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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!

 

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

A Beautiful Weekend in Big Bear

This Weekend in Big Bear

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 Lake. 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? How about paint and sip some wine? There is also our 17th annual Renaissance Fair! We have it all happening right here this weekend.

Concerts in the Mountains!

Country Night at The Cave

About Redwood Black

Redwood Black came to life in 2017. Members JT Harker, Joe Devenney, Alex Seller, Todd Coogan, and Joe Conner, previously were known as the band Honky Tonk Boombox. Residing in the metropolis of Los Angeles, California, their sound combines the richness and depth of California’s country music heritage and a rock/pop edge that only comes from being immersed in the LA music scene. The band released their debut single “Murder In Georgia” in late 2017. To get all the latest news and updates, sign up for their mailing list below. See you on the road!

About Rob Leines

Rob Leines’ music originated in the Southeast within the Appalachian Mountains.  With the influence of Country, Rock and Roll, and Blues, his unique Americana sound was born on the hills of Tennessee.  Soon after Leines expanded to the west. While welding and metal working for the oil and gas industry along the pacific coast, Rob’s music took on a more raw and gritty side. The blue collar lifestyle and southern roots make for a genuine representation of the American songwriter through his music.  The Rob Leines Band is a fresh sound, with a rowdy charisma and attitude that country rock needs. His upcoming album, “Bad Seed” will be released MAY 13th

About The Rhyolite Sound

Formed in Las Vegas, NV in 2013, The Rhyolite Sound bring their own desert honky tonk to the stage blending elements of Outlaw, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, Blues, and Rock N Roll. Their aim is to attract the hardest core traditionalist as well as the most casual country music fan with a live show that’s raucous and rowdy, containing plenty of banter in between songs to keep their audience entertained. Delicately weaving their melodies and harmonies alongside madness and mayhem, The Rhyolite Sound are purveyors of pure honky tonk in an impure world.

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

$10 | $20 | $30 + applicable fees.

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

Get your tickets here!

 

Geoff Tate’s 30th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime

When most musicians record solo albums, it’s because they need an outlet for material that doesn’t fit the scope of their band. That wasn’t the case with Geoff Tate. While there’s very little on his solo debut that couldn’t fit within the ever-evolving musical scope of Queensrÿche, the difference for the vocalist lies in the expression of those songs, and how they actually came to fruition.

“The problem when you’re in a creative environment is keeping things fresh and invigorating, and after working with the same people for twenty years, it gets very difficult—You walk into the room, and everybody knows what everybody is going to do,” explains the frontman. “There’s no spark of new blood, the chemistry is very tried and true, and you just keep coming up with the same ways of expressing yourself. What’s nice about doing a side project with new people, is that it’s a whole new breed, and a bunch of new ideas, musical backgrounds, emotional baggage, and whatever else it takes to create. It’s a whole new set of parameters, so it’s all new, everyone has ideas you haven’t heard before, and everyone is throwing them against the wall. It takes on a whole new life.”

Get your tickets here!

 

Big Bear Events

29th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 10, 2018 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 29th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at  4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

 

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

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

 

Dinosaurs at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Aug 10, 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

 

2nd Annual Ryan Hall’s “Conquer the Wall” at Snow Summit

Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

The 2nd Annual Ryan Hall “Conquer the Wall” takes place on August 11th with proceeds to benefit the BBHS Cross Country Program

When Olympian Ryan Hall began his journey as a runner, it all started here. Ryan grew up only 5 minutes away from Snow Summit and incorporated weekly 1 mile timed runs up “The Wall” ski run.  The current high school cross country team in Big Bear still utilizes this course every summer for their training, hoping to reach the heights that Ryan Hall established.  Three State Champions later….it seems to be working!

Event begins at 9:00 am at Snow Summit

Race Packet pickup: Friday August 10th from 3-8 p.m. at Nottingham’s Resort 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake and Saturday a.m. from 7-8:30 at Snow Summit.

Parking will be at Snow Summit. ? Participants will receive a pass for free chair lift back down the mountain.  Spectators who wish to view the finish from the top will need to separately purchase a chair lift ticket or hike up. There is a separate hiking trail to get to the top.

Please also note that “Conquer the Wall” is asking for donations of used running/basketball/soccer shoes that will help local fundraising efforts in partnership with Angel Bins . During the race, we will be taking donations of athletic shoes – running, basketball, or soccer cleats – that are still in good condition.  For more information on Angel Bins please Click Here

Please call or visit website for full details and to register

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 543-9159 Website: www.conquerthewall.org or Snow Summit Website: https://bit.ly/2qkKItD

 

Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 3 – Best Whip Competition

Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

Join us on Saturday, August 11th for  Summit Series #3 – Best Whip Competition.

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 August 11. 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://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/summer/things-to-do/events/event-detail?url=snow-summit-series-3&day=11&month=8&year=2018

 

The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Aug 11, 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

 

Let’s Paint! at the Yarn Designers Boutique

Aug 11, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM

Let’s Paint!

Bring the whole family down to create a unique artwork this Saturday. Guest artist Maria has years of experience teaching people of all ages and skill levels to paint. Everyone is welcome!  

The class only takes two hours and you will go home with a brand new 16”x 20” acrylic painting. Class fee is $35 which includes all your materials and instruction, plus get a coupon for 10% off additional painting supplies to get you set up at home!

For more information visit: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/maria-painting-party

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

 

 

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