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Mid-October in Big Bear!

Let’s celebrate the changing of the leaves!

Welcome to mid-October Big Bear! We have year-round activities, events, hot spots, and a beautiful forests! Whether you are coming to party with your friends, or to enjoy a beautiful vacation with your family, Big Bear has everything you could ask for. This weekend, we have concerts, MANY fall events, haunted houses, Oktoberfest, win and painting, a flashlight safari at the zoo, and much more! Check out the events below for more information!

 

Concerts

80’s Night with Groove Kitty

Oct 19 | 6:30pm | $10 | Full Bar | All Ages

A night of your favorite 80’s music with Groove Kitty, Atomic Blonde, and Cheez Wiz!

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

$10+ applicable fees.

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

 

Check out here!

Bee Gees Gold

Oct 20 | 6:30pm | $20 | Full Bar | All Ages

John Acosta as Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees Tributes all over the world. His portrayal of lead singer Barry Gibb is with a zest for detail, like no other. From the look to the falsetto you will close your eyes and say its Barry! John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold tribute Is the ultimate salute, and experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime, LIVE ONCE AGAIN! With the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry) , Daryll Borges (Robin) , Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the brothers Gibb, there is a sensation that will make you blurt out , Wow.. I just seen and heard the Bee Gees! Backed by a live band, the Vegas Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60’s to the late 70’s, with their unique falsettos that made them legends.

 

Check out here!

 

Other Events

Big Bear Scare Weekend

Oct 19, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018
Big Bear Lake is the place to eat, drink, and be scary.  We’ve been communicating with spooks and spirits to bring you your favorite Halloween activities every weekend September 14th through October!

Join us for the Big Bear Scare and plan your Mountain Lake Escape…if you dare!

More information at here!

 

Big Bear Falltacular Weekend

Oct 19, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018
For the true beleafers, this is the best time to visit Big Bear.  As the mountain air turns crisp and cool, golden hues emerge to cast a warm glow over Big Bear Lake making it Southern California’s most popular location to capture autumn’s beauty.  The Falltacular is the celebration of pumpkin spice everything, the glory of sweater weather and all the ways you can enjoy this wonder-fall time of the year.

Find more information here!

Celebrate Harvest & Halloween at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Oct 19, 2018 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Daily September 10 – November 3rd from 10am to 5pm

A visual extravaganza awaits! Enjoy the “spirit” of the season.  Learn the science behind “Slime”, have fun creating your own, and discover other fun treasure adventures.  Visit our Ghost Town for free photo opts.

Location: Gold Rush Mining Adventures at 40016 Big Bear Blvd

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

 

Paint and Sip at Barrel 33 in the Village

10/19/2018

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of painting, wine tasting, and fun with new friends! Barrel 33 is now hosting Bi-Weekly Paint and Sips with Craft to Treasure! Call in advance, we book up fast! The event …

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

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

 

Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Oct 19, 2018 | 06:30PM – 08:30PM

Gates open at 6:30 pm.  No entries after 7:00 pm.  Regular Admission Rates apply.
Dress Warmly! 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.

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

SCARE VALLEY FARMS HALLOWEEN HAUNT!

Oct 19, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

Bear Valley Farms is bringing back its annual Halloween Haunt, this time under the banner of “Scare Valley Farms.” A highly-produced haunt created in partnership with RWB Party Props, known for such haunts as Queen Mary and Universal Studios, Scare Valley Farms aims to terrify guests from mid-September through just after Halloween.

Find more information here!

Country Weekend and More in Big Bear Lake

 

Who’s Ready for a Country Weekend??

This coming weekend is a very special one, because we have two country legends playing right here at The Cave! We will be having Phil Vassar on Friday, and Mark Wills on Saturday, with some amazing opening acts for you. Along with an awesome weekend at The Cave, Big Bear will be having a myriad of events going on. We have events happening every day here in this beautiful town, and we would love to experience them with you! Here are some things coming up this weekend.

 

Concerts

Phil Vassar

Oct 12 | 6:30pm | $40 | Full bar | All Ages

Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter AND as an artist. He has 10 Number 1s, 15 Top 10s, and 26 TOP 40s.  Top songs include Just Another Day in Paradise. Carlene, Six Pack Summer, American Child, For a Little While & My Next Thirty Years (Tim McGraw), Right on the Money (Alan Jackson), I’m All Right & Bye Bye (Jodee Messina) and many more. American Soul is Phil’s ninth album. He also recently launched “Songs from the Cellar” a wine-infused musical conversation airing across the US and Europe.

 

Grab your tickets here!

 

Mark Wills

Oct 13 | 6:30pm | $30 | Full Bar | All Ages

The Reader’s Digest version of Mark Wills’ story makes it clear he’s an award-winning singer’s singer. His matchless phrasing, passionate and meaningful delivery and right-on-the money vocals make each and every song he performs come alive. Like a picture perfect painting, Wills’ music is a vocal work of art that walks right off the canvas and into the hearts of country music lovers alike.
Bringing the Wills’ dimension to some of the greatest songs ever written, he’s not necessarily become known for being trendy, hip or even on the cutting edge, but rather and simply as a damn good singer!

 

Grab your tickets here!

 

Other Events

Big Bear Falltacular Weekend

Oct 12, 2018 – Oct 14, 2018
For the true beleafers, this is the best time to visit Big Bear.  As the mountain air turns crisp and cool, golden hues emerge to cast a warm glow over Big Bear Lake making it Southern California’s most popular location to capture autumn’s beauty.  The Falltacular is the celebration of pumpkin spice everything, the glory of sweater weather and all the ways you can enjoy this wonder-fall time of the year.

The amazing change in color can be witnessed from the land, water or air in Big Bear Lake.  Explore the beautiful trails and backroads on foot, mountain bike or jeep; take a boat tour or rent your own and cruise the lake, or soar above the trees by zip line or helicopter.

During the Falltacular, every weekend features live music and events and activities. We’ve compiled all the ways to enjoy your favorite fall activities, but don’t wait…the Falltacular is only available for a limited time…so plan a weekend to take advantage of this gourd-ous season in Big Bear Lake.

See more info here!

Big Bear Scare Weekend

Oct 12, 2018 – Oct 14, 2018
Big Bear Lake is the place to eat, drink, and be scary.  We’ve been communicating with spooks and spirits to bring you your favorite Halloween activities every weekend September 14th through October!

Join us for the Big Bear Scare and plan your Mountain Lake Escape…if you dare!   Events this weekend include…..

Scare Valley Farms Halloween Haunt
September 15 – October 27  (except September 21)
All Fridays & Saturdays 630pm – 11pm
Dare to travel back to the early 1900s for a truly frightening experience making your way through a haunted ghost town, mine shaft and cemetery, creepy carnival, skin-crawling hillbilly hayride, terrifying slaughterhouse, undead swamp, and more, all before witnessing live executions. Not recommended for children under 12. Tickets vary from $20 to $35 per person; scarevalleyfarms.eventbrite.com

See more info here!

 

Celebrate Harvest & Halloween at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Oct 12, 2018 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Daily September 10 – November 3rd from 10am to 5pm

A visual extravaganza awaits! Enjoy the “spirit” of the season.  Learn the science behind “Slime”, have fun creating your own, and discover other fun treasure adventures.  Visit our Ghost Town for free photo opts.

Location: Gold Rush Mining Adventures at 40016 Big Bear Blvd

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

Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Oct 13, 2018 | 06:30PM – 08:30PM

Flashlight Safari – Every Friday and Saturday in October.  Gates open at 6:30 pm.  No entries after 7:00 pm.  Regular Admission Rates apply.  Dress Warmly!

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.

 

Check out more events at bigbear,com!

 

 

This Weekend in Big Bear

Let’s Kick Off the Fall!

Autumn is such a beautiful time for Big Bear. With the changing of the leaves, and that nostalgic scent in the air, Big Bear is the place to be to experience the Fall season. We are excited to be having Drowning Pool and a Grateful Dead tribute this weekend. Additionally, there are also lots of events to enjoy throughout our beloved town of Big Bear! Check out the activities we have listed here, and we will see you this weekend as we enjoy the beautiful season of Fall!

 

Concerts

Cubensis: Grateful Dead tribute

Sept 28 | 6:30pm | $15 | Full Bar | All Ages

Since 1987, Los Angeles-based band Cubensis has carried the torch in celebration of one of America’s most beloved touring bands, the Grateful Dead. Cubensis sets out to re-create the Grateful Dead experience by emulating the spirit of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and the rest of the legendary San Francisco jam band. Cubensis plays complete shows covering all eras of the Grateful Dead, and no night is ever the same. Cubensis is far more than just your standard cover band as they bring the magic and sounds to those longing for the live vibe that only the Grateful Dead was able to deliver.

Cubensis performs its critically acclaimed live performance of Grateful Dead show recreations to audiences and venues all over the western United States. Giving homage in a continually evolving artistic outlet, the band recreates the Grateful Dead experience with compelling accuracy. Like the Dead, the band explores and searches out all the possibilities of the music.

 

 

Drowning Pool

Sept 29 | 6:30pm | $18 | Full Bar | All Ages

Giant riffs, crowd moving grooves and monstrous vocals are the tools with which DROWNING POOL build triumph out of tragedy, steadily evolve without compromise, and remain true to their supporters with over a decade’s worth of remarkable fortitude and attitude. HELLELUJAH is absolutely the album their diehard fans demanded and the aggressive heavy rock world at large deserved.

The platinum-plus conquerors from The Lone Star State deliver their heaviest batch of hell raising anthems, each burning with fiery adrenaline destined to light the radio ablaze and ignite crowds into impassioned sing-alongs. Only a few seconds into the album’s first single, “By the Blood,” it’s evident that Hellelujah is the most aggressive, ambitious, and truly definitive Drowning Pool album since Sinner, the platinum platter that gave the world Top 20 rock radio hit “Tear Away” and the massively successful “Bodies.”

 

Things to Do

Big Bear Falltacular Weekend

Sep 28, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018

Falltacular Big Bear Lake

For the true beleafers, this is the best time to visit Big Bear.  As the mountain air turns crisp and cool, golden hues emerge to cast a warm glow over Big Bear Lake making it Southern California’s most popular location to capture autumn’s beauty.  The Falltacular is the celebration of pumpkin spice everything, the glory of sweater weather and all the ways you can enjoy this wonder-fall time of the year.

The amazing change in color can be witnessed from the land, water or air in Big Bear Lake.  Explore the beautiful trails and backroads on foot, mountain bike or jeep; take a boat tour or rent your own and cruise the lake, or soar above the trees by zip line or helicopter.

During the Falltacular, every weekend features live music and events and activities. We’ve compiled all the ways to enjoy your favorite fall activities, but don’t wait…the Falltacular is only available for a limited time…so plan a weekend to take advantage of this gourd-ous season in Big Bear Lake.

 

Big Bear Scare Weekend

Sep 28, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018

The Big Bear Scare  

Big Bear Lake is the place to eat, drink, and be scary.  We’ve been communicating with spooks and spirits to bring you your favorite Halloween activities every weekend September 14th through October!

Join us for the Big Bear Scare and plan your Mountain Lake Escape…if you dare!   Events this weekend include…..

 

Celebrate Harvest & Halloween at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Sep 28, 2018 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Celebrate Harvest & Halloween at Gold Rush Mining Adventures
Daily September 10 – November 3rd from 10am to 5pm

A visual extravaganza awaits! Enjoy the “spirit” of the season.  Learn the science behind “Slime”, have fun creating your own, and discover other fun treasure adventures.  Visit our Ghost Town for free photo opts.

Location: Gold Rush Mining Adventures at 40016 Big Bear Blvd

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

 

SCARE VALLEY FARMS HALLOWEEN HAUNT!

Sep 28, 2018 | 06:30PM – 10:30PM

Bear Valley Farms is bringing back its annual Halloween Haunt, this time under the banner of “Scare Valley Farms.” A highly-produced haunt created in partnership with RWB Party Props, known for such haunts as Queen Mary and Universal Studios, Scare Valley Farms aims to terrify guests from mid-September through just after Halloween.

With the 30-acre Farm converted to a truly frightening experience, guests will travel back to the early 1900s making their way through a haunted ghost town, mine shaft and cemetery, creepy carnival, skin-crawling hillbilly hayride, terrifying slaughterhouse, undead swamp, and more, all before witnessing live executions.

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

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

 

5th Annual Big Bear Mountain Grizzly 100 and MTB Gran Fondo

Sep 29, 2018 | 07:00AM – 05:00PM

Bear Valley Bikes and Open Air Big Bear present the 5th annual Big Bear Mountain Grizzly 100 and MTB Bike Gran Fondo in Big Bear Lake California.

The Grizzly 100:  Race or Ride the 100 or 75K. The Grizzly National Ultra Endurance Race course offers epic technical riding on some of Southern California’s best single track right in the heart of the San Bernardino mountains. This race draws some of the top mountain bikers from around the world.

The Big Bear Gran Fondo Mountain Bike ride offers five different routes to fit all levels of riders. From the tame 20k Skyview which takes you up the Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair to the 50k Skyline course, you’ll enjoy the best riding that Big Bear has to offer.

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

To Register CLICK HERE

Please call or visit website for more details

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8000 Website: www.bbvrace.com

End of Summer Blowout!

Let’s finish summer right!

Summer in Big Bear is an unforgettable time. The season is almost over, and we are partying to celebrate the last leg of it! Big Bear is a centrally located destination in Southern California, right in between Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. 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!

 

Concerts

No Duh: Ultimate tribute to No Doubt

Sept 14 | 6:30pm | $13 | Full Bar | All Ages

No Duh is not just the best tribute to No Doubt & Gwen Stefani, they’re one of the best tribute acts in the world. It’s not just great music, it’s a complete, high energy, amusing, audio-visual explosion!

No Duh mixes the experience & energy of a live No Doubt & Gwen Stefani concert with nostalgic visuals, styling’s & props of the No Doubt & Gwen Stefani videos, complete with costume changes & even some humor! Close your eyes or keep them open, you will feel like you are experiencing the real thing. It’s rare to see a tribute act excite an audience like this band. Not to mention that they are home-based in Orange County California, just like the original No Doubt.

No Duh has been mentioned by Gwen Stefani in interviews. She says, “they’re amazing” & says of our lead singer,
“… I was almost jealous of her because she [Spen] was just so cute…”. No Doubt says, “No Duh rules!”. And they should know, they have seen & performed with No Duh. The band has appeared on local, national & international Television & Radio including a full length feature on “Good Morning America” , “CNN Headline News” & on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Blues Night

Sept 15 | 6:30pm | $10 | Full Bar | All Ages

Crazy Tomes is an instrumentalist/singer/songwriter with more than 10 years of experience in show business, playing and recording with artists ranging from local bands to rock/blues legends, all over the country and beyond (California, Arizona, Virginia, New York, Nevada, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Washington and Israel). He has performed at Carnegie Hall (2011, with the band Arrest My Sister), The Roxy, Whiskey-A-Go-Go, The House of Blues, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and The Couch House, as well as at various colleges, casinos, weddings, clubs, bars, private events, fairs and festivals.

Crazy Tomes has opened for and performed with musicians/bands such as America, Dave Mason, George Thorogood, Lady Antebellum, Temptations, Warrant, The
Cowsills, 98 degrees, Fishbone, Fuel, Rome from Sublime, Ras Michael, Eek-AMouse, John Lee Hooker Jr., Koko Taylor, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Remi Kabaka, and many others. He is currently the bass player for the Blues legend Guitar Shorty and the guitarist for Willie Chambers of the legendary R&B/Rock band The Chambers Brothers.

He has also done recording sessions as a guitar/piano player with Jack Douglas (producer of Aerosmith, John Lennon and Cheap Trick), Jim Wirt (Incubus), Jim Morgan, Freddi Curci (Alias) and Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia). Burleigh Drummond is also co-producing Crazy Tomes’s upcoming album. Crazy Tomes does both solo and full-band gigs and plays most guitar styles, from rock, to blues, to country, to jazz. Aside from electric and acoustic guitar, he also plays keyboard, bass, banjo and harmonica. Crazy Tomes is a classically trained piano player and holds a BA in Music from the College of William and Mary.

Crazy Tomes hires high quality musicians for all of his shows: singers, drummers, bass, keyboard, harmonica and saxophone players of many genres, depending on the gig and the style of music in demand, including some legendary instrumentalists and performers.

Known for his showmanship skills and energetic performances, which includes dancing while playing, doing the “duck-walk”, playing guitar with his teeth,
behind the back, behind the neck, under his leg and even with a beer bottle, Crazy Tomes is a very entertaining showman/performer who gets the audience
involved and the crowd ends up dancing, singing and having a great time!

In addition to his own original material, Crazy Tomes performs a wide range of hit song covers (classic rock, blues, oldies, classic R&B, country, reggae, and funk, as well as other styles), including songs by The Beatles, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, David Bowie Sublime, Rolling Stones, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Cream, Jet, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, The Clash, The Doors, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Robert Johnson, Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. He plays any songs requested specifically before the gig, as well as songs requested by the audience during the show.

For excellent musicians, an entertaining show and a fully satisfied audience, contact us. We would love to play at your next event!

Grab your tickets here!

 

Events

Big Bear Falltacular Weekend

Sep 14, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018

Falltacular Big Bear Lake

For the true beleafers, this is the best time to visit Big Bear.  As the mountain air turns crisp and cool, golden hues emerge to cast a warm glow over Big Bear Lake making it Southern California’s most popular location to capture autumn’s beauty.  The Falltacular is the celebration of pumpkin spice everything, the glory of sweater weather and all the ways you can enjoy this wonder-fall time of the year.

The amazing change in color can be witnessed from the land, water or air in Big Bear Lake.  Explore the beautiful trails and backroads on foot, mountain bike or jeep; take a boat tour or rent your own and cruise the lake, or soar above the trees by zip line or helicopter.

During the Falltacular, every weekend features live music and events and activities. We’ve compiled all the ways to enjoy your favorite fall activities, but don’t wait…the Falltacular is only available for a limited time…so plan a weekend to take advantage of this gourd-ous season in Big Bear Lake.

Location: Various Locations

Contact: https://www.bigbear.com/event/?id=13108

 

Big Bear Scare Weekend

Sep 14, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018

The Big Bear Scare  

Big Bear Lake is the place to eat, drink, and be scary.  We’ve been communicating with spooks and spirits to bring you your favorite Halloween activities every weekend September 14th through October!

Join us for the Big Bear Scare and plan your Mountain Lake Escape…if you dare!   Events this weekend include…..

Location: Various Locations

Contact: https://www.bigbear.com/event/?id=13091

 

Big Bear Lake Fishing Association All Fish Tournament at Pine Knot Marina

Sep 14, 2018 12:00PM – Sep 16, 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: Pine Knot Marina at 439 Pine Knot Avenue

Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakefishingassociation.org

 

Golf Club Demo Day #3 at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Sep 15, 2018 | 10:00AM – 03:30PM

Join us at the Bear Mountain Golf Course driving range on  September 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for free club demos and fitting by Cleveland Golf and Srixon.

Demo clubs will be available for sale at the BMGC pro shop.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43102 Goldmine Drive

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

 

 

 

Labor Day Party in Big Bear!

Your Guide to Big Bear Lake this Weekend

Summer is almost over, so let’s party in the mountains!  Big Bear Lake is one of the best places to celebrate the holidays. With amazing restaurants, bars, hiking trails, lake romps, live music of all kinds, and other endless activities, Big Bear is the best and closest destination for a party! With so much going on, we’d like to give you some inside information about the events this weekend from a local’s perspective. So get yourselves up here and have some fun while beating the heat!

Food

For an amazing night out, you should start with an amazing lunch! The Big Bear Lake Brewing Company has some great food and chill atmosphere. Their Craft Brewery & GastroPub is a unique and exciting change sure to liven up Big Bear. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menu Seven Days a week! here’s what someone had to say!

“What an amazing place! Wife and I rode the bike up yesterday from Palmdale. Food was awesome, had the Avocado bomb! Delicious….. The beer was as awesome and refreshing after a long ride. Service 2nd to none…. we will be back”

– Steve Smith

 

Live Music

If you would like to enjoy an amazing live show, The Cave is the place to be. It has a world class stage with a full sound system, lighting, lasers, and 3 bars. The Cave has national and local shows every weekend, of every genre you can imagine! They allow all ages, and are equipped with a full selection of drinks. It’s an amazing place to spend the evening, and a great place to take the whole family. This weekend is a Rush tribute and Hermans hermits featuring Peter Noone!

Visions: Rush tribute

Aug 31 | 6:30pm | $15 | Full Bar | All Ages

“A SPIRIT WITH A VISION, IS A DREAM, WITH A MISSION…”

We have a VISION to bring the world renowned RUSH concert to the masses. Since the announcement that Rush has officially retired from the touring scene, their diehard fans the world over, are in need of their fix of live Rush music. While many tributes find it necessary to get the “look” of the band just right with wigs and other attire, Visions believes that the music is #1. The common Rush Head is very skeptical of anyone attempting to reproduce Rush music with any proficiency, not to mention very quick to point out ANY mistakes. With this in mind, and being die hard Rush fans ourselves, the choice to make sure every nuance of a song, from samples to vocal harmonies to analog keyboards, is the priority.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Hermans Hermits feat Peter Noone

Sept 1 | 6:30pm | $45 | Full Bar | All Ages

Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. As a child, he played “Stanley Fairclough” in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. He was also featured in the television series Knight Errant, Family Solicitor and Monro’s Saki Stories.

At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “No Milk Today” “The End of the World” “Leaning On A Lamp Post”, and “Dandy”. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over fifty-two million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Events

Thursday Mountain Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Aug 30, 2018 | 05:00PM – 08:00PM

Thursday Mountain Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Beginner and Intermediate Rides thru Mid-September from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Meets at Goldsmiths Sports at 5:30 pm
Beginner and Intermediate MTB Ride

Advanced Rides thru Mid-September from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Meets at Starbucks at 5pm
Advanced Riders Only

Please email or visit website for more information

Location: Goldsmith’s Board and Ski Shop at 42017 Big Bear Blvd and Starbucks at 42140 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: e-mail: bigbearcycling@gmail.com Website: www.bigbearcycling.com

 

The 3rd Annual Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Bear Mountain

Sep 01, 2018 – Sep 02, 2018

The Big Bear Kids Adventure Games features a kid sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a ‘natural terrain’ inspired obstacle course. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more.  This is a fun and confidence building outdoor experience for kids ages 6-14. A great day out for the whole family!

Skills Clinic for Kids  (Separate registration) on Saturday with races from 9am til early afternoon on Sunday with Awards Ceremony at 2pm

For more full schedule and other information visit http://www.kidsadventuregames.com/case-studies/bear-mountain-ca/
 

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: : https://bit.ly/2uBbmAD

 

9th Annual “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

Sep 01, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Join the Rodriders of Big Bear for its annual “Cool Run in the Mountains ” Car Show benefiting DOVES & Local Animal Rescue Programs

All cars are welcome regardless of year, make or model. There will be sponsor raffles, opportunity drawings and awards to the top 20 entries.

To register your “ride” please visit www.rodridersofbigbear.com

Spectators are admitted FREE of charge.

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

Contact: Tel: (562) 505-5755 Website: www.rodridersofbigbear.com

 

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Sep 01, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

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

Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

 

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Sep 02, 2018 | 09:00AM – 11:00AM

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Community Road Rides Every Saturday thru mid-October from 9am to 11am
Meets at Copper Q at 9am
Beginner to advanced rides available – Local, 17 or 32 Mile Routes Around Lake

Community Mountain Bike Ride Every Saturday thru September from 9am to 11am
Meets at  Chains Required at 9am

Please e-mail or visit website for more information

Location: Copper Q at 645 Pine Knot or Chains Required at 41869 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: e-mail: bigbearcycling@gmail.com Website: www.bigbearcycling.com

What’s Going on this Weekend?

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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!

 

Concerts

Faster Pussycat

Hollywood sleaze rockers Faster Pussycat made their mark in the world with a self-titled debut in 1987 and the 1989 gold album Wake Me When It’s Over, which spawned the hit single and video “House of Pain.”

The band originally formed in 1985, famously taking its name from the Russ Meyer oult film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! During their early commercial peak the band line-up was Taime Downe (vocals), Greg Steele (guitar), Brent Musoat (guitar), Kelly Nickels (bass) and Mark Michals (drums).

Prior to the band’s break-up in 1992, Downe had already been working with the ground breaking industrial collective Pigface. After Pussycat, he formed the darkly brilliant Newlydeads, along with Kyle Kyle (Bang Tango). A Newlydeads self-titled LP appeared in 1997. They released a remix project called Re-Bound shortly thereafter and Dead End in 2001. That same year Downe resurrected a rock-driven, more evolved Faster Pussycat with original members Muscat (guitar_ and Steele (guitar) playing alongside Newlydeads Xristian Simon (guitar), Danny Nordahl (bass), and Chad Stewart (drums)

Grab your tickets here!

 

Berlin feat Terri Nunn

This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, founded by bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboard player David Diamond, made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. The group was filled out by guitarist Rick Olsen, keyboard player Matt Reid, and drummer Rob Brill. Berlin’s first full-length LP was the gold Love Life in 1984. In 1985, the group was pared down to a trio of Crawford, Nunn, and Brill. Berlin topped the charts in 1986 with the single “Take My Breath Away,” the love theme from the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.

Nunn left for a solo career in 1987, and Crawford and Brill teamed up in the Big F. In 1999, the band reunited to record some new studio material and also performed a concert, which, along with the new songs, was released as 2000’s Berlin Live: Sacred and Profane. This was followed a year later by a flurry of recording sessions that included co-writing tracks with Billy Corgan, among others. The end result, Voyeur, was their first full-length studio release in over 15 years.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Events

Sunset Dinner Cruises on Miss Liberty with The Liberty Ramblers

Aug 24, 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) 866-8129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

 

Glow Golf #3 at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Aug 24, 2018 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

Light up the night with Glow Golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course on select dates this summer. Come play a round under the stars with cart, glow ball, and dinner + fountain drink or draft beer included. This nighttime fun is open to players of all ages and abilities, but spaces are limited so reserve your spot today.

Join us August 24-25 at Bear Mountain Golf Course for Glow Golf – a 9-hole extravaganza with a lighted course and balls. The event will begin with dinner and drinks at 7:00 p.m. Shotgun will start at 8:00 p.m., ending at approximately 10:00 p.m.

A $59 ticket includes:
Dinner (finger foods)
One (1) Draft beer or Fountain Soda
Glow Ball
Golf with Cart

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8002 Website: https://bit.ly/2qmbDV6

 

Old Miners Horseshoe Tournament at the Mountain Bar & Grill

Aug 25, 2018 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

The Old Miners Horseshoe Tournament welcomes all skill levels to compete for T-shirts and a trophy in a double-elimination, blind draw tournament. Come join the fun at the at  the tournament’s new location, The Mountain Bar & Grill.

Registration from 9 a.m. – 10a.m. Starts at 10:00 a.m. until Sunset

Entry Fee is $25 .  FREE to Spectators .

Please call, e-mail or visit website for more details.

Location: The Mountain Bar & Grill at 42164 Moonridge Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 379-9812 E-mail: s14james@aol.com Website: www.oldminers.org

 

DIY Ceramic Coasters at Yarn Designers Boutique

Aug 25, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM

DIY Ceramic Coasters $20, 6-8pm 

Decorate your own ceramic coasters on Saturday Night, we have a special guest teach who will show you some cool new techniques with alcohol inks. Bring some inspiration for what kind of design you want to put on your tile.

For more information visit: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/alcohol-inks-on-tile-coasters

To register call us at (909) 584-9715

Location: Yarn Designers Boutique at 439 West Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-9715 Website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com

 

The Inaugural Fireman’s Ball at the Big Bear Convention Center

Aug 25, 2018 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

Celebrate with the Big Bear Fire Department on Saturday, August 25,2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center and hosted by the Big Bear Professional Firefighters’ Association.

Big Bear Fire Department Firefighters ask the community to join them at this fun-filled ball that will honor Big Bear Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year and raise funds to support their continued commitment to the community.

“This Department works for and with the Big Bear Community and we hope the Community will join us to share in this celebration that honors the past and present successes of our Fire Department as we look forward to the Future” stated Fire Captain and Association President Dan Rogers. Dinner will be catered by Wyatt’s, entertainment by Big Bear’s own Mountain Top Strings, Live and silent auctions, and live music that is sure to get everyone dancing will fill-out the evening of festivities.

Reservations are required. Please call or visit website to register and for more deatils

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel:(951) 533-1542 Website: www.event.pingg.com/bbpfafiremansball

 

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Aug 26, 2018 | 09:00AM – 11:00AM

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Community Road Rides Every Saturday thru mid-October from 9am to 11am
Meets at Copper Q at 9am
Beginner to advanced rides available – Local, 17 or 32 Mile Routes Around Lake

Community Mountain Bike Ride Every Saturday thru September from 9am to 11am
Meets at  Chains Required at 9am

Please e-mail or visit website for more information

Location: Copper Q at 645 Pine Knot or Chains Required at 41869 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: e-mail: bigbearcycling@gmail.com Website: www.bigbearcycling.com

 

 

 

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!

 

Concerts

X | Ellecttrodomestico

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

EXENE CERVENKA – JOHN DOE – BILLY ZOOM – DJ BONEBRAKE
THE FACT IS, NO ONE SOUNDS LIKE X AND NO ONE EVER WILL.
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.

 

Events

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 Week in Big Bear

Your Guide to Big Bear Lake this Weekend

Want to see a concert, watch WALL-E at the ski resort, enjoy some bad ass burgers? Big Bear has everything you need, from amazing restaurants, family events, fun filled bars, live music, hiking, lake activities, and a lot more! With so much going on, we’d like to give you some inside information about the events this weekend from a local’s perspective. So get yourselves up here and have some fun while beating the heat!

Live Music

If you would like to enjoy an amazing live show, The Cave is the place to be. It has a world class stage with a full sound system, lighting, lasers, and 3 bars. The Cave has national and local shows every weekend, of every genre you can imagine! They allow all ages, and are equipped with a full selection of drinks. It’s an amazing place to spend the evening, and a great place to take the whole family. This weekend Save Ferris and She Wants Revenge are coming to Big Bear!

AbbaFab: tribute to Abba

August 3 | 6:30pm | $15 | Full Bar | All Ages

ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational Anne Davies, Chelsea Faulds, Scotty Pearson, Nick Davies and a line up of stellar musicians.

This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others. From the earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on an ABBA journey that is unmatched. Our vocalists and musicians have toured the world as solo artists and as band members and have come together to create the most entertaining ABBA tribute on the market today.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Freddie Mcgregor

August 4 | 6:30pm | $20 | Full Bar | All Ages

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, Freddie McGregor, O.D., has made significant contributions to Reggae music since inception, and has also helped to shape it with his conscious lyrics and Philly-Soul style for over 50 years. Equally adept as a romantic crooner or as an emissary of strong cultural messaging, his undeniable vocal ability boasts hits like Push Come to Shove, Africa Here I Come, I Was Born A Winner, Guantanamera, his signature Big Ship, Lock Dem’ Down and Bangarang (both chart topping hits from album “Comin’ in Tough”) and American soul classics like, Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely (Ronnie Dyson) and Can I Change My Mind (by Tyrone Davis). With his profound natural talent and influenced by legends Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy and many others, Freddie finessed his craft to become one of reggae’s greatest singers. Early tracks like Why Did You Do It and Do Good and Good Will Follow You propelled his career in the mid-sixties. He followed the group the Claredonians to Kingston and later teamed up with Ernest “Fitzroy” Wilson to form the duo Fitzie and Freddie recording for Coxone Dodd’s Studio One label.

Grab your tickets here!

Events

“Wilderness Living” Big Bear Quilt Show at The Lodge

Aug 03, 2018 10:00AM – Aug 04, 2018 05:00PM

The 2018  Quilt Show “Wilderness Living” at the Lodge in the Village produced by the Big Bear Lake Quilters Guild. Vendors and Marketplace

Friday, August 4th, 10 am-6:00 pm
Saturday, August 5th, 10 am-5 pm
Contest Drawings at 4:45 pm on Saturday

Admission ONLY $5

Please e-mail or visit website for more details

Location: The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Holiday Inn Resort at 40650 Village Drive

Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakequiltersguild.com Email: ​ BBLquiltersguild@gmail.com

 

Paint and Sip at Barrel 33 in the Village

Aug 03, 2018 6:00PM – 08:00PM

Join us for an evening of painting, wine tasting, and fun with new friends! Barrel 33 is now hosting Bi-Weekly Paint and Sips with Craft to Treasure! Call in advance, we book up fast! The event …

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

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

 

First Fridays Star Parties at Bear Valley Farms

Aug 03, 2018 | 08:00PM – 10:00PM

First Fridays Under the Stars

Join Bear Valley Astronomers at Bear Valley Farms for an amazing Star Party in an ideal location. Local astronomers will talk about the events in the night sky while sharing their telescopes and expertise. Guests are welcome to BYOB and bring their own blankets and chairs to relax under the stars.

July 6: 8pm-10pm
August 3: 8pm-10pm
September 7: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Tickets are $10 and available at ffstarparties.eventbrite.com

Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/225846301349680/

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 East Big Bear Blvd

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

 

The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Aug 04, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and 4-5, 11-12 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 or visit website

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

Contact: Tel: (626) 623-9907 Website: www.bbvrsinc.com

 

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: WALL-E

Aug 04, 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

Click Here for more details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

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

What’s Up in Big Bear This Weekend!

This Weekend in Big Bear

Once you step foot in the brewery, you witness the operations we have going on there. Huge distillers in a room with glass walls, and nice places to sit everywhere you choose to settle. We pride ourselves on our high quality food and beer selection, and know that you will love the atmosphere of the place. After you’re done eating and drinking, you have the whole downtown area to explore! On the Big Bear Lake Village strip, you will find some awesome stores, gift shops, bars, and restaurants. You can even find a high caliber music venue called The Cave, which has acts like Less Than Jake, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Wailers, Ted Nugent, Puddle of Mudd, Pato Banton, Wynonna and the Big Noise, and many more. It is open every weekend with live music, and has a wide range of genres and styles.

 

Food!

 

Our Craft Brewery & GastroPub is a unique and exciting change sure to liven up Big Bear. Serving a Lunch and Dinner menu Seven Days a week! Check out our Pepperoni Pizza, a flat bread crust with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese & pepperoni slices! You can also enjoy some of our home-made beer made with love! All of the food we make here is prepared with the highest quality ingredients, and cooked by some of the best chefs on the mountain!

“We always eat here when we are up the mountain and the service and food is ALWAYS great! They know how to ROCK a Bloody Mary and their chocolate porter is incredible! The pesto caprese pasta is delicious as is the Widow maker burger and the avocado bomb!!”

– Amanda Olivas

 

This Weekend’s Concerts!

English Beat

June 29 | 6:30pm | $25 | Full bar | All Ages

Dave Wakeling and The English Beat are coming back to The Cave in Big Bear Lake, Ca. on June 29th!

WHAT THE PRESS HAS TO SAY:

There are certain things one just isn’t bold enough to ever expect… [one] such moment was seeing ska legends/pioneers English Beat… I’ve sent countless evenings at ska shows while growing up, but this was the perfect first/biggest ska show of 2010. – BEYOND RACE MAGAZINE

The English Beat’s influence was incalculable… – Allentown Morning Call

“… [Dave] Wakeling and his crew played 90 minutes worth of hits, deep cuts, some General Public chestnuts and a few new songs… every song was met with recognition and applause.” – River Front Times

Buy Tickets to English Beat!

 

Queen Nation

June 30 | 6:30pm | $15 | Full Bar | All Ages

There is little doubt among the pure rock community that the legendary band Queen and lead performer Freddie Mercury earn high ranks as one of the most powerful and iconic groups in rock history. Queen, the kings of arena rock, performed to packed stadiums around the globe for over two decades. Freddie took showmanship by a rock front man to a new untapped level and was undisputedly crowned the lord of arena rock. He mesmerized audiences with his charismatic energy and larger than life stage persona. Upon his death in 1991, a huge void was left in the rock concert world, which to this day has not yet been matched.

Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, was formed in 2004. Queen Nation consists of: Gregory Finsley on vocals & keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts.

Queen Nation’s live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You – Bohemian Rhapsody – We Are The Champions – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – You’re My Best Friend – Another One Bites The Dust – Under Pressure and many more. They have performed in front of thousands of people at casinos, fairs, festivals and private affairs.

Buy Tickets to Queen Nation!

 

Big Bear Events

 

Dinosaurs at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Jun 29, 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

Visit Gold Rush Adventures!

 

Millesime Cellars Tasting Event at Barrel 33 in the Village

Jun 29, 2018 | 12:00PM – 06:00PM

Join us for a Wine Tasting event hosted by Millesime Cellars! Brittany has a wine tasting room in Camarillo, and gets her grapes from Santa Ynez. She features delicious oraganic unfiltered wine.

We will have appetizers and food pairings available throughout the event.

Admission is $20. Please call or visit website for more information

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

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

Visit Barrel 33!

 

Summer Crochet-A-Long, Stevie Nicks Style Circular Vest at Yarn Designers Boutique

Jun 29, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM
Friday Nights from June 22nd-July 27th, 6-8pm

Crochet along with designer Gena Hester as she shows you all the ins and outs of creating her stunning summer vest. This is a 5-6 week session (depending on the pace of the group) that will meet on Friday nights 6-8pm.

This is a great project that can be worn multiple ways. Once you get your gauge right, I’ll show you how to adapt this vest to any size, so if you’re looking for a creative project to share with your teen during the summer holidays why not create this beautiful project together?

If you need to learn to crochet in advance of this CAL please drop in to our free classes and help session on Tuesdays 4-6pm, and Saturdays 3-5pm.

Each session is formatted so that we walk you through the tricky bits and get you started on the stitch pattern that you will need to repeat and work on in between weekly sessions. If at any point during the week you get stuck on your pattern, or if you can’t make a Friday session and you need to make it up, you’re always welcome to drop in to our help sessions as well, Tuesdays 4-6 and Saturdays 3-5pm.

Our last session will end in a Friday night excursion into town where we all show off our vests!

For more information visit: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/summer-cal-circular-crocheted-vest

To register call us at (909) 584-9715

Location: Yarn Designers Boutique at 439 West Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-9715 Website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com

Visit Yarn Designers Boutique!

 

Paint and Sip at Barrel 33 in the Village

June 29th |  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of painting, wine tasting, and fun with new friends! Barrel 33 is now hosting Bi-Weekly Paint and Sips with Craft to Treasure! Call in advance, we book up fast! The event …

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

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

Paint and Sip!

 

Glow Golf #1 at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Jun 29, 2018 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

Join us June 29-30 at Bear Mountain Golf Course for Glow Golf – a 9-hole extravaganza with a lighted course and balls. The event will begin with dinner and drinks at 7:00 p.m. Shotgun will start at 8:00 p.m., ending at approximately 10:00 p.m.

A $59 ticket includes:
Dinner (finger foods)
One (1) Draft beer or Fountain Soda
Glow Ball
Golf with Cart

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive

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

Glow Golf!

 

Goat Yoga at Bear Valley Farms

Jun 30, 2018 | 09:00AM – 10:00AM

Goat Yoga is launching at Bear Valley Farms!

Join us on a beautiful Summer Saturday, from 9am to 10am June 23rd through July 28th, at our 30-acre Farm and practice yoga alongside some of our adorable baby and full-size goats.The sessions will be led by Big Bear Yoga’s Lisa Ann.

Bring your own yoga mat. Or, if you don’t have one, we can provide a mat for you.

WE DO EXPECT TO SELL OUT, SO PURCHASE IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT.

To register: BBGoatYoga.Eventbrite.com

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 East Big Bear Blvd

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

Goat Yoga!

 

Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 2 – High Air Competition

Jun 30, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Get ready to pump, whip, and catch some air.

Join us on Saturday, June 30 the kick off of Summit Series #1 – the High Air Competition.

Other contest dates and categories include:
Series #1 Longest Jump Competition: Saturday, June 16, 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 30. 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 details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2IHKRy6

Visit Snow Summit Bike Race!

 

Art on the Corner

Jun 30, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

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

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday June 30th and July 1st

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

 

Mystery Craft Class at Yarn Designers Boutique

Jun 30, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM

Join us on Saturday and be surprised! We’re coming up with some new dyeing, weaving and other crafty classes so we’re not exactly sure what this class will be.

But if you’re up for a surprise, and want to be our guinea pig, we’ll welcome you and show you a good time. Class will run 6-8pm and will be family friendly, age 8 and above.

Class fee is $20 and will include everything you’ll need to go home with a finished ‘thing’.

For more information visit: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/mystery-class

To register call us at (909) 584-9715

Location: Yarn Designers Boutique at 439 West Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-9715 Website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com

Craft Class!

 

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Jun 30, 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

Movies in the Meadow!

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

 

 

Concerts

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!

Get Tickets Here!

 

Events

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.

Awards
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!