applicable Taxes & Fees

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