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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!



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!



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



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



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 to register and for  more details

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 439 Pine Knot Avenue

Contact: Website:


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:




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!


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


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!



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: Website:


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

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: :


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

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:


“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: Website:

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

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

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

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


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




Uptown Funk – tribute to Bruno Mars

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

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

Get Tickets Here!



Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby

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

5 tagged fish worth $10K each!

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

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

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

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

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

More info here!


The Village Summer Wine Walk

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

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

TICKETS: $35 Pre-Sale until May 29th, $45 starting May 30th. Food Only $20. Purchase online at 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:

Check it out!