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This Weekend in Big Bear

What’s going on in Big Bear this weekend?

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


First things first… Eat some Food!

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

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

–  Woodward Stephen Cox


Want to see a Epic Concert?

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

Al Jardine – Surf Rock Legend

Al Jardine at The Cave

Al Jardine at The Cave

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

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

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Puddle of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd at The Cave

Puddle of Mudd at The Cave

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

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

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Events around Big Bear this Weekend

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

Jun 16, 2018 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website:


22nd Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 16, 2018 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Holcomb Valley Trail Run

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

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

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website:


20th Anniversary of the Big Bear Discovery Center Celebration

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

Jun 16, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

20th Anniversary at The Discovery Center

20th Anniversary at The Discovery Center

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

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

Please call or visit our website,, for program times.

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

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

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website:



Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 1 – Longest Jump Competition

Jun 16, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website:


Saturdays at Bear Valley Farms

Bear Valley Farms

Bear Valley Farms

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


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

Contact: Tel: (909) 547-5424 Website:


Wildwood Oak Tasting Event at Barrel 33 in the Village

Jun 16, 2018 | 02:00PM – 05:00PM

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

For more details please call or visit website

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0838 Website:


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

Jun 16, 2018 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

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

Please call or visit website for details. FREE admission

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

Contact: Tel: 909-585-3000 Website:


Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: Rango

Jun 16, 2018 | 08:00PM – 11:00PM

Movies in the Meadow Summer Series at Snow Summit

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

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

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (844) GO2 – BEAR Website:


Check out all of our events!

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!

Your Trip to Big Bear: Food & 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 I’d like to provide some guidance from a local’s perspective.

Dish of the Week: Avocado Bomb

What is green, stuffed with spicy ahi, topped with our crab & shrimp cake, dressed with chipotle aioli and ponzu dipping sauce? Yeup. The Avocado Bomb.

Our signature dish! The avocado bomb is a honey ale tempura battered avocado, spicy sashimi ahi, crab & shrimp cake, ponzu, chipotle aioli & wonton crisps. Only want a taste? Try a half order! Paris great with our “Honey Blonde Ale!” This is one of the hottest dishes in town. Everyone loves our signature Avocado Bomb!




For a kickass show, the place to go is The Cave in The Village. The Cave is the only live music venue in Big Bear and puts on a full show with a world class sound system, laser shows, and top tier bands. This weekend we have a local EDM and Punk Rock show on May 18th, followed by Dave Mason on May 19th! The Cave has shows every weekend, and will always show you a good time. There is not a bad seat in the house!

Check out the Shows!



Kodiak Kids Trail Run

On May 17th we are having our Kodiak Kids Trail Run Series #1 at Woodland Trail from 4:00PM – 06:00PM. Kodiak Kids present their annual 4 part Trail Run Series set to take place in 2018 at Woodland Trail and Snow Summit.

Kodiak Kids Trail Run Series #1: Thursday May 17th at Woodland Trail

Kodiak Kids Trail Run Series #2: Thursday May 31st at Woodland Trail

Kodiak Kids Trail Run Series #3: Thursday August 9th at Snow Summit

Kodiak Kids Trail Run Series #4: Thursday August 23rd at Snow Summit

More info here!


Opening Day at Bear Mountain Gold Course

Bear Mountain features a nine-hole golf course at 7,000 ft.Whether you’re new to the game, a scratch golfer, or somewhere in-between, Bear Mountain is a great place to learn the basics, work out the kinks, or post your lowest score yet.
Join us May 18 for the opening day of the Bear Mountain Golf Course. Big Bear Mountain Resort offers various golf activities from leagues to driving ranges.

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive

More info here!


Spartan Race

Spartan Returns to Big Bear Lake on May 19-20, 2018 with a Beast and Sprint Weekend.  This is a Spartan United States National Series Event that will be broadcast worldwide.
Taking place on Snow Summit  Resort the race can access elevations as high as 8,200 ft and take you back down 1,200 ft of vertical drop
On Friday May 18th Spartan will host an Open House, Athlete Dinner and Concert at Snow Summit.

Register here!


Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

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

More info here!


1st Annual PubFest at Big Bear Lake

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

PubFest Details

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

Where: At the following participating locations:

$20 | $35 + Applicable Taxes & Fees

Buy Tickets to the Pub Fest

Now Serving Breakfast!

Yup! We are now serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 8AM – 10:30AM at Big Bear Lake Brewing Company!

Check out the menu below for all of our delicious choices.

Happy Veterans Day!

Thank you to all the Veterans that have served the Red, White, and Blue. We appreciate the sacrifices you have made to keep our Freedoms.

We invite you to come in and take 20% off meals, with military ID, all day!

Big Bear Comedy Festival: Poisoned

November 4th & 5th Big Bear Comedy Festival is taking over Big Bear and putting a punch line on the weekend with us at Big Bear Lake Brewing Company!

Poisoned, comedians a little buzzed on stage. That means no filter and drunk banter from around 15 funny comedians tuned up just for you. Laugh it up and drink yourself silly!

Time: 11PM
Price: Advance $15 Door $20
Rated: Adult
Line Up: To Be Announced

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$5 Hot Drinks Today!

To celebrate Columbus Day and the start of Fall here in Big Bear, we are offering $5 hot drinks all day!

Come on out and have one of the following:

Nutty Russian
3 Olives Vanilla Vodka, Amaretto fresh organic coffee, whip cream & a dash of nutmeg.

Jack Daniels Fire Wiskey, Tuaca vanilla citrus liqueur, fresh hot apple cider & a cinnamon stick.

Peppermint Patty
Hot Chocolate, irish cream, peppermint schnapps, whip cream & Creme de Mente drizzle.

Irish Coffee
Jameson Irish whiskey, fresh organic coffee, irish cream & whip cream.

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

To all you dad’s out there, Happy Father’s Day from Big Bear Lake Brewing Company!

To show appreciation on this special day, we would like to offer you 50% off beer flights to dad’s out celebrating with their family.

Have a wonderful day!

Locals get 10% off ENTIRE BILL every Thursday!

Big Bear is a tight knit community of awesome residence and we want to thank you for supporting us and Big Bear Lake Brewing Company.

That said, every Thursday we want to welcome any and all Big Bear, CA locals to join us at Big Bear Lake Brewing Company to enjoy 10% off YOUR ENTIRE BILL!

What’s the catch?

You have to show your server a valid ID with a Big Bear Address and this discount is not valid with any other discounts.

But I have a P.O. Box on my ID…

Not to worry, as long as it is 92314, 92315, 92333 or 92386 zip code you are all good!